Technical and Trade School Options

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Valley Springs School District
7349 School Street
PO Box 640
Valley Springs, AR 72682

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

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."

Arkansas State University at Beebe has the John Deere Ag-Tech Program,  Pharmacy Technician Science Program,  Veterinary Technology Program, and many more

The Ozark campus of Arkansas Tech University has a Cardiovascular Technology degree, Occupational Therapist Assistant,  and a Physical Therapist Assistant degree.

Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville offers several degrees in Food Studies (Culinary).

Southern Arkansas University in Camden has Aviation MaintainceGame Design and Film Degrees.  One of our graduates has had tremendous success working on Hollywood movie sets through the SAU programs.

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.

University of Arkansas in Fort Smith offers a degree in Animation Technology , Dental Hygenist

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