Trade Technology

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Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Service Technology
Get a head start on a career in Automotive Service Technology by completing certificates or an Associate of Applied Science degree at NPC, with credits transferable to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Degrees for Automotive Service Technology Program

  • Automotive Service Technology, AAS
  • Automotive Service Technology, AAS for Transfer to UAFS BAS (BAS Emphasis –
  • Management & Leadership)
  • Automotive Service Technology, TC
  • Automotive Brake Specialist, CP
  • Automotive Front End Specialist, CP
  • Automotive Service/Maintenance, CP
  • Automotive Service Technology, CP
  • Automotive Transmissions, CP
  • Automotive Tune-up Specialist, CP

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$22,940

 

$59,550

Job Outlook

15%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Service Technician    |    Automotive Maintenance Technician

Trade Technology

Industrial Technology

Get a head start on a career in Trade Technology by completing a technical certificate or certificates of proficiency at NPC.

Degrees for Trade Technology Program

  • Industrial Technology, TC
  • Industrial Controls, CP
  • Mechanical Systems, CP
  • Production Technology, CP

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$21,590

 

$52,880

Job Outlook

15%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Industrial Designer   |   Site Supervisor

Marine Repair

Marine Repair

Get a head start on a career in Marine Repair by completing a technical certificate at NPC.

Degrees for Marine Repair Program

  • Marine Repair Technology, TC

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$21,140

 

$44,940

Job Outlook

15%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Boat Manufacturer    |   
Marine Mechanic

Welding

Technical
Get a head start on a career in Welding by completing a technical certificate or a certificate of proficiency at NPC.

Degrees for Welding Program

  • Welding Technology, TC
  • Pipe Welding, CP
  • Welding/GMAW, CP
  • Welding/GTAW, CP
  • Welding/SMAW, CP

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$27,510

 

$56,270

Job Outlook

15%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Structural Welder   |   
Welding Machinist

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