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3D Program

Friday, July 19, 2024

UA-PTC student Alisa McConnell shares the success she experienced as a student in UA-PTC's 3D Program. This video was produced and edited by Alisa during her practicum internship through the 3D Program where she learned video editing skills from UA-PTC's webmaster.

What is 3D?

The UA-PTC 3D Program is Defining the Dimensions of Diversity by providing post-secondary educational opportunities to a diverse student population.

UA-PTC 3D Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide access to high-quality education that promotes student learning and enables individuals with developmental disabilities to develop to their fullest potential through unique, targeted programs for business and industry.

UA-PTC 3D Program Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a leading educational program, focused on student success and recognized for excellence in education and workforce development for individuals with developmental disabilities.

About Our Program

The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College’s 3D Program offers young adults with Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) post-secondary education and preparation for employment through its certificate programs. The 3D program promotes and assists in life skill and technical skill development in the areas of culinary arts, hospitality, and baking. It is a post-high school program.

Who is eligible to apply?

The requirements for admission to the 3D program:

  • Be over the age of 18 prior to the first day of class;
  • Display a desire to continue academic, career development, social and independent living instruction at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College;
  • Have a passion for Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts or Hospitality;
  • Display a desire to obtain gainful employment upon graduation;
  • Have a cognitive and /or developmental disability that interferes with their academic performance and social development. The applicant must have been (or is presently) eligible for special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA);
  • Have sufficient emotional, behavioral, and independent living skills necessary to participate in coursework and campus life;
  • Be able to work independently for most of the day;
  • Demonstrate the ability to accept responsibility for his/her actions and maintain respect for him/her and others and have no history of disruptive or challenging behaviors;
  • Be able to perform at an academic level with or without accommodations;
  • Be independent in handling his/her own medication, specialized dietary, and/or medical needs. Staff is not available to manage/administer medications. The 3D Program does not take responsibility for specialized diets or medical needs;
  • Participate in an interview with and without support from family/support person, if selected for an interview;
  • Complete a reading and writing sample during the interview, if selected;
  • Be able to attend all classes, tutoring and mentoring sessions, etc. once accepted to the Program;
  • Have completed a high school program; and
  • Be available to attend a University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College 3D Program Summer Orientation, if accepted.

For additional information, contact UA-PTC 3D Director Bailey Smith at [email protected] or call (501) 800-3246.

Mailing Address

3D Program
University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Little Rock-South
13000 Interstate 30 Frontage Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72210

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