What is ESCC?
The Eastark Secondary Career Center (ESCC) is an area secondary career center on the campus of East Arkansas Community College (EACC). The Center was created in 2004 through a collaborative effort of EACC, area school districts, and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education.
ESCC provides area high school students with the opportunity to pursue career programs and earn college credit while in high school. The Center’s curriculum serves as an extension of the high school curriculum offerings by providing students with hands-on training in technical fields .
Who We Serve
ESCC serves area high schools within the EACC service area. Services are provided at no cost to the students. Books, tuition, and fees are provided through the Center and funded by a training fee paid by the local school districts and by funds provided through the Department of Workforce Education.
What We Do
ESCC has the following primary goals:
- To assist students in making more informed career choices. Students select a technical program of study based on their aptitude and interest. The knowledge and experience gained at the Center will enable students to make more intelligent career choices.
- To prepare students for the world of work upon high school graduation. The programs of study at ESCC teach students marketable skills and lead to professional certifications, certificates of proficiency, or technical certificates from East Arkansas Community College.
- To encourage students to continue their education after high school. ESCC classes are credited at both the high school and college level. Students can acquire college credits while in high school which will count toward a degree, certificate, or advanced certification program.