Northark Technical Center

The Northark Technical Center (NTC) is based on North Arkansas College’s North Campus and provides area high school juniors and seniors with the unique opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.  The curriculum provides students with hands-on training in several technical fields.

The Center serves area high schools in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties.

Services are provided at no cost to students. Books, tuition and fees are provided through NTC and funded by a training fee paid by local school districts and funds provided through the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

The programs provided by NTC lead to a professional certification or a certificate of proficiency from North Arkansas College. NTC classes are credited for the student at both the high school and college level. Students can finish their NTC programs with as many as 30 college hours toward a higher degree or certification.

Northark Technical Center Application

Northark Tech Center Student Handbook

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    Northark Technical Center

    Free to Students

    Services are provided at no cost to students. Books, tuition and fees are provided through NTC and funded by a training fee paid by local school districts and funds provided through the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

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    Earn College Credit

    The Northark Technical Center (NTC) is based on North Arkansas College’s North Campus and provides area high school juniors and seniors with the unique opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.  The curriculum provides students with hands-on training in several technical fields. The center serves area high schools in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties.

Programs available to high school students at the Northark Technical Center include:

Advanced Manufacturing 
The Advanced Manufacturing program prepares high school students for entry-level positions in manufacturing industries, or to continue their education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for:

  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Workforce Technology
  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Manufacturing Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification

Automotive Service Technology  
The Automotive Service Technology program prepares high school students for entry-level positions as Automotive Service Technicians, or to continue their education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for:

  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Gas Engine Repair & Brake Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification
  • SP2 Certifications

Collision Repair Technology  
The Collision Repair Technology program prepares high school students for entry-level positions in the Collision Repair industry, or to continue their education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for:

  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Collision Repair Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification
  • SP2 Certifications
  • I-CAR Certifications

Construction Technology
The Construction Technology program prepares the student for entry-level positions in the construction industry, or to continue their education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for:

  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Construction Technology
  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Workforce Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification
  • NCCER Certifications

Medical Professions Education
The Medical Professions Education program prepares high school students for careers in health care professions, including jobs as Administrative Medical Assistants, Certified Nursing Assistants and Emergency Medical Technicians. Courses taken also prepare students to continue their education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for:

  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Nursing Assistant
  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Administrative Medical Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician
  • CPR Certification

Welding Technology
The Welding Technology program prepares high school students for entry-level positions in the welding industry, or to continue their education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for:

  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Welding Applications & Procedures
  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Northark College Certificate of Proficiency in Workforce Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification
  • NCCER Certifications