ARC Support Services
No matter what your educational goals, we are here to help.
A Wide Variety of Support Services
American River College (ARC) offers a wide array of services, programs, and opportunities to help you succeed. If you are new to college, know you are not alone. We will work with you to support you and help make your dreams and goals a reality. At ARC, student support services and academics go hand in hand. Take time to learn more about the many programs we offer to support students.
Our support services are designed to help you get the assistance you need to reach your academic and professional goals. We are here to support you on every step of your journey. Whether you are just getting started or ready to complete your academic program, we will provide the support you need.
Academic Support Services Here For You
The Accelerated College Education (ACE) program was designed to put working adults on the fast track toward a bachelor's degree.
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 admissions and records, and process petitions to graduate. Find Office Hours and more.
We serve the basic needs of our students, addressing issues ranging from food insecurity to homelessness.
Black Student Success Center
Inspiring and empowering Black students to pursue their educational goals while affirming their culturally unique identities.
Pay tuition and fees, buy semester parking permits, request refunds, and more.
CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a nutrition program that helps students and their families buy healthy foods. Learn how to apply for CalFresh benefits.
The CalWORKs program provides support services to help students achieve their educational goals.
Campus Tutoring Programs
We offer free tutoring for students, including online tutoring.
Career and Pathways
Find resources in choosing career options, planning for college, preparing for employment, and researching current job openings.
Center for Leadership and Development
We create a sense of community that promotes equity, social justice, self-discovery, student achievement, diversity, and pluralism. Including resources like information on housing.
Child Development Center
We offer child care programs for student parents, staff, and the community at large.
Counseling and Transfer Services
ARC Counselors are available to support students with academic, career, personal, and crisis counseling necessary to successfully reach their goals. Counselors can help students develop an educational plan of courses towards an Associate's degree, transfer to a four-year institution, or completion of a certificate - even if you are unsure of your educational goal.
Crisis Assessment Support Team (CAST)
We support the health and well-being of our campus community. Students, community members, and faculty can make referrals.
Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS)
We promote equal access at ARC, ensuring that students with disabilities can participate fully in campus activities. DSPS is specifically designed to open the doors to educational opportunity for students with disabilities.
Dusty Baker Center
We offer advising, counseling, leadership, supervision, and follow- up intervention to ensure academic success for all student-athletes.
English as a Second Language Center
The ESL (English as a Second Language) Center is designed for ESL students who would like to improve their English skills.
EOP&S, CARE, and NextUp
EOP&S counseling programs support and encourage first-generation and low-income students to overcome personal, financial, and academic barriers to complete their goals. CARE is for single-parent students or their children receiving CalWORKs cash aid. NextUp is for current or former foster youth.
American River College provides resources for student-parents and embraces a family-friendly philosophy.
Financial Aid and Fees
Money shouldn't get in the way of getting a college education. We are here to help you get the financial support you need to pay your tuition and fees and afford college.
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.
Google Apps and Preferred Email
Students have limited access to a suite of Google tools. Learn about Los Rios Gmail, Google Apps, and preferred email.
A HomeBase pathway community is a dedicated, welcoming space where students in a particular major or area of interest can get the support they need to complete their academic program while also enjoying a sense of community and belonging.
Honors Program Office
The ARC Honors Program is a community of students and faculty who are dedicated to the pursuit of intellectual nd personal enrichment in a diverse and challenging academic environment.
International Student Program
The International Student Program serves students attending ARC on an F-1 visa.
Learning Resource Center
The LRC provides classrooms, a quiet learning environment, and instructional support services.
Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA)
MESA helps educationally disadvantaged students become engineers, scientists, and other math-based professionals.
Math Learning Center (MLC)
The MLC provides students with a mastery-based, independent study approach to learning math under the guidance of an instructor.
Native American Resource Center
The center is a physical area on the campus that aids Native American and Alaskan Native students and serves as a sanctuary where Native traditions are upheld and celebrated.
Office of Student Conduct
We help students, faculty, and staff understand the college's expectations of student behavior and conduct.
Outreach and Recruitment
Outreach Services strives to make a connection with prospective students; educating them on the programs and services available at American River College and ensuring they have the tools that will aid them in completing the matriculation process.
Placement and Assessment Services
Welcome to Placement and Assessment Services. Placement and Assessment Services provides a variety of testing services.
This space celebrates LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff. We foster an awareness of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and provide a safe and welcoming campus environment for all.
PRISE Learning Community
To overcome disparities in educational opportunities, we assist and mentor Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students with dedicated ARC courses and learning cohorts.
Prison and Reentry Education Program
The Prison and Reentry Education Program (PREP) proudly supports college students in correctional facilities and upon their return to our community.
Puente integrates rapid learning, intense academic counseling, and community mentorship. The Puente Project enables students from low-income backgrounds to enroll in 4-year colleges and complete degrees.
Reading Across the Disciplines (RAD)
RAD works with students in small group sessions to help them improve their classroom performance. R.A.D. focuses on application of inferential and critical reading strategies and study skills to specific content.
What Is Rising Scholars?
This program is designed to facilitate the transition from the criminal justice system to receiving a college degree or certificate. This program helps end recidivism.
Science Success Center
We offer individualized instruction in reading and study skills geared to support students' efforts in various science classes.
Student Health and Wellness Center
We provide direct healthcare, education, and referrals to community resources while promoting physical and emotional wellness to support students’ academic and career goals.
Student Services Resource Center
Student Services Resource Center (SSRC) provides the Math Success Project (MSP), Drop-In, and Individual tutoring for EOP&S/CARE/NextUp, CalWORKs, DSPS and Veterans Students. The tutoring center can assist you with development of learning, problem-solving, and study strategies and improving your academic skills.
Student Support Center
The Student Support Center helps students navigate the community college experience and identify and achieve their academic and career goals.
Student Technology Center
We are excited to offer a virtual lab environment to support ARC courses. Our first virtual service will replicate the experience of using a computer on campus in the Learning Resource Center (LRC).
The Transfer Center helps students learn of the many options available for them to continue their studies at four-year colleges and universities.
Learn how to access the tech resources you need, including apps for your classes, computers, and internet and WiFi. You can also reset your password, set up security questions, or contact Tech Support if you have additional questions.
TRIO Student Support Services
First-generation, low-income, and disabled students receive academic advice, financial aid info, tutoring, and more.
TRIO Educational Talent Search
We prepare and inspire low-income, first-generation college students to succeed in college.
TRIO Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science
We encourage low-income and potential first-generation college students to complete high school and go on to college.
UndocuScholar Resource Connection
We empower students, employees, and community members who are undocumented, of mixed-status family, or allies, to reach their academic, personal, and professional goals.
U.N.I.T.E. creates collective spaces in which students, staff, faculty, and administrators share lived realities, stories, and histories as equity education for the campus community.
Umoja Sakhu Learning Community
The Umoja Sakhu Learning Community is open to all students and is specifically designed to increase retention, success rate, graduation and transfer rates of African ancestry students.
Veterans Resource Center Office
We are dedicated to assisting Veteran students and their families with their ARC educational and VA-related needs.
Work Experience and Internship Program
We offer an experiential academic program that allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a work environment while earning college credit.
The WorkAbility III (WAIII) program helps students with disabilities explore career opportunities, connect to internships, and find a job.
WEAVE Confidential Advocate
The WEAVE confidential advocate is available for students and employees who have experienced any form of sexual harassment or violence and want support or information.
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
We serve all students, including those who have little or no experience with college writing, as well as students who are already skilled writers.