Arkansas State University Mountain Home (ASUMH) was created with the commitment to provide expertise and resources to create opportunities and change the lives of North Central Arkansas by offering affordable, lifelong learning and excellent teaching.
ASUMH is a public two-year university that offers certificates, associate degrees, continuous workforce education and adult basic education since 1974. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and they are members of the North Central Association of College and Schools.
The university has an Adult Education Center that provides classes for people over the age of 18 years that are interested in earning a GED or Employability Certificate and improve basic math and reading skills, learn English as a second language and computer literacy or basic keyboarding.
Academic Programs at ASUMH include Associate of Applied Science in Optician, Paramedic Technology, Respiratory Care Technical Certificate Programs in Practical Nursing and Paramedic Technology and Certificates of Proficiency that include Emergency Medical Technician and Phlebotomy.
Optician programs are available online only; this course is designed to provide students the abilities to interpret prescriptions, fabricate eyewear, dispense spectacles, communicate effectively, use sales techniques and self confidence to serve customers.
Respiratory Care graduates diagnose and manage patients with cardiopulmonary deficiencies or abnormalities such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia and bronchitis; they work in hospitals, clinics or homecare agencies.
In the other hand Practical Nurse Certificate Program graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing and once they pass the exam they can work under supervision in hospitals, doctor offices or nursing homes.
Paramedic Technology Certificate students can apply for the Paramedic Certificate Examination of the Arkansas Department of Health and the National Registry of EMT.