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3D Program
University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
3D Program
13000 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR 72210
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Program Contact Chelsey Moore
Phone 501-771-6054

3D Students and Graduates are working to Define the Dimensions of Diversity within the culinary industry and the community at large.  

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute at UA – Pulaski Tech admits a new cohort of students each fall who challenge others to think differently about disabilities, much like a 3D film highlights new dimensions, by offering post-secondary education and job preparation for adults with developmental or intellectual differences.  3D Students learn about professionalism in the industry through rigorous hands-on training before connecting with a supported internship in the fields of Culinary, Baking, and Hospitality. 

Public or private: Public
Type of school: Technical or vocational/trade school
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 20
Deadline to apply to this program: February 1 for Fall Admission
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Cost of the program: General UA-PTC tuition plus $167/credit hour 3D Program Fee applies. (This fee is comparable to and in place of the $500 materials fee traditionally matriculating Culinary students will pay.) More information can be found here:
Additional costs: $0.00

Students are asked to supply their own black non-skid shoes and a black hat. Students are provided a copy of the On Cooking book used in most classes and a complete knife kit. Students may wish to purchase additional books or tools at their discretion.

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

Students participate in core 3D Program Courses before enrolling in traditional course experiences.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Semester 1 is spent in the following core classes taught by 3D Instructors just for 3D Students: 

  • Food 1
  • Sanitation
  • Intro to Hospitality
  • Dining Room Operations
  • Restaurant Industry 

Semesters 2, 3, and 4 are spent in mainstream classes with 3D Instructor support, culminating with a supported internship experience.



Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion in Culinary, Baking, or Hospitality
The credential(s) is/are: Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Housing is provided to students: No
Last updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:25