Who We Are

The Western Arkansas Technical Center (WATC) is an area secondary center located on the UAFS campus. The Center was formed in 1998 through a collaborative effort by UAFS, the Western Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education. WATC provides area high school juniors and seniors with the unique opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. The center's curriculum serves as an extension of the high school curriculum offerings by providing students with hands-on training in technical fields.

Who We Serve

WATC serves high school students from Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Scott, and Sebastian counties. Services are offered at no cost to the students. WATC provides books, tuition, and fees thanks to funding made available by the Department of Workforce Education and a training fee paid by the local school districts.

Photo displaying different educational opportunities through the Western Arkansas Technical Center