University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

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University of Arkansas Community College-HopeUniversity of Arkansas Community College-Hope
2500 South Main
Hope, AR 71801
Phone: (870) 777-5722


Mission Statement

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is an accredited, openaccess, two-year institution of higher education that connects students and community partners to quality education and supports a culture of academic, occupational, personal growth and enrichment programs throughout Southwest Arkansas.
Vision and Values Statement

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope envisions itself as a twenty-first century model community college. To make our vision a reality, UACCH will reach beyond traditional boundaries so that students can overcome obstacles, achieve dreams and reach their full potential. We will empower a network of diverse and committed individuals to work creatively and collaboratively toward shared principles and the common goal of student success. Our learning environments will be nurturing, accepting, personalized and student-focused. We will vow to the community that we serve to always be attentive to our mission, cohesive in our approach and responsive to changing needs.

As a commitment to our mission and in order to pursue our vision the following core values will serve as the bridge to our future:

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope values students. We are student focused in all that we do and highly committed to reaching beyond boundaries to make positive change in the lives of our students. The college fosters individual growth, encourages personal success and provides educational opportunities in an effort to empower students to lead productive and prosperous lives and achieve their full potential.

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope values diversity. We are a dynamic community of unique and diverse individuals with shared principles and common goals. The college is a cohesive network that works to create a nurturing, accepting and personalized campus that meets the needs of individual students as they strive to overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true.

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope values versatility. We provide opportunity to the populace in southwest Arkansas through the collaborative efforts of a dedicated administration, faculty and staff. The college is steadfast in its labors to provide quality programs with high educational standards and unwavering in its efforts to train future workforces, to educate individual students and to be responsive to changing societal needs.

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope values quality. We are success oriented. College employees are hard working, devoted individuals who are committed to providing quality education and who stand united and are connected through their efforts to make a difference.

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope values community. We are a public institution with a personal touch. The college thrives on community involvement, is responsive to community needs and seeks overall prosperity through collaborative and cooperative ventures that expand opportunities for area residents.
General Education Statement

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope’s general education curriculum is one through which students obtain the depth and breadth of knowledge and the skills and attitudes required for living and working in the diverse and technological society of the 21st century. The general education curriculum is the primary way students demonstrate their ability to think, reason, compute, communicate, understand, and pursue a life of learning and adaptation. The general education curriculum is required in all Associate degrees and Technical Certificates.

The faculty and staff agree, through a body of courses and educational experiences, to enrich students’ lives and serve as an example of life-long learning. In addition, their educational experience should expose students to the importance of academic integrity, the value of a positive attitude and common courtesy, and the necessity of professionalism. Such qualities are the foundations upon which individuals build lives of independence, significance, and value.

With the General Education Statement in mind, the faculty and staff of UACCH adopt the following statements as evidence of common knowledge and intellectual concepts that every educated person should have and be able to express:
Independent and clear communication of thoughts, views, issues, and ideas demonstrated through speaking, writing, listening, and reading;
Reasoned conclusions through the use of mathematical and scientific concepts and principles, and demonstrated use of basic computer skills and the utilization of technology to acquire and process information;
A broad knowledge and understanding of human culture through history, government, wellness, the humanities, and the fine arts; and
An understanding of the interconnections of knowledge and the methods of learning through collaboration and the use of analytical and critical thinking skills.

Founded in 1965 as Red River Vocational-Technical School, the school officially became Red River Technical College in 1991 and operated under the guidelines of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. In 1996, Red River Technical College became a division of the University of Arkansas System and was renamed the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. The campus is set among the pines of a beautiful 100-acre tract in the heart of Southwest Arkansas. State-of-the-art facilities and the latest technological equipment are just a few of the advantages you find on the campus at UACCH.

Tuition and Fees

Except for persons who have been certified for a Pell Grant or for continued financial aid award, all tuition and fees must be paid (or arrangements must be made for payment) in the Business Office at the time of registration.


