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Tips for Online Success
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Rio’s Top Online Classes
HOW DO I REGISTER?
8-week Classes = Faster Completion
WHY choose Rio Why Choose Rio Salado College Online?
Are you ready to start college? Visit www.uatrio.com, choose your classes, and begin now! It’s that easy! At Rio Salado, you don’t have to worry about semesters, applications, tuition increases, traffic or parking. Our online classes are affordable, flexible, and 24/7 help is accessible, which allows you to conveniently fit a quality college education into your life.
“On behalf of Rio Salado College, I extend warmest congratulations to the class of 2009! I encourage you to go out and use your new credentials to make a positive difference in the world around you.”
• $71/credit* • No surcharge or tuition increases in 2009 • Save an average of 52% with custom textbooks • Save gas money by not having to drive to class • No driving means not paying for parking • Financial aid is available to eligible students • Scholarship opportunities
• Classes start every Monday • No semester restrictions • More than 500 classes online • More than 40 degree and certificate programs • 8-week class option available
• Take a class at any time of the day • 24/7 technical support • 24/7 instructional support • Online library and library assistance is always open • Free tutoring is available in-person, via e-mail, by phone, or online • Academic advising is available online or in-person *For Maricopa County residents. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Rio Salado College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
TABLE of Contents Tips for Online Success....................................................................................................... 3 Online Classes are for Everyone..................................................................................... 4 No time? Fast Programs!.................................................................................................... 5 Financial Aid Eligibility....................................................................................................... 7 Commencement Speakers Inspire................................................................................. 8 Online Classes by Discipline............................................................................................. 9 8-week Class Option............................................................................................................ 10 A Head Start on College..................................................................................................... 12 Meet the 2009 Graduates.................................................................................................. 13 Class Promotes Sales Techniques................................................................................... 15 Rio Salado Transfer Partners............................................................................................. 16 Re-Vibe Your Education...................................................................................................... 17 Communiversity Opens August 3rd. ............................................................................. 18 Top Online Classes @ Rio Salado..................................................................................... 19 Teacher’s “Baggage” Debuts in New York..................................................................... 24 Crossword Puzzle................................................................................................................. 25 Rio Salado Locations........................................................................................................... 26 Produced by Institutional Advancement Contributing writers: Mira Radovich, David Staudacher
DO - IT - YOURSELF REGISTRATION There are 5 ways to register for classes at Rio Salado: 1. Online at www.uatrio.com 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 West 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281 4. Complete the Student Information Form (available online) and fax to: 480-377-4701 5. In-person at 2323 West 14th Street, Tempe
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TIPS for Online Success
So you’ve registered for your first class at Rio Salado College. Great! The next step? Preparing for the world of online classes. If you have never taken an online class, we’ve compiled some tips that can help make you a successful online student. 1. Get organized!
Taking an online class means you have to be especially organized. It is up to you to know when assignments are due, and to allocate the time to complete them. Because you don’t have to physically travel to a classroom, it may be easy to miss deadlines. Rio Salado’s course management system, RioLearn, gives you calendar and alert tools to help manage time and coursework.
2. Build a relationship with your instructor.
Online students can take an entire class or block of classes without ever meeting the instructor inperson! Therefore, it is important to communicate often with your instructors. Give feedback on assignments, ask questions, and let them know you are taking the class seriously. Chat rooms, online discussion groups, email, phone, texting – take advantage of whatever communication methods are used in your class.
4. Budget your time.
While online college offers the flexibility of classes on your schedule, students should still expect a minimum time investment of 7-10 hours per week per class. There may not be commuting involved, but there is still studying and homework to complete. And because many online students also work and have family responsibilities, a dedicated block of time should be carved out each day (if possible) for school work.
5. Technology happens!
Sometimes, forces beyond your control (such as thunderstorms or your dog unplugging your laptop) may cause technical difficulties with your online class. Stop! Take a deep breath! Remember that Rio Salado students have access to 24/7 technical support. The Technology Helpdesk also can assist you with username/ password questions, opening pdfs, downloading files from the Internet and more.
3. Be careful what you write!
Email is the communication method of choice for today’s generation. Remember that some aspects of verbal communication – facial expressions, body language, gestures – are lost in translation when you communicate through writing. Words on a page can come across differently than anticipated. Use correct grammar and spelling when emailing your instructors, instead of jargon and lingo (do U come hre ofN).
Creating College Success! Get more practical advice on how to succeed at Rio Salado College. “Creating College Success” (CPD115), a onecredit class, teaches students how to select and develop effective academic strategies, increase self-awareness and develop self-management skills. The class is available starting July 2009.
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Online classes are for anyone and everyone! This year, more than 60,000 students took classes through Rio Salado College 35,000 of them online. We specialize in serving a diverse student body made up of teens in high school, members of the military, working professionals, parents and retired adults. Students take classes from towns throughout Arizona, cities across the country and places around the world. Whatever your situation or location, Rio Salado has more than 500 classes that are adaptable to meet your needs.
