South Arkansas Community College

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Pipe Welding Certificate

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This technical certificate program prepares students for entry-level placement in the welding industry. Instruction includes metal cutting, arc welding, semi-automatic (MIG) welding, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The welding program curriculum follows American Welding Society (AWS) education standards for entry-level welders.

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Metal Inert Gas Welding Certificate

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This technical certificate program prepares students for entry-level placement in the welding industry. Instruction includes metal cutting, arc welding, semi-automatic (MIG) welding, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The welding program curriculum follows American Welding Society (AWS) education standards for entry-level welders.

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate

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This technical certificate program prepares students for entry-level placement in the welding industry. Instruction includes metal cutting, arc welding, semi-automatic (MIG) welding, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The welding program curriculum follows American Welding Society (AWS) education standards for entry-level welders.

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Tungsten Inert Gas Welding Certificate

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This technical certificate program prepares students for entry-level placement in the welding industry. Instruction includes metal cutting, arc welding, semi-automatic (MIG) welding, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The welding program curriculum follows American Welding Society (AWS) education standards for entry-level welders.

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Welding Layout and Pipefitting Certificate

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This technical certificate program prepares students for entry-level placement in the welding industry. Instruction includes metal cutting, arc welding, semi-automatic (MIG) welding, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The welding program curriculum follows American Welding Society (AWS) education standards for entry-level welders.

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Welding Technology Certificate

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This technical certificate program prepares students for entry-level placement in the welding industry. Instruction includes metal cutting, arc welding, semi-automatic (MIG) welding, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The welding program curriculum follows American Welding Society (AWS) education standards for entry-level welders.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Diagnostic Certificate

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The Technical Certificate (TC) program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in automotive servicing, maintenance, and diagnostics. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a nationally recognized automotive education organization, accredits the automotive program. The automotive program instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates will possess the minimum skills required to enter the workforce as entry-level automotive service technicians.

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Automotive Maintenance Certificate

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The Certificate of Proficiency is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in automotive servicing, maintenance, and diagnostics. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a nationally recognized automotive education organization, accredits the automotive program. The automotive program instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates will possess the minimum skills required to enter the workforce as entry-level automotive service technicians.

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Automotive Service Technology Certificate

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The Technical Certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in automotive servicing, maintenance, and diagnostics. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a nationally recognized automotive education organization, certifies the automotive program. The automotive program instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates may find entry-level positions in automobile dealerships, independent service centers, specialty shops, and related automotive facilities.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.

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This program emphasizes the basic concepts of computer systems and provides training for entry-level positions. The degree is structured so that the various pathways provide options so that students may individualize their credential to their specific career goals., SouthArk’s objective is for students to gain the knowledge, professional confidence, and intellectual maturity to secure higher-level jobs. Students should consult their advising coach regarding individual pathways.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Network System Admin, A.A.S.

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This program emphasizes the basic concepts of computer systems and provides training for entry-level positions. The degree is structured so that the various pathways provide options so that students may individualize their credential to their specific career goals., SouthArk’s objective is for students to gain the knowledge, professional confidence, and intellectual maturity to secure higher-level jobs. Students should consult their advising coach regarding individual pathways.

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Software Developer

Web Design, A.A.S.

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This program emphasizes the basic concepts of computer systems and provides training for entry-level positions. The degree is structured so that the various pathways provide options so that students may individualize their credential to their specific career goals., SouthArk’s objective is for students to gain the knowledge, professional confidence, and intellectual maturity to secure higher-level jobs. Students should consult their advising coach regarding individual pathways.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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The program is designed for students who are seeking careers in law enforcement or currently are working in the field and seeking advancement. Students have the opportunity to graduate with two-year associate’s degrees in criminal justice administration certificates of proficiency in criminal justice or law enforcement, each of which requires successful completion of three three-credit courses for a total of nine credit hours.

With additional education and-or experience, graduates may pursue careers as Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents; bailiffs, Central Intelligence Agency agents, Coast Guard officers, compliance officers, corrections officers, court clerks, court reporters, crime scene investigators, criminalists, criminologists, customs agents, Drug Enforcement Agency agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, forensic psychologists, forensic scientists, Immigration and Naturalization Service agents, paralegals, private investigators, private security, probation officers, Secret Service agents, or United States Marshals—among many others!

