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N O I T A C U ED WAY YOUR

Throughout the past academic year, more than 3,000 students received GEDs, associate degrees, certificates of completion and recognitions of academic achievement from Rio Salado College. Congratulations! We share your sense of accomplishment and pride, and applaud the persistence it took to achieve your goals. -- Dr. Chris Bustamante

President/Rio Salado College


T A B OF CON LE TENTS Why Choose Rio Salado........................................................................................3 What’s New at Rio ....................................................................................................4 What We Do for You – Student Services @ Rio ......................................5 Chef/Teacher Serves Up Goodies...................................................................7 College Transfer Options......................................................................................8 2010 Graduation by the Numbers .................................................................9 Who are Rio’s Students? ....................................................................................10 Excellence in Education Spotlight ..............................................................11 Overcoming Addiction ......................................................................................12 Meet the 2010 Graduates.................................................................................13 GED Grad: Just Do It! ...........................................................................................15 RioPASS Accelerated Degree Program .....................................................16 Volunteering for Hope........................................................................................17 Retirees Prep for Encore Careers ..................................................................18 Classes @ Rio Salado ............................................................................................19 Graduate Celebrities Quiz ................................................................................25 Rio Salado Locations............................................................................................26 Produced by Institutional Advancement Written and edited by: Mira Radovich, David Staudacher On the Cover: Rio Salado graduates Monica Gonzales, April Tentomas and Diana Klohr. Photo by Yousin Smith.

DO - IT - YOURSELF

REGISTRATION There are 5 ways to register for classes at Rio Salado: 1. Online at www.riosalado.edu/schedule 2. Call 480-517-8540 or 800-729-1197(option 1) 3. Complete the Student Information Form (available online) and mail to: Rio Salado College, ATTN: Registration, 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 4. Complete the Student Information Form (available online) and fax to: 480-377-4701 5. In-person at 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe

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WHYCH O RIO SAL ADO CO OSE LLE GE

Rio Salado College is education – your way! We offer one of the best values in education, especially for online learning. We know you’re busy, so we offer classes starting on Mondays – 48 times a year, giving you the convenience of taking classes on your schedule!

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Quality Education at an Affordable Price • • • • • •

$71/credit for Maricopa County residents Payment plan options Financial aid and scholarship opportunities Textbook savings program First-rate faculty University transfer options

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Take classes when they fit your schedule 8-week class options 48 start dates throughout the year More than 500+ online classes / 40+ certificates & degrees Convenient locations across the Valley

We’re Here to Support You

Rio Salado College Northern Arizona University Arizona State University University of Arizona Argosy University University of Phoenix

$1,734 $3,529 $4,067 $4,125 $6,302 $6,360

*Approximate full-time tuition comparison based on a 12-credit semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Free tutoring Academic advising – online and in-person Counseling services 24/7 helpdesk 24/7 online library and librarian chat Rio Salado College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


WHAT

NEW A ’S T RIO? Students will notice three important changes at Rio Salado College beginning this fall: Gmail accounts, the Maricopa Student Refund Program, and a Personalized Academic Calendar.

GMail

A new Google-powered student e-mail system, Gmail, has been implemented for all students. Official college and Maricopa Community College District communication will be sent to your Gmail account. Gmail does not replace your RioLearn e-mail account or your personal e-mail account. We encourage all students to check their Gmail regularly or forward it to a personal e-mail account to ensure that official college and Maricopa Community College District communication is received. In addition to being a secure e-mail service provider, Gmail also offers a powerful anti-spam service, access to calendaring, tasks, scheduling and instant messaging features, and collaboration tools such as Google Docs.

Maricopa Student Refund Program (MSRP)

The Maricopa Community College District has implemented a new program to give students faster and more convenient access to their financial aid and refunds. Through MSRP, students now have the choice of receiving refunds electronically via direct bank deposit, or to a personalized Visa® prepaid debit card.

Although you still may opt to receive a paper check refund, choosing electronic payments means no more waiting for a check to arrive in the mail or in line at a bank or checkcashing location. For more information about MSRP, go to My.maricopa.edu

Personalized Academic Calendar (PAC)

Students will notice a new calendaring system when enrolling at Rio Salado College. The Personalized Academic Calendar (PAC) lists the 48 weekly start dates (blocks) offered each year at Rio Salado. Each term (fall, spring and summer) has 16 blocks. Rio students who have selected a program will receive a PAC to plan their program completion block by block. The Institutional Academic Calendar will continue to list holidays, closures and other important college dates. For more information about new happenings at Rio, visit: www.riosalado.edu

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ENT STUD SERVICES @ RIO As a student, your goal is a college education. At Rio Salado College, our goal is your success. Here’s an overview of the student services we offer to help you reach your goals, and make your Rio experience a success!

24/7 Instructional Helpdesk – Answers to questions about your course, how to contact your instructor, accessing RioLounge, and more. 24/7 Technology Helpdesk - Rio Salado’s Technology Helpdesk is available to help you work through any technological barriers that may come up during your online experience. Academic Advisement - Academic advisors can help you select courses, choose an associate degree, evaluate your transfer credits, register you in your classes and discuss financial aid options. College & Career Success Classes – Whether you’re new to college or online learning, we’ll give you tips on how to be a successful student by developing study plans, identifying learning styles, goal setting and more. Commencement/GED Graduation – Every May, Rio Salado holds commencement and GED graduation ceremonies to celebrate the academic success of our students. Computer Labs – Open six days a week, at 5 Rio Salado locations throughout the Valley.

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T N E D U T SSERVICES @ RIO

Counseling – Counselors help students set academic and career goals, and can also assist with personal issues such as stress management and motivation. Disability Resources & Services – Information and resources for students with disabilities. Services include sign language interpreters, text in alternative format, readers/scribes, and extended test taking time. eCashier/Payment Plans – A convenient online payment option. Students can pay in installments spread over several months, depending on the length of the semester. Choose from automatic bank or credit card payments. Electronic Student File System (ESF) – Rio Salado advisors use a dynamic web-based database called the Electronic Student File (ESF) system to create individualized check sheets for students. The check sheets also contain contact notes and program plans for students. ESF helps you keep track of your academic progress, check the status of your transcripts, and contact your assigned advisor. It is secure and available online 24/7 with a valid username and password.


Financial Aid – Information on the many types of financial aid available to assist students with college expenses, and how to apply for federal financial student aid.

Textbook Savings Program – Students save an average of 51% on new, customized textbooks, and enjoy buy-back options at the Rio Bookstore.

Gmail – A student e-mail account that provides official college and Maricopa Community College District communication.

Transfer Credit Evaluation – Rio Salado accepts in transfer credits from U.S. regionally accredited colleges and universities and ACE-evaluated credits (this includes military credit, CLEP and DANTES). Keep in mind that credits accepted in transfers do not always apply to your degree/certificate/ program. To request a transcript evaluation, complete the online form at: www.riosalado.edu/advisement

Honors Program/Phi Theta Kappa – Programs that recognize and encourage academic excellence, and include award stipends for eligible students. Library – Books, online magazines, journal and newspaper articles, DVDs, images, streaming films, ebooks, and 24/7 Ask a Librarian Chat. RioLounge – Join our online student union RioLounge to make friends, find things to do, and get advice for a great online educational experience. Student ID Cards – Use your Student ID to register for classes, request official transcripts, view grades, check financial aid status and more.

