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.
- General Institution Information
- Graduation/Completion Rates
- Campus Crime Statistics
- Student Diversity Statistics
- Student Withdrawal Process
- Cost of Attendance
- Financial Aid Budget
- Refund & Return to Title IV Funds Policies
- Current Academic Programs
- Faculty List
- Accrediting Agencies
- Facilities for Disabled Students
- Aviation Maintenance Technology– Federal Aviation Administration
- Concurrent Enrollment– National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
- Dietary Manager– Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)
- Dietetics– Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Paramedic– Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions
- Practical Nursing– Arkansas State Board of Nursing
- Nursing Assistant– Department of Human Services, Office of Long Term Care
- Registered Nursing– Arkansas State Board of Nursing
- Respiratory Care– Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
2011-2012 BRTC Course Catalog Black River Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (312-263-0456 or 800-621-7440). Selected programs are accredited by various professional organizations.
Release of Student Information (Academic Records Privacy Rights)
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 Student Services.
For students who wish to pursue academic degrees at four-year colleges, BRTC provides a bridge. The basic academic course work 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 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
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. BRTC Catalog.