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Thanksgiving Recess Closure

We will be closed for Thanksgiving Recess from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29. No online classes will be held and all remote offices will be closed.

See Spring 2021 Classes

Class schedules for spring 2021 are now available online. Classes will be fully online, with limited exceptions. Enrollment begins November 23.

New ARC President

Melanie Dixon has been selected as the next President of American River College, bringing an exceptional track record of higher education experience with outstanding and diverse skills.

Remote Student Services

Learn how to access student services in a remote/online environment.

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Programs that prepare students to work in fields like: Accounting - Business - Business Technology - Economics - Legal Studies - Management - Marketing - Real Estate - Technical Communication

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Programs that prepare students to work in fields like: Astronomy - Biology - Chemistry - Computer Information Science - Engineering - Geography - Geographic Information Systems - Geology - Mathematics - Natural Resources - Physical Science & Physics

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Programs that prepare students to work in fields like: Art & Art History - Art New Media - Fashion - Hospitality Management - Interior Design - Music - Music Recording / Business - Theatre Arts - Theatre Arts: Film

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Language and People

Programs that prepare students to work in fields like: Anthropology - Art & Art History - ASL - English Interpreter Preparation - Deaf Culture & ASL - Early Childhood Education - Education/Teaching - English - English as a Second Language - Foreign Languages - History - Humanities - International Studies - Journalism - Philosophy - Political Science - Psychology - Social Justice Studies - Social Science - Sociology - Speech

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Health and Service

Programs that prepare students to work in fields like: Administration of Justice - Dance - Fire Technology - Funeral Service Education - General Science - Gerontology - Healthcare Interpreting - Homeland Security - Human Lactation - Human Services - Kinesiology and Athletics - Nursing and Allied Health - Nutrition - Paramedic and EMT - Public Safety - Recreation - Respiratory Care - Speech-Language Pathology

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Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation

Programs that prepare students to work in fields like: Apprenticeship - Automotive Collision Technology - Automotive Technology - Design & Engineering Technology - Diesel/Clean Diesel Technology - Electronics - Horticulture - Welding

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Accounting

Prepare for careers in various accounting professions and develop a foundation in accounting and business.

Administration of Justice

Learn the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of crimes, and prepare for the administration of justice field.

Anthropology

Study humankind around the world and throughout time to understand our evolutionary origins and our diverse cultures.

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Apprenticeship

Gain occupational training that combines paid employment, on-the-job training, and job-related college instruction.

Art

Take art classes including ceramics, photography, figure and portrait drawing, blacksmithing, sculpture, printmaking, and more.

Art New Media

A digital art and design education honoring traditional art foundations. Learn the latest tools and techniques in multiple areas.

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ASL-English Interpreting

Prepare for entry-level positions with integrated coursework in American Sign Language (ASL) and ASL-English interpretation.

Astronomy

Take Intro to Astronomy, Astronomy Lab, The Solar System, Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, and more.

Automotive Collision Technology

The Automotive Tech Programs combine classroom and hands-on shop experience to prepare for careers in the transportation industry.

Automotive Technology

Receive combined classroom and hands-on shop experiences to prepare for automotive service careers and repair all types of cars.

Biology & Biotechnology

Understand the living world. Meet the challenges of the future, improve the quality of human life, and preserve biodiversity.

Business

Find immediate employment and career advancement, including finances, entrepreneurship, managing, public administration, and more.

Business Technology

Prepare for first-time employment, re-entry, or career advancement in a variety of administrative and office settings.

Chemistry

Enjoy interactive classes that cover all aspects of chemistry and access Beacon, nationally award-winning peer-assisted tutoring.

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Community Services Education

Enjoy lifelong learning with fee-based classes, designed for educational goals that do not require college credit.

Computer Information Science

Take courses from multiple categories including computer applications, networking, programming, computer security, and web.

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Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies

Take classes with a deaf-centered framework that embrace an empowered collaboration with people with deafness.

Design & Engineering Technology

Using real-world applications, get the knowledge and skills for architectural, civil, and mechanical engineering careers.

Diesel/Clean Diesel Technology

Diesel/Clean Diesel Technology combines classroom and hands-on shop experiences for careers in the transportation industry.

Early Childhood Education

Our classes meet the requirements for California Child Development Educational Permits. Includes lab work at a childcare center.

Economics

Study how individuals and societies use limited resources to produce and distribute goods and services for consumption.

Electronics Technology

Electronic and telecommunications training with specialties including robotics, fiber optics, and programmable controllers.

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Energy

Training in solar photovoltaic (PV) system design, including cost estimation, sales, installation, and management skills.

Engineering

Get the foundation in math, physics, and engineering to transfer to a four-year institution and complete a BA in engineering.

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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) helps non-native speakers learn English to pursue their career and educational goals.

English

Study written and spoken English including composition and technical writing, literature, reading, creative writing, and education.

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Fashion

Fashion-related industries are the nation's largest employer. Get current, marketable, and competitive skills for this job market.

Fire Technology

Take intensive training courses for a certificate or an associate degree. Instructors are experienced members of the fire service.

Foreign Languages

Take courses in foreign languages and develop a command of many languages necessary to pursue career, transfer, and degree goals.

Funeral Service Education

Gain employment as funeral directors and embalmers. Courses include biology, funeral service management, and embalming.

Geography & GIS

GIS is a fast growing career field and is a computer-based tool used to map, manage, analyze, and model spatial information.

Geology

Study of the origin and evolution of the Earth using the principles of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology.

