Community Services Classes
Community Services offerings enable you to improve the quality of your life through lifelong learning. This program of fee-based classes is designed to serve individuals with educational goals that do not require college credit (there are no transcripts or grades). Community Service classes are usually shorter than credit classes, and normally do not require lengthy preparation. Many classes are offered in response to a specific population's expressed interest or need.
Classes are currently held at the Mather Center [parking permit required].
Four Ways to Register & Pay for Classes
Call: (916) 485-6000
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m,
Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Each class listed has a link for a downloadable form. Print the form, fill it out, using the information in the class listing. Then fax the completed form to (916) 419-3426.
Note: Be sure to include your payment information. We will email you confirmation of registration to the email provided.
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ARC Natomas Center Main Office, 2421 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento 95835
Note: Each class listed has a link for a downloadable form. Print the form, fill it out, using the information in the class listing, and bring your completed registration form and payment.
We accept cash, Visa/MasterCard, personal check or money order.
Each class listed has a link for a downloadable form. Print the form, fill it out, using the information shown in the class listing. Be sure to include your payment information.
Send completed form to:
c/o American River College
4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841
We will e-mail you confirmation of registration to the e-mail provided.
The following Community Services Diesel classes are sponsored by the Council on California Diesel Education. The instructor for these courses is Kevin Wong and the cost for each class is $175. All classes meet at the ARC Mather Center, 10115 Spaatz Way, Mather, CA.
Course Code CSERV 2087
June 29, 2019, 7:30am - 4:30pm
Inspection and Periodic Smoke Detection Programs. Topics include common causes of high diesel smoke levels and smoke diagnostic information.
Course Code CSERV 2089
June 15, 2019, 7:30am - 4:00pm
This course is offered to individuals who have received emissions code violations. It covers the California Council on Diesel Education and Technology, or CCDET requirements for after-treatment and Maintenance as it applies to Diesel exhaust. Topics include strategies to reduce diesel particulate matter and Heavy Duty Diesel Engine certification standards.
There also is a free CCDET III class on October 19, 2019, 8:30am – 12:30pm at the Mather Center. This 4-hour course covers implementing the opacity testing for Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE). It includes the environmental and health impacts of particulate matter, smoke test regulations, requirements, and standards as they apply to CHE, SAE J1667 Snap-Acceleration Test procedures with specific variations for CHE, Opacity Test fail procedures, considerations for testing CHE with retrofitted DPFs, and an approved procedure for performing the Snap-Acceleration Test on RTG Cranes. The course includes both classroom and hands-on components. The instructor is Kevin Wong.
Dean: Dr. Roger A. Davidson
Program Director: Raymelle Revel
Instructor: Kevin Wong
Phone: 916 485-6000
Fax: (916) 419-3426
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:am - 7 pm
Natomas Education Center
2421 Del Paso Road
Sacramento, CA 95835
Thank you for your interest in Community Services Classes
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As I glance back and reminisce on my days at American River College, I realized that MESA has become a part of my identity. The sense of family and support that I was greeted with every day when I would walk in was amazing.
There was always someone to answer academic questions as well as offer advice about school and life in general. During my time at MESA, I was given the opportunity to become a tutor and program assistant. These positions helped me improve my time management, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Furthermore, as a member of the MESA family, I was able to attend a leadership conference in Santa Cruz during which I networked with many students who also were interested in pursuing higher education in the health fields.
In the Fall of 2013, I transferred to UC Davis where I studied biological sciences and English. Within my first year, I joined the Global Medical Brigades and became a volunteer, monitor, and board-member at Shifa Community Clinic, which is a student-run health clinic that provides free healthcare for uninsured patients. As I found my passion in the field of dentistry, I began the creation of a free dental clinic for uninsured patients in collaboration with Shifa Clinic.
My experiences with the MESA program at American River College helped me pave the road to where I am today and where I hope to be in the future. Through MESA, I began to develop a sense of humbleness, love for the community, and service to the underserved. The intellectual discussions with MESA director Dr. Will, MESA family members, and the many other resources guided me towards a life I always dreamed of.