NEIT’s Automotive College appears on The Rhode Show

If you missed it…here is New England Tech’s Automotive segment from The Rhode Show, which aired on September 8, 2015.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Automotive Technology, Automotive Technology with High Performance, Automotive Collision Repair and Automotive Service Management Technology

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Coming 2017 Dorms at NEIT

At New England Tech, we’ve always had labs and classrooms with the newest, most up-to-date technologies.  Starting in 2017, we’ll have a new residence hall to go with them.

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NEIT student named a Changemaker Fellow

New England Institute of Technology is proud to have one of our Video Game Design students, Tom Sulahian named a Changemaker Fellow.  Tom was one of only eleven, Rhode Island college students to be given such an honor. Congratulations, Tom!

From: The Changemaker Fellowship | SE Greenhouse

The Changemaker Fellowship is a program for undergraduate student leaders in Rhode Island who want to change the world through entrepreneurship. A Fellow is selected at each of the 11 Rhode Island college and universities to represent their school. Together, the Fellows are charged with engaging their fellow students in entrepreneurship and connecting them to local resources to help them succeed.

Tom Sulahian, Changemaker Fellow at the New England Institute of Technology

Tom Sulahian is a junior at the New England Institute of Technology studying video game design. Tom is from Arlington, Massachusetts and is passionate about video game violence and children. Thomas was raised by a single father who had his mind set on being an entrepreneur. Tom learned a lot about entrepreneurship through watching his dad. In his free time, Tom enjoys being with his friends, long boarding, and driving. He is excited about becoming a Changemaker Fellow because helping others comes naturally to him. Tom wants to change the world through play. He thinks that sometimes a game is the best way to bring people together.

He took a few minutes to share her thoughts on what it means to change the world through entrepreneurship.

What does being a changemaker mean to you?

A changemaker is somebody who can make a difference and an impact whether it’s in their small community or a larger community as a whole. It’s always good if you can start small. Eventually, that will work its way out. A changemaker is someone who can start with one person and work their way out to many.

What is the best part about starting something new?

Starting something new is a nice change from the usual rut. It’s nice to be able to do something that will break up the monotony of going to class, sitting through class, doing homework. Somewhere in there you have to do something that means something instead of sitting in front of a computer all day thinking “I should do something with my life,” but never getting a chance to actually do it. Starting something new is a great way to keep things fresh and keep things exciting, too.

What is your favorite thing about Providence that makes it a great place to start things?

I love Waterfire. They’re awesome. Starting something in Providence makes sense because it’s kind of the hub of Rhode Island. Rhode Island is so small that so many people just kind of end up there. It’s easy to reach a lot of people in such a small space. That’s the best way to make a change.

What is one issue or topic that you are most passionate about and why?

The issue of video game violence and children is really important to me. Being a game design student, I see video game violence on a regular basis. It’s weird when it’s sensationalized in the media in a weird way. They always ignore the fact that the parents still buy their children the games. It’s not the games themselves so much as the parent purchasing something like Call of Duty and giving it to their child that interests me. Parents shouldn’t be buying those types of games for their children. This is something I really care about, and something we talk about a lot as video game designers. Some people are mixed on it, but I definitely feel like the parents have to lock down on the decision making.

How do you want to change the world?

I want to change the world any way I can. We’re only here for 80 or 90 years. I want to make an impact somewhere along the line. I don’t necessarily want to be remembered, that’s not really want it’s about. I want to do something that will stick with society after I leave so that way at least I’m not just written on a headstone and that’s it.

What is your biggest dream?

My biggest dream is to one day be a manager at a game design company, preferably an indie one because big companies tend to not enjoy their employees as much and screw them out of benefits and stuff. Being a manager or an owner of an indie game company would be awesome because then I can kind of work on my own terms that way.

Read about the other Changemaker Fellows here.

Education Week Visitors

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During Education Week, an initiative to highlight higher education institutions and opportunities offered to students in Rhode Island, Congressman James Langevin and Congressman David Cicilline toured New England Institute of Technology on August 18th to learn about the college’s diverse technical and professional degree programs.  While visiting various classrooms and labs, the Congressmen saw firsthand how New England Tech graduates are highly trained to meet the needs of today’s employers. Their visit underscored the critical role that New England Tech along with other colleges and universities in Rhode Island play in strengthening the economic health and business climate in our state.

