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The counselor's role is to assist students in discovering the meaning of work and its relationship to the individual, in developing a positive attitude and a personal identity as a contributing worker, and in understanding their own aptitudes and abilities as they pertain to the world of work.  The counselors will provide information that encourages students to stay in school.


The secondary counselor will disseminate occupational and career information to students and provide career counseling.

The jr. high and middle school counselors will administer and implement a variety of career interest tests and career activities and opportunities to all 7th - 9th grade students which include the following:  Kuder Interest Inventory, Career Plan, Smart Core Form, College Connections, 4 X 2 Plan, Arkansas Next,  World of Work Map, and high school classes as they relate to college majors and jobs (college & career ready).

Arkansas Next                           









World-of-Work Map

The World-of-Work Map graphically shows how occupations relate to each other based on work tasks.



ACT Profile

Struggling to define your future career path? Not sure what life after high school looks like? Check out ACT Profile a free online tool that helps students answer that all-famous question: “What do I want to do?”








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CCCUA welcomes all secondary schools in our service area (Sevier, Howard, Little River, and Pike counties) to participate in our Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP). We currently have Memorandums of Understanding with the following schools: Ashdown, Delight, De Queen, Dierks, Foreman, Horatio, Kirby, Mineral Springs, Murfreesboro, and Nashville. A variety of courses are offered including the following. Please contact Kristin Bowden, ext. 1126, to inquire about other courses available for CEP credit.

Click on the course number/name below to view the course desciption.



Student Information

For student eligibility, it is best to contact your high school counselor. Generally students must meet the following guidelines:

  • Complete CCCUA Application
  • An official high school transcript showing a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Placement test (ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PLAN or EXPLORE) scores which meet the established minimums;
  • Copy of Social Security Card or record of government issued ID number.
  • Student’s signature on Concurrent Enrollment form
  • High school counselor or principal’s signature on Concurrent Enrollment form
  • Parent or guardian’s signature on Concurrent Enrollment form;
  • Permission from the CCCUA Director of Student Services; and
  • Payment arrangements of all tuition and fees are made with the Business Office.

Students concurrently enrolled must maintain a 2.0 GPA in CCCUA classes. Failure to achieve a 2.0 GPA will result in the student being barred from enrollment in additional CCCUA classes until after graduation from high school.

Minimum Scores for Concurrent Enrollment

  Communications, Life Science, or Technology Classes Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physical Science classes All other courses i.e speech, health, etc.
  Reading English/Writing Reading Math Reading
ACT 19 19 19 19 19
ASSET 43 45 43 Intermediate Algegra 39 43
COMPASS 83 80 83 Pre-Algebra 44
Algebra 41
EXPLORE 14 14 14 15 14
PLAN 15 16 15 17 15

*NOTE: Some technology classes have special requirements for concurrent enrollment. The appropriate Division Chair or Dean will provide information for these courses.

Please note that PLAN and EXPLORE scores will apply only while the student is enrolled in high school.



Students can also take courses on campus at Cossatot or De Queen High School (concurrent, college connections, career pathways)  that can lead to the following:  Certificates of Proficiency, Technical Certificates, and Associate of Applied Science Degree.


This Division provides certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees designed to prepare the student for the workforce immediately upon successfully completing the program at the College.

Certificates of Proficiency

NOTE: Certificates of Proficiency are NOT eligible for Title IV/Pell grants, and are one semester in duration.  Each Certificate of Proficiency fits within one of the applied science program listed below.

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificates are typically more than one year but less than 2 years and are designed to provide entry-level employment opportunities.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Applied Science Degree is a two-year degree designed for students who seek occupational, technical, and vocational skills primarily for employment or advancement.