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Through our Dual Enrollment Program, students have the unique opportunity to take a college course at his or her high school and receive college units while also fulfilling high school credits. Dual enrollment courses are offered at no cost to students.

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Fall Semester: August 21 – December 16

Last date to drop without a W: Sept 7th 
Grades are due Jan 4th
 
 

Spring Semester: January 15 – May 18

Last date to drop without a Withdraw (W): January 31
Grades are due May 25th

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Registration

  1. Complete the Dual Enrollment Permission Form
  2. Complete the California Community College Application-CCC Application first, and move on to complete your ARC application. 
  3. Turn in Paperwork to your High School Counselor. 
  4. Sign up and Attend New Student Orientation
 
 

Fall Courses

Fall Semester

Grade Level Recommendation

Course Title

Course Description

CSU subject area /College Credits

High School Subject Area/ Credits

10-12
HCD 310
College Success
This course covers the skills and knowledge necessary for college success, as well as personal issues that are commonly encountered by many college students. Topics include motivation, self-discipline, learning styles, memory development, time management, communication skills, goal-setting, career planning, study skills and techniques, and critical thinking skills. Campus resources, college regulations, and information competency are also addressed. Field trips may be required. 3 Units, CSU A2 Electives, (10 Credits)
10-12 SPAN 401
Elementary Spanish
This course introduces the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. It includes the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish with emphasis on communicative skills, as well as the fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation and grammar. 4 Units, C2 Foreign Language (Spanish 1), (12 Credits)
10-12 
HIST 307
History of World Civilizations to 1500
This course surveys world civilizations from antiquity to the 1500s, with a particular emphasis on the dynamic interaction and comparison of diverse peoples, ethnicities, and cultures. Special attention is given to the social, political, economic, cultural, and religious influences that shaped major world civilizations. Meets Social Science AA major requirements and Cal State standards. 3 Units, CSU C1/C2 World History
(10 Credits). Must be followed with Hist 308 to qualify for TRUSD W. History Credits. 
10-12 ASTR 300
Introduction to Astronomy
This course covers topics in modern planetary and stellar astronomy, such as dwarf, jovian, terrestrial, and extrasolar planets and the life cycle of stars, black holes, and supernovae. It also includes topics on cosmology and galactic astronomy, such as dark matter, dark energy, the Big Bang, and the expansion of the Universe. 3 Units, CSU B1 Physical Science,
(10 Credits)
10-12 PSYCH 300
General Principles
This course provides a broad overview of general principles of psychology. Topics include the scientific method, statistics, biological determinants, as well as general processes of behavior, such as development, learning, language, intelligence, perception, motivation, emotion, personality, and mental health. Meets Social Science AA major requirement. 3 Units, CSU D Elective,
(10 Credits)
10-12 MUFHL 308
Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll
This course examines social, political, cultural, and economic issues as they relate to the history of Rock & Roll music. It includes guided listening and video presentations to show the evolution of Rock from its roots to current stylistic trends. This course requires no previous musical study. 3 Units, Csu C1
Fine Arts,
(10 Credits)
10-12 HEED 300
Health Science
This course focuses on factors which influence the health status of both the individual and the community. Topics include personal fitness, nutrition, sexuality, sexually transmitted disease, drug dependence including alcohol and tobacco, as well as diseases related to lifestyle. 3 Units, CSU E Health,
(10 Credits)
11-12
HIST 310
History of the United States to 1877
This course is a survey of United States history from its European, African, and Native American backgrounds to 1877. It examines the origin and development of many of this nation’s political, social, economic, and intellectual institutions including their influences upon contemporary American life. It also emphasizes such historical concepts as cause and effect, multiple causation, historical context, and historical interpretation. Meets Social Science AA major requirements and Cal State standards. 3 Units, CSU D Us History
(10 Credits), Must be Followed with  Hist 311 to qualify for US history credits.
12 ENGWR 300 College Composition This course emphasizes writing and includes reading, research, and critical thinking skills essential for successful completion of a college degree. It covers writing assignments, including expository and argumentative essays. It also includes reading assignments selected from a variety of transfer-level texts of substantial length. 3 Units, CSU A2 English,
(10 Credits)
12 POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States This course analyzes the U.S. government’s historic origins, philosophical and theoretical justification, federal structure, and constitutional structures. The course studies the rights and liberties of individuals as articulated in the U.S. Constitution and federal court decisions. Further, it examines and describes the procedural aspects of the U.S. political systems including amending of constitutions, holding elections, campaigning, legislating, executing, and adjudicating law. The course examines political behavior in voting, interest groups, political parties, and the media. It provides an analysis of contemporary problems and issues and looks at factors that shape politics and policy-making including diversity, political culture, political socialization, political ideologies, and public opinion. Meets Social Science AA major requirement. 3 Units, CSU D American Government, (10 Credits)
 