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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The growing field of early childhood education needs additional well-trained professionals to educate and care for children and to support their families in a multitude of settings. Early childhood education professionals may be employed in public and private centers, special needs centers, and Head Start and ABC programs. Under a director’s supervision, the childcare worker provides infants primary care giving while relating to families in a supportive manner. For toddlers and older children, the childcare worker plans and provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum to support independent and group learning. Activities are designed to foster children’s self-esteem, expand their social and problem-solving skills, and engage them in inquisitive thinking while offering security and comfort. The objective of this program is to provide a career ladder for students, beginning with the Certificate of Proficiency, a twelve-credit-hour course of study designed to provide core training in early childhood education and prepare individuals for the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA); progressing to a 27-credit-hour Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education for students who wish a more in-depth program of study; and culminating in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education for students who need a thorough background in the field with the status of a two-year degree for credentialing purposes. Students must make a “C” or better in all ECE classes and maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to remain in the program.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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Paramedic Certificate

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Paramedic, A.A.S.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Entertainment and Media Arts, A.A.S.

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In the ever-changing world of media arts, the next award-winning feature or short could come from tablet or cellphone. This new program gives the student an opportunity to hone their skills and put them into practice. Whether a student is looking to make it commercially or on YouTube, the student will learn skills that will make them more marketable in today’s media-saturated culture.

Work that used to be done only in New York or Hollywood can now be accomplished in your living room. The EMA program will help you with skills including scriptwriting, editing, post-production, lighting and audio production.

Because experience is the best teacher, students can enroll in up to three internships to gain practical skills and insights. These courses can be combined to offer unique opportunities for students to see their creative ideas realized and preserved for a global audience as big as the student’s imagination.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coding Certificate

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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The Phlebotomy program at South Arkansas Community College is only one semester in length and students successful in all 12 credit hours will graduate with a certificate of proficiency. Application to the program isn't required but is on a first-enrolled basis if tuition and fees are paid on time.

The Phlebotomy program centers on the study of phlebotomy, professionalism, patient relations, basic medical terminology, types of specimens, specimen collection procedures, complications of venipuncture, adaptations for special limits and special types of patients, and the actual collection of laboratory specimens. Upon successful completion of all coursework, the student will be eligible to sit for one or more national certification examinations in phlebotomy.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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SouthArk’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program combines a strong general education core with theoretical and applied learning experiences required for PTA education. The PTA Program is a 1 + 1 format. Students must successfully complete 32 semester hours of prerequisite courses prior to application to the PTA Program.

The technical phase of the PTA training consists of three (3) consecutive semesters of full-time, day-time studies including both classroom studies and clinical internships (30-40 hours/week). In-program technical studies begin in the summer semester and conclude the following spring semester.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing Certificate

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The Practical Nursing (PN) Program at South Arkansas Community College is designed to prepare the successful graduates who pass the NCLEX-PN licensure exam to provide diverse types of nursing care in a variety of health care environments for patients across the lifespan. Successful graduates will earn a TC (Technical Certificate) in Practical Nursing from the college and will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The awarding of the certificate in practical nursing is not contingent upon the successful completion of the NCLEX examination. Successful completion of the program doesn't guarantee that the graduate will be allowed by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) to take or successfully pass the NCLEX exam. Successfully passing the NCLEX_PN allows the individual to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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The Radiologic Technology (X-ray) program consists of classroom instruction on campus and clinical instruction in area hospitals and clinics. There are also 4 Online courses integrated throughout the curriculum, which may be completed on or off campus. Students in the program learn to transport and position patients for radiologic examination; to produce and critique images, archive images, and maintain patient records.

This 24-month program leads to the Associate of Applied Science Degree, and graduates are eligible to take the registry examination for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Employment opportunities for graduates may be found in radiography departments of hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and related areas.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology program prepares individuals for employment as an integral part of a surgical team. Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical staff in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery.

The program consists of classroom and laboratory instruction on campus and clinical instruction in clinic and hospital settings in the surrounding area. Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are eligible to sit for the National Certified Surgical Technologist Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

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Contact Phone Number

870-862-8131

Address

300 S West Ave
El Dorado, AR 71731-7010
United States