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Technical Education Division

The Technical Education 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 Technical Education programs of study include: Apprenticeships, Automotive Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Diesel - Clean Diesel Technology, Design and Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Horticulture, Welding Technology.

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 Technical Education Division are typically both UC and CSU transferable, and also lead to exciting careers

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

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

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Dean: Gary Aguilar
Admin. Asst.: BonnyJean Bowman
Phone: (916) 484-8354
Fax: (916) 484-8183
Email: Tech Ed


Monday - Friday:
7:30 am - 5:00 pm


North-east side of campus, near Parking Lot B and Cafeteria

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ARC Career Education Programs Specialize

in the skilled trades, applied arts and sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation. A key element of these programs is how coursework integrates academic knowledge with technical and career readiness skills, preparing students with the skills they need to launch into a career.

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