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ANC Technical Center
Arkansas Northeastern College's Technical Center is a workforce education center that offers both high school and college credit in technical programs to high school students in Mississippi County.  The Center's curriculum serves as an extension of high school curricular offerings by providing students with hands-on training in the technical fields.  Services are offered at NO COST to the students!  Books, tuition and fees are provided through the Center and funded by the local school districts and the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

Our Purpose

To assist students in making informed career choices

Students select a career pathway based on their interests and aptitudes.  Their experiences in the program help them make informed career choices.

To prepare students to enter the workforce upon high school graduation

ANCTC programs teach students marketable job skills and lead them to an industry certification, certificate of proficiency, technical certificate or an associate's degree from Arkansas Northeastern College.

To encourage students to continue their education after high school

Students attending ANCTC are given the option to receive concurrent credit for their classes.  They can finish their program with as many as 22 hours toward a certificate or degree program.  The tuition and fee charges will be paid for by ANCTC.



Extracurricular Activities

Today's Outstanding Professionals Skills (TOPS) Challenge

ANCTC hosts the TOPS competition annually.  Technical Center students are offered the opportunity to train for this competition, and then compete against other secondary centers and school districts in their technical education program area.  The first place winner in each category wins a one-year scholarship to ANC.


Students attending the Technical Center are eligible to join SkillsUSA, which is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  SkillsUSA provides education programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation's classrooms.  ANCTC sends students annually to compete in their area of study in the Arkansas SkillsUSA Competition, all expenses paid.  State winners go on to compete nationally; national winners go on to compete internationally.



Admission Policy

Prospective students may be enrolled at Arkansas Northeastern College's Technical Center through their high school counselor or principal.  In order to be enrolled, students must demonstrate academics, school attendance, citizenship, motivation, ability, and aptitude.


Programs of Study with ANC Technical Center Course Descriptions

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Advanced Manufacturing

This program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in automotive-related and other advanced manufacturing companies. The coursework provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of advanced manufacturing production processes, equipment, design, and operation. Given the large manufacturing base in this region and advances in industrial machinery and operations, persons with technical skills in this discipline are in high demand. Upon attaining work experience, individuals with this training are better equipped to move into maintenance technician and/or team leader positions. Coursework will apply toward the Certificate of Proficiency and/or the AAS Degree in Advanced Manufacturing at Arkansas Northeastern College.


Course Descriptions

Introduction to Manufacturing (1 Unit)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the world of advanced manufacturing and establish a foundation upon which further studies in manufacturing might rest.  Students will explore basic manufacturing materials and processes, tools, techniques, and produce some simple products.

Design for Manufacturing (1 Unit)

This course is designed to expand on the introductory manufacturing course and expose the student to basic design concepts, computer skills, and drawing skills used in product and process design within the field of manufacturing.  Additionally, the course is designed to expose students to a number of interpersonal skills and competencies necessary for a sustained career in manufacturing.

Manufacturing Production Processes (1 Unit)

This course is designed to provide the student with a hands-on learning experience with the basic tools, equipment, and operations of manufacturing industries.  The student will also understand the relationship between a manufacturing need, a design, materials, processes, as well as tools and equipment.  During this course, the student will utilize many of the basic manufacturing processes to produce primary and secondary  materials for manufacturing.

Manufacturing Power and Equipment Systems (1 Unit)

This course is designed to expand upon previous courses and allow students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of power systems and use the advanced tools of manufacturing production.  Students will plan, design, implement, use, and troubleshoot manufacturing power systems, equipment systems, and control systems.


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Aviation Maintenance

The Aviation program is designed for students who desire to enter the aerospace industry, particularly in the field of aviation maintenance.  Coursework includes lecture and hands-on learning in the Secondary Center's aviation laboratory, which features a full-size airplane.  Aviation classes prepare students to enter ANC's Aviation Maintenance program, which prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s certification exams for Airframe Mechanics or Powerplant Mechanics.  Students earn credit hours towards the General Aviation Certificate of Proficiency at Arkansas Northeastern College, and clock hours for the FAA certification exams.


