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The Certificate of Proficiency is awarded to students who have demonstrated mastery of skills and knowledge against specified performance standards in a specific area or discipline. The Certificate of Proficiency requires between 6-18 hours of course work for completion depending upon the area of study. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each required course. If a student plans to complete certificate requirements at the end of any given semester, it will be necessary for him/her to file an application with the Registrar’s Office no later than the end of the sixth week of that semester


Advanced Manufacturing

The certificate of proficiency in Advanced Manufacturing prepares students for production-oriented jobs in automotive related and other advanced manufacturing companies. This certificate program introduces students to advanced manufacturing processes and philosophies. Wage scales for entry-level positions in local manufacturing enterprises typically exceed pay rates for entry-level jobs in retail or service industries. Students attending the Arkansas Northeastern College Secondary Center have the opportunity to pursue this curriculum while attending area high schools. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each required course.



Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

The short-term certificate of proficiency in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is designed to provide students the skills for an entry level technician position. The CP Program is offered both in the Fall and Spring Semesters. It is the first step in the career ladder for HVAC technicians. Students will learn the basics in HVAC electricity and the fundamentals of HVAC. Additionally, students will receive training in workplace skills to make them more employable.



Child Development

The Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood contains the foundation courses for a person wishing to pursue a career in early childhood (birth through preschool.) Students will learn about the Child Development Associate (CDA) processes, and the necessary steps they can take to obtain the CDA. Arkansas Northeastern College does not issue the CDA credential. Only the CDA council in Washington, DC can issue the credential. Students interested in obtaining the CDA credential should go to the CDA website at and read all of the requirements.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of child growth and learning and on-site observations to explain how the teacher and environment affect a child's cognitive, affective and physical domains.

  • Construct an early childhood professional portfolio that reflects knowledge and application of early childhood standards and ethics.

  • Design curriculum, environments and activities that are safe and developmentally appropriate.



Clerical Support

The Certificate of Proficiency in Clerical Support provides students with basic clerical skills necessary for entry-level office positions such as receptionists, file clerks, general office clerks and data entry clerks.  Students develop basic skills in keyboarding and data entry, records and information management, business correspondence, and software applications.  Essential workplace skills are also covered.  Students are given the opportunity to obtain a Career Readiness Certificate, which is a credential based upon the WorkKeys® assessments that demonstrates to employers that an individual possesses the basic workplace skills required for 21st century jobs.  All courses in the Certificate of Proficiency in Clerical Support can be applied toward a Technical Certificate in Administrative Support or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Office Management.



Computer Information Systems

  • Certificate of Proficiency - Coding

  • Certificate of Proficiency - Computer Repair/Maintenance

  • Certificate of Proficiency - Networking

A Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Information Systems topics of study provides students with concentrated study in one of these fields: Coding, Computer Repair/Maintenance, or Networking.  Essential workplace skills are also covered.  The courses in one of the Certificates of Proficiency in Computer Information Systems can be applied toward the Technical Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems.  Students must earn a "C" or above in each required course in order to receive a Certificate of Proficiency from Arkansas Northeastern College.



Construction Technology

The Construction Technology Program is designed to prepare students for entry level construction jobs. Students will learn the basics of construction safety, math, and power and hand tools. Students will develop skills in construction welding, concrete finishing, rigging, and light equipment usage. The goal of the program is to help the student acquire skills that can be used to enter the workplace and be a versatile member of a construction team. Pending program approval, the Construction Technology curriculum will include courses in Construction Craft Skills, Oxygen/Acetylene Safety and Orientation, and SMAW Partial Joint Penetration. Great new jobs are coming to this area. Let Arkansas Northeastern College help you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to begin or advance in a construction career.



Criminal Justice

The Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice is designed to give students knowledge of law enforcement concepts and practices within a non-traditional time frame.  It covers the criminal justice system, juvenile law, criminal law, corrections and investigation.  This certificate is designed to help individuals interested in law enforcement or corrections find entry-level employment.  All courses in the Criminal Justice Certificate of Proficiency may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice.



Emergency Medical Technician

Check out the Emergency Medical Services page on the Nursing and Allied Health site for more information!

