Arkansas Tech Career Center
Located in Russellville, the Career Center offers programs in 10 career and technical areas.
Built in 1972 with five programs, the Career Center has undergone extensive remodeling and additions to become one of the largest secondary career and technical centers in Arkansas. The Career Center draws its 600-plus student enrollment from 11 area high schools in Pope, Yell and Johnson counties, including Russellville, Dover, Pottsville, Hector, Atkins, Dardanelle, Danville, Two Rivers, Western Yell County, Lamar and Clarksville high schools.
Wondering what you're going to do after high school? Wondering what you can do during high school to help? Take a look through our website! Ten industry-driven, job-specific programs that prepare you for immediate employment or further education await your enrollment.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
AUTOMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES
Automation Systems Technologies covers basic electrical and mechanical components of mechatronics systems with instrument controls and embedded software designs, building and maintaining of equipment that combines electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics and computer control systems.
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY
Automotive Technology is a two-year program that provides hands-on training and related information to repair today's high technology vehicles. It provides job-readiness and technical skills to prepare students for employment in dealerships, specialty shops and service centers. Students train on "live projects," as well as trainer units provided by the school.
COMPUTER ENGINEERING/COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The Computer Engineering/Computer Information System program at the Arkansas Tech University Career Center includes five major areas: diagnostics, operating systems, networking, on-the-job readiness and an introduction to programming.
Construction Technology at the Arkansas Tech University Career Center is a two-year program that teaches important skills in residential and industrial constructions.
During the first year, students learn to operate measuring, cutting and joining equipment.The major project in the first year program is done in groups, and each group builds an 8 x 12 foot storage building.
Second year students build a three-bedroom house sold to the highest bidder to fund the materials for the next project.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement program prepares students to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol, investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control, crime scene investigation and public relations.
The Culinary Arts program at the Arkansas Tech University Career Center utilizes the ProStart Program, which introduces students to careers in the hospitality industry. The goal of the program is to prepare students to be managers in hospitality settings.
Cosmetology is a fascinating career choice. It consists of learning about the care of the hair, skin and nails. A student learns hairstyling, cutting, coloring, permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Students also learn skin care, make-up application, manicuring, pedicuring and artificial-nail application.
HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
Students in this program study the human body in both structure and function in anatomy
and physiology. Students learn medical terminology and pathology.
Second year students focus on pharmacology and phlebotomy. They study medical procedures, such as CPR and First Aid certification, infection control, patient assessment, vital signs, health care technology and nursing assisting.
The Metal Fabrication program at the Arkansas Tech University Career Center is designed to provide skills in the areas of cutting, shaping, fastening and joining metal to industry standards. Our program uses as its curriculum the NCCER's "SENSE" program in order to ensure students meet industry standards.
Students who complete this two-year course will be able to read blueprints, do layouts and cut and weld metal. The metal-working industry utilizes plasma arc cutters, shield metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and tungsten inert gas welding.
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