Programs Of Study
AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY
The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) program includes courses in electricity, motors, residential and commercial 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.
Air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems consist of many mechanical, electrical, and electronic components, including motors, compressors, pumps, fans, ducts, pipes, thermostats, and switches. Our HVAC graduates will be able to maintain, diagnose, and correct problems throughout an entire system, including modern industry challenges such as energy audits, green principles, and energy efficiency. Students follow blueprints, design specifications, and manufacturer’s instructions to install motors, compressors, condensing units, evaporators, piping, and other components all while using the newest technology.
Students receive extensive hands-on experience, including servicing more than 100 units on campus.
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY
Formal training in the automotive field has become 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 automotive 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 covers the operation, maintenance, and repair of the modern vehicle. Students will learn to troubleshoot issues accurately using high-tech diagnostic equipment on a diverse fleet of vehicles. Students will receive classroom instruction that complement 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. Throughout the program, students have the ability to earn industry-recognized certifications.
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 administrative 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 provides students with a foundation in basic accounting principles and applications. The program prepares students to work as payroll officers, accounts receivable/payable clerks, personalized tax preparers, and other professions not requiring a four-year degree.
The Associate of Applied Science degree with a Business Administrative 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.
COLLISION REPAIR and Refinishing TECHNOLOGY
The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program prepares students to enter the workforce with skills such as body and frame restoration, metal repair, refinishing processes, and computerized estimates. Training includes the use of various hand and power tools to prepare, finish, and paint damaged surfaces. Hands-on experience also covers emerging repair techniques, including plastic welding and aluminum repair. Throughout the program, students will have the ability to earn several industry-recognized certifications.
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; instruction takes place in a hands-on laboratory environment that provides real-world experience in applying the skills employers are looking for.
The Drafting program at UACCM examines a wide range of drafting and design experiences to prepare students for entry-level positions in the drafting industry. The program introduces students to the drafting profession, principles, and 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. 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.
Drafting Instructor Jayson Millheim said, “If it can be made, designed, or built, or if you wear it, read it, drive it, or live in it, a drafter was involved with it.”
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.
Completion of the A.A.S. program includes 330 hours of field experience, all of which is 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).
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 Technology program is designed to prepare students in general multi-craft maintenance, electromechanical troubleshooting, and safety 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 or maintain the equipment and systems that many companies today are dependent on.
UACCM is authorized to award an Associate of Arts in General Education degree. The AA in General Education degree provides a foundation to prepare students for a bachelor’s degree program. Your advisor can help you 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 A.G.S. 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. In order to graduate with an A.S. Liberal Arts degree, the degree MUST be accompanied by a 2+2 plan. Your advisor can help you select an appropriate 2+2 Plan for seamless transition to a four-year institution. Only the listing of Associate of Science in Liberal Arts will appear on the transcript and diploma.
The Practical Nursing program prepares students to take the national licensure exam for practical nurses to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). 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.
Our Registered Nursing graduates are employed quickly after graduation in all areas of health care, including acute care and long-term care settings. Many of these students choose to further their education and gain acceptance into BSN programs. The consortium has established agreements with many institutions within the state to seamlessly transfer to their bachelor’s degree nursing programs.
UACCM is among eight community colleges that make up the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC), a program fully approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. Students receive their education via Internet-based compressed video and live-streaming, which allows for full-time interaction with instructors.
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 be trained to operate surveying equipment, including automatic levels, total stations, and global positioning system (GPS) receivers. 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 two surveying programs in Arkansas.
UACCM’s Welding Technology program is creating a gateway to a host of career opportunities in the welding industry. The program provides training for students in the following areas of welding: welding safety, shielded metal arc (Stick Welding) welding, gas metal arc (MIG) welding, gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding, advanced tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding, and blueprint reading. Students will be provided the opportunity to apply knowledge from theory-based classes to practical exercises in the lab. Students spend a significant amount of their time in classes learning the different welding processes by actually welding in the lab. Students are graded based on their welding performances and held to the same standards outlined in the D1.1 qualification standards. Welding businesses and the service companies that support the industry need highly-skilled employees who are knowledgeable of the latest equipment and have hands-on training and education in the latest advancements of technology in the field of welding. A Certificate of Proficiency, Technical Certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding will better prepare students for employment opportunities in the industry.
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)