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Rio Salado College once again falls short of expectations.

Computer Technology - June 25, 2014
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Greetings: Rio Salado College once again falls short of expectations. The employees of the college consistently and, may even deliberately, come up short on fulfilling their required tasks. This incident - like the many others – has placed me once again in an economic hardship. One of the past hardships was becoming homeless for 10 days while waiting on my Federal student financial aid (7+ months) – but that’s another chapter in the saga. To further, my experience with the college suggests much more difficulty in dealing with the college’s administrative infrastructure than the college courses themselves. Sadly, this is my fault for placing so much trust in the college. In addition, I am a war veteran as well as a former American Legion Commander (the youngest in the nation in 1993). That being said – I don’t think recommending the college to fellow veterans would be a very-nice thing to do. Also, I don’t feel that Rio Salado College is worthy of the so-called: Serviceman’s Opportunity College designation – PERIOD.

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Semester Blocks

Computer Technology - June 21, 2014
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Overall the school & staff are great. The problem is their semester blocks or when you can choose to start a semester. They allow you to sign up for classes on any Monday listed for the class, but then within a week they threaten to drop you and they do! Its a school thing and it SUCKS! Im late graduating and I just got dropped again and they even signed me up at the school! SUCKS!

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Worthless Education

Computer Technology - January 5, 2011
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My wife is currently attending this school and working on getting a degree in computer programming. This is a terrible school. I have 12 years of software development experience and have never before in my life seen such a piss poor attempt to teach such things as web programming, math, and intro to systems. The web class was completely essay based up until the last 4 assignments, then you get 1 chapter for each, html, css, javascript and the final. Bear in mind this is an "Intro" class the teacher...who is also their "Web Manager" aka self important know it all...and they have the students build websites with no instruction. They require the use of Javascript in one assignment but don't go over any programming basics!!! like how to declare a variable or what it even is they are trying to do! I have watched my wife struggle to grasp basic concepts and in the end have to teach her, and then she gets it just fine. For the math the screwed up a test pretty badly. In the middle of a pre-algebra test that is covering square roots they suddenly jump to college algebra, going over function domain and range! from roots to domain just all of the sudden! has to be an error right? WRONG! even though the material is not covered in anywhere in the book. We let the professor know what is going on and her response was "I cover that with my freshman algebra class" and points us to stuff that is not in the book. I am lucky i went to a decent college and have years of experience to back it up or my poor wife wouldn't know what is going on. I truly feel sorry for anyone that is attending that school. you are not getting a quality education.

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Rio is as good as gold!

Computer Technology - March 27, 2007
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Overall this degree has been a good experience for me and I feel confident in getting a job related to what I have learned. Also, rio offers general education blocks of 30 credits that get you into Universities.

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