University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville

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University of Arkansas Community College-BatesvilleUniversity of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
2005 White Drive
Batesville, AR 72503-3350
Phone: (870) 793-7581










Welcome

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 personal goals, UACCB can help.


Accreditation & Program Approvals


UACCB is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602- 2504, (800) 621-7440).

UACCB is authorized to offer the Associate of Applied Science and the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees by the AHECB and NCA.

As a state-supported, two- year institution, UACCB is recognized by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education, and the Arkansas State Approving Agency for Veteran's Training for financial aid purposes.

The Arkansas State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006, (800) 669-1656 or www.nlnac.org accredits the LPN to RN, Associate Degree Program.
Programs

The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

The Emergency Medical Technician program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs.

The Certified Nursing Assistant program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Care.

The Adult Education program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education.

History

The two-year college is the unique American contribution to higher education, and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has played an important part in this movement by providing access to education for the people of north central Arkansas since 1991, when it was reorganized as Gateway Technical College.

Among the 14 vocational-technical schools converted into technical colleges and university branch campuses by an act of the Arkansas legislature, UACCB endeavors to provide quality Technical Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree programs in occupational technical areas, a college parallel transfer curriculum including Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, customized training for business and industry, continuing education programs for life-long learning and personal enrichment, and adult education.
Merger

In October 1997, Gateway Technical College merged with the University of Arkansas System and with the passage of a county sales tax became the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville in March 1998. UACCB is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. UACCB's service area was defined by the State Board of Higher Education to include Independence and Cleburne Counties; UACCB shares Stone and Sharp Counties with Ozarka College.
Conversion

Since UACCB's conversion to an institution of higher education, the faculty, staff, and trustees have worked diligently to fulfill its mission of expanded service. New courses and programs of study have been added throughout the Industrial Technologies, Health Occupations, Business, and General Education curricula.
Renovation & Expansion

Renovation and expansion of the campus has also been an important part of the UACCB mission. Phase I construction was completed in the summer of 1999 and drastically changed the appearance of the campus. This phase included an 11,000 square foot Arts and Sciences Building, main entrance signs, an arcade on the Main Classroom Building, landscaping, additional parking lots and campus infrastructure.

Phase II of the construction program was completed in the spring 2001. The corner stone to Phase II is Independence Hall, a 37,375 square foot Conference/Student Center. In 2002, the College invested in the utilities infrastructure on the newly acquired 25 acres east of the original campus property, connected the properties with a traffic bridge and constructed a new 14,000 square foot consolidated Plant Maintenance Facility and over the summer the former Business and Community Outreach building was renovated and now houses the Adult Education Center. The renovation of the building brought it in line with the campus motif and provided an added 1000 square feet to the structure. UACCB has a bright future and will strive to provide even greater educational opportunities for the citizens it serves.

Bids & Contracts

Invitation for Bid SB11-004
Attachment A for Bid SB11-004

Questions and Answers for Bid SB11-004

Invitation for Bid SB11-003
Attachment A for Bid SB11-003

Bids and/or Questions Should Be Directed To:

Peggy Jackson
Purchasing Agent
University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville
P.O. Box 3350
2005 White Drive
Batesville, AR 72503-3350
Phone: 870.612.2030
Fax: 870.612.2123
E-Mail: [email protected]
Notice of Anticipation Award

After complete evaluation of the bid or proposal, the anticipated award will be posted on the UACCB website. The purpose of the posting is to establish a specific time in which vendors and agencies are aware of the anticipated award. The bid result will be posted for a period of five days prior to the issuance of any award.

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BIDS

The following forms must accompany the sealed bid or the bid will be invalid.
Contract and Grant Disclosure and Certification Form
Equal Opportunity Policy
Illegal Immigrants Statement

Facility Use

When possible, the facilities on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus may be used by outside parties for various events with the understanding that the needs of the college can and will come first.

