YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED
Welcome to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. UACCB is a comprehensive community college committed to providing learning experiences that improve the lives of those we serve. UACCB provides affordable access to technical education and college transfer programs that meet the diverse higher education needs of the citizens of north central Arkansas. The College also promotes economic development and an enhanced quality of life for the community through adult education, developmental education, customized business and industry training, and continuing education programs. Take a class for fun, learn a new skill or take the first step in earning your degree. Whatever your goal, UACCB can help! UACCBâ€”Student Centered. Community Focused. Deborah Frazier, Chancellor
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Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs Certificates and Career Education Cost of Attendance Financial Aid and Scholarships Student Life Faculty Perspective Student Success Services Where to Begin
Courses You Need. Attention You Deserve.
Transfer Degree Programs
At the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, our objective is to provide small classes where dedicated faculty teach and know you by name. We strive to give you the tools and practical experience you’ll need to realize your dreams. Our goal is simple—meet your needs and the demands of your busy schedule. Most degrees can be earned by taking day classes, evening classes or a combination of the two. A variety of classes are also available online.
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Whether you’re interested in graduating and entering the workforce right away or transferring to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor’s degree, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville offers the courses you need to achieve your goal.
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“Making the decision to go back to school was difficult; choosing UACCB was easy. The faculty and staff are helpful and knowledgeable. I enjoyed getting involved in extracurricular activities, intramural sports, and student organizations–like Student Government.”
Two-Year Degrees Designed To Transfer To A Four-Year Institution Students can complete the first two years of most bachelor’s degree programs at UACCB.
Associate of Arts Degree
• General Education
Associate of Science Degree
• Business • Elementary Education • STEM • Pre-Engineering • Criminal Justice
Joshua Bryant UACCB Student, Registered Nursing Major
Transfer Degree Programs
Education Opens Doors
“I’m excited to be a UACCB student. I plan to earn my associate’s degree in May of 2017 and then transfer to a four-year institution. I’m so glad to be at a school that has so many great services that help me better my future by getting a two-year degree.” Jessica Shelton UACCB Student, General Education Major
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*Only available to certified law enforcement officers. Programs offered in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Institute.
Certificates of Proficiency
Specialized Training That Requires Less Than 18 Credit Hours
• Computer Information System/Networking • Early Childhood Education • Emergency Medical Technician–Basic (EMT–B) • Medical Billing and Coding • Nursing Assistant (NA) • Welding • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) • Crime Scene Investigation* • Law Enforcement Administration*
Programs are offered through a partnership between UACCB and four year universities, providing students an opportunity to get a bachelor’s degree on the UACCB campus. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit our website at www.uaccb.edu/ academics/degrees.
• Criminal Justice - UAFS • Business Administration - UAFS • Organizational Leadership - UAFS • Teacher Education - UALR *Only available to certified law enforcement officers. Programs offered in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Institute.
Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs
• Business Services • Computer Information Systems • Crime Scene Investigation* • Early Childhood Education • Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic • General Technology • Industrial Technology • Law Enforcement Administration* • Medical Office Management • Registered Nursing -- LPN to RN -- Online LPN to RN -- Direct Entry RN
Specialized Training That Can Typically Be Completed In One Year
• Business Services -- Clerical Services -- Entrepreneurship -- Software Applications • Cosmetology • Early Childhood Education • Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic • Practical Nursing • Crime Scene Investigation* • Law Enforcement Administration* • Welding • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology
Certificates and Career Education
Two-year Degrees Designed To Train You For Employment
$82.50 per credit hour
Out-of-State Residents $140 per credit hour
Online Courses $100 per credit hour
without any debt is a huge blessing to me. The staff and faculty are completely focused on helping better the lives of their students. UACCB is a great choice for anyone to begin their college career and has prepared me to reach my future goals.” Lauren Creighton 2016 UACCB Graduate
Assessment Fee Academic Support Fee Activities/Auxiliary/Facilities Fee $9 per credit hour
Technology Fee $10 per credit hour
Safety Fee $4 per credit hour
Transcript Fee $5 per semester
Tuition Comparison in Arkansas Tuition comparison is the average tuition and mandatory fees based on 30 credit hours (average fall and spring semester).
UACCB • $2,820 (In-District Residents) Two-Year Institutions • $3,572 Four-Year Institutions • $8,436
Administrative Services Fee $5 per semester
• Academic Scholarships
(Required ACT score of 21 or higher)
• GED Scholarship • New Frontier Scholarship
See the UACCB Catalog for a complete list of current scholarships.
UACCB Book Scholar Award The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will provide, at no cost, required textbooks for UACCB courses to all students designated as Arkansas Scholars.
UACCB Foundation Scholarships
$5 per semester $6 per credit hour
UACCB Scholarship Opportunities
See the UACCB Catalog for optional and program specific fees.
