Technical and Trade School Options
College does not mean a 4 year degree! In today's world, a high school diploma is not enough, but not everyone is suited for a 4 year college degree. There are great certification programs and 2 year degrees available through the state's junior colleges that allow students to step into a great career.
Look through the links below and come by my office for more information. Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" has a great website to explain trade schools and the value of a trade school education.
Arkansas Next Pros Magazine - professions in AR that need only on the job training or technical degrees/certificates.
North Arkansas College has http://www.northark.edu/academics/
Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation will pay tuition for the Technical Certificate in High Voltage Lineman Technology available at the Newport campus of Arkansas State University.
University of Arkansas in Morrillton is "one of only two institutions in Arkansas that offers a degree in Surveying."
The Ozark campus of Arkansas Tech University has a Cardiovascular Technology degree, Occupational Therapist Assistant, and a Physical Therapist Assistant degree.
Here are some interesting 4 year degrees:
Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia - Game and Animation Design
University of Arkansas in Monticello has a School of Forest Resources which offers several degrees.