A College Degree in Automotive is important!

NEIT’s Career Services Office reports that employers are seeking automotive technicians with college degrees.

Earn a college degree in Automotive, Automotive with High Performance, Automotive Collision Repair (Auto Body), or Automotive Service Management at the Rhode Island’s only college that offers degree granting courses to the automotive industry. #neit_automotive

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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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 NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. Visit www.neit.edu for a complete program outline.

NEIT Announces Three New Programs

New England Tech is now offering three new associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in response to the growing needs of the ever-changing labor market, demonstrating once again NEIT’s commitment to employer-driven education. The new programs are as follows.

Paramedic Technology is the newest addition to NEIT’s health science programs.  This Associate in Science Degree program prepares licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to provide care for patients. Paramedic Technology provides entry-level opportunities for students to pursue a career as pre-hospital care providers.  Paramedics work in the fast-paced world of emergency medicine in such settings as rescue vehicles, hospitals, home health care, long-term care, healthcare clinics, public health, and outpatient care. They are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician paramedic level exam. Throughout the curriculum, students engage in clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning. Classes will begin October, 2015.

The hybrid Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science Degree program was developed for public safety professionals. Designed to be convenient, relevant and flexible for the working professional, this program offers fully online courses but also combines online activities with face-to-face classroom and lab experiences. Candidates for this program must have criminal justice experience including either an Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice or college credit equivalent towards an Associate Degree, along with work  experience in law enforcement, public safety, corrections, security or military service. Applicants with fewer college credits, but who have substantial criminal justice experience, may request a portfolio review to assess their eligibility for the program. The first cohort of students began this program in the Spring, 2015, quarter, with the next group beginning this fall.

The fully online Construction Management Master of Science degree program is set to begin in the Fall 2015 quarter. Candidates for this master’s level program must possess a Bachelor of Architecture Degree or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Interior Design, Construction Management, Planning, Business, Finance, or Management or a degree in a related field from an accredited institution. Individuals with significant professional experience may also be considered in lieu of an appropriate degree and will be evaluated individually. Candidates with no professional experience or prior education in the field may want to consider the college’s Bachelor of Science Degree program in Construction Management.

The online format program is designed for a broad spectrum of busy working construction-related professionals seeking to advance their careers through the combination of advanced technical courses and an integrated management core.  The curriculum blends modern construction management theory, best-practices, and technical skills with the contemporary business management principles that drive 21st century organizational performance.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, online and Master’s degree programs.

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Student wins 2015 Newman Civic Fellows Award

Antonio Adderley

Antonio Adderley

The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college students leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities through out the country.  The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.

NEIT’s award recipient for the 2015 Newman Civic Fellows Award is Antonio Adderley, a 5th quarter Business Management student. The following are a few statements from Antonio’s application. 

“Since my first time helping out others and the community, I have wanted to continue this experience.  My Service with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force allowed me to grow personally in ways I never dreamed possible.   My life was enriched by helping victims of hurricanes by repairing homes, cleaning beaches and streets of debris, providing search and rescue operations, and working in shelters and food banks to support the victims of natural disasters.  At NEIT, my involvement in the Rotaract Club has helped enrich and support the lives of those less fortunate in the East Greenwich community through my numerous community activities.  I plan to make volunteerism a natural extension of my life as long as I am physically capable of such involvement.  I love to make a positive impact on others.”  Antonio Adderley

Successful Video Grad Speaks With Current Students

New England Tech would like to give a big thank you to Christian Beaulieu, a 2013 graduate from the Video Audio Program (currently named Digital Media Production). Christian assisted Career Services in speaking with a Digital Media Production class today regarding interviewing and finding work. Christian stressed the importance of having technical qualities and strong skills in communication. His perseverance led him to a few part time jobs and eventually landed him his first full time job. He will be working at HB Communications in Digital Media along with a part time job at Gillette Stadium as an Audio Visual Tech. Congratulations, Christian!

Automotive Grad Named ASE Instructor of the year

3-Happy Grad Randy

Randy Nussler

Randy Nussler received his Associate in Science degree in Automotive Technology from NEIT in 1989.  Since that time, Randy spent 18 years as an automotive technician before serving as a full-time automotive technology instructor at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina for the past nine years.

In November, 2014, the Automotive Aftermarket division of The Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, announced in collaboration with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), that Randy was named the 2014 Gates Tools for Schools/ASE Instructor of the Year. ASE is a non-profit organization established to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals. Randy, who has been ASE certified for 25 years, was recognized for his commitment to the success of his students and to the automotive service industry.

Randy also received the 2008 North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) New Instructor Award and the 2012 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Award, among others. He now shares his insights with Tech News readers. 

What made you decide to attend NEIT for your Associate Degree? 

New England Tech’s reputation is what drove me as a sophomore in an automotive program at William Davies Vocational Technical High School in Lincoln, Rhode Island, to set my sight on NEIT’s Automotive Technology program. 

How did you choose your program? 

I worked with my father on small engines as a young teenager, but I found I was lost under the hood of a car which drove my intrigue even more.  I was given an opportunity to attend high school automotive classes at Davies where I established a good foundational understanding of vehicle systems. But with both the variety and complexity of vehicles, I knew I needed more education and training.

What did you do to get started with your career? [Read more…]

Two New Programs Address the Current Employment Needs

Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college is proud to offer employer driven education through its two new Associate in Science degree programs in Welding Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology beginning October, 2015.

