Career Pathways

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The Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) provides funding that enables UACCB to offer assistance such as career counseling, job search training, academic advising and tutoring to eligible individuals so that they may earn an educational credential and immediately go to work in a high demand occupation. In addition, the Pathways program may be able to help eligible persons overcome financial barriers to obtaining needed training and education.


To participate in the UACCB CPI program, an individual must be a parent or legal guardian of a child living in the home under the age of 21, AND ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Receive SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, or AR Kids
  • Receive Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA)*
  • Have an annual family income below 250% of federal poverty level

Note: Persons currently receiving TEA assistance will receive expedited enrollment if all eligibility requirements are met.

Those who think they may qualify, or for more information, please contact CPI at (870) 612-2060 to schedule an appointment. The Career Pathways Initiative is located in the UACCB Main Classroom Building (MCB) Room 236.

Eligible Programs

Certificates of Proficiency

  • Agriculture Business
  • Animal Science
  • Carpentry
  • CNC Operator
  • Commercial Vehicle Driving
  • Compact Equipment Operator
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Technology
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • Drywall Installation and Finishing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Technology, Basic
  • Health Professions
  • HVAC
  • Masonry
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Network and System Administration
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science
  • Teaching
  • Web Development
  • Welding

Technical Certificates

  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Technology
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology
  • Clerical Services
  • CNC Production Technician
  • Computer Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Technology, Paramedic
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Professions
  • Heavy Vehicle Operations
  • Management and Supervision
  • Mechatronics
  • Practical Nursing
  • Software Development
  • Welding Technology

Associate of Applied Science

  • Computer Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Technology, Paramedic
  • Health Professions
  • Industrial Technology
  • Management and Supervision
  • Registered Nursing

Important Info

Contact Info

Career Pathways

Shaneka Brandon
Director of Career Pathways

Valerie Bennett
Career Pathways Student Advisor

PO Box 3350
Batesville, AR 72503-3350
Fax: (870) 612-2125
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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