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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

A+ Certificate

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A tinkerer at heart, you have a knack for making things work. From hospitals to giant corporations to the public sector to that phone in your pocket, computers are an essential part of everyday life. But you know what? Sometimes they break, and that’s where you come in.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

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This program is designed to train students to meet employment requirements in the field of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating. This will include the installation, repair and maintenance of air-conditioning/refrigeration Equipment. Included in this program is the study of residential and commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, gas and electric furnaces, and the design of air conditioning systems. Throughout the entire program and emphasis is place on current techniques used by service technicians. An emphasis is placed on graduate students being nationally and EPA certified.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S.

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The Air Conditioning/Heating and Refrigeration Technology of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of classes designed to train students to meet employment requirements in the field of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating. This will include the installation, repair and maintenance of air conditioning/ refrigeration equipment. Included in this program is the study of residential and commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, gas and electric furnaces, and the design of air conditioning systems. Throughout the entire program and emphasis is place on current techniques used by service technicians. An emphasis is placed on graduate students being nationally and EPA certified. The program consists of 60 hours of coursework and commonly takes four semesters to complete when taken during the day.

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Carpenter

Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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This in-depth study of the construction industry will cover areas such as site preparation and layout, blueprint/specification reading, framing, cabinetry and millwork, plumbing, electricity, and heating/air conditioning. Students will be provided the necessary training required for entry-level positions in a variety of fields in the construction industry.

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Electrician

Electrical Technology Certificate

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The Electrical Technology certificate program offers a number of career options by providing students the opportunity to earn a one-year certificate. Most students go directly into the workforce or start their own business upon graduation from this program. Skills in electricity are useful in a number of different industrial and manufacturing jobs. The Electrical Technology program consists of 42 hours of coursework and commonly takes three semesters to complete.

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Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Electrical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in electrical technology. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program consists of 60 hours of coursework and commonly takes four semesters to complete when taken during the day. Studies range from safety and tools to planning, estimating and wiring.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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The welding course requires three semesters or twelve months for completion. The courses are one semester in length. Instruction is individualized and students in the same shop study different topics. We have added Virtual Welding with the addition of the Lincoln VRTEX 360 Simulators.

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Welding, A.A.S.

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The welding course requires three semesters or twelve months for completion. The courses are one semester in length. Instruction is individualized and students in the same shop study different topics. We have added Virtual Welding with the addition of the Lincoln VRTEX 360 Simulators.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Body Technician

Auto Body Technology Certificate

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The Auto Body Repair certificate program offers a number of career options by providing students the opportunity to earn a one-year certificate. Most of our students go directly into the workforce in technical or mechanical jobs, while some go on to start their own business. A background in auto body repair can be a valuable asset in a number of careers: collision repair technician, automotive detailer, insurance estimator, and custom auto builder/painter. The Auto Body Repair program consists of 42 hours of coursework and commonly takes three semesters to complete. Range of study varies from shop safety to metallurgy to paint restoration.

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Auto Body Technology, A.A.S.

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The Auto Body/Collision and Repair Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the auto body and collision repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program consists of 60 hours of coursework and commonly takes four semesters to complete when taken during the day. The range of study varies from vehicle safety systems to auto repair and repainting.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Maintenance and Automotive Repair Certificate

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The Automotive Maintenance and Light Automotive Repair Level 1 Certificate is a specialized program that allows students to fast track into the automotive industry. Students will be trained on the basic essentials that are necessary to start an automotive degree. Completing the Level 1 Certificate allows a student to work in jobs such as a vehicle service apprentice, a lubrication and chassis specialist, and other entry level automotive repair positions.

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Automotive Maintenance and Light Automotive Repair Certificate

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Automotive Technology Service Technician Certificate

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Completing a Level 1 Certificate allows a student to work in jobs such as trained vehicle service technician, as a specialty service technician, or any other intermediate level automotive repair profession. The Student must successfully complete the Maintenance and Light Automotive Repair Certificate as a prerequisite to this certificate.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanic’s theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science degree, which qualifies them as entry-level automotive technicians.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technology Certificate

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Students who earn certificates in their chosen concentration are encouraged to earn an Associate Degree in Transportation Technology by taking academic and related trades classes

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Diesel Technology, A.A.S.

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Diesel technology graduates have the skills to maintain all types of equipment; repair and maintain mine-related equipment including surface

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Truck Driver

Professional Driving Academy

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In a short amount of time, you can receive a credential that will lead to a high demand, professional career that pays well and provides benefits.

