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

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

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.

Anthropology

Anthropology  (AAT)

The Associate in Arts degree in Anthropology for Transfer provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State... Read More

Anthropology  (AS)

Anthropology is the study of humankind around the world and throughout time, with the goal of understanding our evolutionary origins, our biological distinction... Read More

Art

Art History   (AAT)

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

Business

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

Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution  (certificate)

This certificate provides the knowledge and skills needed to resolve cross-cultural conflict with both internal and external customers. It combines a... 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

Computer Information Security Essentials  (certificate)

This program provides basic cyber operations knowledge of internal and external threats to information assets, compliance requirements, risk management, disaster... 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

Early Childhood Education

Family Child Care  (certificate)

This certificate provides a foundation in early childhood education and includes courses specific to family child care providers. Additional topics include child... Read More

Economics

Economics  (AAT)

The Associate in Arts degree in Economics for Transfer provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University... Read More

English

English  (AAT)

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) degree provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus,... Read More

Fire Technology

Fire Technology  (certificate)

This program focuses on preparing for a career in the fire service. It includes educational opportunities for those currently employed within the fire service... Read More

Fire Technology  (AA)

This program focuses on preparing for a career in the fire service. It includes educational opportunities for those currently employed within the fire service... Read More

Foreign Languages

Spanish  (AAT)

This degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will... Read More

Gerontology

Activity Leader  (certificate)

This program prepares students for the duties, roles, and responsibilities of an activity leader, a person who plans and leads activities for residents in a... Read More

History

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

Interior Design

Interior Retail Merchandising  (certificate)

This certificate provides a foundation of education and skills in the expanding field of interior design. Topics include the materials of interior design, architectural (global and regional) and furniture history, business practices, and event planning.

Kinesiology

Kinesiology  (AAT)

This Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer provides a path to students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus in Kinesiology and serves the diverse needs... Read More

Management

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

Introduction to Leadership in Action  (certificate)

The Introduction to Leadership in Action certificate focuses on the leadership and management functions essential to building world class organizations in... Read More

Leadership  (certificate)

This certificate focuses on the leadership and management functions essential to building world class organizations. It also includes concepts, such as customer... Read More

Leadership  (AA)

This degree program centers around the leadership and management functions essential to building world class organizations. It focuses on the design of... Read More

Leadership in Action: Organizational Learning  (certificate)

This certificate centers on the basic business systems and the practical application of the tools of systems thinking. It focuses on the principles of Profound... 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 Teams  (certificate)

This certificate centers around the elements of human psychology as it relates to organizational groups, work teams and self-managed teams. It provides a... 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  (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.

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

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

Marketing

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

Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics  (AST)

This degree is designed to meet common lower-division requirements for a major in Mathematics at a CSU campus. Satisfactory completion of the ARC Mathematics... Read More

Mathematics  (AS)

The A.S. degree in mathematics provides a foundation of mathematics for students in preparation for transfer to a four-year program in mathematics or statistics.... Read More

Nursing and Allied Health

Certified Nurse Assistant  (certificate)

The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certificate program provides instruction in the holistic care and health needs of people over 65 years of age, who live in... Read More

Physical Science

Physical Science/Mathematics  (AS)

This degree provides a broad study in the fields of physical science and mathematics. It is a good foundation for transfer to a four-year program in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

Physics

Physical Science/Mathematics  (AS)

This degree provides a broad study in the fields of physical science and mathematics. It is a good foundation for transfer to a four-year program in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

Real Estate

Real Estate  (certificate)

This certificate introduces the basic concepts of the real estate career field. Topics include the principles of real estate, law, economics, finance, practice and appraisal.

Real Estate  (AA)

This degree focuses on the practical application of concepts utilized in real estate markets and career fields. Course work includes real estate principles, legal aspects, practice, finance, economics, and appraisal.

Real Estate Sales   (certificate)

This certificate introduces the basic concepts of the real estate career field, with a specific focus on sales. Topics include the principles of real estate, law, economics, finance, practice, and appraisal.

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.

Sociology

Sociology  (AAT)

This Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer provides a path to students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus in Sociology and serves the diverse needs of... Read More

Theatre Arts Film

Film  (AA)

This degree provides a broad overview of film history, theory, and practice. It combines the critical study of film as an art form and societal influence,... Read More

Film  (certificate)

This certificate concentrates on the critical study of film as an art form and societal influence, with additional opportunities for practical experience in film acting, production, and post-production.

As required by federal law, American River College provides gainful employment disclosure information for eligible certificate programs. Go to the specific certificate programs to find out how to access gainful employment disclosure information.