Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Business Technology:
Trains students for the business office and banking industry with emphasis on communication, computer and critical-thinking skills. Courses are created with input from regional businesses and local advisory boards. Options are offered in the following areas:

  • Business Technology
  • Business Technology-Banking
  • Business Technology-Human Resources Management
  • Business Technology-Supply Chain Management

Cardiovascular Technology:
Students who complete the non-invasive Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) program of study will be prepared to enter the healthcare field in echocardiography labs as Cardiovascular Technician, which assists and performs examinations specifically concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel) disease.

General Technology:
This degree readies students for a direct path to employment in a specified technological field after graduation. Options are offered in the following areas:

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Cosmetic Science
  • Law Enforcement
  • Welding Technology

Health Information Technology:
This degree provides students with the skills and competencies in health data management, information policy, information systems and administrative and clinical work flow critical to function in an electronic environment.

Human Services:
Students are trained to work in a variety of support service settings and provide generic therapeutic, supportive and preventive services for people with emotional, developmental, social or physical problems in a variety of social or human service settings.

Industrial Control Systems:
Students learn to apply engineering concepts, merging technology systems in electronic, hydraulic, pnuematic and computer communications. The degree offers an option in Energy Studies.

Medical Assisting
Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of physicians in their offices or other medical settings. Basic medical assistant training and education consist of learning experiences in communication skills, examination room procedures, clinical laboratory skills, and general office practices.

Allows licensed Practical Nursing students to pursue a degree in Registered Nursing. Once completed and having received RN licensure, students can transition into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Arkansas Tech University.

Occupational Therapy Assistant:
A certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA), under the supervision of an occupational therapist, provides rehabilitative services to individuals with mental, physical, emotional or developmental disabilities, improving a client’s quality of life and enhancing their ability to perform daily activities.

Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services:
Students are trained to assess pre-hospital needs of acutely ill or injured patients including basic and advanced life support, triage and maintaining level of care as patient is transported to a health care facility. Prepares students to gain Arkansas Department of Health Licensure and National Registry of EMT's Certification as a Paramedic. 

Physical Therapist Assistant:
Prepares students to work with physical therapists, providing specially prescribed treatments and exercises to improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent/limit physical disability.

Practical Nursing:
Provides integration of theory with clinical practice in adult health, maternal child, mental health, geriatrics and pediatrics. Upon successful program completion, student is eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure.

Associate of General Studies
Provides students the flexibility to create a customized program of study designed to fulfill a unique career goal. Individual coursework can be used to transition into a Bachelor of Professional Studies at Arkansas Tech University.

Technical Certificate
Programs of study leading to technical certificates are offered in the following areas:


Certificate of Proficiency
Proficiency certification is offered in the following areas: