2014-2015 Academic Catalog: College of Professional and Continuing Education

Dr. Patrick Hafford, Dean
Dobbs Hall, Room 100
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, weekend, and online courses designed to accommodate their busy lifestyles. The College works directly with corporations, industry experts and government in developing specific educational programs that address the needs of adult learners. Students applying for associate, bachelor, masters degrees or certificate programs 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 real-world and rigorous, and combine theory and practice. Taught by instructors who are active and experienced in their disciplines, these courses provide students 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 view the CPCE website athttp://wit.edu/continuinged or call CPCE at 617-989-4300 for information on upcoming courses and programs of study.

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Architectural Technology

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.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 64

This program is planned to take three years if started without any incoming transfer credit.

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

 

Course

 

Credits

Major Requirements

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

BLDG355

Basic Building Services

4

BLDG350

Project Estimating & Scheduling

4

HUMN105

Intro to Art & Architecture

3

General Education Requirements

ENGL105

English Composition

3

ENGL116

English Literature and Composition

3

MATH225

College Math A

3

MATH230

College Math B

3

MATH235

College Math C

3

PHYS205

Physics A

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities or Social Science

3

 

Building Construction Management

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.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 64

This program is planned to take three years if started without any incoming transfer credit.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

 

Course

 

Credits

Major Requirements

BLDG115  

Construction Graphics

4

BLDG150  

Contracts and Codes

4

BLDG155  

Construction Methods

4

BLDG200  

Construction Estimating

4

BLDG241  

Structural Design I

4

BLDG355  

Basic Building Services

4

BLDG425  

Construction Project Scheduling

4

BLDG625  

Construction Safety and Risk Management

4

SURV100  

Construction Surveying

4

General Education Requirements

ENGL105  

English Composition

3

ENGL116  

English Literature and Composition

3

MATH225  

College Math A

3

MATH230  

College Math B

3

MATH235  

College Math C

3

MGMT415  

Leadership and Management

4

MGMT418  

Business Law

4

PHYS205  

Physics A

3

ELECTIVE  

Humanities or Social Science

3

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Building Construction Management

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.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 123

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

 

Course

 

Credits

Major Requirements

BLDG115

Construction Graphics

4

BLDG150

Contracts and Codes

4

BLDG155

Construction Methods

4

BLDG200

Construction Estimating

4

BLDG208

Horizontal Construction

2

BLDG241

Structural Design I

4

BLDG355

Basic Building Services

4

BLDG362

Testing of Materials

2

BLDG425

Construction Project Scheduling

4

BLDG455

Construction Project Control & Cost Analysis

4

BLDG550

Construction Management Theory

4

BLDG625

Construction Safety and Risk Management

4

BLDG655

Senior Project

4

CMGT460

Financing the Construction Project

4

SURV100

Construction Surveying

4

General Education Requirements

 

ECON110

Economics I

3

ENGL105

English Composition

3

ENGL116

English Literature and Composition

3

MATH225

College Math A

3

MATH230

College Math B

3

MATH235

College Math C

3

MGMT390

Financial Accounting

3

MGMT415

Leadership and Management

4

MGMT418

Business Law

4

PHYS205

Physics A

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities

3

ELECTIVE

Social Science

6

ELECTIVE

General Education

10

 

ELECTIVE

General

16

 

Engineering Technology

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, communication and signal processing.

Students can enter directly into this bachelor’s program with an associate degree or meet the program pre-requisites.

Admissions Requirements

English Composition and Literature and Composition 6 credits
Humanities and Social Science 3 credits
Mathematics (through precalculus) 9 credits
Physics I and II 8 credits
Circuit Theory I and II 8 credits
Linear Integrated Circuits 4 credits
Fundamentals of Electronic Devices 4 credits
Logic Circuits 4 credits
Introduction to Microprocessors 4 credits
Technical Electives 10 credits

 

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 124 (60 associate degree/pre-requisite credits and 64 bachelor degree credits).

This program is planned to take eight semesters.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Semester

Course

 

Credits

1

MATH280

Calculus I

4

COMP120

Computer Science I Using C

4

2

MATH290

Calculus II

4

ELEC496

Advanced Sensors and Interfacing Systems

4

3

MATH510

Calculus III

4

ELEC467

Electric Machines and Transformers

4

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities

4

ELEC505

Linear Network Analysis

4

5

ELECTIVE

Social Science

4

ELEC675

Digital Communication Systems

4

6

MGMT415

Leadership and Management

4

ELEC575

Digital Signal Processing

4

7

ELEC620

Feedback Control Systems

4

ELECTIVE

Technical

4

8

ELEC601

Senior Design Project

4

ELECTIVE

Technical

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

 

64

 

Electronic Technology

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).

