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Degree & Certificate Plans


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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Transfer Degrees

Associate of Art (also available 100% online)

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AS - Liberal Arts and Sciences

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AS in Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences

AS in Business, General Transfer (also available 100% online)

AS - Business Administration, UA - Walton College of Business

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Other Degrees and Certificates

BUSINESS 

Degree

AS - Business Administration, UA - Walton College of Business

Options

Degrees

AS in Business, General Transfer (also available 100% online)

AAS - Business Management
 (also available 95% online)

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Technical Certificate 


Child Advocacy

Degree

Associate of Art (also available 100% online)

Option

Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency


Cinematic Studies

Certificate of Proficiency


Construction

Degree

AAS in Construction Technology

Technical Certificates

Certificate of Proficiency


Computers

Degree

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

Options

AAS - Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Degree

AAS - Computer Information Systems

Options

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency

Criminal Justice

Degree

AAS in Criminal Justice

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency 

Education

Degree

AAS in Early Childhood Education
 

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency


Electronics Technology

Degree

AAS in Electronics Technology
 

Certificate of Proficiency

Environmental Science

Degree

AAS - Environmental and Regulatory Science (also available 100% online)

Options

Technical Certificates

Certificate of Proficiency


Fine Arts

Degree

Associate of Fine Arts

Options

Technical Certificate


Fire Science

Degree

AAS in Fire Science Administration and Technology
 

Certificate of Proficiency 


Food Studies

Degree

AAS - Food Studies

Options

Technical Certificates

Certificate of Proficiency


Funeral Science

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency


General Studies

Degrees

Associate in General Studies
Certificate of General Studies


Graphic Design

Degree

AAS in Graphic Design

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency


Health Professions

Degrees

Options

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency


Horticulture

Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency


Legal

Degree

AAS in Paralegal Studies


Workforce Readiness

Certificate of Proficiency

Options

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