High School Students
Rio Saladoâ€™s Dual Enrollment program allows you to earn college credit while still in high school. We have partnered with more than 50 high schools throughout the Valley to help eligible high school students get a head start on a college education. This program also gives parents a chance to save money on college before their son or daughter completes high school.
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Rio Salado, a Service Members Opportunity College (SOC), helps military personnel at Luke Air Force Base, and at bases around the world, reach their educational goals. We provide educational support to military students, military spouses, and veterans by offering a widerange of online courses, student services, and T.A. eligible certificates/ programs.
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College and University Students
Students can easily take classes at Rio Salado while attending other colleges and universities. Our partnerships with schools in and outside of Arizona guarantee your class will transfer. This is a popular option for students who are looking to save on tuition costs or take a class that may not be available at their host school due to closed/cancelled classes, time of the year and simply not being offered. Rio Salado Collegeâ€™s online classes start every Monday and are always open.
If you are looking to switch careers, the flexibility of online classes lets you take a class when it fits into your schedule. Rio Salado enables you to complete a degree or certificate program while remaining committed to your family and jobs. Besides flexible classes, Rio Salado offers 24-hour instructional and technical assistance, an online library and library assistance.
Check out our easy to use online class schedule www.uatrio.com
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Source: www.peterson.com, www.abor.asu.edu Approximate full-time annual tuition comparison based on two 12-credit semesters. *For Maricopa County residents. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
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Programs that can be Completed in One Year or Less! At Rio Salado College, we know that your time is valuable. That is why we offer several programs that you can complete in one year or less, so you can further your education while saving money and time. Here are a few of the many programs that could get you started on the road to a new career with a minimal time commitment. Online Clinical Dental Assisting
Certificate of Completion
How long does it take? You can finish the online clinical dental assisting certificate program in 9-12 months. What does a dental assistant do? Assist dentists in delivering quality oral healthcare to patients. What will I learn? Coursework covers dental anatomy, X-ray imaging and the clinical skills you need to start a career in the healthcare field. Courses are supplemented by comprehensive video instruction and feature unique distance lab kits mailed right to your home. Is there in-person training? Yes. In-person practicums are held in our stateof-the-art facility to provide hands-on experience in a lab setting. Students also take part in a 300 hour internship with a licensed dentist.
DID YOU KNOW? Rio Salado offers 8-week classes
Early Childhood/Human Development
Certificates of Completion in: Adult Development and Aging, Adolescent Development How long does it take? Both of these certificate programs require 16 credits, which can be completed within one year. What careers are involved with the Early Childhood/Human Development fields? Students at a paraprofessional level can find employment in many areas including: adoption and foster care, senior citizen centers, crisis intervention programs, group and halfway houses, social service agencies, psychiatric facilities and hospice care centers. What will I learn? Depending on the certificate, coursework focuses on the core competencies of adolescent development, parenting and family development, aging issues, and family and consumer science. What else should I know? By successfully completing Early Childhood coursework, you can fulfill the requirements for a National Credential and have the credits apply toward an associate degree at Rio Salado College.
Computer Usage and Applications
Professional Addictions Counseling
Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion
How long does it take? This certificate program requires 16 credits, which can be completed within one year.
How long does it take? At 15 credits, this certificate program can be completed within one year.
What can I do with this certificate? Students trained in computer technology can apply that knowledge in several technical fields including business, graphics, programming, networking and web design.
What can I do with this certificate? Students in the chemical dependency field typically work in the areas of social work, counseling, mental health, psychology and rehabilitation, to assist chemically-dependent persons with alleviating their addictions
What will I learn? Classes focus on the basic use of software applications including operating systems, word processing, databases, presentation graphics and the Internet. What else should I know? This certificate is required for students who wish to earn a certificate of completion in Advanced Computer Usage and Applications, Networking, Programming and/or Web Design. It is also required for an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Technology.
What will I learn? Classes focus on self-help groups, the recovery process, relapse factors, family dynamics and the various medical, emergent and intervention models. What else should I know? This program is for professionals already in the field – students must have bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees in behavioral health or a related field. Completing this certificate helps professionals meet educational requirements for state and/or national addiction certification requirement, as well as earn continuing education credits.
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FINANCIAL Aid Eligibility Six Common Questions
1. Do I have to be a full-time student to qualify for financial aid?
Students must be enrolled in 6 credit hours or more (half-time or greater) to be eligible for federal student loans. Rio students often stagger the start dates of their classes. For purposes of financial aid, eligibility is determined by the actual number of credits in which a student is enrolled during the academic term. The class start dates must fall within the start and end of the standard academic term in order to be counted.
