The Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires all colleges and universities participating in Federal Student Aid Programs to disclose basic institution information, graduation rates, information on students receiving athletically related student aid, campus security policies and campus crime statistics. This page centralizes the information for current and prospective students at Black River Technical College. This is brief summary of the information available and contact information is provided if you would like to request a paper copy.
Black River Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Its programs have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and by the State Board of Vocational Education. Some of the college’s programs are also accredited by different agencies, as reflected in the program descriptions and on the Accreditation page of this website. Accrediting bodies to BRTC may also be located in this year’s BRTC Course Catalog.
- Accrediting Agencies
- Credit Hour Policy
- Current Academic Programs
- Faculty List
- Institutional Transparency including the Open Checkbook and Financial Statements
- Student Withdrawal Process, located in this year’s BRTC Course Catalog
- Textbooks are available from the BRTC Bookstore website and may be purchased or rented
- American Disabilities Act Information and BRTC Accessibility Services
- Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, located in the BRTC Course Catalog
- Facilities for Disabled Students, sections entitled Services for the Disabled, Service Animals, and Arkansas Rehabilitation Services in this year’s BRTC Course Catalog provide details for disabled students.
- Racial Profiling Policy, located in the BRTC Course Catalog
- Services for the Disabled, located in the BRTC Course Catalog
- Consumer Information
- Employment and Earnings Outcomes (Annual Economic Security Report)
- Graduation and Retention Information
- Pass Rates on License Exams
- Graduation/Completion Rates (IPEDS)
- Retention Rates by Program
- Post-Graduation Information
- College Navigator, a free consumer information tool that guides, leads, and directs students, parents, high school counselors and other interested parties to information about higher education institutions. The primary data source for College Navigator is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS.
- BRTC Loan Policy
- Code of Conduct for Educational Loans
- Cost of Attendance
- Eligible Noncitizens
- Financial Aid Office Code of Conduct
- Financial Aid Cost of Attendance Budgets
- Net Price Calculator
- Refund & Return to Title IV Funds Policies
- Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP)
- Student Refunds & Notifications Policy
- Release of Student Information Authorization Act 605 of 2009
- Applicability of Voter Registration Requirement
- The voter registration requirement was included in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. In essence, if a participating school is located in a state that requires voter registration prior to election day and/or does not allow the ability to register at the time of voting, then the school must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to its students. Emails are sent to all currently enrolled students each semester to encourage voter participation. Register to vote! Please email suggestions, comments, or problems with the website to Brandi Chester
Black River Technical College is committed to freedom of expression and believes that learning should not be impeded by physical or emotional discomfort. Thus balancing safety with debate as we encourage intellectual discovery is critical to our success.
We believe in the value of inclusivity and belonging. This belief demands mutual respect and civility so as not to come at the price of suppression of other voices. Because meaningful conversations help students gain the skills to communicate effectively with people of different backgrounds, differing opinions should not be drowned out by a “noisy majority.”
Our students are encouraged to discuss ideas with individuals of diverse perspectives. Open-mindedness and respectful dialogue are expected. As such, we will not tolerate impediments to or abridgments of the freedom of speech, of the press; or the right of our people to peaceably assemble.
Feel free to visit the BRTC Security webpage.
- Campus Crime Statistics
- Campus Security Plan
- Clery Act Information
- Drug and Campus Security Policy
- Guns on Campus, located in the BRTC Course Catalog.
- Sex Offenders, located in the BRTC Course Catalog.
- Title IX
- Vaccination Policy:
- For information about this policy, view the Vaccination Policy section of this year’s BRTC Course Catalog or view the information below: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’s Alert System allows individuals to receive email, text, and voice alerts from BRTC in case of emergencies
- Judicial Process, located in the BRTC Course Catalog
- Prevention of Unplanned Pregnancy, Arkansas Act 943
- Student Handbook
- Student Policies and Procedures
- Student Rights and Responsibilities are available in this year’s BRTC Student Handbook
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:
- phone number,
- enrollment status,
- field of study,
- participation in officially recognized activities and sports,
- honors and awards,
- 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 information about transfer, view the Transfer section of this year’s BRTC Course Catalog.
For students who wish to pursue academic degrees at four-year colleges, BRTC provides a bridge. The basic academic coursework 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 the 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
BRTC has agreements with several 4-year universities, which allows students to complete the first 2 years of a degree at BRTC and then transfer seamlessly to the university to complete the 4-year degree.
The following webpage identifies BRTC’s direct transfer degrees and with which universities BRTC has an agreement.