Community College of Rhode Island

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Contact Information

Cap Frank
Program Director

Evelyn Guerzon
Assistant to the Program Director 

Susan Forfa
PACE Data Manager

PACE Computer Applications Specialist Training Program

The CCRI PACE Computer Applications Specialist Training Program is designed for individuals who are interested in entering Rhode Island’s expanding Information Technology industry.  The curriculum provides the student with a broad understanding of personal computers and computer software applications in both the Windows and Mac operating systems.  Students will gain a functional foundation in Information Technology and improve their digital literacy skills. With this background, students will both (1) qualify to take industry recognized certification exams, such as IC3 and Microsoft Office Professional, and (2) apply for entry level office support positions, such as Help Desk, Call Center IT support, or Administrative Assistant.

PACE Academic Advisors will support participants from enrollment through completion of the program.  Contextualized academic support and tutoring will be available.  

Upon successful completion of all course requirements in the program, students will receive a certificate of completion and can apply to receive credits toward Computer Studies certificates or degree programs at CCRI, if they elect to continue their education.

This program will be held during the day at the Shepard Building Providence in Providence (in the historic Shepard’s Building).  Free parking is provided.

This training is being offered through CCRI’s Center for Workforce & Community Education and is partially funded by the US Department of Labor.

Email for enrollment information.

Download our program flyer.

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Last Updated: 4/8/13