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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​​.

RIC Spring 2018 Courses and Programs
Continuing Education

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

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment) Training Workshops​
​at Westerly Education Center

Rhode Island College to Offer SBIRT Training at the Westerly Education Center

SBIRT Training Workshops at WEC

Workshop Fee: FREE for qualified participants

Information and Registration: Please visit​ for more information.​​

CONT 083C-80 (Call #: 22630)

CEU: 0.3 Social Work Continuing Education Units (3 Contact Hours)
Instructor: Pamela Watson
Date/Times: Friday, 1/26/18, 9:00 AM -12:00 noon
Registration Deadline: 1/19/18

CONT 083C-81 (Call #: 22631)

CEU: 0.3 Social Work Continuing Education Units (3 Contact Hours)
Instructor: Pamela Watson
Date/Times: Monday, 2/5/18, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Registration deadline: 1/29/18

Rhode Island College SBIRT training courses are offered for Westerly area health and human service professionals at WEC.  Screening Brief Interventional and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidenced based practice used to identify, reduce and prevent risky substance use.  SBIRT training in Rhode Island is offered by the RIC School of Social Work and the SBIRT Training and Resource Center.  Trainings are grant funded and free for qualified participants.

Participants will receive a RIC certificate of completion for 0.3 Social Work Continuing Education Units/CEUs (3 contact hours).  Enrollment is limited and early registration is recommended as online pre-training assessments are required of all registrants.

Click HERE to register.​​​​​​

Sustainability Studies at WEC for PreK-12 Teachers

SUST 350C/550C: The Teaching and Practice of Environmental Sustainability
3 Credit Hours
Instructor: Mark DeMoranville, Ed.D.

Course Description: This course will first explore a selection of the classics of environmental literature, discuss and debate the concept, in theory and practice, of sustainable living from a range of perspectives, examine arguments pro and con for moving towards more sustainable patterns of economy and socio-cultural values, and demonstrate examples of effective lesson plans and activities on sustainability.  Foundational readings on environmental sustainability; resilience; climate; ecology and habitat; vital resources including food, water, and energy; and economy will ground course participants in a holistic understanding of the complexity of the issues.  Teachers will be challenged to draw from their own expertise, using their content knowledge and classroom experience to design innovative units that integrate the lessons of sustainability in ways that will inspire students.

Days, Dates/Times: Wednesdays, 2/21/18 – 5/30/18; 4:00 – 6:50 PM

Course Fee: $750 for undergraduate pre-service teachers and $969 for in-service teachers

Click HERE for course registration​​.

Career Development Workshops at WEC

Workshop Fee: FREE​
Click HERE for event registration.

Workshop Title: Self-Evaluation Tools: Cool Explorations – Find Your Way to a Career You’ll Love
Day/Date/Time: Monday, January 29, 2018; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Description: This workshop will focus on the use of simple tools for self-evaluation and for identifying what you need in a career for it to be satisfying. Attendees will be able to access the Career Development website to utilize, TypeFocus, our free, self-evaluation instrument.  Links to additional online resources will be discussed and demonstrated.  Job seekers (both entry level and experienced) will be able to gain access to Destinations, our job listing site.

Workshop Title: Developing a Winning Resume and Cover Letter – Your Personal Marketing Material
Day/Date/Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2018; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Description: This workshop will focus on the importance of both form and content in building a successful resume. Learn to look at your resume as a strategic document and gain an understanding of what to include. Effective ways to present your experience, together with ideas for keeping the energy level of your resume UP will be covered.   Techniques for building a strong cover letter to accompany your resume will also be outlined. For those who would like feedback on a current resume, time will be reserved at the end of the presentation for “quick critiques” that will offer instant feedback. 

Workshop Title: Cool Talk – Interviewing Skills
Day/Date/Time: Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Description: This workshop will focus on how to prepare for a job interview.  We will examine what you can and cannot control and plan appropriate strategies.  Some common interview questions (including “Tell me about yourself…”) will be discussed and techniques for responding will be covered.   Plan ahead for the all-important day by honing your skills with us in a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere where you can try out your ideas among those who are facing the same hurdle.​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: January 22, 2018