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Thinking Outside the Box People are often "boxed" in careers based on traditional perceptions. Their career choices are made using stereotypical or gender-based influences. Men and women sometimes avoid nontraditional careers because they're thinking about who works in the occupation and not what the job would actually be like. What is a Nontraditional Career? A nontraditional career is one in which less than 25 percent of a gender is employed. For example, aviation maintenance is a nontraditional career for a female, and early childhood education is a nontraditional career for a male. Students today have the freedom to follow their own personal needs, interests, aptitudes and values toward expanded career options, with the potential for higher wages in a diversified workforce.

Skill sets in Nontraditional Careers In spite of what you may think, there's no such thing as a "man's job" or a "woman's job." Skill requirements don't have a gender, so why should jobs? Did you know that Registered Nurses use skills a lot like the ones used by Civil Engineers? Or that the skill requirements for Construction Managers are a lot like the skill requirements for Meeting and Convention Planners? Skill requirements don't have a gender. It's a good idea to consider all of your options before you decide on a career path. So don't limit your career options just because you think the job you want is meant for a person of a specific gender. "Stepping out of the box" and choosing a nontraditional career enhances job opportunities and reflects one's true interests and abilities.

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Career and Technical Programs at ANC

Career and Technical education provides specialized skills related to a variety of occupations. Emphasis is placed on employability, academic and technical skills enabling student transition to the work place. Technical education provides students with an opportunity to learn skills for particular careers of interest. Many occupational jobs that require very specific training provide higher levels of pay and ease in finding employment.

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Advanced Manufacturing This Secondary Center Program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the manufacturing field. Students completing the program will earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Manufacturing which can lead directly into ANC’c degree program in Steel Industry Technology. Given the large manufacturing base in this region and advances in industrial machinery and operations, people with technical skills in this discipline are in high demand. Upon attaining work experience, individuals with this degree are better equipped to move into maintenance technician and/or team leader positions.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration This program is designed to prepare students for careers in air conditioning and refrigeration. Students will develop and practice skills for servicing, repairing, installing, and sizing air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for residential applications. The Associate of Applied Science in General Technology allows the blending of a technical certificate with general education courses to form a degree that consists of applied technologies.

Automotive Service Technology This program is designed to prepare students for careers in automotive service. Students will be provided with the basic fundamentals and skills necessary to enter the field of automotive mechanics. Students have an opportunity to explore many phases of mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and electricity. The course instruction is designed so the student will receive maximum benefits, basic fundamentals, and sound shop practices. ANC also offers a Technical Certificate in this field. The Associate of Applied Science in General Technology allows the blending of a technical certificate with general education courses to form a degree that consists of applied technologies.


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Aviation Maintenance This program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the aerospace industry as airframe and powerplant mechanics. Students successfully completing the general aviation, airframe, and powerplant components of the curriculum will be eligible to take the FAA certification examination for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics. The general aviation, airframe, and powerplant requirements involve an intensive combination of lecture and laboratory learning; students will attend class forty (40) clock hours per week. The general education component extends the applied knowledge of the general aviation, airframe, and powerplant components prepare students to pursue baccalaureate studies and advance into positions of leadership. Consult with your advisor each semester to determine an appropriate schedule. ANC offers both the A.A. S. Degree and the Technical Certificate in this field.

ANC instructors care about your success! Criminal Justice and Corrections This two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree program in Criminal Justice is designed for the student, with or without police experience, who is interested in the career of law enforcement and criminal justice. The program combines a broad background of courses in the area of law enforcement with a sound liberal arts education; however, it is not designed as a substitute for regular in-service or recruit training but is geared to complement practical police knowledge. Employment opportunities for graduates are available in city, county, state, and federal agencies, private industry, education, and the armed forces.

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Early Childhood Education This two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide training to students employed or interested in being employed in the child-care profession or public school instructional assistance. Students will complete a minimum of sixty-one hours of college credit courses which will educate, train, and provide field experience in early childhood education. The goal of the program is to provide instruction in the basic competencies of early childhood education. ANC also offers the Certificate of Proficiency for the Child Development Associate.

