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Rio Salado College

How to Apply

  • Contact Rio Salado by phone at 480-384-9833 for program eligibility and application.
  • Complete a program application by fax or email.
  • Fax number is 480-517-8119.
  • After your application is evaluated, you will be contacted by a Rio Salado representative and notified of eligibility.

Partners

IT grant supported programs are offered by: Rio Salado College, Estrella Mountain Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, South Mountain Community College and the Maricopa Skill Center.

Your IT Career
is Looking Up!

Five Maricopa Community College entities are coming together to offer information technology education and career training to help take your IT career to the next level.

The IT training is part of a national grant award from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant supports participating community colleges with developing and supporting IT curriculum and accelerated career path training.

Who is Eligible?

All students with a high school diploma or GED are welcome to apply. If you qualify as a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) worker/displaced worker, veteran or the spouse of a veteran, priority status is given with appropriate required documentation.

Certificates and Associate Degree Pathways Available – *Leads to Industry Certification

  • * Networking
    • Cisco, Linux, Microsoft and Computer Support Specialist
  • * Mobile Applications
    • Programming, Mobile App Programming, Web App Development, Digital Publishing and Adobe AIR Development
  • * Cyber Security
    • IT Security Associate
  • IT Entrepreneurship

Grant Supported Resources and Benefits

  • Industry Supported updated curriculum
  • Student Success Coach to provide support and guidance
  • IT Specific tutoring
  • Contextualized IT content in Math, English and Reading Support Courses
  • State-of-the-art online virtual labs

In addition, classes are offered through a combination of online, hybrid and in-person options. Programs can be completed in 15 weeks to 2 years depending on the certification(s).