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List of Degrees and Certificates

American River College offers degree and certificate options. Requirements are identified for each career and general education program. Students must complete the program requirements to earn the desired degree or certificate, regardless of the order of completion.

Accounting

Degree

  • AA in Accounting

Certificates of Achievement

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Taxation

Administration of Justice

Degrees

  • AS in Administration of Justice
  • AST in Administration of Justice

Anthropology

Degrees

  • AS in Anthropology
  • AAT in Anthropology

Apprenticeship

Degrees

  • AA in Acoustical Installer Apprenticeship
  • AA in Carpenter Apprenticeship
  • AA in Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship
  • AA in Electrical Apprenticeship
  • AA in Ironworkers Apprenticeship
  • AA in Mill and Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship
  • AS in Millwright Apprenticeship
  • AA in Pile Driver Apprenticeship
  • AS in Plumbers/Pipefitters Apprenticeship
  • AS in Refrigeration Service Technician Apprenticeship
  • AA in Scaffold Erector Apprenticeship
  • AA in Sheet Metal Apprenticeship
  • AA in Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship

Certificates of Achievement

  • Acoustical Installer Apprenticeship
  • Acoustical Installer Level I
  • Acoustical Installer Level II
  • Acoustical Installer Level III
  • Carpenter Apprenticeship
  • Carpenter Apprenticeship Level I
  • Carpenter Apprenticeship Level II
  • Carpenter Apprenticeship Level III
  • Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship
  • Drywall/Lathing Level I
  • Drywall/Lathing Level II
  • Drywall/Lathing Level III
  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Electrical Apprenticeship Level I
  • Electrical Apprenticeship Level II
  • Electrical Apprenticeship Level III
  • Electrical Apprenticeship Level IV
  • Hardwood Floor Layer Apprenticeship
  • Insulator Apprenticeship
  • Ironworkers Apprenticeship
  • Ironworkers Apprenticeship Level I
  • Ironworkers Apprenticeship Level II
  • Ironworkers Apprenticeship Level III
  • Mill and Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship
  • Mill and Cabinet Maker Level I
  • Mill and Cabinet Maker Level II
  • Mill and Cabinet Maker Level III
  • Millwright Apprenticeship
  • Millwright Level I
  • Millwright Level II
  • Millwright Level III
  • Office Modular Systems Apprenticeship
  • Office Modular Systems Level I
  • Pile Driver Apprenticeship
  • Pile Driver Level I
  • Pile Driver Level II
  • Pile Driver Level III
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters Apprenticeship
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters Apprenticeship Level I
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters Apprenticeship Level II
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters Apprenticeship Level III
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters Apprenticeship Level IV
  • Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Refrigeration Service Technician Apprenticeship
  • Refrigeration Service Technician Apprenticeship Level I
  • Refrigeration Service Technician Apprenticeship Level II
  • Refrigeration Service Technician Apprenticeship Level III
  • Refrigeration Service Technician Apprenticeship Level IV
  • Residential/Commercial Electrician Trainee
  • Scaffold Erector Apprenticeship
  • Scaffold Erector Level I
  • Scaffold Erector Level II
  • Scaffold Erector Level III
  • Sheet Metal Apprenticeship
  • Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship
  • Shingler

Certificates

  • Green Technology Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Infrastructure Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Utilities Worker Pre-Apprenticeship

Art

Degrees

  • AA in Art
  • AAT in Art History
  • AAT in Studio Art

Certificates of Achievement

  • Freelance Photography
  • Gallery Management

Certificate

  • Sculpture

Art New Media

Degree

  • AA in Art New Media

Certificates of Achievement

  • 3D Rigging Technical Director
  • 3D Technical Director
  • Art New Media: Illustration
  • ARTNM: 3D Animation
  • ARTNM: 3D Modeling and Texturing
  • ARTNM: Character Design
  • ARTNM: Commercial Illustration
  • ARTNM: Web Design
  • Graphic Design: Intern Artist
  • Graphic Design: Junior Artist
  • Graphic Design: Production Artist

Certificate

  • Art New Media: Foundation

ASL-English Interpreting

Degree

  • AA in ASL-English Interpreter Preparation Program

Certificate of Achievement

  • ASL-English Interpreter Preparation Program

Automotive Collision Technology

Degree

  • AS in Automotive Collision Technology.

