Friday, December 19th, 2014

UACCH Community Classes

Registration Form - Community Classes

For more information on community classes at UACCH, please call 870-722-8102.

New classes are added weekly, so check back often!

UACCH-Texarkana Community Classes

UACCH Campus Classes


GET HIP! Dance, Move, & Work Out! – Replace part of your Tuesdays with the Get Hip Dance Moves Workout! If you want to get in shape while learning the latest hip dance moves, then this class if for you! The Get Hip Dance Moves Workout incorporates exercise with dance and music including, pop, country, r & b, and more. These dance moves will definitely get your heart rate up and keep you moving to help you work on staying in shape, maintaining good health, and feeling stress free.

Now is the time to be “Move-a-cited” in working out! Come join us on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  $45 for 4 sessions

Section 1
Tuesdays, November 11-December 2 (once a week for 4 weeks)
5-6 pm
Upstairs in the Student Center


Extreme Marine Bootcamp – Extreme Marine is a comprehensive physical fitness program that combines actual Marine Corps boot camp physical fitness (PT) training (push-ups, pull-ups, running, situps, daily 7, etc.,) along with EXTREME strength training with free weights to make you sweat. Bess also integrates cardiovascular exercises with other “extreme” Marine Corps drills. Come prepared to work your body to the max and watch the inches melt away in less than four weeks! Be prepared to do nothing less than 500 crunches a day. Every day is an ab day!

Bootcamp is a four-week, program that meets for one hour each day, two days a week. Be prepared to be pushed to the limit. There is no such thing as a basic class. You come and jump right in with the rest of the class. Bess will make you feel right at home, but most importantly – she will push you in a very positive and motivating way unlike anything you have experienced. Bess will make you want to get in shape and achieve your best in physical fitness.
See the website below for more information about the instructor, Retired Marine Bess Gamble Williams, as well as general details about her bootcamps. She is offering the program here at UACCH for a discounted price! Students should bring a mat and leg weights.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 13-December 13 (twice a week for 4 weeks-No classes the week of Thanksgiving)
Upstairs in the Student Center

Instructor: Bess Gamble Williams, AKA “Bootcamp Bess”

Call Nancy Kenworthy at 870-722-8102 to register, or fill out the registration form HERE:


Yoga–Yoga is a system of self-care. The word is from Sanskrit, and translates into “union.” It is NOT a religion! The “goal” of yoga is to allow you to become one with yourself (oneness). There are many different styles of yoga and thousands of “positions” – the path to your union is diverse. Know that there is no competition with others or with yourself!

This class is for ALL fitness levels. Positions are adjusted to your abilities. Men and women are welcome to attend.

Sept 15-Oct 6
Oct 13-Nov 3
Nov 10-Dec 1

5:30-6:30 pm

$40 for 4 sessions

Upstairs in the Student Center


ACT Prep (10 week class) - This 10 week course will help you prepare for the ACT exam. You will learn valuable test-taking skills. Topics covered will include:

ACT Reading Preparation
A short lesson and example on speed reading; Information on the make-up of the reading portion of the ACT exam; Examples of the four types of reading passages, and the best way to handle each; Managing incorrect answers; and Distracters.

ACT Math Preparation
How to make the best use of your time on the Math portion of the ACT; Types of math problems on the ACT and how to solve them; and Calculator tips for problem solving.

ACT English Preparation
Information on the format of the English Subject Test; Review of the types of passages and questions; Examination of the most common usage, mechanics issues, and rhetorical skills; How to “determine the issue” in the question; as well as providing sample questions for practice.

ACT Science Reasoning Preparation
Graph reading and chart reading; Time management; Arrangement of question difficulty; and Type of questions.

Thursdays, August 28—October 23



Distance Learning Building, Room 107


Creative Writing - Are you interested in writing a novel or story of your life? Writing poetry? Writing songs? Or just interested in becoming a better writer for the Internet and Social Media, i.e., Facebook, Twitter? Would you like to start a blog to share your thoughts on everything from politics to religion, from movie reviews to discussions about life, love and happiness? Then “CREATIVE WRITING” is the course for you.