Course Descriptions

Aviation I (2 Units)

This course provides a review of the basic math and physics needed for the remaining courses in the aviation maintenance program, as well as those required by the FAA.  The math section includes fractions, exponents, roots, algebraic operations area, and applied geometry.  The physics section includes kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and atmospheric studies as they apply to aircraft and flight.  This course will also provide a thorough introduction to both AC and DC electricity and circuits.  Students will learn to calculate and measure volts, amps, watts, and ohms.  Students will build and analyze circuits, and learn to use electrical schematics in relation to aircraft application.

Aviation II (2 Units)

In this course, students practice proper techniques used to direct aircraft while taxiing and learn to start and operate aircraft on the ground.  Students will learn to read and understand aircraft drawings, and to complete sketches of the repairs that they will make to aircraft.  Students will also learn the procedures for weighing an aircraft and determining if it can be safely flown as it is loaded.  Finally, they will learn how to adjust the center of gravity of the aircraft if needed.


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Career Preparation

Career preparation classes are designed to teach employability skills taht are required for success in today's ever-changing workplace.  Students receive instruction in proper business etiquette, effective communication, appropriate work habits, and additional workplace effectiveness skills such as time management and working in teams.  In addition, students have the opportunity to earn a Career Readiness Certificate through the interactive training system, KeyTrain, based on ACT's WorkKeys® assessment system.  These classes are taught online, and are available for concurrent credit towards most ANC certificates and degree programs.


Course Descriptions

Career Readiness (0.5 Unit)

Career Readiness is designed to provide students the necessary skills to evaluate who they are, what they need in a career, research college and career information, refine their choices through a decision-making process and master the skills most needed by 21st Century employers.  It is a one-semester 0.5 credit course that can count toward completer status for any Career and Technical Education Program of Study.

College & Career Readiness (0.5 Unit)

College and Career Readiness is designed to help students be successful in any selected career pathway and program of study, regardless of postsecondary plans.  This course is fundamental for all subsequent career planning and preparation, and includes self-realization, college and career research and planning, making decisions, development of work discipline and readiness in preparation and pursuance of a satisfying and fulfilling career.  This course is recommended for the first semester of the senior year to assess labor market information, personal academic and career ready potential, and evaluate postsecondary institutions.  College and Career Readiness is a one-semester (0.5 credit) course that can count toward completer status for any Career and Technical Education Program of Study.


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Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program is designed for the student, with or without police experience, who is interested in the career of law enforcement and criminal justice. The program combines a broad background of courses in the area of law enforcement with a sound liberal arts education; however, it is not designed as a substitute for regular in-service or recruit training but is geared to complement practical police knowledge. Coursework will apply toward the AAS Degree in Criminal Justice at Arkansas Northeastern College. Employment opportunities for graduates are available in city, county, state, and federal agencies, private industry, education, and the armed forces.


Course Descriptions

Introduction to Criminal Justice (1 Unit)

This course is a study of history, development, and philosphy of law enforcement in a democratic society.  The course includes an introduction to agencies involed in the administration of criminal justice and provides career orientation.

Law Enforcement I (1 Unit)

This course will explore basic police patrol operations and procedures covering both routine and emergency situations.  Areas to be covered include: response to calls, preliminary investigations, accident investigations, police ethics, search and seizure, field interviews and investigations, report writing and testifying in court.  Practical field experiences are also included.

Crime Scene Investigation (1 Unit)

This course provides students with methods and procedures employed in a crime scene investigation from discovery of evidence to its presentation in courts of law.  Topics include how to secure a crime scene, how to recognize various types of forensic evidence, how to collect and preserve evidence, maintain chain of custody and avoid contamination of physical evidence and biological specimens.

Criminal Law (1 Unit)

An introduction to the study of criminal, common statutory laws, and evidentiary rules within the context of enforcement and admissibility.  Particular emphasis will be placed upon the Arkansas Criminal Code and Rules of Criminal Procedure and recent decisions of the Arkansas and United States Supreme Court.


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The Education program is designed to provide training to students interested in being employed in the child-care profession, public school instructional assistance, or considering a professional position in the education field.  Courses will educate, train, and provide field experience in education.  The goal of the program is to provide instruction in the basic competencies of education.  Coursework will apply toward a Certificate of Proficiency in Child Development Associate (CDA), AAS in Early Childhood Education and the AS in Childhood Education.


Course Descriptions

Orientation to Teaching I (1 Unit)

Orientation to Teaching I is a one-year course designed to provide students with information and experiences in the field of education.  Students will plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, assist with record keeping, make physical arrangements, and experience other responsibilities of classroom teachers.  Students are involved in observations as well as direct student instruction; placement rotations are utilized to allow students to have experiences in various education career roles, grade levels, subject areas, and ability groups.

