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!

Advanced Hoop Dance

Take your hoop dance experience to the next level! Hobbyist hoopers and experienced performers alike are welcome to join Advanced Hoop Dance. Each week will address a new advanced skill set. Beginner and Intermediate Hoop Dance, or the experience equivalent, is recommended but not required to sign up. All hoops are provided.

Regular Fee: $35

Mon, November 27 - December 11

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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Art Journaling

Art journaling has become very popular over the past few years and is a therapeutic way to explore your creativity, record your life and practice techniques like drawing and painting. This class covers choosing or creating your own journal, using basic mixed media materials, putting together a mixed media kit, different styles of art journaling, where to find prompts and a variety of mixed media techniques. At the end of this class, you will have all of the knowledge necessary to create your own art journals.

Regular Fee: $25

Sat, September 30 -

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
One-Day Class. $10 material fee. This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Jessica Lane Massingill

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Automotive Care 101

This is one of our most popular classes. Automotive Care 101 will teach you about safety, checking fluid levels, changing the oil, maintaining your cooling system, winterizing your vehicle, changing a flat tire and much more.

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, October 21 -

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Beginner Hoop Dance

Hoop dancing is a great way to stay in shape, burn calories, challenge your creativity and explore movement and dance all with a hula hoop! Beginner Hoop Dance will teach you all the basics to begin hoop dancing, no previous experience required. All hoops are provided.

Regular Fee: $60

Mon, September 11 - October 9

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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Beginners Dog Obedience Class

Are you having a hard time getting your dog to obey? It’s okay, we’ve all been there. You and Pamela will teach your dog basic obedience commands such as sit, down, leave it, come when called, wait, stay and loose leash walking. This class is for dogs 10 months of age or older. You will need to bring your dog’s collar, leash, training treats and proof of vaccinations.

Regular Fee: $105

Thurs, September 21 - November 9

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members. Material Fee: $10

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Bigs and Littles Hip Hop

Calling all ladies! Grab your daughters, granddaughters, nieces or little sisters and come get your dance on! During this hour, each participant will learn a choreography routine set to clean Top 40 hip hop music. Not only is this fun, but it’s a great way to stay in shape and pursue a healthy lifestyle with your loved ones.

Regular Fee: $25

Sat, November 4 -

10:00 am - 11:00 am
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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Business Protocol

First impressions count in business. This seminar will teach you proper business protocol and practical skills from handshaking and proper introductions to dining etiquette procedures such as passing food, buttering bread, addressing dining mistakes and more.

Regular Fee: $35

Thurs, October 5 -

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
One-Day Class. Optional $10 material fee for workbook. This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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Cardio Unlimited

The Cardio Center, Conway’s newest workout facility, has partnered with UCA Outreach to offer you the best deal on fat blasting, heart pumping and body sculpting classes in the city. Your registration fee gets you unlimited access to Mixxedfit, Pound, Bootcamp, Cardio Dance and Cardio Latin Dance and the best, certified fitness instructors in town! Kids classes are available. Unlimited classes.

Regular Fee: $75/Individual, $95/Family (2-4 Individuals)

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, September 11 - December 11

8:00 am - 8:00 pm
See syllabus for class schedule and descriptions. The unlimited package through UCA does not include Sunday classes.

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Crafting with Silhouette Studio Software

Ever wanted to design your own t-shirts or greeting cards? This beginner’s class will teach you to use the Silhouette Studio software to create incredible designs and crafts with an array of materials. You will learn the ins and outs of the Silhouette toolbars and leave with the skills to make projects at home. Silhouette Cameo is a personal electronic cutting machine capable of cutting paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more.

Regular Fee: $40

Sat, September 16 -

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One-Day Class. This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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DIY Interior Paint and Drywall Repair

Whether you color inside the lines or think outside the box, painting is an easy way to update a room. Master a few simple painting techniques to transform your home with color. Once you learn the skills to repair damaged drywall, prep the walls, and smooth on the perfect shade, you’ll be on a roll.

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, September 9 -

10:00 am - 11:00 am
One-Day Class

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Dog Trick Seminar

Teach your dog a new trick! In this class you will learn all four methods for training your best friend. All dogs will have an opportunity to learn a variety of tricks and many of the dogs will learn 15 or more and actually earn a Novice Trick Dog title (complete with ribbon & certificate). Open to all dogs.

