Making the decision to attend college is not easy. There are many aspects to consider when planning the next move in your future: location, money, time and degree path to name a few. Luckily, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) has the right resources to make this big step simple.
For individuals considering whether they want to end up at a four-year college, UACCB has more than 70 “2+2 agreements” with universities around Arkansas. These agreements allow students to start their bachelor’s degree at UACCB and finish at a four-year university in the state. Two years at UACCB and two years at a four-year university is a more affordable option to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Contact the Advising Center for more information on the areas of interest offered.
UACCB also provides students with career technical programs. From allied health programs to computer science to welding, UACCB offers the technical programs other two-year and some four-year universities do not.
“No matter where somebody wants to start or finish, they can certainly begin their journey here at UACCB,” interim chancellor Zach Perrine said. “Our programs go from one semester up to two-years, with some leading students to a bachelor’s degree.”
Registration for the fall semester is open through Aug. 17. Financial aid is offered to students through the Arkansas Challenge, grants and other scholarships potential students may look into when planning their education.
The faculty and staff at UACCB prioritize their students’ needs and success. Along with a quality education to help students on their career path, UACCB is part of programs like the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) and TRIO Student Support Services. These programs provide funding for the university to offer assistance such as career counseling, academic advising, job search training and tutoring to eligible students to jumpstart their career after graduation. They can also help eligible students overcome financial barriers to obtain needed training and education.
Community involvement is essential to UACCB’s mission to provide opportunities for all individuals. The university partners with the community on numerous projects for workforce training, youth enrichment, access to educational opportunities and other areas of service. Adults may take one class at a time, work toward certificates and learn skills for their career as they go along. These resources are not only intended for adults within the community but children as well. Throughout the year, UACCB organizes specialized classes for students interested in coding, robotics and other STEM-related subjects.
Perrine urges individuals to look into furthering their education and seeking out opportunities.
“Now is really a great time to get your education. People can go to quality college affordably, without loan debt, and there’s a lot of resources out there to help.”