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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

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Current Student Enrollment Steps

Current Student Enrollment Steps

You are considered a continuing (or current) student if you were enrolled in classes at a Los Rios college during the most recent semester.

Steps for Current Students

What HomeBases Does ARC Offer?

HomeBase Pathway Communities are dedicated and welcoming spaces where students pursuing related majors/programs have personalized access to a success team of counselors, peer mentors, coaches, and faculty liaisons.

Are you still deciding on a major? Explore our HomeBase Pathway Communities to learn about your options.

Arts HomeBase

Arts HomeBase

Programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Art, Art New Media, Fashion, Hospitality Management, Interior Design, Music, Music Recording/Business, Theatre Arts, and Theatre Arts Film.

Arts HomeBase

Business HomeBase

Business HomeBase

The Business HomeBase includes programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Accounting, Business, Business Technology, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, and Technical Communication.

Business HomeBase

Health and Service HomeBase

Health and Service HomeBase

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

Health and Service HomeBase

Language and People HomeBase

Language and People HomeBase

Programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Anthropology, Art History, ASL-English Interpreter Preparation, Communication, Deaf Culture and ASL, Early Childhood Education, Education/Teaching, English, English as a Second Language, History, Humanities, International Studies, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Justice Studies, Social Science, Sociology, and World Languages.

Language and People HomeBase

Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation HomeBase

Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation HomeBase

Programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Apprenticeship, Automotive Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Design and Engineering Technology, Diesel/Clean Diesel Technology, Electronics, Horticulture, and Welding.

Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation HomeBase

STEM HomeBase

STEM HomeBase

Programs that prepare students to work in fields such as Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Science, Engineering, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Physical Science, and Physics.

STEM HomeBase

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Admissions Office

Admissions Office

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.

Admissions Office

First Year Experience at ARC

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.

First Year Experience

Orientation

Orientation

Orientation gives you important information to help you succeed at ARC. All new students must complete orientation online or in person.

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