Program Overview

Rio Salado’s Academic Certificate in Language and Literary Culture of the USA provides non-native, English speaking students with a strong foundation in the oral and written structure of North American English. Specific courses include Composition, Business Writing, Literature and the American Experience, and Critical and Evaluative Reading.

Improving one's English communication, reading, vocabulary and writing skills can lead to increased productivity, responsibility and career promotion, while helping students achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.

The Academic Certificate in Language and Literary Culture of the USA is a course of study designed to provide students a strong foundation in the oral and written structure and vocabulary of North American English, academic and professional reading and writing, and knowledge and appreciation of representative literature and culture of the USA in all its diversity. The total number of credits required for this certificate is 22-25. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Rio Salado College is a community college located in Tempe, Arizona that was originally founded in 1967 as one of the 10 Maricopa County community colleges. Since 1996, the school has offered online classes and, starting in 2006, a majority of the courses have been transferred online. The school is recognized as a leader in Higher Education with specialization in distance learning and online education. Part of the mission of Rio Salado is to aim to transform the experience of learning through offering students choice, access, and flexibility; customized high quality learning designs; and personalized services and organizational responsiveness.

    RSC offers online programs, certificates, academic certificates, and associate's degrees. Online education is one of the most prominent academic programs at the college. 

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