1. Undergraduate Degree Program:
PUCMM students earn a second bachelors degree at RIT in a complementary field such as international business, marketing, and innovation management in AACSB accredited programs. Some enter RIT directly from the Dominican Republic, others through a partnership between Tompkins Cortland Community College, PUCMM, and RIT, students stay at the community college for two summers, earning an Associate degree and meeting English proficiency requirements. These students simultaneously complete a Bachelor’s degree in their own country, and a second Bachelor’s degree, at RIT in 3 quarters (nine months). RIT provides scholarship support of 40% of tuition for the RIT portion of the program.
2. Special Initiatives in Graduate Education at RIT:
Through the RIT/PUCMM partnership, Dominican students complete RIT Masters’ degree programs on the RIT campus on an accelerated timeline with partial to full tuition support. The program which began with students in MBA, Industrial Engineering ME and MS degree programs at RIT, now encompasses programs acrossRIT including Computer Science and Information Technology, Telecommunications, Service Management, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering. Qualified students receive at least 30% tuition scholarship
3. Site-based RIT Graduate Degree Programs in the Dominican Republic:
RIT, in conjunction with PUCMM, offers an Executive Leader MS degree program in Service Management and Innovation, Networking and Systems Administration and Manufacturing Management in Santo Domingo, DR. These accelerated programs, which can be completed in 14 months, are designed for working professionals and offered entirely in the DR through a combination of intensive on site courses and online learning. The programs are taught by RIT and PUCMM faculty, and extensive facility and administrative support from PUCMM allows the program to be delivered at approximately 50% of the cost of the RIT campus-based program.
4. Summer Program in Manufacturing:
The department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at RIT offers a two-week or three-week short term program for undergraduate students exposing them to practical experiences in industrial engineering topics including design, manufacturing and assembly using state-of-the-art CNC equipment and software. Students live on campus, and in addition to academic and laboratory experiences, have local industry tours and social activities.