All Course Network (ACN) at RWU

Offered through the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), the All Course Network (ACN) expands college credit course options in Rhode Island’s middle and high schools at no cost to families. 

At UC, you will get an opportunity to experience college by exploring courses that give you strong foundations in general education and career paths.  

Pre-Register on EnrollRI Now for RWU Courses!

Pre-registration is currently open on the EnrollRI ACN portal for summer, fall, and spring 2022 courses. Pre-registration closes at midnight on FRIDAY, JUNE 11.  

Steps:

  • Create an account on EnrollRI
    • IMPORTANT: Create your account using a personal email address that is NOT your school email address.  Outside communications are typically blocked by school firewalls and you may not get emails from ACN or RWU.  If you do not have a personal email address, you can create one for free. Example: Gmail.com
      • Pre-register for your courses on EnrollRI
      • Your school will be notified that you pre-registered for a course and will send an approval to ACN
      • ACN will put your pre-registration on a lottery list
      • After June 11, if you have been selected in the lottery, you will receive notification by email to accept the course(s) within 2 days.
  • Once you have accepted the course, RWU will be notified.  We will send an email to you with further instructions for enrolling in your course at RWU.
    • After you have completed the enrollment form, you will receive information about attending a virtual ACN student orientation - this is mandatory and key to your success in the college course.
    • Please note that we will ask for information that includes your date of birth, social security number*, email, phone, parent contact information, etc.

*Please contact dualenrollment@rwu.edu if you do not have a social security number - an alternate form will be needed.

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Dual Enrollment Courses

In dual enrollment courses, students have the opportunity to earn both college and high school credit.

Dates

Days and Times

Modality

Course Name

Course Description

June 28 - August 13

Mondays

6pm – 10pm;

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Drugs, Society, and Behavior

Issues related to the use and abuse of drugs in American society. Topics include effects of drugs on the human nervous system; addictions and their treatments; legalization; the social and political meanings of abuse, addiction, rehabilitation; and education/prevention methodologies.

June 21 - Aug 5 (note this start date and times!!)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 6pm – 10pm; Saturdays 8am – 4pm

In Person at the RWU Providence Campus - 1 Empire Plaza, Providence, RI 20903

EMT Basic

Students will learn Skills in Basic Life Support, Respiratory Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, vehicle extrication, and a new section on Terrorism awareness as it pertains to EMS. There will also be sections on medication administration, use of Automated External Defibrillators, and ambulance operations.

June 28 - August 13

Tuesdays

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Introduction to Public Safety

This course will provide students with an overview of the role and mission of corrections, policing, emergency medical services, and security in public safety. The course will examine the effects public policy, domestic and world events, and social issues have on the different components. 

June 28 - August 13

Wednesdays

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Foundations of Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Examines the historical, philosophical, and theoretical frameworks of professional social and health services in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical bases of developmental psychology, including structural theory, ego psychology and adaptation, object relations, and life cycle development.

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Dates

Days and Times

Modality

Course Name

Course Description

Sept. 6 - Dec. 16

Tuesdays

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Cultural Awareness in a Global Society

This course uses didactic, experiential and applied learning opportunities to prepare students to understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures. Students learn how cultural identity influences personal and worldviews, perceptions of experience, and styles of communication. With a focus on developing intra-and interpersonal awareness, students cultivate attitudes and practice skills necessary for relating constructively with diverse individuals in a variety of work settings. Ultimately, students will gain a new openness/awareness to ways of thinking, communicating and building connections through lectures, reading material, class discussion and self-reflection.

Sept. 6 - Dec. 16

Wednesdays

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Counseling Theory and Skills

A brief theoretical overview of counseling is discussed in conjunction with the application of practical skill development. Skills included are listening, observation, presentation of self, rapport development, interviewing, and empathy.

