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University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville



Workforce Training

Help! I'm Teaching High School Science; What Do I Do Now?

Free

with Beverly Meinzer

Calendar Jul 22, 2024 at 9 am

Ms. Beverly Meinzer, UACCB Science Faculty, will present an information session and discussion on how to order, store, use and dispose of chemicals in the high school science lab. Participants will be given information on these topics along with information about online resources. Several practical, easy to do experiments that can be done in the high school setting will be performed by the participants. The workshop is free and is designed for secondary science teachers. The event is sponsored by White River Regional Solid Waste Management District. 

The workshop will be held on Monday July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UACCB Arts & Science Building, room 303 and 304. Seating is limited to 20. Lunch will be provided. For questions, call 870-612-2082. 

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Flight Zone JR: Drone Tech and Mapping for 7-9th Grades

Free

with Clint Howard

Calendar Jul 30, 2024 at 8 am

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of drones and geospatial mapping! In this course, participants will learn the basics of drone technology, including flight controls and safety procedures. Through hands-on activities and simulations, students will explore the fundamentals of aerial photography and mapping using drones. By the end of the camp, participants will have gained valuable skills in drone operation and will have completed their first mapping project. 

Class will be held on July 30, 31, and August 1 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The cost is free, but students will need to bring money for a 30-minute lunch at the UACCB Grill, or bring a sack lunch and drink. 

Cancellations: To cancel a class, five (5) business days' notice prior to the course starting date is required to withdraw and receive a full 100% refund.

Full Course

Flight Zone Pro: Advanced Drone Tech and Mapping for 10-12th Grades

Free

with Henry Akwah

Calendar Jul 30, 2024 at 8 am

Dive deeper into the realm of drone technology and geospatial mapping in this advanced course designed for high school students! Participants will enhance their drone piloting skills through challenging flight maneuvers and obstacle courses. They will also delve into advanced mapping techniques, including data collection and analysis. With access to professional-grade drones and software, students will work on real-world mapping projects and develop a comprehensive understanding of the applications of drones in various industries. By the end of the camp, participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue further studies or careers in drone technology and mapping.

Class will be held on July 30, 31, and August 1 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The cost is free, but students will need to bring money for a 30-minute lunch at the UACCB Grill, or bring a sack lunch and drink.

Cancellations: To cancel a class, five (5) business days' notice prior to the course starting date is required to withdraw and receive a full 100% refund.

Plumbing Apprenticeship

$800

with Daniel Brink

Calendar Aug 1, 2024 at 6 pm

READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY

Course Requirements

  • Applicants are required to be employed by a licensed Master Plumber
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent 

Step 1: In order to become a registered plumbing apprentice with the U.S. Department of Labor, complete this Plumbing Apprenticeship Form with your employer. Then, print the form and email/scan to zach.harber@uaccb.edu 

Step 2: Print the work process schedule and Plumbing Apprenticeship Agreement Appendix A. Complete and email/scan to zach.harber@uaccb.edu 

Step 3: Apprentices must register with Arkansas Department of Health to receive health card. Print this form, complete with your employer and mail check or money order for the $25 license fee to the address listed at the top of the form.

Step 4: After Steps 1-3 are completed, follow the instructions below to apply for a scholarship that covers the full $800 tuition for this course. You MUST register for this class to reserve your seat. 

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: 

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 5: 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: 1plumbing24. Select Check Out, then in the upper right corner, select Add promo code and enter the code: 1plumbing24. 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 4.  

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 870-612-2081. 

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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Class B CDL Driver Training (School Bus and Passenger)

$800

with Steven Huff

Calendar Aug 20, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) is offering a 26-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. Note: UACCB provides a Class B vehicle for TRAINING purposes only. UACCB does not provide a Class B vehicle for your State Police skills exam. You will need to provide your own vehicle for the exam.  

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). To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be 18 years old, have a current, valid Arkansas driver's license, and be able to provide proof of high school completion (i.e. transcript, diploma, or GED equivalent, etc.). 

