Peak Innovation Center is a partnership with the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Since 1998 WATC has delivered cutting-edge technical and career programming to high school students in 22 districts throughout the River Valley. In that time, nearly 10,000 juniors and seniors have earned more than 100,000 college credit hours and gained the skills necessary to advance their careers.
WATC's career-focused programming is designed in conjunction with some of the nation's largest manufacturers and taught by experienced faculty from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Students take a hands-on approach to learning using industry-leading technology at the UAFS campus and at Peak.
Through programming and industry exposure, students receive a direct connection to career opportunities in the region. Students who complete these courses can earn a competitive salary upon high school graduation and are prepared to thrive in college. The coursework students complete through WATC seamlessly transfer to UAFS, reducing the time and expense of earning a college degree.