Adult Education


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Why Choose Rio Salado College?

The Arizona Department of Education named Rio Salado College (RSC) as the Arizona Adult Education Program of the Year for three years in a row, 2018, 2019, and 2020. 

Rio Salado College has offered adult education services to the community since 1978 and is the largest adult education provider in Arizona. RSC partners with ARIZONA@WORK, other Maricopa Community Colleges, community organizations, and employers to create pathways to college and careers for adult learners in Maricopa County.

Each year, RSC's adult education classes help thousands of people like you positively affect their lives. Your goals matter, and we can help you:

  • Earn your high school equivalency diploma through the GED® test or other pathways
  • Improve your English language skills
  • Gain essential employability skills
  • Train for an exciting career
  • Transition to college

Our dedicated instructors, success coaches, college and career navigators, tutors, and staff have helped students reach their individual learning goals, prepare for in-demand careers, and successfully prepare for and transition to college. RSC does all of this by supporting students where they are in their educational journey. When you enroll in adult education classes at RSC, many education and training opportunities open up for you, and you will have our full support from day one.

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Rio Salado College's award-winning Adult Education program offers English, GED® Test Prep, and Career Training classes.