Incarcerated Re-Entry Opportunities
Since 1983, Rio Salado College has partnered with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) to teach the incarcerated population the skills necessary for integration into society upon release. We currently offer occupational and educational programs, under contract at ASPC-Perryville and ASPC-Lewis.
Rio provides valuable Workforce Development training opportunities for men and women. By providing on-site classes at the prison locations, we have the opportunity to encourage hands-on occupational skills and lifelong learning to the incarcerated populations. On-site offerings include certificates in Automotive Technology, Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Graphic Arts, Horticulture, Furniture Construction Refinishing, and Small Business Start-up.
In addition, Rio Salado College offers many distance learning classes that provide the incarcerated population an opportunity for college credit that lead to certificates and degrees. Rio offers more than 90 classes in printbase and/or mixed media format. There are classes that meet General Education requirements such as English Composition, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Humanities.
You can complete an Associate in Applied Science in Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry, an Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in General Studies Degree. Rio offers additional degrees and certificates. The distance learning classes are available to men and women incarcerated in the state of Arizona and out-of-state.