NEIT to Host 2015 WordCamp RI

East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute Technology is pleased to announce that the college will host the WordPress WordCamp RI workshop on September 25-26, 2015, at its East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. WordPress originated in 2003 as an easy-to-use blogging platform.  It has since grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world and is now the system used by millions of websites globally.

WordCamp RI will present an exciting roster of speakers to assist individuals with the WordPress program.  Renowned experts will discuss best practices for using a WordPress site ranging from those attendees new to website development and blogging as well as experienced app developers. Admission includes entrance for both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments, a WordCamp t-shirt, and reception.  To register, visit

Admission also includes one-on-one consultations at the popular Happiness Bar (aka “Help Desk”).  Attendees may bring their laptops and receive assistance with their WordPress sites.

On Friday, September 25th,  there will be three in-depth seminars on “WordPress Setup and Installation,” “Getting To Know Sass to Become a Stronger, More Efficient Front End Developer,” and “How You Can Contribute to the WordPress Core Functions.” Friday’s program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 26th, will include a series of seminars throughout the day covering topics such as adapting a WordPress site to various needs by doing your own coding, making your website mesh with your business needs, and breaking down the various components of WordPress and how you can use them. Saturday’s hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with registration starting at 8:00 a.m.

Co-organizer of WordCamp RI and president of the Linchpin Agency, Aaron Ware stated, “It’s hard to paint the value attendees get out of WordCamp RI.  There are amazing speakers, the Happiness Bar help desk staffed with knowledgeable volunteers, and opportunities to network.”  Ware also points out, “This year’s location, New England Tech in East Greenwich, is central, just a 20-minute or less drive for most Rhode Islanders.  It’s right off the highway with ample free parking.”

Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Tech stated, “Since WordPress is an integral part of the college’s Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design, we are very pleased to host WordCamp RI.  Knowing that WordCamp workshops are held internationally, our college community is proud to be associated with this outstanding organization.”

For more information call Aaron Ware, WordCamp RI co-organizer at 401-305-5228 or visit

Master’s Information Technology Program Now Online

As the college’s Master of Science Degree program in Information Technology (IT) enters its fourth year this fall, it will now be expanded to offer students the option of completing their degree entirely online. The Information Technology program is designed for IT professionals who want to advance their knowledge in the field as a precursor for management positions in the IT industry.  Each term, students may now select their courses in a traditional classroom environment, totally online, or in a hybrid combination of classroom and online offerings.

To be an effective Information Technology leader, a blend of operational and technical expertise, leadership and management of projects and teams, and a solid foundation in the principles of general management is required. The program’s mission is built around the components that comprise an organization’s informational infrastructure: the software applications that support the business processes, the information and data sources used to store data, the processes used to secure the data, the network used to access data and applications, and the people who design, manage and implement the applications, data and the network.

New England Tech’s IT program weaves technical topics such as network architecture, cloud computing and data analytics with finance, law, project management and leadership. The program provides individuals with the ability to analyze business scenarios, anticipate and respond to a continuously changing environment and effectively assign resources that make up the organization’s information system. Employment opportunities for graduates of this program may include Project Manager, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Network Manager and Systems Integrator.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Master’s degree in Information Technology

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email 


10-RealtorsOn June 11, 2015, New England Tech hosted the 5th annual RI REALTORS® Conference and Expo. As has been the tradition since the expo’s inception in 2011, NEIT’s East Greenwich campus was the host site for this informative and fast-paced industry trade show.

This event is free to members of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR).  Once again the collaborative efforts of Bob Larrabee, Senior Account Executive for NEIT’s Center for Technology and Industry (CTI), and RIAR’s Education Committee most notably Mindy Lane and Agueda Del Borgo, produced another informative day for the exhibitors, the technology session presenters, and most importantly, the RIAR membership. Industry-specific breakout sessions included sales strategies, “green” building initiatives, legal and legislative issues, as well as budgeting and financing.

This year’s event also had several new twists for the attendees. Keynote Speakers Gary and Christina Balletto presented their life’s journey,  “Tiger: A Story of Courage and Determination.” The Balletto’s currently own a real estate company, a construction company, a restaurant, and a boxing gym. Mr. Balletto is a local professional boxing champion and was a fan favorite in the second season of the reality TV show “The Contender.” After playing many sports, he decided to start a boxing career, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He walked away with the USBF, the EBA, and the IBU World Lightweight Title.

