ACTI offers 16 class settings with up to 23 Vocational Training Areas within these classes.
An individualized auto body repair refinishing training prepares students for entry-level employment in today’s automotive body shops. Skills offered include auto-body repair, painting/refinishing, and car detailing.
Auto Parts Counter Person
Students enrolled in this training are prepared for employment in the 21st century world of the automobile parts business arena. Upon successful completion, each student will have the practical skills and computer skills necessary to process work orders utilizing auto body parts software.
Automotive Maintenance Technology
Students successfully completing this training are prepared to enter today’s automotive maintenance technology field, including assisting customers in the daily maintenance of their vehicles. Tire alignment, changing/rotating tires, belt replacement, and oil changes are just some of the skills students will learn in order to prepare them to work in any automotive shop.
The ACTI Business Department prepares its students for careers in the following accounting, clerical and secretarial fields: accounts clerk, general office clerk, office assistant, photo typesetting, and Quick Books.
Utilizing the curriculum of the nationally accredited NCCER program, students enrolled in Construction Technology are equipped for employment in the various jobs of the construction field, including the following: Painting, Carpentry, Plumbing, as well as Building and Grounds Maintenance. Upon completion of their training, students can earn NCCER certification, a nationally recognized program that enables our graduates with this credential to be more competitive in the workplace. Additionally, students can further their training by obtaining a Boiler Operator License.
Utilizing guidelines by the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology, ACTI students will learn the skills necessary to not only be employable to work at any salon, but will also be capable of starting their own salon business. Students enrolled in this program will be expected to accumulate 1500 clock hours of training and pass the State Board Exam – with one of the highest first-time passage rates in the state, ACTI students are more than prepared to pass State Board and obtain their licenses by the end of their program.
Environmental Systems Services/Laundry
Students enrolled in the Environmental Systems Services and Laundry programs gain the skills needed to pursue a career in the public housekeeping, commercial laundry, and/or related fields. They are trained to operate various floor machines, perform the extraction method of carpet shampooing, laundry room/washroom fundamentals and procedures, operation of hothead press, flat work ironer, shirt unit, and tumbler.
The ACTI Food Service training prepares students for employment in all food service areas including cafeterias, restaurants, short order cook settings, etc. Specializing in cooking, baking, salad making, and fast-food, students receive both practical and classroom experience as well as the opportunity to receive, for the very first time, national accreditation in the ServSafe program – a program accepted by restaurants and cafeterias nationwide, enabling our graduates to have a leg up on the competition when applying for sought-after jobs in the food service industry.
Medical Office Technology
Students enrolled in the Medical Office Training program are equipped to pursue a career in Medical Coding, Medical Transcription, Medical Terminology, and Medical Office Assistant. Students successfully completing this training are prepared to pursue employment in any medical setting, such as hospitals, nursing homes, medical insurance offices as well as physician’s offices.
Nursing Assistant Training
Utilizing guidelines by the Office of Long Term Care of Arkansas, ACTI students enrolled in this program will participate in specialized training to become a qualified Nursing Assistant. In addition to their classroom and learning lab instructions, the trainees shall participate in an actual on-site facility to complete required clinical rotations. Upon completion of their training, they shall be proficient to take and pass the Arkansas State Certification examinations to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.
The Printing/Bindery department is designed to teach clients the final steps of printing a job. Skills taught include: Jogging, collating, stitching, paper drilling, folding, padding, paper cutting and trimming books, basic types of paper and wrapping and packaging. Students will be employable as apprentices after completing this training, and will have the opportunity to advance to other areas of printing to enhance employability.
Students enrolled in the ACTI Off-Set Press training learn to operate and maintain offset duplicators and offset presses. Specific skills taught include: Arrangement of cylinders, roller system (inking and dampening), and pressure adjustments, preliminary preparation, offset inks, press wash-up, troubleshooting and shop safety. This area is combined with Bindery to enhance employability.
The ACTI Pre-Press training is designed to teach students both the hardware and software recommended by the printing industry. Students are trained in: page layout software, scanning operations, graphics programs, printing to various printers (laser printer, color printer, image setter, and large format plotter), horizontal camera, line and halftone photography, and mix solutions. Students learn to develop film, using both tray and processor methods, strip negatives, proper procedures for making pre-sensitized plates, as well as using the exposure device and solution needed.
Sales & Marketing
Students that successfully complete the ACTI Sales and Marketing training are prepared to pursue employment in retail, grocery, and specialized stores. Skills taught include classroom and practical experience, how to prepare customer receipts and invoices, techniques of display, inventory and stock control, fundamentals of selling, knowledge of the of the marketing process and machine operations.
Outdoor Power Equipment Technology
In Outdoor Power Equipment Technology, students are trained to work on two and four cycle engines. Skills taught include: troubleshooting, tune-ups, minor and major overhaul. Students will be employable to work in any small engine shop or start own business. In grounds keeping, students are prepared for employment in a variety of grounds keeping occupations.
Welding students are prepared for employment in any small business that uses welding materials. Skills taught include: oxyacetylene cutting and welding, shielded metal arc welding (stick), Gas Tungsten arc welding (TIG), gas metal arc welding (MIG) and plasma cutting.