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Occupational/Vocational Education (BS)

Degree Overview

The Occupational/Vocational Education degree is a bachelor of science degree. A significant component of the program is its availability to students at off-campus vocational technical school sites located across Massachusetts.

Job relevance and valid, reliable, vocational technical practice is attained through participatory planning and affiliation with industry, vocational technical school practitioners, professional associations and representatives of the university.

The program offers up to 12 credits in recognition of the work experiences of the participating students. Candidates may apply for the trade experience credit after completing eighty credits in the program.

Courses are offered at various regional vocational high schools. In addition, many of the required courses are also available online.

Requirements and Curriculum

Occupational/Vocational Education
Two-Year Course Rotation

Attend a Graduate Continuing Education Information Session

Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include but are not limited to: Vocational Technical Instructor, Co-Operative Education Coordinator, Vocational Program Director or Coordinator. These career opportunities have additional requirements but the Bachelor degree is the minimum degree required for these licensed administrative positions.


Face-to-face and online courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer, as well as courses offered through our extended campus partner, the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA).

Total Credits

120 credits

Program Cost

Tuition and fees

Program Highlights

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