Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Find the Hero in You Blood Drive at Rio Salado Tempe Headquarters, Aug. 26

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Join Rio Salado in donating blood, Monday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the college Tempe headquarters!

Look for the big, red Wellness @ Rio Bloodmobile near the Conference Center.

To make an appointment, visit www.BloodHero.com and use sponsor code: RioSalado

Thank you for taking part in this life-saving effort!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Queen Creek Casting Call for Rio Salado College Make It Happen Video & Photos!

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Picture yourself in this space? Take part in Rio Salado College's fall 2019 Make it Happen campaign! 

We’re looking for current, local Arizona students majoring in these Rio Salado College programs to take part in a photo and video shoot on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019:
  • Behavioral Health - Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
  • Public Administration
  • Dental
  • Computer Technology
  • Paralegal
  • Accounting
  • Nanotechnology
  • Educator Prep
Selected candidates will be featured in videos, social media, print ads, billboards and other types of media to help encourage other students to begin or resume their educational journey with Rio Salado College.
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Ready for your 15 minutes of fame? 
Please complete this Student Entry Form and instructions by the Sept. 1 deadline. Selected students will be contacted for scheduling and provided details by Sept 4.

We appreciate your participation and look forward to reviewing your entry!

Earn College Credits for What you Already Know!

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At Rio Salado, Chandler-Gilbert and the Maricopa Community Colleges, we can help you earn college credit for learning you acquired outside of the classroom.

Check out this video to find out what types of learning qualify and how you can demonstrate your proficiency-- and then visit a Rio Salado College or Chandler-Gilbert Community College advisor to help you get started!

Save Time & Money

With our credit for prior learning program, you can complete your certificate or degree in less time!


Apply for Food, Medical & Cash Assistance!

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Do you need help with food, medical or financial aid services? You're not alone!  The Maricopa Community Colleges and the Arizona Department of Economic Security are partnering to help students, August 12-15 and August 19-22, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Meeting Arizona's Workforce Develpment Needs

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This Chamber Business News story by Graham Bosch looks at how the Maricopa Community Colleges are making an impact on Arizona's workforce development.

Chandler Gilbert and Rio Salado College are proud to join in the effort to help Queen Creek students prepare for the workforce and fill high-need jobs by offering an ever-expanding option of certificate and degree programs!

Check out the program options available to you:

“The success of our students is reflected in the health and economic vitality of our community,” said Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, MCCCD chancellor. “We are proud of the progress we have made in the past year to deliver on our promise of high quality, affordable education for almost 200,000 students throughout our system.”

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Full or Canceled Class Got You Down? Rio Salado College Can Get You Back on Track!

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Many students attending other educational institutions are taking supplemental classes with Rio Salado College to save time and money-- and to stay on track! 

Take advantage of our 600+ online classes, flexible Monday start dates, 8-week and 16-week options and credits that transfer to our 40+ partners including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and The University of Arizona!

Rio Salado is a convenient and affordable option to help you complete your program of study-- on your timeline. The seating capacity is unlimited, and we never cancel an online class—ever!

Ready to get started?
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Available in all 50 states! 
Rio Salado is a proud member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), providing distance-education options to students across the United States. For more information about SARA and the programs and classes available in your state, visit www.riosalado.edu/about/research-planning/state-authorization.

Rio Salado College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  Learn more.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Here's to the Future You-- Paralegal!


Be the "You," you want to be with Rio Salado College's Paralegal program! As a paralegal, you’ll help attorneys with legal research, legal writing, prep work and case management. 

This program will help you learn through online coursework and skilled, in-the-field instructors. Share your passion for justice and helping people.


Get started today: www.riosalado.edu/paralegal

Classes start Monday! 

Important Information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found at www.riosalado.edu/ge