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Rio Salado has added three new classes to its online paralegal program: environmental law, immigration law and legal investigation. Learn more in RioNews: ow.ly/dmjT307YQDd.

In addition to the substantive coursework, Rio Salado’s program offers professional development opportunities through partnerships with private law firms, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and corporate businesses.

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All 10 Maricopa Community Colleges offer classes that you can finish in just 8 to 14 weeks. Your life is busy, so we make it easy to choose from day, evening, and online classes. Why wait? www.maricopa.edu/flexible-start-dates

Your Schedule. Your Way. With the Maricopa Community Colleges you have lots of options. Choose from 600+ online classes-- and enjoy flexible Monday starts at Rio Salado!
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Join Rio Salado's Teacher Education team for a free orientation session -- in-person or online-- to learn how to become a teacher!

In-person orientation sessions are from 6-8 p.m. and will be held at the Rio Salado Tempe Headquarters & the Communiversity at Queen Creek.  

Visit or ow.ly/LqjB308aRaz or call 480-517-8140 for the latest details about orientation sessions.
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Learn about Rio Salado College's Teacher-In-Residence program at a FREE orientation Jan. 23 at the Communiversity at Queen Creek from 6-8 p.m.

Rio Salado’s Teacher-In-Residence (TIR) intern program provides a convenient and cost-effective way for students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree to transition into a K-12 teaching career.

For more information check out RioNews: ow.ly/mxgE308aygu

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Rio Salado & State Farm partner to provide scholarships to Insurance Studies students. Students receive financial assistance to cover their educational costs while Rio Salado and State Farm are paving the way for career opportunities in the insurance industry. It’s a win-win scenario!

See how this cohort of veterans benefited from the Insurance Studies program and State Farm scholarships. ow.ly/zyat3085TNI

For more information about State Farm scholarship opportunities and Rio Salado’s insurance studies program visit www.riosalado.edu/insurance.

#RioSaladoCollege #OnlineCollege #OnlineDegree #StateFarm #insurance #Careers #Employment #Jobs #Arizona #Careertrifecta #Veteran #StateFarm #Military #Scholarship
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Are you bilingual and interested in pursuing a career in the medical industry? Are you currently a bilingual, medical professional looking to advance your career?

Rio Salado offers Spanish for Medical Interpretation classes specifically designed to give students the opportunity to gain valuable career skills while helping fill voids in the local healthcare community.

Learn how the Spanish for Medical Interpretation classes helped student Miriam Ponsock turn her language skills and compassion into a career ow.ly/tT9e307WHt3.

#MedicalEducation #Medical #Bilingual #Spanish #CareerTips
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If you recently completed a certificate or degree program-- or you're getting ready to finish a program of study-- we encourage you to celebrate your accomplishments with us during Rio Salado's 2017 Commencement ceremony, May 3 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. Graduation applications are due March 1.

Visit ow.ly/Xjvm308d2ve to learn more about the ceremony and to submit your graduation application.

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Last December, Rio Salado’s Counseling and Career Services team and other Maricopa Community Colleges employees volunteered their time with the Valley of the Sun United Way Project Connect team at Monte Vista Church to assist community members who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Learn more about this event and the impact it has had on volunteer staff in RioNews: ow.ly/C1va308cSQp

We encourage you to take part in future Project Connect events. Visit this web page to learn how you can make a difference as a volunteer: www.vsuw.org/you-can-help/volunteer.

#mcccd #Volunteer #PayItForward #EndHomelessness #EndHunger
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This Scottsdale Independent story by reporter Melissa Fittro provides an update on Arizona’s K-12 teacher shortage and how Rio Salado’s Teacher-In-Residence (TIR) program is helping students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree fill vacancies through a fast-track teacher certification program, which includes paid employment opportunities in the classroom, so students can earn an income while completing the coursework. Read more: ow.ly/bZ95308aMyM

Rio Salado’s TIR program provides a convenient and cost-effective way for qualified candidates to transition into a K-12 teaching career through a two-year certification program. TIR candidates are paired with a partnering Arizona school district, to work full-time and receive the same salary and benefits of fully-certified classroom teachers.

Ready to answer the call? If you have a passion for teaching and want to learn more about Rio Salado’s TIR program, visit ow.ly/wpl2308aMi6 or call 480-517-8140 to speak to a program Outreach Specialist.

