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DESCRIPTIONCongratulations! You’ve decided to go back to school at Rio Salado College. But what comes next? Sometimes making the decision to return to school is easy. The harder decisions follow - what should I study, how will I manage online classes, where can I get help finding a job?
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3 Back to School...Now What?5 New Tools, New Way to Start7 Ways to Save for College9 Overcoming Online Distractions
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“Going back to school when you already have a life filled with family, home and work obligations can be a real challenge. Rio Salado College can help with information and encouragement, whether your goal is a GED credential, a certificate or degree, or simply learning something new.”
Rio Salado College President
-Dr. Chris Bustamante
“Largest online public community college in the nation!”
By Patricia Oliverio-Lauderdale
Back to School...
Congratulations! You’ve decided to go back to school at Rio Salado College. But what comes next? Sometimes making the decision to return to school is easy. The harder decisions follow - what should I study, how will I manage online classes, where can I get help finding a job?
Luckily, your mind can be put to rest. Rio Salado has career and counseling services and staff available to help you find that right path and reach your goals.
“My Rio Salado advisor, Jacque Beale, has always provided me with fantastic advice,” said student Cindy Fife. “She helped me recognize my individual goals and achievements, and made me believe that I could reach my goals, no matter how high I set the bar.”
Academic counselors are available to all students in-person, and by phone, email or chat. They are able to answer your questions about academic success,
career exploration, personal counseling and job hunting skills.
Or you can choose from four online college success classes:
• Career Exploration
• Creative Job Hunting
• Creating Job Success
• Strategies for College Success
You will earn 1-3 credits depending on the class, and will learn creative job hunting skills, tips on being a successful online student, how to build a resume, time management tips, how to deal with stress and more!
If this is your first online class, check out the counseling website, www.riosalado.edu/counseling, where you will find a “College Survival Guide” to help you get started with taking classes at Rio Salado. The guide also
provides study skills and test-taking skills so you can blow the top off of every exam!
If you already have a career in mind, but need help planning a way to obtain it, visit the website’s online career center to find step-by-step career planning techniques as well as supplemental videos and tips to help you prepare for job interviews.
If you are uncertain about what job to pursue, there are even self-assessments that examine your personality, values, and knowledge and then match you to various careers.
See page 5 to learn how to get started at Rio.
MilitaryAtRio.comGet answers to your military student questions at:
Rio Salado College President
By Mira Radovich & Patricia Oliverio-Lauderdale
Well, a ladder helps you access things that are out of reach, and Rio Salado College helps you reach your educational goals. Whether you want to prepare for the GED exam, satisfy
a pre-requisite, explore online learning, or earn a certificate
or degree, we’re here to help you take the next step.
Just like a ladder, Rio Salado College elevates you to the next level. Our affordable tuition and flexible online
classes will bring a college education into
reach. So you might be seeing more of that ladder in the
future. And hey, we like the color blue. Emily Carlson
Emily Carlson had a dream to become an attorney but her disability threatened to stand in the way. She was working as a paralegal and had a passion for the law. After researching various options with her boss, they decided Rio Salado’s paralegal program would be best in helping Carlson achieve her goal.
“One day I decided I need to take control of my life and not let my disability define who I am,” Carlson said. “Online courses helped me to become a self-starter. Now there’s nothing stopping me from reaching my goal.”
Carlson is starting her second term at Rio as a member and vice president of the Phi Theta Kappa, and is in the honor’s program. Her goal is to complete a bachelor’s degree at ASU and become an attorney in personal injury defense.
Gregory KoskoIn January 2009, Gregory Kosko lost his job due to corporate cutbacks, and soon after was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Despite these setbacks, Kosko reached his goal of college graduation thanks to the support of his wife, Rio Salado’s Disabilities Resources department, and his own perseverance. “Having attained an associate degree at
Rio Salado, I feel a sense of accomplishment,” Kosko said. “What I see in my future is happiness. This is born from the satisfaction achieved through learning.”
Kosko is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree from NAU, and ultimately hopes to earn an MBA, and get a job that allows him to assist others with disabilities.
Jill McNairEven though Jill McNair had an MBA, she applied to many companies without success.
“After months of fruitless searching, I decided to go back to school and update my skill set,” said McNair. “I also decided that I wanted to pursue a new field that was interesting, rewarding and in high-demand.”
McNair looked into educational technology programs at a nearby state university, but found it too expensive even with financial aid. She then came across Rio Salado College’s eLearning Design program.
“I decided to go for it,” said McNair who completed the program in May and is now starting a freelance business.
These Rio Salado students have taken the next step by pursuing education to better their lives.
What’s up with the blue ladder?
Start at Rio is a new website that provides a checklist to help students gain an overview of the college while streamlining the process of enrolling. There are two checklists: one for students seeking to earn a degree or certificate at Rio Salado, and one for students who are taking online classes for personal or career interest, or to transfer.
Checklist steps include: Explore our Programs, Create an Account, Funding Options, Register for Classes, Buy Textbooks and Access Student Email. One of the final checklist steps is to participate in the NSO101 class which is presented in RioLearn
so students can familiarize themselves with how online classes are taken at the college.
