UA Pulaski Tech to offer virtual reality campus tours

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The University of Arkansas–Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock can now give prospective students virtual tours through its UT–PTC in 360 platform, according to the school.

Web and mobile versions are available online, and the tour can be taken with a VR headset, according to the website.

Featured in the simulated, online tours are the Little Rock–South facility and the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute (CAHMI) site, both in Little Rock.

Virtual tours of the main campus and other UA–PTC locations will be added in the “near future,” according to the school.

“UA–PTC strives to be accessible to every Arkansan and to continue innovating and improving the student experience,” Dr. Margaret Ellibee, UA–PTC chancellor, said in a press release. “The VR program enhances our ability to empower high school students to envision what their futures can be.”

The school is introducing the new tour platform to high school counselors from across the state during a luncheon Wednesday [Nov. 15] at CAHMI.

The high school staff will use Google Cardboard glasses for a first look at the VR tour, according to the school, and UA-PTC will be provide the attending counselors’ schools their own sets of glasses to use back at their high schools.