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Engineering & Design

The Engineering and Design Industry Sector is ideal for students who have a strong understanding of mathematics and a creative drive to design new ideas. If you are passionate
about the environment and have innovative ideas for renewable energy or water treatment, or you have the next hit attraction for an amusement park in your head waiting to be designed, this sector could be your path to success. Student attributes for success in this sector include strong problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and a strong work ethic.

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Degrees & Certificates at ARC

Design & Engineering Technology

Expand your computer and technical problem solving skills within the Architectural and Engineering disciplines. You will be exposed to the professional design process while integrating various 3D computer modeling and 2D CADD technologies. 


  • Design Technology 
  • Engineering Technology 


  • A.A. Design Technology 
  • A.S. Engineering Technology 

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Electronics Technology

If you love the idea of building your own circuits or robots, or learning about fiber optics and telecommunications, this program has it all. Put your problem-solving math skills to work in Mechtronics where you can learn the latest industrial automation techniques. 


  • Advanced Electronics & Telecommunications 
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology 
  • Digital Home Technology Integration 
  • Digital Repair & Upgrade Technician 
  • Fiber Optics 
  • Mechtronics 
  • Robotics 
  • Telecommunication Specialist 


  • A.S. Electronic Systems Technology 
  • A.S. Mechtronics 

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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.

Application Process

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