Gainful Employment

The Department of Business, Technology, and Public Safety Technologies is home to the following programs.


AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: To prepare Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Apprentices for entry-level employment in a wide range of construction, maintenance and service positions in busi­ness and industry.  Graduates are eligible to take the test offered by the Air Conditioning and Refrigera­tion Institute to be certified as an Entry-Level HVAC(R) Technician.  Safety is stressed in all aspects of this program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Accounting Option

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program emphasis is on basic accounting principles and related computer skills, which prepare the student for general accounting careers. Multiple exercises are used to give the students practical experience in the field of accounting.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Business Management Option

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This program is designed to prepare the student for a career in Business Management. A variety of courses are offered that prepare students to work in different levels of business including management, supervision, and small business management.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Office Administration Option

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program emphasis is on varied microcomputer skills and related office skills needed for word processing, data entry, and other related positions.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The CIS program is designed to provide hands-on training in   the areas of operating systems, applications, programming languages, and web design.  The student will learn programming languages, scripting languages, markup languages, and related technologies.  Common occupations in this field include computer support and operations, software development, data entry technician, systems analysts, web development, and webmaster. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


COMPUTER NETWORK TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This program is designed to prepare individuals to administer computer networks in a variety of work environments.  Coursework will prepare the individual for network certification exams.  Graduates will be prepared to provide high-end, solution-based, technical support.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.

NOTE:  Students requiring developmental courses based upon their ACT, or Compass scores are highly encouraged to complete those courses prior to enrolling in first semester courses.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This program is designed to give the student a variety of skills related to the field of Criminal Justice.  Students can concentrate on courses relating to Law Enforcement, Corrections, or any combination of electives to fit that student’s career needs.  This program does not replace the Law Enforcement or Corrections academies but is designed to enhance the skills of individuals in criminal justice fields or provide academic instruction to those interested in criminal justice.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE

PRE-PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM

CERTIFICATES AND DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR ARKANSAS’ LAW ENFORCEMENT
In Cooperation with the Criminal Justice Institute of the University of Arkansas System

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Students enrolled in this program of study must be current law enforcement officers eligible to attend advanced courses presented by the Criminal Justice Institute of the University of Arkansas System, complete basic law enforcement training at an ACLAST accredited academy, and the general education component of the program provided by Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK College). SEARK College will grant credit and award certificate and associate degrees for Crime Scene Investigation/Law Enforcement Administration programs in partnership with the Criminal Justice Institute. Students must successfully complete a minimum number of general education credit hours for each certificate and the Associate of Applied Science degree at SEARK College before credit for any Criminal Justice Institute courses will be placed on the student’s transcript.

Crime Scene Investigation Associate of Applied Science in partnership with the Criminal Justice Institute of the University of Arkansas System

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


DRAFTING AND COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
Mechanical Option

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Prepares Drafting and Computer Aided Design Technicians for entry-level employment in architectural, engineering or manufacturing environments. This program uses the latest versions of Computer Aided Drafting software, 3D Studio, and other software to provide students with cutting edge skills.  This program is designed to operate in an “open lab” environment that provides flexibility and one-on-one instruction in the use of software and drafting skills.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


DRAFTING AND COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
Architectural Option

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Prepares Drafting and Computer Aided Design Technicians for entry-level employment in architectural, engineering or manufacturing environments. This program uses the latest versions of Computer Aided Drafting software, 3D Studio, and other software to provide students with cutting edge skills.  This program is designed to operate in an “open lab” environment that provides flexibility and one-on-one instruction in the use of software and drafting skills.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


EARLY CHILDHOOD PARAPROFESSIONAL TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Early Childhood Paraprofessional Technology (ECDT) program is designed to provide childcare providers and instructional assistants with the knowledge and skills to meet the physical, mental, social, emotional, and developmental needs of young children, birth to age five.  Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible for employment as day care center operators, childcare teachers, and kindergarten or elementary classroom paraprofessionals.  The AAS Degree in ECDT meets requirements for employment as an instructor in state and/or federally funded childcare programs and public schools.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


EARLY CHILDHOOD PARAPROFESSIONAL TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This one semester program in Early Childhood Paraprofessional Technology fulfills the theoretical requirement and 30 hours of the field experience requirement for the Certified Development Associate credential.  Upon completion of this certificate of proficiency, the student will be eligible to finalize the CDA approval process.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Option

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: To prepare Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technicians and Industrial Electronics Technicians for entry-level employment in the area of industrial equipment and systems maintenance and repair.  Safety is stressed in all aspects of this program option.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
Industrial Electricity Option

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Industrial Electricity prepares the individual for entry-level employment in Residential, Industrial and Commercial environments. Employment opportunities may include both construction and/or maintenance.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Emergency Administration and Management (EMAN) is a field of study that strives to prepare the student to mitigate the potential risk of natural and man-made hazards, while at the same time preparing the community to effectively respond to those situations that do occur. The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Administration and Management is designed to prepare an individual to work in both the public and private sectors in the fields of (but not limited to) emergency and disaster preparedness in government, private industry, emergency medicine, law enforcement, fire service, education, and public and private disaster relief organizations. Graduates of the program will have a working knowledge of the federally mandated National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the nationally recognized Incident Command System (ICS), and they will be involved with disaster prevention, planning, preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery disciplines. Through cooperation with Arkansas Tech University, SEARK College graduates will be able to continue their post-secondary education by articulating into the Emergency Administration and Management (EAM) baccalaureate program at that institution.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


GENERAL TECHNOLOGY
Individualized Technical Option

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  This program enables a student to design an individualized program of study to fulfill a unique career goal that cannot be met through the completion of any single technology program offered by the College.  This is accomplished by soliciting courses from two or more different technical disciplines and developing a coherent technical program having both a major technical focus and support courses directly related to the career objective.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:  High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


INDUSTRIAL & MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY
Industrial Maintenance Option

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This program is designed to prepare students to become industrial maintenance technicians. This curriculum follows a statewide approval model that gives the student skills in a variety of technical areas needed within the field of industrial maintenance. The student may choose to complete the Associate of Applied Science degree, a one-year Technical Certificate, or a Certificate of Proficiency in either Electrical Industrial Technology or Mechanical Industrial Technology.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


PARALEGAL TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Paralegal Technology Program is designed for the student who aspires to become qualified to assist an attorney in the delivery of legal services. The program will familiarize the student with substantive and procedural law, ethics, professional restrictions, and the legal system for entry-level employment as a paralegal. Students completing this program may choose to work in any law-related field, i.e., legal firm, business, industry, or government. Graduates are eligible to take the National Association of Legal Assistants Examination to become a Certified Legal Assistant.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


PC MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This Technical Certificate is designed to prepare individuals to troubleshoot, build, and repair personal computers, workstations, printers, and other peripherals.  The student will also learn to install, debug, diagnose, and repair software problems associated with PCs.  Safety is emphasized during all aspects of the training including the electrical systems associated with computers.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


WELDING TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This program prepares welders for entry-level employment in a wide range of industrial and manufacturing firms. Courses in basic welding, Arc welding, MIG, TIG, and Pipe Welding or Welding Layout help to create a well-rounded welder. AWS welding certification opportunities make the graduate more marketable in business and industry. Safety is emphasized in all aspects of the welding program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


METAL INERT GAS (MIG) WELDING

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This certificate of proficiency is designed to enable persons in a variety of fields to gain certification and training in the area of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency).


TUNGSTEN INERT GAS WELDING

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This certificate of proficiency is designed to enable persons in a variety of fields to gain certification and training in the area of Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.