East Arkansas Community College

1700 New Castle Road Forrest City, AR 72335
(870) 633-4480

Mission Statement
The mission of East Arkansas Community College is to enhance the quality of life for everyone within the EACC service community by providing opportunities for educational excellence, economic stimulation, and cultural enrichment.

Vision Statement
As an open-door, two-year institution of higher education, East Arkansas Community College's primary focus is a commitment to learning by educating and preparing students to become responsible citizens and contributing members of society. In addition, the College realizes the importance of serving other clients, including area businesses, industries, and educational institutions. In order to actualize its mission, the college is committed to promoting the intellectual and cultural advancement of the community, fostering diversity, tolerance, and mutual respect among its constituents by offering the human and physical resources of the college, and continued improvement through professional development of its faculty and staff.

Through these efforts and through its cooperation with other educational institutions, the College is an active partner in the economic and social progress of eastern Arkansas.

The Specific Objectives Used To Fulfill The Vision of EACC Are To:

  1. Offer correlated programs of study that will transfer to four-year institutions.
  2. Offer occupational degrees and certificate programs consistent with the needs of our students and service area.
  3. Offer lifelong learning and industrial training programs to meet the needs of the community.
  4. Offer qualified high school students the option to earn college credit through articulation agreements.
  5. Offer a broad range of educational opportunities by providing access to other institutions through cooperative agreements, joint programs, and distance learning.
  6. Offer developmental education that assists individuals in improving learning skills and overcoming educational deficiencies.
  7. Offer personalized guidance and counseling services which promote the proper placement of students in all courses and programs of study.
  8. Offer opportunities for faculty and staff development.

East Arkansas Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago IL 60602-2504, 1-800-621-7440.

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Student Services

Tuition and Fees

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute

1620 Newcastle Road
PO Box 925
Forrest City, AR 72336


Auto Body Repair - Galen Hendrix - 53 Weeks (1,590 Clock Hours) - $2,538.50

Automotive Service Technology - Dale Andrews - 53 Weeks (1,590 Clock Hours) - $2,386.60

Basic Drafting Technology - Russell Williams - 37 Weeks (1,110 Clock Hours) - $2,208.10

Business Technology
Accounting Office Technology - Michael Borden - 37 Weeks (1,110 Clock Hours) - $2,615.70

Business Technology
Administrative Office Technology - Sheri O'Brien - 37 Weeks (1,110 Clock Hours) - $2,536.10

Child Care - Darlene Mason - 53 Weeks (1,590 Clock Hours) - $3,698.70

Computer Repair and Networking - Ron Thompson - 37 Weeks (1,110 Clock Hours) - $2,449.90

Cosmetology - Josephine Miller - 53 Weeks (1,590 Clock Hours) - $3,050.60

Industrial Equipment Technology - Tim Astin - 53 Weeks (1,590 Clock Hours) - $2,813.70

Major Appliance Service - King Calvert - 37 Weeks (1,110 Clock Hours) - $1,644.15

Practical Nursing - Debbie Hill & Kyleigh Kennedy - 40.4 Weeks (1,371 Clock Hours) - $3,877.25

Residential Construction/Carpentry - Mike Bumgarner - 37 Weeks (1,110 Clock Hours) - $1,778.90

Residential Heat & Air Conditioning - George Roberts - 37 Weeks (1,110 Clock Hours) - $1,625.80

Welding - Rickey Martin - 37 Weeks (1,110 Clock Hours) - $1,776.40

All program costs are subject to change. Tax has not been added to the total cost of the program. For further information on the costs of the programs, please contact Student Services at (870) 633-5411 or (800) 842-2317.
All program costs are subject to change. Tax has not been added to the total cost of the program. For further information on the costs of the programs, please contact Student Services at (870) 633-5411 or (800) 842-2317.

For all persons who wish to enter into one of Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute's programs, the following must be completed:

1. Application for enrollment.
2. Assessment of Skills for Successful Entry and Transfer (ASSET) and, if
applicable, the appropriate score obtained for the program (refer to the
program pages for the minimum score requirements).

*NOTE: Some programs require a minimum score on the ASSET; refer to the individual program pages for more information.

There are additional requirements for admission into the following programs:

1. A high school transcript showing date of graduation or GED scores.
2. An average minimum score of 33 on the ASSET.
3. Submit to a drug screen and it must check negative (prospective students
are responsible for the cost of the drug screen at the cost of $50.00).
4. Clear all background checks required by the State Licensing Board.


1. A minimum average score of 35 on the ASSET.
2. Submit the following to Student Services:
a. $20.00 money order
b. Permit application completed
c. Copy of high school transcript with date of graduation or GED scores
d. Copy of Social Security Card
e. State issued photo I.D. (example driver's license)
f. If under 18, copy of birth certificate
g. Any other information required by the State Board of Cosmetology


1. On one complete test, a minimum score of 30 on each section (reading,
writing, and math) of the ASSET must be obtained.
2. Submit to a drug screen and it must check negative (prospective students
are responsible for the cost of the drug screen at the cost of $50.00).