Tutoring - Free tutoring is available to registered Rio students. Tutors help you prepare for tests, learn new concepts, improve study techniques, and answer questions about assignments. Veterans Affairs – Offering programs for military students, military spouses, dependents of military service-members and veterans. For information about all our student services, visit: www.riosalado.edu/current

Tech Check – A free online tool that ensures your computer is ready to use the RioLearn course delivery system.

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CHEF / TE SERVES UP ACHER

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The newly opened Café @ Rio offers more than just an expanded dining space. The café is managed by Michael Hodgins, the college’s new Sustainable Food Systems director, who also uses the kitchen as a classroom for the program’s hybrid courses. Hodgins, who graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 1994, brings an abundance of culinary experience to Rio Salado College. “I started in the food industry when I was 15 years old, living in upstate New York,” Hodgins said. “I’ve done everything in the industry from owning my own restaurant to working in country clubs to cooking in sports and entertainment venues.” Most recently, Hodgins worked as an executive chef at Bon Appétit, which is a sustainable foods contractor in the Valley. It was during this time that he realized he had a passion for sustainable foods. “There are not a lot of places that have sustainable food programs,” Hodgins said. “I’ve been a kitchen guy my entire career and the Sustainable Food Systems program is what drew me toward wanting to work at Rio Salado.”

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What makes food sustainable? According to Hodgins, “Sustainable foods are foods that we can use without jeopardizing future generations.” He added that the café buys food from local farms, cutting down on shipping costs and fuel expenses. The café will also use food grown by students in the new garden at Rio Salado’s Tempe location. Currently, Hodgins teaches two classes at Rio: “The Study of the Global Food System and its Impacts,” which focuses on the movement toward sustainable food systems, and “Sustainable Restaurant Practices,” which covers energy efficient appliances and equipment, electricity and water conservation practices, methods for waste disposal and more. Hodgins said Rio’s Sustainable Food Systems program will appeal to anyone who wants to learn about sustainable foods, not just those in the culinary industry. “There is so much to learn about sustainability,” Hodgins said. “There are a lot of people using the term ‘green,’ but this program will truly show them a more in-depth look at what sustainability means.” To learn more about Rio Salado College’s Sustainable Food Systems program, visit: www.riosalado.edu/food

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Rio Salado’s Transfer Partners General Education and Transfer Options for Your Degree General education requirements courses are the core classes required for every degree. They are an important part of your education. Courses typically include art, biology, chemistry, computers, communications, English, languages, geology, history, humanities, math and social sciences. There are several advantages of taking your general education classes through Rio Salado College. First of all, our online classes provide you with the flexibility of taking classes on your schedule. Classes start every Monday and are never “closed,” so there is always an opening for you! Second, you can save money by taking your general education classes through Rio Salado and then transferring to a 4-year institution. Rio Salado has partnerships with more than 45 colleges and universities across the nation to offer you pathways to complete your bachelor’s degree. If you have completed your associate degree at Rio Salado College, our partner institutions will accept your degree credits as a “block transfer.” You do not lose any credits when you transfer them as a block. In addition, credits used to satisfy the requirements of your associate degree will also apply to the graduation requirements of the university major.

In-State

Out-of-State

Argosy University Arizona State University University of Arizona Art Institute of Phoenix DeVry University - Phoenix Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Grand Canyon University Midwestern University Northern Arizona University NAU Connection Northcentral University Ottawa University Prescott College University of Phoenix Western International University

Ashford University California University of Pennsylvania Capella University Charter Oak State College Clark Atlanta University Cleveland Chiropractic College Columbus College of Art & Design Excelsior College Franklin University Franklin Pierce University Indiana University Jones International University Kaplan University Les Roches School of Hotel Management Mayville State University Mercy College New Mexico State University North Carolina A&T University Nova Southeastern University Palmer College of Chiropractic Park University Penn State Plymouth State University Regis University Rochester Institute of Technology Strayer University University of the Incarnate Word University of New Mexico Upper Iowa University - Extended Univ. Utah State University Walden University Wayland Baptist University Western New Mexico University Western Governor’s University

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10 2009-2E0NCEMENT & GED

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Associate in Arts 89 Elementary Education 4 Associate in Business 17 Associate in General Studies 44 Associate in Science 3 Associate in Applied Science Accounting 1 Chemical Dependency 26 Computer Technology 72 Dental Hygiene 29 Early Learning and Development 1 Emergency Response and Operations 3 Fire Science 3 General Business 2 Law Enforcement Technology 39 Military Leadership 6 Nursing 56 Organizational Management 17 Public Administration 6 Quality Customer Service 3 Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry 1 Associate in Transfer Partnership Accountancy - With Arizona State University Main 1

With Distinction With High Distinction With Highest Distinction Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Honors Program

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ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE Early Childhood Education

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RECOGNITION OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT POST BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS Arts Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Teacher-in-Residence: Elementary Education Teacher-in-Residence: Secondary Education Teacher-in-Residence: Special Education TOTAL

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90 59 24 44 16 233

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION Basic Corrections 460 Law Enforcement Technology 258 Computer Usage and Applications 216 Credit Counseling: Customer Service 116 Utilities: Customer Service 116 Broadband Telecommunications: Account Services 92 Airline Operations: Reservations 65 Detention Services 64 Insurance: Customer Service 63 Chemical Dependency Level I 55 Human Services Assistance: Customer Service 39 Chemical Dependency Level II 38 Automobile Insurance: Customer Service 33 Public Saftey Technology 24 Organizational Leadership 23 Insurance Claims and Losses: Customer Service 22 Automobile Policy: Customer Service 21 Law Enforcement Field Training 19 Public Administration 17 Airline Operations: Passenger Services 11 Networking 10 Web Design 9 Advanced Computer Usage and Applications 6 Nursing 6 Clinical Dental Assisting 4 General Business 4 Military Leadership 4 Programming 4 Professional Addictions Counseling 3 Quality Customer Service 3 Advanced Corrections 2 Basic Clinical Dental Assisting 2 Fire Science 2 Technology Helpdesk Support 2 Airline Operations: Ground Operations 1

Airline Operations: Reservations & Ticketing Services 1 Broadband Telecommunications: Field Operations 1 eLearning Design Specialist 1 Firefighter Operations 1 Retail Management 1 Technology Troubleshooting and A+ Preparation 1 Travel Agency: Customer Service 1 Workforce Development: Community Re-Entry 1 Automotive Tech. I 20 Carpentry I 64 Carpentry II 13 Culinary Arts 10 Electrical I 37 Electirical II 2 Furniture Construction/Refinishing Level I 4 Graphic Arts I 72 Graphic Arts II 1 Horticulture I 28 Horticulture II 29 Landscape Technology 45 Welding I 20 TOTAL 2167

GED GRADUATES

General Education Development

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T H G I L T PO ENTS S T N E STUD E RIO’S STUD R WHO A