REGISTER FOR THE CLASS:

Step 1: There is zero up front cost to begin this training. This class is limited to 6 seats. 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: cdlb24. Select Check Out, then in the upper right corner, select Add promo code and enter the code: cdlb24. 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 2.  

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. 

APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP WITHIN 30-45 DAYS OF CLASS:

Step 2: To receive 100% tuition free scholarship for this training, you will need to apply for the >> Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship within 30-45 days of the class. If you apply sooner than 45 days prior to class, you may have to re-submit your application! 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. 

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) 10 business days 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 random urine 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 drug screen without approval from UACCB. UACCB will cover the cost of the drug screen. Do not pay for the drug screen! 

Class Times (Tuesdays-Thursdays):

The class is from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four (4) weeks or until skills practice (i.e. driving, backing and pre-trip inspection, etc.) is completed. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. The first week of class will prepare you for the written exam. 

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 Syllabus

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 - PRINT & SIGN CONSENT FORM
  • Must complete a drug screen authorized by UACCB
  • Must provide evidence of up-to-date DOT Physical (copy of health card and long form) to UACCB

All of the above requirements must be completed and evidence provided 10 business days 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. 

 

RN to EMT Bridge

$199

with Brandon Foshee

Calendar Sep 2, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

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

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 October 18, 2024. The hands-on skills assessment is scheduled for October 28-29 and will be held in Batesville, AR at Survival Flight, Inc. 

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. Upon registration, you will be given access by the instructor to Pearson's MyLab Brady to begin the online portion of your coursework. 

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. 

Wildland Firefighting | Sept 9, 10 | 6-10 PM

Free

with Bill James

Calendar Sep 9, 2024 at 6 pm

This wildland firefighting course is provided by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Forestry Division. This class introduces how fire departments and Forestry Division personnel will work together to stop a fire. Wildland firefighting and structural firefighting are very different situations, yet we share many of the same thought processes when we deal with fires. The instructor for this class is Bill James. Course length: 8 hours. 

This class will not qualify you as a wildland firefighter, however, you will learn how the Forestry Division works on fire incidents. Through communication, cooperation, and coordination, our agencies will be able to provide a positive outcome to the incident, the fire is extinguished. We always do this with safety in mind.

In order to receive a certificate for this course, the student must: Attend the entire course, take an end-of-course test, and pass the test. The test will cover the course material. 

To register for this course, trainees will need their FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). To register or retrieve a FEMA SID, please visit https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID.

For more information, call 870-612-2082 or email firetraining@uaccb.edu

Class B CDL Driver Training (School Bus and Passenger)

$800

with Steven Huff

Calendar Sep 24, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) is offering a 26-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. Note: UACCB provides a Class B vehicle for TRAINING purposes only. UACCB does not provide a Class B vehicle for your State Police skills exam. You will need to provide your own vehicle for the exam.  

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). To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be 18 years old, have a current, valid Arkansas driver's license, and be able to provide proof of high school completion (i.e. transcript, diploma, or GED equivalent, etc.). 

REGISTER FOR THE CLASS:

Step 1: There is zero up front cost to begin this training. This class is limited to 6 seats. 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: cdlb24. Select Check Out, then in the upper right corner, select Add promo code and enter the code: cdlb24. 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 2.  

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. 

APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP WITHIN 30-45 DAYS OF CLASS:

Step 2: To receive 100% tuition free scholarship for this training, you will need to apply for the >> Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship within 30-45 days of the class. If you apply sooner than 45 days prior to class, you may have to re-submit your application! 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. 

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) 10 business days 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 random urine 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 drug screen without approval from UACCB. UACCB will cover the cost of the drug screen. Do not pay for the drug screen! 

Class Times (Tuesdays-Thursdays):

The class is from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four (4) weeks or until skills practice (i.e. driving, backing and pre-trip inspection, etc.) is completed. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. The first week of class will prepare you for the written exam. 

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 Syllabus

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 - PRINT & SIGN CONSENT FORM
  • Must complete a drug screen authorized by UACCB
  • Must provide evidence of up-to-date DOT Physical (copy of health card and long form) to UACCB

All of the above requirements must be completed and evidence provided 10 business days 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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