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In addition to traditional academic programs, ASUMH offers a variety of services to serve the community. Secondary Center classes are offered for students in K-12 schools in the area. Community Education classes are offered for life-long learning and are just for fun. There are no tests or grades and these short-term courses are not for credit. Workforce Training programs are often customized for business and industry and both for-credit and not-for-credit classes.
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Just as the ASUMH mission has meaning for students, it also encompasses our faculty and staff. This commitment shows in our efforts to provide Lifelong Learning through professional and personal development and training opportunities, Enhanced quality of life with our robust benefits package, flexible work-life balance, and a generous leave package, Academic Accessibility through education and tuition benefits, and Diverse Experiences through a culture that is respectful and mindful of our differences, yet inclusive in recognizing our sameness and unity in purpose. Our faculty and staff live the mission of LEAD every day.

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Community Education

To enhance and support the joy of lifelong learning, ASUMH offers Community Education. About Community Education courses:

  • Short-term personal enrichment classes and workshops
  • Begin recurrently throughout the semester
  • Non-credit
  • No tests or grades
  • Easy registration and low fees
  • Outstanding instructors

How to Register

  • On-line, using this page
  • In Person, at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home, AR 72653
  • Over the phone by calling 870-508-6105
  • By Mail, please mail checks to:
    ASUMH
    Department of Community Education
    1600 S. College St.
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    Please indicate which class you would like and list your phone number

Visa, MasterCard and Discover are all accepted forms of credit/debit cards. If paying with cash, please have exact amount. All checks must be made payable to ASUMH.

Please check this page often for class additions and updates.

Course Proposal

The Community Education Office of Arkansas State University - Mountain Home welcomes ideas for classes of interest to the local community. If you have a suggestion for a community education class that you would like to teach, please complete the Community Education Course Proposal form and submit a short course description, a personal bio, a sample presentation and sample handouts for review. Please contact Deb Peterson at dpeterson@asumh.edu or 870.508.6105 for more information.

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Classes

Oil Up! - February 12

Description:
Enjoy an evening of learning how you can start taking steps toward wellness with essential oils.
Dates:
Tue February 12
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room, 2nd floor The Sheid
Cost:
$25.00

A Journey Into Drawing Nature - February 28

Description:
We learn to see nature through light, shadow, and basic shapes. Learn how to draw what you see in nature through a series of exercises: controlling your pencil, evaluating the direction of light, shading and shadowing, and contour drawing. This is a hands-on class taught by artist Jeanne Louise Chauffe. Sketchbook and pencils are provided. Single Session, Three-Hour Class February 28 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • $50 In the Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room on the second floor at The Sheid.
Dates:
Thu February 28
Times:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council Conference Room, second floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$50.00

Advanced Computers for Seniors

Description:
Are you a senior who uses a computer but wants to know more? Did you take Don’s Beginning Computers for Seniors class? Then this class is for you! Learn how to use Microsoft Word Processing software to create, save, recover, review, edit, and revise documents, insert graphs, charts, and pictures, copy and paste. We’ll also cover more internet usage, including how to use eBay and how to send attachments in email. This two-hour class meets for six weeks for $60. Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 3-5 p.m. in Integrity First Hall Computer Lab F207 on the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home.
Dates:
Fri March 1
Times:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Integrity First Hall F207 at ASUMH
Cost:
$60.00

Beginning Computers for Seniors

Description:
We’re living in the future! Are you a senior who wants to know more about using a computer? This class is for you. Learn how to work your computer: turn it on, sign in, use basic programs, connect to the internet, set up and use email, manage photos, and search for information. Get your other computer questions answered! Six two-hour classes for $60. All you need is pen, paper, and a spirit of adventure! Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 1-3 p.m. in Integrity First Hall Computer Lab F207 on the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Dates:
Fri March 1
Times:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Integrity First Hall F207 at ASUMH
Cost:
$60.00

Calligraphy with Connie - March 2

Description:
Learn how to letter your cards, gift tags, party invitations, and envelopes with beautiful calligraphy. Connie McLaurin teaches beginning calligraphy in three sessions: March 2, 9, and 16, 10 a.m. – Noon, in the Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room at The Sheid. Receive instruction, practice, paper, envelopes, and three calligraphy pens in different sizes for $60.
Dates:
Sat March 2 - Sat March 16
Times:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council Conference Room, second floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$60.00

A Journey Into Drawing Nature - March 7

Description:
We learn to see nature through light, shadow, and basic shapes. Learn how to draw what you see in nature through a series of exercises: controlling your pencil, evaluating the direction of light, shading and shadowing, and contour drawing. This is a hands-on class taught by artist Jeanne Louise Chauffe. Sketchbook and pencils are provided. Single Session, Three-Hour Class March 7 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • $50 In the Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room on the second floor at The Sheid.
Dates:
Thu March 7
Times:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regionals Arts Council Conference Room, second floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$50.00

