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 Spring 2012 Outreach Catalog is here!!

The new Spring 2012 Outreach Catalog is available online!!  Some will receive a printed catalog in the mail soon however, if you do not receive one, you can always request a printed catalog and we will be happy to mail it to you.  You will find information about some exciting new courses such as Dance Fit Line Dancing and Sign Language for Babies.  Also, cake decorating is back for all of you who love to make cakes!!  Of course, old favorites such as Photography and Burn & Chisel are all available as well as great freebie courses such as How to Start a Small Business, Employment Outlook and the Arkansas Boaters Education course.

For those who are still struggling with what to give your loved ones this Christmas, make sure to purchase a Community Education gift certificate!  It is a unique gift that they will never forget!

FREE PD opportunity for teachers on Oct. 26th! Register for “The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made” seminar.

Teachers, administrators and anyone else interested in the Little Rock Central High Crisis should register for the FREE upcoming seminar “The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made: The Role of the Arkansas Gazette in the Central High Crisis.”

Featured films include “The Old Gray Lady: Arkansas’s First Newspaper” and “The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made: The Role of the Arkansas Gazette in the Central High Crisis,” produced by UCA.  Participants will receive a packet with both films and a teacher’s guide and hear research presented by Dr. Sondra Gordy, Angela Webster and Dr. Nancy Gallavan.  The seminar will start at 9:00 am and will be hosted at the Brewer Hegeman Conference Center at UCA.  Click for more information or to register.  Registration on site will also be available from 8:00 am – 9:00 am.

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.