The American River Current

Going back to school is not as easy as you think

Staff writer Anthony Barnes returns to American River College after a six year break filled with many hardships which led him back on track to obtain a college degree. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Anthony Barnes

May 15, 2019

I blew it. I’ve been out of school for too long. I should have just gone to a community college straight out of high school. All of these thoughts ran through my mind when I was struggling with the decision to return to school. If I had to guess, there are a handful of students in their late twenties at Americ...

ARC is on its way to having a chocolate printer

Thomas Pfingston shows how his additions will convert a regular 3-D printer into a chocolate 3-D printer on April,23,2018. ( Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

May 7, 2018

Thomas Pfingston hunches his tall frame over the battered wooden counter found in the back room of American River College’s Design Hub. The room is small and dimly lit. Every available surface is layered with the half-finished projects of the students who frequent it. A machine perches on the ground...

Campus offers students alternative programs to transfer and obtain a degree

Campus offers students alternative programs to transfer and obtain a degree

Lena DoBynes and Lena DoBynes

May 12, 2015

American River College is offering alternative programs that allow people to transfer or gain their associate degree in two years. The Accelerated College Education program, commonly known as ACE, and the Cohort to Transfer program were developed with the goal of helping students succeed in college. Both...

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