Offered Degrees and Major Programs

American River College offers 196 programs through Certificate and Associate. By degree types, it offers 95 Associate, 43 1-2 Years certificates, 1 2-4 Years Certificate programs.
For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,891 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
Associate9502,644
1-2 Years certificates430859
2-4 Years Certificate10-
Total19603,891

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

CertificateAssociateDoctorate

Major Programs by Offered Degree

1-2 Years Certificate2-4 Years CertificateAssociate
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 2 completers-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations2-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies 7 completers-
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant0-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician6-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences 2 completers-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0-
Computer Graphics2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Personal and Culinary Services 1 completers-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts1-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 8 completers-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician3-
Biomedical Technology/Technician0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 completers-
American Sign Language (ASL)2-
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Work and Family Studies 15 completers-
Adult Development and Aging1-
Child Care and Support Services Management2-
Child Care Provider/Assistant12-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 31 completers-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal31-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities 716 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies716-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting 15 completers-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician15-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 7 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography7-
Geography (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Construction Trades 0 completers-
Carpentry/Carpenter0-
Electrician0-
Drywall Installation/Drywaller0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mechanics and Repairers 17 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair15-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician0-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Precision Production Trades 1 completers-
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking0-
Welding Technology/Welder1-
Cabinetmaking and Millwork0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual and Performing Arts 2 completers-
Fashion/Apparel Design2-
Interior Design0-
Drawing0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 1 completers-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 18 completers-
Business Administration and Management1-
Retail Management1-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping10-
Real Estate6-
Total859
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 11 completers-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping11-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation 12 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation12-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 completers-
Area Studies (other)1-
Women's Studies0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism 30 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric25-
Journalism5-
Advertising0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies 32 completers-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician17-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design15-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences 105 completers-
Computer Programming/Programmer23-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications4-
Computer Science43-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration2-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications16-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance12-
Computer Support Specialist5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Personal and Culinary Services 33 completers-
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science20-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts0-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager13-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 23 completers-
Pre-Engineering23-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 14 completers-
Biomedical Technology/Technician6-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 102 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures70-
Spanish Language and Literature5-
American Sign Language (ASL)17-
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation10-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Work and Family Studies 66 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies10-
Adult Development and Aging6-
Child Care Provider/Assistant48-
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 38 completers-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal38-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language and Literature 30 completers-
English Language and Literature29-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities 1 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences21-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics and Statistics 42 completers-
Mathematics42-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 377 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences353-
Behavioral Sciences24-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 29 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies3-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness8-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science18-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2 completers-
Philosophy2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 148 completers-
Physical Sciences129-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Physics16-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology 172 completers-
Psychology172-
Psychology (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting 97 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration72-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician25-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 613 completers$19,500
Social Sciences451$19,500
Anthropology20-
Economics48-
Geography3-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography10-
Geography (other)0-
International Relations and Affairs2-
Political Science and Government29-
Sociology50-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Construction Trades 2 completers-
Carpentry/Carpenter1-
Electrician1-
Drywall Installation/Drywaller0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mechanics and Repairers 38 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair26-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician0-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician7-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Precision Production Trades 5 completers-
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking1-
Welding Technology/Welder4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual and Performing Arts 69 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts8-
Dance6-
Fashion/Apparel Design10-
Interior Design11-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts10-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology1-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2-
Art/Art Studies17-
Music4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 118 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist20-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)8-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist16-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling9-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse65$91,500
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 382 completers-
Business/Commerce29-
Business Administration and Management277-
Office Management and Supervision0-
Retail Management0-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping50-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science5-
Small Business Administration/Management10-
Real Estate8-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 17 completers-
History17-
Total2,644