The Business HomeBase includes programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Accounting, Business, Business Technology, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, and Technical Communication.
Programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Science, Engineering, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Physical Science, and Physics.
Programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Art, Art New Media, Fashion, Hospitality Management, Interior Design, Music, Music Recording/Business, Theatre Arts, and Theatre Arts Film.
Language and People HomeBase
Programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Anthropology, Art History, ASL-English Interpreter Preparation, Communication, Deaf Culture and ASL, Early Childhood Education, Education/Teaching, English, English as a Second Language, History, Humanities, International Studies, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Justice Studies, Social Science, Sociology, and World Languages.
Health and Service HomeBase
Programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Administration of Justice, Dance, Fire Technology, Funeral Service Education, General Science, Gerontology, Healthcare Interpreting, Homeland Security, Human Services, Kinesiology and Athletics, Nursing and Allied Health, Nutrition, Paramedic and EMT, Public Safety, Recreation, Respiratory Care, and Speech-Language Pathology.
Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation HomeBase
Programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Apprenticeship, Automotive Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Design and Engineering Technology, Diesel/Clean Diesel Technology, Electronics, Horticulture, and Welding.
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Learn about lessons learned and best practices for building an APIDA-supportive campus community. FLC Equity Center will host Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Dir. of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource Center (APIDA) at SDSU, on May 26 at 3 PM. Zoom ID: 989 9605 7324
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My major at ARC is Psychology. My educational goal is to obtain an A.A. in Psychology here at ARC, transfer to obtain a B.A., then continue to receive a Masters degree, and become licensed as a therapist/counselor. My career goal is to become a counselor or a therapist.
I get a kick out of helping people, so I'm extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work here. I like to be the person who students can rely on to receive accurate information about the resources we have here at ARC. I understand the frustrations some people experience of not quite understanding how to navigate campus or the website, so being a student employee gives me the ability to help from an active student point of view.
Umoja Sakhu has shown me so many things I was convinced were impossible. It is by far the best community I've ever been involved in. They make sure you have no excuses as to why you cannot demonstrate and produce excellence. Aside from school I like to play soccer, work on motorcycles, and dance with friends and family - Salsa, Rumba, Timba, and Changui are just a few I was taught growing up. However my most favored hobby is playing Xbox live. GT: Rocket 1100
I am studying Psychology at ARC and, after obtaining my AA/AS here, I am planning to transfer to Sac State for my BA in Psychology. My goal is to obtain my Master’s degree in counseling and to become a counselor.
I really enjoy my time here at ARC both as a student and a student assistant. I love helping other people, especially when it is helping them with college-related issues. Since the first day I started working on campus, I have been given the opportunity to help others. Also, by working in different departments I learn new things every day and that is something that keeps me happy and encourages me to do my job in the best way it can be done. I like how the staff here are passionate about helping new and continuing students to achieve their educational goals. I am glad to be part of this incredible team.
A fun fact about me is that I have been doing photography as a side job and I will be pursuing it even more professionally by obtaining new skills in the ARTPH and ARTNM courses that are available here on campus.
My major at ARC is General Science and my educational and career goal is to work in the Heath Administration field. There are many reasons why I like ARC. Being a student at ARC has allowed me the opportunity to become a Student Help in the Career and Pathways Support Services office. This has been a wonderful experience for me because I have learned to be helpful and supportive for other students. I have gained so many work skills such as customer service, student support, and strong clerical abilities. Also, this allow me to interact with people from different countries and with different backgrounds. I am very grateful that as a student I have the opportunity to be part of the CalWORKs program, which helps me succeed with my future career. This program is so important for students with families to become independent. I enjoy reading books in my leisure time and my favorite novel is “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.
My major is Social Work and my dream is to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Undoubtedly, the Student Services personnel make the college stand out from other educational institutions. For me, CalWORKs is the program that changed my life completely. It helped me to believe in myself, and it became the second family that gave me love, great friends, and needed skills to grow in my future career. I'm thankful for all Student Services departments and I really appreciate their help. However, CalWORKs will always have a special part in my heart. Thank You, CalWORKs!
I graduated in spring 2019 with an AA in Social Science and plan to transfer to UC Davis in the fall to double major in Political Science: Public Service and Sociology: Law and Society.
My main goals with political science and sociology are to greatly influence and enhance the education system, as I strive to make all campuses ones that are conducive and equitable for all students no matter what walk of life they are from. My goals are to get my Masters in Divinity and PhD in Education so I can be a positive role model, political powerhouse, and youth pastor, as I have a gift for helping people navigate their purpose by turning their pain into passion.
As an Achieve peer mentor, community intern for UNITE, and Vice President of Umoja I get to help and encourage students on a daily basis and implement the things I want to change within the education system, without waiting for my degree to solidify my destiny, which in turn allows me to be the change I wish to see. A couple fun facts about me: I am extremely goofy and currently my favorite book is called Battlefield Of The Mind by Joyce Meyers.
I am a Mathematics major here at ARC. I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and am looking at options for further formal education. In my spare time, I can be found tending my garden, cooking something delicious, or curled up in a comfy chair while knitting. I love the sense of community here at ARC and appreciate the support systems that exist for students. I have met many different students, professors, and other faculty with diverse past experiences. I have learned as much from others at ARC as I have though my actual college coursework.
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We acknowledge the land which we occupy at American River College as the traditional home of the Nisenan, Maidu, and Miwok tribal nations. These sovereign people have been the caretakers of this land since time immemorial. Despite centuries of genocide and occupation the Nisenan, Maidu, and Miwok continue as vibrant and resilient tribes and bands, both Federally recognized and unrecognized. We take this opportunity to acknowledge the generations that have gone before as well as the present-day Nisenan, Maidu, and Miwok people.