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CCRI’s Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training programs and academic courses to Rhode Island organizations in a variety of workplace locations across the state and serves thousands of individuals in open enrollment courses that focus on career training and professional development. To learn more about how CCRI can help with your workforce training needs, call 401-455-6161.

Here's a listing of the Fall 2017 courses that begin the week of September 5, 2017:

 

Introduction to Business
This course emphasizes both small and publicly traded businesses along with strategies for competing in modern economic conditions. Topics include: cultivating a business in a diverse global environment, developing and implementing customer-driven strategies, motivating and empowering employees to satisfy customers and financing a small business. This course serves as a prerequisite for several courses in the business curriculum. However, this prerequisite may be waived and credit received by examination or submission of a portfolio
Lecture: 3 hours
Tuesdays, 9/5-12/22 | 6:30-9:00pm
BUSN-1010-341 | 4 credits 

Introduction To Computers
This computer literacy course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of computers and information processing. Students are introduced to the operation and terminology of computer systems as well as certain selected application software packages such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Lecture and Lab hours vary by instructor but total four hours per week.
Mondays, 9/5 -12/22 | 6:00-10:00pm
COMI-1100-341 | 3 credits

Oral Communication I
This one-semester basic course in speech is designed to develop each student's ability to communicate effectively in his or her academic, business and social life. The major emphasis is on the preparation and delivery of formal speeches, but many areas of the communication process are explored. Course completes humanities requirement
Lecture: 3 hours
Wednesdays, 9/5 -12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
COMM-1100-341 | 3 credits

Basics of Composition
This course provides a comprehensive review of skills required in college-level writing courses including grammar usage, sentence variety, paragraph development, critical reading and thinking, brief essays, and research-paper elements.
Lecture: 3 hours
Wednesdays, 9/5 -12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
ENGL-0500-341 | 3 credits

Critical Reading for College Success
In this course the student develops critical reading and thinking skills that are essential for college and workplace success. Focus is on building an enhanced vocabulary, as well as examining author's purpose and point of view, drawing inferences and applying advanced comprehension strategies. In addition, a work of nonfiction is required reading. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 0850, appropriate test score or permission of instructor. Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 1 hour
Mondays, 9/5 -12/22 | 6:00-9:10pm
ENGL-0890-341 | 3 credits

College Writing
This course focuses on the writing process: planning organizing, developing, drafting and revising. Course activities begin with paragraphs and progress to essays and include research documentation assignments. Prerequisite: English placement exam or successful completion of ENGL 0250 with a B- or higher, completion of ENGL 0500 with a C or higher, appropriate test score or permission of instructor. Course completes Humanities requirement.
Lecture: 3 hours
Mondays, 9/5 -12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
ENGL-1005-341 | 3 credits

College Writing
This course focuses on the writing process: planning organizing, developing, drafting and revising. Course activities begin with paragraphs and progress to essays and include research documentation assignments. Prerequisite: English placement exam or successful completion of ENGL 0250 with a B- or higher, completion of ENGL 0500 with a C or higher, appropriate test score or permission of instructor. Course completes Humanities requirement.
Lecture: 3 hours
Tuesdays, 9/5 -12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
ENGL-1005-342 | 3 credits

Composition I
Composition I is recommended for all first-year students and required for many, depending on curriculum. The purpose of this course is to enable students to write fluent, accurate and effective essays, including research and documentation assignments. Prerequisite: English placement exam or at least a C in ENGL 1005. Course completes Humanities requirement.
Lecture: 3 hours
Thursdays, 9/5 -12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
ENGL-1010-341 | 3 credits

Composition I
Composition I is recommended for all first-year students and required for many, depending on curriculum. The purpose of this course is to enable students to write fluent, accurate and effective essays, including research and documentation assignments. Prerequisite: English placement exam or at least a C in ENGL 1005. Course completes Humanities requirement.
Lecture: 3 hours
Wednesdays, 9/5 -12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
ENGL-1010-342 | 3 credits

Readings in the Short Story
This course considers the development and themes of the short story. Significant examples from diverse cultures and historical eras are analyzed and discussed. Meets literature elective and English concentration requirements as well as humanities requirement.
Lecture: 3 hours
Tuesdays, 9/5-12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
ENGL-1250-341 | 3 credits

Survey of Western Civilization II
This survey course examines the dominant influences in Western culture from the 16th to the 20th century.
Lecture: 3 hours
Thursdays, 9/5-12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
HIST-1020-343 | 3 credits

Fundamentals of Mathematics
This course provides students with a thorough foundation in the topics of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, geometric figures and measurement.
Lab and lecture format.
Mondays, 9/5 -12/22 | 6:00-8:30pm
MATH-0500 | 3 credits

Elementary Algebra
This course in basic algebra introduces the real number system, properties for solving linear equations and inequalities, formula rearrangement, properties of and operations with polynomials, basic factoring, quadratic equations, operations with rational expressions, roots and radicals, graphs of linear equations and the Pythagorean Theorem. Prerequisite or appropriate placement required.
Lecture and Lab: 3 hours
Tuesdays, 9/5-12/22 | 6:00-8:30pm
MATH-0600-341 | 3 credits 

