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NWACC has a variety of degree and certificate programs for your educational and career goals.


Transfer degrees are designed for students who want to complete an associates degree at NWACC and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelors degree. Be sure to consult with your academic advisor for course planning and recommendations. Learn about NWACC's transfer services.

Other degrees are not designed for transfer, but to develop workforce skills in specific areas. Depending on the four-year college or university, some classes in NWACC's Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies, or Associate of Fine Arts degrees may transfer. Be sure to consult with your academic advisor for course planning and recommendations.

The state of Arkansas has established a 35-hour state minimum general education core that requires courses in English and writing, the humanities and fine arts, history and social sciences, as well as mathematics and the natural sciences. To determine the transferability of courses within the state of Arkansas, visit Arkansas Course Transfer System.

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Associate of Art - also available 100% online

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Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Associate of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences

Associate of Science in Business Administration, UA - Walton College of Business

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Associate of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Pre-Engineering, General Transfer

Associate of Applied Science in Business Management

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Technical Certificate 

Child Advocacy

AA

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Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency

Cinematic Studies

Certificate of Proficiency in Cinematic Studies (CINE)

Construction

AAS in Construction Technology

Technical Certificates

Certificate of Proficiency

Computers

Associate of Science in Business Administration, UA - Walton College of Business 

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Associate of Applied Science Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

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Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency

Criminal Justice

Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice 

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency 

Workforce - Justice Studies (ADD)

Certificate of Proficiency in Law Enforcement 

Education

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education 

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency

Electronics Technology

Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology 

Certificate of Proficiency

Environmental Science

Associate of Applied Science in Environmental Regulatory Science

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Technical Certificates

Certificate of Proficiency

Fine Arts

Associate of Fine Arts

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Technical Certificate

Fire Science

Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science Administration and Technology 

Certificate of Proficiency 

Food Studies

Associate of Applied Sciences in Food Studies

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Technical Certificates

Certificate of Proficiency

Funeral Science

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency

ADD

General Studies

Associate in General Studies

Technical Certificate in General Studies

Graphic Design

Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency

Health Professions

Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

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Associate of Applied Science in ParamedicAssociate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy AssistantAssociate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency

Horticulture

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency

Add workforce readiness

Legal

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies

Workforce Readiness

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  • Construction Industry Safety
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electronic Technology
  • Environmental Management/GIS Technician
  • Environmental and Regulatory Science/Green Technology
  • Funeral Science
  • Justice Studies
  • Pre-Health Sciences