Sept. 6 - Dec. 16

Thursdays

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to the basic conceptual approaches through which psychology derives its intellectual form. Emphasis is placed upon the nature of scientific inquiry and its role in obtaining an understanding of human behavior. Exposure to various psychological theories, including Freudianism, behaviorism, social learning, and humanism.

Sept. 6 - Dec. 16

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturdays
9:00am - 4:00pm

In Person at the RWU Providence Campus - 1 Empire Plaza, Providence, RI 20903

EMT Basic

Students will learn Skills in Basic Life Support, Respiratory Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, vehicle extrication, and a new section on Terrorism awareness as it pertains to EMS. There will also be sections on medication administration, use of Automated External Defibrillators, and ambulance operations.

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Dates

Days and Times

Modality

Course Name

Course Description

January 24 - May 17

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturdays 9am - 4pm

In Person at the RWU Providence Campus - 1 Empire Plaza, Providence, RI 20903

EMT Basic

Students will learn Skills in Basic Life Support, Respiratory Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, vehicle extrication, and a new section on Terrorism awareness as it pertains to EMS. There will also be sections on medication administration, use of Automated External Defibrillators, and ambulance operations.

January 24 - May 17

Mondays

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Intro to Mass Media

Introduces students to the information age and its significance in our personal and professional lives. Students explore mass communication from the perspective of modern media including advertising, film, journalism, public relations, radio/television and the Internet. The role of international communication in a global economy and information age is also introduced.

January 24 - May 17

Thursdays

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Intro Public Health

Introduces students who are currently practicing in health care fields to an overview of public health on a state and national level. Students will learn about the public health system, including infectious disease, chronic disease, occupational health, injury control, maternal and child health, regulation, behavioral health issues, surveillance, quality assurance, and policy.

January 24 - May 17

Tuesdays
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Child Development and Practice - Birth to 8 years

 

An introduction to the field of Early Childhood care, this course provides a conceptual framework for understanding the early childhood profession, the role of the early childhood caregiver, and early childhood programs. It examines the historical philosophies and theories of Early Childhood Education as well as the current trends, issues, and practices of educating children from birth through the age of eight. Addresses the influences of family-centered practice, inclusion, culture and language.  Explores early childhood career paths. Professional and evidence-based practices of highly-qualified early childhood educators are outlined with an emphasis on their ability to enhance development and learning of every child between the ages of birth and eight. An overview of the diversity of culture, language, race, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, and ability of children will be included.  

 

January 24 - May 17

Wednesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Hybrid:  Online & Virtual

Foundations of Education

 

The course enables students to explore the profession and decide whether they want to become teachers. The curriculum examines historical, philosophical, and social issues of teaching and learning through selected readings, class discussions, and student research. This course includes a field experience in an urban public school. Students are required to write and present research on a current issue in education and to compile a “culture of the school” report based on their field experiences.

 

 

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Questions?

Our Dual Enrollment Team is here to help. Call them at (401) 254-3582 or email dualenrollment@rwu.edu.

Why you should take a class at RWU through the All Course Network

No Cost to You

At University College, middle and high school students can enroll in ACN courses that range from liberal arts, justice studies, community development, EMT Basic, to core classes like math. Along with tuition, ACN pays for fees, books and any other course materials you may need.

Begin Building a College Transcript

You can take up to two courses per school semester (one in the summer).  You will have the potential to graduate high school with more than a semesters worth of college credits if you take two courses each semester. This has the potential to save you time and money after high school when you begin your college journey at RWU or another college.

Wrap-Around Support & Resources

All resources available to all RWU students, such as library and campus access, are available for ACN students. We offer wrap around support at UC and work closely with ACN schools to ensure your success. We offer tutoring, academic accommodations, and a new student orientation for all ACN students to get acclimated to being a college student.  

Keep Going to Earn Your Degree at RWU

The classes you take through All Course Network (ACN) can be the first steps towards earning your degree. At RWU (Bristol and Providence Campuses) we have a wide range of academic programs that can help prepare you for the career you are looking for.