The following is a list of consumer information that Black River Technical College is required by federal regulations to make available to you as a student or parent of a student. This is brief summary of the information available and contact information is provided if you would like to request a paper copy.
The Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires all colleges and universities participating in Federal Student Aid Programs to disclose basic institution information, graduation rates, information on students receiving athletically related student aid, campus security policies and campus crime statistics. This page centralizes the information for current and prospective students at Black River Technical College.
- Graduation/Completion Rates
- Campus Crime Statistics
- Student Diversity Statistics
- Student Withdrawal Process
Sections entitled Academic Withdraw, Course/College Withdrawal, and Student Admission, Registration, and Withdrawal Process in this year’s BRTC Course Catalog provide details for student withdrawal options.
- Cost of Attendance
- Financial Aid Budget
- Refund & Return to Title IV Funds Policies
- Current Academic Programs
- Faculty List
- Accrediting Agencies
- Facilities for Disabled Students
Sections entitled Services for the Disabled, Service Animals, and Arkansas Rehabilitation Services in this year’s BRTC Course Catalog provide details for disabled students.
Black River Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Its programs have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and by the State Board of Vocational Education. Some of the college’s programs are also accredited by different agencies, as reflected in the program descriptions and on the Accreditation page of this website. Accrediting bodies to BRTC may also be located in this year’s BRTC Course Catalog.
College Navigator is a free consumer information tool that guides, leads, and directs students, parents, high school counselors and other interested parties to information about higher education institutions. The primary data source for College Navigator is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS.
BRTC’s cost of attendance may be determined by accessing the Net Price Calculator.
For disability services, contact the following:
(870) 248-4000 ext. 4014
(870) 239-0969 ext. 5000
BRTC’s Alert System allows individuals to receive email, text and voice alerts from BRTC in case of emergencies.
The most current version of Information Privacy and Security is available in this year’s BRTC Student Handbook.
As a general rule, a student’s academic record is confidential and will not be released to unauthorized persons without written approval from the student. However, under 34CFR 99.31 (a) (2) BRTC can release a student’s information to another institution in which the student seeks or intends to enroll.
The following items are considered public information and may be made available upon inquiry unless the student requests nondisclosure: name, address, phone number, enrollment status, degrees obtained and dates conferred, and dates of attendance.
Request for nondisclosure is effective until the student notifies the Registrar, in writing, that the request is to be voided. BRTC intends to comply fully with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the FERPA office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act. Questions concerning the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act should be referred to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.
BRTC Public Safety Officer
To learn more about safety at BRTC, review the following.
The BRTC Financial Aid office is located on the Pocahontas campus and a staff member is present at the Paragould location in the Student Services department.
The most current version of student rights and responsibilities is available in this year’s BRTC Student Handbook.
For information about transfer, view the Transfer section of this year’s BRTC Course Catalog or contact the following.
Kim Bigger, Registrar
(870) 248-4000, Ext 4015
For students who wish to pursue academic degrees at four-year colleges, BRTC provides a bridge. The basic academic coursework offers students an appropriate college foundation to qualify for admittance to a four-year college and prepare for successful work in the upper classes. The faculty is actively involved in advisement to help students with this transition.
Most colleges will only accept transfer of courses with a grade of “C” or better, but those colleges with whom BRTC has a partnership agreement (ASU and WBC) may accept all BRTC courses (with the exception of a grade of “D” in Freshman English I), even those with a “D” grade, if students have an overall GPA of 2.00 and are transferring complete Associate of Arts degrees. Students are responsible for contacting the registrar at the receiving college regarding transfer policies at that college.
Arkansas Act 98 (1989) provides for the establishment of a core curriculum of courses which will apply towards the general education requirements of baccalaureate degrees at state-supported colleges, and which will be fully transferrable between these colleges. The term “state minimum core” is used to describe this core curriculum, and a copy may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar, the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, or from advisors/counselors.
Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.” Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary.
Courses notated in the degree plan with the “~“ symbol are considered ACTS courses. The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. For further information, the ACTS website link can be reached at http://acts.adhe.edu/studenttransfer.aspx
For information about this policy, view the Vaccination Policy section of this year’s BRTC Course Catalog or view the information below:
Proof of immunization against measles and rubella and an MMR booster, with at least a 30-day interval between vaccines, is required for those students born on or after January 1, 1957. Health regulations require that immunization be completed and documentation must indicate the month and year of immunization. This is mandatory for all students enrolled at BRTC.
EXCEPTION: Immunization is not mandatory for a student taking courses for enrichment, unless the student is enrolled full-time or has completed 17 credit hours.
Applicability of Voter Registration Requirement
The voter registration requirement was included in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. In essence, if a participating school is located in a state that requires voter registration prior to election day and/or does not allow the ability to register at the time of voting, then the school must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to its students. Emails are sent to all currently enrolled students each semester to encourage voter participation.