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    Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

    Please submit all requests to and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

    To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

    1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or
    2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.


    A National EMS Certification opens many doors, both personally and professionally. It delivers and ensures a standardized, high-level of competency and prepares you for a range of exciting new careers. The School of Continuing Studies at RWU has partnered with American Safety Programs and Training, Inc. to create an educational consortium to bring the knowledge and experience of expert instructors straight to you.

    Our EMT and Paramedic programs are offered in two formats: a traditional in-person course and a hybrid course, which combines online and in-person instruction in an extended, part-time format. You can take your courses as part of either a degree program through the School of Continuing Studies or as a non-credit certificate program.

    This partnership currently has an active letter of review by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). If you have a question about accreditation, please contact CAAHEP directly. To learn more about National EMS Certifications, please visit the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

    We look forward to helping you advance your career in emergency medical professions!


    Michael A. DeMello
    Program Director