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.
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.
The vision of Arkansas Tech University is to be a student-centered university of choice.
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.
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.
The general education curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for knowledge common to educated people and to develop the capacity for an individual to expand that knowledge over his or her lifetime. Students who have completed the general education curriculum at Arkansas Tech University will be able to:
Develop ethical perspectives
Apply scientific and quantitative reasoning
Demonstrate knowledge of the arts and humanities
Understand wellness concepts
Students completing Associate of Applied Science degree requirements will have:
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:
Programs of Study leading to Associate of General Studies:
Programs of Study leading to technical certificates are offered in the following areas:
Programs of Study leading to certificate of proficiency are offered in the following areas:
The physical plant of Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus includes nine buildings on approximately 26 acres. The Technology and Academic Support Building houses administrative offices, Bookstore, classrooms, Library, Student Union, Computer Services, Business and Industry, and the Student Success Lab. Other buildings on campus are: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Allied Health, Collegiate Center, Industrial Control Systems, Student Services and Conference Center, and the West Annex. The Booneville Training Site located in Booneville, Arkansas, Chaffee Crossing located in Fort Smith, Morton Hall located in Russellville, Arkansas, and Arkansas Tech Career Center located in Russellville, Arkansas are also a part of the Ozark Campus facilities. All buildings are handicapped accessible.
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.:
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 and OneTech will be used to notify faculty, staff and students of campus closure due to inclement weather.
In case of severe weather, students will be notified and are asked to follow the emergency guidelines posted in each room.