Programs and Services

Arkansas Coding Academy

Be on your way to a new career in as little as three (3) months through the Arkansas Coding Academy.  The Arkansas Coding Academy is Arkansas’ only Information Technology Apprenticeship Program. With full-time and part-time classes forming every three to six months, the Arkansas Coding Academy offers you many opportunities to get started on a new career as a software application developer or computer programmer. Contact us at or 501.450.5276.

Business Outreach and Training Services

Business Outreach & Training Services (BOTS) offers Arkansas businesses a unique combination of applied research and consulting skills, industry-specific expertise and knowledge of proven methodologies. Contact BOTS at 501.450.3118 or email for information about our customized training.

Community Education

Community Education assists in fulfilling a vital part of the University’s mission by educating the citizens of Conway and surrounding communities through non-credit, personal enrichment courses that are available to the public during the fall and spring semesters. Contact Community Education at 501.450.5811 or email

Community Development

The Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) houses the award-winning Community Development Institute Central (CDI) that has trained thousands of professionals for over three decades. The institute builds the capacity of individuals and communities to positively impact economic and social development. This is achieved by expanding an individual’s ability to identify community assets, set goals, encourage collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders and bring together groups of people to respond to a broad range of economic and quality-of-life issues. Contact CCED at 501.450.3460 or email

Conference Services

The UCA Conference Services team is here to assist with your event needs. We offer full-service event planning by our skilled staff of event coordinators and have a selection of spaces that are sure to fit your need. For more information about event planning and renting our venues, contact us at 501-852-2699 or

Culinary Classes

Outreach is excited to bring a new culinary experience to Conway. From the novice chef to those who are more skilled and want to grow their culinary abilities, we offer something for everyone! UCA Downtown has state-of-the-art culinary stations that are equipped with the latest cooking utensils, and we also have the finest instructors who are ready to lead you through an exciting culinary experience. All classes are held at UCA Downtown. For more information, contact us at or 501.450.3118.

Professional Development

UCA and the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement believe that professional development plays an essential role in your personal success. Outreach and Community Engagement serves to bridge the gap between your educational development and your professional success. Equitable access to such professional development opportunities is imperative. Contact Professional Development at 501.450.3118  or

Online Training and Learning

Outreach offers a wide range of highly interactive web-based courses and training programs that you can take entirely online. All of these
courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. We offer programs for career training, skill development, professional certifications, continuing education, academic readiness, lifelong learning and recreational courses. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient and specialized just for you. Some programs also qualify for special funding through the Workforce Investment Opportunities Act (WIOA). Contact us at 501.450.3118 or to learn more.

Service-Learning and Volunteerism

Service-Learning at UCA is a course-based teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. Resources are available for students, faculty and community partners by contacting Dr. Lesley Graybeal at or 501.852.7416.