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Name: ............................................................. Major: ...................................................................................................................................................................Psychology Hometown: ............................................................................................................................................................ Phoenix Childhood ambition: .................................................................................................................................. Teacher Dream job: .................................................................................................................................................................Dentist Who inspires you? ............................................................................................................................... My parents Favorite thing about online learning: ............................... Don’t have to sit in class Favorite class: .............................................................................................................................................Psychology Music that puts you in the mood to study? ......................................................................... Salsa What do you do with time saved? .....................................................................................Volunteer Something you learned the hard way: ........................Take things one at a time What is something you can’t live without: .............................................................................Food

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Name: .................................................................... Major: ........................................................................................................................................... Teacher Certification Hometown: .................................................................................................................................................................. Phoenix Childhood ambition: .....................To work in wildlife & environmental sciences Dream job: .................................................................................................. Be the next Crocodile Hunter Who inspires you? .............................................................................................. Mother and Steve Irwin Favorite thing about online learning: ...............................................Can’t be late for class Favorite class: ...................................................................................................................................................................... Math Most humbling experience: ...........................................................................Having my daughter Music that puts you in the mood to study? ..... Techno, classical, hard metal What do you do with time saved? ......................................................................................................... Relax Something you learned the hard way: ........................................... Do not procrastinate Something you can’t live without? ...................................................................My wife and kids

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COMMUN ITY SERV ICES

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EDUCATIO N Rio Salado College serves the community through a variety of outreach programs that provide cultural and educational enrichment. We highlight a community service in each issue of U@Rio.

Excellence in Education Rio Salado College teams up with KEZ 99.9 FM for Excellence in Education, a program that recognizes K-12 teachers who go above-and-beyond the call of duty to make a difference in their communities.

the “Beth and Friends” morning radio show. Winning teachers are also awarded $99, a Rio Salado gift bag, and are invited to the end of the year luncheon where the Teacher of the Year receives an additional $999.

Each month during the school year, a teacher is selected from the submitted entries to be recognized for their outstanding contribution to education.

“It is always a pleasure to celebrate the accomplishments of dedicated teachers,” said Chris Bustamante, president of Rio Salado College. “The teachers here today are being honored because they are role models who inspire their students.”

In January, Chandler High School teacher Luann Ewan was named teacher of the month. In May, Ewan was honored again when she was named the teacher of the year at a reception for all of the monthly winners. “With so many outstanding educators to choose from, this was definitely not an easy task,” said KEZ radio personality Marty Manning, before announcing Ewan as the Teacher of the Year recipient. “They inspire and touch people’s lives every day, and they are all deserving of this award.” Teachers are nominated by students and parents. Monthly winners are visited by Manning in their classrooms and presented with the “Excellence in Education” award during

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The eight additional winners of the monthly Excellence in Education award were: • Natalie Eisenberg, Hohokam Elementary School • Jamie Sirota, Milestones Charter School • Rick Dalton, Heritage Academy • Tom Huber, Marcos De Niza High School • Johnathon Clauss, Laveen Elementary School • Diane Orr, Cactus View Elementary School • Elaine Padilla, Desert Vista High School • Felix Ramirez, Cactus High School The 2010-11 Excellence in Education program starts in September. Visit www.riosalado.edu/community/services to find out how to nominate your favorite teacher.


OVERCOMING ADD ICTION

By Mira Radovi ch

Ask Jennifer Reno what led her to pursue a college degree and she’ll give you the brutal and honest truth. Reno was sentenced to three years in prison on a drug conviction. And it was the best thing that could have happened to her. “In 2004, I revoked my probation to go to prison for the first time,” Reno said. “After 17 years of using drugs and alcohol, I knew I had some work to do on myself. I knew I needed an education and rehabilitation. Prison seemed like the best alternative to find myself, get a life, and quit using drugs.” Reno began her education through Rio Salado College’s Incarcerated Re-Entry program and has continued since her release from prison four years ago. She decided to study chemical dependency to not only help others, but reconcile her own demons as well. “The biggest lesson I have learned is that being educated about chemical dependency will not keep you from active addiction unless you are working a recovery program,” Reno said. “If a person does not see the problem and does not want to change, they will not.” Reno credits Rio Salado with helping her make the change to a better life. “Rio has helped me learn the value of education,” Reno said. “Since my release, Rio has stood by me, even during hard times.”

Reno dealt with many obstacles pursuing her degree, but seemingly used those to propel her where at one time they would have led to relapse. “I had to learn how to discipline myself to take online classes while dealing with the ups and downs of life,” Reno said. “I ended a physically abusive relationship, moved 6 times, injured my back, struggled with the loss of employment, all while learning how to live in society.” Reno served as one of the speakers at Rio Salado’s commencement ceremony, where she used her story to help inspire others to overcome adversity and reach their goals. “Education has made a huge difference in my life,” Reno said. “At this point with earning my degree, the negative stigma I created in society is starting to change. But it is important to love yourself enough to want to change and make a difference, no matter the cost, and reach your goals.” Reno plans to continue her education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in professional addictions counseling, and ultimately hopes to earn master’s and doctorate degrees. Her career plans include working with other addicts and children.

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MEET SOME OF RIO SALA It was the start of better things. I am the first person in my family to graduate with a college degree. Although it meant that if I could accomplish one I can accomplish much more, the journey continues with a lot of confidence and optimism.

RO DI BE ET R RI T CH

When I received my diploma I felt such a sense of accomplishment. I didn’t know it was really going to hit me this hard. It’s motivating me to continue. I want to be an example to my children and let them know that no matter how long something takes, in the end it’s worth all the effort.

IS V N A DA E J

I have finally accomplished my goals and am ready to start a new adventure in dental hygiene! I especially enjoyed my Rio Salado experience and making new friends with my fellow classmates.

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DI KL AN OH A R

Having attained my degree at Rio Salado feels amazing! It is such a huge achievement for me because I am finally seeing the result of all the hard work I have put into this goal.


ADO’S 2010 GRADUATES If it wasn’t for the staff at Rio Salado, I would not have been as successful in pursuit of my degree. The faculty and staff are all professionals in their own industries. They were patient, understanding and supportive.

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Graduating college is a major accomplishment. With this degree I will not work another dead-end job. I will have a career.

EEGIS M AR I A H Rio Salado gave me the capability to stay true to my family and their needs, but also have the flexibility to make time for self growth. I have truly walked away from this part of my educational experience with more pride, self esteem, and dignity!

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CH HA RI LL ST OM IN E “Graduation to me can be summed up in one word–success. After long hours of staying up and doing homework, studying for tests and conducting research, all I could think of when it was time for graduation was ... mission accomplished.”

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For Ebaristo Ortega, “just do it” is more than an advertising slogan. It’s his personal mantra. Ortega was one of 7,500 students who attended Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes at Rio Salado this year. In May, the former high-school drop-out not only earned his GED, but was also chosen as the student speaker at Rio’s 2010 GED Graduation ceremony. Deciding to return to school for his diploma was a difficult decision for Ortega. In October he was laid off from his job and school didn’t seem like a priority – until he started looking for work. “From that point on I tried to get jobs and they would ask for my GED or evidence that I had it,” said Ortega. “It was like a light bulb going on and saying ‘It’s time to get your GED.’ And it’s something I’ve wanted for a very long time.” Ortega was also inspired to earn his GED after a relative recently graduated from college. “Seeing my niece graduate from Arizona State University, at 22-years-of age, really motivated me,” said Ortega. “It reminded me of my parents, who came to this country to give their children a better future. My family is important to me. I want to be a role model to my family members who don’t have their diploma or GED, just like my niece was to me.”

