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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 870-508-6280
  • 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 Sarah Sikes at 870.508.6280 for more information.

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Classes

Frog Watch Workshop

Description:
This classroom workshop will teach you to identify all the frogs and toads in our area by their calls. Students will follow a Power Point presentation and learn to mimic the frog calls. Handouts with visual memory aids will be provided. In addition, you will learn why they are important, why they are in trouble, and what can be done to help them. The course includes an introduction to wetlands and frog monitoring training for the FrogWatch USA™ national network administered by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Citizen scientists around the country listen to frogs and toads from February through August at a site of their choice and submit their findings to a national database. For more about FrogWatch USA™ see www.arkansasfrogsandtoads.org. There is no charge for this workshop.
Dates:
Thu February 23
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
VSCDC, ORACCR
Cost:
$0.00

Microsoft Excel

Description:
Learn to use Microsoft Excel and cover the basic tools and methods used to create worksheets and workbooks for home or office. For beginning to intermediate levels.
Dates:
Mon February 27 - Mon April 10
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
To be announced
Cost:
$65.00

Writing Memories

Description:
Writing Memories takes a creative approach to building skills for anyone who would like to turn their memories into creative non-fiction memoir. The first part of the student centered workshop will include skill-building writing exercises using your experiences and designed for all levels of writer. For the second part of the workshop, students will focus on writing their creative non-fiction with instructor and peer feedback. Throughout the course we will be learning about a project’s scope, purpose and audience and how those concepts will apply to each individual’s work. At the end of the course we will explore possibilities for sharing your work, especially online publication as webpages and blogs. • First Week: narrating a scene to add interest for your audience • Week Two: using description to bring your writing to life • Week Three: editing, revising and rewriting to produce clear story telling • Week Four: workshop to work with instructor and peer feedback • Week Five: workshop to work with instructor and peer feedback • Final Week: scope, purpose, ideas for sharing so others can read your story
Dates:
Thu March 2 - Thu April 13
Times:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
To be Announced
Cost:
$55.00

Microsoft Word

Description:
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Starting from the beginning, each student will be using intermediated to advanced practices after finishing this class.
Dates:
Thu March 2 - Thu April 13
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
To be announced.
Cost:
$65.00

Advanced Computers

Description:
This class offers an expansion on Beginning Computers for Seniors. This class will not meet during spring break.
Dates:
Fri March 3 - Fri April 14
Times:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
To be announced.
Cost:
$50.00

Beginning Computers

Description:
Learn the basic functions of a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, learn about files and folders, email, Facebook and the internet. Class will not meet during week of spring break.
Dates:
Fri March 3 - Fri April 14
Times:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
To be announced.
Cost:
$50.00

Advanced Digital Photography

Description:
Through this course students will learn advanced Digital Photography techniques and practices through class lectures, demonstrations and projects. This class will help you improve your digital photography skills and you will learn many new aspects of Digital Photography.
Dates:
Tue March 28 - Tue May 2
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Integrity First Hall, F207
Cost:
$60.00

Beginning Digital Photography

Description:
Get the most out of your digital camera! Learn everything from the fundamentals and techniques of digital photography to composition and lighting. Take better pictures by learning how to use all the features of your digital cameras to their fullest potential.
Dates:
Thu March 30 - Thu May 4
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Integrity First Hall, F206
Cost:
$60.00

Beginning Fly Fishing

Description:
Instructors John Berry and Lori Sloas - a local husband/wife team of professional guides with over twenty-five 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.
Dates:
Thu March 30 - Thu April 20
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
To be announced
Cost:
$80.00

ACT Prep Course Apr 1

Description:
ACT Prep Course with Jennifer Dunn (for those entering grades 10-12) - 9:00a.m.-3:30 p.m. Need help preparing to take 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, cover test taking tips and take practice tests. A one hour lunch break will be observed during the course. Students should bring #2 pencils, TI-80 calculator and 3 ring binder.
Dates:
Sat April 1
Times:
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Gotaas hall
Cost:
$40.00

Quickbooks Pro

Description:
QuickBooks Pro is an easy-to-use accounting software program ideal for small business or personal use. This beginning course will teach you the basic functions to become a confident user.
Dates:
Mon April 17 - Mon May 22
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
To be announced
Cost:
$65.00

Basic Accounting for Small Business and Non-Profit

Description:
Learn the basic accounting steps you need to run your small business or non-profit organization. You will learn how to record and keep accurate business records. This class requires the book, "The Accounting Game" by Judith Orloff and Darrell Mullis, ISBN-13 978-1402211867.
Dates:
Thu April 20 - Thu May 25
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
To be announced
Cost:
$65.00

ACT Prep Course June 3

Description:
ACT Prep Course with Jennifer Dunn (for those entering grades 10-12) - 9:00a.m.-3:30 p.m. Need help preparing to take 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, cover test taking tips and take practice tests. A one hour lunch break will be observed during the course. Students should bring #2 pencils, TI-80 calculator and 3 ring binder.
Dates:
Sat June 3
Times:
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Gotaas Hall
Cost:
$40.00

 

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