2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Degree & Certificate Programs

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Architectural Technology (AAT)

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

Students with no incoming transfer credits can expect to take 3 years completing this program on a part time basis. All 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

  • ARCT1000, Architectural CADD
  • ARCT1200, Design I: Design Principles
  • ARCT1100, Contract Drawing & Methods I
  • ARCT1150, Contract Drawing & Methods II
  • ARCT2000, Structural Design
  • BLDG1050, Contracts & Codes
  • BLDG1100, Construction Methods
  • BLDG1800, Concrete Construction Methods
  • BLDG1900, Basic Building Services
  • BLDG2500, Project Estimating & Scheduling
  • HUMN1051, Intro to Art & Architecture
  • General Education
  • ENGL1050, English Composition
  • ENGL2050, English Literature and Composition
  • MATH1005, College Math A
  • MATH1035, College Math B
  • MATH1065, College Math C
  • PHYS1005, Physics A
  • ELECTIVE, Humanities or Social Science

Building Construction Management (ABCM)

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.

  • Students who have earned a Massachusetts State Supervisors License are eligible to receive four (4) credits of advanced standing for BLDG1050 Contract and Codes.
  • Students who have completed Wentworth’s non-credit Construction Certificate are eligible to receive advanced standing for BLDG1100 Construction Methods and BLDG1500 Construction Estimating.

Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 64

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

Major Requirements

  • BLDG1015, Construction Graphics
  • BLDG1050, Contracts and Codes
  • BLDG1100, Construction Methods
  • BLDG1500, Construction Estimating
  • BLDG2000, Structural Design I
  • BLDG1900, Basic Building Services
  • BLDG3200, Construction Project Scheduling
  • BLDG3700, Construction Safety and Risk Management
  • SURV1000, Construction Surveying
  • General Education Requirements
  • ENGL1050, English Composition
  • ENGL2050, English Literature and Composition
  • MATH1005, College Math A
  • MATH1035, College Math B
  • MATH1065, College Math C
  • MGMT3050, Leadership and Management
  • MGMT3650, Business Law
  • PHYS1005, Physics A
  • ELECTIVE, Humanities or Social Science