BRTC serves approximately 3,000 students annually through its degree programs, technical courses, and community educational offerings.
BRTC also offers the Associate of Arts Teaching degree in three focus areas (the Early Education area is pending approval as of the 2005-2006 school year), the Associate of Applied Science degree in 13 disciplines, technical certificates in 15 disciplines, and Certificates of Proficiency in five disciplines.
BRTC also offers adult education courses in seven areas including the ability for students to work towards and obtain a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), and continuing education courses for the Pocahontas and Randolph County community for both personal and work-related development.
BRTC offers a unique "Weekend College" plan whereby a student may complete the Associate of Arts degree in three years by attending courses on weekends only. BRTC requires that at least six students sign up for a course, and development courses are not counted towards the three-year timeframe.
BRTC offers some courses through various forms of distance education; the Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing courses in nursing theory are done completely by interactive video as part of the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium, of which BRTC's program is a member.
The BRTC Fire Science program is offered in conjunction with the Arkansas Fire Academy.
The Greene County Industrial Training Center (also referred to as BRTC-Paragould) is in the process (as of September 2005) of obtaining approval to offer the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Education (Human Resource Development concentration) issued by the University of Arkansas through distance learning.
The following programs have received additional accreditation or approval as shown below:
|Academic Program||Accrediting/Approving Agency|
|Aviation Maintenance Technology||Federal Aviation Administration|
|Dietary Manager||Dietary Managers Association|
|Dietetics||American Dietetics Association|
|Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic||Arkansas State Board of Health, Division of Emergency Services|
|Practical Nursing||Arkansas State Board of Nursing|
|Nursing Assistant||Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office of Long Term Care|
|Registered Nursing||Arkansas State Board of Nursing|
|Respiratory Care||Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care|
|Respiratory Care||Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health|
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