Grand Opening for U of A Texarkana Professions Building

Grand Opening for U of A Texarkana Professions Building set for January 20th at 11:00 a.m.

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The University of Arkansas Texarkana would like to invite the community to join in the grand opening celebration of the new Professions Building at 3501 U of A Way in Texarkana, Arkansas.  This new  three-story, 20,000 square foot educational space, will allow for continued growth and the addition  of new programs of study on the U of A Texarkana Campus

This building 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.

 

HEALTH PROFESSIONS

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is expanding our 49 years of teaching Allied Health Programs to include the Texarkana Campus with the opening of the new Professions Building.  This spring, students can enroll in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as well as prerequisites for the Licensed Practical Nursing/Licensed Vocational Nursing program and prerequisites for the LPN/LVN to Associate’s Degree in Nursing program. These two programs are scheduled to be fully transitioned to the 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 include 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 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.

 

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

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.

U of A Texarkana is currently enrolling students for these programs 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 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.

The grand opening will include a Texarkana Chamber Ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m., followed by an open house and refreshments in the new Professions Building.  Come join us January 20th for the Grand Opening.