4. If I have defaulted on a prior student loan, am I eligible for financial aid?
A student with a defaulted loan is not eligible to receive Title IV federal student aid (grants and loans among other programs) unless the defaulted loan is resolved with the U.S. Department of Education. When applying for financial aid, students with a prior default must provide Rio’s Financial Aid Office with documentation that their eligibility to receive Federal Student Aid has been reinstated.
2. Will my financial aid eligibility change if I 5. What is a book voucher and is it a good withdraw from one or more of my classes? option for me? It can. Financial aid eligibility is based, in part, on a student’s academic performance during an academic term. Withdrawing from one or more of your classes could affect your academic eligibility to receive financial aid in the future, so be sure to check into this if you consider withdrawing from any of your classes.
3. If I owe a prior balance, am I eligible for financial aid?
Yes, but in order to register for classes and receive financial aid, students must resolve outstanding balances from any prior term owed to any college of the Maricopa Community College District including Rio Salado.
The book voucher allows students to purchase textbooks prior to the disbursement of their financial aid. As long as the student’s anticipated financial aid is enough to cover tuition and fees, academically-eligible students who qualify for financial aid can receive a book voucher after they have submitted all required application documents to Rio’s Financial Aid Office.
6. When will I receive financial aid disbursement?
Rio Salado College disburses financial aid funds to eligible students’ accounts once the drop/add period has ended and once grades for all prior classes have been posted.
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COMMENCEMENT Speakers Inspire with Determination, Patience Alana Parker and Loretta Price couldn’t be more different, and yet more similar. One is a mother. One is a grandmother. One is starting her career. The other is supplementing an already diverse work history. Both served as commencement speakers at Rio Salado College’s graduation ceremony. And both have overcome tough individual challenges to reach this goal. Parker, whose life-long dream is to become a nurse, graduated with an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree. “Earning my degree has empowered me,” said Parker, who began taking classes in 2001. “I am excited to help improve the quality healthcare offered to individuals in my community.” While working toward her degree, Parker juggled school, a job, and the family responsibilities that come with having a husband and two young sons. Soon, however, the pressure began to build. “I faced massive stress during the first two blocks of my program,” said Parker, who reached out to Melanie Abts, Rio Salado counseling faculty member, for support. “Melanie taught me how to relieve my stress using different methods of relaxation,” said Parker. “She helped me understand my studying method, and how to prepare and minimize test anxiety.” Having conquered stress, Parker then found herself dealing with self-confidence issues. “I would look at others in my class and feel under qualified due to my lack of work and educational experience,” said Parker. “I realized halfway into the program that I could achieve anything I put my mind to.”
That same determination is a trait also exhibited by Loretta Price, who earned an Associate in Arts degree in Public Administration. In 1976, Price immigrated to the United States from South Africa, and worked for a car rental company for many years before getting a recruiter position with Maricopa County. At work, she joined a cohort program where county employees receive onsite training to earn certificates or degrees through Rio Salado College. “I was apprehensive because this was my first exposure to any American school,” said Price. “My educational experience in South Africa was high school and three months of college.” Price’s cohort completed their certificate program in 2006, and decided to continue with the degree program. When the cohort ended in 2008, Price forged ahead, taking online classes on her own to complete her degree. “I learned it’s never too late to start your education,” said Price. “Rio Salado took away all the obstacles and made getting an education very easy.”
NUMBER of Online Classes Offered by Discipline 15 Allied Health 9 Biology 32 Business and Management 27 Chemical Dependency 5 Communication 55 Computers 4 Corporate and Government Programs 1 Counseling and Personal Development 14 Dental Assisting 1 Dental Hygiene 5 eLearning Design 36 Early Childhood Education 105 Education 29 English and ESL 19 Humanities and History 35 Languages 3 Library Science 16 Mathematics 18 Nursing 25 Physical Science Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, 8 and Future Studies 16 Public Safety Programs 4 Reading 16 Social Sciences 498 Note: Data is representative of Spring 2009 online offerings; additional classes are continually added. Rio Salado has more than 500 online classes in its system. The number offered fluctuates each term.
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New 8-Week Class Option How does the 8-week class option work?
Students can complete their degrees faster now that Rio Salado offers classes that are 8 weeks in length.
• Check Rio Salado’s online class schedule to see if a class is offered in the 8-week format. • For most classes, you select the 8-week option when you start your class in RioLearn. However, some science classes require you to select the 8-week class section at the time of registration. • If you choose not to select the 8-week class option, your class remains its original length (e.g. 14 weeks).
The new 8-week class option is available for a majority of Rio Salado’s online classes. If you prefer fast-paced classes, this option is for you! However, you can continue to choose the traditional 14week option if you prefer a moderatelypaced class.
What are the advantages of 8-week classes?
• Lets you complete more classes in a shorter period of time • Empowers you to go from part-time to full-time status • Leads to faster degree completion
When do I choose this Option?
You can choose the “8-week class option” within the first 7 days of your course start date. The RioLearn system will automatically create an 8-week calendar for you and adjust your assignments, quizzes and examinations accordingly.
