Technology, Design and Production

Students completing this five-course certificate will have developed an awareness of manufacturing processes and management. You may consider the experience a way to enhance a current role at work or prepare for promotion within an organization or even build upon the certificate by entering the Technology, Leadership & Management Degree program.

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Join Program Director Sam Carroll and Career Pathways Specialist Jana O'Connell to hear all about our Manufacturing, Technology, Privacy, and Security programs. 

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020, 7:00-7:45 pm EDT

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At UC, You Can

This professional certificate brings together what all individuals, leaders, and managers – whether in healthcare, private industry, or government- need to understand in modern work to be effective contributors. It specifically focuses on the interconnection of technology and leading people. By developing a deep understanding of how organizations and people build innovation, physical product and human connections, students can gain immediate and long-term development opportunities.

After reviewing the overlapping areas of technology and society, students will study cases of innovation through the Design-For-Lean-Six-Sigma lens making real-world understanding of Lean & Six Sigma possible. The certificate program consistently invites students to think about how communication as technology should be adjusted and shaped as a leader or manager works with virtual teams, in-house teams, vendors, and partners.

Enrollment in a degree program is not required for enrollment in the certificate program. However, students interested in pursuing a degree may apply the credits earned through this certificate program to selected baccalaureate degree programs.

Sample Courses

  • Technology and Society
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Total Quality Management
  • Production Planning 

5 required courses = 15 credits 


Sample Courses

Technology and Society
Total Quality Management
Manufacturing Processes

A Pathway to Your Degree

The professional certificate in Technology, Design, and Production can be used as a stepping stone toward the completion of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Technology, Leadership, and Management. Certificates allow you to earn your degree one step at a time, adding credentials to your resume along the way. 

How You'll Get There

At UC, we support you on your individual path. Whether you are just starting out or picking up where you left off, we work with you to accomplish your goals. As you work with our faculty, each respected in their field, you'll build lasting connections that open doors to your success.

You may take advantage of our prior learning assessment, applying transfer credit, trainings and assessments, military experience, work experience, and self-taught skills toward your certificate. 

An Expert Advisor

All matriculating students are assigned a on-on-one advisor, who is both an adjunct professor and an expert in their field. 

Flexible, Online Schedule 

These professional certificate courses are offered online for your convenience. Take them at the pace that works for you, working with your advisor to match your schedule with your goals. 

Individualized Support, More Affordable

At University College, you get the individualized attention of a private university at a more affordable cost. There are multiple options for financial aid, scholarships, and accelerated paths to get you to the degree you need. Some programs run by Roger Williams are awarded by simply applying for admission, while others are awarded to students through a more formal aid application process.

To ensure full consideration for all aid programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Tuition Costs & Fees: A valuable education you can afford
  • Financing Your Education: Filling out the FAFSA
  • Do You Live in Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Foster, Glocester or Pawtucket? Ask about RWU's lower-cost tuition agreements for residents of these communities.
  • Military: We can help you navigate the application process for tuition assistance, GI Bill benefits, and other tuition benefits, which include waived application fee and discounted tuition rates for service members and spouses, as well as financial aid.
  • Employers & Municipalities: Many employers, including municipalities, will reimburse tuition costs. Ask your HR team for details about your benefits.

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Questions? Meet Jana

Everyone has questions.

Our Pathway Specialist, Jana O'Connell, has answers. Call her at (401) 254-5406 or email