Support for College Success
American River College offers a wide array of services, programs, and opportunities to help you succeed. If you are new to college, know you are not alone. We will work with you to support you and help make your dreams and goals a reality.
At ARC, student support services and academics go hand in hand. Take time to learn more about the many programs we offer to support students.
Creating your first resume and cover letter can be daunting, but with the proper help and guidance, you can ensure yours are professional. When creating these job or internship materials, work with the ARC Career and Pathways Support Services office. In addition to helping you prepare the documents you need for your job or internship search, they can help you locate great opportunities as well.
American River College is aware that many students need assistance in selecting classes or choosing an academic goal. That’s why we have free counseling for students so you can get help on your pathway.
Health and Wellness Resources
ARC offers a specific number of health and wellness resources for students. Stay healthy in every way in college.
Information Technology (IT) Services
Need to troubleshoot a computer issue you’re having? Or, perhaps you need help accessing a campus site or downloading the latest version of a student program. Whatever IT issues arise, trust that your campus Student Tech Center can help you resolve your computer issues.
Whether you need a spot to study, assistance with a research project, or are simply looking for something to read, the ARC library has resources that can help. Laptops and most textbooks required for your classes are available for checkout. You can drop-in and work with a librarian anytime the library is open, and/or schedule an appointment whenever your research needs require a deeper dive. The library’s collection of books, DVDs, magazines, and newspapers is always evolving. One of the library’s goals is to help you reach yours, so stop by and discover what else we can do to assist you.
The main ARC campus includes a variety of on-campus attractions, which students can take advantage of free of charge. These include the Kaneko Art Gallery and free arts and cultural events.
Professors’ Office Hours
Office hours are for when you need a little extra help, or you when you need to build relationships with professors. Getting in the habit of regularly attending your professors’ office hours is a great idea. That way, you’ll become acquainted with them, and you can stay on top of upcoming class news. Professors appreciate students who make an effort to connect.
Public Safety Services
Check with the Los Rios Police Department to see what services are available. The main ARC campus offers a shuttle service for evening students, among other services.
ARC offers free tutoring at a variety of academic tutoring centers on campus. Many provide tutoring for students in various subjects, whether one-on-one or in group sessions. There also is an online tutoring option.