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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Admnistrative Office Technology with Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Concentration, A.S.

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The Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary concentration prepares students for careers such as legal secretary, legal transcriptionist and legal office assistants who work in a variety of office settings including law offices, legal departments and insurance companies. Career opportunities for the graduates of this program are expected to remain constant.

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Criminal Justice and Legal Studies with Paralegal Studies Concentration, A.S.

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The Community College of Rhode Island offers a degree program for individuals interested in a career as a legal assistant. Graduates of the program have the option of entering the workforce as a trained paralegal or continuing their education by transferring to a college offering a bachelor’s degree program in paralegal studies.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice and Legal Studies with Law Enforcement Concentration, A.S.

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The Law Enforcement Program’s mission is to provide high quality, practical-oriented courses in Law Enforcement to prepare students for employment in law, provide a curriculum that will allow our students to further their education and to assist students in achieving their academic, personal and career goals.

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Preschool Teacher

Education Early Childhood Education and Child Development Concentration, A .A.

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Child development and early childhood education majors are trained to work with families, parents, young children and those who impact the development and well being of children. Child development associates may be employed in a variety of educational and social settings including child care facilities, Head Start programs, preschools, public schools, group homes and residential care facilities. Child development associates are nationally recognized and have an ample number of bachelor’s degree programs within close proximity to further their education beyond the associate degree. Three field placements provide students with critical opportunities for competency-based professional development.

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Human Services with Early Childhood Education Certificate

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The certificate in Early Childhood Education is for the working student who wishes to improve or upgrade his/her knowledge and skills in early childhood development and childcare. Courses are offered days and evenings and all courses directly apply toward the department’s A.A. degree.

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Teacher Assistant

Education with Education/Special Education Concentration, A.A.

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Students training in the education and special needs concentrations are qualified for employment in a variety of education and social service settings. These may include teacher assistant positions in kindergarten, public and special education classrooms, early intervention centers, residential group homes, hospitals and community day programs. In all of these settings, teacher assistants and aides provide direct support to children and adults, helping them to reach their maximum physical, emotional, educational and vocational potential. Three internships provide students with critical opportunities for supervised guidance as to best practices for working with able-bodied, as well as special needs, individuals and groups.

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Teacher's Assistant Training Program

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This program provides training for anyone interested in being employed as a full-time, part-time, or substitute teacher assistant. Topics are consistent with state standards and include: roles and responsibilities of the teacher assistant, human development, diversity, special education, basic rights, school health and safety, the instructional process, school laws, computer and technology skills, positive classroom climate, and team-building.

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Firefighter

Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician, A.A.S.

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The Fire Science program is for individuals who are interested in or currently serving in the fire service or related fields. Graduates work for municipal fire departments or obtain positions in the fields of industrial fire safety and security, fire protection engineering technology, fire insurance inspection, investigation underwriting and ambulance services.
A balanced combination of professional and general education courses equips students with the knowledge and skills needed in this increasingly technological field. Fire protection systems and codes, tactics and strategies, hydraulics and equipment, officership and administration, and hazardous materials are studied.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services with Gerontology Concentration Certificate

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The certificate in Gerontology is for students who may be currently employed or interested in working with the aging or elderly populations. The program introduces students to the profession of Human Services with a focus in Gerontology. The Gerontology Certificate is designed to assist students in learning and improving skill sets in geriatric care services and developing an awareness of multidisciplinary supports necessary to care for aging and elderly individuals. Courses are offered days and evenings

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Human Services with Social Services Concentration Certificate

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The certificate in Social Services is for students who may either already be employed or interested in social services. It is a brief program (five courses) that introduces the field of social services and equips students with the necessary skills to enter the field. Courses are offered days and evenings and all courses directly apply toward the department’s A.A. degree.

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Social Services with Gerontology Concentration, A.A.

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Gerontology workers perform a wide variety of functions in the field of elder care. They are employed by nursing homes, adult day care centers, senior centers and some hospitals. Gerontology workers are trained to assist elder clients with daily living, physical care, recreation and supportive companionship.

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Social Services with Mental Health Concentration, A.A.

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Mental health workers are trained to assist people who have mild to severe emotional problems and mental illnesses. They may find employment in group homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, community centers and assisted living programs designed to help clients of all ages achieve functional independence to their maximum capacity. They may function as advocates, intake interviewers, case aides, home visitors, program coordinators and counselors to children. Three internships are an integral part of each student’s professional preparation program.