The Emergency Medical Technician Program provides training to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured patients in a pre-hospital care setting. Students are required to participate in a field internship, 48 hours in the emergency room and 24 hours at an ambulance service. The course content covers anatomy and physiology, initial patient survey and triage, airway management, oxygen therapy, and treatment of bleeding, shock, cardiac arrest, fractures, spinal injuries and other medical emergencies. Additional areas of study include automated external defibrillation, multi-lumen airways and general pharmacology. The course is designed for anyone interested in working in public safety, including fire, police and ambulance operations. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the National Registry Examination. Students must complete the course with a grade of “C” or better.



General Aviation

This program is designed for students who desire to enter the aerospace industry, particularly in the field of aviation maintenance. The requirements of this program satisfy the General Aviation eligibility portion for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exams for Airframe Mechanic or Powerplant Mechanic. Completion of the Airframe and/or Powerplant curricula and program requirements is necessary to be eligible to take FAA certification exams for the Airframe and/or Powerplant ratings. The Certificate of Proficiency program is approved by the FAA, which requires that every single required hour of instruction be given to each student. Because of this requirement and the vital importance of mechanical performance, class attendance is an absolute must to remain in good standing in the program. Failure to attend the classes in accordance with instructor established guidelines will result in dismissal from the program. Coursework is taken sequentially in an intensive combination of lecture and laboratory learning. Students may be required to attend classes as many as 30 clock hours per week.



General Industrial Technology

To provide an alternative course of study for prospective students who do not initially meet all of the entrance qualifications of Arkansas Northeastern College. This certificate will develop basic skills and knowledge that could be useful in applying for a position with an industrial employer.



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. Students wishing to enter this program should consult an advisor. Students must earn a grade of “C” of better in each required course.



Medication Assistant

The Medication Assistant course at ANC combines classroom theory, lab and clinical experiences meeting the requirements of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing for the Medication Assistant-Certified (MA-C) training course.  The course includes the role and responsibilities of the MA-C along with the concepts necessary for the safe and effective administration of medications.  Supervised clinical experience includes administering medications in a nursing home setting.  Students are required to meet College Admission requirements and must have completed at least 1 continuous year of full-time experience as a certified nurse aide (CNA) in the state of Arkansas and currently listed in good standing on the Arkansas Certified Nurse Aid Registry.  Students successfully completing course requirements with a "C" or above and a "pass" in the clinical lab and clinical are awarded the certificate of proficiency in Medication Assistant.



Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Check out the Nursing Assistant page on the Nursing and Allied Health site for more information!

Successful completion of the Nursing Assistant program qualifies students to work as nursing assistants in hospitals, long term care facilities, rest homes or convalescent homes. The Nursing Assistant Competency Exam offered through the Office of Long Term Care provides opportunity for those successfully completing the NA program to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Students must also complete a medical terminology course as part of the Nursing Assistant curriculum. This course provides structural analysis, suffixes, pronunciation, pluralization, and spelling of medical terms. Students must complete the both courses with a grade of “C” or better. Refer to Nursing Assistant Information Guidelines located in the ANC Allied Health Website for additional information.




Check out the Phlebotomy page on the Nursing and Allied Health site for more information!

The Phlebotomy Technician course prepares students for entry level competencies as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinics, blood donor centers, and other health care settings. Students develop skills in performing phlebotomy procedures, specimen collection and processing using proper techniques and universal precautions. The program is also designed to assist students in enhancing their critical thinking abilities and their interpersonal skills. The program includes 58 hours of theory classroom instruction and clinical laboratory experience on campus, with practice arms and tutorials. During the 120 hour Clinical practicum, students work in healthcare settings under the supervision of professional Medical Technologists and/or Phlebotomists to obtain practical, hands-on experience. The Phlebotomy Certificate Program is a one semester or 16 week course. Students successfully completing the course with a C or better are awarded a certificate proficiency in Phlebotomy.



The Certificate of Proficiency in Teaching is a 9 credit hour credential that is designed for students wanting to enter the teaching profession.  This CP helps create a beginning pathway for students wanting to obtain higher credentials in education, and eventually obtain a teaching license.  The student will gain valuable field experiences and knowledge about teaching roles and responsibilities.




The one year certificate in Welding is designed for students wishing to secure marketable welding skills. Through an organized progression of steps, the student builds ability with the different welding processes offered. Progression is competency based. Students will achieve different levels of expertise, determined by their interest, aptitude, and participation in class. Welder Qualification is available. All structural qualification testing will be done in accordance with American Welding Society Structural code D1.1. All pipe qualifications will adhere to Section 1X of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers welding code.



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