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2014-2015 NPTC Handbook



The National Park Technology Center is a secondary area career & technology center that serves the public schools in the Garland County area. . The secondary center is available to junior and senior high school students. Program offerings are two years in length. Second year students have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing and apprenticeship activities. Instruction in the areas offered by the center prepare students for entry-level employment and provide the foundation for further education. Use the tabs on the left side of this page to view information about specific programs.

All instructors hold current Arkansas teachers certification and are experienced professionals in the occupational field taught.



Handcuffing a suspect

Tyler is a second-year student in the NPTC Level II Criminal Justice Program.   The NPTC Student of the Month for February, 2012, is Tyler Minton from Cutter Morning Star High School.  

Tyler excels both in the classroom and in hands-on activities.  Tyler placed  highly in last year's SkillsUSA Criminal Justice Competition, and is competing again this year for NPTC. 

Tyler attended the Arkansas State Police Preparatory Trooper Academy during the summer, and has lined up a guaranteed future job opportunity as an Arkansas State Police Trooper. 

Tyler displays an outstanding work ethic, completing his assignments ahead of deadlines.


Eleventh and twelfth grade students are eligible to enroll in all training areas. Students may enroll at the beginning of each semester by contacting the home high school counselor or principal. All students, including returning students, must complete an enrollment application before being considered for admission in any of the training areas.

Priority in enrollment is given to students as follows:
returning second-year students;
first-year juniors;
first-year seniors.

Enrollment is limited in each of the training areas. Due to space restrictions and safety concerns, students may be asked to choose an alternate training program or alternate time. In addition to the guidelines listed here, each program area has other specific guidelines that are used to determine enrollment, which are listed with the program descriptions. The final determination of enrollment in any of the programs will be at the discretion of the program instructor and the center director.

All students enrolling in the secondary center programs will have a photo ID badge. ID badges are required to be worn while on campus. There is no charge for the initial ID badge. Replacement badges will cost $5.00 each.


A student may transfer from one program to another with approval from the program instructors, Director of Instruction, and the home school counselor and principal. Transfers will be limited to one per student and will not be approved after the second week of instruction in each semester.

A student currently enrolled in another vocational center or vocational class may transfer to NPC if transfer is not due to disciplinary or academic reasons. If a transfer student was dropped because of failure to adhere to the attendance policy, he/she may be considered for enrollment at NPC at the appropriate time in the curriculum after consultation with the course instructor, the director of the vocational center, and the counselor.



Students should follow their home school calendar, including holidays and breaks. National Park College Technology Center has three class periods per day:         

Morning: 8:00 A.M. - 9:40 A.M.          Mid: 10:15 A.M. - 11:55 A.M.          Afternoon: 12:50 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.