The certificate programs listed in the following document are eligible for financial aid at American River College. Some certificate programs have similar names and codes – contact your academic counselor with questions concerning specific program requirements.

Only units that apply directly to a selected certificate program are counted as financial aid eligible. All units taken that do not directly apply to the certificate (program of study/major) are discounted for financial aid purposes.

At this time, no academy programs are financial aid eligible, including Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), Fire, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Program Name Academic Plan Code Initial Approval Date Credit Hours Duration in Weeks
Accounting 011593C01 12/17/03 36 51
Accounting Clerk 011419C01 12/17/03 18 34
Accounting: Payroll Practitioner 011422C01 9/21/17 16 34
Art New Media - 3D Animation 011484C01 11/19/09 18 51
Art New Media 3-D Modeling and Texturing 011484C01 3/1/16 18 34
Art New Media 3-D Rigging Technical Director 011494C01 3/1/16 19 34
Art New Media 3-D Technical Director 011496C01 3/1/16 30 34
Art New Media Graphic Design 011392C01 11/15/99 38 51
Art New Media-Illustration 011393C01 11/15/99 37 68
Art New Media-Web Design 011395C01 11/15/99 31 68
ASL - English Interpreter Preparation Program 01X1309C01 11/15/99 50 68
Auto Tech: Alternative Fuels and Green Vehicle Technology 011036C01 3/1/16 28 34
Automotive Analysis 011480C01 11/19/09 41 51
Automotive Claims Estimator 011513C01 11/19/09 16 34
Automotive Collision Technology 011038C01 11/19/09 56 68
Automotive Emissions Inspection and Repair Technician 011272C01 9/21/17 42 51
Automotive Technology 011037C01 11/15/99 59 68
Automotive Technology: Air Conditioning Service 011315C01 12/1/11 20 34
Automotive Technology: Auto Component Service Technician 011269C01 11/15/99 45 51
Automotive Technology: Auto Service Technician 011271C01 11/15/99 40 51
Automotive Technology: Transmission Service 011316C01 11/15/99 32 51
Automotive Technology: Undercar Service 011305C01 11/15/99 21 34
Automotive: Extreme Tuner 011482C01 3/1/16 38 51
Automotive: Parts and Service 011504C01 10/22/13 19 34
Biotechnology 011416C01 11/19/09 24 34
Business Technology: Office Technology 011211C01 12/17/03 21 51
Carpenter Apprenticeship 011247C01 11/19/09 35 136
Chemical Dependency Studies 011153C01 11/15/99 34 51
CIS Web Developer 011458C01 3/1/16 24 34
CIS: Computer Networking Management: MS Windows 011427C03 11/15/99 24 51
CIS: Database Management 011324C01 11/19/09 24 34
CIS: Information Systems Security 011554C01 11/19/09 23 34
CIS: Microcomputer Applications 011327C01 12/1/11 21 51
CIS: Web Publishing 011424C01 10/22/13 19 34
Civil Engineering 01X0312 9/21/17 60 68
Clean Diesel Hybrid Technology 011040C01 3/1/16 16 34
Clean Diesel Management Systems 011280C01 3/1/16 16 34
Clean Diesel Technology 011040C01 10/22/13 24 34
Commercial Music: Business 011514C01 11/19/09 33 51
Commercial Music: Recording 011519C01 11/19/09 37 68
Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies 011311C01 12/17/03 31 51
Design Technology 011284C01 12/17/03 37 68
Diesel Technology 011039C01 11/15/99 24 34
Dietary Manager/Dietary Service Supervisor 011144C01 11/15/99 20 34
Digital Home Technology Integration 010806C01 3/1/16 20 34
Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship 011512C01 11/19/09 41 136
