Postsecondary Education

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections in cooperation with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) schedules a variety of credit and non-credit postsecondary vocational training courses along with academic credit courses. Each facility within the ACI has college classes available to them, be it independent study or classroom based. Courses are determined by the CCRI/DOC Coordinator in consultation with the Special Education Director/Principal along with the appropriate wardens, counselors, and other personnel within each facility.

Certificate courses include Asbestos and Lead Abatement Supervisor, Computer Literacy, Culinary Arts, Building Construction, Food Safety Manager, OSHA Workplace Safety, and Legal Research Assistant. Credit courses include basic academic subjects such as English Composition, Psychology, History, and Business Administration. Students can earn an AA degree at the DOC, or begin taking classes with the goal of continuing their education upon release.