Center for Workforce and Professional Development
University College’s Center for Workforce & Professional Training (CWPD) is comprised of three training areas:
• Training for Workforce & Job Readiness
• Customized Training and Workshops for Community & Corporate Partners
• Professional Development Training for Educator & Schools
Cardiac to Paramedic
Accelerated Cardiac to Paramedic Program
Through fast-paced and thorough courses you’ll augment skills you already have and brush up on new terms and practices being developed today. Courses include didactic, hospital and field clinical time. This program is approved by the R.I. Department of Health and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP.)
Construction Management Certificate June 2020
Construction Management Certificate
This 15-week program is designed for professionals in the construction field looking to effectively manage projects of all sizes. With weekly modules focused on planning, estimating, scheduling, procurement, contracts, and much more, this certificate provides you with the skills needed to efficiently manage people, materials, and equipment. Whether you work at a small firm or a big company, this Certificate in Construction Management can help you take the next step in your career.
Content Freelancing June 2020
Making Your Content Work (For You): The Business of Content Production
You have the ideas for great content, now learn how to make it a business. Companies, news organizations and online platforms are always in need of great content and they are increasingly looking to freelancers to help fill that need. This two-week, intensive course provides you with the key strategies and techniques you need to make your content stand out from the crowd and to make sure it is working for you. Whether you are a writer, photographer, videographer, podcaster or a combination of all of them, this course will help you create a successful business from your talents.
CTE Teacher Certification Program July 2020
CTE Teacher Certification Program & Credential Review Pathway
The CTE Teacher Certification program is a competency-based, non-credit program that prepares candidates to become eligible for CTE teacher certification through the Rhode Island Department of Education. Micro-courses are held each month with additional learning experiences, resources, and assignments available at all times.
CTE Credential Review Pathway Self-paced, start anytime
CTE Teacher Certification Program & Credential Review Pathway
The Credential Review Pathway at Roger Williams offers an option for certification for those candidates whom have already begun to take courses towards CTE teacher certification. The Credential Review Pathway to certification involves an application process that includes an assessment of the candidate’s readiness through a thorough review of credentials. The evidence will be reviewed and the candidate would then complete an individualized program of study based on remaining competencies that must be met.
CVS Health Starts 6/11/2020
CVS Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers
This training series provides a wide variety of skills in preparation for pitching and landing expanded retail distribution of your products and services, all based on the competences and practices of CVS Heath. You will develop personal and professional relationships with other diverse suppliers and have the opportunity to create new partnerships.
Drivers Education ON HOLD
Roberson's Turning Point Driver's Ed
The purpose of the course is to produce drivers who are knowledgeable, responsible, collision-free and capable of assessing and managing risk while preparing to take the first steps in earning their Rhode Island Driver’s license.
Electrician Apprenticeship Program 10/1/2020
Electrical Apprenticeship Program
Roger Williams University’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program (EAP) is designed to meet the educational needs of today’s electrical apprentice and the companies that employ them. Students’ earn full National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) accreditation.
ESL Teacher Certification 6/19/20
ESL Teacher Certification
Our program provides teachers with a range of online and face-to-face experiences that include, but are not limited to: readings, lectures, learning activities, workshops, practicum experiences, analyses of videos of your own teaching practice, and a range of meetings. These experiences are aligned to the TESOL standards and allow you to develop and demonstrate competencies necessary to earn the ESL Teacher Certification.
Electrician Test Prep Class ON HOLD
RI State Electrical Licensing Exam Test Prep Class
Along with mandatory education hours required by Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we will offer a Journeyworker test preparation class with live test sessions to build confidence for the RI State Electrical Licensing Exam which takes place monthly (except for December).
Generations Med Tech (2020-3) Ongoing
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You will learn to consistently apply the community standards of care medication aides need to become licensed as a Certified Medication Technician
Global Systems Thinking June 22
Thriving in a Global World
In this globally connected world, professionals in every field need the tools and prospective to connect across communities. Whether it is working through pandemics or succeeding in a global economy, a global systems thinking approach will help you improve impact and results in your work and for your organization. This fully-online 10-week course will include modules on global citizenship, effective intercultural communication, global engagement and more.
