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American River College ‐ Programs, Tuition, and Reviews

American River College is located in Sacramento, CA, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 63 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Registered Nurse (RN), Certificate in Human Services and Certificate in Completion of Microsoft Processing Word, and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Time to complete this education training ranges from 3 hours to 4+ years depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 2 years. The cost to attend American River College ranges from $60 to $13,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $1,200. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I received grants and/or scholarship funding".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending American River College are "Good teachers" and "Hands-on training", but respondents also mentioned "Positive environment" and "Good career preparation" as notable benefits. American River College has been reviewed 63 times, with an average rating of 4.51 out of 5. About 97% of reviewers would recommend American River College to a friend.

School Information

4700 College Oak Drive Sacramento, CA 95841
3 hours - 4+ years
Hilti powder actuated license scaffolding erection and dismantle scissor lift license hazard communication CPR Certification Forklift Certification Hospitality Management Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Drug and Alcohol Supervisor Certified Activity Director Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Degree in Business Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education Child Abuse awareness training Coursework in Emergency preparedness Emphasis in Child Development. Certified Administrative Professional AA Physical Science and Mathematics Electrical Trainee Certificate Certificate in Business for Office Administration Management Certificate Program First Aid Certification Law Enforcement Associate Degree in Psychology Funeral Director Certificate Certificate in Human Services and Certificate in Completion of Microsoft Processing Word Activity coordinator EMT Certification Computer Programmer - SQL Legal Assisting Hand tool safety certificate Office Assistant Office Assistant Certificate Registered Nurse (RN) Associate in Arts degree in Psychology Food Handler Certification State of California recognized sheet metal worker CCAPP certified drug and alcohol counselor CADC – I Tutor Certificate Registered Respiratory Therapist Certificate AWS Certificate Basic Electronics and Telecommunications Certificate Home Care Aide Activity Director Certificate Biomedical Equipment Technology Certification Associate Teacher Pre-Apprenticeship program - American River College Microsoft Office Diesel Technologies Certificate Certified Home Health Aide ServSafe Paralegal Certificate Paraprofessional Interior Planning and Design Certificate Child Development Site Supervisor Permit E7018 "F3" certificate BLS Certification Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification Pre School Teaching and Program Management certificate PC832 Search Seizure Arrest and Firearms FCC Amateur Radio Technician License Associates degree in Early Childhood Education Welding Certification


  • Hilti powder actuated license: Under $10
  • scaffolding erection and dismantle: Under $10
  • scissor lift license: Under $10
  • hazard communication: Under $10
  • CPR Certification: Under $10
  • Forklift Certification: Under $10
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Drug and Alcohol Supervisor: $7,000
  • Certified Activity Director: $600
  • Degree in Business: $2,000
  • Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education: $500
  • Child Abuse awareness training: $500
  • Coursework in Emergency preparedness: $500
  • Emphasis in Child Development.: $500
  • Management Certificate Program: $60
  • First Aid Certification: Under $10
  • Law Enforcement: $500
  • Certificate in Human Services and Certificate in Completion of Microsoft Processing Word: $300
  • Activity coordinator: $50
  • EMT Certification: $1,200
  • Legal Assisting: $1,500
  • Hand tool safety certificate: $24,000
  • Registered Nurse (RN): $6,000
  • Associate in Arts degree in Psychology: $8,000
  • Food Handler Certification: $5,000
  • CCAPP certified drug and alcohol counselor CADC – I: $12,000
  • Tutor Certificate: $2,000
  • Basic Electronics and Telecommunications Certificate: $3,000
  • Home Care Aide: $10,000
  • Activity Director Certificate: $350
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology Certification: $2,000
  • Pre-Apprenticeship program - American River College: $3,800
  • ServSafe: $13,000
  • Paralegal Certificate: $2,000
  • BLS Certification: $2,000
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification: $2,000
  • FCC Amateur Radio Technician License: $120
  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education: $10
  • Welding Certification: $2,000


Total undergraduate population*


Undergraduate population breakdown*
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Pacific Islander

*Source: College Scorecard, 2019

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Good teachers Mentioned in 48 reviews
Hands-on training Mentioned in 42 reviews
Positive environment Mentioned in 41 reviews

Recent reviews



Good teachers, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Hands-on training

Other comments

Show up on time,open mind, prepared to go over homework, culture was all about learning and getting and holding a welding job. Hardest part was homework. Graduation or certify.



Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Positive environment, Good career preparation

Other comments

It was a great experience going to college. I met a lot of people and great teachers. I had teachers that went above and beyond with helping their students. My teacher provided great office hours and he was so helpful.
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