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While his family inspired him to return to school, it was the staff at Rio Salado College that kept him motivated to graduate and helped build his self esteem to the point where he didn’t shy away from speaking in public. “ABE classes help students become more self-sufficient, improve job skills and lay the foundation for a better future,” said Blair Liddicoat, associate dean of Adult Basic Education at Rio Salado. According to the U.S. Census, nearly half a million adults in Maricopa County are neither enrolled in school nor have a high school credential. Ortega used to be one of these students, but found the encouragement he needed at Rio Salado College. Now, he is encouraging others to earn their diplomas. “Go back to school,” said Ortega with a proud laugh. “Don’t let anything hold you down. It’s important to just do it.” Rio Salado College’s ABE program is largest in Arizona serving more than 6,500 students annually. For more information about Adult Basic Education, visit: www.riosalado.edu/ABE


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Next cohort begins in February, 2011.

Rio Salado College has been a pioneer in higher learning for more than 30 years. The college was the first school in Arizona to go completely online and to educate employees where they work.

together at the same time, in the same sequence, for the two years they are in the program.

Now, the Tempe-based college is reintroducing its innovative RioPASS program.

According to Brock, another unique feature of the program is the benefit of how the classes are paired.

RioPASS, which stands for Pathway for Achieving Student Success, is an accelerated two-year associate degree program for students who have a high school diploma (or GED).

“This is an accelerated program, so students take two classes at a time for eight weeks,” said Brock. “Classes are paired so that assignments are shared and utilized in both classes as part of a learning community.”

“One of the unique elements of the program is that it is offered in a hybrid format,” said Kishia Brock, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs at Rio Salado College. “This means the students have the flexibility of online learning paired with the support of an in-person classroom environment.”

After completing the two-year track, students earn an Associate in Arts degree, and choose coursework in one of three areas: Sustainability, Business or Liberal Arts.

Students in the program also are admitted as a cohort (a group) and proceed through a prescribed sequence of classes. Cohort members take the same coursework

For more information about RioPASS, visit: www.riosalado.edu/riopass

“We designed this program with the idea of giving students more support from instructors, tutors and fellow cohort members, which we believe will help more students complete their degrees,” said Brock.

“If interested, the students can earn certificates on the way to their associate degrees,” said Brock.

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Every year, Rio Salado College employees volunteer thousands of hours to charities throughout the Valley and state.

approximately 60 tons of rubble in just a few days to allow the next team to start rebuilding the house.”

While the bulk of volunteer hours are concentrated locally, some employees have taken their efforts international. Recently, web technician Benjamin Russell used a week of vacation to volunteer in earthquake-devastated Haiti.

According to Russell, he took pride in all of his volunteer efforts, but it was the interaction with Haitians that gave him the most joy.

The decision to volunteer in Haiti started with Russell’s sister, Megan Plunkett, who sponsors a child in Haiti through the Brent Gambrell Ministries — the group that organized the trip.

“Ever since the earthquake, I wanted to visit Haiti,”

“One day I helped out at two orphanages for teenagers, painting classrooms, fixing electrical problems, and other tasks,” Russell said. “On other days I worked at a local school, and even got the do some teaching myself. The kids had fun doing crafts, hearing stories, and playing games.” On his last day in Haiti, Russell was able to drive through quake-ridden areas to observe the damage.

said Russell. “I enjoy helping people in need, and I really felt inspired to go on this trip. I find it incredibly rewarding to see the happiness less fortunate people have when you show them love and compassion.”

“One of the most moving moments was seeing Haiti’s equivalent of the White House sitting in ruins from the earthquake,” he said. “But the hardest part of seeing the devastation was knowing that every building in ruins meant tens to hundreds of lives lost.”

While Russell was technically on vacation, his time in Haiti was not spent relaxing.

Russell won’t have any vacation time for a while, but said he doesn’t have any regrets about going to Haiti.

“For several days, I helped clear the foundation of a house our organization was building for a widow,” said Russell. “We moved

“The trip was definitely life changing,” he said. “It was amazing and tragic at the same time.”

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RET RELE IREE VAN S C E ENC IN FIND ORE CAR EERS

When some people retire they become homebodies, while others are not quite ready to completely leave the workforce. One such example is East Valley resident Gary Light. After finishing a successful career in foreign intelligence with the federal government, he is seeking an encore career. “I don’t care for honey-do lists,” said Light. “My kids are all grown up. I missed interacting with kids, so I started working as a substitute teacher.”

pursuing teaching positions in early childhood, elementary, secondary and special education. “We know there are people who want to re-career,” said Kimberly Tobey, Rio Salado College’s community liaison director. “For many of them, it may have been a long time since they’ve been in school, so we have a career coach available to ensure they find success in school and in the online learning environment.”

Light enjoyed the work so much, he decided to start taking classes to earn his teaching certificate.

Light, who is 63-years-old, agrees with Tobey and said he received a lot of support at Rio Salado, which helped him make the dean’s list this past semester.

Light entered Rio Salado’s 50+ Encore Program, which was created to support adults over the age of 50 who are eager to prepare for new careers in education.

“This is a very good program for older people with degrees who get displaced from corporate America,” he said. “It’s especially good for people who want to teach special education, math and science.”

Based on adults’ areas of interest, experience, educational backgrounds, and employment situations, candidates are able to enroll in one of four online teacher certification programs. Rio Salado customized its online teacher certification programs for eligible adults, who are interested in re-careering and

While Light enjoys helping students with special needs, he said the students are not the people receiving help. He said the students are helping him, too. “I feel like working with these kids keeps me sharp,” said Light. To learn more about the 50+ Encore Programs, visit: www.riosalado.edu/fiftyplus

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500+ CLASSES AVAILABLE to You @ Rio Salado The listing below represents a majority of the 500+ online and hybrid classes offered by Rio Salado College. (The number of classes offered each term varies. Classes start on Mondays – 48 times a year!)

For a complete list of offerings, visit: www.riosalado.edu/schedule

Class

Title

Class

Title

GBS151 GBS175 GBS205 GBS220 GBS221 GBS233 GBS258 GBS263 GBS264 MGT175 MGT229 MGT251 MGT253 MGT276 MGT289 MKT268 MKT271 PAD101 PAD107 PAD122 PAD170 PRM110 PRM112 PRM114 PRM116 PRM120 PRM130 PRM134 PRM138 PRM142 PRM146 TQM101 TQM230

Introduction to Business Professional Development Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business Quantitative Methods in Business Business Statistics Business Communication Principles of Property and Liability Insurance Personal Insurance Commercial Insurance Business Organization & Management Management & Leadership I Human Relations in Business Owning & Operating a Small Business Personal/Human Resource Management Professional Human Resources Test Prep Merchandising Principles of Marketing Survey of Public Administration Public Finance Administration Public Sector Human Resources Management Public Sector Organizational Behavior Legal Aspects for Property Management Property Management Procedures Property Risk Management Property Valuation and Market Analysis Apartment Property Leasing Apartment Appliances I Apartment Plumbing Systems Apartment Home Electrical Systems Apartment Maintenance: Basic HVAC Apartment Interior/Exterior Maintenance Quality Customer Service Teamwork Dynamics

