NorthWest Arkansas Community College is a public community college with its main campus in Bentonville, Arkansas. Total enrollment for the fall semester of 2018 was 8,308.
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Courses are offered each semester, rotating face-to-face and online
Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) is designed to develop an understanding of the various factors that lead to child maltreatment and the best practices for responding to incidents of child maltreatment. Students will learn to work effectively within the systems and institutions that respond to child maltreatment. Students completing the courses will be better equipped to carry out the work of preventing and investigating allegations of child maltreatment. Through experiential learning, students have the opportunity to learn and make mistakes before entering the field.
NWACC’s CAST program is located in a comprehensive training center that includes a fully functioning home, a courtroom, child friendly interview rooms, and an interrogation space. As the first and only community college CAST program, NWACC has the ability to send students directly to the many professional fields in two years.
Law Enforcement, Department of Child and Family Services investigator and case manager, forensic interviewer, advocate, early childhood education