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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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At ASUMH, our Vision of “Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives” is all about students! We have a great staff who will support you from your first phone call or visit until you complete your degree. Whatever question you may have as a current, future, or former student, we are here to help you discover answers, realize your educational dreams, find a career, and have fun in the meantime! Reach out with the first step. We’ll grab your hand from there and hold on!
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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. Community Education courses:

  • Are short-term personal enrichment classes and workshops
  • Occur throughout the year
  • Are non-credit and just for fun
  • Have no tests or grades
  • Are easy to register for
  • Have low fees
  • Have outstanding instructors

How to Register

  • Online using this page. Click on the square bullet for the class you want to take, scroll down to the bottom of the page and complete your personal information, then click on the Submit button to go to the payment 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 to take and include your email address and 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 call 870.508.6105 for more information.

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Classes

ACT Prep - June 4

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. Tuesday, June 4 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch Cost: $40
Dates:
Tue June 4
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

Ozarks’ History: From the Louisiana Purchase to Pioneering the Plateau 1803-1859 - June 6

Description:
Ozarks’ History: From the Louisiana Purchase to Pioneering the Plateau 1803-1859. Locked remotely in the heartland of America, the Ozark Plateau has been viewed with suspension and ignorance. Yet the Ozarks is a vast tapestry that has woven diverse people groups into its history for over 200 years. From its Native American tribes to its European explorers and pioneers, we will study the Ozarks and discover the war, feuds, reunions, and baptisms that give the region its distinctive character. In this course, we will explore the origins of its name, discover its topography, flora and fauna, and roam its rivers, prairies, and villages. This course will give you a foundation for understanding the many catalysts that changed the Ozarks over the last two centuries. This class meets for four weeks: June 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Dates:
Thu June 6
Times:
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room - 2nd floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$50.00

Fly Casting Clinic with Lori Sloas

Description:
Learn to cast, or fine tune your existing cast, with local fly fishing and casting expert Lori Sloas. Beginners and intermediate casters are welcome, as are men and women. Rods will be available or bring your own. Come out and have some fun casting in Big Spring Park on the banks of the White River in Cotter. This one-session class meets on June 15, 9 a.m. to noon, behind the ball field. Cost: $30.
Dates:
Sat June 15
Times:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Big Spring Park in Cotter behind the ball field
Cost:
$30.00

A Journey Into Drawing Nature - Beginners - June 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 June 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:
Fri June 28
Times:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room - 2nd floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$50.00

Beyond Pinterest

Description:
Are you overwhelmed by all of the ideas you've saved on Pinterest? Experienced designer Christi Cooper will teach you how to wade through the myriad social media and Pinterest ideas you've collected, and show you how to develop your own interior design style that will inspire you to design a home and life you love. In this class you will review social influences on decorating and life, learn to recognize your likes, dislikes, and what you connect with, define what your dream style looks like, create a mood/vision board, overcome analysis paralysis, and have fun with field trip focused on finding your inspiration. Class meets for two two-hour sessions, plus full day field trip Dates: July 2 and 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and July 6, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Place: Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room on 2nd floor at The Sheid Cost: $100
Dates:
Tue July 2
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room on 2nd floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$100.00

Welding for the Hobbyist - July 8 - 12

Description:
Have you always wanted to learn to weld? Here's your chance to learn hobby welding! In this week-long course you'll learn to weld crafts, small projects, metal sculptures, and make repairs around the house and/or shop. Participants will learn the operation and use of the MIG Welding Process (wire welding), as well as the skills to operate a MIG Welder safely and effectively. The class meets at the ASUMH Technical Center at 4034 Hwy. 62 West for five days, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., July 8 - 12. Minimum students: 5; maximum students 12.
Dates:
Mon July 8 - Fri July 12
Times:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
ASUMH Technical Center
Cost:
$400.00

ACT Prep - July 9

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. Tuesday, July 9 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $40
Dates:
Tue July 9
Times:
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room on the second floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$40.00

A Journey Into Drawing Nature - Beginners - July 12

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 July 12 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:
Fri July 12
Times:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room - 2nd floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$50.00

Intermediate Drawing Nature - July 19

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 July 19 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:
Fri July 19
Times:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room - 2nd floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$50.00

Pottery with Marian - July 20

Description:
Make your own mugs or vases! Learn how to form clay, one of the oldest mediums on the planet, by hand and create your own mugs and vases! In this two-session class, Marian Yancey teaches about handbuilding with stoneware clay. You'll make two mugs or vases, or one of each, 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, July 20 and 27, 1-5 p.m., in the art studio on the second floor of The Sheid on the ASUMH campus.
Dates:
Sat July 20
Times:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Art room on the second floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$80.00

Basic Automotive Maintenance - July 29 - August 1

Description:
Is your student heading off to college? Are you on the road often? Would you like to save money by taking care of basic auto maintenance yourself? This course is designed for young drivers who have a desire to learn basic automotive maintenance and repair, and anyone else who wants to know more about taking care of automobiles. Participants will learn cost-saving tips through hands-on experience with an emphasis on safety. The class meets at the ASUMH Technical Center at 4034 Hwy. 62 West for four days, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., July 29 - August 1. Minimum students: 5; maximum: 12.
Dates:
Mon July 29 - Thu August 1
Times:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
ASUMH Technical Center
Cost:
$100.00

Calligraphy with Connie - August 2

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

A Journey Into Drawing Nature - Beginners - August 9

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 August 9 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:
Fri August 9
Times:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room - 2nd floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$50.00

Intermediate Drawing Nature - August 16

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 August 16 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:
Fri August 16
Times:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ozark Regional Arts Council conference room - 2nd floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$50.00

Pottery with Marian - August 17

Description:
Make your own mugs or vases! Learn how to form clay, one of the oldest mediums on the planet, by hand and create your own mugs and vases! In this two-session class, Marian Yancey teaches about handbuilding with stoneware clay. You'll make two mugs or vases, or one of each, 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, August 17 and 24, 1-5 p.m., in the art studio on the second floor of The Sheid on the ASUMH campus.
Dates:
Sat August 17
Times:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Art room on the second floor at The Sheid
Cost:
$80.00

 

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