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Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the Academic Catalog

Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
617-989-4213
coenm@wit.edu

Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115

The Wentworth Model: The Arioch Center @ Wentworth Programs

The curriculum model for The Arioch Center @ Wentworth has been structured to:

• provide access directly into either a bachelor or associate degree program based on the student’s previous academic preparation and educational and career needs

• provide access to preparatory courses prior to beginning an associate or baccalaureate degree program

• provide learning opportunities in the evening and on Saturday for those adult learners who are currently working and seeking career advancement, planning to change careers, interested in beginning a technological career, or considering graduate studies at a later time

• provide the prerequisite learning, knowledge, and technical problem-solving skills necessary to be competitive in a technological and business environment and for continuous learning throughout their careers In accordance with Wentworth’s curricular structure, all students are expected to satisfy specific Learning and Competency outcomes. These outcomes are designed to be an integral part of the student’s overall program of studies. The learning outcomes include:

  1. demonstrate a competent level of information literacy
  2. communicate effectively in multiple formats
  3. demonstrate competent problem solving skills
  4. understand the traits of good leadership
  5. work effectively in team
  6. understand ethical behavior
  7. understand the sustainable use of human, physical and economic resources 8) understand and appreciate historical and contemporary societal and global issues As part of the learning process students are expected to sequentially develop these skills along a continuum which emphasizes awareness, understanding, and competency.

To ensure that learning outcomes are being achieved the Institute has developed a curricular structure which incorporates a core of general studies. In accordance with these general study guidelines students are required to take, at minimum for an associate degree: two mathematics courses, one laboratory science, one computer literacy course, two communication courses, one humanities or social science elective, and ten prescribed courses related to their discipline. To receive a baccalaureate degree, in addition to completing the associate degree requirements, students must complete the following required courses at the baccalaureate level: one mathematics course, one course in professional communication, three courses in the area of humanities and social sciences, one general elective course, one course in engineering economy, one course in professional practice, nine prescribed courses related to their discipline, and a capstone course. This capstone requirement for graduating seniors provides an opportunity to demonstrate competency in problem-solving situations, proficiency in analytical writing, and presentation skills. Team and/or interdisciplinary projects, with clearly defined individual responsibilities, are encouraged.

Within this framework of general studies the curricular structure has been designed to permit students to take two courses per semester to enable them to complete their graduation requirements in a timely way. Academic credit will be based on the current academic semesters (14 weeks of classes and one week of exams) with one (1) contact hour equal to one (1) credit. An equivalent class-time experience is scheduled for the summer semester.


2009-2010 Programs of Instruction (The Arioch Center)
Academic Programs
Architectural Technology
Building Construction Management
Building Construction Management Professional Land Surveying
Project Management

Degree Title
A.A.S.
B.S.
P. Cert.
B.S.

Abbreviation
AAT
ABCM
BBCM
PLS
BPM

Key:
A.A.S. = Associate in Applied Science
B.S. = Bachelor of Science
P. Cert. = Professional Certificate

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