Black River Technical College

Founded as Black River Vocational Technical School in 1971, the school is a public, 2-year college with an open admissions policy and committed to meeting the technical, academic, professional, cultural, and personal enrichment needs of the citizens of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. The college was renamed Black River Technical College in 1991 and is governed by a board of trustees.

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 small student-faculty ratio permits students to have a productive learning relationship with their instructors. Black River Technical College transforms lives through quality academic and career education to enhance the community we serve.

Available Programs

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Agriculture
  • Associate of Arts in General Education
  • Automotive Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Basic Police Training
  • Business
  • Business Technology Applications
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Firefighter Essentials
  • Fire Service Administration
  • General Studies
  • Gunsmithing
  • Health Sciences, Nursing
  • Health Sciences, Respiratory
  • Industrial Electricity/Electronics
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Medical Transcription
  • Microcomputer Repair Technician
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Paramedic
  • Phlebotomy
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Practical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing
  • Respiratory Care
  • Web Design
  • Welding

Black River Technical College Locations

  • Pocahontas, ARĀ 
  • Paragould, AR