About Us

Our purpose at Ultimate Technical Academy is to create an elite group of top performing HVAC technicians through education & hands-on training. We currently offer the following five-day courses:

  • Electrical for HVAC
  • Refrigeration AC/HP Technology
  • Heating Technology
  • Installation Technology
  • Advanced Service Diagnostics
  • Electricians Service and Maintenance
  • Plumbing Service and Maintenance

No pre-requisite is required for the Electrical & Refrigeration Courses; either course may be taken first. However, before attending Heating Technology course the student is advised to first attend Electrical for HVAC.  The Advanced Service Diagnostics course is for experienced technicians.

Students are not required to do any pre-course work before coming & do not need to bring anything; all materials & tools are provided. Homework will be assigned each evening & an exam is given on the last day.

Please call Pat Hardwick at UTA (1-501-835-8200) for registration forms. Class size varies, so please register early to reserve your place. Visit the web-site for additional information such as: course descriptions, training schedule, pictures & quotes from previous students.

Our Location

UTA is located at 6108 Getty Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117; which is approximately 14 miles from the Little Rock National Airport (Airport Code: LIT). North Little Rock is located on the north side of the Arkansas River in the center of the state of Arkansas; it is served by interstate highways: I-30, I-40, I-430, and I-440 and highways 67/167 & 65.

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Office Phone Numbers:

Toll Free #: 1-866-903-9100 

Local #:1-501-835-8200

Fax Numbers:

Toll Free #: 1-866-903-9112.

Local #: 1-501-835-8202.

Cell Phone Numbers:

Pat Hardwick (Admin) Cell: 1-501-517-4602

Mark Hardwick (Owner/Instructor) Cell: 1-501-580-0788


Website: www.ultimatetechnician.com
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Tuition for each five-day course is $1,199.00, (some membership groups receive a discount) plus a material fee of $345.00 for each course.  The material fee covers lab materials, books, supplies and lunch each day.  We normally bill after the technician has attended the course and offer and interest free payment plan for up to six months upon request.


Hotel reservations are at La Quinta Inns (4311 Warden Road, North Little Rock, AR 72116) located approximately three miles away from the school. We will send you a hotel reservation form to fill out & return to UTA.  Upon receipt, we will make the final hotel arrangements and send you a confirmation number.  If pre-arrangements for the hotel have been set up, students will not need to have the actual credit card to pay for the room upon checkout.  Choose between Two Double Beds in One Room ($62.00 per night) or One King Size Bed ($67.00 per night).  Includes complimentary continental breakfast.  Rooms also have microwaves & small refrigerators.  Various eating establishments and the McCain Shopping Mall are within walking distance from the hotel.

SAVER TIP:Use a long distance calling card to use for long distance calls at the hotel.


If arriving by air, students will need to take an airport shuttle or taxi to the LaQuinta Inn.  LaQuinta Inn is 12 miles from the Airport. Inter-Shuttle & Limo Service (501-247-8006 or 501-376-7433) is located at the airport & has quoted prices of $22.00 for one person, $25.00 for two and $30.00 for three.  You can also call the Yellow Cab (501-570-999).

NOTE: There are two LaQuinta Inns at the McCain Exit, we are using the LaQuinta on the West side of 67/167 off of the service road (Warden Road) by McCain Shopping Mall.  Don't get in the LaQuinta shuttle bus at the airport; it goes to another LaQuinta in downtown Little Rock.  If driving in, a local area map and driving directions will be available upon request.


UTA's shuttle bus will arrive at the hotel to pick students up at 7:30 am Mon. thru Friday. Continental breakfast is provided at the hotel. Lunch will be brought in each day at the school, but students are responsible for their evening meals. Snacks, coffee & bottled water are available throughout the day at no charge. There is not a particular dress code, just keep in mind that students will be working on live operational equipment in the lab. The shuttle will leave at 5:00-5:15 PM Monday thru Thursday to return back to the hotel. Class begins at 8:00 am & ends at 5:00, except Fridays, when class will end at 1:00 pm to ease travel arrangements. Return air flights can be as early as 2:30 pm.