College Algebra
Designed for students who plan eventually to study quantitative business analysis or calculus, this course covers functions and graphs; systems of equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; polynomial and rational expressions; radical, exponential and logarithmic forms. Prerequisite or appropriate placement required. Course completes requirements for mathematics and science; health science math 2; and health science math 1.
Lecture and lab: 4 hours
Wednesdays, 9/5-12/22 | 6:00-9:20pm
MATH-1200-341 | 3 credits

Introduction to College Mathematics
Covering the development of the real number system and the fundamental concepts of algebra and geometry, this course is suitable for prospective elementary-school teachers or anyone desiring an introduction to college mathematics. Course completes requirement for mathematics and science, and health science math.
Lecture: 3 hours
Thursdays, 9/5-12/22 | 6:00-8:30pm
MATH-1420-341 | 3 credits

Math for Liberal Arts Students
This course deals with the fundamentals of logic, set theory, probability and statistics. Prerequisite or appropriate placement required. Course completes requirement for mathematics and science, and health science math 1.
Lecture and lab: 3 hours
Wednesdays, 9/5-12/22 | 6:00-8:30pm
MATH-1430-341 | 3 credits

Psychology 2010
This course is a survey of the core areas of the science of psychology. Emphasis is placed on theories, methods and findings concerning learning, motivation, physiology, sensation-perception, social behavior, personality, behavior disorders and therapies. Course completes requirement for social sciences.
Lecture: 3 hours
Tuesdays, 9/22-12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
PSYC-2010-741 | 4 credits

Developmental Psychology
This course offers students an understanding of the significant dynamics of human development, with emphasis on the normal rather than abnormal. Levels or stages of development covered include prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. The earlier, more formative years receive special consideration because of their importance to later development. Prerequisite: PSYC 2010. Course completes social sciences requirement.
Lecture: 3 hours
Wednesdays, 9/5-12/22 | 6:30-9:10pm
PSYC-2030-341 | 3 credits

General Sociology
This is an introductory course presenting a description and analysis of the structure and dynamics of human society. It focuses on social norms, groups, inter-group relations, social change, stratification and institutions. Social interaction and the values that orient behavior in groups are examined. Contemporary society and its problems are discussed. Course completes social sciences requirement.
Lecture: 3 hours
Tuesdays, 9/22-12/22 | 6:30-9:00pm
SOC-1010-341 | 3 credits

Elementary Spanish I
Spanish 1030 is a faster paced version of Spanish 1010. This course is suitable for students with previous experience i.e., basic spoken Spanish and/or other prior formal study of the language, prior formal study of another foreign language, or informal experience with a foreign language. The course covers elements of the language including: conversation, pronunciation, reading, writing, and grammar. Aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures are also included. Course content is the same as Spanish 1010 with two fewer hours per week. Prerequisite: Prior preparation as noted above or permission of instructor.
Lecture: 3 hours
Mondays | 6:30-9:10pm
SPAN-1030-341 | 3 credits

Financial Accounting
This course presents the objectives and basic procedures of accounting for a business organized as a corporation. Topics covered include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising firms, accounting for short-term liquid assets, inventories, long-term assets and current liabilities.
Lecture: 5 hours
Mondays and Wednesdays | 6:30-8:40pm
ACCT-1010-341 | 4 credits 

Introduction to Biology/Orgismal Chemistry
This course is one part of a two semester ingroduction to the fundamentals of biology intended for science majors and may be taken independently of BIOL 1002. This course investigates biology at the organismal level through the presentation and discussion of biological processes and systems, including genetics, evolution and ecology. Additionally, the diversity in form and function of multi-cellular organisms (plants, fungi and animals) is explored. Prerequisites: ENGL 0890 with grade of B or better or ACCUPLACER exemption from reading and MATH 0500 with grade of C or appropriate placement test score.
Lecture: 3 hours, Lab: 2 hours
Mondays | 6:30-9:00pm
BIOL-1001-341 | 4 credits

General Geology 1 - Physical Geology
This course investigates the planet Earth, explaining the geologic events and features through plate tectonics. Major topics included are the study of minerals and rocks; volcanoes; earthquakes; weathering and erosion; streams and floods; and groundwater. In addition, a field trip within R.I. and the vicinity is taken.
Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours
Tuesdays | 5:00-7:25pm
Tuesdays | 7:30-9:30pm
GEOL-1010-341 | 4 credits

Introduction to Oceanography
This course is a study of the marine environment describing principles of physical, chemical, biological and geological oceanography. Topics include the origin of oceans; the composition and history of seawater; oceanic currents, tides, waves and beaches; the sea floor; plant and animal life in the sea; oceanic resources and food; and marine pollution.
Lecture: 3 hours
Thursdays | 5:00-7:25pm
OCEN-31711-341 | 3 credits

Oceanography Lab
This lab course emphasizes topics covered in OCEN 1010-Introduction to Oceanography. This includes ocean life, sediments, salinity, currents and plate tectonics. It allows a more hands-on approach to learning.
Lab: 2 hours
Thursdays | 7:30-9:30pm
OCEN-1030-341 | 1 credit