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Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

Please submit all requests to registrar@rwu.edu and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

  1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or mcooney@rwu.edu.
  2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

 

Certificate in Community Development

 This professional certificate program is designed for practitioners in community development to upgrade their skills and enhance their professional expertise. The program focuses especially on the interactions of public policy, affordable housing advocacy, finance and government regulation. It is also designed to prepare students who may be interested in careers in housing and community development.

Required Courses: (5 courses)

PA 220 Elements and Issues in Community Development  
PA 352 Non-Profit Management  
or
PA 350 Housing and Development Skills  
or
PA 351 Sustainable Economic and Community Development  

and

 Three (3) Electives chosen by the student and an Advisor from the areas of leadership and non-profit management; housing,  planning and development skills; and community economic and social development.

The program was designed in partnership with the Housing Network of Rhode Island. Students are expected to satisfy the requirements of an internship with the Housing Network or an affiliated community development organization. This requirement may be satisfied through the documentation of community development employment experience or through learning experiences acquired by placement.