#Arizona #teacher #teachers #teaching #education #teachersmatter #jobs #employment #teachershortage #RioSaladoCollege #mcccd
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Please note, new service hours for the Rio Salado Library, which will be closing at 2 p.m. on Fridays.

New, in-person hours of operation are as follows:
● Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
● Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
● Saturday & Sunday: Closed

If you need library assistance outside of these hours, please use Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat at ow.ly/LLeJ30884jF. Get help with:
● Starting your research
● Searching smarter and faster
● Finding articles, books and media
● Citing sources and more!
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What qualifies as “higher education” and who needs it? Daniel Greenstein, Director of Postsecondary Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation addresses this question and others he thinks higher education must confront in an essay called, Bridging Higher Education’s Rhetoric and Reality in a Changing World. http://ow.ly/A9t33084mv7

Greenstein includes Rio Salado among the colleges he thinks are bridging the access gap. “These gaps can be bridged,” writes Greenstein. “We know they can, because we have seen it in places like Georgia State University, Delaware State University, the University of Central Florida, Miami Dade College, Rio Salado College, and Sinclair Community College, institutions as diverse as the students they serve, and yet united in a common goal – to leave behind no one – to respond nimbly to our society’s rapidly changing educational needs, to measure their excellence in terms of who they include and how well they succeed. Some see that as counterintuitive, even wishful. We see it as possible, and essential.”

Rio Salado is honored by Greenstein’s recognition and support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop student success initiatives.

Photo (c) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation by Michael Hanson, featuring Rio Salado Southern, English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) student Berty Nafissatou.

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Join KJZZ Phoenix and SPOT 127 for the grand opening of SPOT 127 East, Thursday, Jan. 19 at Rio Salado College Southern in #Tempe . Learn more at ow.ly/YKfM307Z5bK

This new, youth media center will empower teens to find their voices and engage with their communities through photo, audio and video storytelling. Learn more at spot127.org/

SPOT 127 and KJZZ are a community service of Rio Salado College.

