Community Services Classes

Community Services offerings enable you to improve the quality of your life through lifelong learning. This program of fee-based classes is designed to serve individuals with educational goals that do not require college credit (there are no transcripts or grades). Community Service classes are usually shorter than credit classes, and normally do not require lengthy preparation. Many classes are offered in response to a specific population's expressed interest or need.

Classes are currently held at the Mather Center [parking permit required].

Four Ways to Register & Pay for Classes

By Phone (fastest method)

Call: (916) 485-6000

Mon.-Thurs8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m,

Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

By Fax

Each class listed has a link for a downloadable form. Print the form, fill it out, using the information in the class listing. Then fax the completed form to (916) 419-3426.

Note: Be sure to include your payment information. We will email you confirmation of registration to the email provided.

In Person

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ARC Natomas Center Main Office, 2421 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento 95835

Note: Each class listed has a link for a downloadable form. Print the form, fill it out, using the information in the class listing, and bring your completed registration form and payment.

We accept cash, Visa/MasterCard, personal check or money order.

By Mail

Each class listed has a link for a downloadable form. Print the form, fill it out, using the information shown in the class listing. Be sure to include your payment information.

Send completed form to:

Natomas Center,

c/o American River College
4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841
We will e-mail you confirmation of registration to the e-mail provided.

The following Spring 2020 Community Services Diesel classes are sponsored by the Council on California Diesel Education. The instructor for these courses is Kevin Wong and the cost for each class is $175. All classes meet at the ARC Mather Center, 10115 Spaatz Way, Mather, CA.

Course Code CSERV 2087

Jan. 25, 2020, 7:30am - 4:30pm
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:30am-4:30pm
March 28, 2020, 7:30am – 4:30pm
May 16, 2020, 7:30am – 4:30pm       

Inspection and Periodic Smoke Detection Programs. Topics include common causes of high diesel smoke levels and smoke diagnostic information.

Course Code CSERV 2089


April 18, 2020, 7:30am - 4:00pm

This course is offered to individuals who have received emissions code violations. It covers the California Council on Diesel Education and Technology, or CCDET requirements for after-treatment and Maintenance as it applies to Diesel exhaust. Topics include strategies to reduce diesel particulate matter and Heavy Duty Diesel Engine certification standards.

There also is a free CCDET III class on March 21, 2020, 8:30am – 12:30pm at the Mather Center. This 4-hour course covers implementing the opacity testing for Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE). It includes the environmental and health impacts of particulate matter, smoke test regulations, requirements, and standards as they apply to CHE, SAE J1667 Snap-Acceleration Test procedures with specific variations for CHE, Opacity Test fail procedures, considerations for testing CHE with retrofitted DPFs, and an approved procedure for performing the Snap-Acceleration Test on RTG Cranes. The course includes both classroom and hands-on components. The instructor is Kevin Wong.


Dean: Dr. Roger A. Davidson
Program Director: Raymelle Revel
Instructor: Kevin Wong
Phone: 916 485-6000
Fax: (916) 419-3426


Monday, Thursday and Friday: 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 
8:am - 7 pm


Office Location:
Natomas Education Center
2421 Del Paso Road
Sacramento, CA 95835
Thank you for your interest in Community Services Classes

Community Service Registration Form