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Transportation plays a crucial role in our society because moving people and goods is central to everything America does. Vehicle components and systems will continue to become increasingly sophisticated which, in turn, will require well-trained operators and maintenance and repair technicians. Examples of future transportation technology include rocket technology, super-capacity jet airplanes, hybrid, bio-diesel, and hydrogen fuel-cell technology involving automobiles and trucks.

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Degrees & Certificates at ARC

Automotive Technology

For a fraction of the cost of private schools, you’ll be working side-by-side with master technicians. Get trained in the use of all the latest equipment such as hand-held meters, scanners, and special shop tools including power and hand tools. 


  • Air Conditioning Service 
  • Alternative Fuels & Green Vehicles 
  • Transmission Service 


  • A.S. Automotive Analysis 
  • A.S. Auto Component Service 
  • A.S. Automotive Technology 

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Automotive Collision Technology

Master all the skills of detailing and repairing cars by studying car component and structural repairs and refinishing. You’ll be getting tons of hands-on experience with mixing your own custom paints, welding, and using collision software systems.


  • Automotive Collision Technology 


  • A.S. Automotive Collision Technology 

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Diesel Technology

This program prepares you to be a diesel technician and specialize in areas such as diesel engine repair, hydraulics, and electrical. Diesel Technology covers a wide variety of skills where you also will learn to plasma-cut, fabricate, and even weld.


  • Diesel Technology 
  • Clean Diesel Technology 
  • Preventive Maintenance 


  • A.S. Diesel Technology 

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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