Check out our simple to search online class schedule. www.uatrio.com
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A Head Start on College Throughout the Valley high school seniors are celebrating graduation and preparing for college. Among these teens are students who have already completed their first year of college while they were in high school. How did they accomplish this? The students took advantage of Rio Salado College’s dual enrollment program.
One student who has benefited from the program is Wayne Unger, a recent graduate of Mountain Pointe High School. Unger started taking dual enrollment classes during his sophomore year and completed high school with 40 college credits.
“The dual enrollment program was a great opportunity for me,” said Unger. “It is allowing me to pick a flexible schedule this fall. With these credits, I’m seriously considering a double major, too.” While students like Unger are appreciating the flexibility and likelihood of graduating from college early, they are not the only people to see the program’s benefits. “Dual enrollment is a tremendous asset for our daughter,” said Kathrine Komarnisky, whose daughter, Sydney, is preparing for her junior year at Hamilton High School in Chandler. “There is the obvious financial savings, but it is also teaching her responsibility and preparing her for college life.”
Rio Salado College has partnered with 50 high schools in the greater Phoenix area to make the dual enrollment program a reality. For a class to qualify for dual enrollment, the syllabus and textbooks are evaluated by Rio Salado to ensure it is a college-level course. According to Dr. Vernon Smith, Vice President, Teaching and Learning at Rio Salado College, “in order to teach dual enrollment classes through Rio Salado College, high school instructors must meet strict qualification requirements, which usually include having obtained a master’s degree in their teaching discipline and being approved by Rio’s Faculty Chair.” Dual enrollment credits transfer to all Arizona public colleges and universities, as well as in other states. Students also can take online classes through Rio Salado College even if their high school does not have a dual enrollment partnership established. Students under the age of 18 need parental permisson. Rio Salado’s online classes start every Monday and are supported by 24/7 instructional and technical support.
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CLASS Promotes Sales Techniques In only eight weeks you can learn the ins and outs of the sales profession through a new online class created by Rio Salado College and Kaiser Companies.
Business Degree Students can now earn a business degree online through Rio Salado College. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in General Business program introduces students to the major areas of business, including accounting, marketing, management, and human relations. By providing a broad overview of the business program, this degree allows students to select a specific area of interest within the business field to pursue in future studies. Students will need 61-63 credits to complete the online business degree.
The Sales Professional I class outlines the basic principles of relationship selling, and reviews the theories and methods of successful sales strategies. The class is designed for people who are looking to enter into a sales profession or revitalize their selling techniques, and also presents an employee training opportunity for business owners. “The techniques taught in this class are especially important in today’s economy when strategizing on how best to reach your target markets,” said Chris Bustamante, Vice President of Community Development and Student Services at Rio Salado. “Employees can really benefit because at some point everyone uses sales and customer service practices in their jobs.” Specific topics covered in the class include how to build customer relationships, prospect and qualify leads, overcome objections, make effective presentations and close the deal. The online class is led by a certified sales expert. “Kaiser Companies is extremely passionate about sales education and helping others to realize their full potential,” said Jim Kaiser, President and CEO of Kaiser Companies. “We are very excited about the release of our first Sales Professional class through Rio Salado College.” The sales professional class is offered at an introductory rate of $595, with special rates available for employee groups. The non-credit class also includes a one-year subscription to Selling Power magazine.
RIO Saladoâ€™s Transfer Partners Rio Salado partners with several colleges and universities across the United States to offer you convenient ways to complete your bachelorâ€™s degree.
Here is a list of our transfer partners:
In-State Argosy University Arizona State University/ The Alliance 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 Arizona University of Phoenix Western International University
Out-of-State Ashford University California University of Pennsylvania Capella University Charter Oak State College Clark Atlanta University Cleveland Chiropractic College Columbus College of Art & Design Florida Memorial University Franklin University Indiana University Jones International University Langston University Marylhurst University Mayville State University Mercy College Mississippi Valley State University
North Carolina A&T University Nova Southeastern University Palmer College of Chiropractic Park University Plymouth State University Prairie View A&M University Regis University Rochester Institute of Technology SUNY Empire State College Union Institute & University University of the Incarnate Word University of New Mexico Upper Iowa University - Extended Univ. Utah State University Walden University Wayland Baptist University
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Community Services Spotlight
RE-VIBE Your Education 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 Salado.
Rio Salado College and Latino Vibe 95.1 FM have teamed up for the “Re-Vibe Your Education” program. Every month, two winners are awarded for their outstanding accomplishments, community involvement, academic achievement and desire to go to college. The first-place winner receives a $500 scholarship to Rio Salado College online (includes tuition, books, and fees for up to a 3-credit course) and Internet service for a year. The second-place winner receives a $500 scholarship to Rio Salado College. The public is encouraged to nominate themselves or someone they feel who deserves to win.
