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Continuing Education 

The UA Cossatot Continuing Education Services department is committed to providing the highest quality education and training available to help you reach your full potential.  Whether you want to begin a new career, enhance your current career, work to meet licensure/certification requirements, or pick up a new hobby, UA Cossatot is here to help you learn today for a better tomorrow.

 

Career Training Programs

UA Cossatot offers a variety of short-term career training programs designed to help you develop the skills needed to advance your career or start a new one.  

Financial aid options are available.  Qualifying students may attend career training programs for free or at a reduced cost. 

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This Arkansas Fiber Academy program, co-designed with industry partners, provides participants with an opportunity to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career in the telecommunications construction industry.  Classroom and hands-on field experiences equip students with the knowledge, skills and abilities employers look for when hiring an aerial lineman to install, maintain and repair telecommunications infrastructure. 

Broadband Essentials (40 clock hours)

Aerial Lineman: Communications (105 clock hours)

Training, funded by the Office of Skills Development, is offered at no cost to students.

Graduates are equipped with over $2,000 in equipment including climbing gear, personal protective equipment and more to begin their career.

Job placement services are made available to graduates by UA Cossatot's Office of Workforce Development.

Arkansas Fiber Academy Program Guidelines

Arkansas Fiber Academy UAC Training Schedule

Broadband Essentials Application for Admission

Aerial Lineman Communications Application for Admission

To learn more , contact Continuing Education by emailing ContinuingEducation@cccua.edu or text/call 870-584-1178.

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ArkTA

UA Cossatot is an Arkansas Trucking Academy (ArkTA) training site.  You can be licensed and ready to start an exciting new career as a  commercial truck driver with only 144 hours of classroom. simulation and over-the-road instruction. (144 clock hours)

Job placement services are made available to graduates by the Arkansas Trucking Academy.

Arkansas Trucking Academy Application for Admission

Arkansas Trucking Academy Training Program Guidelines

Arkansas Trucking Academy Training Schedule

Financial Aid for Non-Credit Continuing Education Programs

Classes starting monthly. To learn more or register, contact Continuing Education by emailing ContinuingEducation@cccua.edu or text/call 870-584-1178.

The Clinical Medical Assistant Program prepares learners to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office.  Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. (140 clock hours)

Summer 2024 Spanish Clincial Medical Assistant Program

Financial Aid for Non-Credit Continuing Education Programs

To learn more or register, contact Continuing Education by emailing ContinuingEducation@cccua.edu or text/call 870-584-1178. 

Also, be among the first to know when registration opens up for English versions of the course by emailing/texting/calling Continuing Education to be added to the mailing list for this program.

Offered through our partnership with Condensed Curriculum International

The Forklift Operator program is high impact training course designed to help new and experienced operators fulfill the practical and classroom OSHA forklift training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.178(I).  Topics covered are critical to avoiding accidents and injuries, including: general safety, pre-operation, operation, load handling, fuel/battery maintenance, and specialized units. (4 clock hours)

 

Ask us how you may take this course for free.

 

Contact Continuing Education to get a training session scheduled by emailing ContinuingEducation@cccua.edu or text/call 870-584-1101.

The Medical Billing and Coding Program offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

The course covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), special fields (i.e. surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements.  Students learn how to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS.  (80 clock hours)

Fall 2024 Medical Coding and Billing Packet

Financial Aid for Non-Credit Continuing Education Programs

To learn more or register, contact Continuing Education by emailing ContinuingEducation@cccua.edu or text/call 870-584-1178. 

Offered through our partnership with Condensed Curriculum International

The Nursing Assistant Program combines classroom instruction, lab activities, and supervised practical training in a nursing facility.  It prepares students for all aspects of nursing assisting.  Successful completers are eligible to take the State competency exam. (90 clock hours)

Summer 2024 Nursing Assistant Packet

Fall 2024 Nursing Assistant Packet

Financial Aid for Non-Credit Continuing Education Programs

The Pharmacy Technician Program prepares students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting.  The course covers: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations, drug classifications, the "top 200 drugs," I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement.  (50 clock hours)

Summer 2024 Pharmacy Technician Packet

Fall 2024 Pharmacy Technician Packet

Financial Aid for Non-Credit Continuing Education Programs

To learn more or register, contact Continuing Education by emailing ContinuingEducation@cccua.edu or text/call 870-584-1178.

Offered through our partnership with Condensed Curriculum International

The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.  Students become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.  Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen hands-on practice, and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. (90 clock hours)

Be among the first to know when registration opens.  Contact Continuing Education by emailing ContinuingEducation@cccua.edu or text/call 870-584-1778 to join our mailing list for this program.

Offered through our partnership with Condensed Curriculum International

 

Ed2Go Online Instruction Center

Gain new personal and professional skills.

Two ways to learn! In our instructor-led courses, you study and interact with a cohort over a six-week schedule. Courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans. For the independent learner, our self-paced courses provide access to all lessons immediately with up to three months to complete.

Flexibility is an essential part of personal and professional development.  Our catalog of courses offers over 750 online continuing education courses you can register for and take entirely over the Internet --- enabling you to learn anytime, anywhere. 

As a result, gaining the skills needed to start or advance your career, build your own business, or pursue a new hobby is more accessible and affordable than ever.

  • 350+ courses to choose from
  • 24/7 Access – anytime, anywhere!
  • Flexible monthly start dates
  • Courses available in an instructor-facilitated six-week format and as three-month self-paced tutorials
  • Flexible pace
  • Affordable
  • Student-friendly
  • Effective

Ed2Go online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.  Instructors focus on creating a warm, supportive community for learners. 

