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Courses for High School Students

Courses for High School Students

Since October 2017, New England Institute of Technology has been offering courses that are open to high school students. 

Students in participating schools in Rhode Island may be eligible to have their tuition covered by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) Advanced Coursework Network program and should inquire for information from their school guidance counselor and apply on the RIDE website. Students whose schools are not part of the network may inquire directly with New England Tech about the available openings by submitting the form on this page. The tuition cost for out-of-network students who want to register for classes is $250 per credit.

Here are instructions on how to register as part of the Advanced Coursework Network with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE):

  1. Go to
  2. On the left-hand side of the page click on +NEIT
  3. Click on "Face to Face"
  4. Click on "Pre-register" under the class(es) you want to take
  5. Click on "Checkout"
  6. Login or Create account if you are a new user

The courses that may be offered by New England Tech starting in the October fall term include:

GMW 100 Digital Photography I

2 Class Hours 4 Lab Hours – 4 Quarter Credit Hours

This course introduces Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design (GMW) students to the technology and techniques of digital image creation using SLR cameras. Starting with “what is digital” theory and principles, this course will train students in basic digital still camera photography, composition, and storage technique. It will then continue with each student shooting and editing their photo essay for use as their first portfolio piece.

GMW 112 Digital Graphics I

2 Class Hours 2 Lab Hours – 3 Quarter Credit Hours

Students who take this course will develop a working knowledge of how 2D images are manipulated on the desktop, using Adobe Photoshop. Topics consist of image creation, retouching, color correction, and compositing images together to form a final design.

CET 110 Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology

3 Class Hours – 3 Quarter Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the field of civil engineering with an overview of transportation infrastructure, municipal water and wastewater systems, surveying and environmental considerations. Other concepts to be introduced include careers in civil engineering, qualifications for civil engineers, technicians, and professional organizations within the industry.

ENG 119 and ENG 120 Introduction to Engineering Technologies & Lab

2 Class Hours 2 Lab hours – 3 Quarter Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to engineering technology that gives an overview of the engineering profession with sample applications of typical duties, tasks, and environment of the engineer and technologist today. The future of engineering technology is also discussed. In the lab portion, students use critical thinking skills to understand and apply topics related to the various fields of engineering.

NE 115 Computer and Networking Fundamentals

2 Class Hours 2 Lab Hours – 3 Quarter Credit Hours

This course provides a technical overview of computers and computer networking used in business. Hands-on exercises are provided to give students experience with basic computer and network activities. The content serves as a technical foundation for later courses in the Network Engineering and Software Engineering programs.

GDS 114 Introduction to Game Development

2 Class Hours 2 Lab Hours – 3 Quarter Credit Hours

This course is an overview of the game development industry. Students will learn what is involved in developing a professional game from start to finish. Topics include the game development life cycle, developing a budget and game specification documents. Students will also be exposed to important physics, math and artificial intelligence concepts relevant to game development.

SE 114 Programming Essentials Using C++

2 Class Hours 4 Lab Hours – 4 Quarter Credit Hours

C++ will be used as the vehicle to introduce flowcharting, control structures, calculations, interactive programming techniques, functions, and arrays. Students will learn to write high-quality programs that implement techniques and theory necessary for business applications. Laboratory projects will grow in complexity as students gain hands-on experience. Both personal and business applications will be provided.

DMP 103 Audio Design

1 Class Hour 2 Lab Hours – 2 Quarter Credit Hours

This introductory course provides students with a foundation for working with digital audio. The primary focus of this course will be on the proper use and selection of recording equipment and microphones, as well as the manipulation of sounds. Students will use Adobe Audition and Avid ProTools DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software. Students will gain a greater understanding of the use and importance of sound in Digital Media Production. The class will explore preparing a soundtrack, mixing multiple audio tracks, and how to “sweeten” tracks using Digital Signal Processing.

MAA 110 Introduction to Careers in Health

2 Class Hours 4 Lab Hours – 4 Quarter Credit Hours

The structure of the healthcare field will be examined. This will include Medicine, Nursing, and many allied health professions. Discussion and investigation into the roles of many health professionals will be examined. Students will undergo an investigation into three professions of their choice for the end project for this class.

MLT 110 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

2 Class Hours 2 Lab Hours – 4 Quarter Credit Hours

An introduction to clinical laboratory practices and procedures normally performed in a clinical laboratory, including quality control, laboratory math, safety, laboratory equipment, phlebotomy, accreditation, certification, and professionalism.



