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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.
The Architectural Design Technology program includes Interior Building Architecture and Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Interior Building Architecture provides students with a background in Architectural Drafting. Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of doing detail and layout work normally expected of the drafting aide or technician. The program is designed to provide transfer opportunities in the Environmental Design and/or Construction Management disciplines as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within related industries.
The Building Information Modeling (BIM) Program provides students with a background in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of performing pre-modeling (massing), modeling, and developing drawing documents normally expected of architects, designers, and drafting technicians. The program is designed to provide job market skills and college transfer skill opportunities within the Architectural Design disciplines and/or Construction Management as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within the related industries. Additionally, this program offers opportunities for working professionals to take these courses for professional development to update and improve their skills in the Building Information Modeling field.
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Communication Studies focuses on the creation, application, and understanding of messages in between individuals, interculturally, and in the workplace. The top skills demanded by employers are the ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written form and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Students in the Communication Studies program learn to exercise competence in interview skills, professional presentations, written communication, group problem solving, intercultural interactions, conflict management, and analytical reasoning.
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Our Computer Information Science programs include computer programming, information systems security, computer networking, management information systems, and computer applications. A wide range of degrees and certificates are available for transfer students who plan to complete a four-year degree as well as students who plan to enter the workforce as information technology professionals.
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.
Folsom Lake College offers courses and/or programs in environmental technology (ENVT) in two areas: Environmental Technology and Water/Wastewater Management. For Environmental Technology, Folsom Lake College offers courses to provide foundational content to students interested in environmental protection, sustainability, regulatory compliance, and workplace safety and health applications. For Water/Wastewater Management, Folsom Lake College offers courses to prepare students in competency areas to enter the field or to enhance existing abilities of individuals already employed in the field seeking to advance in Certified Operator Grade Level.
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.
Horticulture is the art or practice of garden cultivation and management. Horticulture includes arboriculture, floriculture, landscape horticulture, landscape design, olericulture, pomology, and viticulture.
Our programs cover plant identification, landscape design, construction and maintenance, soils and plant nutrition, plant production and marketing, irrigation and water conservation, integrated pest management, and sustainable horticultural practices.
Career opportunities include:
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Our physical education and athletics programs encourage students to hone skills in their personal management of life-long health and wellness. Beginning classes concentrate on fundamental skills, rules, scoring, equipment, dress, etiquette, and basic strategy. Intermediate classes continue efforts on skill development while concentrating on strategy and competitive play. Advance courses allow students to reach a high level of ability in the activity. All activity classes are open to both men and women.
Our kinesiology programs focus on the theoretical aspects of sports activity.
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:
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Our math and statistics programs programs offer a comprehensive curriculum addressing the needs of both transfer and non-transfer students. The study of mathematics provides students with the ability to think logically and abstractly and to use problem-solving and computational skills necessary for success in any field of study.
Career opportunities include:
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Our music programs include vocal and instrumental components as well as courses on music, history, theory, and electronic music. Career opportunities include:
American River College's natural resources program focuses on environmental conservation. Environmental conservation is an interdisciplinary program that advances understanding of ecological systems and their interrelationships, including those with human society. Core study involves plant and animal ecology and natural history, field methods and study design, and conservation and management of ecosystems and natural resources. Students are able to focus their studies in conservation and sustainability; plant ecology, conservation and management; and/or vertebrate ecology, conservation and management.
This program covers a wide range of environmental studies, provides many unique opportunities for hands-on and real-world field experience, and prepares students for a variety of careers as well as transfer at the upper division level to academic programs involving environmental sciences.
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Our nutrition, dietetics, and foods programs teach students about food and its effect on our health. Students learn about food preparation and safety, nutritional education, and more. Through our curriculum, students study the nutritional content of foods, learn how the body uses nutrients, learn how to plan menus , evaluate diets for nutritional value, and learn about obesity and other nutrition problems.
Career fields include:
Philosophy is the logical examination of the fundamental issues people have pondered for over 2,500 years. What is reality and what is beauty? What is knowledge and truth? What is good and just? Does human existence have meaning and does God exist? Philosophy courses are directed toward understanding these questions in their historical and cultural contexts and applying insights to contemporary life. Rigorous philosophical study will improve one's critical thinking skills.
The study of philosophy may lead students to careers in the following fields:
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.
We offer programs and courses in recreation management for those who are seeking a future in the recreation field. Our programs explore the many career fields in recreation, including public service, private recreation, outdoor recreation, and leadership positions.
American River College's respiratory care program prepares students for licensure as respiratory care practitioners in the state of California at the advanced registered respiratory therapist level. It focuses on diagnostic procedures, treatment, and management of patients with conditions affecting the cardiopulmonary system. Course work includes physical assessment, medical gas therapies, mechanical life support, airway care, pharmacology, neonatal/pediatric therapy, and specialized cardiopulmonary procedures.
Welding encompasses study in electrical, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, design, and mechanical engineering.
Our Welding programs are designed for students seeking employment or advancing employment in welding fabrication and industrial repairs. Current job statistics show a long-term and growing industry demand for skilled welders with very good pay for those with experience.
The Welding program at Cosumnes River College specializes in welding training to meet current Welding Code Standards for Welder Operator Qualification. In addition, students are introduced to Cal-OSHA and Fed-OSHA safety standards and current industry welding procedures for the purpose of competitive employment. All welding graduates have the opportunity to become certified welders and/or certified forklift operators, and possess the Ten Hour OSHA Construction Safety Card.
Welding skills are also useful in conjunction with other technology areas such as: