Pulaski Technical College is a community college with seven locations in North Little Rock and the surrounding area in Central Arkansas. The school specializes in both preparing students for transfer to four-year universities, as well as increasing skills through technical programs.
Pulaskis academics is separated into seven divisions: Allied Health and Human Services, Business, Information Technology, Fine Arts and Humanities, Mathematics/Natural and Social Sciences, and Academic Success. Pulaski offers Associate degrees in Arts, Arts in Teaching, and Applied Science.
The school also has more than 30 technical certificate programs, including Accounting, Automotive Technology, Computer Information Services, Crime Scene Investigation, Dental Assisting, Drafting and Design, Early Childhood Development, Law Enforcement Administration, Legal Secretarial, Machine Tool Technology, Medical Transcription, Motorcycle-ATV Repair, Office Technology, Practical Nursing, Welding, and Wine and Spirits Studies.
Pulaski also offers Certificate of Proficiency programs in fields such as Computer Information Services, Crime Scene Investigation, Damage Analysis and Estimation, Engine Machinist, Law Enforcement Administration, Nursing Assistant, Parts Specialist, Tractor and Trailer Servicing, and Welding.
Pulaski Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and many of its programs are accredited by various institutions. For example, Pulaskis Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the Arkansas Board of Nursing, its Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, the Automotive Technology Program is certified by the National Automobile Technician Federation, and the Aviation Maintenance Technology Programs are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Pulaski has an open admissions policy. Students should submit official high school transcripts with cumulative grade point average and graduation date. Students should also show proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella. U.S. citizens born overseas must also show proof of screening for TB. In addition, students should submit ACT or COMPASS results that are not older than five years.
The admissions requirements are basically the same for students transferring from another college or university, although the applicant must be in good academic standing with the former institution.
International students must demonstrate English proficiency, which can be done by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language and scoring at least 173 on the computer-based exam or 500 on the paper exam. The test must have been taken within the last two years. International applicants must also demonstrate financial support by showing proof that a minimum $20,000 will be available for each academic year. They must also show the same proof of immunization and screening as U.S. students.
Students can go online to apply for admission to Pulaski.
Financial aid is available for students who need assistance paying their way through school. Students should begin the process by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which can be done online.
About a dozen scholarships are available to students who wish to attend Pulaski. These include the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, Ben Wyatt Scholarship, Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship, GED Scholarship, James A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, Skills USA High School Level Scholarship, Simmons First National Bank Endowed Scholarship, and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County. Federal Pell Grants and federal loans are also an option for students seeking financial assistance.
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Pulaski students can spend some of their free time in Little Rock, with its cultural treasures such as the Historic Arkansas Museum, Bill Clinton Presidential Center, and Central High School National Historic Site, where the integration of the school in 1957 was a landmark moment in civil rights.
A number of student organizations are available to those who choose to study at Pulaski. These include Skills USA, Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors, Metro Student Ministry, Fusion, and a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. There is also a possibility of employment in the area thanks to the schools work-study program.
Pulaski also has an extensive online learning program, allowing students to learn and communicate with educators outside of the classroom. In addition, Pulaski Tech has a presence on MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter.
Pulaskis Little Learning Academy has a dual function: To give students who are also parents access to child care services, and to help students studying Early Childhood Education a chance for experience.
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