The Community College of Rhode Island is committed to creating an educated workforce by offering recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.
Graduates of CCRI’s 30-plus certificate programs are trained within current industry standards and practices to be better prepared for gainful employment opportunities with local businesses.
As required by the federal government, the Community College of Rhode Island is hereby fulfilling the Gainful Employment Programs disclosure reporting requirement. Please note that at CCRI, many students enroll on a part-time basis in a continuous succession of fall and spring semesters (i.e., on average, students take two classes to earn six credits each semester). Thus, for example, a certificate that requires 10 courses could take five semesters or 30 months to complete on a part-time basis. Students who attend full time could feasibly complete some of the certificate programs in a shorter period of time.
In most instances, credits earned in many of CCRI’s certificate programs can be applied toward an associate degree.