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

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

College of Professional and Continuing Education

Larry Carr, Dean
Dobbs Hall Room 100
Phone: 617-989-4256

Lifelong learning is a tradition at the Institute. The College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) helps the professional/ adult learners and degree candidates achieve their educational objectives by offering courses and programs designed for working adults. The College works directly with corporations, the professions, and government in developing specific educational programs at Wentworth. Students applying for associate, bachelor, or certificate programs in the evenings or Saturdays are academically counseled and admitted by the college.

Wentworth also has a long tradition of offering specialized workforce training and development courses and programs to people in technical fields. Certificates, courses, and seminars offered through the CPCE are both practical and rigorous, and combine theory and practice. Taught by instructors who are active and experienced in their disciplines, these courses provide individuals with the experience and credentials needed to make them more competitive in the job market. Some courses offer the knowledge necessary for licensing and certification in the fields of construction, electrician, HVAC, and welding. Students who have successfully completed the Computer Aided Drafting, Facilities Management, and/or Construction Certificate programs are eligible for advanced standing credit in certain CPCE associate degree programs. Please call the CPCE at 617-989-4300 for information on upcoming courses and programs of study.

Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Associate in Applied Science - Architectural Technology
  • Associate in Applied Science - Building Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Science - Building Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Science - Project Management
  • Master of Science - Construction Management
  • Professional Certificate - Professional Land Surveying

Architectural Technology
Leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program offers a diverse and intensive level of study providing students with an understanding of the built environment. Design methodology, technical knowledge, graphic language, and the other skills of contemporary architectural practice are emphasized. Graduates of AAT are often hired by architectural, construction, or engineering or facilities management firms.

Graduates of this program may enter Wentworth’s bachelor degree programs in Building Construction Management or Project Management.

Students entering this program should have basic knowledge of drafting techniques.

Students requesting advanced standing credit for architecture courses may be required to submit a portfolio of their work for review by department faculty.

Architectural Technology (AAT)

Major Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
ARCH145 Architectural CADD - - 4
ARCH184 Design I: Design Principles - - 4
ARCH195 Contract Drawing & Methods I - - 4
ARCH201 Contract Drawing & Methods II - - 4
ARCH216 Structural Design - - 4
BLDG150 Contracts & Codes - - 4
BLDG155 Construction Methods - - 4
BLDG210 Concrete Construction Methods - - 4
CCEV355 Basic Building Services - - 4
CMGT350 Project Estimating & Scheduling - - 4
HUMN105 Intro to Art & Architecture - - 4

General Education Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science Elective - - 3
ENGL105 English Composition - - 3
ENGL116 Literature and Composition - - 3
MATH225 College Math A - - 3
MATH230 College Math B - - 3
MATH235 College Math C - - 3
PHYS205 Physics A - - 3

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Building Construction Management
Leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of scheduling, surveying, CAD, estimating, programming, codes, and contracts. Graduates leave with a broad perspective on construction, including wood, masonry, concrete and steel, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.

Graduates are prepared to work on large commercial projects as well as residential construction. Possible job opportunities include job supervisors, inspectors, estimators, office managers, and field superintendents.

Graduates of this program may enter Wentworth’s bachelor’s degree programs in Building Construction Management or Project Management.

Building Construction Management (ABCM)

Major Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
BLDG150 Contracts and Codes - - 4
BLDG155 Construction Methods - - 4
BLDG200 Construction Estimating - - 4
CCEV115 Construction Graphics - - 4
CCEV241 Structural Design I - - 4
CCEV355 Basic Building Services - - 4
CCEV625 Construction Safety and Risk Management - - 4
CMGT420 Construction Project Scheduling - - 4
SURV100 Construction Surveying 2 4 4

General Education Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science - - 3
ELECTIVE General Education Elective - - 3
ENGL105 English Composition - - 3
ENGL116 Composition and Literature - - 3
MATH225 College Math A - - 3
MATH230 College Math B - - 3
MATH235 College Math C - - 3
PHYS205 Physics A - - 3

Management Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
MGMT415 Leadership and Management - - 4
MGMT418 Business Law - - 4

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Building Construction Management (BBCM)
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

This program emphasizes the business and management aspects of construction, preparing graduates for upper-level management positions and management of large complex projects. It provides the skills necessary to carry out a construction project from conception to completion, which includes maximizing human resource potential and monitoring and controlling, time, cost and quality.

Graduates of this program have been hired by construction and building design firms. Possible job opportunities include construction managers, project managers, field engineers, estimators, schedulers, and superintendents.

Building Construction Management (BBCM)

Major Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
BLDG150 Contracts and Codes - - 4
BLDG155 Construction Methods - - 4
BLDG200 Construction Estimating - - 4
CCEV115 Construction Graphics - - 4
CCEV241 Structural Design I - - 4
CCEV355 Basic Building Services - - 4
CCEV625 Construction Safety and Risk Management - - 3
CMGT208 Horizontal Construction - - 4
CMGT420 Construction Project Scheduling - - 4
CMGT445 Construction Project Control & Cost Analysis - - 4
CMGT550 Construction Management Theory - - 4
CMGT655 Senior Project - - 4
SURV100 Construction Surveying 2 4 4

General Education Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities - - 3
ELECTIVE Social Sciences - - 6
ELECTIVE General Education Elective - - 10
ECON110 Economics I - - 3
ENGL105 English Composition - - 3
ENGL116 Composition and Literature - - 3
MATH225 College Math A - - 3
MATH230 College Math B - - 3
MATH235 College Math C - - 3
PHYS205 Physics A - - 3

Management Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
CMGT460 Financing the Construction Project - - 4
MGMT390 Financial Accounting - - 3
MGMT415 Leadership and Management - - 4
MGMT418 Business Law - - 4

General Electives

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE General Electives - - 16

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Project Management (BPM)
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

This program aims to produce leaders for business, industry, and government. Students are introduced to contemporary theories of management, leadership, and teamwork, as well as accounting, computer software systems, marketing, finance, and communication skills. Courses in planning, policy, and practice are geared to running today’s enterprises.

