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EACC’s EastArk Secondary Career Center 2014 Graduates

June 23, 2014

East Arkansas Community College-Forrest City

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Four students in the Forrest City High School’s 2014 graduating class have reached a major milestone by graduating from high school and simultaneously receiving Certificates of Proficiency from East Arkansas Community College. 

The students participated in training from the EastArk Secondary Career Center (ESCC) located on EACC’s campus.  Students enrolled in the program attend afternoon classes Monday-Friday at EACC and may receive concurrent credit.  Hours earned for college credit count toward a degree, certificate or advanced certification program.  ESCC provides area high school students with the opportunity to pursue a career program and earn college credit while in high school.  The curriculum serves as an extension of the high school curriculum offerings and provides students with hands-on training in technical fields. 

With guidance from their high school and ESCC staff, 10th-12th grade students select a technical curriculum based upon aptitude and personal interests. The process helps prepare them for the real world of work, and will teach the students marketable skills that can lead to professional certifications.  Dana Crisp serves as the Secondary Career Center’s Director.

Four area high schools are currently participating in the innovative career center:  Forrest City High School, Palestine/Wheatley High School, Wynne High School, and Hughes High School.  If you would like to receive more information about the ESCC program, contact Dana Crisp at 870-633-4480, ext. 344.

Photo of ESCC Students

Photo from left: Demetris Parchman, Certificate of Proficiency in Diesel Technology, Dana Crisp, ESCC Director, and James Mefford, Certificate of Proficiency in Diesel Technology.  Not pictured:  Travis Moore, Certificate of Proficiency in Diesel Technology, and Rodshanik Brown, Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Professions.

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