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Social Services with Social Work Concentration, A.A.

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Social work students are provided with foundation courses that prepare them to be social service providers in a wide variety of agency program and community settings with clients of all ages. From advocacy and social activism to therapeutic assistance to children and families, social workers impact all phases of a client’s life. Three internships are an integral part of each student’s program of study and there are a variety of B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs available in Rhode Island for advanced study.

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Social Services with Substance Abuse Concentration, A.A.

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Substance Abuse majors will be trained in clinical skills that prepare them for employment in prevention, early intervention and rehabilitative treatment programs with adolescents and adults.

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Engineering Technician

Advanced Manufacturing Technology, A.S.

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Modern advanced manufacturing has been revolutionized by the use of computers for design, machining and automation. Today, the design of almost all products and components is accomplished with the use computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing programs (CAM). Computer numerical control (CNC) machining is at the heart of advanced manufacturing and accurate and efficient production of complex components. Advanced manufacturing also uses computers to control the supply of materials, the inspection, the quality assurance and distribution of finished products.The Advanced Manufacturing program at the Community College of Rhode Island builds upon our certificate programs in Introduction to CNC Manufacturing and CNC Manufacturing and 3-D Modeling. The new proposed advanced manufacturing degree and certificate programs cover areas of science and mathematics and their applications to machining practices, CNC programming, and places emphasis on both theoretical and practical phases of the design, cost, quality and production of machined parts. This program is designed to provide students with extensive hands-on laboratory experience while addressing three possible advanced manufacturing tracks: manufacturing design and rapid prototyping, advanced machining skills, and automation and quality.

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Engineering Systems Technology with Manufacturing Design and Rapid Prototyping Concentration Certificate

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Students in this certificate program develop the knowledge and skills to prepare files and drawings for a variety of mechanical devices and components. Students learn contemporary CAD software to produce files suitable for machining and 3-D printing. Emphasis will be placed on designing for advanced manufacturing technology, rapid prototyping using 3-D printers and mechanical simulation. All credits can be applied to the Associate in Science Degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

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Marine Trades and Manufacturing

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Rhode Island is known around the world as a state with a high concentration of boating and composites companies. Composite materials such as fiberglass and carbon-fiber are used to build a wide range of structures in many industries — from architecture to recreational sports to wind-energy structures.

In collaboration with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), this three-week, hands-on training prepares participants in a wide range of areas including carpentry, machining, electrical, marine systems, blueprint reading, safety and other areas, as well as on-the-job experience in a short-term internship. This program is geared to individuals looking to gain the skills needed for entry-level positions in the marine and composites industries.

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Machinist

Engineering Systems Technology with Advanced Manufacturing Machining Concentration Certificate

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This certificate program gives students extensive hands-on experience with manual, conversational and computer numerical control (CNC) machines. Emphasis will be placed on safe and efficient setup and operation of industrial-grade machining equipment. Overall, the program will prepare students to read blueprints, select appropriate machining technology and produce a unit that meets design specifications. All credits can be applied to the Associate in Science Degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

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Engineering Systems Technology with CNC Manufacturing and 3-D Modeling Concentration Certificate

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Today modern manufacturing depends upon the use of computers, robots, CNC and 3D-printing technology and digital technology and PLCs. This program builds on the basic skills and knowledge developed in the Introduction to CNC Manufacturing certificate (ETCI). The certificate will increase CNC programming skills and introduce the concepts of rapid prototyping, digital direct manufacturing and the use of 3D-laser scanning and 3D-printing. The courses will make extensive use of 3D-modeling with SolidWorks, tool control with G and M codes and MasterCam. Students will also develop a basic understanding of digital systems and the programming of PLCs. The final course is a capstone course, requiring 140 hours of an industry practicum or internship.

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Engineering Systems Technology with CNC Manufacturing Concentration, A.S.

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Developing the skills and knowledge to support today’s complex technology requires a shift to a systems engineering approach. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary view of complex systems that considers customer needs, product functionality, operation, performance, testing and manufacturing. This program incorporates system modeling, simulation, automation, robotics, electronics, digital systems, networking, machine design and electrical power. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the principles of electromechanical systems, automation, system control, machine design and energy systems. Students will develop skills in creative problem solving, design principles, machine programming, computer networking and system troubleshooting.