Welding_and_Fabrication_NEIT_AS_DegreeThe Welding Engineering Technology program emphasizes the development of real-world, hands-on welding skills. Through a comprehensive academic and laboratory environment, students will receive intensive hands-on training in oxy-acetylene and air carbon arc cutting, brazing, and SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW welding processes. In addition to welding and pipefitting, students will also take courses in industrial OSHA safety procedures and policy, metallurgy, structural design, blueprint reading, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), nondestructive testing, and precision measurement. Students also prepare for future certifications through simulated welder qualification tests.

Graduates of the Welding Engineering Technology program are prepared for several types of industry positions including welding engineering technician, production welder, industrial engineering technician, quality control engineering technician, CADD designer, CADD technician, welding industry salesperson, and materials testing technician.

Advanced_Manufacturing_Technology_NEITStudents enrolled in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program will focus on the design of products that use innovative manufacturing technologies.  The curriculum includes new ways to manufacture existing products by learning design principles, sketching, problem solving, and how engineering materials and manufacturing processes and machines are selected and scheduled.  Students gain a wide background of knowledge in such areas as electricity and electronics, metrology and the precision measurements of products, manufacturing processes, machining, tool design, and welding. Design is emphasized utilizing the latest in computer aided design and drafting technology (CADD).

Advanced Manufacturing Technology graduates are prepared for several types of design and technologist positions such as manufacturing engineering technologist, industrial engineering technician, quality control engineering technician, research and development machinist, or manufacturing production technician.

Sherman stated, “Through our Associate in Science degree programs in Welding Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology, students will acquire the knowledge and technical skills needed to fill today’s high demand jobs. By collaborating with several local employers, New England Tech is proud to assist in providing a pipeline of highly skilled workers for these industries.”

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, online and Master’s degree programs, including Welding Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

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BMW Step Program is on the Automotive Campus today!

New England Tech would like to welcome Charles Klasman from the BMW Step Program to the Automotive Campus today! Charles is hosting an informational session for students interested in the BMW Step Education Programs. To date, five students from the Automotive Technology Associate Degree program have been accepted and will be training in New Jersey: Brendan Hadfield, Jack Stonely, Ryan Wells, Andrew Gendler, & David Salvati. Congratulations to those who have already been accepted and thank you, Charles, for visiting New England Tech!

New Program: Paramedic Technology

New England Institute of Technology is very excited to announce our latest Associate in Science degree program, Paramedic Technology!

The Associate in Science Degree in Paramedic Technology provides entry-level opportunities for students to pursue a career as top-level pre-hospital care providers. Paramedics provide for the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs of their patients. Paramedics are advocates and health educators for patients, families and communities. They educate people to take proactive measures to ensure they live a healthier life.

Graduates of the NEIT Associate Degree in Paramedicine will enter into one of the fastest-growing employment markets in the United States. They are prepared to work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, home health care, long-term care, healthcare clinics, public health, and outpatient care. Graduates of the Associate in Paramedicine program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician paramedic level exam.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, online and Master’s degree programs, including Paramedic Technology.

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

New England Tech Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

NEIT_Logo_282_136_TAGFor 75 years, New England Institute of Technology has prepared its graduates for a wide range of technical careers.  Founded in 1940 by Ernest G. Earle as the New England Technical Institute, the present college began as a certificate-granting trade school. The school occupied three rented rooms on the sixth floor of an office building in downtown Providence with its first graduating class of 20 students completing a radio repair course.

Mr. Earle provided students with hands-on training leading to jobs that were a cut above traditional factory positions. When soldiers returned from World War II, the trade school had already invested in a lab offering courses in plastics, an infant industry that was about to boom.  Later, electronics, appliance and small engine repair programs were added.  By the late1960s, baby-boomers entered the workforce by the millions. College degrees were now considered a necessity.  In 1966, the school was established as an independent college.

In 1971, current President Richard Gouse, who is noted as America’s second longest serving college president, envisioned a degree-granting institution that would meet industry’s need for technically-trained workers. He knew the school needed to change direction so he quickly developed new programs and invested in equipment. His vision continues today as the college carries on its mission of training its students for today’s highly competitive job market.

In 1977, the Board of Regents of the State of Rhode Island granted the institution the authority to offer associate degrees, and its name was changed to New England Institute of Technology (NEIT). In 1982, NEIT was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.  The College received accreditation to confer bachelor degrees in 1995.  NEIT enrolled students for its first master’s degree program in 2010–a Master of Science degree program in Occupational Therapy. In 2012, the college created an Online Learning division to build more programs.  The fully-online RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program was launched that same year.

Today, the college enrolls nearly 3,000 students which has grown substantially from the 70 students in 1971.  NEIT now offers more than 57 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and on-line degree programs. The campus that started in a mill building in Providence now encompasses three locations: two in Warwick and one in East Greenwich totaling more than 500,000 square feet. A $120 million expansion project at its East Greenwich campus will include 300,000 square feet of academic space and its first 400-bed residence hall. A new dining area, fitness center, and college green will round out the expansion.

NEIT’s first graduation ceremony lasted less than 15 minutes. Now each spring, more than 5,000 guests attend NEITs commencement honoring the more than 1,000 men and women who have earned their degrees.

These dynamic changes to its program offerings and physical plant symbolize NEIT’s journey into the 21st century and its response to what new technologies have brought to the workplace. The needs of tomorrow’s students demand access to those technological resources to reach their full potential. As it has been since those early years, the success of New England Tech will continue to be measured by its graduates’ accomplishments in the world they are entering both as workers and citizens.