Tuesday, July 22, 2008

National testing center opens at Rio Salado@Luke AFB

Rio Salado College is proud to announce an On-Base National Test Center is opening at Rio Salado @ Luke AFB in Glendale on Wednesday, July 23.

An open house will be held at 10 a.m. in conjunction with a college fair at the base, 7383 N. Litchfield Road in Glendale.

Students will be able to take the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST exams at Rio Salado @Luke AFB. CLEP and the DSST are testing programs that give students the opportunity to earn college credit for learning that is acquired outside the traditional classroom. The exams are free of charge to members of the military, Bill Bristol, coordinator of instructional programs for the West Valley - Luke Air Force Base for Rio Salado College said.

Luke Air Force Base Wing Command CMSgt. Richard Robinson and Deputy Commander of the Mission Support Group David Edwards will provide opening remarks at the open house on the third floor in the atrium next to the cafeteria near the college fair. Charles Dittell, the new Chief of Education and Training at Luke Air Force Base, will serve as moderator and also make introductory remarks.

Rio Salado administrators are expected to attend as well.

After the opening comments, the group will move to the new Test Center, where Dr. Chris Bustamante, Rio Salado College vice-president of Community Development and Student Services will speak. Cake and punch will be served in the atrium afterwards.

The public is welcome to attend the event but must secure a pass to access the base. Information: 480-377-4010.

Rio Salado College is one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges. The college offers degrees and career and technical certificates in business, computer technology, early childhood and teacher education, healthcare, law enforcement and more. For registration or more information call 480-517-8540 or go to www.riosalado.edu/registration.