Recently, Maria Pina and Maria Dena were honored by Latino Vibe’s Pedro’s Playground.
I believe that I, along with everyone who submits an entry, deserve this scholarship. We want to start or continue our education to better ourselves. When I finished high school in 2000, I was 19 and a teen mother. I remember one of my teachers telling me at graduation that I need to go to college. I let life get in the way, but I think the teacher’s words still ring true. Today, I am 27 and have not started my college education. I heard someone say “excuses are fragmented lies.” I have no excuse. I would love the opportunity to go to school and jump start my college education.
To nominate yourself or someone you know,” visit www.951latinovibefm.com and submit the online application.
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Time has passed me by so quickly since I last attended school. I am a certified pharmacy technician, but I still don’t make enough money to support my two beautiful daughters. My goal is to become a registered nurse before my 9-year-old finishes elementary school so I can provide a better future for both my daughters. This scholarship will allow me the opportunity to continue my education and achieve my goal.
Opening August 3rd
Part Community College, Part University The Communiversity @ Surprise is on track to offer a modified schedule of classes in late August, with a full class schedule slated for October. The Communiversity is a unique educational partnership between private and public entities. Host college Rio Salado has invited several institutions to provide classes and programs through the Communiversity, including: • Rio Salado College • Phoenix College • Glendale Community College • Ottawa University • University of the Incarnate Word “The Communiversity in Surprise represents a new model for higher education,” said Dr. Linda M. Thor, president of Rio Salado College. “By providing affordable options in higher education, we are confident the Communiversity will help increase bachelor degree completion rates in Arizona.”
Students can choose from 40 programs through the Communiversity’s educational pathways, which include: health care, education, business, information systems, public safety and liberal arts. Classes at the Communiversity will be available in-person and/ or online. The Communiversity concept, the first of its kind located west of the Mississippi River, allows students to complete everything from certificates and associate degrees, to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, in-person and/or online, all in one location. By allowing them to take up to 90 credits through the community college partners, students save on tuition before transferring to a university partner for the remaining credits. (see inside back cover for location information)
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TOP Online Classes @ Rio Salado by Enrollment (Fall 2009) Rio Salado offers over 500 online classes with most starting every Monday. Additional information, including mini syllabus and course number for My.maricopa.edu registration can be found in the online class schedule. Classes with Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) codes meet specific degree requirements at Arizona universities.
AGEC Codes C = Cultural Diversity in the United States CS = Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications FYC = First-Year Composition G = Global Awareness H = Historical Awareness HU = Humanities and Fine Arts L = Literacy and Critical Inquiry MA = Mathematics SB = Social and Behavioral Sciences SG = Natural Sciences General SQ = Natural Sciences Quantitative
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Class Accounting ACC111 ACC230 ACC250 ACC240 ACC260
Accounting Principles I Bookkeeper $24,540 - $37,780 Uses of Acct Info I Accountant $47,200 - $57,020 Intro Accounting Lab Uses of Acct Info II Certified Bookkeeper Prep Seminar I
Arabic ARB101 ARB102 ARB201 ARB202
Elementary Arabic I Elementary Arabic II Intermediate Arabic I Intermediate Arabic II
Art Humanities ARH100 ARH102 ARH101
Introduction to Art Renaissance Through Contemporary Art Prehistoric Through Gothic Art
HU G, H, HU, H, HU G, H, HU, H, HU
Anthropology (Soc/Behv. Sci) ASB102 ASB202 ASB222 ASB245
Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology Ethnic Relations in the United States Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World Indians of the Southwest
G, SB C, H, SB G, H, HU, SB C, H, SB
Anthropologist $28,862 - $49,930
Astronomy AST101 AST102
Survey of Astronomy Survey of Astronomy Laboratory
Behavioral Health Service Tec BHS205
Biology BIO156 BIO201 BIO100 BIO205 BIO202 BIO160
Introductory Biology for Allied Health Human Anatomy and Physiology I Biology Concepts Microbiology Human Anatomy and Physiology II Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
SQ SG SQ SG
Biologist $34,560 - $57,980 Zoologist $32,800 - $53,300
Business-Personal Computers BPC110 BPC135DK BPC125 BPC100 BPC170
Computer Usage and Applications Word: Level I Microcomputer Set Up and Maintenance Business-Personal Computers Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep
Clinical Dental Assisting CDA110 CDA105 CDA115
Infection Control and Hazard Communication Introduction to Clinical Dental Assisting and Dental Office Management Dental Anatomy and Pathology