Located at the Texarkana College training site at TexAmericas Center in New Boston, Texas, our program will prepare you to take Department of Transportation exams, including the general knowledge, Class A and B, Combination Vehicle, and Air Brakes exams after only five weeks of training.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nurse Aide Certificate

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The Certified Nurse Aide Course at Texarkana College is a course designed to prepare students to take the state certification test with National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This 80 hour course prepares entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills and abilities essential to provide basic care to patients and/or residents of hospitals, assisted living and long-term care facilities as patient care technicians or home-health aides. The course consists of 80 classroom theory and lab instruction, and 64 hours of clinical experience. The following is required to register for the course and participants must present documentation before acceptance.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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Texarkana College is dedicated to facilitating the growth and development of enrolled students in becoming competent entry-level pharmacy technicians to function within the healthcare community they serve. Students will learn the theory of the pharmacy profession including both institutional and retail/community pharmacy essentials. Upon completion of this program, students will gain growth and development in becoming pharmacy technicians with high ethics, professionalism, effective communication skills, critical thinking skills, clinical competency, and the highest quality patient care in mind.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Vocational Nursing Certificate

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The Vocational Nursing (VN) program at Texarkana College was established in 1956. This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in health care. Students learn to provide direct nursing care to acutely and chronically ill patients within the health care settings. The role of the VN is to function under the leadership of registered nurses and physicians. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become Licensed Vocational Nurses. Employment settings include but are not limited to: hospitals, nursing homes, home health and physician offices.

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Child Development Certificate

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Child Development, A.A.S.

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Research proves that quality adult-child communication and interaction are necessary for optimal development and growth. The Texarkana College Child Development program offers a variety of courses that encourage and promote the teaching of the WHOLE child, including the physical cognitive, social, and emotional aspects.

Through course work and practical hands-on applications, students are provided the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Early Childhood Education History and current methodology. Students must have an overall C average and no less than a C in CDEC and TECA courses.

The programs are designed to help prepare students for careers in daycare management and teaching as well as Head Start and Teacher Aide positions.

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Early Childhood Training Certificate

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Administration, A.A.

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The Criminal Justice program is approved by the Coordinating Board and the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Areas of study include History and Development of Criminal Justice, Crime in America, Fundamentals of Criminal Law, The Courts and Criminal Procedure, Police Systems and Practices, Criminal Investigation, Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement, Correctional Systems and Practices, Juvenile Delinquency, Probation and Parole, Fingerprinting, Drug Abuse, Interviews and Confessions, and Firearms and Ammunition Identification. In addition, there are open discussions on current U.S. Supreme Court and other court rulings which relate to all criminal justice activities.

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Criminal Justice Administration, A.A.

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The Criminal Justice program is approved by the Coordinating Board and the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Areas of study include History and Development of Criminal Justice, Crime in America, Fundamentals of Criminal Law, The Courts and Criminal Procedure, Police Systems and Practices, Criminal Investigation, Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement, Correctional Systems and Practices, Juvenile Delinquency, Probation and Parole, Fingerprinting, Drug Abuse, Interviews and Confessions, and Firearms and Ammunition Identification. In addition, there are open discussions on current U.S. Supreme Court and other court rulings which relate to all criminal justice activities.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Administration, A.A.

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The Criminal Justice program is approved by the Coordinating Board and the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Areas of study include History and Development of Criminal Justice, Crime in America, Fundamentals of Criminal Law, The Courts and Criminal Procedure, Police Systems and Practices, Criminal Investigation, Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement, Correctional Systems and Practices, Juvenile Delinquency, Probation and Parole, Fingerprinting, Drug Abuse, Interviews and Confessions, and Firearms and Ammunition Identification. In addition, there are open discussions on current U.S. Supreme Court and other court rulings which relate to all criminal justice activities.

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Criminal Justice Administration, A.A.

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The Criminal Justice program is approved by the Coordinating Board and the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Areas of study include History and Development of Criminal Justice, Crime in America, Fundamentals of Criminal Law, The Courts and Criminal Procedure, Police Systems and Practices, Criminal Investigation, Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement, Correctional Systems and Practices, Juvenile Delinquency, Probation and Parole, Fingerprinting, Drug Abuse, Interviews and Confessions, and Firearms and Ammunition Identification. In addition, there are open discussions on current U.S. Supreme Court and other court rulings which relate to all criminal justice activities.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Administration, A.A.