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Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing

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Through this Real Jobs RI program, you will prepare for a good-paying career in manufacturing, one of Rhode Island’s fastest growing industries. Earn free college credits toward your Associate's Degree in Advanced Manufacturing while learning the skills employers are looking for right now in this two-phase advanced manufacturing boot camp.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Engineering Systems Technology with Electrical Concentration, A.S.

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Developing the skills and knowledge to support today’s complex technology requires a shift to a systems engineering approach. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary view of complex systems that considers customer needs, product functionality, operation, performance, testing and manufacturing. This program incorporates system modeling, simulation, automation, robotics, electronics, digital systems, networking, machine design and electrical power. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the principles of electromechanical systems, automation, system control, machine design and energy systems. Students will develop skills in creative problem solving, design principles, machine programming, computer networking and system troubleshooting.

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Engineering Systems Technology with Manufacturing Automation and Quality Concentration Certificate

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The Manufacturing Automation and Quality certificate teaches students to measure the quality of manufactured products and develop efficient manufacturing processes. Students will gain experience with a variety of advanced manufacturing technologies, including wire EDM, plasma cutting, 3-D printing and laser cutting.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Engineering Systems Technology with Mechanical Concentration, A.S.

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Developing the skills and knowledge to support today’s complex technology requires a shift to a systems engineering approach. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary view of complex systems that considers customer needs, product functionality, operation, performance, testing and manufacturing. This program incorporates system modeling, simulation, automation, robotics, electronics, digital systems, networking, machine design and electrical power. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the principles of electromechanical systems, automation, system control, machine design and energy systems. Students will develop skills in creative problem solving, design principles, machine programming, computer networking and system troubleshooting.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant

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The CNA course is for people who want to be employed as a licensed nursing assistant in Rhode Island. This Rhode Island Department of Health-approved course trains students to provide personal healthcare assistance in home or healthcare settings.

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Nursing, A.A.S.

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The Community College of Rhode Island is the state's only public associate degree registered nursing program with seamless options to become a certified nursing assistant and licensed practical nurse. We provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for developing effective communication, critical thinking, clinical reasoning and teamwork/collaboration skills. Building upon a rich tradition of teaching excellence and high academic and collegial standards, our faculty and staff are committed to developing a strong, responsive, and diverse nursing workforce aimed at advancing the health of our communities, state, and nation.

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Radiology Technician

Computed Topography Imaging Certificate

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Computed Tomography is a dynamic technology used in the diagnosis of disease, in monitoring patient progress, in controlled screenings to help prevent disease or in research. This two-semester program, which combines classroom instruction, online learning and supervised clinical practice, focuses on understanding the basic principles of computed tomography imaging and the care of patients requiring diagnosis or treatment. The goal of this program is to prepare students who can competently and safely perform computed tomography procedures, display the personal qualities of integrity, responsibility, and reliability and who function as active members of the healthcare team.

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Radiography, A.A.S.

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A radiographer is a person who uses x-radiation, a knowledge of anatomy, and imaging principles to aid physicians in the diagnosis of disease, in monitoring patient progress, in controlled screenings for early detection, or in research. The Radiography program seeks to prepare students as radiographers who can competently and safely perform radiologic procedures; who display the personal qualities of integrity, responsibility, and reliability; and who function as active members of the healthcare team.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate

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The CCRI Dental Assisting Program will provide educational opportunities to empower students to become competent dental assistants who both assist with and perform quality comprehensive care in an ethical, interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive manner. We promote lifelong learning and community service. We are committed to educating dental health professionals who can function as a member of the dental health team and are able to perform the roles of clinician, change agent, health promoter and educator. The program prepares graduates to meet the future oral health needs of a culturally diverse society within a changing healthcare system

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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The Dental Hygiene program seeks to prepare students as dental hygienists who can competently and safely perform dental hygiene procedures, display the personal qualities of integrity, responsibility and reliability, function as active members of the dental care team and are committed to professional development through life-long learning.

