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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) is committed to helping adult learners achieve their educational and career goals, with evening and weekend courses designed to accommodate their busy lifestyles. The College works directly with corporations, the professions, and government in developing specific educational programs that address the needs of adult learners. Students applying for associate, bachelor, masters 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 a number of technical fields. Certificates, courses, and seminars offered through 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 and welding. Students who have successfully completed a professional certificate program 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

Architectural Technology (AAT): 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.

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 3 2 4
BLDG210 Concrete Construction Methods 3 2 4
BLDG350 Project Estimating & Scheduling 3 2 4
BLDG355 Basic Building Services 3 2 4
HUMN105 Intro to Art & Architecture 3 0 3

General Education Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ENGL105 English Composition 3 0 3
ENGL116 Literature and Composition 3 0 3
MATH225 College Math A 3 0 3
MATH230 College Math B 3 0 3
MATH235 College Math C 3 0 3
PHYS205 Physics A 3 0 3

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

Building Construction Management (ABCM): 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.

Major Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
BLDG115 Construction Graphics 2 4 4
BLDG150 Contracts and Codes - - 4
BLDG155 Construction Methods 3 2 4
BLDG200 Construction Estimating - - 4
BLDG241 Structural Design I 3 2 4
BLDG355 Basic Building Services 3 2 4
BLDG420 Construction Project Scheduling 3 2 4
BLDG625 Construction Safety and Risk Management 3 2 4
SURV100 Construction Surveying 2 4 4

General Education Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science 3 0 3
ELECTIVE General Education Elective 3 0 3
ENGL105 English Composition 3 0 3
ENGL116 Composition and Literature 3 0 3
MATH225 College Math A 3 0 3
MATH230 College Math B 3 0 3
MATH235 College Math C 3 0 3
MGMT415 Leadership and Management 3 3 4
MGMT418 Business Law - - 4
PHYS205 Physics A 3 0 3

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.

Major Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
BLDG115 Construction Graphics 2 4 4
BLDG150 Contracts and Codes - - 4
BLDG155 Construction Methods 3 2 4
BLDG200 Construction Estimating - - 4
BLDG208 Horizontal Construction 2 0 2
BLDG241 Structural Design I 3 2 4
BLDG355 Basic Building Services 3 2 4
BLDG420 Construction Operations 3 2 4
BLDG425 Construction Project Scheduling 3 2 4
BLDG445 Construction Project Control & Cost Analysis 4 0 4
BLDG550 Construction Management Theory 3 2 4
BLDG625 Construction Safety and Risk Management 3 2 3
BLDG655 Senior Project - - 4
SURV100 Construction Surveying - - 4

General Education Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Social Sciences 6 0 6
ELECTIVE General Education Elective - - 10
ECON110 Economics I 3 0 3
ENGL105 English Composition 3 0 3
ENGL116 Composition and Literature 3 0 3
MATH225 College Math A 3 0 3
MATH230 College Math B 3 0 3
MATH235 College Math C 3 0 3
PHYS205 Physics A 3 0 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

Construction Management: Leading to the Master of Science Degree

Phil Hammond, Director of Graduate Programs
Dobbs Hall Room 109A
Phone: 617-989-4594

Program Mission Statement/Goals

The mission of the Master of Science in Construction Management program is to provide a course of study for construction professionals that seek to prepare them for executive positions in construction related firms. It educates 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 senior leadership positions. 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, government agencies, 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 metacognitive 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 move into the field of construction management

The MSCM program educates students in foundational business management principles and construction education and allows those who want to pursue an advanced terminal degree the opportunity to do so. Students must complete a minimum of 10 courses (30 credits) and may also choose to complete a 2-course (6 credits) thesis option. To fully integrate both academic and practical learning, each course will utilize both industry professionals as well as academic experts. This is a cohort-based, part-time program that can be completed in less than two years. Additionally, the program has an optional thesis designed to prepare students who want to pursue advanced study and subsequent teaching opportunities.

