2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

About UA-PTC

Mission Statement

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College provides access to high-quality education that promotes student learning and enables individuals to develop to their fullest potential.

Vision Statement

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College aspires to be the flagship two-year institution in the region to develop life-long learners, prepare excellent employees for careers, foster innovation in advanced technologies, and contribute to the economic and civic development of communities.

Values Statement

Empower: UA-PTC keeps students at the center of all we do. 
Learn: UA-PTC commits to life-long learning that enhances individual, community, and economic development. 
UA-PTC provides exceptional academic curriculum and co-curricular experiences. 
Integrity: UA-PTC promotes and acts with honesty and principle. 
Belong: UA-PTC fosters an accessible and inclusive culture that creates a sense of belonging. 
Community: UA-PTC engages campus, workforce, and community collaborations through open communication and relationship-building. 

Institutional Learning Outcomes

UA-PTC graduates are expected to:

  1. Analyze information from credible sources. (Information Literacy)
    ​This may include the ability to:
    • Locate relevant information
    • Evaluate the quality and usefulness of the information
    • Synthesize the information.
    • Communicate the information in an ethical manner consistent with the standards of the field or program of study.
  2. Appropriately apply a variety of technology tools within one’s discipline. (Technology Literacy)
    ​This may include the ability to:
    • Acquire information,
    • Solve real-world problems,
    • Communicate, and/or
    • Perform tasks and processes.
  3. Communicate effectively with diverse audiences in multiple contexts. (Communication)
    ​This may include the ability to:
    • Develop, organize, and present orally well-supported and ideas formally and informally with consideration of community and context.
    • Develop, organize, and present in written format well-supported ideas formally and informally with consideration of community and context.
    • Clearly express ideas, information, and concepts in various modes and media, including the proper use of appropriate technology.
    • Select and utilize means of communication appropriate for a variety of professional, civic, and social circumstances, environments, and communities.
    • Consider diverse communities in multiple contexts.
  4. Apply critical thinking skills to achieve a desired goal. (Critical Thinking)
    This may include the ability to:
    • Apply appropriate methods to solve problems or address issues.
    • Use evidence to justify conclusions.
  5. Use quantitative methods to solve problems. (Quantitative Reasoning)
    ​This may include the ability to:
    • Analyze and interpret quantitative information.
    • Apply quantitative concepts and skills to solve real world problems.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences. (Cultural Awareness)
    ​This may include the ability to:
    • Explain how similar actions can be understood differently depending on cultural context.
    • Evaluate the impact of culture on individuals and groups.
  7. Demonstrate career readiness skills. (Professionalism)
    This may include the ability to:
    • Demonstrate personal accountability.
    • Meet commitments.
    • Demonstrate ethical behavior.
    • Demonstrate teamwork.

Student-Centered Philosophy Statement

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is committed to the academic, personal, and professional development of its students. The quality of the student experience is critical to the achievement of the College’s mission and lays the foundation upon which educational and professional successes will be built. This commitment obligates the UA-PTC community to cooperatively and intentionally structure programs, activities, and services to promote the success of all students.

Student Success

Student success occurs when students accomplish their educational goals at University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College and finish what they start. Student success is accomplished through the completion of any of the following areas: Certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and enhancement of career or personal skills and course work that promotes life-long learning.


University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College, an institution of higher education, is an integral part of the University of Arkansas System. It is governed by a University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees appointed by the governor and derives its support largely from student tuition and legislative appropriations.

UA - Pulaski Tech’s history dates back to October 1945 when the College was established as the Little Rock Vocational School under the supervision of the Little Rock Public Schools. In October 1969, administration of the school was transferred to the Arkansas Board of Vocational Education, and the school was named Pulaski Vocational Technical School.
Early in the 1970s, 137 acres declared surplus by the Veterans Administration were transferred to the North Little Rock School District, and Pulaski Vo-Tech was given 40 acres for a new school site. Pulaski Vo-Tech moved from 14th and Scott streets in Little Rock to its present location in January 1976.

When the Arkansas General Assembly created the Arkansas Technical and Community College System in 1991, Pulaski Vo-Tech and 12 other vocational-technical schools became technical colleges under the coordination of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Pulaski Vo- Tech then became Pulaski Technical College. The college joined the University of Arkansas System in February 2017 and became University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College.

UA-PTC Campus and Off-Campus Partner Locations

Campus Locations

Aviation Maintenance Technology Center

1600 West Maryland Avenue • North Little Rock, AR 72120 • (501) 835-5420
This site is a location for students taking aviation courses. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program offered at UA - Pulaski Technical College trains students for FAA certification. Training technologies include computer-based instruction, PowerPoint instructional presentations, video presentations, lectures, training aids, field trips, day and evening classes, school-affiliated FAA designated mechanics examiners, FAA-certified instructors, FAA/FCC approved federal testing center, and a comfortable learning environment. This is not a full-service location.