This class will be taught by George Smith, former editor of the Hope Star and editor and publisher of more than 10 newspapers. He has more than forty years of writing experience, and has won awards in the areas of feature writing, news writing, editorial writing, and column writing for newspapers and magazines. George is an award-winning poet, with a book of poetry published, and has written six other published books such as novels, mysteries, business philosophy, photography books, and children’s books. As a songwriter, he has written more than 200 songs,  two recorded and had his own song publishing company.

Students will need to bring a blank journal.

Part 1:  Tuesdays, Sept 16-Oct 14



Technical and Industrial Building  Room 102


Part 2:  Tuesdays, Oct 21-Nov 18



Technical and Industrial Building  Room 102


Hunter Education -  Taught by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card to hunt in Arkansas. Children under 16 may hunt without hunter education as long as they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 years old and has a valid hunting license. There is no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter education. However, the educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level. Arkansas recognizes hunter education cards from other states. Arkansas’s hunter education program is recognized in all states as well as in Canada and Mexico.

Class is FREE, but pre-registration is necessary.

Call Nancy at 870-722-8102 to register.

Saturday, October 4



Technical and Industrial Building  Room 160


Computer Basics for Beginners – Do you have a computer and want to learn more about it? This course is designed for people with little or no knowledge of computers. Topics covered include basic computer parts, Windows, e-mail, Internet, and more.

Mondays, Oct 27-Nov 10



Technical and Industrial Building, Room 102


Windows 8 - Upgrade your skills using the newest version of Windows! You will explore many fresh features in Windows 8, such as the new Start Screen, Charms bar and desktop. You will also learn file management and protection, create basic text documents using the built-in WordPad and will also learn to how to upload, manage and edit your photos using Photo Gallery and explore the Internet with the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Mondays, Sept 8-22

5:00-7:00 pm


Technical and Industrial Building, Room 102


iPad Basics - Do you have a new iPad and wish you knew more about it? This is the workshop for you! Explore settings, learn to download apps, music, books and podcasts, connect to the internet, set up calendar events and notifications, capture photos and video and much more!

Bring your iPad with you to class.

Thursdays, Oct 2 & 9




Safe Sitter® - Is your child starting to ask to stay home alone while you run errands? Do you want your son or daughter to occasionally watch their younger siblings for a few hours? Are your neighbors asking when your pre-teen or teen can babysit for them? Then maybe it’s time for Safe Sitter®. For ages 11 and up.

At Safe Sitter® students learn how to:

  • Rescue a choking child or infant— plus ways to prevent choking in the first place.
  • Evaluate an injury to determine how to handle it—-including how to get help.
  • Prevent problem behavior plus how to manage problem behavior situations.
  • Keep themselves safe in threatening situations— from power failures to prowlers.
  • Care for a child’s basic needs including feeding, entertaining, and toileting.
  • Establish their own babysitting business.

Friday, October 24

9:00am to 4:30pm.


Partial scholarships are available.

New classes will be added monthly, or every other month, based on enrollment numbers.

Please call Nancy Kenworthy for more information: 870-722-8102.


Safe Sitter® for Expectant Parents:  **Safe Sitter® classes are also ideal for parents who are expecting their first child. Expectant parents will not participate in the same classes as the pre-teens or teens. They will be scheduled into a separate class that is dedicated entirely to new parents.


Contra Dancing - Come and join the Washington Vintage Dancers as they demonstrate various contra and community dances from the 18th and 19th centuries. Learn many of these dances for future enjoyment. No previous dance experience is required. Period dress or formal attire is required.

Saturday Oct 18                6:30pm-9:00pm

Hempstead Hall

$12 singles

$20 couples


Beginner Pottery – Learn the ancient art of pottery!  In this class, you will make a pinch pot of your own. You will also learn to glaze a thrown pot, as well as glazing your own pinch pot that you made!  You will leave this class with 2 beautiful pottery pieces to take home! You will also keep all tools and any leftover supplies to use at home!

Dates will be set once we get enough participants.. Please call Nancy if you are interested in this class. 870-722-8102.


Deco Mesh Fall Wreath - Big and beautiful deco mesh wreaths are the hottest trend going! And it’s no wonder, because they’re so stunning, and they enhance the look of your home! Deco mesh can be used indoors or out. It’s perfect for celebrating the seasons and holidays, as well as life’s special events. We’ll show you how to make an exciting deco mesh wreath using readily available crafting supplies. It’s fun! It’s fast! You’re going to love this!