Orientation to Teaching II (1 Unit)

Orientation to Teaching II is a course designed to integrate psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations which prepare students for positive field experiences.  This course encourages prospective teachers to become responsible, professional, and ethical as they explore the teaching profession.  The students will research and examine foundations within the educational system.

Child Development (0.5 Unit)

Child Development focuses on skills needed to guide the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children.  Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to the study of children, pregnancy and prenatal development, birth and the newborn, types of growth and development, stages of growth and development, rights and responsibilities of parents and children, needs of children, factors influencing the behavior of children, children with special needs, coping with crises, the effects of technology on child development, and careers related to the area of child development.

Parenting (0.5 Unit)

Experiences in the Parenting course are designed to assist students in developing an understanding of the parenting process and of parenting skills.  Emphasis in this course is given to the development  of competencies related to the parenthood decision, costs of having and raising a child, the promotion of child growth and development, effects of heredity and environment on development, rights and responsibilities of parents and children, providing nurturance, guidance techniques for promoting positive behavior, prevention of child abuse and neglect, promoting health and safety of children, caring for the sick or injured child, parenting a "special needs" child, helping children cope with crises, choosing professionals to help with parenting problems, selection of child-care services, jobs and careers in child and family services.


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Medical Professions

The Medical Professions program provides students with core skills and knowledge of medical professions to prepare for a variety of medical careers; i.e., emergency medical technician, nursing, and lab technician.  Students successfully completing the program will be prepared to take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.


Course Descriptions

Human Anatomy & Physiology (1 Unit)

This course, a foundation for understanding the principles of maintaining positive health and understanding the deviation from the normal, includes anatomy and physiology of the human body in all its systems.

Introduction to Medical Professions (0.5 Unit)

This course provides a general overview of the many health-related occupations and the special concerns of the health care worker.

Medical Terminology (0.5 Unit)

This course is designed to develop the ability to recognize, understand, and use medical terminology.  It is intended for persons studying in the health occupations fields (students who plan to be nurses, paramedics, surgical technologists, medical secretaries, medical transcriptionists, laboratory technicians, medical assistants, etc.).

Medical Clinical Internship/Specialization (0.5 Unit)

This is an educational program that alternates in-school instruction and supervised on-the-job training activities in health science technology occupations.  Students enrolled in this course have the opportunity to become CNA Certified.

Abnormal Psychology (0.5 Unit)

This course provides a basic survey of maladaptive human behavior.  Major psychological disorders, their causes, symptom behaviors, cultural influences, and relevant treatment approaches are discussed.  Included topics are historical medical background, perspectives of treatment of the mentally ill, fundamental definitions, causes of anxiety disorders, disorders of mood including depression and bipolar disorder, personality disorders, disorders of thought including schizophrenia, substance-related disorders, and domestic violence.  Legal, ethical, and social issues relating to the medical professional's role in treating psychological disorders are explored.

Human Behavior and Disorders (0.5 Unit)

This course focuses on normal behavior and personality, abnormal behavior and personality, and behavior disorders and the therapies used to treat those disorders and abnormalities.


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Welding is designed for students wishing to secure marketable welding skills.  Through an organized progression of steps, the student builds ability with the different welding processes offered.  Progression is competency based.  Students will achieve different levels of expertise, determined by their interest, aptitude, and participation in class.  Welder Qualification is available.  All structural qualification testing will be done in accordance with American Welding Society Structural code D1.1.  All pipe qualifications will adhere to Section 1X of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers welding code.


Course Descriptions

Welding Technology (1 Unit)

This instructional program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to unite or separate metal parts by heating, using a variety of techniques and equipment.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (1 Unit)

This instructional program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to unite or separate metal parts by heating, using a variety of techniques and equipment.  Emphasis of this course will be the use of shielded metal arc welders.

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (1 Unit)

This instructional program further develops skills in the use of shielded metal arc welders, with an emphasis on welding Complete Joint Penetration V-Groove welds in the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions.

Gas Metal Arc Welding (1 Unit)

This instructional program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to unite or separate metal parts by heating, using a variety of techniques and equipment.  Emphasis of this course will be the use of gas metal arc welders.


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