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 124 (60 associate degree/pre-requisite credits and 64 bachelor degree credits).

This program is planned to take eight semesters over three years.

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Course

Course

Course

First Year

ELMC110

Engineering Graphics

4

ELEC105

Circuit Theory

4

ELEC195

Circuit Theory II

4

MATH225

College Math A

3

MATH230

College Math B

3

MATH235

College Math C

3

TOTAL CREDITS

7

 

7

 

7

Second Year

PHYS210

College Physics I

4

ENGL105

English Composition

3

ENGL116

Literature & Composition

3

ELEC200

Fundamentals of Electronic Devices

4

PHYS220

College Physics II

4

ELEC180

Linear Integrated Circuits

4

TOTAL CREDITS

8

 

7

 

7

Third Year

ELEC235

Logic Circuits

4

ELECXXX

Capstone

2

 

ELEC240

Intro to Microprocessors

4

ELECTIVE

Technical

4

 

 

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

3

TOTAL CREDITS

8

 

9

 

Project Management
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.  The Project Management degree is available in both traditional and fully online formats. 

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 128

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

Course

 

Credits

Major Requirements

COMM310

Professional Communications

3

MGMT115

Introduction to Project Management

4

MGMT305

Organizational Behavior

3

MGMT307

Business Research Methods

3

MGMT330

Project Risk Management

3

MGMT390

Financial Accounting

3

MGMT415

Leadership and Management

4

MGMT435

Managerial Accounting

4

MGMT450

Financial Management

4

MGMT455

Project Planning, Scheduling & Control

4

MGMT470

Project Evaluation and Performance

3

MGMT560

Marketing Management

4

MGMT655

Capstone

6

ENGL105

English Composition

3

ENGL116

English Literature and Composition

3

MATH130

Statistics and Applications

4

MATH225

College Math A

3

MATH230

College Math B

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities

6

ELECTIVE

Natural/Physical Science

3

ELECTIVE

Social Science

9

ELECTIVE

General Education

8

 

ELECTIVE

General

38

 

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Philip Hammond, Director of Graduate Programs
Dobbs Hall Room 107
617-989-4594

Construction Management

FACULTY

Instructors

Joshua Anderson

Hossein Noorian

Payam Bakhshi, Ph.D.

Cathy Shanks, Esq.

Ilyas Bhatti, P.E.

Erik Simon, Ph.D.

Ronald E. Fionte

Monica Snow, Ph.D., P.E.

Mary Kaitlin McSally, Esq.

Cindy Stevens, Ph.D.

Practicing Professionals

James Becker

Dave Perini

Michael Dukakis

Thomas Richert

Johm Macomber

Frederick Salvucci

The practicing professionals are experienced industry leaders who add significantly to the MSCM classes.

PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT/GOALS

The mission of the Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) 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.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 30 (36 with optional thesis)

This program is planned to be completed in five semesters. An optional thesis may be taken in the summer semester following the fifth semester.  The program will begin every fall in our traditional model and both fall and spring in our online model.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES

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

CONM800             Research Methods

CMGT820              Conflict Resolution & Negotiation for CM

CONM850             International Business

Students also have the option to take as an elective a graduate course from the MS Facility Management or MS Technology Management degree programs.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

 

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Course

Course

Course

First Year

MGMT800

Business Relations & Human Resources Management

3

MGMT810: Business Finance and Investments

3

MGMT820: Business Operations & Process Mgmt

3

CONM810: Executive Management for CM

3

MGMT830: Economics & International Business

3

CONM860: Modern Construction Delivery Methods

3

TOTAL CREDITS

6

 

6

 

6

Second Year

CONM840: Construction Law for CM

3

CONM890

Capstone Project in Construction Management

3

Optional Thesis

6

CONM830: Real Estate for CM

3

ELECTIVE

Construction Management

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

6

 

6

 

6

 

Facility Management

Faculty

Instructors

Leonard DeLosh

James Manganello

Robin Frkal

Alice Cristina Mello Cavallo

Marc Holloway

Hossein Noorian

Ian Hudson

Cindy Stevens, Ph.D.

Dean Larson

Mark Warren

Practicing Professionals

Edward Dondero

Robert J. Persechini

Thomas Dunn

Brian Potter

Bob Flaherty

Kate Thibeault

Anthony Leonard

 

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 Master of Science in Facility Management (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. 

