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Study at American River College

American River College is a two year community college located in the southern edge of unincorporated Foothill Farms in Sacramento County, California. The college was established in 1955. The campus of ARC is spread out over an area of 153 acres. ARC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. ARC offers Enrolment to around 35, 000 full-time and part-time students. This makes it one of the largest community colleges in California. It has its own newspaper - The American River Current, and also publishes the English as a Second Language newsletter, The Parrot. The sports teams of American River College are nicknamed the ‘Beavers. '

Profile of American River CollegeAmerican River can be found in Sacramento, California (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at American River.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in mathematics, science, family and social work, and liberal arts.

American River Selectivity

American River is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at American River are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 33, 821 students were enrolled in the school. Older adults are in evidence at American River, often seeking career changing education.

American River Tuition and AffordabilityBargain hunters might want to look at the school, which charges less than many schools of its type.

American River Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts913liberal arts and sciences, social services, sign language translation, geography courses, American Sign Language, anthropology, technical and business writing, international relations, . . .
Science231biological and physical sciences, physical sciences
Family and Social Work167child development, human services, adult development and aging, foodservice management, family systems
Nursing and Emergency Medicine100registered nursing, EMT paramedic, home health aide, nursing assistant, various nursing
Business and Management98accounting, business, business management, retail, small business management, sales and marketing, taxation
Mechanics and Repair97automobile mechanics, electrical installation and repair, industrial electronics tech, diesel mechanics, autobody repair, communications install and repair
Therapy and Counselling66substance abuse Counselling, psychology
Design48interior design, fashion design
Law43legal assistant, legal secretary
Computer Science and Engineering40computer networking, system administration, webmastering, computer programming, computer science, computer graphics, database administration, web design
Medical Support and Technology30respiratory care tech
Security and Law Enforcement28fire-fighting
Engineering Technician26drafting, engineering technology
office and Administration25administrative assistant, data entry, office management
Cooking and Culinary Arts22restaurant and catering management, culinary arts
Music16music, music management
Art Studies12art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management12real estate
Media9digital communications, journalism, animation and special effects, advertising
Production Trades9welding, sheet metal tech
Science and Laboratory Technician6biology tech
Landscaping and Horticulture6plant nursery, landscaping, applied horticulture
Construction Trades6apparel and textile marketing, carpentry, drywall installation, electrician
Drama and Performing Arts5theatre design, drama
Funeral and Mortuary Science4funeral and mortuary
Conservation and Resource Management3conservation
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management
Photography and Commercial Art0film studies, photography, drawing
Education and Teaching0early childhood special ed
Contact: American RiverAmerican River College

4700 College Oak Dr

Sacramento, California 95841-4286

General Phone: (916) 484-8011

http://www.arc. losrios.edu/

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