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Mission & Vision Statement

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Mission

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) offers an affordable college education to students pursuing career-based paths. The college strives to develop technical and professional skills as well as individual values that help to create a foundation for success, civic responsibility, and life-long learning. The college adheres to the principles put forth by our benefactor Benjamin Franklin in his writings about education and citizenship.


Vision

BFIT will be a best-in-class college that provides a supportive learning environment and offer innovative, practical and entrepreneurial education resulting in career-ready, productive and civically-engaged citizens.

Our Values

Skills-Based

Our skills-based curriculum encourages students to think beyond the classroom through dynamic learning opportunities; with 27 specialized labs, an Academic Success Center, and 800 seat auditorium, students learn “hands-on.”

Innovation

BFIT offers 14 career-path programs. Our flagship Automotive Program is the oldest and among the most successful automotive technology programs in the country.We are the only college in Massachusetts that offers Associate degrees in Opticianry and Electrical Technology. Our Bachelor degrees in Health Information Technology and Automotive Management are the only ones offered in the state, and our certificate in Ophthalmic Assisting is also unique in Massachusetts. 

Diversity

Our students are diverse by every definition: socioeconomically, ethnically, and academically. From different countries, states, and cities, BFIT students are bound by a common desire to obtain a quality technical education that will lead to a job after graduation.

Citizenship

Through student government, seminars, volunteer opportunities, service-learning, civic responsibility and community involvement, our students are civically engaged and responsible. They carry these values with them into the world beyond their college experience.

Support

College-wide academic success initiatives including tutoring, advising, remediation, career counseling and industry partnerships. We strengthen the pipeline into and through college by focusing on access and retention so that every student succeeds. We award more than $2 million in scholarships every year.