Community Education

Community Education has been a main staple of Outreach for over 40 years. So whether you're looking for something new and fun to do or want to gain a new skill, Community Education has something for everyone--even the little ones. Browse the list below and register online for your favorite class. Discounts are available on select Community Education classes. Register Today!

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

Discover how time management, accounting, business law, organizational behavior and management affect administrative assistant responsibilities and activities. This course will prepare you for the Certified Administrative Professional exam.

Regular Fee: $115

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Becky and Tony Swaim | ed2go

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Advanced Fiction Writing

In Advanced Fiction Writing, you'll explore the essential techniques that are often overlooked by other writing classes and textbooks. And you'll explore them in a clear, step-by-step fashion that will make it easy for you to turn your story idea into a published book.

Regular Fee: $115

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Steve Alcorn | ed2go

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GED Prep

If you're comfortable reading a high school textbook, doing basic math operations like fractions and decimals without a calculator and writing a short letter in English, you're ready to get started! This course will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your studying on the areas that you need most. You'll get the basics of what you need to know to succeed on the four GED® test modules: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. After completion of this course, you should be well-equipped to take—and pass—the GED® test!

Regular Fee: $100

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Barbara Rolston | ed2go

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GED Math Test Prep

Master the skills required to pass the Mathematical Reasoning module in the GED® test series. You'll start off with a review of math basics and begin building the foundation you'll need to solve the types of math problems commonly found on the test. In the process, you'll develop hands-on experience with percentages, proportions, statistics, algebra, geometry and more. Each lesson gives you a chance to apply your knowledge by practicing with the same kind of questions you may find on the GED® test. By the time you finish this course, you'll be much more comfortable with your math skills, and you'll know how, when, and why to use each math concept you learn.

Regular Fee: $100

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Barbara Rolston | ed2go

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GMAT Prep

This prep class will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types. You'll review the more familiar questions and learn how to approach question types that may be new to you, like critical reasoning and data sufficiency.

Regular Fee: $100

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Benjamin N. Gialloreto | ed2go

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GRE Prep – Part 1 (Verbal and Analytical)

If you're planning to apply to graduate school, you'll likely have to take the GRE. This course is here to help! Part 1 takes you through all the question types on the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections, including reading comprehension, text completion, sentence equivalence questions, and both essay tasks. You'll also gain pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking. Be prepared to excel on exam day to achieve your best potential score!

Regular Fee: $100

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Laura Davis | ed2go

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GRE Prep – Part 2 (Quantitative)

Part 2 features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, data interpretation, and standard math questions that make up the quantitative reasoning sections, as well as how to tackle the GRE's unique new question formats. You'll find pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring and general standardized test-taking, too. Be prepared to excel on exam day and to achieve your best potential score!

Regular Fee: $100

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Jessie Stellini | ed2go

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Do you work with numbers? Then you need to master Microsoft Excel 2016. Even "non-techie" beginners will find it easy to learn Excel in this fun, step-by-step online course. These lessons will teach you how to set up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You'll learn the secrets behind writing powerful mathematical formulas and discover how to use the function wizard to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value and more.

Regular Fee: $129

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Chad Wambolt | ed2go

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Introduction to Quickbooks 2017

Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for small business owners who need a fully functional accounting system that's also easy to use. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business.

Regular Fee: $115

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Scott Paxton | ed2go

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Introduction to SQL

Learn key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL), and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. In this class, you'll learn about the basic structure of relational databases and how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements and advanced data manipulation techniques

Regular Fee: $115

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Dr. Cecelia Allison | ed2go

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Lose Weight and Keep It Off

In this comprehensive course, you'll discover how to establish a healthy approach to weight loss and weight maintenance with the help of a registered dietician.

Regular Fee: $115

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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LSAT Prep – Part 1

LSAT Prep Part 1 provides an overview of law school entrance procedures, a career in law and law school survival techniques. You will also participate in an intensive review of analytical reasoning questions, including techniques for drafting the three most helpful types of diagrams, and explanations for and interpretations of correct answer choices. You will also learn the outline format that law school admissions counselors favor for preparing the writing sample.

Regular Fee: $100

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Benjamin N. Gialloreto | ed2go

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LSAT Prep – Part 2

LSAT Prep Part 2 provides an intensive review of reading comprehension and logical reasoning questions, including techniques for quick elimination of incorrect answers, explanations and interpretations of correct answers, and proven approaches for selecting the correct answers.

Regular Fee: $100

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Benjamin N. Gialloreto | ed2go

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Praxis Core Prep

Are you a prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis Core Exam? Have you already attempted the Praxis Core and not been successful? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this course is for you! You'll develop all the skills you need for the test as we review and prepare for everything it includes. You'll learn useful test-taking strategies and get plenty of practice questions that are similar to what you'll find on the exam.

Regular Fee: $100

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Kt Paxton | ed2go

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Reading Programs

Since 2015, UCA Outreach and Community Engagement has offered reading programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. The Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States since 1970. Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, UCA Outreach is proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These customized programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading. In the programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and word-attack skills, building fluency and comprehension, and becoming confident readers. Your child will be excited about books and reading and get off to a great start in the upcoming school year. In the programs for adolescents (6th grade and up), students improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction while doubling their reading speed. Students get better grades in school by learning the best way to read and study textbooks, take notes, and study for tests.

Regular Fee: Varies

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Reading programs for all ages

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Summer Camps

Each year, the University of Central Arkansas offers an array of summer learning opportunities for youth. We are proud to offer summer enrichment programs in reading, writing, health, foreign language and a variety of other educational topics designed especially for youth grades Pre-K through 12. These summer programs have been developed by UCA Colleges and other academic departments. Please take time to browse the entire list of offerings and sign your student up for one or more summer programs.

Regular Fee: Varies

Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat,

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Programs are offered at various campus locations.

Location: UCA Campus

Instructor: Various | UCA Summer Camps Website

Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons

If you've been teaching preschoolers or are in the process of becoming a preschool teacher, you know what short attention spans preschoolers have. You've probably wondered how to structure your days to make the most of the way they learn. In this class, you'll learn over 100 circle-discussion, art, literacy, fine and large motor skill, science and music activities that you can take into your classroom right away.

Regular Fee: $102

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Kt Paxton | ed2go

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Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers

Who doesn't know the fear of the blank page? How can we transform our visions into the written word? Is it really possible to become a terrific writer? You'll find the answer to these and more of your questions in Writeriffic. In this high-energy class you'll learn lots of tricks from the published writer's toolbox. Whether you're at work now or hoping to write a novel, a nonfiction book, a memoir, short stories or articles, Writeriffic liberates the imaginative, inventive bolts of genius that are inside everyone. If you've ever dreamed of hearing your writer's voice and writing what's in your heart and head, this class will make it happen.

Regular Fee: $115

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Eva Shaw, Ph.D. | ed2go

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