Certificates of Achievement

  • Automotive Claims Estimator
  • Automotive Collision Technology.

Certificates

  • Automotive Collision Technology-Non-Structural
  • Automotive Collision Technology-Refinish
  • Automotive Collision Technology-Structural

Automotive Technology

Degrees

  • AS in Automotive Analysis
  • AS in Automotive Component Service Technician
  • AS in Automotive Technology

Certificates of Achievement

  • Air Conditioning Service
  • Alternative Fuels and Green Vehicle Technology
  • Automotive Analysis
  • Automotive Component Service Technician
  • Automotive Emissions Inspection and Repair Technician
  • Automotive Technology
  • Extreme Tuner
  • Parts and Service
  • Small Engines
  • Snap-On' Certification
  • Transmission Service
  • Undercar Service

Certificates

  • Automotive Brakes
  • Automotive Suspension and Steering

Biology and Biotechnology

Degrees

  • AST in Biology
  • AS in Biotechnology

Certificate of Achievement

  • Biotechnology

Business

Degrees

  • AST in Business Administration
  • AA in General Business
  • AA in Small Business Management

Certificates of Achievement

  • Computer Applications for Small Business
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Business
  • General Business - Introduction
  • Small Business Management

Business Technology

Degrees

  • AA in Administrative Professional
  • AA in Virtual Administrative Professional

Certificates of Achievement

  • Business Information Worker
  • Office Technology
  • Virtual Office Professional

Certificate

  • Office Assistant

Computer Information Science

Degrees

  • AS in CIS: Computer Networking Management
  • AS in CIS: Computer Programming
  • AS in CIS: Database Management
  • AA in CIS: Microcomputer Applications
  • AS in CIS: PC Support Management
  • AS in Computer Science
  • AS in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Certificates of Achievement

  • CIS: Computer Networking Management
  • CIS: Computer Programming
  • CIS: Database Management
  • CIS: Microcomputer Applications
  • CIS: PC Support
  • Computer Information Security Essentials
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Internet Marketing
  • Network Administration Essentials - Windows
  • Web Developer
  • Web Publishing

Certificate

  • CIS: Mobile Programming

Dance

Degree

  • AA in Dance

Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies

Degree

  • AA in Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies

Certificate of Achievement

  • Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies

Design & Engineering Technology

Degrees

  • AA in Design Technology
  • AS in Engineering Technology

Certificates of Achievement

  • Design Technology
  • Engineering Technology

Diesel/Clean Diesel Technology

Degree

  • AS in Diesel Technology

Certificates of Achievement

  • Clean Diesel Hybrid Technology
  • Clean Diesel Industrial
  • Clean Diesel Management Systems
  • Clean Diesel Technology
  • Diesel Engine Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Light Duty Diesel Truck
  • Preventive Maintenance

Early Childhood Education

Degrees

  • AA in Early Childhood Education
  • AST in Early Childhood Education for Transfer

Certificates of Achievement

  • Associate Teacher
  • Children with Disabilities and Developmental Differences Specialist
  • ECE: Culture and Diversity Specialist
  • Infant Specialist
  • Master Teacher
  • Site Supervisor
  • Teacher

Certificate

  • Family Child Care

Economics

Degree

  • AAT in Economics

Education/Teaching

Degree

  • AAT in Elementary Teacher Education

Electrician Trainee Program

Certificate of Achievement

  • Residential/Commercial Electrician Trainee

Electronics Technology

Degrees

  • AS in Electronic Systems Technology
  • AS in Mechatronics

Certificates of Achievement

  • Advanced Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology
  • Digital Home Technology Integration
  • Digital Repair and Upgrade Technician
  • Electronic Systems Technology
  • Fiber Optics
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics
  • Telecommunication Specialist

Certificates

  • Basic Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Basic Mechatronics

Emergency Medical Technology

Certificate

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Energy

Certificates of Achievement

  • Solar Energy Systems Design, Estimation, and Sales
  • Solar Energy Technology

Engineering

Degrees

  • AS in Civil Engineering
  • AS in Electrical Engineering
  • AS in Mechanical Engineering