“Start at Rio is like a roadmap for students to plan their educational journey,” said David Hall, director of academic advisement at Rio Salado.“Ultimately, our goal is to make the journey as easy to navigate as possible by providing the tools students need to be successful.”
New Tools, New Way to Start
Rio Salado College has two new tools to help students prepare for success in an online learning environment.
New Student Orientation (NSO101) is an online class that introduces students to Rio Salado’s services and procedures, and is conveniently offered in RioLearn, the college’s online learning management system. The orientation class is free, and takes approximately two hours to complete.
In NSO101, students will learn about:
• Rio Salado’s student services (advising, tutoring, financial aid, library services, etc.)
• College policies and procedures
• How to navigate the RioLearn environment
• How to be a successful online student
Monica Martinez, a student in the college’s Teacher-in-Residence program, said she likes the convenience that the new orientation provides.
“It’s always great to have everything you need in one place,” Martinez said. “It makes everything easier and saves time.”
New Student Orientation
By Ryan Bawek
Rio Salado College students, faculty and staff connect through social media on topics ranging from technology in education to raising chickens in the backyard.
They us!The Rio community can be found on Facebook where we discuss everything from college news and events to current topics in education, military issues, sustainable cooking and even urban agriculture.
Facebook.com/RioSaladoCollege The official Facebook page of Rio Salado College.
Facebook.com/EVVEC The East Valley Veterans Education Center promotes advocacy and awareness of issues facing our nation’s heroes.
Facebook.com/CommuniversitySurprise The Communiversity at Surprise engages the community in discussion of innovative local and national education solutions.
Facebook.com/CafeAtRio Café at Rio event information, sustainable cooking and gardening tips, and LOTS of food pictures.
We’re being followed…Search our hashtags #RioNews #RioGrad #RioGarden and #RioCafe or follow @RioSaladoOnline on Twitter for real-time updates on college news, important dates and deadlines, local events, part-time job postings, and (of course) a little random silliness.
And that’s not all!Not only does the Rio community produce several topical blogs, we can also be found on YouTube, Flickr, Google+ and Reddit. Visit riosalado.edu/social to learn more.
By Patricia Moore
Michael Berry Jr @Mic[email protected] no coffee for me! Orange soda wins!
Rio Salado College @[email protected]_ Have you tried the vanilla caramel latte? It may not be orange soda but #ithelpsmeworkbetter for sure. #RioCafe :P
Michael Berry Jr @MichaelBerryJr_Dear @RioSaladoOnline please bring back orange soda to the cafe #ithelpsmeworkbetter
Ways to Save While Earning a College DegreeIt’s back to school time! And in honor of September being National College Savings Month, here are some tips on how to make your college experience not only enjoyable, but affordable as well. After all, we don’t want you surviving on a diet of Ramen noodles and leftover pizza the next four years!
By Ryan Bawek
Although that addicting venti mocha Frappuccino every morning can be satisfying and give you an extra boost to start your day, it is very expensive. Purchasing coffee like this can add up quickly and cost you $500-700 dollars a year! Save your money by buying your own coffee or espresso maker and making your coffee at home.
Make your own coffee5.
Take online classesThe traditional model of in-person learning is an effective way to go to school, but the ability to access education from anywhere is cost-effective and convenient. Taking online classes not only lets you complete your studies on your own time, but also saves you on fuel (and parking) because you won’t have to travel to class every day.
Apply for scholarships2.You don’t have to be a valedictorian with a 4.4 GPA to be eligible for scholarship money to pay for your school. There is thousands of dollars’ worth of scholarship money available to all kinds of students. You just have to do a little research. Start by visiting riosalado.edu/fa and click on “Scholarships.”
As enticing as it is to break free from the chains of parental supervision and taste the sweet fruit of complete independence, living on a college campus can cost an additional $10,000 a year.
Live at home3.
5 Ways to Save $ in College
A year’s worth of tuition at a Maricopa Community College, based on two 15-credit semesters, is $2,280, while tuition at a public Arizona university such as ASU, NAU or the U of A averages out to around $9,700 a year. At $76/credit for Maricopa County residents, tuition at Rio Salado College is the best value in town!
Go to a community college your first 2-3 years1.
How do I know if I am a transfer student? You are a “transfer student” if you are thinking about a career which requires a bachelor’s degree, and you wish to begin your studies at a community college or tribal college and then transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree.
What is an AGEC? Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) is a block of 35 general education credits that fulfills the lower division general education requirements at ASU, NAU or U of A.
What courses are included in an AGEC? The courses in an AGEC are similar to the areas required for a high school diploma or a GED: English, composition, mathematics, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and physical and biological sciences. Many community colleges also include courses such as speech, foreign languages, and computer science.
Are there different kinds of AGECs? There are three AGECs which correspond to various career paths.
AGEC-A – For arts-related studies (art, music, theatre, literature, philosophy, history, political science, psychology, sociology)
AGEC-B – For business related studies
AGEC-S – For science-related studies (biology, physics, chemistry, geology, or pre-med)
Is the AGEC a transfer degree? No. The AGEC is only one component of the transfer programs at community colleges and tribal colleges. However, there are three transfer degree programs which include the AGECs: the Associate of Arts degree (AA), the Associate of Business degree (ABus), and the Associate of Science degree (AS).