Spring Courses

 

Spring Semester

Grade Level Recommendation

Course Title

Course Description

CSU subject area /College Credits

High School Subject Area/ Credits

9-12 HCD 310
College Success
This course covers the skills and knowledge necessary for college success, as well as personal issues that are commonly encountered by many college students. Topics include motivation, self-discipline, learning styles, memory development, time management, communication skills, goal-setting, career planning, study skills and techniques, and critical thinking skills. Campus resources, college regulations, and information competency are also addressed. Field trips may be required. 3 Units,
CSU E
Elective,
(10 Credits)
10-12 SPAN 402
Elementary Spanish
This course provides continued development of the language and explores the history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. It includes further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish with emphasis on communicative skills, as well as the fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation and grammar. Language acquisition is approached through a historical and cultural perspective. 4 Units,
CSU C2
Foreign Language (Spanish 2), (12 Credits)
10-12 HIST 308
History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present
This course is a survey of world history from the 16th century to the present, with particular emphasis on the increased integration of peoples and cultures as the result of the continuing process of globalization. The focus is on the revolutionary transformations of human society and human social relations caused by such new ideas as scientific racism, nationalism, imperialism, and constitutional government. Meets Social Science AA major requirements and Cal State standards. 3 Units,
CSU C1/C2
World History,(10 credits)
10-12 ANTH 300
Biological Anthropology
This course covers the concepts, methods, and theory of biological evolution and its application to the human species. There is a specific focus on molecular, Mendelian, and population genetics as well as on the mechanisms of evolution primatology, paleoanthropology, bio-cultural adaptations, human variation, and current bio-ethical issues. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as foundations for this course. Meets Social Science AA major requirements. 3 Units,
CSU B2
Life Science, (10 Credits)
10-12 ANTH 301
Biological Anthropology Laboratory
This introductory laboratory course provides opportunities to become familiar with the scientific methods of biological anthropology by investigating topics in laboratory and field situations. Topics covered in the course include the scientific method, sources of biological variation and forces of evolution, human osteopathy, human variation, taxonomy and comparative osteopathy of the primates, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. Field trips may be required. Meets Social Science AA major requirement. 1 Unit,
CSU B3
Life Science-Lab,(3 Credits)
10-12 NUTRI 300
Nutrition
This course is an in-depth study of the essential nutrients and their functions, and the chemical compositions of foods, and their utilization in the body. It includes discussion of the nutritional values of foods, current topics in nutrition, and an individual’s nutrition needs throughout the life cycle. 3 Units,
CSU E
Electives, (10 Credits)
10-12 SOC 300
Introductory Sociology
This course examines principles and basic concepts in sociology. It includes the study of institutions, culture, social organization, group interaction, social stratification, economy, politics, social movements, and urbanization. Meets Social Science AA major requirement. 3 Units,CSU D Electives, (10 Credits)
11-12 HIST 311 History of the United States 1865 to Present This course is a survey of United States History from 1865 to the present. It analyzes many of America’s political, social, economic, and intellectual institutions, including their influences upon contemporary life. This course also examines this nation’s increasing involvement in world affairs. These analyses are set within the context of such historical concepts as evidence, cause and effect, multiple causation, and historical interpretation. Meets Social Science AA major requirements and Cal State standards. 3 Units,
CSU D
US History, (10 Credits)
12 ENGWR 300 College Composition This course emphasizes writing and includes reading, research, and critical thinking skills essential for successful completion of a college degree. It covers writing assignments, including expository and argumentative essays. It also includes reading assignments selected from a variety of transfer-level texts of substantial length. 3 Units,
CSU A2
English,
(10 Credits)
12 ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking This course develops analytical skills through writing and discussion. It examines methods by which people are persuaded to think, believe, and act. It also includes analyses of arguments or expressions of opinions for their validity and soundness. Assigned readings include a variety of essays and a book-length text. Finally, this course focuses on critically assessing, developing, and effectively expressing and supporting opinions. 3 Units,
CSU A3
English,
(10 Credits)
12 PSYCH 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences This course focuses upon the concepts and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics in psychology and other behavioral sciences. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and sampling distributions, parametric and non-parametric statistical methods, hypothesis testing, statistical inference and power, correlation and regression, chi-square, t-tests, and analysis of variance procedures. Application of both hand computation and statistical software to data in a social science context is emphasized to include the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. Meets Social Science AA major requirement. 3 Units,
CSU A3
Mathematics,(10 Credits)

