American River College (ARC)

Sacramento, CA

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Associates
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Natural Resources/Conservation
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates
American Sign Language (ASL)
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
General Music
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts


Major Certificate Program Associates
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Fashion/Apparel Design
Office Management and Supervision
Personnel and Retail Management and Organizational Behavior
Real Estate
Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Graphics
Publishing & Digital Imaging
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Certificate Program Associates
Culinary Arts
Culinary, Catering, and Restaurant Manager, Management


Major Certificate Program Associates
Engineering Technology
Telecommunications Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Adult Development and Aging
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates
Health and Physical Education
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Fitness Technician (Personal Training and Exercise Science)

Funeral and Mortuary Services

Major Certificate Program Associates
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates
Biological and Physical Sciences

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates
Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Human Services

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Associates
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Drywall Installation/Drywaller
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair
Industrial Electronics Technician
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates
International Relations and Affairs
Other Geography
Other Psychology
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician


Major Certificate Program Associates
Computer Programming/Programmer
Computer Science
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

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ARC Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave American River College 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

I take 12 units a semester, and 9 units for summer classes. I do very well, and use my resources so I can make my schedule as flexible as possible. I worked after my classes, and picked my teachers according to my sleep/work schedule.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

I can only speak for the classes that i have taken (which are) Electronic Technology, spanish, hortaculture. I was informed while already enrolled so it had no effect on me taking classes at ARC, that ARC has the top rated electronics and hortaculture departments/programs of all community colleges in the state and in some cases the nation. my teachers are all such cool people! There always ready and willing to help you understand and know how to communicate with students so that goal of knowledge is easily accomplished. most classes are kept to 30 students to provide space to work at lab stations, this small size helps to get the one on one you need to really learn. although with all these budget cuts i can forsee much larger class sizes or much longer waits to get into required classes, which also= less one on one available from the teachers= allbad for the students! At the moment the classes are still at a good place....get in while you still can!!

ARC Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 70%
Carnegie Class Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus

Specialty Study Options

  • Independent Study
  • Day Classes
  • Night Classes
  • Online Classes

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 68
  • Unknown and Other: 12
  • Latino: 8
  • Asian: 6
  • African American: 4
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian 68
Unknown and Other 12
Latino 8
Asian 6
African American 4
American Indian or Alaska native 1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1

Faculty at American River College

Total Faculty 995
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 28
Full-Time Professors 706
Male Faculty 485
Part-Time Professors 653
Women Faculty 510

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