Regular Fee: $50

Sat, September 23 -

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members. Material Fee: $10

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Edible Gardening

Want to start a garden or grow a few tomatoes but have no idea where to begin? New gardener looking for tips, tricks and advice? Edible gardening can seem daunting at first, but this class will walk you through different aspects of vegetable gardening, edible landscaping and the unique aspects of gardening in Conway and Faulkner County. This course covers everything from basic information on annual vegetables and incorporating edibles into your landscape to exploring different soil amendments and fertilizers. Textbook: The Suburban Micro-Farm by Amy Stross, ISBN# 978-0997520804.

Regular Fee: $30

Tues, September 5 - October 10

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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Family Lego Day at UCA

This is our most popular class for kids! Kids build cars, trucks, landmarks and unique creations with Lego. Kids will receive tips for future Lego builds, learn Lego trivia and have a chance to win Lego prizes! They will also learn the basic steps in making a Lego movie using licensed Lego software. Parents or guardians must be present. Kids will receive a Lego kit and minifigure.

Regular Fee: $65

Sat, October 14 -

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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First Time Homebuyer

Planning for your future as a first time homeowner is the focus of this course. Upon completion, you will be issued an Arkansas Department of Finance Authority certificate that is a prerequisite for assistance toward a down payment or closing costs on a new home. Anyone who will be on the mortgage loan must attend this class (e.g., both husband and wife). Bring a lunch.

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, September 16 -

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
One-Day Class

Location: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Kimberly Miller

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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: $90

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)

Part 1 of the GRE Prep class 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.

Regular Fee: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 am

Location: Online

Instructor: Laura Davis | ed2go

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GRE Prep – Part 2 (Quantitative)

Part 2 of the GRE Prep 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.

Regular Fee: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Laura Davis | ed2go

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Health, Safety & Nutrition

Childcare providers of all kinds need to take this class. This class focuses on essential skills to keep children and their surroundings healthy and safe, such as preventing injuries and illness, basic first aid, reducing the spread of germs and properly handling and storing food. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate recognized by the Early Childhood Association as well as 15 professional development units.

Regular Fee: FREE

Mon, September 11 - October 9

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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How to Get Started in Game Development

Learn the fundamentals of game development and get an overview of game genres, platforms, and audiences. This class will provide you with the tools and techniques to help you make better design decisions, achieve greater efficiencies and position your game for success as you develop your own games.

Regular Fee: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Chad Walker | ed2go

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How to Install a Faucet

Upgrading or installing a new faucet in your home is a small change that can make a big difference! Along with updating the aesthetic of your home, knowing how to install a faucet is a practical skill that can improve water efficiency, saving energy and money.

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, October 14 -

10:00 am - 11:00 am
One-Day Class

Location: The Home Depot

Instructor: Mike Myers

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How to Start a Small Business

Have you been dreaming about starting your own business but you’re not quite sure how to get started? This class provides you with the information you need to know to start your own business. You will learn from a veteran instructor who has all the resources you'll need to be on your way to owning the business of your dreams.

Regular Fee: FREE

Mon, October 16 - October 16

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One-Day Class

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How to Write a Business Plan

If you are starting your own business, a business plan is a necessity. This course is designed to show the novice and seasoned business owner how to create a well-written business plan. Your business plan can mean the difference between profit and loss for your business. Business plan myths, outlines, details and information sources will be covered.

Regular Fee: FREE

Mon, October 30 -

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One-Day Class

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Infant and Toddler Safety

You can never be too safe when you have little ones around the house. This class will cover important safety issues such as safe newborn sleeping, child passenger safety restraint, choking prevention and basic CPR skills for the newborn up to age 4.

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, September 16 -

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Intermediate Hoop Dance

If you love the hula hoop, then this is the class for you! This class will introduce intermediate level hula hoop tricks and transitions as well as techniques and tips for making your hoop performance look professional and seamless. You must be comfortable hooping around your waist and hands. All hoops are provided.

Regular Fee: $60

Mon, October 23 - November 20

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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Intermediate SQL

Expand your knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) and learn techniques that will enable you to write powerful queries that perform complicated searches and sorts on your data. By the end of this class, your skill level with databases will boost your competitiveness in the technical fields of software development and database administration.

Regular Fee: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Dr. Cecelia Allison | ed2go

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Intro to Foxtrot and Waltz

Looking for a date night? An answer to the empty nester syndrome? Round out your life with dance! This is a beginner course, no experience needed. The structured approach used allows new dancers to learn more quickly and easily.

