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A fast growing profession that offers employment opportunities in law enforcement, corrections, and private security. Students gain an overview of law and employment options. Students who successfully complete this one-year program earn 18 NWACC credit hours and a Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice.

An integral part of the dental care team and increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of oral health care. In addition to computer and clerical skills, dental assistants are proficient in patient care, dietary counseling, monitoring vital signs, administering and monitoring nitrous oxygen, taking impressions, and providing post-operative care and instructions. Classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction provide students with a broad background in all aspects of dentistry. Internships will be provided in area offices under the guidance of dentists and assistants in the community Students must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the various clinics.  Students who successfully complete this one-semester program earn 9 NWACC credit hours.

    Offers expanding career opportunities in response to the growing needs of a rapidly aging population. The curriculum for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) follows the Arkansas Office of Long Term Care Training Program for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Students are recommended to have taken Intro to Medical Professions, Medical Terminology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology, if available to them.

After successful completion of the class, students receive 3 hours of college credit from NWACC and are eligible to take the Nurse Assistant Certification Exam.

The PCA+ course expands the student's knowledge of healthcare gained in the CNA course and introduces advanced patient care skills, professional development training, and hands on lab and clinical training at area hospitals. Addressing patient care needs/techniques unique to acute care hospitals is the focus. Successful students will receive Certificate of Completion.     The PCA+ course expands the student's knowledge of healthcare gained in the CNA course and introduces advanced patient care skills, professional development training, and hands on lab and clinical training at area hospitals. Addressing patient care needs/techniques unique to acute care hospitals is the focus. Successful students will receive Certificate of Completion.

The HVAC Program provides training to students interested in a career in HVAC, or those currently working in the trade seeking to improve their knowledge. This program provides knowledge and skills relevant to HVAC Technicians, and incorporates energy efficiency and green installation techniques. The coursework can help students prepare for the EPA Exam, and we offer participants the opportunity to take the exam during their time in the program. The HVAC courses combine classroom and hands-on lab experience taught by qualified experts in the trade (on the job hours not required). Students earn 12 college credit hours after successful completion of the HVAC Program. Although Reading scores are not required, strong reading and comprehension skills are recommended.