The use of any UACCB facility by a for-profit organization to conduct non-educational business is prohibited by University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Policy 705.1.

Operating Procedure - Use of facilities including Independence Hall

Facilities Reservation Request Form

Facilities Use Agreement

Human Resources

Welcome to the UACCB Human Resources Department. Our goal is to provide quality customer service to our employees in all areas of Human Resources - recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, policies, procedures, and maintenance of personnel records.

The Office of Human Resources can be contacted at (870) 612-2165.


Research, Planning & Assessment

The Division of Research, Planning and Assessment provides technological support and information to all areas of the campus.

The Division includes Information Services, Registrar/student Information, and Institutional Research. The Vice Chancellor oversees planning and assessment activities.

How to Enroll

In order to enroll you must first submit the following paperwork to the UACCB Enrollment Center:
Online Application For Admission
or
Printable Application for Admission
Transcripts or GED
copy of immunization record showing at least 2 MMR shots
test scores - ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS
Registration

Once your file is complete, you are ready to register for classes! There are three semesters throughout the year: fall, spring, and summer. Registration days are dates chosen by the UACCB faculty and staff for all new and returning students to enroll. This is held on the UACCB campus and affords every student the opportunity to take the necessary placement tests (if necessary) and meet with an advisor. The advisor will be the person who assists each student in planning the upcoming semester's class schedule. In addition the advisor will also discuss career goals, explain course content, and answer questions. Upon completion of this process, the student is officially enrolled and will leave campus with their own printed schedule listing class days and times.
Supplies & Materials

Once registered, students will have the opportunity to purchase necessary class supplies, materials and books at the UACCB Bookstore. No book purchase is allowed without a current UACCB student ID card. ID cards are available in the Enrollment Center.
Scheduling

UACCB classes (except nursing) are scheduled according to a four day week, Monday through Thursday. Registration dates will be advertised in local print publications, radio, and the UACCB Website.

For more information call (870) 612-2139 or toll free (800) 508-7878.


Tuition & Fees

Students are enrolled on a conditional basis and may not attend classes until they have paid tuition and fees in full, requested a deferment if eligible for at TITLE IV financial aid program, or made payment arrangements with the business office or online payment. Pre-registered students must have tuition and fees paid in full or have financial aid eligibility established before the first day of regular registration. Students whose tuition and fees are not paid in full prior to the last day of regular registration will be assessed a late payment fee. All other charges must also be paid prior to graduation, re-enrollment, or the release of transcripts.

Accepted methods of payment:
Personal checks
VISA
MasterCard
Discover Card
Residency

A student’s residency status for tuition purposes is determined at the time of admission. “In-District” residents are legal residents of Independence County. Students shall be admitted to UACCB as “in-state” for fee purposed if, at the time of admission they have established permanent residence in Arkansas and they have resided continuously in this state at that established residence for at least six consecutive months prior to the beginning of the term or semester for which fees are paid.
REFUNDS – Tuition & Fees
Withdrawal from Courses/Fall or Spring Terms

Any student who officially withdraws from the College during a fall or spring semester shall be entitled to a refund as follows:
Tuition and Fees
Up to and including the fifth class day, after the first day classes begin for the current semester, 100%
From the sixth class day through the tenth class day, 50%
The eleventh class day and after, No Refund
Dropping a Course/Fall and Spring Terms

Any student who drops one or more courses and continues to be enrolled in the College during a fall or spring semester shall be entitled to individual course refunds as follows:
Tuition and Fees
Up to and including the fifth class day, after the first day classes begin for the current semester, 100%
The sixth class day and after, No Refund
Withdrawal and Dropping a Course/Summer or Special Terms

Any student who drops a course or officially withdraws from the College during a summer semester or special term shall be entitled to a refund as follows:
One to four week courses
Prior to the start of classes, 100%
Up to and including the first day of class, 50%
No adjustments after the first day
Five or six week courses
Prior to the start of classes, 100%
Up to and including the second day, 100%
The third through the fifth class day, 50%
No adjustments after the fifth class day
Seven to nine week courses
Prior to the start of classes, 100%
Up to and including the third class day, 100%
The fourth through the seventh class day, 50%
No adjustments after the seventh class day
Ten or twelve week courses
Prior to the start of classes, 100%
Up to and including the fifth class day, 100%
The sixth through the tenth class day, 50%
No adjustments after the tenth class day

Note: The College will follow the refund policy for “five or six week sessions” when the summer or special term is more than four weeks but less than five weeks.