Hempstead County ResidentsPer Credit Hour of Enrollment $56.50
Auditing a Course (per credit hour) $56.50
* Non-Credit Courses –

Arkansas ResidentsPer Credit Hour of Enrollment $61.50
Auditing a Course (per credit hour) $61.50
* Non-Credit Courses –

Out-of-State Resident

Bowie, Cass, Red River, Marion, Morris and Titus Counties in Texas; McCurtain County in Oklahoma; and Caddo, Bossier, Claiborne and Webster Parishes in LouisianaPer Credit Hour of Enrollment $61.50
Part-Time Student (per credit hour) $61.50
Auditing a Course (per credit hour) $61.50
* Non-Credit Courses –

All OthersPer Credit Hour of Enrollment $120.50
Auditing a Course (per credit hour) $120.50
* Non-Credit Courses –

*Fees vary depending on course

Residency Requirements

An out-of-state resident is defined as a person who has not lived in the State of Arkansas for six (6) consecutive months prior to his/her enrollment.

An out-of-county resident is defined as a person who has not lived within Hempstead County for 90 days prior to his/her enrollment.

Health Professions Course/Programs Additional Fees
Liability Insurance (PN & RT students)/Year $15.0
Liability Insurance (EMT students)/Year $35.00
CPR & First Aid Certification Card $10.00
EMST 1201 (ACLS) $50.00
EMT $25.00
EMTB (NREMT) $70.00
RT Board Review $200.00
RT Entry – Level Comprehensive Examination $40.00
RT Written Registry Comprehensive Examination $40.00
RT Clinical Simulation Comprehensive Examination $60.00
RT Review Program $75.00
Practical Nursing (AR License) $80.00
Practical Nursing (NCLEX) $200.00
Practical Nursing CAP exams (each semester) $60.00

The educational courses within each program of the Allied Health Division are board examination preparatory. The costs of these exams vary from program to program. Supplies, uniforms, or attire are required and are in addition to the fees listed in the College Catalog. Some of the Allied Health Programs are required by state regulatory bodies to conduct criminal background checks. The costs of required dress, supplies, and background checks will be borne totally by the student. These costs as well as the liability insurance costs may vary depending on the provider.

Lab Fees
A $15.00 per course lab fee is required for the following courses.

Business Technology
CISS 1013 Introduction to Computers
CISS 0033 Keyboarding
BUSS 1223 Document Formatting
EDUC 2004 K – 12 Educational Technology
Health Professions
NURS1007 Fundamentals of Nursing
EMPT1007 Emergency Medical Technician B
EMSP1203 EMS Environment
EDCC 1003 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
RESP 1904 Respiratory Basic Skills I
Math and Science
BIOL 1204 Biology
BIOL 1201 Biology Lab
BIOL 1244 General Botany
BIOL 1254 Zoology
BIOL 2214 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIOL 2224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2221 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
BIOL 2234 Microbiology
CHEM 1004 Introduction Chemistry
CHEM 1114 Chemistry I
CHEM 1111 Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1124 Chemistry II
PHSC Physical Science
GEOL 1004 Physical Geology
Technical and Industrial
DIES 1005 Basic Diesel
DIES 2205 Air Conditioning
ELEC 1104 Basic Electricity
ELEC 1204 Wiring I
ELEC 1403 Industrial Motors and Controls
ELEC 1604 Wiring II
HVAC 1002 Tubing and Piping
HVAC 1804 Residential Systems
HVAC 1904 Air Conditioning Systems
MACH 1205 Machine Shop I
MACH 1305 Machine Shop II
WELD 1003 Basic Welding
WELD 1204 Introduction to Arc Welding
WELD 1505 Mig/Tig Welding
WELD 1703 Spray Arc Welding

Required Fees
Instructional Support Fee (per credit hour) $7.00
Student Activity Fee (per credit hour) $1.00
Documentation Fee $3.00
Security Fee $1.00 (per semester)

