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Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a baccalaureate degree in English, fine arts, history, political science,  social sciences or related areas.

Associate of Liberal Studies Degree

The Associate of Liberal Studies degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a baccalaureate degree in the natural sciences, mathematics, pre-engineering, pre-pharmacy, pre-medicine or a related area. The emphasis of this degree is on the natural sciences and mathematics, and is design to insure a seamless transfer of students into parallel university programs.  

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree is designed for students majoring in Early Childhood or Middle Level Education. This degree is recognized by all higher education institutions in Arkansas and is designed for the seamless movement of childhood education majors into education programs all over the State of Arkansas.  Students who receive this degree must complete the required course work and successfully complete all areas of the PRAXIS I (PPST).

Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who currently work and plan to pursue employment in health, social and human services.  The design is to move students directly into the workforce after the completion of the two–year program.  Students must participate in both in-class and on the job training.  Competency in social and human service affairs, as well as writing, language and computer skills are emphasized.  Students may earn either a Technology Certificate  or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Behavioral Health.

Early Childhood Education (Birth to 5)

This program is designed for individuals interested in studying and working with young children in preschool and day care centers. There are three levels of certification that students can receive through this program: CDA & Certificate of Proficiency, Early Childhood (ECED) Technical Certificate, and Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS).

CDA & Certificate Program is a two semesters ( 6 to 7 hours/semester) program which provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills needed to pass the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) Assessment and Competency Standards for Infant/Toddler, Preschool and/or Family Childcare Caregivers.

Technical Certificate is a one-year program with students enrolling in 12+ hours per semester and 3-6 hours during the summer.  Students enrolled in this program receive a CDA and additional training in areas such as: Infants and Toddler, child guidance, the Family and proper management of a daycare.

Associate of Applied Science Degree provides the ECED majors with additional studies and knowledge in general education.  Students receive intense training in appropriate work with young children in preschool and daycare centers, but also complete 24+ hours of study in English, social science, math, physical education and computer technology. 


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