Should I complete an associate’s degree before transferring to a university? It depends on the career or major you are thinking about. Please speak with an academic advisor or counselor about the details of the major you have in mind.
How many credits are there in an AGEC and associate’s degree? The AGEC-A and AGEC-B are 35 credits; the AGEC-S, because it allows for additional math and science credits, can range from 35 to 38 credits. The three transfer degrees (AA, ABus, and AS) typically are 64 credits.
How many credits transfer? The universities will generally accept up to 64 credits (semester hours) from the community and tribal colleges. This does not include remedial or developmental coursework.
Community colleges offer Arizona students a way to save money while pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Students can save thousands of dollars on tuition by taking their first two years of college at Rio Salado College. Students who earn an associate degree can then take advantage of many transfer options, both in-state and out, to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Overview of In-State University Transfer
Resources: Riosalado.edu/transfer; Aztransfer.com
Earn college credit for what you already know!
Credit for Prior Learning8
By Patricia Oliverio-Lauderdale
How to Overcome Online Distractions... “Squirrel!”
Facebook. Twitter.Youtube. As much as students try to concentrate on online classes, these sites always seem to quickly creep onto the computer screen. There is an inevitable tendency to stray when it’s you keeping you accountable.
Not to mention distractions from roommates, parents, siblings,
and friends barging in during study time. The traditional respect for a student in class is abandoned when the classroom doesn’t physically exist anymore.
Luckily, we have some tips to keep you focused and successful in your coursework.
Sources: www.nald.ca, www.myeducation.com, www.onlinecollege.org
Turn off all electronic devices and hide them under your bed or give them to a reliable friend to keep for a little bit. This means switch off the TV, too!
Create a separate workspace away from the noise. This means shut the door. If needed put a sign up saying “in-class” or “taking an online class” to let others know you are trying to get work done.
If you have a never ending to-do list running through your head, write your list down, and set it aside for later.
Use a reward system. For example, for every hour of class work you get 20 minutes of Facebook or Twitter time.
Take breaks! Walk away from your computer and interact with someone or take a walk outside. It will make you more productive when you log back in and less likely to use social media sites for too many of your breaks.
Write a status on Facebook or a Tweet that says you are studying.
Write down your motivations for taking classes and post it where you can see it. It serves as a reminder and will help you stay focused.
Download an app or software program to block out social media sites. These include getcoldturkey.com, and macfreedom.com.
Finally, if all else fails, visit one of Rio Salado’s many locations to find a quiet study corner.
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Addictions & Substance Use DisordersASD100 Foundations of Addictions and Substance Use DisordersASD102 Communication Skills in Treating AddictionASD110 Pharmacology of Substances of Abuse and DependencyASD120 Professional Ethics in Addictions and Substance Use DisordersASD145 AIDS and AddictionASD150 Principles of Self-Help GroupsASD161 Beginning Clinical Documentation SkillsASD165 Theories and Techniques in the Treatment of AddictionsASD220 Family Dynamics and AddictionASD226 Counseling Multicultural and Diverse PopulationsASD236 Relapse, Recovery, and AddictionASD245 Co-Occurring DisordersASD250 Group InterventionsASD275 Advanced Theory and Techniques in the Treatment of Addiction DisordersASD280 Addictions and Substance Use Disorders PracticumASD285 Addictions SeminarASD285AA Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders SeminarASD285BB Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment SeminarASD285CC Addiction Review SeminarASD285DD Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment SeminarASD285EE Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse SeminarASD285FF Street Drugs SeminarASD285GG Addictive and Medical Plants SeminarASD285HH Intervention and Treatment for Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Seminar
ASD285II Multicultural AspectsASD285JJ Clinical Supervision Training of SupervisorsASD294 Advanced Foundations: Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Counselor Licensing/Certification ExamsBHS205 Therapeutic Intervention Models
Allied HealthHCC109 CPR for Health Care ProviderHCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care DeliveryHCC130AA Health Care TodayHCC130AB Workplace Behaviors in Health CareHCC130AC Personal Wellness and SafetyHCC130AD Communication and Teamwork in Health Care OrganizationsHCC130AE Legal Issues in Health CareHCC130AF Decision Making in the Health Care SettingHCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care WorkersHCC145AA Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers IHCC145AB Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers IIHCC145AC Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers IIIHCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care WorkersHCR210 Clinical Health Care EthicsHCR230 Culture and HealthHCR240 Human PathophysiologyHES100 Healthful LivingHES105 Finding Health Information OnlineHES106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/ Automated External Defibrillator (AED)HES154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationPHT104 Pharmacology for Pharmacy TechniciansPHT120 Pharmacy Technician Responsibilities
BiologyBIO100 Biology ConceptsBIO105 Environmental BiologyBIO145 Marine BiologyBIO156 Introductory Biology for Allied HealthBIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and PhysiologyBIO162 Microbiology Concepts for Allied HealthBIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIO2201BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIO2202BIO205 Microbiology BIO2205
Business & ManagementACC105 Payroll, Sales and Property TaxesACC111 Accounting Principles IACC112 Accounting Principles IIACC115 Computerized AccountingACC221 Tax AccountingACC230 Uses of Accounting Information IACC240 Uses of Accounting Information IIACC260 Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Preparation Seminar IACC262 Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Preparation Seminar IIGBS131 Business CalculationsGBS132 Personal and Family Financial SecurityGBS151 Introduction to BusinessGBS175 Professional DevelopmentGBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in BusinessGBS220 Quantitative Methods in BusinessGBS221 Business Statistics BUS2201GBS233 Business CommunicationGBS258 Principles of Property and Liability InsuranceGBS263 Personal Insurance
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Class ScheduleStart at Rio
Whether you are seeking a certificate or degree, or taking just a few online classes, visit StartatRio.com to begin your Rio Salado journey.
