Located in the heart of Boston, Wentworth Institute of Technology has provided many JDL team members with a fundamental knowledge base in the construction industry. Wentworth’s unique interdisciplinary curriculum combines rigorous courses of study with practical learning experiences and opportunities to work on projects in their well-equipped labs and studios. Wentworth graduates come to us with the expertise and experience needed to provide outstanding service to our clients.
Relevant course of instruction include:
As a technology school, Wentworth focuses on design and engineering programs. The Construction Management program focuses on various aspects of the construction industry. Thanks to small classes, students enjoy beneficial student-teacher relationships. Classes cover the basics of the construction industry including Mechanical and Electrical Trades, Estimating, Scheduling, Plan Reading and Revit.
Classes in the Interior Design program focus on a wide range of topics. The Construction Management oriented classes cover Programming, Construction Materials and Mechanical. The Architecturally oriented classes focus on topics like Textiles, Lighting, and Studio, where students spend the semester designing one or two projects. Students are taught to use Vectorworks, but also learn how to hand draft. Students learn how to read plans and spend significant time space planning. Instruction in Revit and other CAD programs, as well as graphic design programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are also key parts of the curriculum.
A critical component of the Wentworth experience is the Co-Op program. All students at Wentworth must take two semesters of Co-Op, allowing them to get hands-on experience in their field of study. Students take on positions at interior design and construction management firms to become familiar with the industry from a real-world perspective.
During Co-Op assignments, students get to experience the topics they study in class. Through these internships, students add valuable practical context to what they’re learning from their textbooks and professors. Students learn about the trades Project Managers must engage, and are able to see the equipment and materials needed for large and small projects. They also learn the importance of working alongside Project Managers and Subcontractors.
Other Programs: Mechanical Contractors Association:
Wentworth provides students with many other options outside the classroom. The Mechanical Contractors Association offers students the chance to meet professionals in the mechanical field. The program provides multiple networking opportunities, large-scale competitions, and travel experiences free of charge.
We are proud of our association with Wentworth and pleased to welcome the talented professionals they provide to JDL.