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation currently provides 30 foundation scholarships each year. The foundation scholarships are made possible by generous donors. Application available at: www.uaccb.edu/foundation/scholarships “For me, UACCB offered the specialized program I wanted with
“Earning my associate degree at UACCB in two years
$70 per credit hour
Cost of Attendance
Legal residents of Independence County
The financial aid programs at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville are designed to provide all students with the opportunity to continue their education. Qualifying students may receive scholarships, grants, loans, employment opportunities, or a combination of these types of aid. UACCB participates in most federal and state financial aid programs available to students. Contact the staff in the UACCB Financial Aid Office at 870-612-2036 to find out if you qualify. To apply for federal funds, visit fafsa.gov
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Cosmetology, but at a more reasonable tuition cost than other colleges. Being close to home and in a brand new facility made the decision even easier. Cosmetology allows me to work with clients daily getting the
To apply for state funds, visit scholarships.adhe.edu
practical experience needed to succeed in a career I love.” Noemi Espericueta 2016 UACCB Graduate
Research indicates that students who are involved in co-curricular activities have higher grade point averages, are more satisfied with their college experience and are more likely to graduate. The life of a college student extends well beyond the classroom, and UACCB provides numerous involvement opportunities for students outside of the classroom through an extensive variety of educational, social and recreational programs that complement the academic programs of study and enrich the quality of campus life. UACCB has several student organizations and clubs which volunteer in the community, participate in leadership development and plan and conduct social, educational and recreational activities. Involvement in student organizations offers leadership opportunities, networking, professional experience and lasting friendships. Visit us online at www.uaccb.edu to find more information about student organizations and activities at UACCB.
• Intramurals • Family Programs • Concerts • Movie Series • Performing Arts
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to achieve their career and life goals. The faculty and staff at UACCB are welcoming and truly dedicated to providing the best experiences for our
“I plan to graduate from UACCB in December of 2016 with an associate of arts in general education. I was
students. It is my goal to help you plan for tomorrow by taking action today!”
a corporal in the United States Marine Corps and plan to attend Arkansas State University and eventually earn a master’s degree in social work. I want to serve at the Veterans’ Administration or the Family
Advocacy Program with a Marine Corps installation. As a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, I developed a
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strong drive to put others before myself.” Joshua McAnally UACCB Student, General Education Major
“I have a passion for teaching and leading students along their paths
“UACCB is a great place to start your college education. We offer the courses you need to transfer to a four-year institution
“I consider my degree from UACCB one of my proudest achievements. My
or the courses you need to get into the workforce. We have
education was more than just academic, I was fortunate to study under
faculty and staff who are here to help you succeed in college.”
great instructors and make life-long friends. The impact UAACB has had on my life makes it easy to encourage others to attend there.”
Susan Tripp Division Chair of Humanities and Fine Arts
Gilbert Lopez, Batesville
Coordinator of Concurrent Enrollment
Registered Nurse 2008 UACCB Graduate
We understand that the first year of college can be difficult. The Academic Advising Center was designed to assist college students in the success of their college career and future. The AAC provides services centrally located in the Main Classroom Building easily accessible to all students. Professional advisors are available to answer questions, troubleshoot problems and coordinate services. • Contact AAC 870-612-2160
Student Success Center Many students visit the Student Success Center each semester. Some may only need the services one time, while others come on a regular basis for one-on-one assistance or to study in groups with their friends. Tutoring services are FREE to all UACCB students and appointments or referrals are not necessary. Always remember, it is important to get the help you need early in the semester—don’t wait until it’s too late! • Contact SSC 870-612-2041
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Academic Advising Center
Career and Disability Services Often students begin their college career undecided about their career goals or objectives. Career Services provides resources to assist students in all phases of the Career Planning Process. If you are undecided about your college major or career goals, seeking information about an occupation, needing help writing a resumé, preparing for a job interview or looking for a part-time or full-time job, Career Services can help. • Contact Career Services 870-612-2048
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First-time college students will need to submit the following information to the Admissions Office: 1. A completed Application for Admission Get an application at www.uaccb.edu or by calling the Admissions Office at (870) 612-2319. 2. An official transcript of high school grades, credits, and date of graduation or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) transcript.* 3. Proof of immunization against measles and rubella.
(Two measles shots, one rubella and one mumps are required
with the first immunization dated one year after date of birth.)
ACT, ASSET, COMPASS or SAT scores that are less than 5 years old meeting a composite score requirement of 15 or higher on the ACT, 63 or higher on the COMPASS reading section, or 36 or higher on the ASSET reading section.
* Home school students must submit an accredited home school transcript or GED transcript and scores that meet requirements for admission, along with other documents listed above. ** Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all previously attended institutions
How To Apply
Where To Begin
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville welcomes all individuals interested in pursuing higher education. Our Admissions Specialists will help you complete the application process and enroll at UACCB — the first step in earning your degree!
The best way to really get a feel for the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is to visit our campus. On your visit, we can arrange for you to meet with faculty and staff, provide you with a campus tour and arrange a one-on-one meeting with our Admission Specialists. They will guide you through the application process, answer your questions and provide you with the tools you need to realize your dream! Call (870) 612-2139 to schedule your campus visit today.
“UACCB has something for everyone. Whether you’re in high school, just graduated, or looking to change your career, we can help you get started. It’s never too early or too late to invest in your education.” Amy Foree Director of Admissions
1 Student Centered Focus A concern for students drives every decision 2 Faculty and Staff Professional, Well-Educated, Student Centered 3 Student Learning and Development Dynamic atmosphere that brings out your best 4 Financial Assistance Scholarships, Loans, Pell Grants, Workstudy 5 Free Support Services Tutoring, Personal Academic Advising, Career and Disability Services 6 Academic Transfer Success Transfer scholarships available at several 4-year institutions, both private & public 7 Small Class Sizes 20 to 1 Student/Faculty Ratio 8 Flexibility Classes available during the day, evening and online 9 Location In a regional trade center and vibrant community Top 10 Value Tuition remains below state average Reasons You Should Attend UACCB www.uaccb.edu | 1.800.508.7878
2005 White Drive | P.O. Box 3350 | Batesville, AR 72503 870.612.2000 | Toll Free 1.800.508.7878 www.uaccb.edu