Construction Management (MSCM)

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Course Name R L C
MGMT800 Business Relations & HR Management 3 0 3
MGMT810 Business Finance & Investments 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6

Spring Semester

Course Course Name R L C
MGMT820 Business Operations & Process Management 3 0 3
MGMT830 Economics & International Business 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6

Summer Semester

Course Course Name R L C
CMGT800 Research Methodology for CM 3 0 3
CMGT810 Executive Management for CM 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6

Second Year

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

R L C
ELECTIVE CM Elective III - - 3
CMGT980 Capstone Research or Project Topics in CM 0 6 3
Total - - 6

Summer Semester (Optional)

R L C
CMGT990 Thesis - - 6

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

Construction Management Electives

During this two year MSCM program, students take three electives. Students take two of the following four electives in the second year, fall semester, and then in the following spring semester, they will take one more:

  • CMGT820 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation for CM
  • CMGT830 Real Estate Development for CM
  • CMGT840 Construction Law for CM
  • CMGT850 International Construction for CM

Other electives under consideration include: Construction Informatics for CM; Biotech and Health Buildings for CM; Advanced Building Systems for CM; Advanced Topics for CM; Claims for CM; Sustainability for CM.

Electronic Technology (AELT): Leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree

The associate degree in Electronic Technology (AELT) provides a basic knowledge of electrical engineering technology principles along with the required supporting knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals. The students of the AELT program develop a thorough foundation in circuit analysis, solid state principles, logic circuits, microcontrollers, control systems, communication and signal processing. The program is design oriented and students are encouraged to probe deeply into the areas they find to be of special interest to them. Learn from industry professionals working at Boston’s top engineering and project management firms.

Graduates of this program may move on to Wentworth’s bachelor degree program in Engineering Technology (BENT) with an electrical concentration, or in Project Management (BPM).

YEAR ONE
Semester 1 Course R L C
ELMC110 Engineering Graphics 2 4 4
MATH225 College Math A 3 0 3
Total 5 4 7
Semester 2 Course R L C
ELEC105 Circuit Theory 3 2 4
MATH230 College Math B 3 0 3
Total 6 2 7
Semester 3 Course R L C
ELEC195 Circuit Theory II 3 2 4
MATH235 College Math C 3 0 3
Total 6 2 7
YEAR TWO
Semester 1 Course R L C
PHYS210 College Physics I 3 2 4
ELEC200 Fundamentals of Electronic Devices 3 2 4
Total 6 4 8
Semester 2 Course R L C
ENGL105 English Composition 3 0 3
PHYS220 College Physics II 3 2 4
Total 6 2 7
Semester 3 Course R L C
ENGL116 Literature & Composition 3 0 3
ELEC180 Linear Integrated Circuits 3 2 4
Total 6 2 7
YEAR THREE
Semester 1 Course R L C
ELEC235 Logic Circuits 3 2 4
ELEC240 Intro to Microprocessors 3 2 4
Total 6 4 8
Semester 2 Course R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science 3 0 3
ELECXXX Capstone - - 2
ELECTIVE Technical Elective - - 4
Total - - 9

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

Engineering Technology (BENT): Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

This engineering technology program has an electronics concentration and provides students with a solid background in design, development and support of electronic systems. Graduates develop a thorough foundation in circuit analysis, solid state principles, logic circuits, microcontrollers, control systems, communications and signal processing.

Students can enter directly in this bachelor's program with an associate degree or by meeting the program pre-requisites.