Regular Fee: $125 per couple

Tues, September 19 - November 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members. Optional Practice CD Fee: $5

Location: Farris Center

Instructor: Cathy & Fred Fisher

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Introduction to Chi Kung

Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese art form that balances and replenishes the life force to promote natural healing. It combines simple movement with breath and imagery to bring your body and mind into a state of relaxed awareness. It reduces stress from overwork, lack of sleep and disease. It will help you maintain strength, flexibility, balance and health as you age.

Regular Fee: $100

Mon, September 11 - November 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Debra Strack

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013

Master Excel 2013 in this class and learn dozens of shortcuts and tricks for creating fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You'll also 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: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Chad Wambolt | 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: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Dr. Cecelia Allison | ed2go

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Introduction to Tai Chi

Tai chi chuan is a traditional Chinese martial art that has a rejuvenating effect on the mind and body. The slow gentle movements will reduce your stress and improve your strength, stamina and balance. Tai chi has a positive impact on an array of medical conditions including heart and nerve disorders, immune dysfunction, low bone density and arthritis.

Regular Fee: $100

Thurs, September 7 - November 9

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Debra Strack

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LSAT Prep – Part 1

LSAT 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.

Regular Fee: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Benjamin N. Gialloreto | ed2go

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LSAT Prep – Part 2

LSAT 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: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Benjamin N. Gialloreto | ed2go

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Medicare 101

Learn the key aspects of Medicare and the types of plans available to you and other Medicare beneficiaries. The course will cover the history of Medicare, Group vs Medicare, penalties, deferments and Medicare disability, supplements, Advantage Plans (Part C) and Prescription Drug Plans (Part D).

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, October 7 -

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Robin Fletcher | The Hatcher Agency

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Photography: Learn the Basics

This is the best class if you want to learn how to take better pictures! Learn the basics of operating film and digital cameras from pro Mike Kemp. Discussions to include: sporting events, portraits, candid family moments and low-light photography. Bring a film or digital camera. Single-lens reflex cameras with manual-exposure controls and interchangeable lenses are preferred. Textbook: David Busch’s Mastering Digital SLR Photography (David Busch’s Digital Photography Guides) ISBN# 978-1-305-27840-0 4th Ed.

Regular Fee: $120

Wed, September 6 - October 11

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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Ready, Set, Read!

Learn how a child becomes literate beginning at moment of birth. First, you'll investigate the many things a child's growing mind must do to make sense of the written word and create writing. From there, you'll explore the development of reading and writing from infancy to the early school years. You'll know what problems to look for and how to assist a struggling reader. You will see how you can boost literacy growth during daily routines and child's play

Regular Fee: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Katie Paxton | ed2go

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Reiki Meditation – CANCELLED

Feel refreshed and relaxed as you learn Reiki moving meditation techniques through the Conway Reiki Circle. For better breathing, eating and sleeping, explore a different meditation technique every week: animal, art, music, precepts and protocols, as well as the history of Reiki.

Regular Fee: $60

Tues, September 19 - October 24

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members. Early Bird Fee: $51 (Early Bird Fee Ends September 1)

Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Master Wendy Rae |

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Sew Unique Beginners Sewing

Professional seamstress Birder Harris will show you how to get started sewing! You will learn about machine settings, needles, threads, bobbins and more. Later in the class, you'll create hems and install zippers. A supply list will be provided; you are required to bring a sewing machine.

Regular Fee: $100

Thurs, September 14 - October 5

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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Sew Unique Intermediate Sewing

Go beyond zippers, buttons and stitches! You will learn about different types of fabrics, as well as how to read patterns and use them effectively. By the end of class, you will complete a shoulder bag and a lightweight jacket. A supply list will be provided; you are required to bring a sewing machine.

Regular Fee: $100

Thurs, October 12 - November 9

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Exclude October 26. This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

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Small Business Loans

Obtaining a small business loan can be a daunting task, but this course will prepare you for the loan application process. You will learn about various loan types, documentation associated with different business structures and the steps required to complete the loan process.

Regular Fee: FREE

Tues, September 5 - September 12

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Must attend both sessions.

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Tai Chi 2

Tai Chi 2 introduces the kicking sequence (section 3) of the Wu style long form. You will also practice new push-hand methods as well as improve your free-style techniques. This class is open to anyone who has experience in the previous sections of Wu style tai chi.

Regular Fee: $100

Thurs, September 7 - November 9

10:00 am - 11:00 am
This class is eligible for the Community Education 50% discount for UCA faculty, staff, students, retirees and paid UCA Alumni Association members.

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Debra Strack

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