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.
Heating, air conditioning 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.
Knowledge of electronics is helpful, as well as having a mechanical aptitude. Students need a solid math background – program requires Applied Technical Math.
AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
The Automotive Collision Repair 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, do plastic repair, replace glass, prepare computerized estimates, and use various hand and power tools to prepare, finish, and paint damaged surfaces. The program also covers customized paint jobs and vehicle restoration.
Seminars from paint manufacturers, such as PPG or DuPont, will be held periodically. Base coat, clear coat, pearls, and candies are all included in the program. Students will spray a number of vehicles from start to finish while enrolled in the program and, during the second, third, & fourth semesters, students may bring their own vehicles.
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 Technology program teaches the eight Automotive Service Excellence (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. There is an hour each day of classroom instruction, and the lab time is spent working on autos in our well-equipped 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. Basic hand tools are provided by the student.
UACCM's Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology is the only program in the state of Arkansas that teaches gear trains and automatic transmission repair.
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 emerging 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 Dietary Management program is designed for individuals who wish to obtain the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) credential. The program follows the curriculum prescribed by the Dietary Managers Association (DMA), which is the national professional organization for dietary managers.
The Dietary Management program consists of classroom instruction and field experiences. Field experiences will be scheduled on an individual basis. Students working in a health-related facility may be able to complete their field experience at their places of employment. Successful completion of this program will enable the student to take the exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager.
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 computer-aided drafting and 3-D modeling programs AutoCAD, Inventor Professional, and Revit Architecture. Students gain experience in residential and structural drafting, machine drafting, and pre-engineering drafting through the creation of realistic projects. The drafting program curriculum includes the study of design concepts and sustainability theories to gives students an edge in today's workplace.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
The Early Childhood Development program combines classroom study and field experience with children birth to 8-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.
Completion of the AAS program includes 340 hours in field experience.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
The EMT 1008 course taught 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/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.
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.
The Petroleum Technology program is designed to prepare students with a general education foundation and technical competencies for employment opportunities in the emerging and expanding natural gas drilling, gathering, and field operations industry.
The program provides specialized education in oil and gas exploration, production, and development. It is designed for individuals pursuing jobs and careers in the Fayetteville Shale play, one of the country's largest known unconventional reserves of natural gas.
** This Associate of Applied Science degree program in Petroleum Technology is the only such program offered in the state of Arkansas.
Surveyors establish official boundaries, write descriptions of land for deeds 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 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 allowed to take the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam during their last semester at UACCM. Passing the FS exam and completing the degree earns licensure as a Surveyor Intern. After two years of Board-approved experience, graduates are allowed to take the Principles and Practice of Surveying Exam. Passing the PPS exam is the final step in the process of becoming a Professional Surveyor.
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has approved this degree plan as listed. Furthermore, Arkansas four-year universities have agreed to "accept and apply all AAT courses toward the total semester credit hours required for the bachelor's degree in Middle School or P-4 Education" and to "admit qualified AAT students to the College of Education with junior status.
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. Students may complete requirements for a Certificate of Proficiency in structural welding or pipe welding or a Technical Certificate in welding technology.
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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)