The listing below represents a majority of the 600+ online classes offered by Rio Salado College. For a complete list of offerings visit www.riosalado.edu/schedule.
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GBS264 Commercial InsuranceMGT175 Business Organization and ManagementMGT229 Management and Leadership IMGT251 Human Relations in BusinessMGT253 Owning and Operating a Small BusinessMGT276 Personnel/Human Resources ManagementMGT289 Professional in Human Resources Test PreparationMKT268 MerchandisingMKT271 Principles of MarketingPAD101 Survey of Public AdministrationPAD107 Public Finance AdministrationPAD122 Public Sector Human Resources ManagementPAD170 Public Sector Organizational BehaviorPRM110 Legal Aspects for Property ManagementPRM112 Property Management ProceduresPRM114 Property Risk ManagementPRM116 Property Valuation and Market AnalysisPRM120 Apartment Property LeasingPRM130 Apartment AppliancesPRM134 Apartment Plumbing SystemsPRM138 Apartment Home Electrical SystemsPRM142 Apartment Maintenance: Basic HVACPRM146 Apartment Interior/Exterior MaintenanceSBS213 Hiring and Managing EmployeesSBS214 Small Business Customer RelationsSBS220 Internet Marketing for Small BusinessSBS230 Financial and Tax Management for Small BusinessSBU200 Society and BusinessTQM101 Quality Customer ServiceTQM230 Teamwork Dynamics
CommunicationCOM100 Introduction to Human Communication COM1100COM110 Interpersonal CommunicationCOM225 Public SpeakingCOM230 Small Group CommunicationCOM259 Communication in Business and ProfessionsCOM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication
ComputersBPC110 Computer Usage and ApplicationsBPC125 Microcomputer Set Up and MaintenanceBPC138AA Windows Desktop Design and PublishingBPC170 Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials PrepBPC225 Computer Configuration and EnhancementBPC278 Software Installation - MS WindowsCIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CIS1120CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word ProcessingCIS114DE Excel SpreadsheetCIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database ManagementCIS118AB PowerPoint: Level ICIS118BB PowerPoint: Level IICIS120DB Computer Graphics: Adobe IllustratorCIS120DC Flash: Digital AnimationCIS120DF Computer Graphics: Adobe PhotoshopCIS121AE Windows Operating System: Level ICIS122AE Windows Operating System: Level IICIS124AA Project Management Software: Level ICIS124BA Project Management Software: Level IICIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I
CIS138DA Desktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesignCIS140 Survey of Multimedia TechnologyCIS150 Programming FundamentalsCIS159 Visual Basic Programming ICIS162AD C#: Level ICIS163AA Java Programming: Level ICIS190 Introduction to Local Area NetworksCIS213DE Advanced Microsoft Word: Word Processing CIS214DE Advanced Excel Spreadsheet: Level IICIS217AM Advanced Microsoft Access: Database ManagementCIS220DF Advanced PhotoShopCIS225 Business Systems Analysis and DesignCIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level IICIS233DC Internet Web Development: DreamweaverCIS235 E-CommerceCIS240 Local Area Network Planning and DesignCIS250 Management of Information SystemsCIS259 Visual Basic Programming IICIS262AD C# Level IICIS263AA Java Programming: Level IICIS288 Digital Design Portfolio Counseling & Personal DevelopmentCPD102AB Career ExplorationCPD102AC Creative Job HuntingCPD115 Creating College SuccessCPD150 Strategies for College Success Creative WritingCRW150 Introduction to Creative WritingCRW160 Introduction to Writing PoetryCRW170 Introduction to Writing FictionCRW180 Introduction to Writing NonfictionCRW190 Introduction to ScreenwritingCRW200 Readings for WritersCRW201 PortfolioCRW271 Topics in Writing: FictionCRW272 Planning and Structuring the NovelCRW273 Writing the NovelCRW274 Revising the Novel
Dental Programs CDA105 Introduction to Clinical Dental Assisting and Dental Office ManagementCDA110 Infection Control and Hazard CommunicationCDA115 Dental Anatomy and PathologyCDA120 Dental Practice Emergencies and Patient ManagementCDA125 Dental MaterialsCDA240 Dental Radiographic ImagingCDA242 Clinical Dental Assisting I: Basic SkillsCDA245 Fundamentals of Basic Clinical SkillsCDA252 Clinical Dental Assisting II: Advanced SkillsCDA280 Clinical Dental Assistant PracticumCDA285 Clinical Dental Assisting SeminarCDA290 Internship for Clinical Dental AssistantsCDA292 Dental SpecialtiesDAE112 Dental Assisting I DAE156 Dental Assisting IIDAE212 Dental Assisting IIIDAE256 Dental Assisting IV