GE Requirements

2021-2022 California State University General Education (GE) Requirements

 
What does General Education (GE) Requirements mean: General education courses are required classes taken by students enrolled in traditional four-year degree programs at accredited academic institutions. These courses are required for a student to transfer from community college to any CSU or UC. They also meet the requirement for an AA/AS degree from community college.  These courses can take two to three years to complete
 
Highlighted Courses and Course numbers are courses currently offered at TRUSD
 
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Dual Enrollment Resources

Through Dual Enrollment program, TRUSD students will have access to both TRUSD resources and ARC resources.
  • Do you need a check out a chrombook or/and Chrombook?
    • TRUSD Technology resources:
      • Check in with your schools textbook liason or contact Twin Rivers Help desk:  (916) 566-3444 or email the Staff Technology Help Desk at help.desk@twinriversusd.org.
    • ARC Technology Resouces:
  • ARC Library:
    • What they offer: Research Databases, Research Guides, Citation Help, Textbooks, and Other Library Material, Library Courses related to resources and research for credit, Computers, Printing, Photocopying, and Study RoomsWebsite: https://arc.losrios.edu/student-resources/library
  • ARC Learning Resouce Center (LRC)
    • What they offer: Tutoring in all subjects on campus, English as a Second Language Center, LRC Computer Lab, Reading across the Disciplines (RAD) and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Student Tech Center, and Tutorial CenterWebsite: https://arc.losrios.edu/lrc
  • Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) (For students with IEP services)
  • Beaver Food Pantry

FAQ

  • How much is the Tuition?
    • Free! Dual Enrollment pays for all your fees.
  • Do I need to purchase a textbook?
    • No, your high school will provide you with the textbooks.

  • Do I have to go to American River College in person to take the classes?
    • No, your classes are taken online during a designated class time at your high school.

  • What are the benefits of Dual enrollment?
    • You will be earning college credits as well as high school credits.

  • Do I need to fill out a FAFSA?
    • No, you do not need to fill out the FAFSA.

  • Do I need to apply to American River College?
  • Am I eligible for the Dual Enrollment program?
    • Talk with your high school counselor to find out if you are eligible to be a part of the Dual Enrollment program.

Important ARC Links

Video Tutorials

ARC Info Session (English): Learn about ARC programs, services, and if it is the right fit for your college and career journey
 
Full Application Workshop (English): Go step by step applying to ARC
 
Short ARC Application (Spanish)
 
Short ARC Application (English)
 
Full Application Workshop for Refugee or Special Immigrant (SIV) Status (English):
Go step by step applying to ARC with a focus on students who are refugee or SIV status
 
Advanced Education Workshop: High School Students Taking Free ARC Courses
 
How to Log Into Los Rios CCD Gmail (English)
 
How to Log Into Los Rios CCD Gmail (Spanish)
 
How to Log Into Canvas (English)
 
How to Log Into Canvas (Spanish)
 
How to log in to eServices (English)
 
How to login to eServices (Spanish)