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Industrial Technology

About the Instructor

Chase Smith, Industrial Technology Instructor 

(870) 933.5891 ext. 28241

Office Hours:  2:25pm - 3:05pm

Step into the world of innovation with Mr. Chase Smith, the driving force behind the Industrial Technology program at NEACTC!  With a stellar 18 years in the industry and 6 years in education, he's the magician turning raw materials into dreams. 

Mr. Smith's journey is a masterpiece of transformation – he hopped on board during the early days of NEACTC's IT program, channeling his expertise from the world of manufacturing. 

What's his most proud accomplishment? It's not about accolades; it's the joy of witnessing students blossom, learn new skills, and achieve remarkable feats. 

Having Mr. Smith as an instructor is like having a guide to a world of endless possibilities.  He's all about creating a dynamic classroom where learning is a journey of discovery.

His expectations for students are simple yet profound – a willingness to learn, teamwork, engagement, and a sprinkle of genuine interest. 

And here's a fun twist about Mr. Smith: when he's not shaping the future of industrial tech, he's creating music that resonates with the soul.  His bluegrass band has even been nominated twice for the Arkansas Country Music Awards "Inspirational Artist of the Year" – talk about setting the stage on fire!

About Industrial Technology

Are you ready to secure one of the most sought-after and highly profitable skilled positions in Northeast Arkansas? Look no further than the Industrial Technology program at NEACTC! This program of study is specifically designed to prepare you for a lucrative career as an industrial technician with technical maintenance skills.

Industrial Technology covers a wide range of essential subjects. You'll receive training in basic electrical concepts, mechanical components, pneumatic and hydraulic components and operations, AC/DC motors, variable speed drives and controllers, as well as beginning concepts in PLC troubleshooting and programming. This comprehensive curriculum ensures that you have the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the industry.

If you're seeking employment in high-paying positions within Northeast Arkansas and are eager to receive high-level skills-based instruction right out of high school, we encourage you to apply for enrollment. By possessing critical skills such as attendance, punctuality, effective cooperation with peers and supervisors, and demonstrating technical proficiency, you'll have the opportunity to earn hourly compensation up to $25—an impressive reward for your dedication and expertise.

So, if you're ready to step into a world of endless career possibilities, where high-level skills meet exceptional compensation, the Industrial Technology program at NEACTC is the perfect fit for you. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to launch your career in the thriving industrial sector of Northeast Arkansas. 

What You'll Learn

Industrial Technology Fall 2023 Curriculum Map

Industrial Technology Spring 2024 Curriculum Map

Concurrent Credit

Articulated college credit is available at no cost to students through ASUN, Arkansas State University - Newport.  Enrolled students have the opportunity to receive up to 9 hours of college credit through our Industrial Technology program.  The current available college credit courses are the following:  year 1 students- Industrial Mechanical Maintenance (3 hours) and Basic Electrical Schematics & Motor Controls (3 hours); year 2 students- Principals of Industrial Hydraulics (3 hours).  Concurrent credit goes alongside the student's classroom work which means no extra work!


The certifications that we currently offer in our Industrial Technology program are the following:  S/P2, and OSHA 10.