The primary goals of career center courses are to give students the ability to make an informed career choice, to teach marketable job skills and to encourage students to continue their education after high school.

Medical Professions Education

Courses include: Medical Professions-MPE105-Lec and MPE105-Lab, Medical Terms-MPE103, and Medical Procedures-MPE113. Students will earn a total of 11 college credit hours with successful completion of this program.

This course is designed to prepare individuals to choose an occupation in the medical field, obtaining information in those fields and to prepare the student for the Arkansas Career Education Competency Examination. We focus on introducing students to the various Medical Professions, Nursing Assistant Training, Medical Terminology, Medical Procedures, and Human Anatomy and Physiology The course examines the complex systems within today's healthcare environment and provides an understanding of the basics of how services are rendered in the medical environment. In addition to the step by step details about how each of the medical systems function, a brief historical review is also provided to the student for a greater understanding of the impact of the healthcare community.

Once these courses are successfully completed, the student will earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Certified Nursing Assistant. Students will also have the opportunity to set for the Certified Nursing Assistant Board Certification Exam at no charge to the student.

Machine Tool Technology

Courses include: Blueprint Reading-MCH145 and Machine Tool I-MCH105. Students will earn a total of 10 college credit hours with successful completion of this program.

The art of blueprint reading is a necessary skill required for most technical vocations. This course will provide the instruction required to become proficient in reading and interpreting prints, system schematics, and engineering drawing.

Upon completion of the Machine Tool I course the student will have a basic understanding of the operation of manual machines (primary focus on the manual lathe) from setup to completed part. The student will also be able to gage and inspect machine parts.

Once these courses are successfully completed, the student will earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Machine Tool.

Welding

Courses include: Arc Welding I-WELD-1107 and Arc Welding II-WELD1207. Students will earn a total of 14 college credit hours with successful completion of this program.

Arc Welding I is designed to teach students the basic knowledge to operate SMAW welding equipment, to function safely in the welding shop, and to demonstrate some types of shop practices. Students will learn welding safety, use of the SMAW welding machine, and how to make basic fillet welds in all welding positions. Students will study welding nomenclature, design of joints, and electrode classification. Students will also learn safe handling of oxy-acetylene cutting torch and the different uses for it.

Arc Welding II is a continuation of Arc Welding I. Students will continue to learn welding safety, use of the SMAW welding machine, and how to make basic open butt welds in all welding positions. Students will continue to study welding nomenclature, design of joints, and electrode classification. Students will also learn safe handling of the plasma arc cutting torch and the different uses for it. Students will learn the use of air carbon arc torch and get an introduction to the GMAW process and equipment.

Once these courses are successfully completed, the student will earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Welding. Students will also have the opportunity to set for the State Welding Licensure Certification Exam at no charge to the student.

UA Rich Mountain Career Center programs are available to area high school seniors. The programs are a school year in length and are held at the UA Rich Mountain Mena Campus in the afternoons.