Early Childhood & Human DevelopmentCFS120 Contemporary Issues in Early ChildhoodCFS123 Health and Nutrition In Early Childhood SettingsCFS125 Safety in Early Childhood SettingsCFS157 Marriage and Family LifeCFS159 The Modern FamilyCFS163 Family Child Care: Introduction to Business ManagementCFS164AA Family Child Care: The EnvironmentCFS164AB Family Child Care: Programming, Guidance and ObservationCFS164AC Family Child Care: Family Partnerships and ProfessionalismCFS167 School-Age Child Care ProviderCFS176 Child DevelopmentCFS183 Contemporary Issues in AdolescenceCFS190 Home-Based VisitationCFS192 Child Care Center Staff DevelopmentCFS194AA Early Childhood Program Management: Staffing and ManagingCFS195 Early Childhood Personnel SupervisionCFS196 Ethics and the Early Childhood EducatorCFS205 Human DevelopmentCFS206 Child and Family Organizations: Management and AdministrationCFS207 Organization and Community Leadership in Child and Family OrganizationsCFS208 Child and Family Organizations: Fiscal Management and Grant WritingCFS209 Child and Family Organizations: Project ManagementCFS210 Family Life EducationCFS220 Introduction to Parenting and Family DevelopmentCFS225 Foundations of Parent EducationCFS235 Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal - Age 8CFS240 Human Behavior in ContextCFS243 Cross-Cultural ParentingCFS247 Family Ties and AgingCFS249 Transition to AdulthoodCFS250 Social Policy and FamiliesCFS251 Transitions: Work to RetirementCFS252 Contemporary Issues in AgingCFS258 Families in SocietyCFS259 Sexuality over the Life SpanCFS269 Child Care SeminarCFS277 Adult-Adolescent InteractionCFS285AA Family-School Interaction: PreschoolECH128 Early Learning: Play and the ArtsECH190 Emergent Language and LiteracyECH236 Learning Materials for Young ChildrenECH270 Observing Young ChildrenECH271 Arranging the EnvironmentECH280 Food Experiences with Young ChildrenECH282 Discipline/Guidance of Child GroupsEDA220 Introduction to the Adult LearnerEDA250 Mentoring the Adult LearnerEED200 Foundations of Early Childhood EducationEED205 The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age EightEED210 Creative and Cognitive PlayEED212 Guidance, Management and the EnvironmentEED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness
Getting StartedBusiness & Management continued
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional LearnerEDU223AA Emotional Disabilities in the ClassroomEDU223AB Learning Disabilities in the ClassroomEDU223AC Mild and Moderate Mental Retardation / Intellectual Disabilities in the ClassroomEDU223AD Physical and Other Health Impairments in the ClassroomEDU223AF Assessment in Special Education`EDU226 Methods in Special EducationEDU227 Social Studies Techniques and MethodsEDU228AB Reading and Decoding: SecondaryEDU229 Science Techniques and MethodsEDU230 Cultural Diversity in EducationEDU231 Mathematics Techniques and MethodsEDU234 Role and Function of the ParaprofessionalEDU250 Teaching and Learning in the Community CollegeEDU251 Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL)EDU255AB Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary EducationEDU255AC Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education IEDU255AD Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education IIEDU255AE Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education IIIEDU256AB Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary EducationEDU256AC Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education IEDU256AD Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education IIEDU256AE Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education IIIEDU257AB Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Special EducationEDU257AC Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Special Education IEDU257AD Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Special Education IIEDU257AE Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Special Education IIIEDU257AF Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Special Education IVEDU260AA Art Methods and Curriculum Development for ElementaryEDU260AB Art Methods and Curriculum Development for SecondaryEDU261AA Dance Methods and Curriculum Development for ElementaryEDU261AB Dance Methods and Curriculum Development for SecondaryEDU262AA Dramatic Arts Methods and Curriculum Development for ElementaryEDU262AB Dramatic Arts Methods and Curriculum Development for SecondaryEDU263AA Music Methods and Curriculum Development for ElementaryEDU263AB Music Methods and Curriculum Development for SecondaryEDU268 Secondary School Dynamic InstructionEDU270 Learning and the BrainEDU270AA Elementary Reading and DecodingEDU270AB Secondary Reading and DecodingEDU271 Phonics Based Reading and DecodingEDU272 Educational Psychology
EDU274 Understanding Adolescent Behavior in the ClassroomEDU276 Classroom ManagementEDU277AA Elementary Student TeachingEDU277AB Secondary Student TeachingEDU277AC Special Education Student TeachingEDU278 Educational Assessment and EvaluationEDU284 Dynamic Teaching in the Secondary SchoolEDU285 Education Se minarEDU285AA Education Program SeminarEDU285AB Current Perspectives in EducationEDU285AC Education PerspectivesEDU287AA Master Teacher Seminar IEDU287AB Master Teacher Seminar IIEDU287AC Master Teacher Seminar IIIEDU288AA Student Teaching Lab - ElementaryEDU288AB Student Teaching Lab - SecondaryEDU288AC Student Teaching Lab - Special EducationEDU289 Secondary Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEDU289AA Secondary Social Studies Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEDU289AB Secondary Mathematics Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEDU289AC Secondary Science Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEDU289AD Secondary English Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEDU289AE Secondary Methods and Curriculum Development In Special TopicsEDU290 Science Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEDU291 Children’s LiteratureEDU293 Mathematics Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEDU295 Social Studies Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEEC200 Early Learning