English

Degree

  • AAT in English

Certificate

  • Literary Publishing

English as a Second Language

Certificates of Achievement

  • Advanced Proficiency Certificate in English as a Second Language
  • Advanced-High Proficiency Certificate in English as a Second Language

Certificates

  • Intermediate-High Proficiency in English as a Second Language
  • Intermediate-Low Proficiency in English as a Second Language
  • Intermediate-Mid Proficiency in English as a Second Language

Fashion

Degrees

  • AA in Fashion Design
  • AA in Fashion Merchandising

Certificates of Achievement

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising

Certificates

  • Apparel Construction
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion Retailing Certificate
  • Patternmaking and Draping
  • Runway Design

Fire Technology

Degree

  • AA in Fire Technology

Certificates of Achievement

  • Fire Technology
  • Firefighter Recruit Academy

Certificates

  • Fire Investigation 1A
  • Fire Investigation 1B
  • Fire Investigation 2A
  • Fire Investigation 2B
  • USDA Advanced Academy
  • USDA Basic Academy

Foreign Languages

Degree

  • AAT in Spanish

Funeral Service Education

Degree

  • AS in Funeral Service Education

General Education - Transfer

Certificate of Achievement

  • Honors Transfer

General Science

Degree

  • AS in General Science

Geography and GIS

Degrees

  • AS in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • AS in Geography
  • AAT in Geography

Certificate of Achievement

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geology

Degree

  • AST in Geology

Gerontology

Degrees

  • AA in Gerontology: Administrative
  • AA in Gerontology: Advocacy and Social Policy
  • AA in Gerontology: Case Management and Social Services
  • AA in Gerontology: Environmental Design
  • AA in Gerontology: Health Care
  • AA in Gerontology: Recreation

Certificates of Achievement

  • Gerontology: Administrative
  • Gerontology: Advocacy and Social Policy
  • Gerontology: Case Management and Social Services
  • Gerontology: Environmental Design
  • Gerontology: Health Care
  • Gerontology: Recreation

Certificates

  • Activity Leader, Coordinator, and Director Training
  • Dementia Care
  • Elder Care
  • Ethnicity and Aging
  • Leadership in Assisted Living Communities
  • RCFE Administrator Training
  • Social Service Designee

Healthcare Interpreting

Certificate of Achievement

  • Healthcare Interpreting

History

Degree

  • AAT in History

Homeland Security

Certificate

  • Homeland Security

Horticulture

Degrees

  • AS in Horticulture
  • AS in Landscape Design Technology

Certificates of Achievement

  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Design Technology

Certificates

  • Floristry
  • Horticulture Skills
  • Landscape Design
  • Plant Production
  • Sustainable Landscaping

Hospitality Management

Degree

  • AA in Hospitality Management: Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management

Certificates of Achievement

  • Baking and Pastry
  • Culinary Arts/ Restaurant Management
  • Hospitality Management: Restaurant Management

Human Lactation

Certificates

  • Baby Friendly Hospital Staff
  • Lactation Consultant Assistant

Human Services

Degrees

  • AA in Chemical Dependency Studies
  • AA in Human Services

Certificates of Achievement

  • Chemical Dependency Studies
  • Human Services

Interdisciplinary Studies

Degrees

  • AA in English Communication and Literature
  • AA in History of the Creative Arts
  • AA in Language Studies
  • AA in The Individual and Society

Certificates of Achievement

  • CSU General Education Certificate of Achievement
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) Certificate of Achievement

Interior Design

Degree

  • AA in Interior Planning and Design

Certificate of Achievement

  • Para Professional Interior Planning and Design

Certificates

  • Designed 4 Life
  • Green Building and Sustainable Design for Interiors
  • Interior Retail Merchandising
  • Universal Design

International Studies

Degrees

  • AAT in Global Studies
  • AA in International Studies

Journalism

Degrees

  • AA in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • AAT in Journalism and Mass Communications

