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General Information

The Campus

Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus is located along Arkansas Highway 23 North in Ozark, Arkansas. The city of Ozark, with a population of approximately 3,500, is located on the banks of the Arkansas River and is surrounded on the north and south, respectively, by the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests. Located to the west of Ozark is the city of Fort Smith, a commercial and industrial center for western Arkansas. To Ozark’s northwest are the cities of Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville, collectively known as some of the fastest growing commercial centers in the state. Russellville, home to Arkansas Tech University’s main campus and an area of vigorous industrial development, is located to the southeast of Ozark on Interstate 40.

History

Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus was established in 1965 as Arkansas Valley Vocational Technical School (AVVTS). In September of 1975 the Arkansas State Board of Education/Vocational Education granted accreditation to AVVTS making it the first school of its kind in the state to receive that distinction. Arkansas Valley Vocational School became Arkansas Valley Technical Institute in 1991. On July 1, 2003, Arkansas Valley Technical Institute merged with Arkansas Tech University to become Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus.

University
Mission Statement

Arkansas Tech University, a state-supported institution of higher education, is dedicated to nurturing scholastic development, integrity and professionalism. The university offers a wide range of traditional and innovative programs which provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community of learners.

Ozark Campus
Mission Statement

Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus, in partnership with the community, will provide a quality educational environment which will enable all students to learn the skills and acquire the knowledge necessary for them to become contributing members in the workforce and in society.

Programs of Study

In carrying out its mission, Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus offers programs of study leading to Associate of Applied Science degrees with options in the following areas:
Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health
Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services
Practical Nursing
Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (pending approval)
Physical Therapist Assistant
Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology
Business Technology
Business Technology Banking
Business Technology Medical
Associate of Applied Science in General Technology
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Facilities Management option
Automotive Service Technology
Collision Repair Technology
Computer Information Systems
Cosmetic Science
Industrial Control Systems
Industrial Systems
Law Enforcement
Welding Technology

Programs of Study leading to technical certificates are offered in the following areas:
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Facilities Maintenance option
Automotive Service Technology
Business Technology
Business Technology Banking option
Business Technology Medical Transcription
Collision Repair Technology
Computer Information Systems
Cosmetology
Enology
Industrial Control Systems
Industrial Electronic Technology
Law Enforcement
Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services
Practical Nursing
Viticulture
Welding Technology

Programs of Study leading to certificate of proficiency are offered in the following areas:
Basic Emergency Medical Services Training
Certified Nursing Assistant
Intermediate Emergency Medical Services Training

Physical Plant

The physical plant of Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus includes nine buildings on approximately 26 acres. The Technology and Academic Support Building houses classrooms, the Library, administrative offices, Business and Industry, and the Student Success Lab. Other buildings on campus are: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Allied Health Building, Collegiate Center, Industrial Control Systems, Student Services and Conference Center, and the West Annex. The Booneville Training Site located in Booneville, Arkansas is also a part of the Ozark Campus facilities. All buildings are handicapped accessible. The cleaning and maintenance of all buildings and property is under the direction of the Physical Plant supervisor.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus may be unable to operate our normal schedule. When campus is closed for inclement weather, the following television and radio stations will be notified by 6:00 a.m.:
KTCS Fort Smith
KDYN 96.7 Ozark
KHBS 40/29 Fort Smith
KFSM Channel 5 Fort Smith
KARK 4
KISR 93.7 Radio
B98 Radio 97.9
KMAG 99.1 Radio
Big Dog 95.9 Radio
When daytime classes are canceled, night classes are also canceled. The outlying areas sometimes experience inclement weather (snow, ice, and etc.). Even though the campus is not closed in these events, all faculty, staff, and students are advised to use their judgment in determining if the roads are safe to travel. Remember, your safety is our utmost concern!
Please note that our campus emergency notification text system will not be used to notify faculty, staff and students of campus closure due to inclement weather.

Severe Weather Policy

In case of severe weather, students will be notified and are asked to follow the emergency guidelines posted in each room.