American River College has been offering classes to the Natomas community since the 1980s. In Fall 2005, the College opened the Natomas Educational Center. The Natomas Educational Center is part of the Natomas Town Center Education Complex, which also includes Inderkum High School and the North Natomas Library. The Natomas Town Center Educational Complex has been lauded as one of the most efficient uses of public facilities in the State.
The Natomas Center currently serves around 3,700 students per semester. The Natomas Center offers courses across the curriculum for students intending to transfer, improve basic skills, or pursue careers. The Center is known for excellent customer service and knowledgeable and supportive faculty and staff. Services available at the Center include financial aid, counseling, assessment, admissions and records and other student services.