Kinesiology and Athletics

Degrees

  • AAT in Kinesiology
  • AS in Physical Education
  • AS in Sports Medicine

Certificates of Achievement

  • Fitness Specialist
  • Senior Fitness Specialist

Legal Studies

Degree

  • AA in Paralegal Studies

Certificates of Achievement

  • Law Office Clerical Assistant
  • Paralegal Studies

Management

Degrees

  • AA in Leadership
  • AA in Management

Certificates of Achievement

  • Conflict Management
  • Introduction to Leadership in Action
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Project Management

Certificates

  • Leadership in Action: Organizational Learning
  • Leadership in Action: Organizational Systems
  • Leadership in Action: Organizational Teams
  • Leadership in Action: Organizational Variation

Marketing

Degrees

  • AA in Advertising and Sales Promotion
  • AA in Marketing
  • AA in Retail Management

Certificates of Achievement

  • Marketing Essentials
  • Retail Management (WAFC)

Mathematics & Statistics

Degrees

  • AS in Mathematics
  • AST in Mathematics

Music

Degrees

  • AA in Commercial Music: Business
  • AA in Commercial Music: Recording
  • AA in Jazz Studies
  • AAT in Music
  • AA in Music

Certificates of Achievement

  • Commercial Music: Business
  • Commercial Music: Recording
  • Digital Audio Production
  • Music Management and Promotion

Certificates

  • Music Instructional Assistant
  • Studio Jazz/Pop Voice Instructor
  • Studio Music Instructor
  • Studio Voice Instructor

Natural Resources

Degree

  • AS in Environmental Conservation

Certificate of Achievement

  • Environmental Conservation

Certificates

  • Environmental Conservation Technician (Conservation/Restoration)
  • Environmental Conservation Technician (Fisheries)
  • Environmental Conservation Technician (Forest/Rangeland)
  • Environmental Conservation Technician (Sustainability)
  • Environmental Conservation Technician (Vegetation)
  • Environmental Conservation Technician (Water Resources)
  • Environmental Conservation Technician (Wildlife)

Nursing and Allied Health

Degrees

  • AS in LVN to RN Career Mobility
  • AS in Registered Nursing

Certificate of Achievement

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 30-unit option

Certificates

  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Home Health Aide

Nutrition and Foods

Degree

  • AST in Nutrition and Dietetics

Certificate of Achievement

  • Dietary Manager/Dietary Service Supervisor

Paramedic

Degree

  • AS in Paramedic

Certificate of Achievement

  • Paramedic

Philosophy

Degree

  • AAT in Philosophy

Physics

Degrees

  • AS in Physical Science/Mathematics
  • AST in Physics

Political Science

Degrees

  • AAT in Political Science
  • AA in Political Science

Psychology

Degrees

  • AA in Psychology
  • AAT in Psychology

Real Estate

Degree

  • AA in Real Estate

Certificate of Achievement

  • Real Estate

Certificate

  • Real Estate Sales

Recreation

Degree

  • AA in Recreation

Respiratory Care

Degree

  • AS in Respiratory Care

Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center

Certificate of Achievement

  • POST Basic Law Enforcement Academy- Modular Format

Social Justice Studies

Degrees

  • AAT in Social Justice Studies: Race and Ethnicity
  • AAT in Social Justice Studies: Women, Gender, and LGBTQ Studies

Social Science

Degree

  • AA in Social Science

Sociology

Degree

  • AAT in Sociology

Speech Communication

Degree

  • AAT in Communication Studies

Speech-Language Pathology

Degree

  • AS in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program

Technical Communication

Certificate of Achievement

  • Technical Communications

Theatre Arts

Degrees

  • AAT in Theatre Arts
  • AA in Theatre Arts: Acting
  • AA in Theatre Arts: Technical Production

Certificates of Achievement

  • Acting
  • Children's Theatre
  • Costuming

Certificates

  • Musical Theatre
  • Theatre Production

Theatre Arts Film

Degree

  • AA in Film

Certificate of Achievement

  • Film

Welding Technology

Degree

  • AS in Welding Technology

Certificates of Achievement

  • Shielded Metal Arc Plate and Pipe
  • Welding Metallurgy and Inspection (270 hours)
  • Welding Technology

Certificates

  • Gas Metal Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding Plate (252 hours)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Plate and Pipe Welding (180 hours)
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding Equipment Maintenance and Blueprint Interpretation (234 hours)