American River College


4700 College Oak Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95841

(916) 484-8011 Visit the Website

American River College's beautiful 153-acre main campus is in the suburbs of Sacramento, on the old Cameron Ranch. We enroll approximately 30,000 students each spring and fall, making it one of California's larger higher education institutions. Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education.

American River College provides resources and programs to meet the diverse needs of its students.

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Transfer Center

Preparing students to transfer to participating four-year colleges and universities.

Career Education

Providing career training courses, certificates and direct pathways to employment.


Giving answers and support to undocumented students of all nationalities and backgrounds.

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Umoja Affiliated Colleges

Enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.

Dr. Judy Mays | Kim Herrell

A2MEND Chapters

Seizing the moment and supporting success for African American men.

Arthur Jenkins, EOPS Counselor

Black Student Union Chapters

Challenging, enlightening and encouraging awareness and excellence in Black students.

Tera Reynolds, Black Student Success Coordinator/BSU Advisor


Offering services and support for eligible current and former foster youth.

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It's a perfect time to start thinking about what you want to study. You can even get a head start on college and enroll in community college classes while still in high school. Ask your counselor for help matching your interests with a major and career path to select the classes you need.

Community College Students

If you plan to continue your studies at a four-year university, schedule an appointment with a counselor at your college's transfer center. Create a step-by-step plan to meet your educational goals on your timeline.


Community college helps returning veterans make a smooth and affordable transition from military service into the highly competitive job market. Military service may even qualify you to earn credit for prior learning.

Foster Youth

Every community college campus has a foster youth liaison to help support students throughout their educational journey. And, with the NextUp program, the colleges also offer eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books, transportation, tutoring, housing and more.

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