The goal of the UA Rich Mountain Career Center is to provide students the opportunity to gain industry knowledge to assist them in making an informed career choice. The career center courses are focused on a technical based curriculum that promotes exploratory learning, academic success, and marketable job skills.
UA Rich Mountain Career Center programs are available to area high school juniors and seniors. The programs are a school year in length and are offered at the UA Rich Mountain Mena Campus.
Medical Professions Education
Courses include (12 credit hours):
Optional Courses (23 optional credit hours):
This course is designed to prepare individuals to choose an occupation in the medical community. We focus on introducing students to the various Medical Professions to include, Nursing Assistant Training, Medical Terminology, Medical Procedures, Medical Office, Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, and Human Anatomy/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 community. In addition to the step-by-step details about how each of the medical systems function, medical externship clinical rotations are offered to the student to ensure a greater understanding of the inner workings of the healthcare community.
Once these courses are successfully completed, the student will have the option of earning a Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office, Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, or Phlebotomy. Students will also have the opportunity to sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant Board Certification Exam at no charge to the student.
Medical Professions Program Guidelines & Schedule
Students enrolling in Medical Professions are required to have an ACT score of 15 or the equivalent. All students enrolling in the optional Phlebotomy, Pharmacy, or EMT courses offered in the Medical Professions Program must meet the Minimum Age Requirement of 18 by March 1st of the Spring Semester. Please note that all students completing clinical rotations must meet all medical facility vaccination requirements to include COVID 19 vaccines or meet the guidelines for a medical or religious exemption.
Medical Professions: Fall Semester
Medical Professions: Spring Semester
Machine Tool Technology
Courses include (10 credit hours):
Optional Courses (15 optional credit hours):
The Blueprint Reading course will provide the instruction required to become proficient in reading and interpreting prints, system schematics, and engineering drawing.
Students will learn basic CNC programming, test their code on virtual and actual simulators, and cut out part on CNC milling machine. Students will gain an understanding of machine feeds and speeds for different material types and tooling.
Instruction is given in classification of metals and their chemical, physical, and mechanical properties. The student is also instructed in the basic makeup of steels and alloys and their heat treatment processes.
Upon completion of the Machine Tool I & II courses, 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.
Machine Tool Program Guidelines & Schedule - Students enrolling in Machine Tool Technology are required to have an ACT score of 13 or the equivalent.
Machine Tool: Fall Semester
Machine Tool: Spring Semester
Courses include (14 credit hours):
Optional Courses (14 optional credit hours):
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 an
oxyacetylene 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.
Inert Gas Welding I & II focuses on developing welding skills on sheet and plate metal in the flat position with metal inert gas process.
Once these courses are successfully completed, the student will earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Welding. Students will also have the opportunity to sit for the State Welding Licensure Certification Exam at no charge to the student.
Welding Program Guidelines & Schedule - Students enrolling in Machine Tool Technology are required to have an ACT score of 13 or the equivalent.
Welding: Fall Semester
Welding: Spring Semester