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.

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.


  • 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
  • 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

Industrial Equipment Technologies
Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Maintenance Technology (13 Credit Hours)

Medical Professions General Health Option
Students earn 12 credit hours toward a Technical Certificate in Health Professions

Medical Professions Certified Nursing Assistant Option
Certificate of Proficiency in Certified Nursing Assistant (6 Credit Hours)

Welding Technology
Certificate of Proficiency in Welding Technology (10 Credit Hours)


Program Courses:

Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Maintenance Technology

  • ELEC 1104 Basic Electricity
  • GTAS 1112 General Tool & Safety
  • INMT 1404 Mechanical Devices & Systems
  • INMT 1003 Blueprint Reading

General Health (Prerequisite for CNA)

  • BIOL 1003 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology I
  • MEDL 1003 Introduction to Health Care Systems
  • BIOL 1013 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology II
  • MEDL 2103 Medical Terminology

Certificate of Proficiency in Certified Nursing Assistant

  • CNAP 1001 CNA 1
  • CNAP 1004 CNA II
  • CNAP 1101 CNA III

Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Welding

  • WELD 1003 Basic Welding
  • GTAS 1112 General Tool & Safety
  • WELD 1503 MIG Welding
  • WELD 1502 TIG Welding

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

Admission is based on the following:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • School Attendance Requirements
  • School Discipline Record
  • Minimum Accuplacer or ACT Test Scores
Rebecca Black
Rebecca Black
Administrative Assistant
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Mikki Curtis
Mikki Curtis
Dean of Secondary Programs
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