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RIC at WEC (Westerly Education Center)

RIC'​s Professional Studies and Continuing Education will offer courses and community programming at WEC on an ongoing basis. Please check this page for courses and programming offered each term.

You may visit WEC by clicking on the following link: Westerly Education Center​​.

Rhode Island College Open House
At the Westerly Education Center

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
23 Friendship Street, Westerly, RI

Join RI College for their open house at the Westerly Education Center.

Learn about RIC’s Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education and two offerings which will begin January 2019:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages Intensive Program
  • Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Social and Human Service Assistance.

RIC staff will be on hand to answer questions about the courses and programs launching in January.

Literacy Volunteers of Washington County (LVWC) and RIC are partnering on the ESL Intensive expansion effort, and onsite testing will be offered at the Open House for those interested in ESL Intensive classes. LVWC staff will also be on hand to answer questions.

For more information contact Lori Jordan at 401-316-9865 or at

RIC Courses and Programs

Continuing Education

Please Note: New Rhode Island College students will be charged a one-time transcript fee of $30.

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Social and Human Service Assistance​

Visit the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Social and Human Service Assistance website.

Now accepting applications for the spring and summer 2019 cohort.

Do you have a passion to help others in need? Turn that passion into a career with Rhode Island College’s Social and Human Service Assistance undergraduate certificate program. Classes are starting soon with cohorts at the Westerly Education Center and at RI College. Earn 24 college credits in 28 weeks, and the program is eligible for Federal financial aid.

All classes will be held in Westerly at Westerly Education Center.

For more information:​

APPLICATION: Click to download program application 

Spring 2019 Courses

  • Professional Development for Social Work
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Basic Interviewing Skills for Human Service Assistance
  • Basic Writing Skills in Social Services
  • Generalist Practice for Human Services

Summer 2019

  • Professional Development for Social Work
  • Advanced Interviewing Skills for Human Services
  • Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
  • Integrative Seminar & 100-hour Field Experience

Faculty Coordinator
Pamela Watson, Assistant Professor
Bachelor of Social Work Program
(401) 456-8613

Rhode Island College Workforce Development Training Programs
Lori N. Jordan, Coordinator
Westerly Education Center
(401) 316-9865


English as a Second Language​English as a Second Language

​Visit the ESL website.


Our ESL classes are designed to improve students’ grammar, speaking, listening, writing and reading abilities for academic and professional purposes. We offer classes in 5 proficiency levels, from Level 1 (Foundations) to Level 5 (Advanced).


Nuestras clases de inglés como segunda lengua (ESL) están diseñadas para que los estudiantes desarrollan o mejoran los habilidades en la gramática, el habla, la escucha, la escritura y la lectura para propósitos académicos y profesionales. Ofrecemos clases en 5 niveles, desde Nivel 1 (Fundamentos) a Nivel 5 (Avanzado).


As nossas aulas de inglês como a segunda língua (ESL) são projetadas para melhorar as habilidades de gramática, fala, escuta, escrita e leitura dos alunos para fins acadêmicos e profissionais. Oferecemos aulas em 5 níveis de proficiência, do Nível 1 (Fundações) ao Nível 5 (Avançado).​​​

Page last updated: October 09, 2018