FoundationsEEC201 Early Learning Guidance and ManagementEEC202 Early Learning Introduction to the Exceptional Young ChildEEC203 Early Learning Culture, Community, Family and the ChildEEC204 Early Learning Language and Literacy DevelopmentEEC205 Early Learning: Instructional Methodologies of Language, Math, Science, Social Studies and the ArtsEEC206 Standards, Observation and Assessment of Typical and Atypical BehaviorsEEC222 Early Learning: The Developing Child Prenatal to Age EightEEC295 Early Learning: Infant/Toddler/Preschool InternshipEEC297 Early Learning: Student Teaching LabEEP224 Child Development: Prenatal to Age EightEEP240 Early Childhood FoundationsEEP242 Early Childhood Guidance and ManagementEEP244 Early Childhood Introduction to the Exceptional Young ChildEEP246 Early Childhood Culture, Community, Family and the ChildEEP250 Early Childhood Language and Literacy DevelopmentEEP260 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Math - Birth to Age Eight
EED220 Child, Family, Community and CultureEED222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age EightEED245 Early Learning: Language Acquisition and Literacy DevelopmentEED255 Portfolio Development and Writing for the ProfessionEED260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler InternshipEED261 Early Childhood Preschool InternshipEED262 Early Childhood Internship: Infant/ToddlerEED263 Early Childhood Internship: PreschoolEED270 Early Learning Development: Birth to Age EightEED272 Early Childhood Educational PsychologyEED278 Early Learning: Curriculum and Instruction - Birth/PreschoolEED280 Standards, Observation & Assessment of Typical/Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth to Age EightFCS250 Portfolio Development and Professional WritingFCS260 Family and Consumer Science InternshipITD200 The Physical Child: Birth to Age ThreeITD210 Early Attachments, Relationships, and Families: Birth to Age Three
EducationCTE200 Career and Technical Education: Principles, Philosophy and Student OrganizationsCTE210 Career and Technical Education: Teaching Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentCTE220 Career and Technical Education: Classroom Management and Lab SafetyEDU204 Fine Arts in Educational SettingsEDU207 Teaching AdolescentsEDU208 Introduction to Structured English ImmersionEDU209AA Teaching Students with Emotional DisabilitiesEDU209AB Teaching Students with Learning DisabilitiesEDU209AC Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Mental Retardation / Intellectual DisabilitiesEDU209AD Teaching Students with Physical and Other Health ImpairmentsEDU209AF Assessment of Exceptional LearnersEDU215 Methods and Curriculum Development In Secondary EducationEDU215AA Methods and Curriculum Development In Secondary Social StudiesEDU215AB Methods and Curriculum Development In Secondary MathematicsEDU215AC Methods and Curriculum Development In Secondary ScienceEDU215AD Methods and Curriculum Development In Secondary EnglishEDU215AE Methods and Curriculum Development In Secondary Education - Special TopicsEDU217 Methods for the Structured English Immersion (SEI)/ESL StudentEDU219 Special Education Techniques and MethodsEDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL)EDU221 Introduction to Education
Early Childhood & Human Development continued
EEP262 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Science - Birth To Age EightEEP264 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Social Studies - Birth To Age EightEEP266 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods in Language Arts - Birth To Age EightEEP268 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods in The Arts - Birth To Age EightEEP276 Standards, Observation and Assessment of Typical and Atypical Behaviors Birth to Age EightEEP288 Student Teaching Lab - Early ChildhoodEEP289 Internship: Early Childhood Infant, Toddler, PreschoolEPD212AA Elementary Art Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEPD212AB Secondary Art Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEPD214AA Elementary Dramatic Arts Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEPD214AB Secondary Dramatic Arts Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEPD215AA Elementary Music Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEPD215AB Secondary Music Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEPD216AA Elementary Physical Education Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEPD216AB Secondary Physical Education Methods and Curriculum DevelopmentEPD220 Introduction to Serving the English Language Learner for Certified TeachersEPD224 Teaching in the Middle SchoolEPD233 Structured English Immersion and English as a Second Language Teaching Method for Certified TeachersEPD244 Reading and Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual SettingsEPD246 Teaching and Assessment of English Language Learners (ELL)EPD247 Practicum for English as a Second Language (ESL) / Bilingual TeachersEPD248 Adolescent BehaviorEPD249 Methods and Curriculum Development for MathematicsEPD253 Teaching Data Analysis, Probability and Discrete Mathematics Grades K-8EPD260 Technology in Education OverviewEPD269AA Methods of Using Technology in the K-6 ClassroomEPD269AB Methods of Using Technology in the 7-12 ClassroomEPD286 Middle Grade Practicum eLearning DesignELN100 Foundations of eLearning Design for K-12ELN101 eLearning Design Level IELN102 eLearning Media Level IELN103 K-12 eLearning Technology and MediaELN104 Web 2.0 in eLearningELN105 Classroom Management in K-12 eLearningELN106 Discipline and Behavior in K-12 eLearningELN107 Parent Communication and Involvement in K-12 eLearningELN108 Legal Issues in K-12 eLearningELN109 Engaging K-12 eLearners
