North Arkansas College

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North Arkansas College is a comprehensive, public two-year college located in Harrison, Arkansas, in the United States. North Arkansas College provides a variety of educational opportunities to the citizens of Boone, Carroll, Marion, Searcy, Newton, and Madison counties in northern Arkansas. Northark has three campuses in Harrison and one in Berryville, Arkansas.

Students[edit]

Students enrolled in degree and certificate program average 27 years of age. Northark has an enrollment of 40% male and 60% female. Seventy-five percent of Northark students receive some form of financial aid. Fall 2011 headcount enrollment was 2,307.

Faculty and Staff[edit]

Northark employs 201 full-time faculty and staff and approximately 205 part-time faculty and staff.

The college's enrollment was 1,816 students in fall 1999, and 2,429 students in fall of 2009, a 34% increase, or about 3% a year.

Accreditation[edit]

North Arkansas College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

In 2005, the College moved from a traditional model of accreditation to the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). This model is a quality-based continuous improvement model based on the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award Program. It is managed through the HLC, a commission of the NCA.[1]

Degrees and Certificates[edit]

The College offers a variety of Associate degrees and certificates.[2]

Degrees[edit]

  • Associate (AA)
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)
    • Middle School Language Arts/Social Studies Specialty
    • Middle School Math/Science Specialty
    • PreK-4th Grade
  • Associate of Science (AS)
    • Associate of Science Degree in Agriculture
    • Associate of Science Degree in Business
  • Associate of General Studies (AGS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
    • Biomedical Electronics Technology
    • Business Administration Emphasis in Accounting
    • Business Administration Emphasis in Administrative Support
    • Business Administration Emphasis in Management
    • Engineering Technology
    • General Technology
    • Information Technology Emphasis in Digital Media
    • Information Technology Emphasis in Network/Systems Administration
    • Information Technology Emphasis in Software Development
    • Medical Laboratory Technology
    • Nursing LPN to RN Track
    • Nursing RN
    • Paramedic
    • Radiological Technology
    • Surgical Technology

Certificates[edit]

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Support
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Construction Equipment Operation
  • Construction Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • General Studies
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Network/Systems Administration
  • Paramedic
  • Practical Nursing (January)
  • Practical Nursing (August)
  • Pre-Allied Health
  • Small Business Management
  • Software Development
  • Surgical Technology
  • Welding Technology

Certificates of Proficiency[edit]

  • Applied Programming
  • Building Performance Analyst
  • Certification Welding
  • Climate Control Manual Drive Trains Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Construction Equipment Operation
  • Construction Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Engineering Technology
  • Gas Engine Repair and Brake Technology
  • GMAW Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Pre-Allied Health
  • SMAW Welding Technology
  • Truck Driving
  • Welding Technology
  • Wood Manufacturing Technology

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northark Academic Quality Improvement". North Arkansas College. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Degree Plans". North Arkansas College. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°13′16″N 93°05′18″W / 36.2210°N 93.0882°W / 36.2210; -93.0882