Allied Health HCC109 HCC130 HCC130AA HCC130AB HCC130AC HCC130AD HCC130AE HCC130AF HCC145 HCC145AA HCC145AB HCC145AC HCC146 HCR210 HCR230 HCR240 HES100 HES105 HES106 PED115 PHT104 PHT120

CPR for Health Care Provider Fund in Health Care Health Care Today Workplace Behaviors Health Care Personal Wellness & Safety Communication & Teamwork Health Care Organizations Legal Issues in Health Care Decision Making in the Health Care Setting Medical Terminology Health Care Workers Medical Terminology Health Care Workers I Medical Terminology Health Care Workers II Medical Terminology Health Care Workers III Common Medical Terminology Health Care Workers Clinical Health Care Ethics Culture and Health Human Pathophysiology Healthful Living Finding Health Information Online Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator Lifetime Fitness Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians Pharmacy Technician Responsibilities

Biology BIO100 BIO105 BIO145 BIO156 BIO160 BIO162 BIO201 BIO202 BIO205

Biology Concepts Environmental Biology Marine Biology Introductory Biology for Allied Health Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology Microbiology Concepts For Allied Health Human Anatomy & Physiology I Human Anatomy & Physiology II Microbiology

Chemical Dependency Business and Management ACC105 ACC111 ACC112 ACC221 ACC230 ACC240 ACC260 ACC262 GBS131

Payroll, Sales, Property Tax Accounting Principles I Accounting Principles II Tax Accounting Uses of Accounting Information I Uses of Accounting Information II Certified Bookkeeper Preparation Seminar I Certified Bookkeeper Preparation Seminar II Business Calculations

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BHS205 CHD100 CHD102 CHD110 CHD120 CHD145 CHD150 CHD161 CHD165 CHD220 CHD226 CHD236 CHD245

Therapeutic Models Foundations of Chemical Dependency Communication Skills in Chemical Dependency Pharmacology of Substances of Abuse and Dependency Professional Ethics in Counseling the Chemically Dependent Aids & Chemical Dependency Principles of Self-Help Groups Beginning Clinical Documentation Skills Theory and Techniques in the Treatment of the Chemically Dependent Family Dynamics/Chemical Dependency Counseling Multicultural and Diverse Populations Recovery/Relapse Chemical Dependency Co-Occurring Disorders/Dual Diagnosis


Class

Title

Class

Title

CHD250 CHD275

Group Interventions with the Chemically Dependent Advanced Theory and Techniques: Treatment of the Chemically Dependent Chemical Dependency Practicum Chemical Dependency Seminar Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders Seminar Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Seminar Addiction Review Seminar Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Seminar Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Seminar Street Drugs Seminar Addictive and Medical Plants Seminar Addictive and Medical Plants Seminar Multicultural Aspects Clinical Supervision Training Advanced Foundations: Review for Chemical Dependency Counselor Licensing and/or Certification Exams

CIS233DA CIS233DC CIS235 CIS240 CIS250 CIS259 CIS262AD CIS263AA CIS280

Internet/Web Development Level II Internet Web Development: Dreamweaver E-Commerce Local Area Network Planning & Design Management Information Systems Visual Basic Program II C# Level II Java Programming: Level II Current Topics in Computing

CHD280 CHD285 CHD285AA CHD285BB CHD285CC CHD285DD CHD285EE CHD285FF CHD285GG CHD285HH CHD285II CHD285JJ CHD294

Counseling and Personal Development CPD102AB CPD115 CPD150

Career Exploration Creating College Success Strategies for College Success

Dental Assisting Communication COM100 COM110 COM225 COM230 COM259 COM263

Introduction to Human Communication Interpersonal Communication Public Speaking Small Group Communication Communication in Business & Professions Elements of Intercultural Communication

Computers BPC100 BPC110 BPC125 BPC135DK BPC138AA BPC170 BPC225 BPC235DK BPC278 CIS105 CIS114DE CIS117DM CIS118AB CIS118BB CIS120DB CIS120DC CIS120DF CIS121AE CIS122AE CIS124AA CIS124BA CIS133DA CIS138DA CIS140 CIS150 CIS159 CIS162AD CIS163AA CIS190 CIS214DE CIS217AM CIS220DF CIS225

Business-Personal Computers Computer Usage & Applications Microcomputer Setup & Maintenance Word: Level I Windows Desktop Design/Publishing Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep Computer Configuration and Enhancement Word: Level II Software Installation-Windows Survey Computer Info Systems Excel Spreadsheet MS Access: Database Management Powerpoint: Level I Powerpoint: Level II Computer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator Flash: Digital Animation Computer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop Windows Operating System: Level I Windows Operating System: Level II Project Management Software: Level I Project Management Software II Internet/Web Development Level I Adobe Indesign Survey of Multimedia Technology Programming Fundamentals Visual Basic Programming I C#: Level I Java Programming: Level I Introduction to Local Area Networks Advanced Excel Spreadsheet: Level II Advanced MS Access: Database Management Advanced Photoshop Business Systems Analysis and Design

CDA105 CDA110 CDA115 CDA120 CDA125 CDA240 CDA242 CDA245 CDA252 CDA285 CDA292

Introduction to Clinical Dental Assisting and Dental Office Management Infection Control and Hazard Communication Dental Anatomy & Pathology Dental Practice Emergencies and Patient Management Dental Materials Dental Radiographic Imaging Clinical Dental Assisting I: Basic Skills Fundamentals of Basic Clinical Skills Clinical Dental Assisting II: Advanced Skills Clinical Dental Assisting Seminar Dental Specialties

Early Childhood Education CFS 120 CFS123 CFS125 CFS157 CFS159 CFS 163 CFS163AA CFS164AA CFS164AB CFS 164AC CFS176 CFS181 CFS190 CFS 192 CFS194AA CFS195 CFS196 CFS205 CFS206 CFS207 CFS208 CFS210 CFS220 CFS225 CFS235 CFS240 CFS243 CFS247

Contemporary Issues In Early Childhood Health/Nutrition-Early Childhood Safety in Early Childhood Settings Marriage & Family Life The Modern Family Family Child Care: Introduction to Business Management Family Child Care: Business Planning Family Child Care: The Environment Family Child Care: Programming, Guidance and Observation Family Child Care: Family Partnerships and Professionalism Child Development Enhancing Infant and Toddler Development Home-Based Visitation Child Care Center Staff Development Early Childhood Program Management: Staffing and Managing Early Childhood Personal Supervision Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator Human Development Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration Organization/Communication Leadership Fiscal Management and Grant Writing Family Life Education Introduction Parent & Family Development Foundations of Parent Education Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal - Age 8 Human Behavior in Context Cross-Cultural Parenting Family Ties and Aging

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Class

Title

Early Childhood Education continued CFS249 CFS250 CFS251 CFS259 CFS269 CFS 277 CFS285AA ECH128 ECH236 ECH270 ECH271 ECH280 ECH282 EED200 EED205 EED210 EED212 EED215 EED220 EED222 EED245 EED250 EED255 EED270 EED278 EED280