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Public Health Dental Hygienist License

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A Public Health Dental Hygienist (PHDH) is a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist who is certified to perform dental hygiene procedures without immediate or direct supervision of a dentist. PHDHs are certified to perform procedures in public health settings including schools, longterm care facilities, clinics, mobile dental health vans, and others.
Each course is designated to prepare the Registered Dental Hygienist to meet the educational requiremements for infection control, risk and practice management, and management of medical emergencies in public health dental environments.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program seeks to prepare students who are skilled in current practice as entry-level diagnostic medical sonographers who can competently and safely perform sonographic procedures; who display the personal qualities of integrity, dependability, reliability; and who function as active members of the healthcare team. The diagnostic medical sonographer provides patient services using medical ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves that produce images of internal structures). Working under the supervision of a physician responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures, the sonographer helps gather sonographic data to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases, as well as monitor fetal development.

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MRI Technician

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate

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Magnetic resonance imaging is a dynamic technology used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This two-semester program, which combines classroom instruction with supervised clinical practice, focuses on understanding the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging and the care of patients requiring diagnosis or treatment. The goal of this program is to prepare students who can competently and safely perform magnetic resonance procedures, display the personal qualities of integrity, responsibility, and reliability and who function as active members of the healthcare team.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary Professional Studies, A.S.

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The Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary concentration prepares students to perform administrative and clinical duties. Some responsibilities encountered by graduates include preparing medical correspondence, assisting physicians with medical reports and histories and arranging for patient hospitalization, including insurance and billing practices. This is currently considered one of the fastest-growing occupations.

This program provides the highly technical training necessary for a competent medical assistant/secretary. In their last semester, students are given the opportunity to work in a local medical office.

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Medical Insurance Billing Specialist Professional Studies Certificate

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This concentration provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to process medical insurance forms and to code medical records using the CPT and ICD-CM coding systems. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national Certified Professional Coders examination. Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations.

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Patient Support Specialist

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The Patient Support Specialist Training is for people who want to work with patients in a medical environment in a non-clinical position. Graduates that complete this program can expect to begin careers as medical administrative assistants, patient service representatives, unit secretaries, medical customer service agents, and other related positions. Students can also expect to learn a wide array of skills including customer service, medical asepsis, patient conflict resolution, patient education, knowledge of insurance, Electronic Health Records, phone call etiquette, and various computing/software skills.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate degree clinical laboratory technicians/medical laboratory technicians perform all the routine tests in an up-to-date medical laboratory and can demonstrate discrimination between closely similar items and correction of errors by the use of preset strategies. The technician has knowledge of specific techniques and instruments and is able to recognize factors that directly affect procedures and results. The technician also monitors quality assurance procedures.
The Mission of the Medical Laboratory Program is to prepare students with entry-level knowledge, application and problem-solving skills to competently and safely perform a variety of laboratory procedures and function as an active member of the healthcare team.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Occupational therapy is the use of purposeful activity and interventions to promote health and achieve functional outcomes in areas such as activities of daily living, work, play, or education activities. Achieving functional outcomes means to develop, improve or restore the highest level of independence to any individual who is limited by physical injury or illness, cognitive impairment, psychosocial dysfunction, mental illness, developmental or learning disability or an adverse environmental condition. Occupational therapy helps people of all ages lead productive, satisfying lives.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician II Certificate Program

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Lifespan Workforce S.T.A.T. Program is offering a FREE 11-week Pharmacy Technician II course and a 6-week unpaid internship at Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam Hospital or Newport Hospital. This class introduces students to various pharmacy practice settings and covers drug classes, basic physiology, drug interactions, and daily pharmacy operations. This program trains individuals to effectively assist in pharmaceutical preparations and complete daily required tasks in any pharmacy environment, although on-the-job training is still a part of pharmacy training. This class also will prepare you to take the national certification exam. Students will be thoroughly trained in the basic concepts of pharmacy calculations, practice math concepts, and understand calculations needed to become a certified pharmacy technician.

