Program Overview

Rio Salado's Associate in Applied Science in Computer Technology program provides students with information and training required in the use, application and technological developments of computers in a changing electronic environment. Courses provide instruction in the following areas: computer applications in the business environment and current trends and development in computers; graphical applications; electronic spreadsheets; database; word processing; and computer operating systems.

Graduates of this program possess the skills and knowledge to gain entry-level computer technician and administrator positions. They may find work in government, education and private industries. Popular career choices may include: network administrator, computer security specialist, webmaster, computer systems administrator, computer technician, and computer network analyst.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Requirements

    Requires from 61-64 credits for degree completion.

    Applicants must be: high school graduate from a regionally accredited school or GED equivalent. 18 years of age or older or a transfer student in good academic standing. Official transcripts.

    Restrictions

    Rio Salado is a SARA approved institution to provide distance education to students in participating states.

    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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