Offered through our partnership with Ed2Go, part of Cengage Learning.

We invite you to explore our online catalog of courses at: www.ed2go.com/cccua 

To register: 

  1. Explore our catalog of online courses at www.ed2go.com/cccua and choose a course
  2. Select “Add to Cart”
  3. Select the start date
  4. If you are a returning student, sign into your account.              If you are a new student, create an account and follow the directions to enter your information
  5. Choose your payment option and purchase class.

Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend a classroom in-person to take a course?

No. Our courses are entirely online. You can work on course material wherever and whenever you have Internet access.

What can I expect from an online course?

While content will vary depending on the subject, all courses feature instructional text and a final exam. Many courses also include supplemental learning material, such as assignments, quizzes, audio, video, infographics, and hands-on labs.

Where can I learn about course content, syllabus, prerequisites, and other requirements prior to enrolling in a course?

This information will be located on the course details page.

Do the courses run on a semester or quarterly calendar system?

Neither. Our courses were designed for flexible enrollment, meaning you can enroll any time of the year. However, courses may have a specific session start date.

Are courses with a session start date different than those that do not?

Yes. If a course has a session start date, this is an “Instructor-Led” course. Courses without a session start date are “Self-Paced Tutorial” courses.

What is the difference between “Instructor-Led” courses and “Self-Paced Tutorial” courses?

Instructor-Led courses are designed for structured group learning. These courses feature an instructor-moderated discussion board so you can interact with your session cohort. These courses are 6 weeks in duration. 

Self-Paced Tutorial courses are designed for completely independent learning, without instructor moderation. Students interact in the class discussion area. Students have access to the course for 3 months.

How do Instructor-Led courses work?

Instructor-Led courses are offered on a rolling monthly basis, with four available start dates to choose from during the registration process. After the course begins, you will receive new lessons on a set schedule over a six-week period. Two lessons are released each week—one on Wednesday and one on Friday. The final exam is released at the same time as the 12th lesson. You will then have two weeks to complete the exam.​

Are extensions available for Instructor-Led courses?

At the end of the two-week final exam period, an additional 10-day extension is automatically provided to finish any remaining course material. No additional extensions are provided beyond these 10 days.

How do Self-Paced Tutorial courses work?

Self-Paced Tutorial courses are open enrollment, meaning you can enroll and start a course any time it is convenient. After enrolling, you will receive all lessons immediately and have three months access to complete the course content. Self-Paced Tutorial courses do not have extensions.

What if I need help after enrolling?

If you have course content-related questions, Instructor-Led courses feature a “Discussion Area” where you can engage with your instructor. Any questions regarding drops, transfers, refunds, progress reports, or password and email changes are handled by the E2G Student Support department.

How are the courses graded?

Your course grade depends solely on passing a final multiple-choice exam on the first attempt. While lessons include assignments and quizzes, they are not mandatory and will not impact your grade. The minimum passing score for the final exam is 60.

How does the final exam work?

While you have one attempt to pass the final exam, you do have the option to save, review, and even print your answers prior to submitting. If you do not pass the final exam, you can contact the E2G Student Support department for available options.

What happens when I finish a course?

When you successfully complete the course by passing the final exam, your Certificate of Completion will be available for download in your online classroom.

What is the cancellation policy for an Instructor-led Course or Self-paced Tutorial?

Enrollments can be dropped and refunded for up to 13 calendar days after the session start date, provided you have not accessed the final exam or completed the course. For Self-paced Tutorials, this is 13 calendar days from the date of enrollment. For Instructor-led Courses, this is 13 calendar days from the session start date, regardless of enrollment date. For Course Bundles, this is 13 calendar days from the session start date of the first course in the bundle.

If you have questions about this policy or are looking to drop a Fundamentals course, please contact us through the contact form on this page.

What are continuing education courses?

Continuing education courses are designed for personal and professional development. Generally, adults taking continuing education courses are working toward a personal and professional goal, such as gaining a new workplace skill, advancing a career, or simply learning to stimulate intellectual growth.

Do continuing education courses count for credit?

No, our courses are not-for-credit.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

For additional help, or other registration questions, please contact:

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
Continuing Education Services
183 College Drive
De Queen, AR 71832
Phone: 870-584-1178
Fax: 870-584-1178
ContinuingEducation@cccua.edu

 

Resources

Financial aid sources are available to help students pay for non-credit career-focused training. In addition, financial assistance may cover various education expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, and transportation.  

Financial Aid for Non-Credit Career Training Programs Packet

When a student's tuition, fees, books, supplies or other school related expenses are billed to an outside agency or organization, the process is termed third-party billing.

 

If a qualified third-party is paying a student's tuition and other school related expenses charged to the student's account and requires an invoice in their name, a Third-Party Billing Application is needed in order to receive an invoice from the College. 

 

Continuing Education Third-Party Billing Application

 

Outside agencies/organizations can qualify for third-party billing if they will cover tuition and other school related expenses charged to the student's account and will send payments directly to UA Cossatot.  Outside agencies/organizations can't qualify for third-party billing if payments will be sent directly to the student or only proof of registration or a copy of a bill is required.

 

If the sponsor does not pay any amount for any reason, the student will remain responsible for paying their financial obligations to the college.  

 

The Third Party Billing agreement can be mailed, faxed or delivered to Continuing Education Services by the sponsoring agency or organization at:

 

UA Cossatot

ATTN:  Continuing Education

183 College Drive

De Queen, AR 71832

FAX: (870) 584-1178

Continuing Education Services
UA Cossatot
183 College Drive
De Queen, AR  71832
Phone: (870) 584-1178

ContinuingEducation@cccua.edu