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Process Technology

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In collaboration with the Westerly Education Center, Real Jobs Rhode Island and RI Department of Labor and Training, CCRI is offering a 10-week, 300-hour training in Process Technology. Tuition is free and funded through Real Jobs Rhode Island.
This bootcamp-style training will rapidly educate students in several of the disciplines used in process technology. The training will familiarize individuals in chemical processing and government regulations; safety and workplace responsibilities; physical properties and determinations; chemical calculations; handling chemicals; pressure and vacuum; sampling; fluid mechanics and plumbing; computer control and monitoring systems; standard operating procedures; basic electricity; process operations; and soft skills. This job skills training program will combine classroom and hands-on instruction with instrumentation and software. No experience is necessary and a GED or high school diploma is required. Industries needing process technologists include health science, pharmaceutical, materials testing, medical research, brewing, consumer product and food manufacturing.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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A phlebotomist is an important member of the healthcare team. Phlebotomists obtain blood specimens by venipuncture and skin puncture. Phlebotomists work closely with patients and other healthcare professionals. Phlebotomists are trained to perform ECGs, point of care testing, medical coding, computer information tasks, and specimen processing.This program seeks to prepare entry-level phlebotomists who demonstrate acceptable workplace behaviors and who are eligible to sit for the national certification examination.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of a physical therapist utilizing prescribed activities to help patients recover physical function lost through disease, injury or other causes, and to relieve pain and promote healing. Licensed physical therapist assistants work in public or private hospitals, clinics, school systems or other health agencies.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a full-time, day program. It consists of a variety of courses that includes physical therapy theory and practice as well as supporting courses from general education.

Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the licensure examination for physical therapist assistants.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing Diploma

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The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public practical nursing program. We provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for developing effective communication, critical thinking, clinical reasoning and teamwork/collaboration skills. Building upon a rich tradition of teaching excellence and high academic and collegial standards, our faculty and staff are committed to developing a strong, responsive, and diverse nursing workforce aimed at advancing the health of our communities, state, and nation.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy, A.A.S.

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Respiratory Care is an allied health profession in which respiratory therapists work under the direction of a physician to evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders.
The Respiratory Therapy Program seeks to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

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Transportation Industry

Truck Driver

Commercial Driver's License

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL) courses include: CDL Written Test Prep Class, CDL Road Test Prep Class, or the CDL Road Test. By passing the CDL Road Test, you can earn a CDL license.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Communication and Film Media with Film/Media Concentration, A.A.

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The associate degree in Communication and Film/Media with a concentration in Film/Media provides students with an education in the film and media disciplines. Students graduating in this program receive an Associate of Arts degree and are prepared to enter the workforce.OUTCOMES:Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to design and complete the development, production, and distribution phases of content creationCommunicate visually and/or aurally an idea, emotion or story using fictional narrative, documentary narrative, and experimental formsOperate film/media cameras, sound, and lighting equipment on a remote or studio shoot; use and apply principles of editing and post production-techniquesUnderstand film/media's greater role in a global context and discuss major historical developments that have influenced it from its birth to presentDemonstrate critical thinking and aesthetic judgment skills, both verbally and in writing, in the analysis of film/media as an art form and entertainment medium

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New Media Post-Production Certificate

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The New Media Communication certificate offers practical training in the foundational skills of video, audio and media production; critical studies; writing and rhetoric. Whether creating content for traditional or new media platforms, students will gain an understanding of how to craft and communicate a message from pre-production through post-production.

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New Media Production Certificate

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The New Media Communication certificate offers practical training in the foundational skills of video, audio and media production; critical studies; writing and rhetoric. Whether creating content for traditional or new media platforms, students will gain an understanding of how to craft and communicate a message from pre-production through post-production.

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Communication and Film Media with Film/Media Concentration, A.A.

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The associate degree in Communication and Film/Media with a concentration in Film/Media provides students with an education in the film and media disciplines. Students graduating in this program receive an Associate of Arts degree and are prepared to enter the workforce.OUTCOMES:Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to design and complete the development, production, and distribution phases of content creationCommunicate visually and/or aurally an idea, emotion or story using fictional narrative, documentary narrative, and experimental formsOperate film/media cameras, sound, and lighting equipment on a remote or studio shoot; use and apply principles of editing and post production-techniquesUnderstand film/media's greater role in a global context and discuss major historical developments that have influenced it from its birth to presentDemonstrate critical thinking and aesthetic judgment skills, both verbally and in writing, in the analysis of film/media as an art form and entertainment medium

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer and Networking Technology with Advanced Networking Technician Concentration Certificate

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Students will learn about complex network configurations, diagnostics and troubleshooting techniques. More advanced instructions allow students to gain essential knowledge and skills used to design and implement converged, scalable and secured LANs and WANs. Courses that prepare the student to sit for the CCNP exam are integrated into this program.

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Computer and Networking Technology with Computer Networking Technology Concentration, A.A.S.

