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Professional Development

HVAC - EPA Section 608 Exam

$50

with Dr. Zach Harber

Calendar Jan 1, 2023

EPA Section 608 certification is required to work with or purchase refrigerants. This is a proctored exam from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is administered by a UACCB proctor through ESCO Institute. 

There is one exam with four components: Core, Type I, Type II, and Type III. Each section is not considered separate. 

For this exam, you will need to present a Photo ID (a valid government or school issued ID). While testing, you are allowed to have a 4-function calculator and a printed ESCO pressure temperature chart. Scratch paper can be provided by the proctor. 

For questions or to schedule this exam, call 870-612-2082 or 870-612-2080.  

Learn more>> www.escogroup.org

Class B CDL Driver Training (School Bus and Passenger)

$800

with Steven Huff

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

*THIS CLASS IS FULL* - Next available class starts March 7th 

READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) is offering a 36-hour hybrid training course for those interested in pursuing a Class B CDL. The in-class training covers the general knowledge portion for the written general knowledge and air brakes exams. The Class B CDL license will allow you to drive any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more. UACCB is an Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) provider. Instruction will include in-class and online theory, practice range, and Behind the Wheel (BTW) training for Class B. The practice range and BTW training will be performed in a School Bus Class B vehicle.

You must be 18 years old and have a current, valid Arkansas driver's license.

Financial Aid Scholarship Available For This Course: 

This course is approved for an Arkansas Workforce Challenge (AWC) Scholarship award (up to $800 per program) provided by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). If you apply for the $800 scholarship, and are approved, then you can reserve your seat (first come, first served) by registering for the course. The class is limited to 6 students.

APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

Step 1: To receive 100% tuition free scholarship for this training, you must apply here >> Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship by creating an account. Upon completion of the application, you will be notified via email by ADHE, typically within 7-10 business days, that you have been offered the scholarship. You will need to accept the offer for the $800 award which covers your tuition. If the scholarship is not finalized, your account balance is due within 30 days of the final day of class. 

REGISTER FOR THE CLASS:

Step 2: Reserve your seat by registering for the class. To defer payment pending receipt of the scholarship funding, click Register and apply the following promo code at check out: cdlb23. Select Check Out, then in the upper right corner, select Add promo code and enter the code: cdlb23. Click the + (plus) sign to update your cart. By applying this promo code, you are agreeing to comply and fulfill the terms and conditions listed in Step 1.  

What if I fail to apply the promo code?

If you fail to apply the promo code, your credit card will be charged the full course fee of $800.00 and reimbursement will be provided after the course is completed. For questions, call 870-612-2082. 

Step 3: A satisfactory Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is mandatory to participate in UACCB's CDL training. Schedule an appointment with a physician of your choice for your DOT physical. You are responsible for the cost of the DOT physical. You MUST provide UACCB with a copy of your DOT physical (your health card and the long form) prior to attending class. 

Step 4: Purchase a CDL packet ($50) at any State of Arkansas revenue office. To purchase your packet, you will need your original birth certificate and a second form of ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.).

Step 5: UACCB requires that you pass a DOT drug screen before attempting any behind the wheel (BTW) exercises. Call 870-612-2082 to verify that your authorization form for the drug screen has been sent to Sherwood Urgent Care. Do not attempt a DOT Drug Screen without approval from UACCB. UACCB will cover the cost of the DOT drug screen. Do not pay for the drug screen! 

Class Times (Tuesdays-Thursdays-Saturdays):

The class is from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 and also from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays, February 18 and 25 or until skills practice (i.e., driving, backing and pre-trip inspection, etc.) is completed. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. 

Course Textbooks:

UACCB will provide the JJ Keller student manuals for the online theory instruction.

Students will return their JJ Keller manuals to the UACCB Workforce Training Center, room 1201, upon completion of the ELDT Theory Instruction.

ELDT Theory Instruction and Assessment:

A portion of the training will include online theory instruction and assessment for Class B CDL. Access to reliable internet is necessary. Online (Blackboard) – ELDT theory instruction and assessment for Class B CDL must be completed by date: TBD. This is REQUIRED to obtain your CDL license. Do not schedule your Arkansas State Police driving exam until UACCB releases you for testing. 

