Blending tradition, technology and innovation to educate today’s diverse students for tomorrow’s changing world.
- BRTC Mission Statement
Founded as Black River Vocational Technical School in 1972, the school is now a public, two-year college with an open admissions policy that is committed to meeting the technical, academic, professional, cultural, and personal enrichment needs of the citizens of Northeast Arkansas and the surrounding areas. The college was renamed Black River Technical College in 1991 and is governed by a Board of Trustees.
Black River Technical College annually enrolls approximately 3,000 students from its surrounding area.
BRTC faculty share a devotion to their diverse disciplines and programs and a commitment to the intellectual, technical, and professional growth of their students. The typically smaller student-faculty ratio permits students to have a productive learning relationship with their instructors.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:
Black River Technical College is an equal opportunity institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, handicap/disability, or other unlawful factors in employment practices, or admission and treatment of students. Any questions regarding this policy should be addressed to the Vice-President for Finance, Black River Technical College, Post Office Box 468, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455, (870) 248-4000, ext. 4031
Racial Profiling Policy:
In accordance with Act 1048 of 2007 of Arkansas statute, BRTC has adopted a formal policy and procedures detailing its compliance with state legislation that formally prohibits racial profiling by Arkansas law enforcement. This policy and procedure model applies to all campus law enforcement officials. The policy affirms that all law enforcement officers of the BRTC Police Department shall base pedestrian or motor vehicle stops, detentions, investigative activities, searches, property seizures, or arrests of a person upon a standard of reasonable suspicion or probable cause in compliance with the U.S. Constitution and Arkansas Constitution. The full text of this policy is contained in the BRTC Policy and Procedures manual, and shall be made available upon written request to the Office of Campus Police, AD 112-B.