Transition to Adulthood Social Policy and Families Transitions: Work to Retirement Sexuality over the Life Span Child Care Seminar Adult-Adolescent Interaction Family-School Interaction: Preschool Early Learning: Play and the Arts Learning Materials for Young Children Observing Young Children Arranging the Environment Food Experiences with Young Children Discipline/Guidance of Child Groups Foundations of Early Childhood Education Developing Child: Prenatal to Age 8 Creative & Cognitive Play Guidance, Management and the Environment Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness Child, Family, Community and Culture Introduction Exceptional Young Child: Birth-8 Early Learning: Lang Acquisition/Literacy Development Early Literacy Development Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession Early Learning Development: 0-8 Early Learning Curriculum & Instruction –Birth-Preschool Standards, Observation, Assessment of Typical/Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth-8

Education CTE200 CTE210 CTE220 EDA220 EDA250 EDU204 EDU207 EDU208 EDU209AA EDU209AB EDU209AC EDU209AD EDU209AF EDU215 EDU215AA EDU215AB EDU215AC EDU215AD EDU215AE EDU217 EDU219 EDU220 EDU221 EDU222 EDU223AA EDU223AB EDU223AC EDU223AD EDU223AF

Career and Technical Education (CTE): Principles, Philosophy and Student Organizations CTE: Method/Curriculum Development CTE: Management & Lab Safety Introduction to the Adult Learner Mentoring the Adult Learner Fine Arts Educational Settings Teaching Adolescents Introduction to Structured English Immersion Teaching Students with Emotional Disabilities Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Mental Retardation Physical/Other Health Impairments Assessment of Exceptional Learners Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary Education Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary Social Studies Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary Mathematics Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary Science Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary English Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary Education - Special Topics Methods for the Structured English Immersion/ESL Student Special Education Teaching Methods Introduction to Serving English Language Learners Introduction to Education Introduction to Exceptional Learner Emotional Disabilities in the Classroom Learning Disabilities in the Classroom Mild and Moderate Mental Retardation in the Classroom Physical and Other Health Impairments in the Classroom Assessment in Special Education

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Title

EDU226 EDU227 EDU229 EDU230 EDU231 EDU234 EDU250 EDU251 EDU255AA EDU255AB EDU255AC EDU255AD EDU255AE EDU255AF EDU256AA EDU256AB EDU256AC EDU256AD EDU256AE EDU256AF EDU257AA EDU257AB EDU257AC EDU257AD EDU257AE EDU257AF EDU260AA EDU260AB EDU262AA EDU262AB EDU263AA EDU263AB EDU268 EDU270 EDU270AA EDU270AB EDU271 EDU272 EDU274 EDU276 EDU277AA EDU277AB EDU277AC EDU278 EDU284 EDU285 EDU285AA EDU285AB EDU285AC EDU287AA EDU287AB EDU287AC EDU288AA EDU288AB EDU288AC EDU289 EDU289AA EDU289AB EDU289AC EDU289AD EDU289AE EDU290

Methods in Special Education Social Studies Teaching Methods Science Techniques & Methods Cultural Diversity Education Mathematic Teaching & Methods Role and Function of the Paraprofessional Teaching and Learning in the Community College Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion/ESL Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab Elementary Education Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab Elementary Education Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education I Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education II Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education III Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education IV Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab Secondary Education Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab Secondary Education Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education I Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education II Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education III Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education IV Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab Special Education Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab Special Education Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Special Education I Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Special Education II Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Special Education III Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Special Education IV Art Methods/Curriculum Development Elementary Art Methods and Curriculum for Secondary Dramatic Arts Methods and Curriculum Development for Elementary Dramatic Arts Methods and Curriculum Development for Secondary Music Methods/Curriculum Development Elementary Music Method/Curriculum Development Secondary Secondary School Dynamic Instruction Learning & the Brain Elementary Reading & Decoding Secondary Reading and Decoding Phonics Based Reading/Decoding Educational Psychology Adolescent Behavior/Classroom Classroom Management Elementary Student Teaching Secondary Student Teaching Special Ed Student Teaching Educational Assessment and Evaluation Dynamic Teaching/Secondary Education Seminar Education Program Seminar Current Perspectives in Education Education Perspectives Master Teacher Seminar I Master Teacher Seminar II Master Teacher Seminar III Student Teaching Lab-Elementary Student Teaching Lab-Secondary Student Teach Lab-Special Education Secondary Methods and Curriculum Development Secondary Social Studies Methods/Curriculum Development Secondary Math Methods/Curriculum Development Secondary Science Methods/Curriculum Development Secondary English Methods and Curriculum Development Secondary Methods/Curriculum Development Special Topics Science Methods/Curriculum Development


Class

Title

Education continued EDU291 EDU293 EDU295 EEC200 EEC201 EEC202 EEC203 EEC204 EEC205 EEC206 EEC222 EEC295 EEC297 EEP218 EEP224 EEP240 EEP242 EEP244 EEP246 EEP250 EEP260 EEP262 EEP264 EEP266 EEP268 EEP276 EEP288 EEP289 EPD212AA EPD212AB EPD214AA EPD214AB EPD215AA EPD215AB EPD216AA EPD216AB EPD220 EPD224 EPD233 EPD244 EPD246 EPD247 EPD248 EPD249 EPD260 EPD269AA EPD269AB EPD273 EPD279 EPD286

Children’s Literature Math Methods/Curriculum Development Social Studies Methods/Curriculum Development Early Learning (EL) Foundations EL Guidance/Management EL Intro Exceptional Young Child EL Culture/Community/Family EL Language/Literacy Development EL Methods Language/Math/Science/Social Studies/Art Standards, Observation and Assessment of Typical and Atypical Behaviors EL Developing Child: Prenatal-8 Early Learning: Infant/Toddler/Preschool Internship Early Learning: Student Teaching Lab Early Learning: Health and Nutrition Child Development: Prenatal to Age Eight Early Childhood (EC) Foundations EC Guidance Management EC Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child Early Learning Culture, Community, Family and the Child EC Language Literacy Development EC Curriculum Methods Math 0-8 EC Curriculum Methods Science 0-8 EC Curriculum/Methods Social Studies 0-8 EC Curriculum/Methods Language Arts 0-8 EC Curriculum Methods Art 0-8 Standards, Observation and Assessment Typical and Atypical Behaviors Birth-8 Student Teaching Lab Early Childhood Internship: Early Childhood Infant, Toddler, Preschool Elementary Art Methods & Curriculum Development Secondary Art Methods & Curriculum Development Elementary Dramatic Arts Methods and Curriculum Development Secondary Dramatic Arts Methods and Curriculum Development Elementary Music Methods & Curriculum Development Secondary Music Methods & Curriculum Development Elementary Physical Education Methods & Curriculum Development Secondary Physical Education Methods & Curriculum Development Introduction to Serving the English Language Learner for Certified Teachers Teaching in the Middle School SEI/ESL Teaching Methods for Teachers Reading/Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings Teaching/Assessments of English Language Learners Practicum for ESL/BIL Teachers Adolescent Behavior Methods/Curriculum Development for Math Teacher Education Overview Methods Using Technology in K-6 Classroom Methods Using Technology in 7-12 Classroom Phonics Based K-12 Reading D/R Reading Practicum K-12 Middle Grade Practicum

eLearning Design ELN100 ELN101 ELN102 ELN103 ELN104

Foundations eLearning Design K-12 eLearning Design Level I eLearning Media Level I K-12 eLearning Technology/Media Web 2.0 in eLearning

