Free Classes

We have partnered with businesses and organizations from the community to offer you a variety of no cost classes that will help get you started on a variety of projects or get involved in the community. Browse the list below and register today! Need help, contact us at 501.450.3118 or outreach@uca.edu.

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, March 31 -

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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The Costs of College Workshop

Designed for the parents of high school students, participants will learn about the different types of financial aid, how to calculate the costs of college and how to make a plan to afford the college of your choice.

Regular Fee: FREE

Fri, March 3 -

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: UCA Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, University College and UCA Family Network

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De-Escalation Training

The UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement partners with United Way of Central Arkansas to offer a series of professional development workshops for nonprofits. All workshops are FREE and open to government and nonprofit professionals. If you have questions about the series, please contact Lesley Graybeal, Service-Learning Program Director, at 501-852-7416 or email her at lgraybeal@uca.edu.

Regular Fee: FREE

Tues, March 6 - March 6

9:00 am - 11:00 am
This class is open to staff of nonprofit and government agencies only.

Location: UCA PD Outreach Center

Instructor: Lt. Brad Moore

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Financing a Home Loan

Financing a home is a big step. Learn the benefits to homeownership, followed by the different loan program options available. You’ll uncover the biggest obstacles of home ownership and how to overcome those difficulties. You’ll also learn the mechanics of credit scores, what they mean, how to improve lower scores and what options are available to buyers. Ashley will take you step-by-step through the application and loan process. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, March 29 -

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One-Day Class

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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, May 5 -

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

Location: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Kimberly Miller

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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, February 13 -

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

Tues, February 27 -

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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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, April 21 -

9:00 am - 11:00 am
One-Day Class

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MIPS

MIPS ON YOUR MIND? Join us for this free event! So what's a MIP? A MIP is a Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. If you know what a MIP is this FREE informational session is for you! Learn the ropes of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) Review the MACRA Program specifically focusing on MIPS for eligible providers Dive deep into MIPS requirements: ACI, Quality, and IA What you MUST report to prevent penalties in 2019 and beyond Learn how to qualify for up to a 4% positive payment adjustment!

Regular Fee: FREE

Wed, January 24 - January 24

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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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, February 20 -

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One day class

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Successful Product Launching: Skincare, Haircare and More

Do you dream of having your own skincare, cosmetic or hair care line but don’t know where to begin? Angela will teach you all the steps needed to launch a successful product line. You will start with your own ideas and by the conclusion of class, you will have a working knowledge of all the steps needed to launch your product. You will receive a workbook to guide you through every step needed once you are ready to begin.

Regular Fee: FREE | Required Material Fee: $25

Mon, June 11 -

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
One-Day Class. NO fees will be taken for registration purposes - Material Fees go directly to instructor.

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Volunteer Management

The UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement partners with United Way of Central Arkansas to offer a series of professional development workshops for nonprofits. All workshops are FREE and open to government and nonprofit professionals. If you have questions about the series, please contact Lesley Graybeal, Service-Learning Program Director, at 501-852-7416 or email her at lgraybeal@uca.edu.

Regular Fee: FREE

Tues, February 6 - February 6

9:00 am - 11:00 am
This class is open to staff of nonprofit and government agencies only.

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Ellen Brown

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