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Science and Engineering Division

The Science and Engineering division includes many fields of study, all of which are linked via a focus on critical inquiry, theory, research, and a regard for the diversity among individuals and societies.

Courses may be taken individually or as part of a certificate or degree program. The Science and Engineering programs of study include: Science General, Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geography and GIS, Geology, Natural Resources and Physics.

For information about a specific class, please visit that discipline page, see our current American River College catalog, or contact counseling at 916-484-8572. Courses in Science and Engineering are typically both UC and CSU transferable, and also lead to exciting careers

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Science Success Center

The Science Success Center offers individualized instruction in reading and study skills geared to support students' efforts in various science classes.

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Dean: Dr. Rina Roy
Admin. Asst.: Saira Bettencourt
Phone: (916) 484-8107
Fax: (916) 484-8550


Spring and Fall Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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ARC - Science and Engineering Division

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."

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~Carl Sagan