Class

Title

ELN105 ELN106 ELN107 ELN108 ELN109 ELN110 ELN111 ELN112 ELN113 ELN114 ELN115 ELN116 ELN117 ELN120 ELN121 ELN122 ELN123 ELN202 ELN204 ELN290AA ELN290AB ELN290AC

Classroom Management K-12 eLearning Discipline and Behavior in K-12 eLearning Parent Communication and Involvement in K-12 eLearning Legal Issues in K-12 eLearning Engaging K-12 eLearners Intro to eLearning Environments K-12 eLearning Environments Methods of Building and Facilitating eLearning: 9-12 Methods of Building and Facilitating eLearning: K-8 Building Community with Online Learners eLearning Multiple Generation Mobile Devices as Learning Tools Interactions in eLearning Organizing and Evaluating eLearning Projects Evaluating K-12 eLearning K-12 eLearning Assessment Creation Assessment of Online Learning eLearning Media Level II eLearning Design Level II eLearning Design Internship eLearning Design Internship eLearning Design Internship

English and English as a Second Language CRW150 CRW170 CRW180 CRW271 CRW272 ENG081 ENG091 ENG101 ENG102 ENG107 ENG108 ENG111 ENG213 ENG235 ENH222 ENH230 ENH241 ENH251 ENH259 ENH275 ENH291 ESL010 ESL010AA ESL010AB ESL010AC ESL011 ESL013 ESL014 ESL020 ESL020AA ESL020AB ESL020AC ESL021 ESL030 ESL031 ESL040

Introduction to Creative Writing Introduction to Writing Fiction Introduction to Writing Nonfiction Topics in Writing: Fiction Planning and Structuring the Novel Basic Writing Skills Fundamentals of Writing First-Year Composition First-Year Composition First-Year Composition for ESL First-Year Composition for ESL Technical/Professional Writing Introduction to the Study of Language Magazine Article Writing Survey English Literature After 1800 Introduction to Shakespeare American Literature Before 1860 Mythology American Indian Literature Modern Fiction Children’s Literature English as a Second Language I: Grammar English as a Second Language I: Grammar English as a Second Language I: Grammar English as a Second Language I: Grammar English as a Second Language I - Listening & Speaking Basic Vocabulary for ESL I Idiomatic English for ESL I English as a Second Language II: Grammar English as a Second Language II: Grammar English as a Second Language II: Grammar English as a Second Language II: Grammar English as a Second Language II - Listening & Speaking English as a Second Language III: Grammar English as a Second Language III - Listening & Speaking English a Second Language IV: Grammar

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Class

Title

English and English as a Second Language continued ESL041 ESL054AA

English a Second Language IV - Listening & Speaking American Culture: History

Humanities and History ARH100 ARH101 ARH102 ART112 HIS101 HIS102 HIS103 HIS104 HIS105 HIS145 HIS277 HIS282AC HUM201 HUM205 HUM210 HUM225 HUM250 HUM251 INT105 INT150 MHL140 MHL143 MHL145 MHL153 THE111 THE205 THE210

Introduction to Art Prehistoric Through Gothic Art Renaissance Through Contemporary Art Two-Dimensional Design History of Western Civilization Middle Ages to 1789 History of Western Civilization-1789-Present United States History to 1865 United States History: 1865-Present Arizona History History of Mexico The Modern Middle East Volunteerism for History: A Service Learning Experience Humanities Universal Themes Introduction to Cinema Contemporary Cinema Introduction to Popular Culture Ideas & Values in Humanities Ideas & Values in Humanities Introduction to Interior Design Color and Design Survey of Music History Music in World Cultures American Jazz & Popular Music Rock Music & Culture Introduction to Theater Introduction to Cinema Contemporary Cinema

Languages ARB101 ARB102 ARB201 ARB202 CHI101 CHI102 CHI201 CHI202 FRE101 FRE102 FRE201 FRE202 GER101 GER102 GER201 GER202 JPN101 JPN102 JPN201 JPN202 SLC201 SLG101 SLG102 SLG201 SLG202

Elementary Arabic I Elementary Arabic II Intermediate Arabic I Intermediate Arabic II Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) I Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) II Intermediate Chinese I Intermediate Chinese II Elementary French I Elementary French II Intermediate French I Intermediate French II Elementary German I Elementary German II Intermediate German I Intermediate German II Elementary Japanese I Elementary Japanese II Intermediate Japanese I Intermediate Japanese II Introduction to Linguistics American Sign Language I American Sign Language II American Sign Language III American Sign Language IV

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Title

SPA101 SPA102 SPA115 SPA116 SPA117 SPA118 SPA119 SPA120 SPA201 SPA202 SPA205 SPA206 SPA225 SPA226 SPH245

Elementary Spanish I Elementary Spanish II Beginning Spanish Conversation I Beginning Spanish Conversation II Health Care Spanish I Health Care Spanish II Spanish for Educational Settings I Spanish for Educational Settings II Intermediate Spanish I Intermediate Spanish II Spanish for Medical Interpretation I Spanish for Medical Interpretation II Intermediate Spanish Conversation I Intermediate Spanish Conversation II Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest

Library Science IFS101 IFS105 LBS101

Information Skills in the Digital Age Finding Health Information Online Library Resource Concepts/Skills

Mathematics MAT082 MAT092 MAT102 MAT122 MAT142 MAT151 MAT156 MAT157 MAT172 MAT182 MAT187 MAT206 MAT212 MAT221 MAT231 MAT241

Basic Arithmetic Introductory Algebra Math Concepts/Applications Intermediate Algebra College Mathematics College Algebra/Functions Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II Finite Mathematics Plane Trigonometry Precalculus Elements of Statistics Brief Calculus Calculus Analytic Geometry I Calculus Analytic Geometry II Calculus Analytic Geometry III

Physical Science AGS182 AST101 AST102 CHM107 CHM107LL CHM130 CHM130LL CHM138 CHM138LL CHM151 CHM151LL CHM152 CHM152LL FON100 FON100LL FON104 FON118 FON122

Gardening Practices and Techniques Survey of Astronomy Survey of Astronomy Laboratory Chemistry & Society Chemistry & Society Lab Fundamental Chemistry Fundamental Chemistry Lab Chemistry for Allied Health Chemical Allied Health Lab General Chemistry I General Chemistry I Lab General Chemistry II General Chemistry II Lab Introductory Nutrition Introductory Nutrition Lab Certification in Food Safety and Sanitation Commercial Banking Techniques Principles Food/Beverage Service


Class

Title

Class

Title

FON143 FON160 FON161 FON162 FON163 FON180 FON241 FON241LL GLG101 GLG102 GLG103 GLG104 GLG110 GLG111 GLG140 PHS110 PHS120 PHY101

Food and Culture Modern Food Systems Sustainable Food Production Systems Organic Foods Production Sustainable Restaurant Practices Principles and Skills for Professional Cooking Principles of Human Nutrition Human Nutrition Lab Introduction to Geology I-Physical Lecture Introduction Geology II-Historical Lecture Introduction Geology I-Physical Lab Introduction Geology II-Historical Lab Geology Disasters and Environment Geology Disasters Environmental Lab Introduction to Oceanography Fundamentals of Physical Science Introduction to Physical Science Introduction to Physics

