Admissions - College of Professional and Continuing Education

Dobbs Hall Room 107A
(617) 989-4300

Program Offerings -College of Professional and Continuing Education

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

  • Building Construction Management (ABCM)
  • Engineering Technology (AENT)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • Building Construction Management (BBCM)
  • Facility Management (BSFM)
  • Project Management (BPM)

Professional Certificates - Undergraduate

  • Professional Land Surveying (PLS)
  • Facilities Management (CPFM)
  • Managing Construction Projects (CMCP)
  • Project Management (CPPM)

Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering (M.Eng. CE.)

  • Civil Engineering (MECE) 

Master of Science (M.S.)

  • Applied Computer Science (MSCS)
  • Construction Management (MSCM)
  • Facility Management (MSFM)
  • Project Management (MSPM)
  • Technology Management (MSTM)

Workforce Training Programs 

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Construction
  • AutoCAD
  • CAPM Exam Preparation
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Construction Supervisor's License Preparation
  • Machine Tooling
  • Welding

Associate and Bachelor Degree Admissions Requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Official high school or GED transcript
  • Official transcript(s) from any college(s) attended
  • Current resumé
  • $50 application fee

Applicants for admission must submit an official transcript of record from a recognized high school, except in cases where the applicant possesses an associate degree. The high school equivalency diploma of a state education department or of a high school may be substituted for high school graduation. Students can submit official G.E.D. scores to the College of Professional and Continuing Education office.

Applicants who have attended college must submit an official transcript of their final record from each college they have previously attended.

Professional Undergraduate Certificate Admissions Requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Official high school or GED transcript
  • Official transcript(s) from any college(s) attended
  • Current resumé
  • $50 application fee

Applications are accepted for the fall and spring semesters.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Complete Online Application
  • Written statement of purpose
  • 1 professional letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s) for any college(s) previously attended
  • Current resume
  • $50 application fee

Workforce Training Admissions Requirements

Pre-registration forms are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Non-Matriculating Undergraduate Students

Applicants can also be admitted on a non-matriculating basis to take individual courses.  Acceptance to take a course is based on an evaluation of the student’s previous academic experience. Non-matriculating students may not take more than 16 credits without special permission of the Dean of Professional and Continuing Education.

Non-Matriculating Graduate Students

To be eligible for consideration, non-matriculated graduate student applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Admission requirements are based on a 3.0 grade-point average and an academic record demonstrating adequate preparation and potential for successful graduate study, or at the discretion of the department chair. Non-matriculating graduate students may take a maximum of two (2) graduate level courses or six (6) graduate level credits.

  • Complete the application online
  • A current resumé
  • Official transcript(s) from any college(s) you have attended

Specific Program Requirements

Applicants must also fulfill specific requirements, depending on the program to which they are applying. Please refer to the CPCE academic programs section to see if your program has specific requirements.

International Student Application Requirements

Prospective students seeking part-time study who can study in the United States without the institution’s support for a student visa are encouraged to apply. International student applicants must provide to the CPCE admissions office:

  • A copy of the applicant’s current I-94 card (front & back)
  • A copy of the applicant’s current passport
  • A copy of the applicant’s current visa

All other admissions requirements for CPCE undergraduate students also apply to international students.

Optional Math Placement Exam

Upon acceptance, CPCE program applicants may complete an online math placement test no later than one full week prior to the start of the semester and before registering for MATH1005 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS A College Mathematics A. Applicants who receive transfer credit for MATH1005 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS A or who have been advised to enroll in Basic Algebra (MATH0900 BASIC ALGEBRA) are not required to complete the test. Each section of the exam will only be given to a student once a semester.

The exam consists of three sections:

  • Section I College Mathematics A
  • Section II College Mathematics B
  • Section III College Mathematics C

All students must take Section I of the exam unless they have been awarded transfer credit for MATH1005 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS A or have been advised to enroll in Basic Algebra (MATH0900 BASIC ALGEBRA). Students are not required to take the other sections unless they are seeking placement into a higher level of mathematics. A student who passes both sections of the exam will be awarded advanced standing credit for College Mathematics A and advised that he/she may advance in the sequence of mathematics courses. Students requiring remediation will be advised of their options regarding preparatory course work. If a student in College Mathematics A, B, or C feels that he/she could test out of a mathematics course, he/she should contact the College of Professional and Continuing Education to arrange to take a comprehensive mathematics placement exam.

Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

New Student Orientation

All new online students are required to complete orientation by the first week of classes (unless accepted within two (2) weeks of the start of semester).  If orientation is not completed, the student will receive a registration hold for the following semester until orientation is successfully completed.

Academic Activity and Participation Requirements

Given the asynchronous format of online and hybrid courses, students have the opportunity to take part in the class at multiple times during each weekly module. It is recommended that students login to their online/hybrid course, at minimum, 2-3 times per week to participate in discussion boards, read materials, take assessments, and submit assignments. Active participation in online/hybrid courses is required and is often graded by the instructor.

To be considered active, students will be expected to login to their online or hybrid course(s) in the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) and participate in at least two (2) “Academic Activities” each week:

  • At least one Academic Activity by midnight ET Wednesday each week.
  • At least one additional Academic Activity by midnight ET Sunday each week.

“Academic activities” includes any combination of the following:

  • Posting to discussion boards within the online course.
  • Turning in an assignment within the online course.
  • Taking a quiz, test, or other assessment within the online course.

A student who is unable to take part in a given week’s activities must contact the instructor prior to any assignment deadlines. Makeup work is accepted at the discretion of the instructor. Students should plan accordingly and make sure to read the schedule of deadlines listed in the course syllabus.