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The Criminal Justice program is approved by the Coordinating Board and the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Areas of study include History and Development of Criminal Justice, Crime in America, Fundamentals of Criminal Law, The Courts and Criminal Procedure, Police Systems and Practices, Criminal Investigation, Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement, Correctional Systems and Practices, Juvenile Delinquency, Probation and Parole, Fingerprinting, Drug Abuse, Interviews and Confessions, and Firearms and Ammunition Identification. In addition, there are open discussions on current U.S. Supreme Court and other court rulings which relate to all criminal justice activities.

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Social Services Assistant

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling Certificate

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling, A.A.S.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Medical Technology Program offers applicants the option of pursuing a Paramedic Certificate or an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology. Candidates for the program are expected to be proficient in communication skills, math, science, computer, and learning skills as well as to have the physical and mental abilities to practice in EMS.

The Emergency Medical Technology program at Texarkana College prepares qualified applicants to be members of the emergency medical services team. The various preparation levels allow the applicant to choose basic or advanced knowledge and skill development. Successful completion at any level entitles the individual to receive a certificate of completion from Texarkana College and to be eligible for application to challenge the State and/or National certifying exams.

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EMT Paramedic Certificate

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Designed to prepare the EMT for Paramedic certification/licensure. Individualized clinical experience is designed to meet the needs of the person who is employed full-time. The state and national credentialing examinations, hosted at the end of the courses, are optional and are subject to credentialing agencies rules and regulations concerning applications and fees. This 12-month certificate program is designed to prepare the EMT for Paramedic certification / licensure in Arkansas, Texas, and National Registry. Individualized clinical experience is designed to meet the needs of the person who is employed full-time. The state and national credentialing examinations, hosted at the end of the courses, are optional and are subject to credentialing agencies rules and regulations concerning applications and fees.

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Hybrid EMT Academy Certificate

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Upon successful completion, candidates will be eligible to apply for National Registry EMT examination and certification. Our EMT courses are also approved by the Arkansas Department of Health, Section of EMS and the Texas Department of State Health Services. There are several pre-course requirements: including physical exams and immunizations, urine drug screens and background checks that must be done before you are accepted.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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So you live life in the fast lane, and you’d rather microwave than slow cook, and drive-thrus were made for you. Texarkana College Culinary Arts has a certificate plan just for you. In half the time of our Associate of Arts program, you can be out of class and into a career.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts program provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine, as well as an introduction to baking and pastries and garde manger. Managerial skills taught are purchasing, menu management, front of house operations, marketing/sales, hospitality supervision, nutrition, and leadership.

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Energy Industry

Power Generation Technician

Diesel Technology Certificate

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Students who earn certificates in their chosen concentration are encouraged to earn an Associate Degree in Transportation Technology by taking academic and related trades classes

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Diesel Technology, A.A.S.

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Diesel technology graduates have the skills to maintain all types of equipment; repair and maintain mine-related equipment including surface

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technology Certificate

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Students who earn certificates in their chosen concentration are encouraged to earn an Associate Degree in Transportation Technology by taking academic and related trades classes

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Diesel Technology, A.A.S.

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Diesel technology graduates have the skills to maintain all types of equipment; repair and maintain mine-related equipment including surface

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Technology/Instrumentation Advanced Certificate

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Electronics Technology/Instrumentation Basic Certificate

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Electronics Technology/Instrumentation, A.A.S.

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The Electronics Technology / Instrumentation program is an educational process of providing a student with lecture theory and laboratory time in basic electronics, instrumentation electronics, and control theory. There are “hands-on” labs throughout both programs (certificate and degree). A student will learn proficiency in utilizing a Digital Multi-Meter for electrical/electronic troubleshooting. The classes start with basics in Direct Current circuits, Alternating Current circuits, Digital Fundamentals, and progress through Solid State devices, Programmable Logic Controllers, and eventually include Industrial Processes, Control Theory, and Applications of Industrial Automatic Control.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial Maintenance/Multi-Craft, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Maintenance program allows the student to earn two one-year certificates (Entry and Advanced) as well as the opportunity to earn an associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Industrial Maintenance. The Industrial Maintenance field is a growing career field and the need for the number of Industrial Maintenance craft workers is projected to increase by almost 20% over the next ten years. The Certificates and the AAS degree are valuable assets for an individual when applying for an Industrial Maintenance position with most large to medium companies. The Certificates and AAS degree prove that you have the necessary training, experience, and education for their entry level positions. This gives you an advantage when applying for an open position.

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Contact Phone Number

903-823-3456

Address

2500 N Robison Rd
Texarkana, TX 75599
United States