American River College

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 enrollment 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'.

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Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Photographic And Film/Video Technology/Technician And Assistant
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Prepress/Desktop Publishing And Digital Imaging Design
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects
Computer And Information Sciences, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Computer Science
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia And Information Resources Design
Data Modeling/Warehousing And Database Administration
Computer Graphics
Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications
Computer And Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Web/Multimedia Management And Webmaster
Computer Support Specialist
Funeral Service And Mortuary Science, General
Cooking And Related Culinary Arts, General
Restaurant, Culinary, And Catering Management/Manager
Education/Teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Telecommunications Engineering
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General
Spanish Language And Literature
American Sign Language (ASL)
Sign Language Interpretation And Translation
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Adult Development And Aging
Child Care And Support Services Management
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Apparel And Textile Marketing Management
English Language And Literature, General
Creative Writing
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Biological And Physical Sciences
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Studies
Health And Physical Education/Fitness, General
Kinesiology And Exercise Science
Physical Fitness Technician
Physical Sciences
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Human Services, General
Drywall Installation/Drywaller
Building Construction Technology
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation And Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision And Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder
Visual And Performing Arts, General
Dance, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design And Technology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
History, General
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,

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