Click here to print the Course Schedule Outline

Beginning the Class B CDL Training

Prior to attending class, a UACCB Staff must verify that you have completed the following:

  • Obtained $50.00 DMV Office - CDL Packet
    • Must present original Birth Certificate to DMV, valid Arkansas driver’s license to DMV, and valid DOT Physical to DMV
  • Must pass an Arkansas State Policy Traffic Violation Background check completed by UACCB
  • Must complete a DOT drug screen authorized by UACCB
  • Must provide evidence of up-to-date DOT Physical (copy of health card and long form) to UACCB 

The above requirements must be completed prior to attending the course. 

For more information, please contact UACCB at 870-612-2082. 

Cancellations: To cancel a class, five (5) business days' notice prior to the course starting date is required to withdraw and receive a refund.  

Full Course

Heartsaver® CPR AED

$79

with Shane Wood

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 5 pm

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. The training includes infant CPR and how to relieve choking in adults, children and infants. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training. A Heartsaver® CPR e-card will be issued upon successful completion of the course. Note: There is no minimum age requirement for this course, however, the student must be able to do compressions and demonstrate skills properly. 

Cancellations: To cancel a class, five (5) business days' notice prior to the course starting date is required to withdraw and receive a refund.

Future Fit Program

Free

with James E. Piety

Calendar Feb 13, 2023 at 8 am, runs for 4 weeks

WHAT IS FUTURE FIT?

Future Fit is a program designed to enhance technical skills for individuals who seek a career in advanced manufacturing. Access a printable information flyer

Learn more about:

  • Technology
  • Arithmetic & Mathematics
  • Safety
  • Thinking skills
  • Basic Print Reading
  • Machine Operations
  • Academic
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Personal Qualities

WHAT TO EXPECT

Future Fit provides the training to obtain the skills needed to be competitive when looking for entry-level employment in the field of manufacturing regardless of your job history. 

Future Fit trainees will be screened for participation in the Working for Independence (WIN) Grant program which provides pre-employment training support and wraparound services designed to reduce employment barriers through a three-stage process. Stage 1 consists of 96 hours of on-campus training, Stage 2 consists of 160 hours of on-the-job training, and Stage 3 consists of full-time employment with an hourly pay up to $2.00 above the standard base hourly pay if employed by a participating business/industry partner.

Qualifying WIN Grant participants will receive the following incentives and services:

  • Up to $150 per week paid stipend during Stage 1 (campus-based training) for participants that successfully complete the course learning requirements.*
  • Up to $50 per week in paid fuel stipend during Stage 1 (campus-based training) for participants that successfully complete the training requirements.*
  • Up to $75 per week paid stipend during Stage 2 (on-the-job training) for up to four weeks of verified work attendance.*
  • Access to supportive services and outpatient treatment for those directly or indirectly affected by substance abuse disorders.

*Successful completion of WIN program criteria required to earn stipends. WIN program funds are provided through a WORC (Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities) 3-DRA Grant funded through U.S. Department of Labor.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Career Readiness Certificate - bronze or better
  • Transportation to/from UACCB

COST

Future Fit is absolutely free! There is no cost to the participant. 

GET STARTED

STEPS to apply to this program >>

PARTICIPATING INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Although there is no guarantee of employment, you should be actively seeking and willing to consider full time job opportunities in the field of manufacturing at the conclusion of the training. UACCB actively works with the following businesses to connect trainees with employment opportunities:

  • Intimidator, Inc.
  • Bad Boy Mowers
  • Lacroix Optical
  • Flowers Baking Company
  • Bowman Handles
  • Peco Foods
  • Georges, Inc.
  • Custom Craft Poultry
  • Future Fuel Chemical Company

QUESTIONS?

For more information, call 870-612-2074 or email win@uaccb.edu

Class A CDL: ELDT Theory, Range and Public Road

$3,500

with Steven Huff

Calendar Feb 13, 2023 at 8:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

*THIS CLASS IS FULL* - Next available class starts July 10th 

READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Training location: UACCB campus (2221 White Drive) in Batesville.

