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Articulations with ARC

In partnership with local high schools, ARC helps connect high school students to college Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to give students a head start on college and careers.

All students benefit from developing high-demand career skills that support their success in the workforce and give them a competitive edge. Rigorous CTE programs also provide college prep students with opportunities to apply academic content in real-world applications.

Articulation is the alignment and comparability of coursework between two levels of education, such as high school and community college. It is established through discipline specific faculty-to-faculty collaboration. For example, ARC Automotive Technology instructors meet with their high school counterparts to confirm that concepts and skills being taught in the high school Automotive Technology courses are comparable to those of the college. Once the determination is made that coursework is sufficiently similar, formal articulation agreements can be established.

Articulation Benefits — A Win-Win

  • Students earn a head start on college and their careers, saving time and money by skipping redundant coursework in which they’ve already demonstrated mastery.
  • CTE faculty collaborate, share resources, conduct joint industry advisories, and update and align curriculum, which provide students with relevant career skills and a smooth transition to postsecondary and career success.
  • High schools are better able to attract, motivate, and retain students in articulated Career Pathway courses when they offer opportunities for advanced placement in college and college credit

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For more information about articulations

Please contact Tiffany Stokes below or send an email to stokest@arc.losrios.edu  or call (916) 484-4562.

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Whether your educational goal is to earn an Associate degree or certificate, transition into a new career, or transfer to a 4-year institution, American River College is dedicated to helping you reach that goal.

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American River College

American River College is a public community college that primarily serves residents of the six-county Greater Sacramento region. The college offers traditional classroom instruction, off-campus centers, and distance education online. Visit the ARC website

(916) 484-8011