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Dental Assistant $19,000 - $33,000
*Salary information obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Child/Family Studies CFS176 CFS157 CFS205 CFS159 CFS220
Child Development Marriage and Family Life Human Development The Modern Family Introduction to Parenting and Family Development
SB SB SB SB
Social & Human Services Asst. $22,380 - $30,510
Chemical Dependency CHD100 CHD102 CHD110 CHD150 CHD120
Foundations of Chemical Dependency Communication Skills in Chemical Dependency Pharmacology of Substances of Abuse and Dependency Principles of Self-Help Groups Professional Ethics in Counseling the Chemically Dependent
Case Manager $24,000 - $32,000
Chinese CHI101 CHI102
Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) I Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) II
Chemistry CHM130 CHM130LL CHM151 CHM151LL CHM138
Fundamental Chemistry Fundamental Chemistry Lab General Chemistry I General Chemistry I Lab Chemistry for Allied Health
SQ SQ SQ SQ
Computer Information Systems CIS105 CIS114DE CIS133DA CIS121AE CIS118AB
Survey of Computer Information Systems CS Excel Spreadsheet Internet/Web Development Level I Windows Operating System: Level II Powerpoint: Level I
Computer Technician $14,000 - $32,000 Web Master $27,000 - $46,000
Communication COM100 COM110 COM230 COM259 COM263
Introduction to Human Communication Interpersonal Communication Small Group Communication Communication in Business and Professions Elements of Intercultural Communication
SB SB L, SB
Communications Specialist $35,670 - $52,940 Public Relations Assistant $38,450 - $57,800
C, G, SB
Counseling & Personal Development CPD102AB
Critical Reading CRE101
Critical and Evaluative Reading I
Critical Writing CRW150
Introduction to Creative Writing
Education EDU285AA EDU220 EDU287AA EDU208 EDU270
Education Program Seminar Teacher Assistant $20,740 - $31,610 Intro to Serving English Language Learners Principal $67,735 - $92,965 Master Teacher Seminar I Introduction to Structured English Immersion Learning and the Brain
Early Childhood Education ECH280 ECH270 ECH282 ECH271
Food Experiences with Young Children Observing Young Children Discipline/Guidance of Child Groups Arranging the Environment
Early Childhood Caregiver $17,050 - $27,870
Early Education EED200 EED215 EED220 EED222 EED272
Foundations of Early Childhood Education Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness Child, Family, Community and Culture Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight Early Childhood Educational Psychology
Early Education Professions EEP240 EEP246 EEP242 EEP250 EEP285
Early Childhood Foundations Early Childhood Culture, Community, Family and the Child Early Childhood Guidance Management Early Childhood Language Literacy Development Curriculum, Instruction, Standards, Observation and Assessment in Early Education
Early Childhood Manager $35,600 - $73,020
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Education Field Experiences EFE285AC EFE285AD EFE287AC
Student Teaching Lab: Special Education Learning Disabilities I Student Teaching Lab: Special Education Learning Disabilities II Student Teaching Lab: Special Education Emotional Disabilities I
Economics ECN211 ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles Microeconomic Principles
eLearning ELN102 ELN110 ELN120 ELN202
Elearning Media Level I Introduction to eLearning Environments Organizing and Evaluating eLearning Projects elearning Media Level II
Instructional Designer $52,000 - $70,000 Training Manager $58,700 - $107,450
English ENG101 ENG102 ENG213
First-Year Composition First-Year Composition Introduction to the Study of Language
FYC FYC L
Copywriter $34,850 - $67,820
English Humanities ENH251 ENH291 ENH275 ENH230 ENH241
Mythology Childrens Literature Modern Fiction Introduction To Shakespeare American Literature Before 1860
G, HU HU HU HU HU
Education Professional Development EPD233 EPD220 EPD244 EPD273 EPD279
SEI and ESL Teaching Methods for Certified Teachers Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) Reading and Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings Phonics Based K-12 Reading Diagnosis and Remediation Reading Practicum K-12
Teacher w/Endorsement $42,000 - $47,000
English As a Second Language ESL020 ESL030 ESL040
English as a Second Language II: Grammar English as a Second Language III: Grammar English as a Second Language IV: Grammar
Food & Nutrition FON241 FON241LL FON104
Principles of Human Nutrition Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory Certification in Food Service Safety and Sanitation
Nutritionist $43,250 - $49,950
French FRE101 FRE201
Elementary French I Intermediate French I
General Business GBS151 GBS205 GBS233 GBS221 GBS175
Introduction to Business Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business Business Communication L Business Statistics CS Professional Development
Business Manager $50,100 - $59,300 Business Administrator $46,500 - $74,000
Cultural Geography GCU121
World Geography II: Western Hemisphere
German GER101 GER102
Elementary German I Elementary German II
Geology GLG101 GLG103 GLG110 GLG111 GLG102
Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab Geologic Disasters and the Environment Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab Introduction to Geology II - Historical Lecture