Early Childhood Education Master Teacher 011328C01 11/15/99 53 85
Early Childhood Education Site Supervisor 011330C01 11/15/99 60 85
Early Childhood Education-Teacher 011329C01 11/15/99 45 68
ECE: Culture and Diversity Specialist 011489C01 11/19/09 22 34
ECE: Curriculum Specialist 011095C01 9/21/17 23 34
ECE: Infant Specialist 011094C01 11/19/09 24 34
ECE: School Age 011098C01 11/19/09 22 34
ECE: Special Needs Specialist 011096C01 9/21/17 19 34
Electrical Engineering 01X0313 9/21/17 60 68
Electronics Systems Technology 011564C01 11/19/09 36 51
Electronics: Advanced Electronic and Telecomm 011502C01 12/1/11 17 34
Electronics: Basic Mechatronics 011562C01 3/1/16 17 34
Electronics: Biomedical Equipment Technology 010950C01 10/22/13 20 34
Electronics: Mechatronics 011562C01 11/19/09 27 51
Engineering Technology 011108A01 11/19/09 40 51
Environmental Conservation 011131C01 11/15/99 22 34
Environmental Conservation Technician (Conservation/Restoration) 011130C01 3/1/16 17 34
Environmental Conservation Technician (Fisheries) 011130C02 3/1/16 16 34
Environmental Conservation Technician (Wildlife) 011130C07 3/1/16 16 34
Fashion Design 011123C01 12/1/11 42 68
Fashion Merchandising 011125C01 11/19/09 33 51
Fashion Runway Design 011121C02 3/1/16 16 34
Fire Technology 011127C01 11/19/09 30 34
Fitness Specialist 011567C01 11/19/09 19 34
General Business 011046C01 11/15/99 24 34
Geographic Information Systems 011364C01 11/15/99 29 51
Gerontology – Business 011300C01 11/19/09 36 51
Gerontology - Environmental Design 011297C01 11/19/09 36 51
Gerontology – Health Care 011298C01 11/19/09 36 51
Gerontology - Recreation 011298C01 11/19/09 36 51
Gerontology – Social Policy/Advocacy 011302C02 11/19/09 36 51
Gerontology: Case Management/Social Services 011299C01 11/19/09 36 51
Healthcare Interpreting 011538C01 12/1/11 22 68
HM: Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management 011148C01 12/1/11 41 51
HM: Introductory Baking 011574C01 11/19/09 17 51
HM: Restaurant Management 011149C01 12/1/11 28 34
Horticulture 011146C01 11/15/99 37 51
Horticulture Skills 011140C01 12/1/11 17 34
Horticulture: Landscape Design Technology 011152C01 12/1/11 34 51
Human Services 011151C01 11/15/99 31 51
Ironworker Apprenticeship 011580C01 11/19/09 38 136
Legal Assisting 011166C01 11/19/09 30 34
Management: Leadership 011173C01 11/19/09 27 51
Mechanical Engineering 01X0314 9/21/17 60 68
Nursing: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN to RN) 30-unit option 011201C01 11/19/09 30 34
Paramedic 011213C01 4/25/13 36 68
Para-Professional Interior Design Planning and Design 011307C01 11/15/99 40 51
Photography - Freelance 011026C01 10/22/13 30 51
Pipe Welding 011244C01 3/1/16 17 34
Pre-Apprenticeship 011246C01 12/1/11 16 17
Real Estate 011223C01 12/17/03 24 34
Residential Commercial Electrician Trainee 011583C01 3/01/16 28 34
Retail Management (WAFC) 011322C01 12/17/03 25 51
Sheet Metal Apprenticeship 011249C01 11/15/99 54 170
Sheet Metal Residential 011390C01 10/22/13 28 68
Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship 01X0318C01 12/17/03 54 170
Solar Energy Systems Design, Estimation, and Sales 010669C01 10/22/13 20 68
Technical Communications 011222C01 11/19/09 21 34
Telecommunications Specialist 011571C01 10/22/13 32 51
Theatre Arts: Acting 011485C01 11/19/09 17 34
Theatre Arts: Costuming 011487C01 11/19/09 17 34
Theatre Arts: Theatre Production 011491C01 11/19/09 16 34
Theatre Arts: Theatre Production 011491C01 9/21/17 60 68