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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

Why ACE?

Why ACE?

The Accelerated College Education (ACE) program was designed to put working adults on the fast track toward a Bachelor's degree.

Accelerated College Education (ACE) Program

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 and Records

Beaver Cares

Beaver Cares

Beaver Cares Program serves the basic needs of our students, ranging from food insecurity to homelessness.

Beaver Cares Basic Needs Center

Black Student Success Center

Black Student Success Center

The Black Student Success Center strives to foster a campus that enthusiastically welcomes, celebrates, and supports Black students as they authentically engage in the ARC experience.

Black Student Success Center

Business Services

Business Services

Pay tuition and fees, buy semester parking permits, request refunds, and more.

Business Services

CalFresh

CalFresh

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.

CalFresh

CalWORKs

CalWORKs

We serve as advocates for CalWORKs students by openly communicating with students county workers

CalWORKs

Campus Tutoring Programs

Campus Tutoring Programs

We offer free tutoring for students, including online tutoring.

Campus Tutoring Programs

Career and Pathways

Career and Pathways

Find resources in choosing career options, planning for college, preparing for employment, and researching current job openings.

Career and Pathways

Center for Leadership and Development

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.

Center for Leadership and Development

Child Development Center

Child Development Center

We offer child care programs for student parents, staff, and the community at large.

Child Development Center

Counseling and Transfer Services

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.

Counseling / Transfer Services

Crisis Assessment Support Team (CAST)

Crisis Assessment Support Team (CAST)

We support the health and well-being of our campus community. Students, community members, and faculty can make referrals.

Crisis Assessment Support Team (CAST)

Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS)

Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS)

We promote equal access at ARC, ensuring that students with disabilities can participate fully in campus activities.

Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS)

Dusty Baker Center

Dusty Baker Center

We offer advising, counseling, leadership, supervision, and follow- up intervention to ensure academic success for all student-athletes.

Dusty Baker Center

English as a Second Language Center

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.

English as a Second Language Center

EOPS, CARE, and NextUp

EOPS, CARE, and NextUp

EOPS 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.

EOPS, CARE, and NextUp

Financial Aid and Fees

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.

Financial Aid and Fees

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 at ARC

Google Apps and Preferred Email

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.

First Year Experience at ARC

HomeBases

HomeBases

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.

HomeBases

Honors Program Office

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.

Honors Program Office

International Student Program

International Student Program

The International Student Program serves students attending ARC on an F-1 visa.

International Students

Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center

The LRC provides classrooms, a quiet learning environment, and instructional support services.

Learning Resource Center

Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA)

Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA)

MESA helps educationally disadvantaged students become engineers, scientists, and other math-based professionals.

Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA)

Math Learning Center (MLC)

Math Learning Center (MLC)

The MLC provides students with a mastery-based, independent study approach to learning math under the guidance of an instructor.

Math Learning Center

 Native American Resource Center

Native American Resource Center

The center is a physical campus space that supports Native American students in their lived experiences. During distance operations, the Center operates virtually to provide support and community.

Native American Resource Center

Office of Equity and Inclusion

Office of Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is a mission-driven office that promotes and fosters a community that is safe, inclusive, and equitable for all community members learning and working at American River College.

Office of Equity and Inclusion

Office of Student Conduct

Office of Student Conduct

We help students, faculty, and staff of ARC understand the college's expectations of student behavior and conduct.

Office of Student Conduct

Outreach and Recruitment

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.

Outreach and Recruitment

Placement and Assessment Services

Placement and Assessment Services

Welcome to Placement and Assessment Services. Placement and Assessment Services provides a variety of testing services.

Placement / Assessment Services

The Pride Center

The Pride Center

We support a safe and inclusive campus environment for students, employees, and community members by building an understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Pride Center

PRISE Learning Community

PRISE Learning Community

We holistically support and guide Asian and Pacific Islander students to close educational opportunity gaps.

PRISE: Pacific Islander / Asian American Resilience Integrity & Self Determination through Education

Puente Project

Puente Project

Puente combines accelerated instruction, intensive academic counseling, and mentoring by members of the community.

Puente Project

Reading Across the Disciplines (RAD)

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.

Reading Across the Disciplines

What Is Re-Emerging Scholars?

What Is Re-Emerging Scholars?

Re-Emerging Scholars provides meaningful support in the lives of justice-involved and formerly-incarcerated students looking to take steps toward a new path. The program supports students at any level–from the enrollment process through successful completion of education and career support.

Re-Emerging Scholars

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

The STEM Center provides students with tutoring, resources, and support needed to advance academically and develop into STEM professionals. The STEM center’s core services house a number of programs to specifically support individual students, including MESA, Women in STEM, and STEM Honors.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics STEM Center

Science Success Center

Science Success Center

We offer individualized instruction in reading and study skills geared to support students' efforts in various science classes.

Science Success Center

Student Health and Wellness Center

Student Health and Wellness Center

Provides direct healthcare, education, and referrals to community resources while promoting physical and emotional wellness to support students’ academic and career goals.

Health and Wellness Center

Student Services Resource Center

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 Services Resource and Tutoring Center

Student Support Center

Student Support Center

The Student Support Center helps students navigate the community college experience and identify and achieve their academic and career goals.

Student Support Center

Student Technology Center

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).

Student Technology Center Online Resources

Transfer Center

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center helps students learn of the many options available for them to continue their studies at four-year colleges and universities.

Transfer Center

Technology Resources

Technology Resources

Learn how to access all the tech resources you need, including apps for your classes, free and loaner computers, and internet and WiFi. You can also reset your password, set up security questions, or contact Tech Support if you have additional questions.

Technology Resources

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services

First-generation, low-income, and disabled students receive academic advice, financial aid info, tutoring, and more.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Educational Talent Search

TRIO Educational Talent Search

We prepare and inspire low-income, first-generation college students to succeed in college.

TRIO Educational Talent Search

TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound

We encourage low-income and potential first-generation college students to complete high school and go on to college.

TRIO Upward Bound

UndocuScholar Resource Connection

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.

UndocuScholar Resource Connection

UNITE Logo

UNITE Center

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.

UNITE Center

Umoja Sakhu Learning Community

Umoja Sakhu Learning Community

Umoja Sakhu is open to all students and increases the success, graduation, and transfer rates of African ancestry students.

Umoja Sakhu Learning Community

Veterans Resource Center Office

Veterans Resource Center Office

We are dedicated to assisting Veteran students and their families with their ARC educational and VA-related needs.

Veterans Resource Center Office

Work Experience and Internship Program

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.

Work Experience and Internship Program

WEAVE Confidential Advocate

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.

WEAVE Confidential Advocate

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

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.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)