1. On one complete test, a minimum score of 38 on each section (reading,
writing, and math) of the ASSET must be obtained. *NOTE: Any score below
38 invalidates all scores and any retest voids all previous scores. ASSET
scores are only valid for the current calendar year.
2. Those meeting the minimum scores on the ASSET are eligible to take the
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). TEAS testing is available
during the PN application and testing period by appointment only. PN
testing rules ALLOW applicants to retest on the TEAS one time during
the same application period. Any TEAS retest voids all previous TEAS
scores. TEAS scores will be valid for the current calendar year. The TEAS
has a $40.00 fee (subject to change).
3. Students who speak English as a second language must, in addition to all
other admission requirements, submit a copy of the TOEFL Examination
4. Complete the application package which will be mailed to all who pass both
the ASSET and the TEAS.
5. Return the completed application package by the deadline specified within
the package.
6. Attend an orientation session at the designated time and place specified
within the application package.
7. Register by the date specified in the letter sent to selected applicants.


1. Obtain the suggested score of 30 on the ASSET (special permission granted
to applicants with a score of less than 30).
2. Orientation with Nursing Assistant instructor two weeks prior to the
beginning of class.
3. Submit a current health card to the instructor prior to the first day of class.


1. Must have a valid State of Arkansas Driver's License and be at least 21 years
of age to qualify for a CDL that allows interstate travel, or 18 for in-state
travel only.
2. On one complete test, a minimum score of 31 on each section (reading,
writing, and math) of the ASSET must be obtained. *NOTE: A score below
31 invalidates all scores.
3. Submit a signed Driver's License Release form.
4. Attend an interview with the instructor.
5. Submit a job history summary for the past ten years.
6. Submit to a drug screen and it must check negative (prospective students are
responsible for the cost of the drug screen at the cost of $50.00).
7. Must have Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver's Fitness
Determination 649-F (6045) with the Medical Examiner's Certificate signed
and completed by a qualified physician.

To receive student federal financial aid, a student must meet several general requirements. Many of these requirements also apply to other sources of aid.

  • Be enrolled in a certificate or diploma program.
  • Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (GED) or have successfully completed six credit hours at CRTI.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan, or owe a refund on a federal student grant or have made satisfactory arrangements to repay.
  • Not have borrowed more than the loan limits allowed under the various programs.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress.
  • Student must reapply for financial assistance each academic year as aid is not automatically renewed.
  • Students should apply well ahead of the deadlines.
* NOTE: The Emergency Medical Technician, Nursing Assistant, and Tractor Trailer Driving programs are not Pell eligible.

Financial Need
The amount of financial aid a student will be eligible to receive is determined by financial need, the difference between the cost of attendance at CRTI and the expected family contribution (EFC).

Application Process

Applicants may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web at to apply and establish eligibility for student financial aid. The FAFSA is available from high school guidance offices and CRTI beginning in January. A school code is required to complete the application process; CRTI's school code is 013583.

The online FAFSA is free, fast, and secure. If a student does not have a PIN, he/she should go to to apply for one. A PIN will be needed to electronically sign the FAFSA. (Dependent students should also have one parent apply for a PIN to electronically sign the student's FAFSA).
The following suggestions will be helpful in completing the application process:
  • To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency diploma (GED) or have successfully completed six credit hours at CRTI.
  • Complete the FAFSA. Read the instructions carefully. Incorrectly answered questions can delay processing.
  • To complete the FAFSA application, you will need certain documents and statements, including last year's federal income tax return for you, your spouse, and, if dependent, your parents and records of income not reported on the federal income tax return. (The application includes instructions for applicants who do not or will not file federal income tax returns).
  • Enter the Title IV Code ( 013583 ) and Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute, PO Box 925, Forrest City, AR 72336 as the first choice on the application.
  • Complete the application as soon after January 1st as possible.
  • Keep a copy of all forms and documents used to complete the application. You may need to provide a copy to the CRTI Financial Aid office.
  • Once the information and all required verification documents are received by CRTI's Financial Aid office, you will receive notification of eligibility.

Receiving Financial Aid

Institutional payment for tuition, fees, books, and other charges will be recovered in full from a student's financial aid prior to the release of funds to the individual. Remaining financial aid funds will be processed and released to assist the student in paying for other related educational expenses. If the aid is less than the charges, the student will be expected to pay the difference.

For more information concerning financial aid, call (870) 633-5411 or 1-800-842-2317 Monday - Friday between 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; e-mail the financial aid officer ; or mail a request to Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute, Attn. Financial Aid Office, PO Box 925, Forrest City, AR 72336-0925.

East Arkansas Community Clg

1322 E Broadway St, Forrest City, AR 72335 (870) 630-0101

University of TN Cancer Institute

902 Holiday Dr # 404
Forrest City
(870) 630-1700

The Boston Baskin Cancer Foundation provides general oncology care and consultations for difficult cases. All clinics have facilities for administration of chemotherapy. Specialized multidisciplinary clinics bring doctors from different disciplines together to provide medical, surgical and radiotherapy care to the patient in a single geographic area. Emergency care for patients with acute leukemia or aplastic anemia is available through the inpatient hospitalist service, and specialists are available for autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

East Arkansas Community College

3600 North Washington Street
Forrest City
(870) 630-2198


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