ELN110 Introduction to eLearning EnvironmentsELN111 K-12 eLearning EnvironmentsELN112 Methods of Building and Facilitating eLearning: 9-12ELN113 Methods of Building and Facilitating eLearning: K-8ELN114 Building Community with Online LearnersELN115 eLearning for Multiple GenerationsELN116 Mobile Devices as Learning ToolsELN117 Interactions in eLearningELN118 Motivation and the Online LearnerELN120 Organizing and Evaluating eLearning ProjectsELN121 Evaluating K-12 eLearningELN122 K-12 eLearning Assessment CreationELN123 Assessment of Online LearningELN202 eLearning Media Level IIELN204 eLearning Design Level IIELN290AA eLearning Design InternshipELN290AB eLearning Design InternshipELN290AC eLearning Design Internship English & English HumanitiesENG081 Basic Writing SkillsENG091 Fundamentals of WritingENG101 First-Year Composition ENG1101ENG102 First-Year Composition ENG1102ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESLENG108 First-Year Composition for ESLENG111 Technical and Professional WritingENG213 Introduction to the Study of LanguageENG235 Magazine Article WritingENH222 Survey of English Literature After 1800ENH230 Introduction to ShakespeareENH241 American Literature Before 1860ENH251 MythologyENH275 Modern FictionENH280 Topics in American LiteratureENH291 Children’s LiteratureENH292 Literature for Adolescents English as a Second LanguageESL040 English as a Second Language IV: GrammarESL041 English as a Second Language IV: Listening and SpeakingESL054AA American Culture: History
Food & NutritionCUL105 Principles and Skills for Professional CookingCUL113 Commercial Baking TechniquesCUL121 Principles of Food and Beverage ServiceFON100 Introductory NutritionFON100LL Introductory Nutrition LaboratoryFON104 Certification in Food Service Safety and SanitationFON143 Food and CultureFON160 Modern Food SystemsFON161 Sustainable Food Production SystemsFON162 Organic Foods ProductionFON163 Sustainable Restaurant PracticesFON241 Principles of Human NutritionFON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition LaboratoryFON285 Food and Nutrition Studies Internship
HistoryHIS100 History of Western Civilization to Middle AgesHIS101 History of Western Civilization Middle Ages to 1789HIS102 History of Western Civilization 1789 to PresentHIS103 United States History to 1865HIS104 United States History 1865 to PresentHIS105 Arizona HistoryHIS145 History of MexicoHIS277 The Modern Middle East
HumanitiesARH100 Introduction to ArtARH101 Prehistoric Through Gothic Art ART1101ARH102 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art ART1102ART112 Two-Dimensional DesignHUM101 General HumanitiesHUM201 Humanities: Universal ThemesHUM205 Introduction to CinemaHUM206 Introduction to Television ArtsHUM210 Contemporary CinemaHUM225 Introduction to Popular CultureHUM250 Ideas and Values in the HumanitiesHUM251 Ideas and Values in the HumanitiesMHL140 Survey of Music HistoryMHL143 Music in World CulturesMHL145 American Jazz and Popular MusicMHL153 Rock Music and CultureTHE111 Introduction to TheatreTHE205 Introduction to CinemaTHE206 Introduction to Television ArtsTHE210 Contemporary Cinema
Interior DesignINT105 Introduction to Interior DesignINT150 Color and Design LanguagesARB101 Elementary Arabic IARB102 Elementary Arabic IIARB201 Intermediate Arabic IARB202 Intermediate Arabic IICHI101 Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) I CHI1101CHI102 Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) II CHI1102CHI201 Intermediate Chinese I CHI2201CHI202 Intermediate Chinese II CHI2202FRE101 Elementary French I FRE1101FRE102 Elementary French II FRE1102FRE201 Intermediate French I FRE2201FRE202 Intermediate French II FRE2202GER101 Elementary German I GER1101GER102 Elementary German II GER1102GER201 Intermediate German I GER2201GER202 Intermediate German II GER2202JPN101 Elementary Japanese I JPN1101JPN102 Elementary Japanese II JPN1102JPN201 Intermediate Japanese I JPN2201JPN202 Intermediate Japanese II JPN2202SLC201 Introduction to LinguisticsSLG101 American Sign Language I
PAR235 Corporate Law for the ParalegalPAR236 Estate Law for the Paralegal Physical ScienceAGS182 Gardening Practices and TechniquesAST101 Survey of AstronomyAST102 Survey of Astronomy LaboratoryCHM107 Chemistry and SocietyCHM107LL Chemistry and Society LaboratoryCHM130 Fundamental ChemistryCHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry LaboratoryCHM 130 & CHM130LL together are: CHM1130CHM138 Chemistry for Allied HealthCHM138LL Chemistry for Allied Health LaboratoryCHM151 General Chemistry ICHM151LL General Chemistry I LaboratoryCHM 151 & CHM151LL together are: CHM1151CHM152 General Chemistry IICHM152LL General Chemistry II LaboratoryCHM 152 & CHM152LL together are: CHM1152GLG101 Introduction to Geology I - Physical LectureGLG102 Introduction to Geology II - Historical LectureGLG103 Introduction to Geology I - Physical LabGLG 101 & GLG103 together are: GLG1101GLG104 Introduction to Geology II-Historical LabGLG110 Geological Disasters and the EnvironmentGLG111 Geological Disasters and the Environment LabGLG140 Introduction to OceanographyPHS110 Fundamentals of Physical SciencePHS120 Introduction to Physical Science: Astronomy, Meteorology, Geology and OceanographyPHY101 Introduction to PhysicsSSH111 Sustainable CitiesSUS100 Introduction to SustainabilitySUS110 Sustainable World
