Programs Of Study
AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY
The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology program includes courses in electricity, motors, domestic refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning. Students will learn to install, service, and repair air conditioning and heating units in homes, schools, and commercial and industrial businesses. Students will learn about energy efficiency and green principles.
Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems consist of many mechanical, electrical, and electronic components, including motors, compressors, pumps, fans, ducts, pipes, thermostats, and switches. Technicians must be able to maintain, diagnose, and correct problems throughout the entire system. They follow blueprints, design specifications, and manufacturer’s instructions to install motors, compressors, condensing units, evaporators, piping, and other components.
The program requires electrical theory, and a solid math background would be beneficial.
AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
The Automotive Collision Repair Technology program provides training for students in the following areas of auto body repair: body and frame construction, metal repair, and refinishing techniques. Students will be taught to repair frames and plastic; replace glass; prepare computerized estimates; and use various hand and power tools to prepare, finish, and paint damaged surfaces. Seminars from industry representatives, such as PPG, DuPont, and 3M, may be held periodically.
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY
Formal training in the automotive field is becoming more important due to the advances in technology and changes in the structures, components, and materials used in automobiles. Certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the recognized standard of achievement for auto repair technicians. To become certified, a technician must pass a written examination and must have at least two years experience (completion of a post-secondary program in automotive repair may be substituted for one year of work experience).
UACCM’s Automotive Service Technology program teaches the eight ASE test areas. The courses cover the auto from the front bumper to the rear bumper. Students will learn to diagnose trouble accurately through use of electronic computer boards and computerized equipment. Students will receive classroom instruction that will go along with the hands-on training assignments that are completed in the shop. Reading, basic math, and computer skills are essential to success since auto repair requires such precision. Major tools needed for this program are provided.
UACCM awards an Associate of Applied Science in Business. The A.A.S. in Business degree provides a foundation to prepare students to enter the workforce in this particular field. The three options in business are accounting, business office technology, and retail marketing. The option does not appear on the diploma but will appear on the transcript. Only one Associate of Applied Science degree in Business can be awarded.
The Associate of Applied Science degree with an Accounting emphasis prepares students for entry-level accounting or bookkeeping positions.
The Associate of Applied Science degree with a Business Office Technology emphasis provides students with an in-depth knowledge of business, computer, and communication skills necessary for today's office professional. Students will acquire skills to assist them in working with others and handling administrative responsibilities.
The Associate of Applied Science degree with a Retail Marketing emphasis prepares students for entry-level and middle management positions in marketing for business and industry. Students will acquire skills to assist them in the various aspects of management and marketing. This degree also prepares students for small-business ownership.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program is designed to provide students with computer repair, networking, and programming skills that will prepare them for careers in today’s information technology (IT) field.
With an emphasis on industry-standard certifications, the CIS program provides an in-depth understanding of the skills employers are looking for in their IT staff. This program is not just classroom-based; students learn in a hands-on laboratory environment that provides real-world experience in applying the knowledge they have gained.
The Drafting program at UACCM examines a wide range of drafting and design experiences to better prepare students for entry-level positions in the drafting industry. The program introduces students to the drafting profession, principles, and the technology used within the different drafting fields. Throughout the program, students learn and work with the following computer-aided drafting and 3-D modeling programs: AutoCAD, Inventor Professional, Revit Suite, and SDS/2. Students learn basic techniques for residential and commercial drafting, structural steel drafting, machine and mechanical drafting, and engineering drafting. Realistic projects and working with clients are incorporated into the semester projects. The Drafting program curriculum includes the study of design concepts and sustainability theories to give students an edge in today’s workplace.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
The Early Childhood Development (ECD) program combines classroom study and field experience with children from birth to eight years of age. Students gain an understanding of the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth and development of all children within an inclusive environment.
Field experiences are gained through UACCM’s Earle Love Child Study Center - a fully licensed child care center - and other quality sites.
UACCM is one of only three community colleges in Arkansas whose ECD program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Completion of the A.A.S. program includes 340 hours in field experience.