Program/Service Specific Fees
Applied Music Fee (per half hour lesson) $53.00
ASSET or COMPASS Testing Retake Fee $5.00
Automobile Registration Fee $10.00
Criminal Background Checks $25.00
Distance Education Fee Internet/ITV (per credit hour) $85.00
Non-Credit Courses varies by course
Physical Activity Fee (Bowling) $64.00
Program Examination Fee varies by course
Program Liability Insurance varies by course
Remedial Math Course Fee (includes textbook) $100.00
Return Check Fee $25.00
ID Card Replacement Fee $5.00
Fax Outgoing – 2 pages $5.00
Additional Per Page Fax $1.00
Incoming Per Page Fax $1.00

Student ID Cards

All students are issued an identification card that they are expected to carry at all times and show upon request from a College official. ID cards are obtained from the UACCH Library and serve as the student’s library card to be presented whenever books are checked out. A lost card should be reported immediately to the Enrollment Services Office. A replacement ID card will then be made at the cost of $5.00.

Refund Policy

No registration fees will be refunded unless the claim is made through the Business Office at the time of withdrawal. The amount of all refunds will be calculated on the registration fee assessed.

Refund of Registration Fees

Any student who officially withdraws from UACCH during a fall or spring semester shall be entitled to a refund as follows:

Note: “Class days” refers to business days at the College.
1. Up to and including five class days 100%
2. From the 6th – 10th class day 50%
3. The 11th class day and after No Refund

Any student who drops one or more courses and continues to be enrolled at UACCH during a fall or spring semester shall be entitled to individual course refunds as follows:

1. Up to and including five class day 100%
2. The 6th class day and after No Refund

Any student who drops a course or officially withdraws from UACCH during a summer session shall be entitled to an adjustment as follows:

1. One- to four-week courses:
a. Prior to the start of classes 100%
b. No adjustments after classes have begun

2. Five- or six-week courses:
a. Prior to the start of classes 100%
b. Up to and including two class days 100%
c. The 3rd – 5th class days 50%
d. No adjustments after the 5th day of class 0%

3. Seven- to nine-week courses:
a. Prior to the start of classes 100%
b. Up to and including two class days 100%
c. The 4th – 7th class days 50%
d. No adjustments after the 7th day of class 0%

4. Ten- or 12-week courses:
a. Prior to the start of classes 100%
b. Up to and including five class days 100%
c. The 6th-10th class days 50%
d. No adjustments after the 10th class day 0%

Lab fees, automobile registrations, insurance fees, etc., are not refundable.

Persons who are enrolled in courses that have been cancelled receive refunds of 100% of the tuition and fees paid.

Members of the military who receive orders which transfer them out of the area for a prolonged period, when such transfer interferes with class attendance, may request a full refund at any time during the semester.

Continuing Education and Community Service course cancellations by the College will provide a 100% refund. After the course has begun, no refunds will be made.

Tuition Waver Policy
Students who are 60 years of age or older and show proper proof of age may have the general registration fee waived. Course specific fees are not waived.
Children of policemen and firemen who are killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty in Arkansas are eligible for waiver of tuition and fees for credit course only. Benefits are limited to the duration of four (4) years or until the attainment of age twenty-five (25), whichever occurs first.
Police officers and fire personnel who have completed the Arkansas Law Enforcement or Fire Academy are eligible to receive a 25% discount on tuition.

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope
2500 South Main * P.O. Box 140
Hope, AR 71802

Phone: 870-777-5722
Fax: 870-777-5957


The College’s “open door” admissions policy reflects the institution’s philosophy of providing educational opportunities for all citizens within its service area. Admission to the College does not insure admission to a particular course or program of study. Students seeking admission for the first time should use the following procedure:
Obtain and complete an Application for Admission from the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Registrar’s Office (located in the Student Center) or online.
Provide the Registrar’s Office with a copy of your high school transcript, official transcripts from any previously attended colleges and/or universities, and proof of two vaccines against measles and one immunization against rubella.
Obtain financial aid forms and scholarship information online or from the Office of Financial Aid (located in the Student Center).
You will need a copy of your ACT scores, or you will need to take the COMPASS exam prior to meeting with an advisor. Any degree-seeking student must have test scores in order to enroll. See the College catalog or contact UACCH for required scoring levels.
COMPASS exams are given regularly; please contact the Testing Center at 870-722-8247 to make an appointment.