Handbuilding Clay with Marian Yancey - March 9 and 16

Description:
Learn how to form clay, one of the oldest mediums on the planet, by hand and create your own mugs! In this two-session class, Marian Yancey teaches about handbuilding with stoneware clay. You'll make two mugs with your own imagination and hands, and a bonus piece if time permits. You will start with a prerolled slab of soft clay and learn forming methods and creative handle making. Optional embellishments will provide even more unique-to-you products. Class includes two work sessions, one week apart, and delivery of finished pieces one week later. The $80 fee includes expert instruction, clay, glazing, and firing. Class meets two Saturdays, March 9 and 16, 1-5 p.m. in the art studio on the second floor of The Sheid on the ASUMH campus.
Dates:
Sat March 9
Times:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Art Studio on the second floor of The Sheid
Cost:
$80.00

Oils for Kids - March 19

Description:
Essential oils can be used by everyone in the family, especially children. Learn how to support the health and wellness of even the smallest members of your family.
Dates:
Tue March 19
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room, 2nd floor The Sheid
Cost:
$25.00

Intermediate Drawing Nature - March 21

Description:
For those who attended Jeanne Louise Chauffe's beginning drawing class, A Journey Into Drawing Nature, she offers the next step: Intermediate Drawing Nature. Students who take this class have a basic knowledge of forming shapes and shadowing. We will begin with a group critique of an object from nature, drawn at home by students in advance. Required: 1. A few quick sketches of their subject 2. A contour drawing 3. A study of their subject. This is a hands-on class taught by artist Jeanne Louise Chauffe. Sketchbook and pencils are provided. Please bring a few extra props for study. Single Session, Three-Hour Class March 21 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • $50 Meets in the Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room on the second floor at The Sheid.
Dates:
Thu March 21
Times:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council Conference Room, second floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$50.00

ACT Prep - March 30

Description:
Be prepared to do your very best on the ACT Test. Doing well on the ACT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice. Become familiar with the test structure, learn test-taking tips, and take a practice test. Students should bring #2 pencils, a TI-80 calculator, and a 3-ring binder. We'll take a 30-minute lunch break. Saturday, March 30 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch Cost: $40
Dates:
Sat March 30
Times:
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room on the second floor of The Sheid on the ASUMH campus
Cost:
$40.00

Beginning Fly Fishing

Description:
We live in trout country! Have you always wanted to learn to fly fish? Here's your chance! Beginning Fly Fishing meets four times and is taught by John Berry and Lori Sloas, a local husband/wife team of professional guides with over 25 years of experience in guiding and fly fishing instruction. Structured for the beginner or novice angler, the class is designed to develop confidence on stream and covers all of the basic skills necessary for success. Learn basic fly casting, equipment selection, water safety, reading the water, stream entomology, fly selection, knot tying, and fishing techniques. This class meets April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 6-8 p.m.
Dates:
Thu April 4 - Thu April 25
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Dryer Hall, D102
Cost:
$100.00

Handbuilding Clay with Marian Yancey - April 16 and 23

Description:
Learn how to form clay, one of the oldest mediums on the planet, by hand and create your own mugs! In this two-session class, Marian Yancey teaches about handbuilding with stoneware clay. You'll make two mugs with your own imagination and hands, and a bonus piece if time permits. You will start with a prerolled slab of soft clay and learn forming methods and creative handle making. Optional embellishments will provide even more unique-to-you products. Class includes two work sessions, one week apart, and delivery of finished pieces one week later. The $80 fee includes expert instruction, clay, glazing, and firing. Class meets two Tuesdays, April 16 and 23, 1-5 p.m. in the art studio on the second floor of The Sheid on the ASUMH campus.
Dates:
Tue April 16
Times:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Art Studio on the second floor of The Sheid
Cost:
$80.00

Frog Watch!

Description:
Do you marvel at the chorus of frogs you hear on lovely summer evenings and wonder who is singing? Here’s your chance to learn about the frogs and toads of Arkansas. Learn why the frogs and toads of Arkansas are important, why they are in trouble, and what we can do to help them. You will learn how to identify all the local frogs and toads by their calls, and have a chance to become certified as citizen science monitors for Frog Watch USA. Tom Krohn is the Arkansas Regional Coordinator for Frog Watch USA, a nationwide citizen science program that monitors frogs and toads. As such he has established five Arkansas chapters and has trained over 2,000 frog listening enthusiasts. He is the president of the nonprofit Saving Nature Now, a certified Arkansas Master Naturalist, vice president of North Central Arkansas Audubon, and a member of the Arkansas Environmental Education Association. Tom is also the national coordinator for the Saving Nature Now – Green Team program, which empowers kids and families to take actions that directly help nature and encourage sustainable living. Tom is a retired university mathematics teacher and a retired U. S. Naval Submarine officer. He and his wife, Peggy, live near the Buffalo National River. April 18 & 25 • 6:30 - 9 p.m. • You must attend the first class in order to attend the second class. Ozark Regional Arts Council Conference Room, The Sheid at ASUMH Free!
Dates:
Thu April 18
Times:
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council Conference Room on the second floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$0.00

 

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