Unfortunately, an accident left Mr. Balletto paralyzed from the chest down, but he remains a hard working business owner and entrepreneur whose ambition is driven by the love of his family. “Tiger”, a documentary over a decade in the making, is a true love story between Gary and Christina and their bond to overcome all. He shared his heartwarming story of courage, determination, setbacks and accomplishments to a captivated audience.

RIAR partnered with Family Service of Rhode Island, and realtors were asked to bring new backpacks for needy school-aged children to help give them the best possible start in the upcoming school year.  More than 200 donated backpacks comprised the mounded heap visible in the registration area. NEIT was pleased to be part of this important and valued community service project.

NEIT Offers Paramedic Technology Program

Licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Non-Licensed Individuals May Enroll

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college will offer a new Associate in Science Degree program in Paramedic Technology beginning October, 2015. This new program prepares individuals for careers as pre-hospital care providers for individuals needing medical attention. Students with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license, as well as those individuals who need to obtain an EMT license, may apply.

Paramedics work in the fast-paced world of emergency medicine in rescue vehicles and emergency rooms as well as in doctors’ offices and other health care facilities. Paramedics focus on quality healthcare by providing for the needs of their patients while advocating and educating patients, families and communities to take proactive measures to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

The Paramedic Technology program has been designed to offer non-licensed students the opportunity to earn an EMT license in a separate preliminary quarter. These students must then successfully complete the EMT licensure exam by the third quarter in order to continue with the Paramedic Technology program. Throughout the curriculum, students engage in clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning. Graduates of the Paramedic Technology program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician paramedic level exam (NREMT exam).

Sherman stated, “New England Tech’s Paramedic Technology program provides enhanced training to licensed EMT’s. These individuals may now earn an Associate in Science degree in Paramedic Technology affording them the opportunity to later pursue an advanced degree in Health/EMS Management or other health sciences.”

For more information on the Paramedic Technology program, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or email Visit for a complete program outline.

NEIT to Collaborate with Fiat Chrysler of America

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is to Collaborate with Fiat Chrysler of America(FCA US) and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

NEIT is the only college in the northeast to offer Fiat Chrysler’s National Automotive Technician Training Program.

WHAT: FCA US LLC has developed a strategic automotive technician program in collaboration with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) to provide a pipeline of highly-trained technicians for FCA US dealers nationwide. NC3 is a network of education providers and corporations that addresses the need for strong industry partnerships with educational institutions to develop, implement and sustain industry-recognized certifications.

The goal of FCA’s Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) Local Program is to train approximately 1,000 students annually in more than 100 colleges nationwide to serve its dealers. Through a combination of 35 online modules combined with classroom training, this optional self-paced program is available to Automotive Technology students enrolled in select two-year programs across the country. Students who successfully complete the Mopar CAP Local Program will be certified Mopar Level 1 Technicians.

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) was selected to participate in this program since the college confers Associate in Science degrees in Automotive Technology. In addition, NEIT’s Automotive Technology program is Master Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF is a non-profit organization that examines the structure and resources of training programs and evaluates them against nationally-accepted standards of quality.

WHEN:    Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (Announcement to local dealers)

Tours of NEIT’s Automotive Center will begin at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: New England Institute of Technology

Center for Automotive Technology

101 Access Road

Warwick, RI 02886

WHO:     John Fox, Global Director of Dealer Training at FCA US

Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director of NC3

Representatives from local Fiat Chrysler dealerships

NEIT Administration and Automotive Faculty

WHY: The Mopar Local CAP program will be offered to NEIT’s Automotive Technology students beginning October, 2015. Since the closest MOPAR program is located in North Carolina, students throughout the northeast will now be afforded the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science degree in Automotive Technology and in addition, complete FCA certification. When seeking employment, this certification will provide NEIT grads with the credentials needed for advanced standing in the hiring process. NEIT will play a major role in providing highly skilled automotive technicians certified to service vehicles at local Fiat Chrysler dealerships.

Construction at New England Tech Blvd Entrance

On Wednesday, August 5th, the site utility contractor plans to begin excavation work to extend drainage lines across New England Tech Boulevard at the main campus entrance off Division Road. The project is expected to be completed within one week.

While this work is underway, we plan to close off only one side of the boulevard at a time allowing two-way traffic to be maintained.

You may also want to use one of the two alternate entrances (the West entrance off Division Road or the South County Trail entrance, adjacent to CVS) to avoid the construction area entirely.