POCAHONTAS, AR  Jan. 10 â€” BRTC was approved by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education (ADHE) to offer new programs online, new associate degrees, and make improvements to others. 

BRTC has been approved to offer the new degree Associate of General Studies in General Studies.  This flexible program enables students to include a wide variety of classes into the degree.

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Administration is also a new 2-year degree which trains students to better manage medical offices.

BRTC has been approved to offer both the 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Nutrition and Dieteticsand the 1-year Technical Certificate in Nutrition and Foodservice Management completely online.  Classes will begin to be offered online in Spring 2019.

BRTC will now offer a 1-semester Certificate of Proficiency in Accounting Assistant, preparing students to enter the accounting industry or enhance their business background.

BRTC will also offer a 1-semester Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice, providing a credential as well as introducing students to forensic science, corrections, and criminal evidence and procedure.

Curriculum in the Certificate of Proficiency in Phlebotomy, the Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing, and the Certificate of Proficiency in Agriculture have been enhanced to be more effective for students.  

For more information about BRTC’s academics, contact Nursing & Allied Health Dean Ramonda Housh at (870) 248-4173 or Ramonda.Housh@blackrivertech.edu, General Studies Dean Donna Statler at (870) 248-4183 or donnas@blackrivertech.edu, or Technical and Business Programs Dean Phillip Dickson at (870) 248-4125 or Phillip.Dickson@blackrivertech.edu


Black River Technical College is a 2-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould, which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education.  The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies (LETA) and fire science academies.  BRTC has 2,500 full- and part-time students.