Showing posts from June, 2016

Want To Skip Remediation Classes? Attend PREP!

UACCM is offering PREP (Placement Refresher Exam Preparation) this summer.  Students can receive FREE tutoring in reading, writing, and math.  To take advantage of PREP, visit the Library Complex, Room 105 during any of the following times: June 6 - June 30:  11:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. July 5 - July 28:  8:00 a.m. - Noon, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to retest prior to the beginning of the term.  Students can retest on any section of the Compass at a cost of $5 per section. For more information, contact Tom McLeod at 501.977.2159 or

UACCM Student Organizations Raise Money for Heifer International

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton student organizations joined together to raise money for Heifer International and well exceeded their goal.   The donation from their joint endeavor totaled $1965.00, nearly four times the goal of $500. UACCM organizations Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Computer Information Systems, Student Surveyors, Student Nursing Association, and Baptist Collegiate Ministry all worked together in a month-long campaign to raise the funds.   The groups held their own fund raisers, and business sponsorships were obtained to sponsor the #UACCMHeifersHelpers, which raised money every time someone used it on social media. While the original goal was to raise money to donate a heifer, enough was raised to allow for the donation of the following items:   three heifers, one goat, one pig, one sheep, one trio of rabbits, one gift of honeybees, and a flock of chicks.   Cindy Thompson, UACCM instructor and Pi Beta Lambda advisor, said, “The PBL stud

UACCM Drafting Students Complete Cost-Saving Project

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton school officials worked with students in the drafting program to create updated fire evacuation plans for nearly every building on campus.  While there are companies that offer this service, allowing the students to complete this project as part of their classroom experience gave them real world experience and saved the college between $30,000 and $50,000. The project began in November of 2015 with students scanning in the near 800 as-built drawings of the various buildings and additions on campus, going all the way back to 1963.   In January of 2016, the students site-verified the location of every fire extinguisher, emergency fire lights, and fire pulls by working their way through every building on campus.   From there they traced the building floorplans into Revit, a drafting software program, which allows UACCM to have the entire campus’ plans available and editable electronically.   With the plans now computerized, the loca

UACCM Receives Trailer Donation For Commercial Driver Training Program

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton received a donation in the form of a trailer from Wayne Smith Trucking of Morrilton.   The donated 2007 Great Dane trailer will be used for the new UACCM Commercial Driver Training (CDT) Program.   Applications for the non-credit CDT program are currently being accepted.  Beginning in June, the program is four to seven weeks, consisting of 160-164 training hours. Program participants must be 21 years of age and be able to pass a DOT physical, background check, and drug screening. Participants must be able to read, speak, and comprehend the English language sufficiently to meet the Department of Transportation regulations. Participants may need to be available for some evening on-the-road training. Upon completion of the program, students will be tested by the State Police or a third party tester for their Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Tuition and fees total $3,500 for the training program. There will be addi