Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Career Pathways students in cap and gowns

Contact Us

Career Pathways Office
1515 Pioneer Dr.
Harrison, AR 72601
Office M154, South Campus
Phone — (870) 391-3153
Fax — (870) 391-3151

Are you a parent?

Career Pathways changes lives. We can help you get your GED, go to college or get career training such as Certified Nursing Assistant training. The program is designed to help you overcome barriers that may have kept you from getting the training and education you need. Career Pathways offers:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Child Care
  • Transportation
  • Career advising
  • Job search after training

Career Pathways also will provide academic and personal advising, remediation in preparation for college entrance exams, tutoring, access to a computer lab, referrals to outside assistance agencies and coordination with other North Arkansas College assistance programs.

Approximately 80 percent of students enrolled in Career Pathways who successfully complete a certificate or degree remain employed in their chosen field after two years. Additionally, the number of successful students who no longer rely on governmental assistance and entitlements continues to grow each year.


Eligibility and Application

To be eligible, you must be a parent of a child under 21 and meet the income guidelines at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty limit (example: family of four - maximum income is $69,375). For households with more than 8 people, add $4,480 for each additional person.

Family SizeAnnual Salary
1Maximum income - $33,975
2Maximum income - $45,775
3Maximum income - $57,575
4Maximum income - $69,375
5Maximum income - $81,175
6Maximum income - $92,975
7Maximum income - $104,775
8Maximum income - $116,575
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 for each additional person.

Career Pathways mom and daughter

Applying for Career Pathways is easy. Fill out our online form to see if you qualify.



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Forms and Links

Arkansas Department of Human Services

Arkansas JobLink

Approved Daycare Search

Arkansas Career Pathways logo

North Arkansas College is a participating college in the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative (CPI).