Tuition: $3,500.00 per student (100% tuition scholarship available, see below)

Length: 5 weeks; 8:30AM-4:00PM; 1st week is test preparation for the Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP). Click here to view the full course syllabus.

You must be 18 years old and have a current, valid Arkansas driver's license.

Financial Aid Scholarship Available For This Course: 

In order to qualify for the free tuition scholarship, you must apply for the Arkansas Workforce Challenge (AWC) Scholarship through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). See information in "Step 1" below. 

The Arkansas Office of Skills Development (OSD) provides a 100% tuition free scholarship to any high school graduate who attends UACCB's CDL training and successfully obtains a Class A Commerical Driver's License. 

Complete the following steps to get started!

APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

Step 1: To receive 100% tuition free scholarship for this training, you must apply here >> Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship by creating an account. Upon completion of the application, you will be notified via email by ADHE, typically within 7-10 business days, that you have been offered the scholarship. You will need to accept the offer to receive up to an $800.00 reimbursement which covers a portion of your tuition. Then, upon successful completion of the Arkansas State Police Class A CDL Practical Driving Exam, you will be awarded an additional scholarship from the Office of Skills Development (OSD) to cover the remaining $2700.00. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not successfully complete the Arkansas State Police Class A CDL Practical Driving Exam, your account balance is due within 30 days of the final day of class. 

REGISTER FOR THE CLASS:

Step 2: Reserve your seat by registering for the class. To defer payment pending receipt of the scholarship funding, click Register and apply the following promo code at checkout: cdla23. Once you select Check Out, then in the upper right corner, you will select Add promo code and enter the code: cdla23. Click the + (plus) sign to update. By applying this promo code, you are agreeing to comply and fulfill the terms and conditions listed in Step 1.  

What if I fail to apply the promo code?

If you fail to apply the promo code, your credit card will be charged the full course fee of $3500.00 and reimbursement will be provided after the course is completed and your license is obtained. For questions, call 870-612-2082. 

Step 3: A satisfactory Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is required to participate in UACCB's CDL training. Schedule an appointment with a physician of your choice for your DOT physical. You are responsible for the cost of the DOT physical. You MUST provide UACCB with a copy of your DOT physical (your health card and the long form) prior to attending class. 

Step 4: Purchase a CDL packet ($50) at any State of Arkansas revenue office. To purchase your packet, you will need your original birth certificate and a second form of ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.).

Step 5: UACCB requires that you pass a DOT drug screen before attempting any behind the wheel (BTW) exercises. Call 870-612-2082 to verify that your authorization form for the drug screen has been sent to Sherwood Urgent Care. Do not attempt a DOT Drug Screen without approval from UACCB. UACCB will cover the cost of the DOT drug screen. Do not pay for the drug screen! 

Step 6: Purchase your textbook. Information about textbooks (required and optional) is listed below. The first week of class will prepare you for the written exam.

Textbooks:

  • JJ Keller ELDT Obtaining A Student Manual $60+Tax (required to purchase)
  • JJ Keller Passenger & School Bus Trainee Manual (optional) $30+Tax
  • JJ Keller Hazmat Trainee Manual (optional) $30+Tax

Hazmat Background Check: $86.50 (optional)

Beginning the Class A CDL Training

Prior to attending class, a UACCB Staff must verify that you have completed the following:

  • Obtained $50.00 DMV Office Class A CDL Packet
    • Must present original Birth Certificate to DMV, valid Arkansas driver’s license to DMV, and valid DOT Physical to DMV
  • Must pass an Arkansas State Policy Traffic Violation Background check completed by UACCB
  • Must complete a DOT drug screen authorized by UACCB
  • Must provide evidence of up-to-date DOT Physical (copy of health card and long form) to UACCB 

The above requirements must be completed prior to attendng class. 

For more information, please contact UACCB at 870-612-2082. 

