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ADTEC is a proven, award-winning

workforce model that has been recognized by the Education Commission of the States, U.S. Department of Labor, Community College Futures Assembly, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Workforce Strategy Center, Southern Business & Development, and Southern Growth Policies Board.

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ADTEC is a partnership of five

community colleges in eastern Arkansas using collective resources to support regional workforce training intiatives, including Advanced Manufacturing, Aviation Maintenance, Allied Health, Renewable Energy, and Transportation.

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ADTEC has generated a return

to the State of Arkansas of $4.18 for every state dollar invested in ADTEC.

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ADTEC has been successful in garnering

more than $63 million in external investments, mostly federal, to support regional workforce development initiatives.

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The Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC) was created in 2005 by five Arkansas community colleges in eastern Arkansas to use their collective resources to address current and future training needs of business and industry. The Consortium was first officially recognized with a $5.9 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop advanced manufacturing training capacity in the 12-county ADTEC region. Since that time, ADTEC has been successful in garnering more than $63 million in external investments, mostly federal, to support regional workforce development initiatives.

Purposes:
  • Provide a comprehensive regional approach to education and training

  • Share faculty, curriculum, equipment and best practices

  • Provide a broader range of services at a lower overall cost

  • Promote regional economic development.

ADTEC Colleges:
Arkansas Northeastern College, Blytheville
Arkansas State University-Newport
East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City
Mid-South Community College, West Memphis
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, Helena     *stars represent locations of ADTEC colleges

Allied Health

The Medical Assistant program introduces students to the overall operation of the physician’s office. Students are trained to assist the physician in the examination room, to perform routine laboratory procedures and to handle financial records, correspondence, insurance forms and other administrative functions. Job opportunities include doctor’s offices, clinics, public and private hospitals, and inpatient and out-patient facilities. Upon successful completion of this program students earn as associate of applied science degree and are prepared to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant exam.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Nursing assistants work closely with patients and provide assistance with daily living tasks, such as dressing, bathing and feeding. Job opportunities include nursing homes, hospitals, hospice programs, rehabilitation centers and home care agencies. Upon successful completion of this semester program, students will receive a certificate of proficiency and will sit for the State of Arkansas CNA exam.

Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist and assist in the provision of pharmacy services, including prescription preparation, quality assurance, managerial, training, and regulatory roles. Job opportunities include work in a multitude of pharmacy settings: community, institutional, nuclear, compounding, and infusion pharmacies. Upon successful completion of this program, students earn a technical certificate and are prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Emergency Medical Technicians provide basic life support to patients in pre-hospital emergency care setting. Job opportunities include private ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals, volunteer services and/or ancillary care. Upon successful completion of this semester program, students will receive a certificate and will sit for the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic National Registry Exam. Students with disabilities verified by a qualified physician are entitled to reasonable accommodations needed to complete their educational goals while attending MSCC. For more information about careers in the Allied Health Sciences, visit our website at www.midsouthcc.edu, call 870.733.6831, or email alliedhealth@midsouthcc.edu.

Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Respiratory Therapists evaluate, treat, and educate patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Practicing under the direction of a physician, Respiratory Therapists assume primary responsibility for therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures. Job opportunities include hospitals, physician’s offices, home care agencies, pulmonary rehabilitation clinics, education, and sleep disorders clinics. Upon successful completion of this program, students earn an associate of applied science degree and are prepared to sit for both the Certified Respiratory Therapy and Registered Respiratory Therapy exams.

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ADTEC has been named a Top 10 national finalist for the prestigious Bellwether Legacy Award, to be presented by the Community College Futures Assembly in January 2014.

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