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Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Social and Human Service Assistance 

Now accepting accpliations for the spring and summer 2019 cohort.

All classes will be held in Westerly at Westerly Education Center

If you have a passion to help others in need, turn that passion into a career. This eight-month program offers the support and training needed to move into a rewarding career in human service.

Students receive: 

  • 24 college credits and a certificate of undergraduate study that can apply toward a four-year college degree
  • Job development, professional development, and hands-on experience through 100 hours of internship experience

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 Courses

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

Financial aid is available for eligible students | Course materials on loan | Pell Grant applicable for eligible students

For more details and to enroll, call 401-316-9865 or email Lori Jordan at ljordan@ric.edu

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


Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education

Rhode Island College's Professional Studies and Continuing Education (PSCE) extends the educational offerings and resources of RIC and provides administrative programming support and assistance to affiliated agencies and organizations on and off campus. 

PSCE units and programs include Continuing Education, Summer Sessions, Early Spring Session, Faculty-Led Travel, Outreach Programs, Career Development Center, RI STEAM Center, ESL Intensive and ExCEL Programs, Economic and Leadership Development, Sustainability Programs, Langevin Center for Design, Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing and various cultural and community programs. 

PSCE needs, values and depends on our campus and community partners to support effective programs.  All CE courses and programs are offered in cooperation with RIC schools and departments. For partnering agencies and organizations, PSCE provides assistance with establishing courses and workshops and with identifying College resources that support continuing education activities. Rhode Island College has a long history of providing such assistance to business and industry and to public and private schools and agencies.