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Study at Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College, or RSC, is commonly referred to as "the college within everyone's reach. " The largest of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges, it was founded in 1978. It does not have a traditional campus but rather the college forges partnerships for delivering educational opportunities to diverse students in the Maricopa County and around the world through its Arizona administrative headquarters. RSC offers online Teacher Education Programs for the working adults who wish to enter the teaching profession. All of the RSC teacher education programs have four components:

  • Master Teacher seminars
  • Online coursework
  • Site-based practicums
  • Student teaching

The college began providing online courses over the Internet in 1996.

Profile of Rio Salado CollegeRio Salado College is located in Tempe, AZ (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Rio Salado College is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in transportation, business and management, office and administration, and security and law enforcement.

Rio Salado College Selectivity

Rio Salado College is an open-admission school.


The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Rio Salado College had 18, 331 enrolled students in 2007. The school reports its educational mission is:

"As an institution of higher education placing high value on student learning, Rio Salado College creates convenient, high-quality learning opportunities for diverse populations. We specalize in customized, unique programs and partnerships, accelerated formats and distance delivery. In all that we do, we pursue continuous improvement and innovation, and we challenge the limits of tradition. "

Rio Salado College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Security and Law Enforcement1, 552corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Business and Management1, 074call center operation, customer service management, business administration, banking, MIS, business, organizational behavior, transportation management
Transportation879aviation operations, airline flight attendant
office and Administration303office data entry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine135registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts102liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Cooking and Culinary Arts99personal and culinary services
Therapy and Counselling85substance abuse Counselling
Art Studies78art studies
Medical Support and Technology43dental hygienist
Family and Social Work38public administration
Computer Science and Engineering13computer networking, web design, computer support, computer programming
Science2physical sciences, natural sciences
Education and Teaching2elementary school teaching
Mechanics and Repair2computer repair
Engineering Technician0water quality and recycling tech
Contact: Rio Salado CollegeRio Salado College

2323 W 14th St

Tempe, AZ 85281

General Phone: (480) 517-8000

http://www.rio. maricopa.edu

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