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2016-2017 Academic Catalog: College of Professional and Continuing Education

Deborah Wright, Dean
Dobbs Hall, Room 122

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, master’s 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 at or call CPCE at 617-989-4300 for information on upcoming courses and programs of study.

Vision Statement

By committing to serve the needs of non-traditional students, alumni, local employers and the community we live in, The College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is the gateway to lifelong learning at Wentworth Institute of Technology. CPCE is recognized as a leader in providing training and education in the fields of design, building and construction, engineering technology, and in the management disciplines. The success of our alumni provides abundant testimony to the strength of our educational programs and our commitment to providing our communities and employers with a talented and prepared workforce.

Mission Statement

The College of Professional and Continuing Education will provide access to adult learners through high quality degree, certificate, and workforce training programs, along with customized corporate in-house trainings all designed for students who are working full time. We will continue to develop new initiatives to serve the needs of changing industries. Establishing partnerships in the community and providing superior education to our students will push CPCE to serve as a valuable contributor to the Wentworth community and to society.

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