Center for Corporate and Professional Education
“The illiterate of the 21st Century are not those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”
- Alvin Toffler
In a highly connected, rapidly changing world, lifelong learning is not just about professional enhancement; it is critical to organizational and career success. The Center for Corporate and Professional Education (CCPE) at Stevens Institute of Technology partners with private corporations and government to optimize organizational and individual potential through education and skills development. Stevens’ world renowned faculty works closely with public and private sector organizations to confront some of the world’s most formidable business, technical and scientific challenges. Together, we are changing the way the world innovates - one leader, one organization at a time.
Custom Learning Solutions
CCPE’s philosophy is profoundly collaborative. We take an interactive approach to understanding our partners' culture, operating environment, strategic objectives and business challenges before starting the learning design process. Working at the intersection of management, finance, science, and technology, CCPE programs draw upon cutting-edge research but are designed for practitioners to solve real world problems. We begin program design by understanding an organization’s desired outcomes and then work backwards to develop curricula that deliver impact. CCPE programs focus on driving innovation and transformational change through customized and contextual learning solutions.
Broad Portfolio of Programs and Formats
CCPE employs diverse learning methodologies and pedagogical techniques to deliver breakthrough educational programs. Stevens currently serves over 1000 students in corporate and government programs delivered by faculty from our three professional schools:
- Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
- School of Systems & Enterprises
- Howe School of Technology Management
Program formats include:
- Seminars, workshops and lectures – non-credit courses developed around narrowly focused topics delivered by expert faculty and practitioners, typically 1-5 days in length.
- Graduate certificate programs – Stevens offers 168 specialized certificates consisting of 4 courses each (12 graduate credits). Credits earned in certificate programs may be applied to Masters Degrees for students opting to continue their studies.
- Masters Degrees – Partners can select from among 45 Masters programs offered in highly specialized engineering, systems innovation and technology management disciplines.
- Continuing education units for licensed professionals – CCPE provides in-company Continuing Education courses required for Professional Engineers to maintain and update their licenses. Programs are adapted to meet state licensing requirements and participants receive a certificate attesting to having completed CE units.
Courses can be conducted at various locations in the US and abroad according to partner requirements. Stevens’ Hoboken campus overlooking New York City provides unparalleled access to the global crossroads of technology, business and finance. CCPE’s Washington DC facilities in the Ronald Regan Building are a short walk from the White House and nerve center of global policymaking. Partners may choose to have classes delivered in Hoboken, Washington or at corporate sites convenient to students. Programs can also be offered in a blended format combining face-to-face and web instruction from Stevens' catalog of 250 online courses. Some graduate certificate and master's degree programs are available entirely online.
Corporate and government partners are supported by a dedicated service team at the CCPE Care Center. Center staff focus entirely on supporting the specific needs of corporate students and sponsor organizations. The Care Center staff is intimately familiar with specific features and requirements of each partner program and provides students and sponsors assistance with registration, course materials, faculty and grading.
Beyond structured educational programs, corporate relationships frequently evolve into broad strategic alliances involving internships, privileged access to graduating students and customized research projects with one of Stevens’ 12 internationally recognized research centers. In an increasingly uncertain world, CCPE’s mission is clear; we serve the education, research and talent recruitment needs of corporate and government partners with actionable learning solutions.
CCPE partners represent some of the world’s most influential organizations. A partial list of corporate and government partners include:
- BAE Systems
- Defense Acquisition University
- General Dynamics
- IBM Global Services
- L-3 Communications
- Lawrence Livermore
- Lockheed Martin
- National Security Agency
- Northrop Grumman
- Office of the Undersecretary of Defense
- Orbital Sciences
- Rockwell Collins
- Sandia National Laboratories
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Navy
It is tempting to describe organizational opportunities and challenges in narrow technical terms that give the appearance of straightforward solutions. However, technical problems lie in a broader societal context: health, sustainability, security, quality of life, among others. CCPE collaborates with partners from government and industry to push scientific and technological frontiers for improved organizational performance and a better world, one leader at a time.
For further information please contact:
Center for Corporate and Professional Education
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030