Northark Technical Center

Northark Technical Center

NTC

The Northark Technical Center (NTC) is based on North Arkansas College‚Äôs 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.

Programs available to high school students at the Northark Technical Center include:
The Robotics and 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 Certificate of Proficiency in Workforce Technology
  • Northark Certificate of Proficiency in Manufacturing Technology
  • Northark Certificate of Proficiency in Electronics Technology
  • Northark Technical Certificate in General Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification
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 Certificate of Proficiency in Gas Engine Repair & Brake Technology
  • Northark Technical Certificate in General Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification
  • SP2 Certifications
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 Certificate of Proficiency in Collision Repair Technology
  • Northark Certificate in General Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification
  • SP2 Certifications
  • I-CAR Certifications
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 Certificate of Proficiency in Construction Technology
  • Northark Certificate of Proficiency in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Northark Certificate of Proficiency in Workforce Technology
  • Northark Technical Certificate in General Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification
  • NCCER Certifications
The Health Professions program prepares high school students for careers in healthcare 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 Certificate of Proficiency in Nursing Assistant
  • Northark Certificate of Proficiency in Administrative Medical Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician
  • CNA State Certification
  • EMT State License
  • CPR Certification
The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program prepares students for careers in the maintenance and installation of residential and commercial HVAC systems. This program prepares students for the American Refrigeration Institute Certification Examination that students must pass to become licensed technicians. HVAC internships are available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the HVAC industry.
The Outdoor Power Equipment program provides entry-level knowledge and skills to set up, operate and maintain outdoor equipment and technologies commonly used in this industry, including but not limited to mowing equipment, spraying equipment, small engines, ATVs, and UTVs. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for:

  • OSHA Safety Certification
  • Northark Certificate of Proficiency in Workforce Technology
  • Northark Technical Certificate in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology
  • Northark Technical Certificate in General Technology
The Welding 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 Certificate of Proficiency in Welding Applications & Procedures
  • Northark Certificate of Proficiency in Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Northark Certificate of Proficiency in Workforce Technology
  • Northark Technical Certificate in General Technology
  • OSHA Safety Certification
  • NCCER Certifications
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