How to Register – Workforce & Community Education

Registration is easy & open to all

Workforce (job-related) and community education non-credit classes have open enrollment. The only limitation is class size, so complete and submit your registration as soon as you can. Join the thousands of your co-workers and neighbors who take our classes, seminars, and workshops every year. See our schedule of course offerings here.

Connect with us to get the answers you need

Thank you for your interest in attending Three Rivers! While our physical campus will be closed for the remainder of the semester due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration for our many programs continues. We know you have questions about Three Rivers, the registration process, financial support, and more. So, we are here to answer your questions and help you achieve your job training goals. Choose from one of the three following options to connect with us.

Join a group Webex Information Session and get your questions answered

You’ll be able to speak directly with someone from our department during one of our Workforce and Community Education (WCE) Info Sessions on Webex. You can get all of your questions answered from scheduling, costs, and more. These are 1 hour meetings offered multiple times when you can join and leave at anytime during the hour. It’s as simple as clicking below on “Join Meeting” on the day you want to attend.

  • WCE Information Session – Monday, May 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Join meeting
  • WCE Information Session – Thursday, May 21, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Join meeting
  • WCE Information Session – Monday, May 25, NO SESSION
  • WCE Information Session – Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Join meeting
  • WCE Information Session – Monday, June 1, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Join meeting

Meet one-on-one with a WCE advisor

Sign up here to virtually meet with someone in the office of Workforce and Community Education (WCE). We can walk you through how to register and answer any questions you have! We’re available for a face-to-face video meeting or phone meetings from 9 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday. Fill out this form and we’ll be in touch to set up an appointment.

Prefer to talk via email?

If you would prefer to e-mail, contact us at WCEinfo@threerivers.edu, and we will get back to you quickly.

Three ways to register

First, visit our Workforce & Community Education web pages to select the course(s) you want to take. Then register by one of the following three ways.

1. By Mail

Complete the course’s registration form (download here), include payment, and mail to:

Three Rivers Community College
Attn: Workforce and Community Education Department
574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360-6598

2. By Fax

This method is only available if you are paying by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Complete the course’s registration form (download here), and fax to: (860) 215-9902.

3. In Person

Due to the College building being closed due to coronavirus restrictions, registering in person is not available at this time.

Program Funding Options

Here are some of the ways you might be able to get help in financing your tuition for Workforce courses:

  • WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act): Students may contact their local Department of Labor (formerly CT Works) for eligibility information regarding TRCC courses. This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals. Students need to complete program requirements through WIOA to become eligible for course payment. For more information contact WIOA-Montville at (860) 859-5200.
  • Connecticut Indian Council: This is a private, non-profit organization funded by the Department of Labor as part of the Indian and Native American Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act. Students who are able to provide documentation showing Native American Status may be eligible for funding. For more information call (860) 535-1277.
  • City of Norwich: This program is funded through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block grant (CDBG) and is for low to moderate income students. The student must be a resident of the city of Norwich. For more information call Marie Vargo at (860) 823-3770.
  • Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program: Students who are homeowners and behind on their mortgage payments may be eligible for the Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program. This program helps students gain the skills to earn more money and become financially stable. For more information call Rose Sbalcio at (860) 522-1111.
  • TVCCA: This program is for individuals 55 and older with limited income, and offer employment training to enhance employability. For more information call Ted Pappagallo at (860) 425-6603.
  • HPOG (Health Profession Opportunity Grant): This program helps low income individuals’ gain entry into healthcare profession occupations. For more information call Rachel Martel at (860) 933-3171.
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program): Students receiving SNAP assistance may be eligible to take one of TRCC’s workforce training programs for free. Click here for more information on SNAP.
  • Manufacturing Pipeline: Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative is a partnership between state and regional agencies. The focus is to develop workforce skills in job seekers via training programs and align those skills to the staffing needs of regional manufacturers. For more information about this program and how to apply, click here.

Refunds and Course Cancellations

Refund Policy

A full refund for noncredit programs will only be considered when a student drops a class up to one business day prior to the first scheduled meeting. You may submit your written request to the office of Workforce and Community Education by mail, e-mail (WCEinfo@threerivers.edu), or by fax (860) 215-9902.

Students need to provide the following information: full name, address, date of birth, student identification number or social security number, and course reference number (CRN). In addition, we require a brief explanation for your withdrawal.

Verbal withdrawals for noncredit programs are processed only through the office of Workforce and Community Education by phone or in person.

Refunds are mailed directly to you approximately two to four weeks from the processing date. No refunds or credit towards another program will be considered after the first class has begun.

Cancellation and Course Change Policy

The college reserves the right to limit the number of students registered in any course, to cancel any courses for which there is insufficient enrollment, and to make changes in the schedule as circumstances require. Course cancellations will be announced before the first day of class.

For weather related cancellation info, call the college’s main number at (860) 215-9000.