10 Reasons to Attend a Community College

George R. Boggs, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges and former president of Palomar College, a two-year college in California gave his thoughts, 10 reasons on why students should pick a community college.
1. Affordability
2. Convenience
3. Open access
4. Teaching quality
5. Class size
6. Support services
7. Choices
8. Diversity
9. Access to modern technology
10. Good company
Andria Nance – Elementary Education Major

“After graduating high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to major in, so I decided to stay close to home and attend UACCH. It turned out to be a great decision! The teachers here are very friendly and the education I am receiving here is preparing me for a 4-year university. The time I’ve spent at UACCH has allowed me the time to decide what I want to major in and at the same time work on my basic education courses that will transfer to a 4-year university.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make application for admission?

Step-By-Step Guide

Application for Admission
What types of programs does UACCH offer?

UACCH Programs

Partnership Programs

Truck Driver Training
How do I know which classes will transfer?

Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.” Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary.
When do classes begin?

Academic Calendar
Where do I register?

Student Advising System

Each student will be assigned an advisor during registration. The advisor will be a faculty member in the area most closely related to the student’s proposed major field of study. The advisor will assist the student in choosing the appropriate courses prior to registration each semester. The faculty advisor will also direct the student to information relating to financial aid, testing, etc.
What is the COMPASS placement test?

COMPASS is a comprehensive computerized adaptive testing system that helps place students into appropriate courses and maximizes the information that UACCH needs to ensure student success. The COMPASS Test is un-timed and allows students the comfort of moving at their own pace. Skills assessed using the COMPASS include writing, reading and mathematics. The COMPASS Test is given every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
How do I apply for Financial Aid?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for all federally funded programs (Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, student loans) and is available online at Students attending UACCH must list the school code 005732 on their FAFSA application. Students must reapply each academic year as financial aid is not automatically renewed. Click here to access the UACCH Office of Financial Aid web page.
Where do I get a parking sticker?

Registrar’s Office (SC229)
Where do I get a student ID?

Library (LB101)
How do I get a copy of my transcript?

Registrar’s Office (SC229)

Transcript Request Form


At UACCH, we believe you can succeed. And we’ll do all we can to help make that happen. We’ve got a variety of courses, convenient schedules, first-class instructors and low tuition to help you achieve your goals. Need more reasons to choose UACCH?
Why Do UACCH Students Love Us?

Read testimonials from UACCH students who discuss what brought them to UACCH and, more important, what keeps them here.
We Put You First

In our small classes, you’re a person, not a number. Here you’ll get caring, one-on-one attention from an experienced faculty. And you’ll get an atmosphere that is made for learning-relaxed, friendly and comfortable.
Classes When You Need Them!

We know you have a busy schedule. That’s why we offer classes at lots of convenient times … days and nights. You can even take our credit classes over the Internet. And, we’re close to home and work.
Tuition That’s Affordable

We work hard to deliver the best education at a price everyone can afford. At just $56.50 per credit hour, UACCH is the most affordable college in Arkansas. We also offer a variety of grants, loans, scholarships and work-study programs to help you meet your goals.
Hundreds of Courses

We offer more than 40 degree and certificate programs — in career fields that are in demand right now. You’ll be able to enter the job market with skills that put you in a challenging and rewarding career. Check out the UACCH college catalog for a full list of degree programs.
Experienced Faculty

Our faculty know their stuff — and not just from graduate degrees and books. Most have worked in their fields for years. They keep pace with the job market. With technology. With what’s really out there for you.
Top-Notch Resources

We provide a wide variety of resources to help you make the most of your college experience. Our library features the latest reference tools. “My UACCH” online services let you register for classes, check your grades or financial aid status from the nearest computer.
It All Begins Here

Where will you go from UACCH? Well, that’s really up to you. Our graduates transfer to colleges across the nation. They work for big companies. Small companies. In high-tech fields. As managers and business owners. Diesel mechanics. Nurses. Respiratory therapists. Teachers. Computer technicians. You get the picture. We just give you a great start. Like the rest of your life, the rest is up to you. UACCH is your bridge to the future!

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