Business and Industry Center

3303 East Roosevelt Road • Little Rock, AR 72206 • (501) 907-6670
The Business and Industry Center supports the mission of UA - Pulaski Technical College by providing an array of learning opportunities designed to meet the learning needs of the business and industry community of Central Arkansas. The Business and Industry Center provides the following: customized training in response to the needs of Arkansas business and industry, community education opportunities, and available space for facilities rental. Training specialists provide instruction in industrial maintenance, advanced manufacturing, industrial electricity, electronics, programmable logic controllers, computer applications, community education, high voltage lineman training, welding, management development, and supervision. This is not a full-service location.

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College Little Rock - South Site

13000 I-30 • Little Rock, AR 72210 • (501) 812-2200
Little Rock - South is home to programs in automotive technology, collision repair technology, diesel technology, and commercial driver training. In addition, the site is home to classrooms, laboratories, student services, faculty and staff offices, Ottenheimer-South Library, testing services, and tutoring services for a wide variety of courses. The Adult Education Center, which offers General Educational Development (GED) preparation, basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), and academic upgrade for workforces and college preparation, is also located at Little Rock - South. General education and other college courses are offered. Also located on this site, UA - Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute (CAHMI) provides an intensive, comprehensive course of study in the culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and hospitality management.

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College (Main Campus)

3000 West Scenic Drive • North Little Rock, AR 72118 • (501) 812-2200
UA - Pulaski Technical College’s Main Campus is located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The Main Campus houses the Campus Center Building (CCB), which includes the offices of Admissions, Records, Financial Aid, Advising and Career Services, Counseling and Disability Services, Student Activities, and the Chancellor’s Executive Suite. In addition, the Campus Center houses the Business/Cashier’s Office, Tutoring Services, the Office of Testing Services, Campus Bookstore, a food court, instructional space, administration and staff offices, and multipurpose classrooms.

The Administration Building is the site for Career Pathways, TRIO Scholars, Veterans Services, Veterans Upward Bound, Human Resources, Public Relations and Marketing, the UA-PTC Foundation, Advancement Office, Computing Services, and Institutional Research. This location offers a variety of courses for degree programs.

The Allied Health, HVAC, Drafting and Design, Machine Shop, and Welding programs are also located at this campus. The Main Campus also features the Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) which includes art studios, a black box theater, recital and performance studios, and a 500-seat performing arts theater. Ottenheimer-North Library is also located on the Main Campus across the promenade from the Campus Center.

Off-Campus Partner Locations

Baptist Health College Little Rock (Partnership)

11900 Colonel Glenn Road • Little Rock, AR 72210 • (501) 202-6200
UA-Pulaski Technical College partners with Baptist Health College Little Rock to offer the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. All OTA-specific coursework is completed at BHCLR, while required general education coursework may be completed at the Main campus or Little Rock-South site. This is not a full-service location. 

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center (Articulation Agreement)

Two St. Vincent Circle • Little Rock, AR 72205 • (501) 552-2997
UA-Pulaski Technical College partners with CHI St. Vincent School of Radiologic Technology to offer an agreement for students to complete an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health, Radiography option. All Radiography coursework is offered at CHI St. Vincent, and any required general education coursework may be completed at UA-PTC. This is not a full-service location.

Criminal Justice Institute (Contractual Arrangement)

26 Corporate Hill Drive • Little Rock, AR 72205 • (501) 570-8045. UA-Pulaski Technical College partners with the UA Criminal Justice Institute to offer degrees and certificates in Crime Scene Investigation and Law Enforcement Administration to active law enforcement personnel in Arkansas. This is not a full-service location.

High School Partners (with at least 50% of credential offered on site)

Calvary Academy, 1401 Calvary Road, North Little Rock, AR 72116

Jacksonville High School, 1301 West Main Street, Jacksonville, AR 72076

Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center, 1727 South Main Street, Jonesboro, AR 72401

Metropolitan Career-Technical Center, 7701 Scott Hamilton Drive, Little Rock, AR 72209


Contact Information

Please see the UA - PTC website for contact information not provided.

Student Services

Admissions • 812-2231
Advising, Career Services, and Records • 812-2220
Counseling and Disability Services • 812-2738
Financial Aid • 812-2289
Learning Assistance Center • 812-2270
Veterans Services • 812-2360

Other Offices

Advancement 812-2221
Bookstore • 812-2219
Campus Police/Public Safety • 812-2711
Main Campus Duty Phone • 580-1831
UA-PTC South Duty Phone • 626-7152
After Hours Emergency • 803-9900
Cashier’s Office • 812-2278
Computer Services • 812-2205
Early College Programs • 812-2382
Human Resources • 812-2203
UA-PTC Libraries • 812-2272
Physical Plant • 812-2256
Public Relations and Marketing • 812-2760
Purchasing • 812-2366
Student Activities • 812-2756

Tours And Visits

UA - Pulaski Technical College encourages prospective students, parents, community members, and groups seeking additional information about the college to schedule a campus tour. Tours of the college may be scheduled by appointment. To schedule a tour, contact UA-PTC Office of Admissions (501) 812-2231 or schedule online at uaptc.edu/campus-tour. For information about facilities available for rent, please visit uaptc.edu/facility-rentals.

Equal Opportunity

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is committed to the policy of providing equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate in employment, admissions, programs, or any other educational functions and services on the basis of sex, disability, age, race, national origin, color, religion, or sexual orientation. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, contact Disability Services at (501) 812-2738.

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