100% Online Programs

American River College offers a wide variety of completely online certificates allowing you to take full control of your educational experience. In addition, many general education requirements can be fulfilled online.


Accounting  (AA)

This degree focuses on preparation for careers in various accounting professions. It develops a common foundation in accounting and business, and provides various courses covering both fundamental and specialized accounting topics to meet individual career goals.

Accounting  (certificate)

This certificate provides occupational training and preparation for entry-level clerical and technical positions in various accounting careers. It provides a... Read More


Business Administration  (AST)

The Associate in Science in Business for Transfer (AS-T) degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the... Read More

Computer Applications for Small Business  (certificate)

This certificate provides an overview of the specific computer related skills needed to run a small business. The focus is on word processing, electronic... Read More

Entrepreneurship  (certificate)

This certificate is designed for existing and potential entrepreneurs. It provides an introductory and organized course of study that enables students to develop... Read More

General Business  (AA)

This degree is designed to provide a strong foundation for those entering into a variety of business fields in the private and public sector. It includes... Read More

General Business - Introduction   (certificate)

This certificate provides an introductory overview of the various disciplines in business, such as management, marketing, accounting, and finance. It is intended to meet the needs of students who wish to develop, retrain, or upgrade skills.

Small Business Management  (AA)

The Small Business Management degree provides training and education for those wishing to own or manage a small entrepreneurial venture. The various elements involved in starting and operating a small business are covered.

Computer Information Science

CIS: Microcomputer Applications  (certificate)

This certificate involves the use of the microcomputer and current, commonly used software to solve problems in a business environment. Course work includes... Read More

CIS: PC Support  (certificate)

The CIS: PC Support certificate covers the use and maintenance of a microcomputer????????s hardware, software and network connections in today????????s business... Read More

CIS: PC Support Management  (AS)

The CIS: PC Support Management degree covers the use and maintenance of a microcomputer????????s hardware, software and network connections in today????????s... Read More

Internet Marketing  (certificate)

This certificate offers a program of study for students seeking jobs that require skills in technical marketing applications. It provides opportunities to... Read More

Network Administration Essentials - Windows  (certificate)

This program provides the information and skills necessary for network administration professionals to administer a Windows Active Directory domain-based... Read More

Early Childhood Education

Assistant Teacher  (certificate)

This certificate provides entry-level coursework in preparation to be an assistant teacher in an early care and education program. Topics include an introduction... Read More


Activity Leader  (certificate)

This certificate provides a comprehensive overview of the role and duties of an activity leader in a long-term care facility. It meets State of California, Title 22 (Department of Social Service) requirements for activity leader certification.


History  (AAT)

The Associate in Arts degree in History for Transfer provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus, while... Read More

Interdisciplinary Studies

History of the Creative Arts  (AA)

This degree provides an area of emphasis in the arts and humanities. It is intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college/university to earn a baccalaureate degree.

Language Studies  (AA)

This degree provides an area of emphasis in communication skills in both English and foreign languages. It is intended for students wishing to develop... Read More

The Individual and Society  (AA)

This degree provides an area of emphasis in the effects of culture, religion, ethnicity, and gender on individuals living in a global society. It is designed... Read More


Conflict Management  (certificate)

This certificate focuses on identifying and understanding the underlying causes of workplace conflict and strategies for managing conflict effectively. It... Read More

Leadership in Action: Organizational Systems  (certificate)

This certificate focuses on the holistic nature of life and examines organizations from this foundational perspective. It centers on the design, implementation... Read More

Leadership in Action: Organizational Variation   (certificate)

This certificate centers on the importance of statistical knowledge of variation, variation patterns and the methodology and use of statistical tools to assist... Read More

Management  (AA)

This program is intended for those who wish to progress to positions of responsibility in their respective industry. Its strong management focus provides the... Read More

Management  (certificate)

This program is designed for those who wish to progress from entry-level positions in management and related areas. Topics include human resources, business law, management communication, and organizational behavior.

Project Management  (certificate)

This certificate covers the responsibilities of a project manager. It includes the knowledge needed to manage a project, control costs, and schedule resources.... Read More


Retail Management (WAFC)  (certificate)

This program provides an overview of the retail industry and the business skills needed to succeed in retail store management. It provides training for those... Read More

Science - General

General Science  (AS)

This program provides a broad study in the fields of biological and physical sciences in preparation for transfer to a four-year program and continuation of studies in upper division science courses.

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