American River College Career

American River College is a Public, 2-4 years school located in Sacramento, CA. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $9,760 in average over all programs at American River College. Total 4,316 students have enrolled online exclusively out of total 31,366 enrolled students. The school offers total 191 career programs and 13 programs are offered through distance learning.
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Directory and Accreditation Information

American River College (referred to as ARC) is a Public, 2-4 years school located in Sacramento, CA. It is classified as Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Associate's degree. The 2020 average tuition & fees at American River College is $9,760 over career programs. The school has a total enrollment of 31,366 and student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1 (3.70%).

American River College is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (1/1/1959 - Current).

4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, CA
916-484-8011

Online Career Programs at ARC

13 career program are offered via distance learning (online classes) where American River College has total 191 career programs for 1 Year Certificate, 2 Years Certificate, 4 Years Certificate, Associate. Next table lists number of programs by offered program and online availability along with number of completers by certificate programs. Last year, 5,697 students have completed their career programs at American River College.
Offered Career Programs at American River College
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
1 Year Certificate6241,805
2 Years Certificate3811,313
4 Years Certificate100
Associate's Degree9082,579
Total191135,697

American River College offers 191 programs through 1 Year Certificate, 2 Years Certificate, 4 Years Certificate, Associate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 5,697 students have completed their studies.
  • 1,805 students have earned/completed 1 Year Certificate program.
  • 1,313 students have earned/completed 1-2 Years Certificate program.
  • 2,579 students have earned/completed Associate's program.
1 Year Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 16 completers-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations11-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping4-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management1-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 32 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation32-
Communications Technologies [+] 40 completers-
Communications Technologies0-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician29-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design3-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects8-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 37 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Programming/Programmer5-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications2-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration2-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications9-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance11-
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster5-
Computer Support Specialist3-
Personal And Culinary Services [+] 38 completers-
Personal And Culinary Services0-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts26-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager12-
Education [+] 5 completers-
Education0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs5-
Engineering [+] 37 completers-
Engineering0-
Telecommunications Engineering37-
Engineering Technology [+] 15 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Biomedical Technology/Technician13-
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians (other)2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 98 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management8-
Adult Development and Aging0-
Child Care and Support Services Management3-
Child Care Provider/Assistant82-
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management5-
Legal Studies [+] 0 completers$22,900
Law0$22,900
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary0-
English Language And Literature [+] 2 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Creative Writing2-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 13 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies13-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 5 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Physical Fitness Technician5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 1,070 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting0-
Criminal Justice/Police Science1,070-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Social Sciences0-
International Relations and Affairs0-
Political Science and Government0-
Construction Trades [+] 10 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Electrician8-
Building Construction Technology2-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 190 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair79-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician5-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician35-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician34-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician37-
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician0-
Precision Production Trades [+] 34 completers-
Precision Production Trades0-
Welding Technology/Welder34-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 23 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Fashion/Apparel Design12-
Interior Design1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts4-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies6-
Music0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 88 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)28-
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant13-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide26-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)21-
Business [+] 52 completers-
Business/Commerce1-
Business Administration and Management19-
Office Management and Supervision2-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping12-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science2-
Small Business Administration/Management9-
Real Estate0-
Taxation7-
Total1,805
1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 3 completers-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations0-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping3-
Communications Technologies [+] 20 completers-
Communications Technologies0-
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant7-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician13-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design1-
Computer Graphics1-
Personal And Culinary Services [+] 13 completers-
Personal And Culinary Services0-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts0-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager13-
Engineering Technology [+] 10 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Biomedical Technology/Technician2-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician8-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 16 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
American Sign Language (ASL)2-
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation14-
Work and Family Studies [+] 19 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Adult Development and Aging1-
Child Care and Support Services Management3-
Child Care Provider/Assistant15-
Legal Studies [+] 21 completers-
Law0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal21-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 951 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies951-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 4 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting0-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician4-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Human Services0-
Social Sciences [+] 9 completers$19,500
Social Sciences0$19,500
Geography (other)9-
Construction Trades [+] 118 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Carpentry/Carpenter48-
Electrician31-
Drywall Installation/Drywaller39-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 64 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair17-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician1-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician46-
Precision Production Trades [+] 25 completers-
Precision Production Trades0-
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking13-
Welding Technology/Welder12-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 4 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Fashion/Apparel Design1-
Interior Design3-
Drawing0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)12-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling8-
Business [+] 6 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Retail Management2-
Real Estate4-
Total1,313
2-4 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 0 completers-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician0-
Total0
Associate's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 12 completers-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping12-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management0-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 8 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation8-
Communication and Journalism [+] 45 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric35-
Journalism10-
Advertising0-
Communications Technologies [+] 37 completers-
Communications Technologies0-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician18-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design19-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 70 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Programming/Programmer20-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications3-
Computer Science22-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration4-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications10-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance7-
Computer Support Specialist4-
Personal And Culinary Services [+] 51 completers-
Personal And Culinary Services0-
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science18-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts0-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager33-
Engineering [+] 8 completers-
Engineering0-
Pre-Engineering8-
Engineering Technology [+] 15 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Biomedical Technology/Technician13-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician2-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] (1 completers) 141 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures104-
Spanish Language and Literature13-
American Sign Language (ASL)9-
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation15-
Work and Family Studies [+] 45 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies2-
Adult Development and Aging2-
Child Care Provider/Assistant39-
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management2-
Legal Studies [+] 22 completers-
Law0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal22-
English Language And Literature [+] 27 completers-
English Language and Literature27-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 9 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies9-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 37 completers-
Mathematics37-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 354 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences354-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 26 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness7-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 1 completers-
Philosophy1-
Physical Sciences [+] 151 completers-
Physical Sciences139-
Geology/Earth Science0-
Physics12-
Psychology [+] (2 completers) 158 completers-
Psychology122-
Psychology (other)36-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 93 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting0-
Criminal Justice/Police Science78-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician15-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Human Services0-
Social Sciences [+] 660 completers-
Social Sciences560-
Anthropology22-
Economics12-
Geography0-
Geography (other)10-
International Relations and Affairs2-
Political Science and Government19-
Sociology35-
Construction Trades [+] 1 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Carpentry/Carpenter0-
Electrician1-
Drywall Installation/Drywaller0-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 41 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair20-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician1-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician13-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician7-
Precision Production Trades [+] 11 completers-
Precision Production Trades0-
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking1-
Welding Technology/Welder10-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 65 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts10-
Dance1-
Fashion/Apparel Design7-
Interior Design8-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts9-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology4-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0-
Art/Art Studies20-
Music6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 135 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist22-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)8-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist16-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling13-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse76-
Business [+] (7 completers) 316 completers-
Business/Commerce22-
Business Administration and Management231-
Office Management and Supervision0-
Retail Management0-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping42-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science6-
Small Business Administration/Management7-
Real Estate6-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations2-
History [+] 16 completers-
History16-
Total2,579

Online Student Population at American River College

4,316 students (13.76% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 5,082 students (16.20% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for American River College.
Distance Learning Student Population at American River College
Number of Students
Total31,366
Enrolled Online Exclusively4,316
Enrolled Some Online Courses5,082
Not in Online Courses21,968

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