New Concurrent Technical Program
Posted: April 2017
The county wide partnership between local school districts, UACCM and School Counts! is a win-win for students in Conway County. Students enrolled in technical programs at UACCM are able to make progress toward a college degree while earning high school credits at the same time. This was an opportunity offered at little or no cost to students with the tuition and fees being split between UACCM, the student’s high school, and the School Counts! Initiative. This program is available for juniors and seniors and allows students to gain important career skills that only help them personally while improving the workforce for Conway County.
UACCM admissions office has commented about the maturity of the high school students and the increased level of involvement with campus activities. Faculty members have mentioned how concurrent students seem to fit right in and they are unaware of which students are high school concurrent students versus regular college students. One local counselor mentions that this opportunity is not only teaching students about the technical/hands on side of the program but also allows students to experience great life skills in time management, quality work, goal setting, and allows students to build relationships before entering the industry for a career.
The following technical programs are currently offered for students: Auto Service Technology; Business; Computer Information Systems; Drafting; Early Childhood Education ; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC); Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance; Surveying; and Welding. Students interested in this program who will be a junior or senior during the 2017-2018 school year should speak to their counselor or call Luke Kordsmeier at UACCM at 501-354-7573.