Become a Certified Nursing Assistant This Summer through ATU Ozark

Looking to break into the health industry? This summer, Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is offering a certified nursing assistant (CNA) course.

The course will run June 6 through July 7 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Ozark.

“There is a growing need for CNAs in the healthcare industry,” Chief Student Officer Richard Harris said. “This course will help to address that need in a timely manner.”

To register for these courses, or for more information, contact the Office of Student Services at (479) 667-2117 or visit www.atu.edu/ozark.

Complete Coverage: ATU Graduation

Arkansas Tech University awarded more than 1,400 degrees during five spring 2017 graduation ceremonies at John E. Tucker Coliseum in Russellville.

Graduates were honored at the following times:

  • Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus at 7 p.m. Thursday
  • Arkansas Tech Graduate College at 7 p.m. Friday
  • College of Arts and Humanities and College of Education at 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and College of eTech at 2 p.m. Saturday
  • College of Business, College of Natural and Health Sciences and associate degrees at 6 p.m. Saturday

Photos and video from each ceremony will be added below as they’re available.

Ozark Campus Ceremony:
Graduation 2017: Ozark Campus | 5/11/17

Graduate College Ceremony:
Doctorate/Graduate Spring 2017 Commencement | 5/12/17

10 a.m. Ceremony:
Spring 2017 Commencement: 10am ceremony | 5/13/17

2 p.m. Ceremony:
Spring 2017 Commencement: 2pm ceremony | 5/13/17

6 p.m. Ceremony:
Spring 2017 Commencement: 6pm ceremony | 5/13/17

Commencement 2017 at Arkansas Tech

Arkansas Tech University will award more than 1,400 degrees during five spring 2017 graduation ceremonies this weekend at John E. Tucker Coliseum in Russellville.

The ceremony times are as follows:

  • Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus at 7 p.m. Thursday
  • Arkansas Tech Graduate College at 7 p.m. Friday
  • College of Arts and Humanities and College of Education at 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and College of eTech at 2 p.m. Saturday
  • College of Business, College of Natural and Health Sciences and associate degrees at 6 p.m. Saturday

Members of the Tech family can stay connected during commencement using the hashtag #ATUGrad on social media.

Learn more about commencement ceremonies at Arkansas Tech.

The ceremonies will be streamed live, and each ceremony may be viewed below:

ATU Ozark Campus to Close on Thursday

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will be closed on Thursday, May 10 to prepare for graduation that evening.

The Campus will resume normal business hours on Friday, May 12 at 8 a.m. For more information please call (479) 667-2117.

ATU to Offer BAS degree in Response to Industry Requests

Arkansas Tech University will offer a new opportunity this fall for those who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree to take the next step in their education. The need for the degree was recognized after a fall 2016 survey of 32 Arkansas industrial, manufacturing and technical companies.

Through that survey, employers identified 40 individual positions which would benefit from having access to a bachelor’s degree or currently require a bachelor’s degree. Representative positions included front line supervisors, plant manager, human resources, sales manager, production manager, farm manager, project manager, maintenance manager, fleet supervisor, team leaders, platform leaders and buyers.

An additional survey cited in the letter of notification found that 83.7 percent of ATU-Ozark Campus students would be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree online if it provided a seamless transition from the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Associate of Applied Science graduates entering the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program may transfer 54 hours of credits. Students will complete an additional 66 hours in pursuit of the bachelor’s degree, including 26 hours of required general education courses and 40 hours of upper-division hours.

“The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree provides students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in any discipline a seamless transition to the online B.A.S. degree,” wrote Dr. Jeff Aulgur, head of the Department of Professional Studies, in the letter of notification. “This stackable education sequence enhances an individual’s academic qualifications and increases potential career upward mobility.”

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) approved a letter of notification stating Arkansas Tech’s intention to offer an online Bachelor of Applied Science degree beginning with the fall 2017 semester.

Dr. Mohamed Abdelrahman, vice president for academic affairs at ATU, wrote in a memorandum presented to the ATU Board of Trustees that the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program will allow students to “gain skills identified as being essential by many employers,” including communication, writing, strategic thinking, leadership and organizational skills.

Individuals seeking more information about the online ATU Bachelor of Applied Science degree may call (479) 968-0318 or send an e-mail to ps@atu.edu.