Department Mission and Objectives

The mission of the department is the mission of the community college. This includes preparing students to be informed and effective citizens, educating them to be continuous learners, training them to maximize their employment opportunities and assist them in full filling their potential and aspirations.

Objectives and Goals

The objectives and goals for the department is to support the CCRI mission by providing the highest quality STEM based education for the citizens of Rhode Island. This includes:

  • Maintain an engineering transfer program that meets the articulation requirements for most public and private engineering colleges.
  • Continue to develop an effective Engineering Systems Technology degree that maximizes student employment and transferability opportunities.
  • Develop a series of manufacturing technology certificates and degrees that matches the highly technical, advanced manufacturing industry.
  • Build upon the current Energy Utility Technology certificate with an expanded effort relating to renewable energy technologies and process control.

Contact Information

D. Matthew Rieger, Ph.D.
Department Chair: Physics (Astronomy, Geology, Oceanography & Physics)
Associate Professor
Phone: 401-825-2462
Knight Campus: Room 2222

Basile Panoutsopoulos, Ph.D.
Coordinator: Engineering and Technology Programs 
Assistant Professor
Phone: 401-825-2398
Knight Campus: Room 2210

Main Office/Website

Paula Arruda
Information Services Tech II
Phone: 401-825-2156
Knight CampusRoom 2232


Last Updated: 6/28/19