Class will be scheduled once there are enough participants. Please call Nancy if you are interested in this class. 870-722-8102


Conversational Spanish – Have you always wanted to learn to speak Spanish? This course is designed for people with little or no experience with the Spanish language. Topics covered include friendly greetings, polite expressions, Spanish phrases, words for the workplace, and more!

Tuesdays, September 16-October 21



Technical and Industrial Building, Conference Room


Traditional Cake Decorating – Learn the creative skills and techniques needed to beautifully decorate cakes and cupcakes for special occasions such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more!  The fee includes some supplies.

Call Nancy for supply list: 870-722-8102.

Dates: Mondays, Oct 6-27



Technical and Industrial Building, Conference Room


Concealed Handgun License RENEWAL Course – This 2-3 hour class is taught by Arkansas State Police approved instructor.  Necessary to RENEW Concealed Handgun Permit in the state of Arkansas. Class time is 2 hours plus range time. This class has limited positions available, and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Paid pre-registration is necessary to secure class position. Please call Nancy Kenworthy at 870-722-8102 to register or for more information. 2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, Oct 25


Saturday, Nov 22

9am – 12pm


Technical and Industrial building, Room 160


Concealed Handgun License Course – This one-day class is taught by Arkansas State Police approved instructor.  Necessary for Concealed Handgun Permit in the state of Arkansas. Class time is 4-6 hours plus range time. This class has limited positions available, and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Paid pre-registration is necessary to secure class position. Please call 870-722-8102 or 870-722-8162 to register or for more information. 2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, Nov 1


Saturday, Dec 6

9am – 2pm


Technical and Industrial Building,  Room 160


How to Use Your Digital Camera – Bring your own camera and manual.  This course provides an introduction to the fascinating technology of digital cameras. We’ll discuss the basics of digital photography, equipment, software,  printing, Internet and e-mail use.

Thursdays, Oct 16 & 23




Smartphone and Tablet Photography If you want to graduate from a point-and-shoot photographer who uses a smartphone or a tablet to take family, group, and vacation shots, to someone who expands their knowledge of photography to take better, clearer and more vivid pics suitable for framing or posting at any website, this is the course for you.

You will learn the basics of candid and special lighted photography and how to improve every aspect of digital photography, from concept to finished print. Instructor George Smith will show you how to turn your smartphone or tablet into a high-resolution camera through techniques of framing, lead-in-lead-out, dominate foreground, depth of field and many other aspects of modern-day photography. Would you believe you can take a picture with a smartphone, and using free or low-cost applications ($1.99!) create a finished print as good as any taken by a $5,000 camera and $1,200 lens? This short course can do just that and turn your digital pictures into masterpieces and family treasures.

Part 1:  Tuesdays, Sept 16-Oct 7



Technical and Industrial Building  Room 102



Ed2Go - Learn a new skill or hobby online. Classes begin the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks. You will receive two lessons per week. Access your online classroom from the convenience of your home or office. Visit for a complete listing of courses. OVER 300 CLASSES TO CHOOSE FROM, INCLUDING:

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Excel/Word/Access
  • Effective Business Writing
  • Speed Spanish
  • A to Z Grantwriting
  • QuickBooks
  • Grammar Refresher
  • Event Planning
  • Assisting Aging Parents
  • Creating Web Pages
  • Computer Skills for the Workplace
  • Genealogy
  • Speed Reading
  • Resume Writing
  • Music Made Easy: How to Read Music
  • Writing for Children
  • Become a Veterinary Assistant


Ed2Go Professional Development for Teachers - Arkansas Department of Education: Professional Credit for Teachers.

  • Ignite a desire for learning in your students.
  • Master the art of classroom discipline.
  • Guide children to greater success in reading and writing.
  •  Make better use of your classroom computer.

All classes offered online through:

Work at your own pace! Over 50 Classes approved by ADE!!

Course offerings include:

  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom
  • Spanish in the Classroom
  • Teaching Students with Disabilities
  • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems I & II
  • Introduction to Teaching ESL/EFL
  • Singapore Math Strategies
  • Teaching Science to Grades 4-6