Introduction to Hydroponics (approx 75 hours) 6/1/2020
Introduction to Hydroponics is an introductory course that integrates botany, earth science, chemistry, horticulture and other disciplines to provide the building blocks of the entire certificate program.
Legal Assistant/Business Office Technology (Pathways)
Legal Assistant and Business Office Tech
This Legal Assistant training program is designed to help you acquire the knowledge, skills and work habits employers seek when hiring legal secretaries and/or legal assistants. The program examines the foundation, organization, and structure of the American legal system with an emphasis on the careers available in the legal profession through an exploration of the roles and responsibilities in the legal field
This 32-hour course will provide students with skills and techniques such as activing listening, reframing, brainstorming, handling power imbalances, and dealing with impasse; all of which are skills needed to engage parties to talk with one another. The course surpasses the minimum 30-hour requirement for leading confidential mediations in the state of RI.
Microsoft Office Certification Self-paced, start anytime
Microsoft Certifications - Microsoft Office Certifications
Microsoft Office Specialist certification provide industry leading assessments of skills and knowledge, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office Specialists have universal skills necessary for individuals to stand out and compete in the workforce.
Microsoft Office Specialist Class Custom Timing
Microsoft Office Specialist
The CWPD can develop a specialized Microsoft Office Specialist course for your students at a time and format that works for you. Microsoft Office Specialist certification provides industry leading assessments of skills and knowledge, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.
National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP)
The CWPD in partnership with NEIEP have developed a comprehensive program consisting of non-credit courses and workshops specifically for elevator construction instructors. The program training institute is geared to improve their teaching ability for their apprentices and mechanics, not only for their benefit, but for the benefit of their employer and the industry.
The Paramedic is a health care professional that cares for those injured or suddenly taken ill in the pre-hospital emergency setting. Through this program, you'll be qualified and prepared to save lives in many emergency situations because you’ll be ready to take on entry-level paramedic positions in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.
Pivot the Hustle Ongoing
Pivot the Hustle
University College's Center for Workforce & Professional Development and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections have launched an innovative and results-oriented program designed to help inmates garner skills for successful re-entry into the workforce and employment upon release.
Project Management Certificate Starting 6/15/2020
The 35-hour project management certificate is a 12 week on-line course for professionals pursing the field of project management or for anyone who plans, manages, and controls projects, as well as anyone who is interested in learning the latest project management tools and methodologies that lead to a successful project completion
Social Media Content Marketing Self-paced, start anytime
Social Media Content Marketing to Positively Impact Your Business During Challenging Times
When armed with data mined from social media analytics about products, consumer behavior, and competitors, businesses can grow market share and build strong relationships with high-value markets. The objective of this class is to provide you with the practical knowledge and insights required to manage your business presence on social media with a specific focus on creating Content Marketing.
STEAM: Graduation/Certificate making Aug-19
STEAM is an initiative that incorporates the arts (the “A” in STEAM) into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum, instruction and assessment. STEAM is more than integrating a variety of different content areas. It is a real-life way of thinking and learning. Learning in a STEAM context prepares students for success in coursework across the curriculum using proven creative strategies that are typically used in the arts.
Sustainable Food Future June 22
Rising to the Challenge of our Urgent Food Future
For many leaders in the food industry, the future is now and it is a future without a blueprint. Businesses that survive and thrive throughout and after this pandemic, will need to retool and create food systems that have never existed before. This introductory course will bring together all the partners in our food systems to co-create a food future that meets the needs of consumers, businesses and communities. This fully-online course is led by Hope & Main founder and Public Health expert Lisa Raiola, who will guide participants to tackle challenges like food production, distribution, consumption, equity, and profitability both in a time of social distancing and beyond.