Showing posts from March, 2016

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UACCM Announces Kid College 2016 Dates

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has begun enrollment in the summer Kids College program.  This summer, your child can trek across the Serengeti and take a trip to the past to visit a world of knights, damsels, and castles.  While summer is normally a time when children try to avoid school, this camp is the exception, offering a full week of imagination, education, and fun.   Children entering first through fourth grades can participate from Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30.  Classes start at 8:00 a.m. each day and end at 2:30 p.m. in the UACCM Kirk Building Room 116. The cost to attend the four-day excursion is $75 per child, due at the time of registration.  Participating children should bring a sack lunch and an afternoon snack.  There are a limited number of openings, and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to enroll a child, go to the "See All Courses" tab at

UACCM Begins Registration for Introductory Welding and HVAC Training

Registration has begun for two of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s new, short-term workforce training courses.  Introductory Welding and Introductory Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) are available to individuals who wish to learn skills for a new career or to advance in their current career, as well as dislocated workers, and long-term unemployed individuals.  To enroll in these trainings, participants must be at least 18 years old and willing to commit to the course in its entirety.   Introductory Welding begins Monday, April 18 and meets Monday – Friday from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.  This training goes through June 3 and covers basic welding with emphasis on Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW).  Introductory HVAC will meet on weekdays from April 25 through May 27 from 3:00 – 9:00 pm.  This training covers AC & refrigeration, basic electrical, and schematics.  Participants in both prog

UACCM Announces Enrollment Increase for Spring 2016

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is excited to announce a spring 2016 enrollment increase of 2% over spring 2015.  The college also saw a 3.5% increase in student semester credit hour (SSCH) enrollment.  The boost in credit hour enrollment reflects an increase in the number of credit hours in which individual students are enrolled.  The spring 2016 semester also had a 6% increase in minority enrollment.  Of the six-county service area Faulkner County had the largest percentage growth at 9%. The spring 2016 enrollment numbers also show that UACCM enrollment is comprised of 61% full-time students and 39% part-time students.  This is reverse of the national average, which is made up of 38% full-time students and 62% part-time students.  Additionally, the general education program had a growth rate of 25%, the most of all UACCM programs.  The general education program is designed for students who plan to eventually transfer to a four-year university to pursue a

Introductory Welding Program Registration Deadline Approaching

Friday, March 18 th is the deadline to register for UACCM’s next Introductory Welding program!  Participants must be at least 18 years old and be willing to commit 3.5 hours per night Monday through Friday (6:00 – 9:30 p.m.) from March 28 through May 13 to learn basic welding skills.   Those who are dislocated (laid off) or who have been unemployed at least 27 weeks, may be eligible for a grant that will pay the $400 cost of the program.  Those who do not meet grant eligibility requirements may register and pay $400.  Registration is available at through this Friday.   In addition to basic welding with emphasis on GTAW, GMAW, or FCAW participants will get OSHA 10 certification for general industry, craft skills, , and Job Search and Resume.  Upon completion of the program participants will also receive a Certificate of Completion for the hours they actually complete.   For additional information contact Vicki Shadell at or 501-9