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Yoshi Jbzy
a week ago
School online system is okay! Teach need little work!! Book prices NEED TO GO DOWN!! They're marked up 500%. Also tutoring department never gets back to you!!
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Makenna Kerley
3 months ago
I think all administration is incompetent, no one can answer phone calls, or do there job correctly. I have been going to Rio for going on two years now and I really wish I chose a better school to attend. If it wasn't for my program almost being completed I would leave and go somewhere else. The online classes are great and flexible, and I like how you can enroll in new classes at pretty much anytime but as far as the staff. horrible. I hate having to call when I have an issue. Also, the block scheduling they have is a disaster, I've had to take off school for 4 months because of the way my program is set up because of the block scheduling, it's the most confusing concept, makes no sense, and just sets people back from their goals.
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Saleem Shareef
a month ago
POOR EXPERIENCE I've taken classes here and it has been a nightmare. Teachers will occasionaly respond to email. Staff workers are rude. I have met a few staff who are kind, although it seems like everywhere else I go for help, I get ignored. I would suggest looking at other schools in Maricopa county. Other schools have online options.
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Michael Pope
2 months ago
I truly don't even know where to begin. I literally have one question and it takes four or five people to give me wrong information. It seems like no one has any idea whats going on. One of the only things I can relate this experience to is watching the Chicago Bears or Cleveland Browns play football. An awful team with a terrible coaching staff with an even worse Administration. That translates into poor administration and horrible employees at rio. Please for the love of god take one day to sit everyone that works for your "team"down. Let them know that they are just flat out bad. Brainstorm some ideas on how to be a better organization and get on the same page. How are about to teach me about business and you cant even get your employees on the same page. I can tell that you wont do this because for every response you post: "Response from the owner 3 months ago Dear _______, we are sorry to hear this. We are forwarding your comments to our student affairs and executive team to investigate." First of all what does that even mean? "We are forwarding your comments to our student affairs and executive team to investigate." Investigate what?! That's like if a butcher slapped you in the face with a prime rib and you investigated the steak. Well good luck Colombo in creaking the case of the obvious. With all kidding aside this is a one star college. With this you are going to get a one star staff, one star education, and a one star experience. My advice is simple, try PVCC, or MCC my friends that go there are having a wonderful experience.
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Yipaer Aierken
2 months ago
I will give zero star for this school. I am taking two class. The professor did not rely my email about a week. And she given F on my essay for plagiarism. I am an A student at ASU. I cited and put bibliography for the essay and I get F for my grade and waste all of my money. Why people who never reply email will be a professor at here? Why you have issues and it can not get help from anyone? Seriously, I know I am Chinese, but when I try my best to do it, it is unfair. Make your decision after you read this.
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Suzanne Reinhardt
6 months ago
I'm having similar experiences as several of the other reviewers, and I wish I had chosen another school. I'm only two weeks in, but my only real complaint is that I've been given incorrect information from the Admissions department -- twice. This has delayed whatever financial aid I could receive for two weeks. It's stressful being unsure about my finances especially because I'm depending on this. There are better ways to manage something as important as how people will support themselves while trying to improve their lives. After taking classes for a few weeks, I now have more to add. Their online classes are pretty basic, as far as I'm concerned. Mostly what's involved is a presentation of the material then it's up to you to take what you can from that and apply it to the project that is given at the end of that lesson. I have a graduate degree in educational technology and a certificate in online teaching and learning, so I want my classes to be of higher quality. More frustratingly, I have had repeated problems uploading my assignments. I don't know what the cause is and have contacted tech support twice. Neither time were they able to resolve my problem. It usually takes me two days to upload my assignment before it actually works. Someone should be able to help me with this. I have also followed up with the reply from the school. I emailed them, gave them my phone number and a good time to call me, but I have heard nothing. That was several weeks ago. It just indicates to me that the problems with this school are systemic, and there is much work to be done to improve the quality of education here. I don't feel optimistic about that happening.
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Response from the owner - 8 months ago
Dear Suzanne. Thank you for sharing your comments, which we will forward to our student services team to investigate. Would you please contact annette.flores@riosalado.edu to confirm your student name so we can cross-reference your records-- and let us know whether you're willing to talk to a member of our team to provide more details? Many thanks.
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Stephanie Strobel
8 months ago
I liked taking several classes at this university to include Marine Biology and Ecology. The positives of this school include online convenience. I can study whenever I want which allows for better work life balance. In order to make this work however, students must be prepared to put in a lot of work and teach yourself the material. The instructors will help you but they are full time professors or have private industry jobs. They can't help you at the last minute. A lot of posts I read describe this school rather poorly. If you follow APA format, you will not be accused of plagiarism even if you copy the whole book because you don't want to learn and are doing your homework at the last minute. Most of the people who gave negative reviews, it sounds like, did so because they were trying to do things at the last minute. That strategy rarely goes well especially in college where, you are expected to act as an adult and take care of yourself. This is not high school people. The classes are time intensive. For each science class, plan on 16 hours per week. You do have to go to the testing center to take your finals. With that said, you actually do have to learn the material rather than read over it and expect to do well. Financial aid and the registrar do their jobs well. For all of those who whine about going to college, realize it is a luxury item for some people. Instead of whining about your life and making excuses, work hard and accept personal accountability and responsibility for when things don't go as planned. This is why you plan ahead and follow up. If you feel someone isn't doing their job, report it or find someone else to help you. I am tired of so many people in life playing the victim and whining about things they do have the power to change and fix. If you really hate the school, take your money and go elsewhere.
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Response from the owner - 8 months ago
Dear Stephanie, we appreciate your comments, which we will forward to our student affairs team for review. When time permits, would you please reach out to annette.flores@riosalado.edu for follow up? Many thanks.
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Claudia Castanon
2 months ago
Horrible service can't even access my class on the start date. Call Admission and service and all they told me we see you are enroll and the payment went through. They transfer me multiple of times to different departments and still my class is not appearing at RioLearn. I am frustrated because talking to multiple people and no one solve my problem. Every person I talk too told me something different you are enroll, you been drop, you have a hold, I dont't see you enroll in the current class when I check my status and it shows I am enroll and I pay for it.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Dear Claudia, Rio Salado College is dedicated to a quality learning experience, and we take your concerns seriously. For immediate attention, would you please contact escalation.response@riosalado.edu or call 480-517-8749. If you feel you have been treated unjustly or unfairly and would like to file a formal complaint, please follow the complaint resolution process outlined on this Student Solution Center web page: www.riosalado.edu/current/StudentSolutionCenter. Thank you!