This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Kindergarten through Sixth grade or a Middle-Level Education degree. This plan is not a guarantee the student will be admitted into a teacher education program at a four-year institution.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
The EMT 1008 course offered in the Emergency Medical Technician program is an introduction to the study of emergency medical services and the basic principles, procedures, and techniques of pre-hospital emergency care. Course content includes medical, legal, and ethical topics; patient assessment; medical and traumatic injuries; emergencies with emphasis on life-threatening conditions; airway and ventilation skills; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and spinal immobilization and splinting.
Instruction includes a minimum of 120 contact hours of lecture and 48 hours of clinical practice, which includes 24 hours in the emergency room setting and a minimum of six emergency calls with an ambulance service. The course is based on the National Standard Curriculum Guidelines as developed by the Department of Transportation. Successful completion of this course prepares the student to apply for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician examination.
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
The Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance program is designed to prepare students in general electromechanical safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting practices that are applicable to multiple industrial settings. Students will be trained to perform a variety of skills to repair, install, adjust, and do preventive maintenance to high-tech industrial machinery. After successful completion of the program, students should be able to enter the workplace and fill highly-skilled positions which require a technician to install, operate, support, upgrade and/or maintain the software, hardware, automated equipment and systems that many companies are dependent upon.
UACCM is authorized to award an Associate of Arts in General Education degree. The A.A. in General Education degree provides a foundation to prepare students for a bachelor's degree program. A student's advisor can help select courses for focus areas in art, history, psychology, secondary education, etc. Only the listing of Associate of Arts in General Education will appear on the transcript and diploma
The Certificate of General Studies is designed for students who are taking general education courses at UACCM but plan to transfer to another college before completing an associate degree or bachelor's degree
The Associate of General Studies degree is intended to serve as a flexible program option for students whose needs cannot be met by other programs.
UACCM is authorized to award an Associate of General Studies. The AGS degree provides a foundation to prepare students for a bachelor's degree program, direct employment, or educational enrichment. Your advisor can help you select classes toward a health-related focus area. Only the listing of Associate of General Studies will appear on the transcript and diploma.
UACCM is authorized to award an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts degree. The AS in Liberal Arts degree provides a foundation to prepare the student for a bachelor's degree program. Your advisor can help you select classes in specific focus areas such as music, computer information systems, health-related careers, mathematics, etc. Only the listing of Associate of Science in Liberal Arts will appear on the transcript and diploma.
The Nursing Assistant program, approved by the Department of Health, Office of Long Term Care, is a program that consists of classroom instruction and skills training. The skills training is a combination of skills demonstration and skills performance in the clinical area with residents of a long term care facility.
The Practical Nursing program prepares students to take the national licensure exam for practical nurses to be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Students spend time in the classroom and in clinical experiences. Clinical labs are completed in nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Clinical practicum is planned to provide students with varied experiences; therefore, students may have a portion of their clinical experience in facilities in Morrilton, Conway, Russellville or other areas as needed.
Surveyors are experts at measurement. They establish official land boundaries; write descriptions of land for deeds, easements and leases; and measure construction and mineral sites. Students in the surveying program will learn to operate a variety of surveying equipment, including automatic levels, total stations, and global positioning system (GPS). Instruction covers procedures and computations involved in boundary, route and construction surveys as well as preparing legal documents, plats, maps, and reports.
Students graduating with the A.A.S. degree are recommended to take the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam soon after graduation. Passing the FS exam earns one a professional license as a surveyor intern (SI). After receiving board-approved experience while working in the surveying industry, individuals are allowed to take the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PPS) exam. Passing the PPS exam is the final step in the process of becoming a professional surveyor (PS).
As one of the original areas of training offered since 1963, the UACCM Surveying program is one of only three surveying programs in Arkansas.
Students may complete requirements for a Certificate of Proficiency and/or a Technical Certificate in Welding Technology. The certificate of proficiency and the technical certificate programs include training in arc welding, metal composition, blueprint reading, layout and fabrication. Welders use hand welding and flame cutting equipment to fabricate components of various products to dimensions specified by layouts, work orders or blueprints.
To complete graduation requirements for your degree, you should refer to the curriculum from the Catalog that was current for the year you enrolled or declared your major.
Below is a list of degree options at UACCM. Click on a degree to find out more information about it.
University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute Cooperative Degree Programs
Crime Scene Investigation(Must be a current Arkansas Law Enforcement Officer)
Law Enforcement Administration
(Must be a current Arkansas Law Enforcement Officer)