Full Course

RN to EMT Bridge

$199

with Brandon Foshee

Calendar Feb 20, 2023 at 9 am

The RN to EMT bridge course is the fast-track way of allowing health care professionals who wish to advance their careers in EMS by working on a ground or air ambulance and taking their knowledge to where the action and treatment first begins. The health care professionals will be allowed to do online course work over a week and then be trained by other health care providers on EMS equipment before being checked off and testing for their national certification and home state licensure. Note: The hands-on skills check-off can only be done in the state of Arkansas. Download RN to EMT flyer. (To be updated soon!) 

How you will benefit:

  • After completion of the course you will be able to test for your state licensure and national registration at NAEMT
  • You will have knowledge of Emergency Medical Equipment
  • You will learn to work in a team setting to accomplish a time sensitive goal
  • You will learn scene size up and when to contact additional resources or help
  • You will have the privilege of becoming a large part and a valued member of the emergency response family

The class will consist of an online course review over a period of one month of the EMT course at your pace with an online test at the end of each chapter. Then you will have a hands-on training the following week with other health care professionals in the same field. Ride along time will be provided for those who will need it after class or with prior arrangements.

If this is a challenge that you have been wanting to do, contact us and let’s start making a difference together!

Class fees are as follows:

$199.00 UACCB (enrollment fee for online college course)

$250.00 Survival Flight EMS (equipment fee usage and hands-on instructor training)

Class size is limited and will be offered on a first come basis so don’t wait!

Class dates for enrollment are open now. The deadline to register is March 17, 2023. 

Pre-requisites: Must be a current licensed healthcare professional with a valid Basic Life Support CPR certification card. 

This course is a satellite program of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. 

For questions, call 870-612-2082. 

Cancellations: To cancel a class, five (5) business days' notice prior to the course start date is required to withdraw and receive a refund. 

Embroidery, Appliqué and More!

$499

with Deann Castleberry

Calendar Mar 2, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Embroidery is a substantial skill and developing it is well worth the time invested in learning it. Are you interested in learning the art of embroidery or appliqué? Have you considered purchasing an embroidery machine for business? In this 16-hour training course, instructor Deann Castleberry will teach you how to use a Brother PR1050X 10-Needle Home Embroidery Machine and the Artistic Design digital software to embroider for hobby or business. You will take store bought items to the next level by customizing your projects, learning how to embroider names, initials and patterns onto clothing and household items. Feel free to bring your own projects and bring your own machine if you currently have one. This is an opportunity to explore the world of embroidery, tap your creativity and gift yourself or your family with a slew of personalized, unique gifts. This class will be held on Thursday nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Financial Aid Scholarship Available For This Course: 

This course is approved for an Arkansas Workforce Challenge (AWC) Scholarship award (up to $800) provided by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, an Arkansas resident and must have a high school diploma or equivalent. 

APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

Step 1: To receive 100% tuition free scholarship for this training, you must apply here >> Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship by creating an account. Upon completion of the application, you will be notified via email by ADHE, typically within 7-10 business days, that you have been offered the scholarship. You will need to accept the offer for the award which covers your tuition 100%. If the scholarship is not finalized, you will be billed for the cost of the course and payment is due within 30 days of the final day of class.

REGISTER FOR THE CLASS:

Step 2: Reserve your seat by registering for the class. To defer payment pending receipt of the scholarship funding, click Register and apply the following promo code at check out: 1embroidery23. Select Check Out, then in the upper right corner, select Add promo code and enter the code: 1embroidery23. Click the + (plus) sign to update your cart. By applying this promo code, you are agreeing to comply and fulfill the terms and conditions listed in Step 1.  

What if I fail to apply the promo code?

If you fail to apply the promo code, your credit card will be charged the full course fee of $499.00 and reimbursement will be provided after the course is completed.

For questions, call 870-612-2082. 

Cancellations: To cancel a class, five (5) business days' notice prior to the course starting date is required to withdraw and receive a refund. 

