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Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation

The Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Industry Sector encompasses many different yet interrelated careers. If you enjoy working with different people on a day-to-day basis, this could be the industry for you. Students who follow this sector are eligible for positions throughout the world with great potential for advancement. Whether you have a passion for cooking, travel, or nutrition, the pathways in this industry sector will give you the education and experience necessary for a successful career.

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Degrees & Certificates at ARC

Culinary Arts / Hospitality Management

American River College is one of the most respected culinary arts programs in northern California. The program emphasizes business theory and hands-on cooking with classes that focus on job skills and professional fine-dining cuisine.

Love whipping up a delectable dessert? Have you ever dreamed of managing a restaurant? Whether it is honing your culinary techniques or learning the ins and outs of the hospitality industry, you will be prepared to work in areas such as restaurants, hotels, bakeries, or even cruise ships just to name a few. Also be sure to check out our new culinary facilities that include a demonstration kitchen with cameras and monitors, retail bakery, and our student-run 4-star restaurant, The Oak Café.


  • Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Introductory Baking


  • A.A. Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management 

Learn more about Culinary Arts

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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

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