Careers

Get a head start on college and a career!

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Secondary Career & Technical Education Center is an area secondary career center located on U of A Texarkana Campus, Arkansas High School Campus in Texarkana, and the U of A Hope Campus. The Secondary Career 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.

Secondary Career & Technical Education Center Brochure

Quick Facts:

  • The cost is FREE to students.
  • Taught by UAHT faculty members.
  • Earn college credit while still in high school.
  • Complete certificates while still in high school.
  • Located on the UA Texarkana Campus, Arkansas High Campus, and UA Hope Campus.

Statistics:

  • In Arkansas, students who concentrated in a CTE program of study were 21 percentage points more likely to graduate from high school than their peers.
  • 91% of parents of CTE students were satisfied with the way CTE helps their children get a leg up on their future careers.
  • 78% of CTE concentrators enroll in postsecondary education full-time immediately after graduating high school.

Participating Schools Include:

  • Arkansas High School
  • Arkansas Virtual Academy
  • Ashdown High School
  • Fouke High School
  • Genoa Central High school
  • Blevins High School
  • Hope High School
  • Lafayette County High School
  • Nevada High School
  • Prescott High School
  • Spring Hill High School
-HVAC (UA Hope Only)
       *Certificate of Proficiency in HVAC (14 Credit hours)
–  Industrial Equipment Technologies
        *Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Maintenance Technology (13 Credit hours)
–  Information Technology:  Coding
         *Certificate of Proficiency in Information Technology (12 Credit hours)
–  Medical Professions – Certified Nursing Assistant
          *Certificate of Proficiency in Certified Nursing Assistant (6 Credit hours)
–  Medical Professions – General Health
          *Students earn 12 credit hours toward a Technical Certificate in Health Professions
–  Medical Professions – Emergency Medical Technician
          *Certificate of Proficiency in Emergency Medical Technician (7 Credit hours)
–  Basic Welding (Year 1)
           *Certificate of Proficiency in Welding Technology (10 Credit hours)
–  Construction Welding (Year 2) (UA Hope Campus Only)
           *Certificate of Proficiency in Construction Welding (13 Credit hours)

 

Program Courses:

Certificate of Proficiency in HVAC (14 Credit hours)
  • ELEC 1104 Basic Electricity
  • HVAC 1002 Tubing and Piping
  • HVAC 1204 Principles of Refrigeration
  • HVAC 1804 Residential Systems
Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Maintenance Technology (13 Credit hours)
  • ELEC 1104 Basic Electricity
  • GTAS 1112 General Tool & Safety
  • INMT 1404 Mechanical Devices & Systems
  • INMT 1003 Blueprint Reading
Certificate of Proficiency in Information Technology: Coding (12 Credit hours)
  • CISS 1013 Introduction to Computers
  • CISS 1203 Ethics in Technology
  • CISS 1213 Concepts of Coding
  • CISS 1013 Intro to Computers
  • CISS 1503 Intro to Web Design
  • CISS 2103 Application Programming
  • CISS 2013 Advanced Web Design
Certificate of Proficiency in Certified Nursing Assistant (6 Credit hours)
  • CNAP 1001 CNA I
  • CNAP 1004 CNA II
  • CNAP 1101 CNA III
General Health (Prerequisite for CNA & EMT)
  • BIOL 1003 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology I
  • MEDL 2103 Medical Terminology
  • BIOL 1013 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology II
  • MEDL 1003 Introduction in Health Care Systems
Certificate of Proficiency in Emergency Medical Technician (7 Credit hours)
  • EMPT 1003 Introduction to EMS
  • EMPT 1004 Emergency Medical Technician
Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Welding (10 Credit hours)
  • WELD 1003 Basic Welding
  • GTAS 1112 General Tool & Safety
  • WELD 1503 MIG Welding
  • WELD 1502 TIG Welding
Certificate of Proficiency in Construction Welding (13 Credit hours)
  • WELD 1302 Metallurgy
  • WELD 1204 Intro to Arc Welding
  • WELD 1104 Pipe and Structural
  • IMNT 1003 Blueprint Reading

Prospective students apply for admission to the UAHT Career Center programs through their local high school counselors.

Admission is based on the following:

  1. Minimum 2.0 GPA
  2. School Attendance Requirements
  3. School Discipline Record
  4. Minimum Accuplacer or ACT Test Scores
    • Tier 1 (Medical Professions and CNA required): ACT 15 in Reading, English, and Math or Accuplacer 231 in Reading, English, and Quantitative Analysis.
    • Tier 2: ACT 13 in Reading, English, and Math or Accuplacer 214 in Reading, English, and Quantitative Analysis.
    • EMT students must have an ACT 16 or Accuplacer equivalent.

Hope Campus Career Center Application (closed)

Texarkana Campus Career Center Application (closed)

Contact Mikki Curtis, Dean of Secondary Programs, at 870-722-8133 or mikki.curtis@uaht.edu for more information.
Rebecca Black
Rebecca Black
Administrative Assistant
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Mikki Curtis
Mikki Curtis
Dean of Secondary Programs
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