Industrial Electrical Systems This certificate in Industrial Electrical Systems is designed for the student with a related background or a desire to enter the field of industrial electrical maintenance. This certificate program also allows an individual to update or enhance current job skills.

Renewable Energy Technology ANC Currently offers both the Associate in Applied Science Degree and the Certificate of Proficiency in Renewable Energy Technology. This program is designed for students wishing to pursue careers that invest in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. This program allows students to learn alternative ways of producing energy. After acquiring this degree, students will have the necessary course work to easily proceed into a program of study leading toward a baccalaureate degree. Students who are not interested in further course work will be qualified to proceed directly into the workforce with the full experience of having acquired a scholastic yet practical education. The curriculum includes a 120-hour internship at a renewable energy enterprise. Career opportunities include bio-products production control operator or production maintenance technician for the bio fuels industry. 8

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Steel Industry Technology This program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the steel industry or manufacturing process that require specialized job and skill knowledge. This region has become a major source of steel related occupations and this degree will help facilitate entry or enhance promotional opportunities within the industry. Upon attaining work experience, individuals with this degree are better equipped to move into team leader positions or supervisory/ managerial roles and acquire more responsibility

Check us out on the web at Welding This program is designed to prepare students for careers in welding. Students will develop skills to meet certain certification test standards for either manufacturing or pipe welding. Students will be better prepared to assume positions that require an understanding of fabrication and layout. ANC also offers the Technical Certificate in Welding. The Associate of Applied Science in General Technology allows the blending of a technical certificate with general education courses to form a degree that consists of applied technologies.

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Business at ANC

Arkansas Northeastern College is committed to providing the best occupational education possible. ANC faculty strive to prepare associate degree and certificate students with occupational skills necessary for success in the workplace through a carefully sequenced curriculum. In addition, the programs have been designed to prepare students to work effectively with others, to solve problems, to make decisions, and to adapt to change.

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Business Technology Arkansas Business Technology program is designed for individuals who wish to enter the job market after completing approximately two years of study. This Associate in Applied Science Degree prepares students to assume entry-level employment opportunities in both public and private organizations. In addition, it is a vehicle for improvement for those wanting to update and enhance current job skills. Students pursuing the AAS in Business Technology may choose from two options depending on their career goals. The Business Administration Option provides the business skills necessary for success in entry-level administrative support positions. The program allows the student to select electives from a broad based curriculum of subjects related to business or concentrate their study in industrial management systems. Job opportunities can be found in a variety of areas including human resources, accounting, production planning, and quality systems design. Upon attaining work experience, individuals with this degree are better equipped to move into leadership positions. The Business Enterprise Option prepares students to think, plan, and manage like business owners. This program builds an entrepreneurial knowledge base for those interested in small business ownership. The program also is designed for students who desire to pursue or advance into (if currently employed) positions of frontline management in the retail and service industries, including retail stores, restaurants, hotels/motels, banking, and other service establishments.

Computer Information Systems ANC's Computer Information Systems (CIS) program is designed for students who wish to enter the information technology field. The program provides a solid foundation in business and computer courses that expose the student to many aspects of the ever-changing world of computers in society. Students earning this degree may enter directly into a variety of positions in the business and industrial community with knowledge of various hardware, software, programming, networking and web page design. In addition, a sound liberal arts education is included in the curriculum, which facilitates pursuit of a bachelor's degree. 12

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Computerized Accounting The one year certificate in Computerized Accounting prepares students for entrylevel positions in the field of accounting. Students learn the basics of professional bookkeeping and accounting procedures and gain a working knowledge of computers and popular accounting software. The program trains individuals for positions such as accounts receivable/payable clerks, bookkeepers, payroll clerks or for a variety of other entry-level accounting positions.