G, SQ SQ G, SG SG H, SG
Physical Geography GPH111 GPH194
Intro to Physical Geography Special Topics in Physical Geography
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Geographer $35,572 - $62,990
Health Core Curriculum HCC145 HCC130 HCC146 HCC145AA HCC130AD
Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers I Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations
Health Care Related HCR240 HCR230 HCR210
Human Pathophysiology Culture and Health Clinical Health Care Ethics
C, G HU
Health Science HES100
History HIS103 HIS104 HIS105 HIS277 HIS145
United States History to 1870 Us History 1870 to Present Arizona History The Modern Middle East History of Mexico
H, HU, SB H, SB H, SB G, H, SB G, H, SB
Historian $28,880 - $48,520
Humanities HUM250 HUM251
Ideas and Values in the Humanities Ideas and Values in the Humanities
H, HU, L H, HU, L
Information Studies IFS101
Info Skills in the Digital Age
Japanese JPN101 JPN102
Elementary Japanese I Elementary Japanese II
Library Skills LBS101 LBS201
Library Resource Concepts and Skills Electronic Resources Concepts and Skills
Library Technician $24,000 - $31,550
Law Enforcement Technology LET110 LET109 LET211 LET223 LET156 LET203
Fundamentals of Law Enforcement Criminal Law Criminalistics Search and Seizure First Aid Report Writing
Police Officer $39,900 - $58,000 Campus/Business Security $28,850 - $66,000
Mathematics MAT082 MAT092 MAT122 MAT102 MAT142
Basic Arithmetic Introductory Algebra Intermediate Algebra Mathematical Concepts/Applications College Mathematics MA
Mathematician $43,500 - $86,930 Statistician $44,480 - $87,080
Management MGT175 MGT229 MGT251 MGT253 MGT276
Business Organization and Management Management and Leadership I Human Relations in Business Owning and Operating a Small Business Personnel/Human Resources Management
Music: History/Literature MHL153 MHL145 MHL140 MHL143
Rock Music and Culture American Jazz and Popular Music Survey of Music History Music in World Cultures
H, HU C, HU H, HU G, HU
Marketing MKT271 MKT268
Principles of Marketing Merchandising
Nursing: Continuing Education NCE232
Health Assessment of the School Age Child
Nursing Science: Basic NUR187 NUR151 NUR251
Pharmacology and Medication Administration II Nursing Theory And Science I Nursing Theory and Science III
Registered Nurse $34,000 - $56,000
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Office Automation Systems OAS118
10-Key by Touch
Public Administration PAD107 PAD101 PAD170
Public Finance Administration Survey of Public Administration Public Sector Organizational Behavior
Public Admin. Manager $58,230 - $105,130 Government Sector Manager $34,970 - $74,730
Philosophy PHI243 PHI101
World Religions Introduction to Philosophy
G, G, H, HU, G, HU, H, HU HU
Physical Science PHS110
Fundamentals of Physical Science
Pharmacy Technology PHT120 PHT104
Pharmacy Technician Responsibilities Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy Technician $23,920 - $28,828
Physics PHY101 PHY111
Introduction to Physics General Physics I
Political Science POS221 POS222 POS110
Arizona Constitution U.S. Constitution American National Government SB
Political Scientist $43,371 - $90,140
Property Management PRM120 PRM112 PRM116 PRM110
Apartment Property Leasing Property Management Procedures Property Valuation and Market Analysis Legal Aspects for Property Management
Property Manager $37,400 - $78,040
Psychology PSY101 PSY230 PSY240 PSY290AB PSY266
Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Statistics Developmental Psychology Research Methods Abnormal Psychology
SB CS SB L, SG SB
Psychologist $45,300 - $77,750 School Psychologist $35,800 - $61,290
Reading RDG030 RDG040 RDG091
Reading English as a Second Language III Reading English as a Second Language IV College Reading Skills I
Sign Language SLG101 SLG102
American Sign Language I American Sign Language II
Sociology SOC101 SOC140 SOC157 SOC212
Introduction to Sociology Racial and Ethnic Minorities Sociology of Marriage and Family Gender And Society
SB C, SB SB C, SB
Sociologist $35,800 - $60,290
Spanish SPA101 SPA102 SPA201 SPA202 SPA115
Elementary Spanish I Elementary Spanish II Intermediate Spanish I Intermediate Spanish II Beginning Spanish Conversation I
Spanish Humanities SPH245
Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest
Theater THE205 THE210
Introduction to Cinema Contemporary Cinema
Total Quality Management TQM101 TQM230
Quality Customer Service Teamwork Dynamics
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ART Teacher’s “Baggage” Makes New York Debut Unlike most people, Sue Norton-Scott’s baggage is a good thing. The Rio Salado College art instructor’s “Baggage” is an original art piece about immigration that was recently on display at the Pen and Brush gallery in New York City. “The piece explores crossing immigration boundaries, with clear references to Mexico, water, and what we take with us when entering new territory,” said Norton-Scott.
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“Baggage” was accepted into an exhibition called “In the News,” which was judged by CBS News/60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer. Norton-Scott’s art pieces begin as oil paintings, but are categorized as surrealistic mixed media because she expands and extends her canvas.
