Let me begin by welcoming you to North Arkansas College and your college experience. This handbook is a valuable tool that will advance your knowledge to the array of opportunities available to you as a student.
North Arkansas College is truly a remarkable college known for excellence in university transfer, workforce development, information technology, heath care education, cultural focus, and sense of community. It is people gathering to investigate, discover, seek solutions, and embark upon opportunities for betterment.
Our investment in teaching creates an educational experience that is intellectually challenging and has a practical value far beyond the classroom. Our students are taught by award winning faculty who invest their time and energy to provide inventive methods and educational technology to engage learners and enhance the learning experience.
Small class sizes and a variety of class schedules afford students the ability to create their own learning experiences. In addition to academics, you’ll find an array of support services that show how much Northark cares about your success. A food pantry, tax preparation, financial and career coaching and other helpful services are provided to our students at no cost.
At North Arkansas College, partnerships with business and industry provide expanded learning opportunities that lead to career entry and advancement. Multiple programs bring the learning laboratory to you, the student. Training programs that reach into the workplace provide students with opportunities to transition from the classroom to a career. Local businesses and private donors support Northark and their generosity offers a variety of private scholarships to our students. Partnerships with area universities allow students to attain a bachelor’s degree in Harrison. Whether you are a senior in high school seeking dual credit, a recent high school graduate, or a returning college student seeking career advancement, you will find that North Arkansas College offers a world of potential. Please utilize this catalog as guide to the services, academic programs, courses, activities, and resources available to you.
I wish you the best of luck, and I am confident that you will achieve your goals at North Arkansas College.
Dr. Randy Esters, President