Philosophy, Psychology, & Religious Studies PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy PHI1101PHI216 Environmental EthicsPSY101 Introduction to Psychology PSY1101PSY230 Introduction to StatisticsPSY240 Developmental PsychologyPSY260 Psychology of PersonalityPSY266 Abnormal PsychologyPSY290AB Research MethodsREL101 Introduction to ReligionREL243 World Religions
Public Safety ProgramsLET106 Patrol ProceduresLET109 Criminal LawLET110 Fundamentals of Law EnforcementLET125 Legal Aspects of Law EnforcementLET127 Field ProblemsLET146 Officer Survival
LET156 First AidLET202 Traffic ProceduresLET203 Report WritingLET211 CriminalisticsLET223 Search and SeizureLET224 Crime Scene InvestigationsLET282 Police Roles and ResponsibilitiesLET284 Professionalism Within PolicingLET286 Modern Policing Strategies ReadingCRE101 College Critical ReadingRDG030 Reading English as a Second Language IIIRDG040 Reading English as a Second Language IVRDG091 College Preparatory Reading RecreationREC120 Leisure and the Quality of LifeREC150AB Outdoor Adventure Skills
Social SciencesASB102 Introduction to Cultural and Social AnthropologyASB202 Ethnic Relations in the United StatesASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old WorldASB245 Indians of the SouthwestECN211 Macroeconomic Principles ECN2201ECN212 Microeconomic Principles ECN2202GCU121 World Geography I: Eastern HemisphereGPH111 Introduction to Physical GeographywGPH240 Natural Hazards, Disasters, and CatastrophesPOS110 American National Government POS1110POS220 U.S. and Arizona ConstitutionPOS221 Arizona ConstitutionPOS222 U.S. ConstitutionSOC101 Introduction to Sociology SOC1101 SOC140 Racial and Ethnic Minorities SOC2215SOC157 Sociology of Marriage and FamilySOC212 Gender and Society
The SUN System is a college course numbering system designed to help Arizona students plan their education and ensure successful transfer of course credits.
SUN courses have a unique three-letter prefix and four-digit course number that represents direct course equivalency at all Arizona public community colleges and universities. www.azsunsystem.com
SLG102 American Sign Language IISLG201 American Sign Language IIISLG202 American Sign Language IVSPA101 Elementary Spanish I SPA1101 SPA102 Elementary Spanish II SPA1102SPA115 Beginning Spanish Conversation ISPA116 Beginning Spanish Conversation IISPA117 Health Care Spanish ISPA118 Health Care Spanish IISPA119 Spanish for Educational Settings ISPA120 Spanish for Educational Settings IISPA201 Intermediate Spanish I SPA2201SPA202 Intermediate Spanish II SPA2202SPA205 Spanish for Medical Interpretation ISPA206 Spanish for Medical Interpretation IISPA225 Intermediate Spanish Conversation ISPA226 Intermediate Spanish Conversation IISPH245 Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest
Library ScienceIFS101 Information Skills in the Digital AgeIFS105 Finding Health Information Online
MathematicsMAT082 Basic ArithmeticMAT092 Introductory AlgebraMAT102 Mathematical Concepts/ApplicationsMAT122 Intermediate AlgebraMAT142 College MathematicsMAT151 College Algebra/Functions MAT1151MAT156 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers IMAT157 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers IIMAT172 Finite MathematicsMAT182 Plane TrigonometryMAT187 Pre-Calculus MAT1187MAT206 Elements of StatisticsMAT212 Brief CalculusMAT221 Calculus with Analytic Geometry IMAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MAT2241
ParalegalPAR102 Foundations of the Paralegal ProfessionPAR104 Ethics for the ParalegalPAR106 Legal Foundations for ParalegalsPAR112 Paralegal Fundamentals of LitigationPAR114 Paralegal LitigationPAR206 Paralegal Business LawPAR208 Introduction to Tort LawPAR220 Paralegal WritingPAR222 Paralegal ResearchPAR224 Law Office Technology for the ParalegalPAR230 Family Law for the ParalegalPAR231 Elder Law for the ParalegalPAR232 Bankruptcy Law for the ParalegalPAR233 Real Estate Law for the ParalegalPAR234 Administrative Law for the Paralegal
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Rio Salado College Headquarters
1715 W. Northern Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85021
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RSC Lifelong Learning Center
Communiversity @ Surprise
RSC Luke Air Force Base (LAFB)
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New Student Orientation (NSO101) A brand new class that introduces new students to Rio Salado, including an overview of student services, college policies and procedures and tips on being successful in the online learning environment. The class is free, and takes approximately two hours to complete.
RioLearn Revamped! New features include easy to use navigation, improved gradebook, calendar and notification features, on-site pop-up help screens, integrated college news and social networking, and more! The updated version makes it easier to find class materials, communicate with teachers, and interact with the Rio Salado College community.
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