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The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) is a two-year, state-supported institution which offers university-transfer and career-specific training programs, as well as adult education, workforce education, and community outreach programs.

UACCM is nationally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Location

UACCM is located along Interstate 40 approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of Little Rock in the town of Morrilton[1] in Conway County, Arkansas.

Students

In the fall of 2007, UACCM served 1,814 total credit students. Of those students, 68 percent were considered full-time (enrolling in 12 or more credit hours per semester), and 32 percent were considered part-time. The student body was made of 38 percent male and 62 percent female. The average student age in the fall 2007 semester was 25.

Degrees and Certifications Offered

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Associate of Arts and Science Degrees

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees designed for university transfer are offered with an emphasis in Art, Business, Computer Information Science, English, General Education, Surveying Technology, Teaching (emphasis in Early Childhood Education P-4), and Teaching (emphasis in middle school math/science or language arts/social studies).

Associate of Applied Science Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science degrees, Technical Certificates and Certificates of Proficiency designed for immediate entry into the job market are offered in the areas of Accounting, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Business Office Technology, Computer Information Systems, Dietary Management, Drafting, Early Childhood Development, Emergency Medical Technology-Basic, Graphic Design, Nursing Assistant, Petroleum Technology, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Retail Marketing, Surveying, and Welding.

College History

The 1961 Arkansas General Assembly established Petit Jean Vo-Tech as the state’s second adult vocational-technical school. The first building was completed in July 1963 and classes began in September. The school initially awarded diplomas in occupational-specific areas.

In 1991, the General Assembly converted Petit Jean Vo-Tech to a degree granting two-year college, Petit Jean Technical College. The conversion permitted expansion of the curriculum to include technical, academic & workforce education; community education; and adult education. In 1997, the College again made a name change to Petit Jean College. Finally, in 2001, Petit Jean College merged with the University of Arkansas System and became the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton.

UACCM currently consists of 69.7 acres (282,000 m2) with 11 educational buildings and various support facilities.

UACCM Enrollment Growth in The News

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton was ranked as one of the “Top 50 Fastest-Growing Public Two-Year Colleges in the United States” in the category of colleges with enrollments of fewer than 2,500 students. The ranking appears in the December 4, 2006 edition of Community College Week [2], the nation’s weekly newspaper covering two-year colleges. The publication based its rankings on analysis of U.S. Department of Education data regarding percent growth in headcount from fall 2004 to fall 2005. UACCM experienced a 15 percent increase in enrollment during this time period. The institution has experienced a 450 percent enrollment increase since it became a two-year college in 1991.

External links

UACCM Web site - [3]

Higher Learning Commission - [4]

Morrilton Chamber of Commerce - [5]

City of Morrilton - [6]


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