Agriculture is the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of soil for growing crops and raising animals to provide food and other products.
Agriculture is a vital component of our local, state, and national economies and offers exciting employment opportunities. In addition to the production of a wide range of valuable agricultural commodities, the Sacramento region is home to numerous multinational agricultural corporations and statewide governmental agencies. It is also a center for international agricultural trade and commerce.
General agriculture students:
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Agriculture Business is the farming, management, production, and marketing of agricultural commodities, such as livestock and crops.
The Agriculture Business program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college/university or immediate employment in an entry-level agriculture business-related career. Employment options in include management and supervision, resource management, farming, conservation, ranching, finance, insurance, government, marketing, distribution, international trade, and sales.
Our animal science program largely focuses on equine science, which is generally the study of horses and their care. A degree in equine science opens students up to a range of careers, including those in the fields of medicine, tourism, and breeding.
Additionally, our animal science courses introduce students to the livestock industry and serve as building blocks for students interested in agriculture business and veterinary technology.
AA, AS, AST, CERTIFICATE
Our business programs provide students with the skills needed to become leaders, managers, financial advisors, and decision-makers in a wide variety of industries. Students with a business background often pursue careers in small business, entrepreneurship, banking, consultancy, human resources, or marketing.
The Construction Management program trains management-level employees for the construction industry, as well as preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university construction program. Graduates may be employed by contractors, businesses, and government agencies for work in project planning, estimating, and project coordinating.
The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs at Cosumnes River College and American River College provide professional training for employment in commercial culinary service operations. The programs emphasize business theory and hands-on cooking which include culinary arts, baking and pastry, food purchasing, culinary sanitation, nutrition, marketing, legal control and financial analysis. Entry-level and advanced courses are available.
The dance studies curriculum at Folsom Lake College offers students the opportunity to develop a breadth of multi-disciplinary dance abilities and knowledge. This curriculum provides students with an exploration of world dance history, pedagogy, injury prevention, and technical skills in classical and contemporary styles including, but not limited to, ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, and ethnic/folk forms. Career options such as performing, choreography, dance studio business ownership, dance movement therapy, and non-profit arts management will enhance students’ appreciation of dance as a global industry, as well as a cross-culturally meaningful expressive form. Comprehensive, academically rigorous classes will sharpen their leadership and critical thinking skills, preparing students for success in dance either at a university or in the workplace.
This program is designed to provide skills in film production, digital cinema, and television through the preparation of projects for viewing on campus, cable TV, the Internet, and new technologies. Given the expansion of new media distribution opportunities and the production convergence of High-Definition video and film, students will gain a broad exposure to visual storytelling in a professional environment, including dramatic narrative, documentary, and experimental styles. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in the film industry, post-production, television, new media, business and industry.
Finance is an area of increasing importance in the business world. It is experiencing change in organization and style. Cosumnes River College offers students the opportunity to learn both business and personal finance concepts necessary for survival in the business world and in the home. Whether it is a course or a career, knowledge of finance is an important and essential part of any well prepared business professional's background. Many people find a fast-paced, exciting career in finance.
Our health education programs seek to identify the health education needs of local businesses, organizations, and individuals in the community and to develop the innovative and informative courses that are necessary to meet the diverse health education needs of the community.
Cosumnes River College's health information technology program is designed to train health information professionals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, disseminate, and maintain health care information. A career as a health information professional offers a unique opportunity to combine an interest in health information, business, and computer information science.
The Associate of Science in Health Information Technology (HIT) prepares students for a career in a variety of health care settings across an array of health care environments. Health information technician graduates are employed in hospitals, as well as in other healthcare settings, including public/private health agencies, mental health facilities, long-term care, ambulatory care, state and federal health agencies, physician practices, and home health agencies.
Health information technicians verify health information data for completeness and accuracy, use computer applications to integrate and assess patient data, compile and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment, and research. HIT professionals code and abstract clinical data using the appropriate classification systems.
The Intercultural Studies Associate in Arts degree prepares students for careers in which they will interact with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The Intercultural Studies major is an interdisciplinary major drawing from coursework in sociology, history, humanities, geography, anthropology, and a foreign language.
The degree in Intercultural Studies is designed to prepare students to for careers in:
American River College's interior design program provides a foundation of education and skills in the expanding field of interior design. Topics include space planning, building and life-safety codes, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our curriculum covers green and sustainable interiors, materials of interior design, architectural (global and regional) and furniture history, business practices, event planning, and universal design.
Managers help organizations achieve their objectives through effective planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Our management programs help students develop an understanding of the importance and diversity of its related fields.
Our management programs offer introductory courses as well as more specialized ones ranging from studies of the standard corporate organization to analyzing the small business. Our programs prepare students for entry into a company management training program and upgrades the skills of those already working in industry, allowing them to advance to supervisory positions. Students planning vocations in personnel services or analyst positions in state or federal government service should also consider this degree program.
Career opportunities include:
Marketing is a dynamic area of study that provides immediate job and career opportunities after one course or the completion of a degree. The skills learned are easily converted into well-paying careers by many students. There is no limit to your success when these areas of study are utilized successfully. The skills learned are essential for international and domestic business and for companies large and small. Career opportunities include:
The modern making curriculum at Folsom Lake College is ideal for makers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, hobbyists, inventors, and anyone interested in enhancing and developing marketable job skills, solving problems, developing products, improving business processes, or creating works of art using state-of-the-art digital fabrication tools and techniques.
Cosumnes River College's pharmacy technology program includes didactic, laboratory, and practicum components that are structured to facilitate the achievement of educational and career goals. Pharmacy technicians are skilled technical health workers who perform a wide variety of pharmacy related tasks under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. Successful completion of the program not only qualifies students for registration with the California State Board of Pharmacy but also prepares graduates for entry-level pharmacy technician positions. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Businesses that will make up the potential market for pharmacy technician graduates include:
Retail pharmacies are expected to experience the largest growth in pharmacy technician jobs over the next ten years.
Political science is the study of the systems people set up to organize their societies, from neighborhoods to nations. Politics affect everything about our lives, including our education and jobs, the communities we live in, and the taxes we pay.
If active engagement in the political system is for you, then studying political science is a great way to get started. Career opportunities include jobs in both public and private sectors in:
The project management curriculum is highly relevant to the emerging market of project management in professional services like health care, pharmacy, human resources, finance, manufacturing, construction, and information technology, which is largely being driven by government modernization and large scale outsourcing.
This dynamic curriculum provides advanced skills and practical instruction on the processes, organizational structure, and tools that assure that project work yields the desired business results. This is an online program and is thus ideal for professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results.
Cosumnes River College's television production program is designed to provide skills in television and film production through the preparation of projects for campus, cable TV and Internet viewing. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in television, film, cable TV, business and industry, or for preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.
Career opportunities include:
The women and gender studies program provides students with critical thinking skills through the lens of women’s experiences and feminist scholarship. Students learn to be open-minded and innovative and develop a specific awareness of issues such as sexism, racism, homophobia, and class oppression. Students often pursue employment in fields such as health and social services, education, law, government and politics, communications, and business.