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Welcome to American River College – we are so glad you are here!
What Type of Student Are You?
Choose from the following to learn how to apply and start taking classes at American River College!
Welcome Future ARC Beavers!
Schedule a 1:1 appointment to get your questions answered!
Outreach for High School Counselors
Our Outreach and Recruitment team is happy to send representatives to talk to your group. We cover topics such as:
- Degree and certificate programs offered at ARC
- How to apply/application tips
- Financial aid information
- Student services programs
Already Taking Classes at ARC?
Cultivate your creativity! Explore the arts and find a career aligned with your innate creative fire.
Are you a go-getter? Do you aspire to be your own boss, or lead others? Are you innovative and seeking to influence change? Explore the Business HomeBase!
Health and Education HomeBase
Interested in what fuels our body and how it works? Every stage of life brings different needs. Explore the variety of programs and career options in the health and well being fields.
Language & Communication HomeBase
Calling all writers, aspiring journalists, and those interested in languages! Explore careers in the field of language and communication.
Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation HomeBase
Do you like to use strategic planning and problem solving to bring a project to life? The MCT HomeBase will provide you with the training and hands-on skills for in-demand careers across the manufacturing and construction fields.
People, Culture & Society HomeBase
Feel the human connection, experience history and culture, and explore and embrace our differences in the People Culture and Society HomeBase.
Public Service HomeBase
Are you passionate about creating safe and caring communities? A career in public service can present opportunities to build relationships, problem solve, and provide critical response to the community.
With STEM, you can! Learn, create, and explore the career and degree options in science, technology, engineering and math.
We provide assistance to complete the college application, verify California residency, register for classes, interpret policies pertaining to enrollment, send and receive college transcripts, maintain student records, and process petitions to graduate. Find Office Hours and more.
First Year Experience at ARC
ARC is committed to ensuring new students have a smooth transition to the college and successfully complete their first year.
PathwayU Career Exploration
PathwayU is a free tool for current and prospective students to explore where their interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences intersect with career fields and programs of study at American River College.
Orientation gives you important information to help you succeed at ARC. All new students must complete orientation online or in person.