Gerontology

Get a career providing services for the elderly and prepare to transfer for a BA in gerontology at a four-year institution.

Health Education

Obtain the essential information for the evaluation and maintenance of individual health.

Healthcare Interpreting

Bilingual students can prepare for effective language interpretation and cultural brokering in the healthcare setting.

History

Study history and gain cultural literacy, critical thinking, and well-informed perspectives on today's world.

Homeland Security

Examine terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, intelligence analysis, natural disasters, negotiations, and conflict resolution.

Honors

Join our community dedicated to intellectual and personal enrichment in a diverse and challenging academic environment.

Horticulture

Horticulture improves plant culture methods, environmental sustainability, economic vitality, and quality of life.

Hospitality Management

From business theory to hands-on cooking, our classes focus on job skills and professional fine dining. And, work in our 4-star restaurant.

Human Career Development

Classes include study skills, career exploration, transferring, life skills, peer mentoring, and learning strategies.

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Human Lactation

Learn to support breastfeeding families and recognize the need for multiple levels of breastfeeding training to improve outcomes.

Human Services

Become a paraprofessional aide with agencies such as correctional institutions, welfare, mental health, schools, and childcare centers.

Humanities

Study painting, sculpture, literature, music, theater, and philosophy to discover important ideas about our human condition.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Study literature and verbal and written communication skills. Gain a background in communication skills used in the workplace

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Interior Design

Get a foundation in the expanding interior design field. Programs include interior planning and green building.

Journalism

Receive a strong introduction to both general studies and a journalism or mass communication major.

Kinesiology & Athletics

Take a wide variety of courses that improve physical fitness, sports skills, and dance performance abilities.

Learning Resource Center

The LRC is an instructional facility that provides classrooms, a quiet learning environment, and instructional support services.

Legal Studies

We are approved by the American Bar Association and have been preparing students for entry-level jobs in law for over 30 years.

Library

Learn research skills and how to find and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources.

Management

From communication to HR, our strong management focus provides the knowledge and skills you need to achieve a management position.

Marketing

Acquire knowledge and training for careers in sales, advertising, and marketing and receive training for management positions.

Mathematics & Statistics

Take math classes for your graduation requirements, or earn an AS in math to transfer to a four-year program in math or statistics.

Music

Receive a rich foundation to develop as a professional musician through music theory, history, performance, and production.

Natural Resources

Understand ecological systems and their interrelationships. Receive unique opportunities for hands-on, real-world field experience.

Nursing and Allied Health

Take general education and nursing courses with related lab experience in local health agencies. Work to become a registered nurse.

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Nutrition & Foods

Apply nutrition principles to improve health and quality of life. Prepare for transfer programs such as dietetics and health sciences.

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Paramedic

Classroom, clinical, and field internship training prepares paramedics to assess and treat a wide variety of medical emergencies.

Philosophy

Philosophy is the critical, rational examination of fundamental questions that people have pondered for more than 2500 years.

Political Science

Take courses including U.S. government, foreign government, Constitutional rights, international relations, and law and society.

Psychology

Courses include psychology of death and dying, abnormal behavior, human development, human sexuality, and psychology of aging.

Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center

Receive high-quality, entry-level and advanced in-service training and educational programs for public safety personnel.

Real Estate

Learn practical applications in real estate, including legal aspects, practice, finance, economics, and appraisal.

Recreation

Train for an entry-level career in recreation and leisure including public service, private recreation, and outdoor recreation.

Science – General

A broad study in biological and physical sciences for transfer and continuing studies in upper division science courses.

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Speech Communication

Speech communication is essential for personal and professional growth. Learn theory and practice public speaking and critical thinking.

Speech-Language Pathology

Learn to assist speech-language pathologists in treating communication disorders including articulation, voice, fluency, and hearing.

Social Science

Study scientific disciplines to see how events are shaped by socio-economic, political, ecological, and geographical forces.

Sociology

Study human behavior in society by focusing on systems and how individuals live, work, and interact with them.

Student Government

Participate in faculty and administrative committees. Learn leadership skills and gain practical experience in student government.

Teacher Education

Want to be a teacher? 
Get your two-year AA/AA-T degree. Includes two field experience courses working with credentialed teachers.

Theatre Arts

Take classes in all areas of theater and an expanding Film Studies Program. Enjoy a busy production schedule and our new facility.

Welding Technology

Gain skills and knowledge in manual and semi-automatic welding processes used in the metal fabrication and construction industries.

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Work Experience

Our experiential academic program is where students apply what they have learned in the classroom to a work environment.

Respiratory Care

Become a CA licensed registered respiratory therapist and learn diagnostic procedures, treatment, and patient management.

Events

Nov
29

Lysistrata

from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Nov
30

Careers with Sacramento County Info Session

Online
from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Nov
30

UC Lab: Application Assistance - Nov 30 (Transfer Center)

Virtually through Zoom
from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Dec
01

Club and Events Board (CAEB) Meeting

from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

ARC Events

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The @arctheatredept bawdy, R-rated production of "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes - with naked puppets! - will be streaming live Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 4-6. Learn more now at
https://arctheatre.org/productions

Reminder: there will be a Beaver Food Pantry distribution tomorrow, 11/25 at 10am at the ARC main campus. Please sign up in advance at
https://tinyurl.com/beaverfoodnov

ARC Hospitality Management Department Chair Brian Knirk shares tips for an easy side dish, Roasted Broccoli with Crispy Breadcrumbs #CulinaryArts #Recipe #Food
https://youtu.be/1ibrSLnrDr4

 Indigenous Land Use Statement

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.