Offered Degrees and Major Programs

American River College offers 191 programs through Certificate and Associate. By degree types, it offers 90 Associate, 62 1 Year Certificate, 38 1-2 Years certificates, 1 2-4 Years Certificate programs.
It also offers its programs via online learning and 13 programs are available through Certificate and Associate. By degree types, it offers 8 Associate, 4 1 Year Certificate, 1 1-2 Years certificates program in the virtual environment.
For academic year 2020-2021, total 5,697 students have completed their degree/programs and graduated from American River College.
The following table summarizes the offered degrees and programs with number of programs and number of completers.

Number of Programs with Completers

Number of ProgramsNumber of Online ProgramsNumber of Completers
Associate9082,579
1 Year Certificate6241,805
1-2 Years certificates3811,313
2-4 Years Certificate10-
Total191135,697

Best Programs

Associate
Associate Program - Highest Earning After Graduation
Field of StudyMedian Earning after Graduation
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse$91,500
Social Sciences$19,500

Popular Programs

CertificateAssociate

Major Programs by Offered Degree

1 Year Certificate1-2 Years Certificate2-4 Years CertificateAssociate
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 16 completers-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations11-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping4-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation 32 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation32-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Personal And Culinary Services 38 completers-
Personal And Culinary Services0-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts26-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager12-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education 5 completers-
Education0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 37 completers-
Engineering0-
Telecommunications Engineering37-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 15 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Biomedical Technology/Technician13-
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians (other)2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 0 completers-
Law0-
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language And Literature 2 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Creative Writing2-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities 13 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies13-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Physical Fitness Technician5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting 1,070 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting0-
Criminal Justice/Police Science1,070-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 0 completers-
Social Sciences0-
International Relations and Affairs0-
Political Science and Government0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Construction Trades 10 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Electrician8-
Building Construction Technology2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Precision Production Trades 34 completers-
Precision Production Trades0-
Welding Technology/Welder34-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 3 completers-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations0-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences 2 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design1-
Computer Graphics1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Personal And Culinary Services 13 completers-
Personal And Culinary Services0-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts0-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager13-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 10 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Biomedical Technology/Technician2-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 16 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
American Sign Language (ASL)2-
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation14-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 21 completers-
Law0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal21-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities 951 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies951-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting 4 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting0-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services 0 completers-
Human Services0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 9 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Geography (other)9-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Construction Trades 118 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Carpentry/Carpenter48-
Electrician31-
Drywall Installation/Drywaller39-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mechanics and Repairers 64 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair17-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician1-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician46-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Precision Production Trades 25 completers-
Precision Production Trades0-
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking13-
Welding Technology/Welder12-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual And Performing Arts 4 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Fashion/Apparel Design1-
Interior Design3-
Drawing0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 20 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)12-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 6 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Retail Management2-
Real Estate4-
Total1,313
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mechanics and Repairers 0 completers-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician0-
Total0
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 12 completers-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping12-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation 8 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism 45 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric35-
Journalism10-
Advertising0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies 37 completers-
Communications Technologies0-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician18-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design19-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 8 completers-
Engineering0-
Pre-Engineering8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 15 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Biomedical Technology/Technician13-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 22 completers-
Law0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal22-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language And Literature 27 completers-
English Language and Literature27-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities 9 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies9-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 0 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics And Statistics 37 completers-
Mathematics37-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (1 completers) 354 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences354-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 26 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness7-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1 completers-
Philosophy1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 151 completers-
Physical Sciences139-
Geology/Earth Science0-
Physics12-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology (2 completers) 158 completers-
Psychology122-
Psychology (other)36-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting 93 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting0-
Criminal Justice/Police Science78-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician15-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services 0 completers-
Human Services0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 660 completers$19,500
Social Sciences560$19,500
Anthropology22-
Economics12-
Geography0-
Geography (other)10-
International Relations and Affairs2-
Political Science and Government19-
Sociology35-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Construction Trades 1 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Carpentry/Carpenter0-
Electrician1-
Drywall Installation/Drywaller0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Precision Production Trades 11 completers-
Precision Production Trades0-
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking1-
Welding Technology/Welder10-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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$91,500
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
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-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 16 completers-
History16-
Total2,579