“I am passionate about helping people express their ideas,” said Norton-Scott. “I get a kick out of seeing someone having an ‘aha’ moment because one positive spark is quite contagious.” These days, Norton-Scott finds that humanities courses are quite popular. “Especially in this economy, people need meaningful enrichment and they appreciate the arts more than ever,” she said. “Most of my students are taking online classes to enhance their skills for a new job or to earn a college degree.” The self-proclaimed “guide on the side” enjoys bringing her first-hand knowledge into the classroom.
Viewers can expect to find unusual objects sewn into, popping out of, and hiding behind Norton-Scott’s artworks.
“I can express an artist’s point of view when students ask questions about the creative process, the current market, or contemporary art,” said Norton-Scott. “Because of my personal experience with these issues, I can explain the artistic, physical and intellectual processes in detail.”
“More important than the media is the message,” said Norton-Scott. “Rather than conveying a point of view, my pieces ask viewers to think differently about an issue and ask new questions about a contemporary topic.”
Norton-Scott has displayed her work in Chicago and Sacramento, as well as the Mesa Arts Center. The Pen and Brush Gallery in New York City will feature another one of her works in a new show beginning April 2010.
Norton-Scott teaches Introduction to Art, Survey of Music History and Contemporary Cinema at Rio Salado.
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THE Rio CrossWord Puzzle
2: Student financial aid based on academic achievement 3: Ceremony after completing school 4: General Education Degree 6: Rio classes are offered this way 9: Official record of a student’s course work 10: 24/7 online support 12: Requirement which must be met before enrolling in a class 14: Person who guides in the education process 15: Higher education center that offers programs from several colleges & universities 18: Rio Salado’s online student union 19: Moving credits from one institution to another 20: Electronic device used to take Rio courses
1: Course outline and information 5: The college within everyone’s reach 7: Chosen profession 8: Someone who learns 11: Rio Salado’s location 13: Rio classes start every__________ 16: How you enroll for courses 17: Online course delivery system at Rio Salado College 21: Series of courses offered by an educational institution 22: Rio’s online payment plan 23: Optional course selected by students 24: Teaching staff 25: Diploma received after graduating
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Locations 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 and Broadway)
Tower @ Rio
Rio Salado @ East Valley 480-377-4150 1455 S. Stapley Drive, Suite 15 Mesa, AZ 85204 (just north of the U.S. 60)
• Testing Center • ABE/GED/ELAA classes • Computer Lab
• Advising • Cashier’s Office • Computer Lab • Counseling (by appt.) • Financial Aid • Library • Registration • Technology Helpdesk • Testing Center • Tutoring _________________________ • KJZZ/KBAQ Radio Stations 480-834-5627 • Sun Sounds of Arizona Radio Reading Service 480-774-8300
Rio Salado @ PV Mall
Conference Center @ Rio
Rio Salado @ Luke AFB
Rio @ Hohokam Drive 1480 S. Hohokam Drive Tempe, AZ 85281
Rio Salado @ Avondale 480-377-4400 420 N. Central Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323 • Testing Center • ABE/GED/ELAA classes • Computer Lab
480-377-4200 4550 E. Cactus Road Phoenix, AZ 85032 (above the food court at PV Mall) • Testing Center • ABE/GED/ELAA classes • Computer Lab
Rio Salado @ 7th Avenue 480-377-4050 Adult Learning Center 619 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007 (just south of I-10) • ABE/GED/ELAA classes
480-941-5166 1170 N. 86th Way Scottsdale, AZ 85257 (old Apache Park School) • ABE/GED/ELAA classes
Rio Salado College Ann Ott Adult Learning Center 480-377-4300 1801 S. 12th St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 (south of Buckeye Road) • ABE/GED/ELAA classes
Rio Salado College Lifelong Learning Center
480-377-4010 56th Mission Support Cntr, Rm 3138 7383 N. Litchfield Road Glendale, AZ 85309 (two blocks north of Glendale Avenue on Luke Air Force Base) • Restricted access • Testing Center
Rio Salado College School of Dental Hygiene 480-377-4100 1150 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034
Rio Salado College Scottsdale Adult Learning Center
480-377-4250 12535 Smokey Drive Surprise, AZ 85374 (just south of Bell Road) • Testing Center • ABE/GED/ELAA classes • Computer Lab
Communiversity @ Surprise
www.azcommuniversity.com 480-384-9000 or 866-330-6892 15950 W. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 • Certificates through master’s degrees
ABE - Adult Basic Education GED - General Education Development (high school diploma equivalency) ELAA - English Language Acquisition for Adults
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Whatâ€™s New at Rio? 8-week Class Options Certificate of Completion/Associate in Applied Science
Accounting (available January 2010) Academic Certificate
Creative Writing Certificate of Completion/Associate in Applied Science
General Business Academic Certificate
Language/Literary Culture of the USA Certificate of Completion/Associate in Applied Science
Paralegal Studies Academic Certificate
Sustainability and Ecological Literacy
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