Program Mission Statement/Goals

  • Apply general management techniques to analyze and implement facility decisions for business, non-profit, and government organizations.
  • Describe and demonstrate the implementation of management principles relating specifically to maintaining and managing the built environment.
  • Formulate effective communication strategies/processes for delivering concepts, financial information, and strategic and tactical information regarding real property, equipment and staffing to all levels of staff in a business organization.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by leading a team from conception through completion and closeout of an assigned project.
  • Demonstrate teamwork skills by participating constructively as a team member on an assigned project.
  • Develop a facilities technology strategy for a business or other organization that demonstrates knowledge of different technology platforms, workplace management systems and CAFM; and of the larger social, ethical, and legal issues related to information, telecommunications and other supporting technologies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research tools appropriate for analyzing and developing solutions for facilities management problems.
  • Describe what constitutes effective sustainable policy and use that knowledge to develop a corporate sustainable program.
  • Create an energy policy for a business or organization that reflects knowledge of how buildings use energy, and of proven methods to reduce energy consumption.
  • Formulate and complete a complex project that demonstrates mastery of both the technical and managerial aspects of strategic facility management.

The Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is designed to educate students in foundational post-graduate management principles and enhanced facility management skills and knowledge. Students will learn the leadership and business skills necessary to respond to the demand to keep their facilities highly efficient and functional. Coursework will also integrate elements of several related disciplines, including: project management, finance, real estate, humans and their working environment, space planning, building operations and maintenance, and quality assessment.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 30

This is a two year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to be completed in five semesters.

FACILITY MANAGEMENT

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

First Year

MGMT840

Executive Leadership

3

MGMT811

Strategic Financial Decision Making

3

FMGT830

Contemporary Issues in Managing Technology

3

FMGT800

Project Management Applications

3

MGMT810

Business Finance and Investments

3

MGMT845

Communication Strategies

3

TOTAL CREDITS

6

 

6

 

6

Second Year

FMGT820

Facility Operations

3

FMGT980

Facility Management Capstone

3

 

6

MGMT825

Quantitative Methods in FM Research

3

FMGT840

Energy/Sustainability

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

6

 

6

 

6

 

Technology Management

The online Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) degree at Wentworth Institute of Technology is designed to elevate students’ business acumen, strategic thinking, and people skills, all within the context of the issues and challenges specific to the technical world. Graduates of the MSTM program will be equipped with the management skills, expertise, and ethics necessary to be successful within technology-based enterprises. 

The MSTM program is designed for technical professionals who desire to manage and lead within a technical environment. The program is offered in a fully online delivery format to provide maximum flexibility, and is designed to be completed in under two years on a part-time basis.

Graduates of the Master of Science in Technology Management program will be prepared for a variety of managerial positions in the technical world.

Online course discussion groups are a key component of the MSTM program, allowing students to regularly interact with and learn from both their instructors and fellow classmates. MSTM instructors are both subject matter experts and industry practitioners. Furthermore, most MSTM students are currently employed in a technical environment, facilitating peer to peer learning. 

PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT/GOALS

The primary educational objective of this program will be to provide graduates with the knowledge and skill sets needed to successfully function in middle and upper level technology management positions. Other objectives will be linked to theory and practice to create real world applications and value, introduce new software and technology, and improve management skills through research and the application of best practices.

Specifically, all Wentworth Master of Science in Technology Management graduates will:

  • Understand the theory and application of advanced business management theories.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategic technology management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of finance and accounting.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  • Understand the critical success factors for leading teams and related organizational development issues.
  • Understand the relevance of the increasingly international business environment.
  • Demonstrate executive level decision-making and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex business challenges, and utilize best practices to arrive at solution sets required of mid and senior level technology managers.

These graduate students will be provided with a platform from which they can establish a sound basis on which to build life-long learning and research skills so they are able to initiate, critically examine and adapt to innovation and change.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 30

This is a two year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to be completed in five semesters.

TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

First Year

MGMT810

Business Finance and Investments

3

MGMT800

Business Relations & HR Management

3

MGMT820

Business Operations and Process Management

3

MGMT815

Project Management Applications

3

MGMT845

Communication Strategies

3

TMGT800

Strategic Technology Business Management

3

TOTAL CREDITS

6

 

6

 

6

Second Year

MGMT822

Leadership

3

MGMT832

Marketing Management

3

TMGT990

Optional Thesis

6

TMGT810

Management of New Product Development

3

TMGT890

Capstone

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

6

 

6

 

6