Class B CDL Driver Training (School Bus and Passenger)

$800

with Steven Huff

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) is offering a 36-hour hybrid training course for those interested in pursuing a Class B CDL. The in-class training covers the general knowledge portion for the written general knowledge and air brakes exams. The Class B CDL license will allow you to drive any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more. UACCB is an Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) provider. Instruction will include in-class and online theory, practice range, and Behind the Wheel (BTW) training for Class B. The practice range and BTW training will be performed in a School Bus Class B vehicle.

You must be 18 years old and have a current, valid Arkansas driver's license.

Financial Aid Scholarship Available For This Course: 

This course is approved for an Arkansas Workforce Challenge (AWC) Scholarship award (up to $800 per program) provided by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). If you apply for the $800 scholarship, and are approved, then you can reserve your seat (first come, first served) by registering for the course. The class is limited to 6 students.

APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

Step 1: To receive 100% tuition free scholarship for this training, you must apply here >> Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship by creating an account. Upon completion of the application, you will be notified via email by ADHE, typically within 7-10 business days, that you have been offered the scholarship. You will need to accept the offer for the $800 award which covers your tuition. If the scholarship is not finalized, your account balance is due within 30 days of the final day of class. 

REGISTER FOR THE CLASS:

Step 2: Reserve your seat by registering for the class. To defer payment pending receipt of the scholarship funding, click Register and apply the following promo code at check out: cdlb23. Select Check Out, then in the upper right corner, select Add promo code and enter the code: cdlb23. Click the + (plus) sign to update your cart. By applying this promo code, you are agreeing to comply and fulfill the terms and conditions listed in Step 1.  

What if I fail to apply the promo code?

If you fail to apply the promo code, your credit card will be charged the full course fee of $800.00 and reimbursement will be provided after the course is completed. For questions, call 870-612-2082. 

Step 3: A satisfactory Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is mandatory to participate in UACCB's CDL training. Schedule an appointment with a physician of your choice for your DOT physical. You are responsible for the cost of the DOT physical. You MUST provide UACCB with a copy of your DOT physical (your health card and the long form) prior to attending class. 

Step 4: Purchase a CDL packet ($50) at any State of Arkansas revenue office. To purchase your packet, you will need your original birth certificate and a second form of ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.).

Step 5: UACCB requires that you pass a DOT drug screen before attempting any behind the wheel (BTW) exercises. Call 870-612-2082 to verify that your authorization form for the drug screen has been sent to Sherwood Urgent Care. Do not attempt a DOT Drug Screen without approval from UACCB. UACCB will cover the cost of the DOT drug screen. Do not pay for the drug screen! 

Class Times (Tuesdays-Thursdays-Saturdays):

The class is from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30 and also from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays, March 18 and April 1 or until skills practice (i.e., driving, backing and pre-trip inspection, etc.) is completed. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. 

Course Textbooks:

UACCB will provide the JJ Keller student manuals for the online theory instruction.

Students will return their JJ Keller manuals to the UACCB Workforce Training Center, room 1201, upon completion of the ELDT Theory Instruction.

ELDT Theory Instruction and Assessment:

A portion of the training will include online theory instruction and assessment for Class B CDL. Access to reliable internet is necessary. Online (Blackboard) – ELDT theory instruction and assessment for Class B CDL must be completed by date: TBD. This is REQUIRED to obtain your CDL license. Do not schedule your Arkansas State Police driving exam until UACCB releases you for testing. 

Click here to print the Course Schedule Outline

Beginning the Class B CDL Training

Prior to attending class, a UACCB Staff must verify that you have completed the following:

  • Obtained $50.00 DMV Office - CDL Packet
    • Must present original Birth Certificate to DMV, valid Arkansas driver’s license to DMV, and valid DOT Physical to DMV
  • Must pass an Arkansas State Policy Traffic Violation Background check completed by UACCB
  • Must complete a DOT drug screen authorized by UACCB
  • Must provide evidence of up-to-date DOT Physical (copy of health card and long form)

The first week of class will prepare you for the written exam. The above requirements must be completed prior to attending the course. 

For more information, please contact UACCB at 870-612-2082. 

Cancellations: To cancel a class, five (5) business days' notice prior to the course starting date is required to withdraw and receive a refund. 

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