Admissions Requirements

Subject Credits
English Composition and Literature and Composition 6
Humanities or Social Science 3
Mathematics (through precalculus) 9
Physics I & II 8
Circuit Theory I & II 8
Linear Integrated Circuits 4
Fundamentals of Electronic Devices 4
Logic Circuits 4
Introduction to Microprocessors 4
Technical Electives 10
Courses R L C
Semester 1
MATH280 Calculus I 4 0 4
COMP120 Computer Science I Using C 3 2 4
Total 7 2 8
Semester 2
MATH290 Calculus II 4 0 4
ELEC496 Advanced Sensors and Interfacing Systems 3 2 4
Total 7 2 8
Semester 3
MATH510 Calculus III 4 0 4
ELEC467 Electric Machines and Transformers 3 2 4
Total 7 2 8
Semester 4
ELECTIVE Humanities 4 0 4
ELEC505 Linear Network Analysis 3 2 4
Total 7 2 8
Semester 5
ELECTIVE Social Science 4 0 4
ELEC675 Digital Communication Systems 3 2 4
Total 7 2 8
Semester 6
MGMT415 Leadership and Management 3 2 4
ELEC575 Digital Signal Processing 3 2 4
Total 6 4 8
Semester 7
ELEC620 Feedback Control Systems 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Technical Elective - - 4
Total - - 8
Semester 8
ELEC601 Senior Project - - 4
ELECTIVE Technical Elective - - 4
Total - - 8

Facility Planning and Management (MSFM): Leading to the Master of Science Degree

Facility Management is the holistic management of real property and the infrastructure of an organization with the aim of improving the productivity of its core business. It is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organization; it integrates the principles of business administration, project management, architecture and the behavioral and engineering sciences.

The MSFM program is designed to combine common general management techniques with current facility management practices and technologies. The curriculum will provide graduates with the tools and managerial decision making processes related specifically to maintaining and managing the built environment.

Master of Science in Facility Management Mission Statement

The Master of Science in Facility Management is a program of study for facility management professionals. The program is designed to educate students in foundational post-graduate management principles combined with relevant facility management education and experience in topics that are specific to preparing and advancing professionals’ skills in administrative and executive leadership positions in corporate industry 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 business sector headquarters in industries such as healthcare, finance, education, high tech, and bio-tech, as well as advanced education and teaching options.

First Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
MGMT810 Business Finance and Investments 3 0 3
FMGT800 Project Management Applications 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6
Spring Semester Course R L C
MGMT811 Strategic Financial Decision Making 3 0 3
MGMT840 Executive Leadership 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6
Summer Semester Course R L C
FMGT830 Contemporary Issues in Managing Technology 3 0 3
MGMT845 Communication Strategies 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6

Second Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
FMGT820 Facility Operations 3 0 3
FMGT840 Energy/Sustainability 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6
Spring Semester Course R L C
FMGT980 Facility Management Capstone 3 0 3
MGMT825 Quantitative Methods in FM Research 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6
Summer Semester Course R L C
FMGT990 Facility Management Thesis 6 0 6
Total 6 0 6

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.

Major Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
COMM310 Professional Communications 3 0 3
MGMT115 Introduction to Project Management - - 4
MGMT305 Organizational Behavior 3 0 3
MGMT307 Business Research Methods 3 0 3
MGMT330 Project Risk Management 3 0 3
MGMT390 Financial Accounting 3 0 3
MGMT415 Leadership and Management 3 2 4
MGMT435 Managerial Accounting 4 0 4
MGMT450 Financial Management 4 0 4
MGMT455 Project Planning, Scheduling & Control 4 0 4
MGMT470 Project Evaluation and Performance - - 3
MGMT560 Marketing Management 4 0 4
MGMT655 Capstone - - 6

General Education Requirements

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities 6 0 6
ELECTIVE Social Sciences 9 0 9
ELECTIVE Science Elective - - 3
ELECTIVE General Education Electives - - 8
ENGL105 English Composition 3 0 3
ENGL116 Literature and Composition 3 0 3
MATH225 College Math A 3 0 3
MATH230 College Math B 3 0 3
MATH235 College Math C 3 0 3

General Electives

Course Course Name R L C
ELECTIVE General Electives - - 38

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

Technical elective options will include Power Systems Analysis, Embedded Microcontroller Systems Design, and Introduction to Nanotechnology.

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.

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

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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