The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Secondary Career & Technical Education Center offers FREE college credit to several area high schools. If a student will be entering 11th or 12th-grade next school year at one of the following high schools, they can sign up now for UAHT Secondary Career Center classes. The application deadline June 1, 2021. To apply, make an appointment with your high school counselor.

Participating schools include:

  • Arkansas High
  • Arkansas Virtual Academy
  • Ashdown
  • Blevins
  • Fouke
  • Genoa Central
  • Hope
  • Lafayette County
  • Nevada
  • Prescott
  • Spring Hill

The UAHT Secondary Career & Technical Education Center is an area secondary career center located on UA Texarkana Campus, Arkansas High School Campus in Texarkana, and the UA Hope campus. The Center provides area high school juniors and seniors with the unique opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school at no charge. The Center’s curriculum serves as an extension of the high school curriculum offerings by providing students with hands-on experiences in a variety of career fields taught by UAHT Faculty.

Certificates of Proficiency are offered in the following areas:

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (UA Hope campus only)
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Information Technology: Coding
  • General Health (Prerequisite for CNA and EMT)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Welding – Basic
  • Welding – Construction (UA Hope campus only)

To schedule an Accuplacer exam, make an appointment with your high school counselor or career coach.

Secondary Career & Technical Education Center Brochure

For more information visit, or contact Mikki Curtis, Director, at 870-722-8133 or .


UA Hope-Texarkana CNC Milling Machine
Cimmaron Morris, Industrial Maintenance Technology Instructor, training a student on one of the college’s Haas Mini Mill computer numerical control (CNC) vertical milling machines.