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Anyone can take classes at PC’s School of Continuing Education (SCE) – you don’t have to be enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Our courses are designed for busy adults – flexible, supportive and affordable. The cost to take a class at SCE is less than URI, RIC and many other colleges – $380 per credit ($1,140 per 3-credit course), with no additional fees, except for those courses that include an online or lab component.

Fast-Track Online Session
October 5 – December 11

The following courses are offered online and are completed in a condensed 10-week session, beginning on October 5. Registration for this session is not available online, however the registration and payment form may be completed electronically and sent via an electronic faxing website/app, traditional fax or regular mail – further instructions are on the form. You may also wish to view the following resources:
SCE Virtual Office Assistance and Coronavirus Guidelines
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ACC 301: Cost Accounting
Online synchronous meetings | Tuesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
CRN #2723; 3 credit-course; no distance learning fee, no lab fee
Learn the quantitative tools and analytical techniques used by managers in formulating business strategies, including reporting issues relative to planning and control decisions; cost-volume-profit analysis; manufacturing cost flow; and cost estimation. Alternative management and accounting methods and their impact on business operations and performance is also studied.
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HUM 370: Literature & Medicine
Hybrid course – mostly asynchronous online format with a few on-campus meetings | Wednesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
CRN #2812; 3 credit-course; no distance learning fee, no lab fee
Literature and Medicine will explore the impact of illness, medical intervention, and recovery for patients and their families as it is represented in literature.  The various works reviewed in this course are chosen to give students — especially those studying for careers in the healthcare field — a sense of medicine from the patients’ perspectives.  Various agenda will be investigated including (but not exclusive to) the impact of devastating physical illness, neurological and psychological illness, and chronic recurring illness.  Social and cultural aspects of illness will also be investigated.
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MGT 101: Principles of Business Management
Online synchronous meetings | Wednesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
CRN #2776; 3 credit-course; no distance learning fee, no lab fee
Learn key management skills required to meet organizational and business goals, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
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PSC 311: American Constitutional Law
Online synchronous meetings | Thursdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
CRN #2788; 3 credit-course; no distance learning fee, no lab fee
An introduction to the American legal system and the development and evolution of the U.S. Constitution through judicial interpretation. Emphasis is placed on courts as political institutions directly involved in the development of public policy. Areas covered include judicial review, federalism, separation of powers, and economic policy.
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TDF 102: Intro to Oral Communication
Online synchronous meetings | Thursdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
CRN #2867; 3 credit-course; no distance learning fee, no lab fee
Develop effective oral communication skills through cultivation of self-awareness, team building skills, listening skills, and oral presentations. Students will prepare a variety of individual and group presentations, exploring oral communication in formal and informal situations. Listening and evaluation skills are developed through engagement in discourse, activities, and written assignments.
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THL 260: Religions of the World
Hybrid course – mostly asynchronous online format with a few on-campus meetings | Thursdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
CRN #2800; 3 credit-course; no distance learning fee, no lab fee
Explore the idea of redemption as expressed by the Judaic, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian traditions. Student will examine both the philosophy and ritual found in the Torah, Koran, Bible, Pali Canon, and Upanishads, aided by a variety of secondary sources. Class discussion will focus on the similarities and differences between the religions’ concept of redemption. (Fulfills SCE THL I core requirement.)
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