ANC utilizes the most up to date technologies available. Office Technology ANC's Office Technology program is designed to give the student training in the latest office equipment and procedures for this electronic age. To supplement the regular program of study, special features emphasize word processing, information processing and/or the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge in the office management and information technology fields. Internships are also available in order to enhance the learning experience. The Office Technology faculty offer specialized training to give you the skills to succeed. ANC is home to the latest technology combined with personal instruction. We pride ourselves in offering a student-to-faculty ration that enables students to have their individual needs met. The Office Technology faculty work with private industry, state, local and federal governments to ensure that courses being offered will meet your needs and are in collaboration with current employment trends. Our goal is to have you succeed!

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Allied Health at ANC

The health care industry is one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the United States. ANC is proud to offer excellent programs in the Allied Health Field. In health care you can work: • To help others • In a job that meets your interests • In an industry where the job market is growing • With kids, adults, or the aging Spend your career helping people and making a difference in someone’s life.

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Registered Nursing Arkansas Northeastern College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing. The registered nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League For Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). One traditional class is admitted yearly in the fall semester and the LPN to RN Accelerated Option is admitted in January of the Spring Semester each year. Throughout the program, general education courses and nursing courses are combined with client care in clinical settings in hospitals and health care agencies in the area. The nursing courses integrate application of the nursing process, communication skills, nutrition, pharmacology, and drug administration in care of clients. Legal/ethical responsibilities and current trends in health care are also integrated. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is granted the Associate in Applied Science Degree and may be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Admission to Arkansas Northeastern College is not automatic admission to the nursing program. The department has a selective admission policy, and students should contact the Nursing Department concerning admission and graduation requirements.

ANC instructors are compassionate and motivating. Practical Nursing The certificate in Practical Nursing is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and prepares individuals for the practice of Licensed Practical Nursing. This program integrates clinical experience with classroom theory. Students obtain clinical experience in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, public health departments, and schools. Students wishing to enter this program should discuss their career objectives with an advisor to ensure this is the appropriate program for them. 16

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Nursing Assistant (CNA) Successful completion of this program qualifies students to work as nursing assistants in hospitals, long term care facilities, rest homes or convalescent homes. Testing and certification for this program is offered through the Office of Long Term Care. Students in this program also learn medical terminology. This basic course in structural analysis, suffixes, pronunciation, pluralization, and spelling is an essential part of the nursing assistant curriculum.

Phlebotomy Technician The Phlebotomy Technician course is a fifty-eight (58) hour lecture/lab and a 120-hour externship that includes skill development in the performance of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precaution. This program includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection. Emphasis is on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. The 120 -hour externship is an individualized plan for training and experiences under the supervision of facility staff at a medical office, clinic, laboratory or hospital chosen by college staff.

Dental Assisting Technology The one year certificate in Dental Assisting Technology is designed to train dental assistants to perform the technical duties in all areas of the modern dental office. The program consists of training needed to assist the dentist in the dental operatory, the laboratory, and the dental business office. The formal training contains technical knowledge pertaining to dentistry and clinical application of this knowledge.

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Emergency Medical Technician ANC also offers the Certificate of Proficiency for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Students must have the EMT certification before becoming a Paramedic. The Emergency Medical Technician Program trains the student to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured patients in a pre-hospital care setting. The student will be required to participate in a field internship, 48 hours in the emergency room and 24 hours at an ambulance service. Completion of this course will prepare the student to take the National Registry Certification Exam.

Learn skills for a career that you want! Medical Transcription The certificate of proficiency in Medical Transcription prepares students for careers involving the transcription of verbal data in the healthcare industry. This certificate program emphasizes the importance of accuracy, organization, and professionalism. Careers in medical transcription may involve working in a healthcare facility, doctor’s office, or independently out of one’s home.


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Allied Health Accrediting Agencies National League For Nursing Accrediting Commission 350 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014 (212) 989-9393 The Commission fn Dental Accreditation 211 East Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 (321) 440-4653 The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 35 East Wacker Dr. Suite 1970 Chiocago, IL 60601 (312) 553-9355 Arkansas State Board of Nursing University Tower Building 1123 S. University, Suite 800 Little Rock, AR 72204 (501) 686-2700

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Arkansas Northeastern College does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnic origin or disability in any of its programs or activities. Arkansas Northeastern College does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in admission, access to treatment or employment in its programs and activities.

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