About RSD Academy
Higher education is not readily available to everyone. A brick and mortar school with live instructors is the best option for many students. However, many students cannot find the classes they need within a reasonable distance. Some can't afford the tuition and are unable or unwilling to take on student loans. Others are unable to work live classes into their schedules. Some simply prefer to study on their own. No matter what your situation, RSD Academy is here to serve you.
Instructors: RSD Academy has textbooks, video lectures, supplemental videos and other resources. Use RSD Academy to supplement your curriculum or as your complete curriculum.1
Students: RSD Academy has the structured online courses you need for your education. These include reading assignments from our textbooks, video lectures, supplemental videos and other resources. We will soon have a testing system so that you can evaluate your progress and document your education. Our plans include working with companies and corporations to provide opportunities for mentored hands-on learning. Is a brick and mortar school with live instructors your best option? RSD Academy is still here for you. We offer more resources and another point of view. RSD Academy is a great way to supplement your learning experience.
A Shortage of Skilled People and Nowhere to Learn
RSD Academy is financed almost entirely by free will donations. As such, we have no tuition or financial aid. RSD Academy is able to provide free education and free resources to educators because of our generous patrons at Patreon. If you benefit from RSD Academy—whether through free education, free resources or because we are providing more skilled people as potential employees—please consider going to patreon.com/rsdacademy and donating. Thank you.
About the Founder
Our founder, Bob DuHamel, earned an associate degree in electronics technology from San Diego Mesa College. For ten years he worked as an engineering technician for several companies. When the PC became ubiquitous, he transitioned to that field, where he developed custom programs and maintaining computer networks for small businesses. In 1998 he began his teaching career at a small technical school preparing students to take CompTIA's A+ exam and the ETA International CNST exam. At that school, he led the team that developed the original CNCT exam for ETA International. In 2003, while working at a nationally accredited vocational school, he was assigned the task of developing an academic course in electronics technology, information technology and fiber optic technology. The unique nature of this highly compressed course required that he build the entire curriculum, including writing a series of textbooks. This program inspired the courses at RSD Academy.
completing the courses at RSD Academy, you
will be well-positioned to attempt exams for several certifications and
licenses. Most jobs for which our courses prepare you do not require a license. One exception is that a General
Operator License (GROL) is required to work on radio transmitting
the United States. Some businesses require certification as a matter of
policy. Regardless of business policy, certification shows that you are
willing to prepare for and demonstrate your knowledge
through the certification process. The business you want to work for
will know that you meet a certain level of competency and are prepared
to do the job or be further trained to meet their needs. This will give
you an edge in the hiring process.
By using any resources at RSD Academy, you agree to the following terms:
Materials at RSD Academy are copyrighted. We are in the process of developing a legal license for our materials. In the meantime, here is what you may and may not do with resources at RSD Academy.
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