HOPE, AR The University of Arkansas Texarkana is completing another construction project with the opening of the Professions Building. From its first class in August of 2012, the U of A Texarkana has worked to better serve the needs of Miller and surrounding county students. The College focused its initial class offerings around general studies and is now expanding those programs to meet the growing needs of students and workforce training.
Prior to the opening of the Texarkana Campus, the college experienced a fluctuating number of Miller County students registering for classes in Hope. In 2012, with the opening of the Texarkana Campus, enrollment of Miller County students increased to 77 and the College’s share of the Miller County seniors attending college rate increased from .55 percent to 19.3 percent. Growth has continued for U of A Texarkana with the Fall 2013 to the Fall 2014 headcount enrollment increasing 17 percent and the Fall 2014 to Fall 2015 headcount continued to increase.
To allow for continued growth and addition of new programs of study, U of A Texarkana expanded by adding a 3 story, 20,000 square foot educational structure. This building, which is opening for the spring semester, is uniquely designed to accommodate the addition of Health Professions with a fully functional simulation lab as well as Technical and Industrial programs which have been requested by students and industry partners in the region.
The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is expanding our 49 years of teaching Allied Health Programs to our Texarkana Campus with the opening of the new Professions Building. This spring students can enroll in EMT as well as prerequisites for the LPN/LVN program and prerequisites for the LPN/LVN to ADN program. These two program are scheduled to be fully transitioned to Texarkana campus by the Spring of 2017
On the Hope Campus, our first nursing class was in 1966-67. We have continued to provide quality nursing programs that includes degrees in Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nursing, and Registered Nurse. These great programs will be available on the Texarkana Campus.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
The University of Arkansas at Texarkana is ramping up its world class Career Technical programs to meet industry needs by adding the Supply Chain Management at U of A Texarkana. The Supply Chain Management (SCM) program is designed for entry-level employment in transportation, logistics, and warehousing. Graduates will understand the responsibilities of managing goods from raw materials to final consumer.
The program encompasses three degree levels which include an Associates of Applied Science (AAS), a Technical Certificate (TC), or a Certificate of Proficiency (CP). Students can pursue these degrees in a variety of class options that include traditional classes, online classes, and night classes to help accommodate students’ schedules.
The Interstate 30 corridor in Southwest Arkansas is a key transportation route used to connect businesses located all over the nation. Area employers have expressed a need for employees who understand principles in transportation, logistics, and inventory management. Recent surveys indicate an estimated 67-87 jobs in Supply Chain Management will be filled locally in the next 2-5 years, giving students a great opportunity to gain employment after completing this program.
The University of Arkansas Texarkana is pleased to announce that it is currently enrolling students in the new Commercial and Residential Equipment-Maintenance and Repair (CARE) Program also known as Facilities Maintenance. This program will provide a full-time student in two semesters the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in the maintenance and repair of commercial and residential facilities.
The program includes training in carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, appliance repair, and basic electricity.
U of A Texarkana is offering this new program at the request of local employers engaged in the maintenance and repair of schools, hospitals, nursing homes, apartment complexes, office buildings, and other commercial and residential facilities. This program is divided into three certificates allowing students to complete one program at a time and finish the entire program with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology.
The College is currently enrolling students for this program that will begin on the Texarkana campus on January 11th in the new Professions Building. Enroll today and get the certification to begin a great career. To find out more information about the program and to register please contact the Enrollment Management Department to speak with Katelyn Smith, Director of Student Relations at 870-722-8228 or Presley Pennington, Enrollment Specialist at 870-722-8172. More information about these new programs are available at www.uacch.edu.