New Academic year starts in American River College, Sacramento City College and los rios community college

Posted by on Aug 21, 2010 | Leave a Comment

New Academic year will be going to start in American colleges and many students who want to get admission in these colleges are searching information related to colleges. United States offers a huge number of ways to grant your graduate degree. Most American colleges and universities use three calendar systems: quarter system, semester system, and trimester system to provide education. Here, you can find information about the starting of new academic year in American River College, Sacramento City College and Los Rios Community College.

The calendar year is divided into four quarters in the quarter system and from which three quarters constitute a complete academic year. Typically, quarters are 10 weeks long so that three quarters amount to 30 weeks of instruction. The quarter system is used by approximately 20% of universities. Into a formal academic year, the calendar year is organized in September–August or August–August. Most colleges of America that use the quarter system have a fall quarter as of late September to mid-December, a winter quarter from early January to mid-March, a spring quarter from late March or early April to mid-June, and also an optional summer session.

American River College (ARC) is a premier learning community located in the southern edge of unincorporated Foothill Farms in Sacramento County, California. It transforms and enriches people’s lives. The college was opened in 1955 and became a part of the Los Rios Community College District in 1965. American River College is directed by seven-member board of trustees elected by voters residing in the district along with Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College and Sacramento City College.

August 21-27:

  • Instruction begins for fall semester (full-semester, first 5-week, & first 8-week classes)

Spring 2011:

  • January 3: Campus re-opens after winter break
  • January 15: Instruction Begins
  • January 17: Martin Luther King’s Birthday Holiday
  • February 18: Lincoln’s Birthday Holiday
  • February 21: Washington’s Birthday Holiday
  • April 17: Last day to drop full semester classes
  • April 18-24: Spring Recess
  • May 18: End of Semester
  • May 30: Memorial Day Holiday

To get more details about the academic year 2011 of American River College, visit at

Sacramento City College (SCC) is a two-year community college situated in Sacramento, California. This college is also a part of the Los Rios Community College District and had enrollment of 22,197 in spring 2008. Officially, the college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). is the official site of Sacramento City College where you can get all details related to the new academic year.

The Los Rios Community College District is a special district that supplies administrative services and governance for the community colleges, serving the greater Sacramento area and points east all the way to Lake Tahoe (map). The district provides the educational facilities including four accredited colleges, and several off-campus “educational centers” located to serve specific geographic communities:

  • American River College: northeast of Sacramento near Carmichael and Citrus Heights
  • Sacramento City College: downtown Sacramento
  • Cosumnes River College: south, between Sacramento and Elk Grove
  • Folsom Lake College: east of Sacramento in Folsom

At the website, you can get full details about the new academic year.

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