Get Help Navigating the Community College Experience

The Connect Center helps first-time and at-risk college students apply to American River College, complete orientation, and enroll in classes. In addition, we'll provide referrals to programs, services, and learning communities that benefit you.

Receive the following services:

  • Complete your ARC application
  • Get help with online orientation
  • Make an educational plan
  • Get help registering

Receive referrals to college programs, services, and learning communities, including Get Connected Sessions group workshops for first-time college student

Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, American River College will be operating solely online.

Our services will remain available online:
Monday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm.
Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 am -7:00 pm.

You can ask questions:
Via chat:
Via email:

Both will be monitored during our business hours.

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"Get Connected, Stay Connected."  ~Unknown


Kolleen Ostgaard

Assistant Dean:
Jazzie Murphy, M.A

Admin. Asst.
Ana Lukawski

Phone: 916-484-4537


Monday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm


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