Secondary Technical Career Center

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):

  • Medical Professions-MPE105-Lec and MPE105-Lab
  • Medical Terms-MPE103, and Medical Procedures-MPE113

Optional Courses (23 optional credit hours):

  • Pharmacy Externship-PHAR1006
  • Phlebotomy-ALHE1009
  • Emergency Medical Technician-EMT108

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

MPE105-lec-09

Medical Professions MTWRF 1:00pm-3:00PM

MPE101-lab-01

Medical Professions Lab/CNA MTWRF 1:00PM-3:00PM

ALHE1009 lec-09

Phlebotomy
*Pre-Req & Min age required*

W 06:00PM-8:00PM

Medical Professions: Spring Semester

MPE103-lec-09

Medical Terms MTWRF 1:00pm-3:00PM

MPE113-lec-09

Medical Procedures MTWRF 1:00PM-3:00PM

ALHE1009-lec-09

592510 Phlebotomy
*Min age required*

W 6:00PM-8:00PM

PHAR1006-lec-09

Pharmacy Externship

*Min age required*

MTWR 3:00PM-6:00PM
EMT108-lec-09 Emergency Medical Technician *Min age required* MR 6:00PM-10:00PM

Machine Tool Technology

Courses include (10 credit hours):

  • Blueprint Reading-MCH145
  • Machine Tool I-MCH105

Optional Courses (15 optional credit hours):

  • CNC Milling-MCH135
  • CNC Turning-MCH115
  • Metals & Alloys-MCH155
  • Maching Tool II-MCH215

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

MCH105-lec-09 Machine Tool Technology I MWF 8:00AM-10:20AM
MCH135-lec-09 CNC Milling MTWRF 1:00PM-3:00PM
MCH145-lec-09 Blueprint Reading TRF 8:00AM-10:20AM

Machine Tool: Spring Semester

MCH215-lec-09 Machine Tool Technology II MWF 8:00AM-10:20AM
MCH115-lec-09 CNC Turning MTWRF 1:00PM-3:00PM
MCH155-lec-09 Metals & Alloys TRF 8:00AM-10:20AM

Welding

Courses include (14 credit hours):

  • Arc Welding I-WELD-1107
  • Arc Welding II-WELD1207

Optional Courses (14 optional credit hours):

  • Inert Gas Welding-WELD1307
  • Inert Gas Welding-WELD1407

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

WELD1107-lec-09 Arc Welding I MWF 8:00AM-11:30AM
WELD1107-lec-09 Arc Welding I MTWRF 1:00PM-3:00PM
WELD1307-lec-09 Inert Gas Welding I TRF 8:00AM-11:30AM
WELD1307-lec-09 Inert Gas Welding I MTWRF 1:00PM-3:00PM

Welding: Spring Semester

WELD1207-lec-09 Arc Welding II MWF 8:00AM-11:30AM
WELD1207-lec-09 Arc Welding II MTWRF 1:00PM-3:00PM
WELD1407-lec-09 Inert Gas Welding II TRF 8:00AM-11:30AM
WELD1407-lec-09 Inert Gas Welding II MTWRF 1:00PM-3:00PM