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Pulaski Technical College, located in North Little Rock Arkansas, was founded in 1945 when it was known as Little Rock Vocational School. Control of the school was transferred to the Arkansas Board of Vocational Schools in 1969, resulting in a expansion of school programs and services and a renaming to Pulaski Vocational Technical Institute. By 1976 the schools awarded a large land grant by the Veteran's Administration resulting in a transfer of the school to its current location. In 1991 the state of Arkansas began consolidating its various public institutions, and Pulaski Vocational Technical Institute became part of the Arkansas Technical and Community College System along with 12 other such institutions. Through this new system PVTI became a fully fledged community college and changed its name to Pulaski Technical College or Pulaski Tech for short.
Pulaski Tech offers career training programs as well as academic transfer opportunities to four year institutions for students and residents enrolled or in its service area. The large number of programs allows for a variety of choices for individuals when considering their future and how to plan for it. Career programs take between one and two years to complete and result in either a certificate or degree, and demonstrate competency in the chosen area of study. This includes having received the training, education and skill development necessary to become professionals and enter the workforce ready to tackle daily tasks required by their employer.
Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, taking lower division and general education courses for the freshman and sophomore years, followed by applying for transfer to earn their bachelor's degree by completing the remaining courses over the following two years. Students applying for transfer to a public Arkansas University will find the process eased through agreements in place with the Arkansas Technical and Community College System that has put together guidelines for transfer that if met pretty much guarantee admission. Individuals wishing to apply to private or out of state school may wish to seek out the assistance of a counselor to develop a curriculum that meets the transfer requirements of the desired school or schools.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Pulaski Tech is a public two year institution that operates through open enrollment, thus allowing any individual who wishes to enroll to do so through the completion and submission of the application for admission. Students should provide a record of their previous education, including standardized test scored, and may be asked to participate in a placement exam prior to registration. Additionally, participation in student orientation and meeting with an academic advisor are both encourage, the former as it will help adjust to student life and the latter for outlining ones academic responsibilities and curriculum. Registration takes place prior to the start of each semester, and it is recommended students complete and submit all forms and information prior to this, particularly for financial aid.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of aid must complete the necessary documents and provide their tax information through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information supplied by which will be used by the school to put together a financial aid package that takes into account financial need, aid program eligibility, and monetary awards. Student must reapply for financial aid prior to each semester, due to changing financial circumstances for individuals and their families from year to year resulting in the possibility of shifting financial needs. Students may also be selected at random to provide additional financial information to the school to cross check with the provided FAFSA in order to verify its accuracy. This measure is taken due to new regulations by the federal government regarding aid.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,300-$4,000
- Out-of-State: $5,000-$6,048
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $170-$200 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$5,340|
|Receiving Student Loans||49%||$5,141|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Pulaski Technical College may offer services including:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Arkansas.
|Pulaski Technical College||Pulaski County||Arkansas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1966)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2006)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pulaski Technical College.
- Arkansas State University - Beebe in Beebe, AR (30 miles away)
- University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton in Morrilton, AR (35 miles away)
- College of the Ouachitas in Malvern, AR (42 miles away)
- Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff, AR (43 miles away)
- National Park Community College in Hot Springs, AR (50 miles away)