Online Courses Cater to Adult Learners

Constant changes in the workplace and an aging population have created major new opportunities in adult education. This new market is already significantly larger than the for-credit higher education market, and demand for adult education and training will continue to outpace supply for some time.

The ed2go network consists of more than 2,100 top colleges, universities, and other organizations. They offer hundreds of engaging non-credit online courses, covering every topic from Accounting to Web Design. Each course consists of a patient and caring instructor, lively discussions, knowledge checks and plenty of practical information that you can put to immediate use.

All ed2go courses are entirely online, which can be taken from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient to you. Courses begin monthly and run for six weeks; each week composed of two lessons for a total of 12 lessons. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to download a certificate of completion.

Ed2go courses are affordable, fun, convenient and geared towards your interests. It may be as basic as Discover Digital Photography or as complex as Intermediate QuickBooks 2013, but there is one absolute: ed2go can get you there! We suggest you view a demo to determine whether ed2go is right for you.

To register for a class, go to www.ed2go.com/ucaoce, search for the course you’d like to take and hit Enroll Now. Please contact Lawana Hawkins at (501) 450-5811 with questions.

New Course Offerings For Community Education

Each semester, Community Education strives to offer new courses that meet the needs of the community. This fall, eleven new courses have been added to the list, each led by expert instructors. Ranging from personal interest to professional growth, these new courses offer an opportunity to expand your educational horizon. Registration for all fall courses is now available online! 

 

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED

Would you know what to do if your loved one stopped breathing? Knowing how to respond in an emergency situation could help save a life. Emphasizing hands-on learning, this course incorporates the latest science, designed to teach you how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims of any age, including… [Read More]

American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers

This course is designed to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants, until advanced medical personnel arrive. Those with a professional duty to act, including professional rescuers and medical and public safety workers, will gain the skills needed to… [Read More]

American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers Review

This course is an abbreviated CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers course that briefly reviews course information and allows for the practice of skills before testing. To be eligible to participate in a review course… [Read More]

American Red Cross Family First Aid

Faced with a sudden injury of a family member, would you know what to do until medical assistance arrives? From burns to broken bones, you will gain the skills and confidence to to provide immediate care to adult, child and infant family members. This interactive course includes lessons on how to respond to breathing emergencies and common first aid emergencies…[Read More]

Entrepreneurship- Developing Your Plan

If you are serious about becoming an entrepreneur, you’ll need a solid business plan! The focus of this course is to provide you with a solid understanding of the skills and techniques needed to develop a business plan. You will first identify the importance of having a plan and how it can benefit your business. Then you’ll explore… [Read More]

First Time Homeowner Seminar

Are you thinking of buying your first home in Arkansas? Planning and preparing for your future as a first-time homeowner can be intimidating, but not if you know what to expect. Learn about the entire purchase process and the resources available as a first time homeowner. [Read More]

Positive Vibration Reggae Yoga

If stress is getting the best of you, relax and rejuvenate with this yoga class that moves to the mellow beats of reggae music. Yoga brings together the physical and mental disciples to achieve peace in the body and mind. Move your body in new ways through the exploration of classic yoga poses… [Read More]

Project Management Practical Applications

Project management provides a structure for dealing with the many pressures that most organizations face with projects. This in-depth course, led by industry professionals, will explore techniques and tools used to create a successful project, which can be used to increase productivity. [Read More]

Using Natural Products to Green Your Life and Promote Better Health

Most of today’s household cleaning products include harsh chemicals that are harmful to your health, not to mention your wallet! After you examine the benefits of using nontoxic cleaning products, you will never return to using commercial products. This course will show you recipes for natural cleaners targeting nearly every aspect of your home, including… [Read More]

 

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Fall Community Ed Courses Released

COMMED_MOBILECommunity Education classes have been selected for the fall! Many of your favorites are back and a handful of new classes will help feed the need to learn something new. Full course descriptions and registration will be available online starting in June. Until then, you can check out the line-up!

Health
  • Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED  NEW!
  • Beginning Tai Chi
  • Burn & Chisel
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers  NEW!
  • Family First Aid  NEW!
  • Positive Vibration Reggae Yoga  NEW!
  • Self-Hypnosis for Self-Help
  • Smart Cycling
Business & Finance
  • Entrepreneurship: Becoming a Businessperson
  • Entrepreneurship: Developing Your Plan  NEW!
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Resources for Starting a Small Business
  • Project Management Practical Application  NEW!
  • Tending to Your Money Tree
Art
  • Cake Decorating 1
  • Cake Decorating 2
  • Cake Decorating 3
  • Ceramic Hand Building 1
  • Ceramic Hand Building 2
  • Ceramic Hand Building: Dinner for Two
  • Painting in Acrylics 1
  • Painting in Acrylics 2
  • Photography: Basics
  • Photography: Advanced
  • Sew Unique Sewing- Beginner
  • Sew Unique Sewing- Intermediate
Technology
  • Arkansas Hunters’ Education
  • Computer Cleanup
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Web Development: Beginner
  • Web Development: Advanced
Lifestyle
  • The Alzheimer’s Journey
  • Baby’s First Massage   NEW!
  • Basics of Disaster Preparedness
  • Basic Horsemanship and Beginning Riding
  • Etiquette 101 for Children
  • Nurturing the Pregnant Couple  NEW!

