The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville,
a comprehensive community college, provides learning experiences that
improve the lives of those we serve. We continuously identify and respond
to the diverse educational needs of students, workforce and community.
The contributions of individuals and relationships
built on trust and respect.
Students and our role in assisting
each student to identify, refine, and meet his or her educational
and career goals.
Providing activities and experiences that strengthen
and enrich our community.
Providing people opportunities that enhance their
quality of life.
General Education Philosophy
The term general education at UACCB refers to providing
opportunities for students to acquire a body of knowledge and skills
held to be relevant to living and working in a diverse society in
the twenty-first century. The college has established a required core
of general education courses in both its associate degree and technical
certificate programs. UACCB also offers general education courses designed
to meet the legislative requirements of a State Minimum Core for Associate
of Arts and Associate of Science programs.
general education curriculum is the primary avenue through which students
improve their ability to think, reason, compute, communicate, and adapt
to change. The entire UACCB faculty and staff are committed to reinforcing,
enhancing, and supporting the knowledge and skills acquired through
this body of courses and are further committed to introducing general
skills and knowledge not necessarily covered in depth in other classes.
UACCB general education curriculum will provide each student the opportunity
1. Improve communication skills, which
include listening, speaking, writing, and reading.
2. Increase proficiency in applying mathematical
3. Acquire a basic knowledge of scientific
concepts and principles.
4. Develop basic computer skills.
5. Increase proficiency in problem solving
through creative and critical thinking.
6. Acquire knowledge of the historical,
social, and cultural behavior of humankind.
7. Increase the effective use of the library
and other information resources.
8. Develop work habits, work ethics, and
interpersonal skills that contribute to and promote team
9. Develop skills to enhance life-long
The General Education Program for Associate of Applied Science students is
designed to be completed in the first three semesters of full-time attendance.
The requirements in English and mathematics are to be met before 30 hours
of technical course work are completed.
Accreditation and Program
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 VeteransÕ 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. The Practical Nursing
program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
The Emergency Medical Technician programs are 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.
UACCB is committed to the elimination
of all discrimination based on race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, age, or handicap. The College seeks to comply
with all federal, state, and local statutes, regulations,
and orders, including those, that promote equal protection
and equal opportunities for students, employees, and applicants.