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High School Concurrent
Technical Programs

High School Concurrent
Technical Programs

High School Concurrent Technical Programs

NWACC offers high school students a variety of concurrent technical programs through its Secondary Career Center. These programs allow you to explore your career interests while earning college credit toward an industry-recognized technical certificate. Through the center, courses are free of charge and certification fees are waved for currently enrolled high school students.

About the Secondary Career Center

NWACC's Secondary Career Center (SCC) is a workforce technical education center that offers career and technical programs to both high school and college credit (concurrent enrollment) students. The programs allow you to graduate high school with a technical certificate or significant hours toward a technical certificate or an associate’s degree. The center serves all school districts in Northwest Arkansas, including students who are homeschooled.

View the information below to learn more about the concurrent technical programs, career paths and more. 

Questions? Email earlycollege@nwacc.edu. 

Technical Programs

Culinary Student Pouring Milk

Culinary Arts

Learn how to approach food in an exploratory fashion and understand how flavor and food can impact human health and the environment.

Culinary Arts

Two Female Students Bent Over a Patient

Dental Assisting

Become an integral part of the dental health care team, deliver oral health care and provide post-operative care.

Dental Assisting

Two Students Performing CPR On A Baby Manikan

Emergency Medical Responder

Learn how to perform life-saving services such as taking vital signs, controlling bleeding and performing CPR. 


A Female Student Filling a Syringe

Emergency Medical Technician

Gain skills in basic life support such as first aid, oxygen administration, airway management, CPR, care for wounds and more. 


A Woman Assisting a Female Patient in Wheelchair


Gain an introduction to health care, didactic instruction, clinical training and various competencies such as infection control, vital signs, personal care and more.


Male Student Marking Measurements On Wood

Construction Technology

Learn about estimating projects, surveying techniques, scheduling projects, and the construction industry's codes and laws.


Other Academic Pathways

Earn College Credit - Rather take college-level general education courses (such as algebra, English, psychology, etc.) while in high school to save time and money? Begin the application process and connect with your high school counselor for further guidance.  

Earn an Associate Degree - Rather take college-level core courses and electives toward an associate degree that can be transferred to a four-year institution after you graduate high school? View the associate degree page

→ Connect with your high school advisor or NWACC’s High School Relations Office to discuss which concurrent academic path is right for you.