POCAHONTAS, AR  Apr. 15 â€” Based upon student feedback, BRTC will be postponing Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies until August.  The actual ceremony date will be announced at a later time.  

Students scheduled to graduate from BRTC in May 2020 are invited to walk in the commencement ceremony in August.  However, students’ transcripts and graduation certificates will state their actual commencement date, May 14, 2020.

Spring graduates unable to walk in the August 2020 ceremony are invited to walk in the December 2020 graduation.

For more information or to view other announcements and frequently asked questions, visit the BRTC Campus Health page at http://www.blackrivertech.org/brtcstudents/campus-health. 


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.