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Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers.

Our STEM degree programs are designed specifically for jobs in high demand. We train students to diagnose and solve problems while becoming leaders in technology industries. We work closely with leading companies to create pipelines for training, jobs, and internships during your education and upon graduation.

As high-skilled technicians, our students know how to make things work; as good citizens, they herald civic responsibility in their communities. Many of our associate degree graduates continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree at BFIT, or at another college or university. Along with a strong technical foundation, our majors incorporate general education courses to prepare students for team building, problem-solving, and communication skills to succeed in today’s economy.

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is a non-profit college founded in 1908 with a bequest in Benjamin Franklin's will to the city of Boston. Today, BFITstill embodies Ben Franklin'shistoric mission by offering affordable, technical programs that meet evolving industry needs. Through hands-on classes with extensive academic support, our graduates enter the workforce with the skills to add value on day one, and the communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills needed for lifelong success in their careers.

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose BFIT

  • Highest Earnings

Our students earn the highest salary after attending compared to students from all two-year private colleges in the state (excluding nursing). *Source: U.S. Dept. of Education's College Scorecard

  • Affordable Tuition

BFIT is one of the most affordable private, non-profit colleges in Massachusetts, and more affordable than all for-profit technical schools in the state. Our tuition costs less than half of the average tuition at 4-year non-profit colleges in Massachusetts.

  • Smaller Classes

With an average class size of just 13 students, students receive individualized attention and thrive in our tight-knit community. Our graduation rate is double the national average for two-year colleges and almost three times the MA average

  • Job-ready Skills

A college degree and hands-on training set BFITgrads apart in the job market. Most of our grads land jobs in their field or continue their education, and some programs have 80% -90% job placement rates.

  • Industry Connections

We partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs prepare students with the right skills for today?s jobs. Close employer connections lead to internships, job-shadowing, and careers for our graduates. Over 60 companies attend our annual career fair.

Financial Aid

Our staff will work with you and your family to make sure your education is affordable. About 90% of students qualify for financial aid and the college awards over $2 million in scholarships every year.

Success Coaches

Students are assigned an advisor before the first day of class to help navigate course options and provide study tips. Our main goal is to get you to graduate and enter the workforce fully prepared to advance in your career.

Campus Activities

We encourage student engagement through co-curricular opportunities such as student organizations, leadership programs, sports teams, and civic engagement programs. Annual events include the Franklin Technology Challenge.

Academic Support

Students receive free tutoring and academic support throughout the year. Developmental coursework is available for those who need it, and free summer courses help you catch up or get ahead.

Career Counseling

The Career Services department coordinates part-time jobs, sets up internships, and works to place graduates into full-time positions in their field. We offer extensive job listings and an annual career fair

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Programs taught in:
  • English

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Associate of Science

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

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Biomedical Engineering Technology appeals to students desiring to be technical, and, at the same time, devote their careers to saving lives by helping doctors, nurses, and patients. Graduates become biomedical technicians who maintain, repair and calibrate electronic medical instruments used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. To advance in these careers, students develop interpersonal, management, communications and leadership skills.

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is the only college in Massachusetts to offer a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Technology, or Health IT. Health IT refers to the use of technologies to store, share, and analyze health information to improve patient care. This fast-growing field encompasses a range of positions that involve the development, implementation, and maintenance of computerized health information systems. With the goal of enhancing the quality of patient care and reduce costs, these systems are needed to enable the digitization, storage, and the secure exchange of health information among various clinicians across networks and web services within hospitals and other healthcare settings.... [-]

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is the only college in Massachusetts to offer degree programs in Opticianry. Graduates qualify for positions involving eyewear and contact lens design and dispensing, optical laboratory finishing and management, optical business management or independent ownership. There is tremendous demand for opticians across the nation. Graduates work in medical offices, optical boutiques, optical chains, and independent shops. Many graduates seek advanced degrees and/or certification related to business, management, ophthalmic technology, and healthcare management.

Programs

Associate of Science in Opticianry

What will you learn? How to design, fit and dispense glasses and contact lenses How to operate all forms of ophthalmic instrumentation How to inspect eyewear for precision, proper fit, and aesthetics How to evaluate and troubleshoot optical patients' concerns How to prepare for local, state and national licensing Job Outlook ... [-]
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BSc

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is the only college in Massachusetts to offer a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Technology, or Health IT. Health IT refe ... [+]

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is the only college in Massachusetts to offer a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Technology, or Health IT. Health IT refers to the use of technologies to store, share, and analyze health information to improve patient care. This fast-growing field encompasses a range of positions that involve the development, implementation, and maintenance of computerized health information systems. With the goal of enhancing the quality of patient care and reduce costs, these systems are needed to enable the digitization, storage, and the secure exchange of health information among various clinicians across networks and web services within hospitals and other healthcare settings.... [-]

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