Black River Technical College’s Career and Technical Center (formerly known as TOPSS) is a FREE program which enables high school juniors and seniors to get a head start on a career after high school. Students can graduate with their high school diploma as well as with a BRTC certificate, ready to go right into the workforce. Juniors and seniors at participating high schools are eligible to apply for the program.
The following career pathways are offered through the Career & Technical Center:
- Allied Health – CNA, Phlebotomy, RN prereqs
- Industrial Electricity/Electronics
- Machine Tool Technology
- Auto Collision Repair (Pocahontas location only)
- Auto Service Technology (Pocahontas location only–to begin in August 2022)
Sending schools include the following:
- Arkansas Virtual Academy
- Greene County Tech
- Walnut Ridge
The BRTC Career & Technical Center is located on both the Pocahontas and Paragould BRTC campuses.
This program is funded by the Office of Skills Development.
For more information contact Darenda Kersey, Director of Career, Technical, and Concurrent Education, at (870) 248-4184 or Darenda.Kersey@blackrivertech.edu.