Note: Class days are identified on the academic calendar located on the UACCB website.
Failure to attend

Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. The appropriate withdrawal process must be followed. Failure to withdraw from classes appropriately may result in owing the federal government repayment of federal funds.
Military Members

MILITARY members who receive order which transfer them out of the area for a prolonged period or members of the National Guard or Reserves who are called to active duty, when such transfer interferes with class attendance, may request a full refund of tuition at any time during the semester. Documentation of orders for transfer must be provided prior to refund being granted. The College as a proration refund policy for students receiving VA benefits. Students receiving VA benefits must request that the prorated refund policy be used for tuition reimbursement.

The College refund policy is subject to change if required by federal regulation or the UA Board of Trustees. Appeals of the refund policy must be submitted in writing to the UACCB Administrative Cabinet.
REFUNDS – Bookstore

Any student who officially withdraws or drops a class at the College during a fall or spring semester shall be entitled to a refund at the Bookstore as follows:
Up to and including the tenth class day, 100%
After the tenth class day, books will not be bought back until book buy-back is held.

Students need to furnish a receipt from the purchase of the book and a student ID when returning a book. The book must be in the same condition as purchased. Any student who officially withdraws or drops a class at the College during a summer semester or special term shall be entitled to a refund at the Bookstore following the same procedure guidelines as established for withdrawal or dropping a class.
Cash for Books

If any student misses the refund deadline, the Bookstore will have “Buy Backs” at the end of each semester. The book buy back affords students the opportunity to turn their used books into cash. The Bookstore, through a book wholesaler, buys college books back for resale in the College bookstore or for secondary market resale.
Tuition Waiver Policy

Tuition waivers for credit classes may be granted for course work at UACCB. Proper documentation must be submitted to qualify for the waiver. The following students are eligible for tuition waivers:
Senior Citizen Waivers – Tuition for students age 60 and older is waived. Individuals under this policy must pay all miscellaneous fees that may be required. Enrollment with the senior citizen waiver is limited to a “space available” basis. Tuition waivers DO NOT apply to online courses
Children of policemen and firemen killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty – Children of policemen or firemen killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty in Arkansas are eligible for waivers of tuition. Benefits are limited to duration of four years or until the age of 25, whichever comes first. Tuition waivers DO NOT apply to online courses
Full-time employees and their immediate family – Tuition remission for full-time employees of UACCB and members of their immediate family may be granted in accordance with UA Board Policy 440.1 and Administrative Memorandum 445.1. “Immediate family” is defined as spouses and dependent children. Dependency must meet the definition of dependency established by the current year IRS regulations
State police officers and their dependents (Act 291 of 2007) – Tuition remission for certain police officers and their dependents in accordance with Act 291 of the 86th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas is as follows: Covered police officers include: any employee of the Department of State Police who holds the rank of state trooper or a higher rank; any highway police officer who is an employee of the Arkansas Highway Policy Division of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department; any officer of the State Capitol Police; or any wildlife officer of the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, all of whom have been employed by these agencies for ten or more years. This does not include civilian employees or a person temporarily employed as a covered police officer due to an emergency situation. Dependent means any natural child, stepchild or adopted child of a covered police officer and any individual of whom a covered police officer is the legal guardian. Allowance of tuition waivers is dependent upon the decision of the covered police officer’s employer and is subject to guidelines as set forth by the employer


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