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Computers and networks continue to expand in all aspects of our personal activities to business, manufacturing, education and health care. This program provides a balanced coverage of technology fundamentals, computer hardware, computer software and networking technology. Emphasis is placed on operating principles of hardware and software, networking models, operating systems, internetworking components, and industry standards along with hands-on laboratory activities for developing practical problem-solving skills. Students develop the ability to configure and troubleshoot basic PCs, local area networks (LANs) and internetworks using routers and switches. Integrated into the program are courses that prepare students to sit for both the Cisco CCNA and the CompTIA A+. Depending on the track taken, students can sit for either the Cisco CCNP or the MCITP.

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Computer and Networking Technology with Networking Technician Concentration Certificate

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Networks continue to expand in all aspects of our personal activities in business, manufacturing, education and health care. This concentration provides a balanced coverage of technology fundamentals and networking technology. Emphasis is placed on operating principles, networking models, operating systems, internetworking components and industry standards, along with hands-on laboratory activities for developing practical problem-solving skills. Students develop the ability to configure local area networks (LANs) and internetworks using routers and switches. Courses that prepare the student to sit for the Cisco CCENT and CCNA exams are integrated into the program.

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Computer Studies and Information Processesing with Networking Concentration Certificate

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The Networking concentration prepares students for careers in modern office environments, emphasizing both client and server technologies. Certificate programs emphasize technical coursework only, and do not require the electives needed for the associate degree option.

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Computer Studies and Information Processesing with Networking Concentration, A.S.

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The Networking Concentration offers the opportunity for students to specialize in the field of Networking. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to analyze, diagnose, implement, and troubleshoot computer networks. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

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Computer Studies and Information Processing with Office Automation Concentration Certificate

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The Office Automation concentration prepares students for paperless office environments and enables proficiency managing a corporate office. Students gain strong English-language skills and learn current software and hardware to record, code, sort, calculate, summarize, store and communicate information. Certificate programs emphasize technical coursework only, and do not require the electives needed for the associate degree option.

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Data Security Management

Computer and Networking Technology with Advanced Networking Technician Concentration Certificate

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Students will learn about complex network configurations, diagnostics and troubleshooting techniques. More advanced instructions allow students to gain essential knowledge and skills used to design and implement converged, scalable and secured LANs and WANs. Courses that prepare the student to sit for the CCNP exam are integrated into this program.

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Computer and Networking Technology with Computer Networking Technology Concentration, A.A.S.

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Computers and networks continue to expand in all aspects of our personal activities to business, manufacturing, education and health care. This program provides a balanced coverage of technology fundamentals, computer hardware, computer software and networking technology. Emphasis is placed on operating principles of hardware and software, networking models, operating systems, internetworking components, and industry standards along with hands-on laboratory activities for developing practical problem-solving skills. Students develop the ability to configure and troubleshoot basic PCs, local area networks (LANs) and internetworks using routers and switches. Integrated into the program are courses that prepare students to sit for both the Cisco CCNA and the CompTIA A+. Depending on the track taken, students can sit for either the Cisco CCNP or the MCITP.

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Computer and Networking Technology with Networking Technician Concentration Certificate

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Networks continue to expand in all aspects of our personal activities in business, manufacturing, education and health care. This concentration provides a balanced coverage of technology fundamentals and networking technology. Emphasis is placed on operating principles, networking models, operating systems, internetworking components and industry standards, along with hands-on laboratory activities for developing practical problem-solving skills. Students develop the ability to configure local area networks (LANs) and internetworks using routers and switches. Courses that prepare the student to sit for the Cisco CCENT and CCNA exams are integrated into the program.

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Computer Studies and Information Processesing with Networking Concentration Certificate

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The Networking concentration prepares students for careers in modern office environments, emphasizing both client and server technologies. Certificate programs emphasize technical coursework only, and do not require the electives needed for the associate degree option.

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Computer Studies and Information Processesing with Networking Concentration, A.S.

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The Networking Concentration offers the opportunity for students to specialize in the field of Networking. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to analyze, diagnose, implement, and troubleshoot computer networks. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

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Cybersecurity, A.S.

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The Cybersecurity program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the principles and methods of cybersecurity, as well as the fundamental knowledge and tools for applying security measures across a variety of network architectures and settings. In addition to serving as a strong foundation for pursuing a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, this associate degree program will provide the educational background and hands-on training necessary to prepare students for entry in the cybersecurity sector. The curriculum includes a combination of general education, computer science and network technology courses to provide students with the knowledge, skills and training necessary for successful transition into a career in security, and to meet NSA and Centers of Academic Excellence core foundational content and standards.