ELY 112 Electrical Foundations I & Lab

5 Class Hours 2 Lab Hours – 6 Quarter Credit Hours

This basic course in electricity introduces students to atomic theory; the fundamental units of volts, amps, ohms, watts; Ohm's Law and the power equations; scientific notation and metric prefixes; circuit analysis of series, parallel and series-parallel circuits; Kirchhoff's laws for series and parallel circuits; and troubleshooting. Special emphasis is placed on formula transposition and algebraic notations for voltage and current. Students participate in laboratory analysis of DC series, parallel and series-parallel circuits using analog VOMS and digital multimeters with a DC power source. They are taught protoboard techniques and use the resistor color code extensively. Shorts, opens and various troubleshooting techniques are included. Students will also be familiarized with occupational trends and careers in the electrical industry.

PL 114 and PL 119 Pipe Fitting Basics & Lab

4 Class Hours 6 Lab Hours – 7 Quarter Credit Hours

Students are introduced to a variety of piping material, fabrication techniques and tools of the trade, safety, and mathematical approaches. In the lab portion, students produce piping projects utilizing tools, piping materials and the applied mathematical procedures put forth in PL 114.

AH 114 and AH 116 Refrigeration Systems Fundamentals & Lab

4 Class Hours 6 Lab Hours – 7 Quarter Credit Hours

This course studies basic refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Topics covered include systems designed as freezers, refrigerators and air conditioning. The course is intended to explain the theory of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and the components used to accomplish the cooling of products. In the lab portion, students receive hands-on practice in areas of – fabrication of refrigerant lines and connections that join the various refrigeration components together; service techniques as applied to installing manifold gauge sets and temperature measuring devices; removing, adding or replacing refrigerant charges and proving operational conditions on live, educational and factory designed equipment.

TT 106 Introduction to Vehicle Maintenance

2 Class Hours 2 Lab Hours – 2 Quarter Credit Hours

This course is designed to familiarize students with the operations of NEIT’s Transportation Labs and the overall program. Students will be introduced to shop safety procedures, various types of hand tools and their uses, measuring tools and shop equipment such as lifts and scan tools. In addition, the various fasteners that will be encountered in the program will be explained and their uses discussed. Through a combination of classroom and lab work, students will also be exposed to various basic vehicle maintenance checks and procedures. Students practice online information and data retrieval as well as recording-keeping. Students will be introduced to a wide range of potential career opportunities and work environments in the automotive field. Students will be asked to demonstrate proficiency using shop equipment such as lifts, jacks, jack stands and jump packs.

MT 105 Introduction to Marine Technology

2 Class Hours – 2 Quarter Credit Hours

Students will be introduced to the operation of the marine lab and program, potential job opportunities and the working environments of Marine Technology. Students will become familiar with the tools used in the repair of marine vessels and safety practices to be used. Students will also practice information retrieval as well as record-keeping. Topics covered are safety in the lab, measuring tools, service manuals, computerized information retrieval, tool identification and use, and fastener identification and uses.

Students will also be asked to demonstrate proficiency using appropriate shop equipment.

MCT 115 Computer Aided Design I

3 Class Hours 2 Lab Hours – 4 Quarter Credit Hours

An introduction to computer design that utilizes a three-dimensional solid modeling software package that allows students to immediately create “solid” objects in virtual reality. Emphasis will be placed on design intent. Topics include 3D features, revolve, sweep, and lofted features, shell and coil features, orthographic drawing production, and assembly drawing.

MGM 108 Introduction to Business

4 Class Hours – 4 Quarter Credit Hours

This course provides an understanding of the functional areas of business and their related business processes and cycles, and careers in the functional areas. Students will also understand the history and major differences of e-business, and organizational stakeholders and stockholders and their impact on organizations. Students will complete a business simulation.

CJ 110 Criminal Justice

4 Class Hours – 4 Quarter Credit Hours

This is an introductory criminal justice course focusing on the concepts and organization of the criminal justice system. This course will examine the various components of the criminal justice system and analyze their interactive relationships with each other, giving students a detailed overview of the criminal justice system in the United States.

For more information, complete the form on this page or contact:

Douglas Leigh
Training and Workforce Development Manager
800-736-7744 Ext 3355