Graduates of this program have been hired by a broad range of companies including computer, electronic, health, and manufacturing firms. Possible job opportunities include project managers, business analysts, project engineers, operations coordinators and field service engineers.

Project Management (BPM)

Major Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
COMM310 Professional Communications - - 3
MGMT330 Project Risk Management - - 3
MGMT Project Evaluation and Performance - - 3
MGMT Capstone - - 6
MGMT115 Introduction to Project Management - - 4
MGMT305 Organizational Behavior - - 3
MGMT307 Business Research Methods - - 3
MGMT309 Financial Accounting - - 3
MGMT415 Leadership and Management - - 4
MGMT435 Managerial Accounting - - 4
MGMT450 Financial Management - - 4
MGMT455 Project Planning, Scheduling & Control - - 4
MGMT560 Marketing Management - - 4

General Education Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities - - 6
ELECTIVE Social Sciences - - 9
ELECTIVE Science Elective - - 3
ELECTIVE General Education Electives - - 8
ENGL105 English Composition - - 3
ENGL116 Literature and Composition - - 3
MATH225 College Math A - - 3
MATH230 College Math B - - 3
MATH235 College Math C - - 3

General Electives

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE General Electives - - 39

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Construction Management
Leading to the Master of Science Degree

Program Mission Statement

The Master of Science in Construction Management at Wentworth Institute of Technology is a program of study for construction professionals. The program is designed to educate students in foundational post graduate management principles combined with relevant construction education and experience in topics that are specific to preparing and advancing professionals’ skills in administrative and executive leadership positions in design and construction companies and related disciplines. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available which allow for a variety of employment or educational opportunities including but not limited to working for general contractors, real-estate developers, sub-contractors, construction management and architectural/engineering firms, as well as advanced education and teaching options.

To accomplish this mission, the MSCM program has adopted the following goals to prepare students for professional and personal success:

  • Prepare students for advanced management and leadership positions.
  • Prepare students to pursue advanced educational opportunities.
  • Develop analytical reasoning skills for decision making.
  • Develop meta-cognitive and life-long learning skills.
  • Expose students to nationally and internationally recognized subject experts.
  • Expose students to the latest technological and managerial/leadership advancements and their effects on the construction industry.
  • Prepare and develop students from related disciplines such as planning, engineering and architecture to advance into the field of construction management

Construction Management (MSCM)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Course Name R L C
MGMT800 Business Relations & HR Management - - 3
MGMT810 Business Finance & Investments - - 3
Total - - 6

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Course Name R L C
MGMT820 Business Operations & Process Management - - 3
MGMT830 Economics & International Business - - 3
Total - - 6

THIRD SEMESTER

Course Course Name R L C
CCEV800 Research Methodology for CM - - 3
CCEV810 Executive Management for CM - - 3
Total - - 6

FOURTH SEMESTER

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE CM Elective I - - 3
ELECTIVE CM Elective II - - 3
Total - - 6

FIFTH SEMESTER

R L C
ELECTIVE CM Elective III - - 3
CCEV980 Capstone Research or Project Topics in CM - - 3
Total - - 6

SIXTH SEMESTER (Optional)

R L C
CCEV990 Thesis - - 6

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Elective courses may include the following:

  • CCEV900 Construction Informatics for CM
  • CCEV910 Advanced Building Systems for CM
  • CCEV920 International Construction for CM
  • CCEV930 Tunneling Construction for CM
  • CCEV940 Sustainability for CM
  • CCEV950 Construction Modeling for CM
  • CCEV960 Biotech and Health Building for CM

Professional Land Surveying (PLS)
Leading to a Professional Certificate

The Professional Land Surveying certificate program is intended for professionals currently working in the land surveying field, who are seeking to become a registered Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts. Competencies learned will be field measurement, survey calculations, evidence gathering and assessment, boundary determination, publication and presentation of final survey results, and the applicability of emerging technologies.

The PLS program is designed to be completed in one academic year when students complete 2 courses per semester. Students may opt to complete the program over a two-year period.

Professional Certificate in Professional Land Surveying (PLS)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Course Name R L C
SURV150 Overview of Surveying Technology 2 2 3
SURV160 Surveying Measurement I 2 2 3
Total 4 4 6

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Course Name R L C
SURV250 Legal Aspects of Land Surveying I 2 2 3
SURV340 Surveying Measurement II 2 2 3
Total 4 4 6

THIRD SEMESTER (Fall Semester)

Course Course Name R L C
SURV380 Massachusetts Regulations Affecting the Surveying Profession 2 2 3
SURV390 Legal Aspects of Land Surveying II 2 2 3
Total 4 4 6

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

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