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Software Developer

Computer Studies and Information Processing with Computer Programming Concentration Certificate

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The Computer Programming concentration emphasizes technical coursework only, and does not require the electives needed for the associate degree option. This certificate prepares students for programming positions and gives a broader knowledge of information technology.

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Computer Studies and Information Processing with Computer Programming Concentration, A.S.

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The Computer Programming concentration prepares students to enter a modern programming environment. The program stresses problem definition and solution design using different programming languages in the development of applications.

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Computer Studies and Information Processing with Web Technologies Concentration Certificate

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The Web Technologies concentration is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in a Web-related field and acquire the training and technical skill set that is necessary to prepare them for a career in a Web-related occupation. It is also ideal for those wishing to gain a broader knowledge of computer software and/or hardware. The certificate program emphasizes technical coursework only and does not require students to take electives that are required in the associate degree options.

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Computer Studies and Information Processing with Web Technologies Concentration, A.S.

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The Web Technologies Concentration offers the opportunity for students to specialize in the field of web development. Participating in the website development process from concept through installation, students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to interact with clients and produce web content and programming using current industry technologies. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging web trends and techniques in the field.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Studies and Information Processing with General Information Processing Concentration Certificate

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The General Information Processing certificate offers students the opportunity to develop a sound foundation in both current and emerging hardware and software. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to prepare them for employment or transfer. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

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Computer Studies and Information Processing with General Information Processing Concentration, A.S.

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The General Information Processing Concentration offers students the opportunity to develop a sound foundation in both current and emerging hardware and software. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to prepare them for employment or transfer. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

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Database Administrator

Computer Studies and Information Processing with General Information Processing Concentration Certificate

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The General Information Processing certificate offers students the opportunity to develop a sound foundation in both current and emerging hardware and software. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to prepare them for employment or transfer. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

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Computer Studies and Information Processing with General Information Processing Concentration, A.S.

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The General Information Processing Concentration offers students the opportunity to develop a sound foundation in both current and emerging hardware and software. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to prepare them for employment or transfer. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Studies and Information Processing with General Information Processing Concentration Certificate

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The General Information Processing certificate offers students the opportunity to develop a sound foundation in both current and emerging hardware and software. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to prepare them for employment or transfer. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

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Computer Studies and Information Processing with General Information Processing Concentration, A.S.

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The General Information Processing Concentration offers students the opportunity to develop a sound foundation in both current and emerging hardware and software. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to prepare them for employment or transfer. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

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Construction Industry

Electrician

Electrical Apprenticeship

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These courses satisfy the state requirement for electricians' apprentice educational hours. Participants can register for the course that corresponds to the year of apprenticeship. Each course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge to progress through the four-year apprenticeship and lead to passing the state licensing examination. Students don't need to be an apprentice to start this program.

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Plumber

Plumbing Apprenticeship Program

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This program of study satisfies the state requirement for plumbers' apprentice educational hours. Students should register for the course that corresponds with their year of apprenticeship. Courses are designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge to progress through the four-year apprenticeship and help prepare students to pass the state licensing examination

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Energy Industry

Electrical Lineman

Engineering Systems Technology with Energy Concentration, A.S.

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Developing the skills and knowledge to support today’s complex technology requires a shift to a systems engineering approach. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary view of complex systems that considers customer needs, product functionality, operation, performance, testing and manufacturing. This program incorporates system modeling, simulation, automation, robotics, electronics, digital systems, networking, machine design and electrical power. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the principles of electromechanical systems, automation, system control, machine design and energy systems. Students will develop skills in creative problem solving, design principles, machine programming, computer networking and system troubleshooting.

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Engineering Systems Technology with Energy Utility Concentration Certificate

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This concentration program provides students with a core set of skills and competencies required by the energy industry. Coursework covers technical math, safety, AC and DC circuits and controls, the business side of the energy industry, operations and technology. Workplace readiness skills are integrated into the curriculum including critical thinking, problem solving, time management and teamwork. Hands-on training is provided through a nine-week field practicum (one day per week/eight hours per day) where students apply theoretical classroom knowledge in a real-world environment. Students are required to complete experiments with lab reports, special projects and a portfolio illustrating key learning outcomes.

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Warwick, RI 02886-1807
United States