 

Pre-register by phone.

If you would like to pre-register for any of these courses and reserve your seat, please call Lawana Hawkins at 501-450-5811.

 

Would you like to receive our catalog?

For those of your interested in receiving our catalog via mail, fill out a catalog request form! You can also select the option to sign up for our mailing list and be the first to know when registration opens online.

New Community Education Classes

Outreach is offering NEW community education classes for the spring!

Self-Hypnosis, Film Studies and Adobe Illustrator are just a few of our newest offerings, all open to the general public.

Registration for spring course offerings is open now. Find a course that interests you!

 

New Spring Courses:

Introduction to Film Studies/Film History
A very in-depth course on understanding how films produce meaning and elicit responses through the recognition and analysis of film language and reviews and discussion of various films within the history of motion pictures. Taught by UCA and Hendrix professor, Dr. Glenn Jellenik.

Self-Hypnosis for Self-Help
Uncover the myths and discover the many benefits of self-hypnosis. With expert instruction, you will learn the basic mechanics and techniques that can help contribute to an improved quality of life.

Entrepreneurship-Becoming a Businessperson
Gain the tools and skills necessary for starting a new business, including analyzing factors associating with success, developing a business plan, and the importance of marketing, insurance, accounting and management for a small business.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
In this hands-on, instructor-led course, you will learn the fundamental tools of Adobe Illustrator to complete a finished digital illustration, logo or design. Taught by UCA alumni, Jasmine Greer.

Introduction to Computer Programming Using Python
Learn the basics of computer programing; including formal and informal languages, various functions, executions and lists. By the end of the course, you will have practiced programming tasks and created two functioning computer programs.

Charcoal Drawing
An introduction to using charcoal as a drawing medium. Translate three-dimensional information onto a two-dimensional surface while working from a still-life set up.

Mirror Design Art
With just a mirror and a hammer, recognized artist Jimmy McDonald will teach you how to create beautiful art abstracts.

Homeopathic Stress Remedies
A three-part session designed to help educate those seeking emotional enrichment. Part one focuses on anxiety, depression, fear and anger. Part two is centered around guilt, worry, gratitude and stress. Part three covers communication and defining success. All sessions emphasize ways to change those states of being.

View all the spring courses!

 

 

Fall Community Education registration is now open!

Work on your body and mind with Burn and Chisel, Beginner’s Yoga, and Homeopathic Stress Remedies.

Improve your fiscal health too with Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship courses.

With a variety of Art Classes and courses on everything from Web Development, to improving Communication Skills, Photography, Cake Decorating and Sewing Classes, there’s something for everyone!

View our full course listings or download the latest catalog!

 

Community Education Classes Sneak Peek

Community Education classes have been selected for the fall! Many of your favorites are back and a handful of new classes will help feed the need to learn something new. The release of the entire fall course offerings will be mid-June and here’s a sneak peak: Burn & Chisel helps to tone the body; Resources for Starting a Small Business will help get you started, Painting in Acrylics allows your imagination to flow onto the canvas.

It’s never too late to learn something new; take a community education class and enrich your life! Learn more about Community Education!

 

 

New History Workshop Offers Helpful Resources For Teachers

Outreach is pleased to offer a new workshop for educators, An Arkansas Studies Bouquet: Mix of Free Resources and History Topics. This free workshop, scheduled for July 31st, provides educators a variety of resources to help facilitate the teaching of Arkansas studies frameworks; including lesson plans, presentations and training on the comprehensive website, Arkansas History Hub. More information can be found on the Educator Development Page.

 

Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

The last day to save money with the Early Bird Rate is Friday, February 10th. Save up to $50 on Community Education classes by registering early. Courses like Beginning Web Development, Photography and Sew-Unique Sewing are offering great discounts, but only for those who register early. Hurry- don’t miss out on your opportunity to save! Register now to lock in your special rate and choose to pay now or pay later. Early Bird Rate ends February 10th, 2012.

 

Registration is open for Spring Community Education Courses

Registration is underway! Your favorite courses are back and new courses have arrived.
Check out this spring’s offerings today by downloading our course catalog or you can
browse each course on our website. Register by February 10th and save with the Early
Bird Discount!

 

 

Community Education Early Bird Deadline Coming Up!

Community Education classes start September 6th!  Don’t miss your opportunity to register for Early Bird Rates! Early Bird Deadline is September 2, 2011.