Arkansas Northeastern College
As a comprehensive, two-year institution of higher education, Arkansas Northeastern College offers a flexible schedule and courses at each of its locations in Blytheville, Burdette, Leachville, Osceola and Paragould. Arkansas Northeastern College is a non-residential college, with a primary focus on learning. The Paragould Center is located at 1032 West Kingshighway, adjacent to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
The Paragould center provides a broad range of both credit and non-credit offerings and is equipped with distance learning technology to increase course availability. The Paragould Campus offers training in practical nursing, phlebotomy, and registered nursing, in addition to training students to become nursing assistants, emergency medical technicians (EMT), and paramedics. The free adult education program provides instruction in basic skills and prepares students for the official GED test, and offers classes to assist students in job search techniques and English as a second language.
ANC offers small classes, outstanding faculty, access to higher education and the opportunity to prepare for a variety of career fields. Technical certificate and job training programs provide relevant skills for entering the workplace with better earning potential, can be earned in one year or less.
Greene County Industrial Training Consortium
The Greene County Industrial Training Consortium (a consortium of local business, industry, and educational providers) has been training high performance employees for member companies since July 1998. Members are provided high quality, skill-building education that is customized to the needs of the business or industry. If GCITC/BRTC does not have a qualified trainer on staff, they do a statewide or nationwide search and bring an instructor in to meet the organization’s needs. The GCITC staff also helps businesses and industries get training grants from the state.