PAR230 PAR231 PAR232 PAR233 PAR234 PAR235 PAR236

Family Law for the Paralegal Elder Law for the Paralegal Bankruptcy Law for the Paralegal Real Estate Law for the Paralegal Administrative Law for the Paralegal Corporate Law for the Paralegal Estate Law for the Paralegal

Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, and Future Studies PHI101 PHI216 PSY101 PSY230 PSY240 PSY260 PSY266 PSY290AB REL243

Introduction to Philosophy Environmental Ethics Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Statistics Developmental Psychology Psychology of Personality Abnormal Psychology Research Methods World Religions

Public Safety Programs LET106 LET109 LET110 LET125 LET127 LET146 LET156 LET202 LET203 LET211 LET223 LET224 LET282 LET284 LET285BA LET286 PAR102 PAR104 PAR106 PAR112 PAR114 PAR206 PAR208 PAR220 PAR222 PAR224

Patrol Procedures Criminal Law Paralegal Fundamentals of Litigation Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement Field Problems Officer Survival First Aid Traffic Procedures Report Writing Criminalistics Search & Seizure Crime Scene Investigations Police Roles and Responsibilities Professionalism within Policing Current Issues in Law Enforcement Technology Modern Policing Strategies Foundations of the Paralegal Profession Ethics for the Paralegal Legal Foundations: Paralegals Paralegal Fundamentals of Litigation Paralegal Litigation Paralegal Business Law Introduction to Tort Law Paralegal Writing Paralegal Research Law Office Technology: Paralegal

Reading CRE101 RDG030 RDG040 RDG091

College Critical Reading Reading English as a Second Language III Reading English as a Second Language IV College Preparatory Reading

Recreation REC150AB

Outdoor Adventure Skills

Social Sciences ASB102 ASB202 ASB222 ASB245 ECN211 ECN212 GCU121 GPH111 GPH194 GPH240 POS110 POS220 POS221 POS222 SOC101 SOC140 SOC157 SOC212

Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology Ethnic Relations in the United States Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World Indians of the Southwest Macroeconomic Principles Microeconomic Principles World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere Intro to Physical Geography Introduction to Antarctica Natural Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes American National Government U.S and Arizona Constitution Arizona Constitution U.S. Constitution Introduction to Sociology Racial & Ethnic Minorities Sociology of Marriage & Family Gender and Society

READY TO GET STARTED?

Search our schedule and find the class that fits your needs. We offer more than 500 online and hybrid classes. And classes start on Mondays – 48 times a year, so you can fit college into your life! www.riosalado.edu/schedule

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CELEBRITY GRADUATE

TRIVIA?

Rio Salado grads aren’t the only people with intellectual prowess. Can you answer the following questions about these pop culture smarties? 1. Actor Harrison Ford graduated with a degree in philosophy from what Midwestern college?

5. Designer Vera Wang is an alumna of what noted liberal arts college?

A. Northwestern University B. Ripon College C. Ball State University D. Calvin College

A. Smith College B. Sarah Lawrence College C. Vassar College D. Bryn Mawr College

2. What talk show host earned a degree in speech and drama from Tennessee State University?

6. President Barack Obama earned his degree from Columbia University in:

A. Oprah Winfrey B. Dr. Phil C. Ellen DeGeneres D. Regis Philbin

A. Physics B. Economics C. Political Science D. American History

3. Actress Jodie Foster earned a degree from Yale University in what major:

7. Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash earned a Sociology degree from what California school?

A. Comparative Literature B. Film Studies C. International Relations D. Literature

A. University of California - Berkeley B. Pepperdine University C. California State University - Fullerton D. Santa Clara University

4. If author John Grisham pursued a career in his undergraduate major rather than writing, what would be his occupation?

8. Which comedian graduated with a degree in speech therapy from Emerson College?

A. Accountant B. Economist C. Biologist D. Journalist

A. Jay Leno B. Adam Sandler C. Jerry Seinfeld D. Conan O’Brien

Answer Key: 1-B, 2-A, 3-D, 4-A, 5-B, 6-C, 7-D, 8-A

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RIO SALADO COLLEGE

LOCATIONS & EDUCATIONAL SITES RIO SALADO COLLEGE

Administrative Headquarters 480-517-8000 or 1-800-729-1197 2323 W. 14th St. Tempe, AZ 85281 (west of 52nd Street between University & Broadway) • All student-related services • Bookstore & Library • KJZZ/KBAQ Radio Stations 480-834-5627 • Sun Sounds of Arizona Radio Reading Service 480-774-8300

Rio Salado College @ 7th Avenue

480-377-4050 619 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007 (just south of I-10 on 7th Ave.) • ABE/GED/ELAA classes • Future site for new high school and Green Learning Campus

Rio Salado College @ Avondale 480-377-4400 420 N. Central Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323 • Testing Center & Computer lab • ABE/GED/ELAA classes

Rio Salado College @ East Valley

Rio Salado College Lifelong Learning Center

Rio Salado College Ann Ott Adult Learning Center

480-377-4250 12535 Smokey Drive Surprise, AZ 85378 (just south of Bell Road) • Testing Center & Computer lab • ABE/GED/ELAA classes • RISE Learning for Life

480-377-4300 1801 S. 12th St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 (south of Buckeye Road) • ABE/GED/ELAA classes

Rio Salado College @ Northern 1715 W. Northern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 • Clinical D.A.

480-377-4010 56th Mission Support Center, Rm 3138 7383 N. Litchfield Road Glendale, AZ 85309 (two blocks north of Glendale Avenue on Luke Air Force Base) • Restricted access • Testing Center

480-377-4100 1150 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

Communiversity @ Surprise

www.azcommuniversity.com 480-384-9000 or 866-330-6892 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 • Certificate through Master’s Degrees

Communiversity @ Queen Creek Coming soon at Ellsworth & Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek, AZ

ABE - Adult Basic Education GED - General Education Development (high school diploma equivalency) ELAA - English Language Acquisition for Adults

Perryville & Lewis Prisons

Rio Salado College @ Luke AFB

Rio Salado College School of Dental Hygiene

480-377-4150 1455 S. Stapley Drive, Suite 15 Mesa, AZ 85204 (just north of the Superstition Highway) • Testing Center • ABE/GED/ELAA classes • Computer Lab

Rio Salado College Incarcerated Re-Entry

Rio Salado College @ PV Mall 4550 East Cactus Road Phoenix, AZ 85032 • Testing Center • ABE/GED/ELAA classes • Computer Lab

Rio Salado College Scottsdale Adult Learning Center 480-941-5166 1170 N. 86th Way Scottsdale, AZ 85257 (old Apache Park School) • ABE/GED/ELAA classes ___________________________

New location openings are subject to construction timelines and other factors. For the most up to date information, please visit www. riosalado.edu/locations

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PRO GR AM S@

RIO SAL AD O

YO U GR TOO EAT C HEI AN A GH CHI E TS AS VE A(N ): • • • • • •

Accounting Assistant Businessperson Case-Manager Computer Tech Dental Assistant/Hygienist eLearning Design Specialist

• • • • •

Paralegal Public Administrator Retail Manager Sustainability Leader Teacher and much more!

For a complete list of all programs Rio Salado has to offer, go to: www.riosalado.edu/programs


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