Mission Statement

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.

We value:

  • 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.
The 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.
The UACCB general education curriculum will provide each student the opportunity to:

1. Improve communication skills, which include listening, speaking, writing, and reading.

2. Increase proficiency in applying mathematical concepts.

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 problem solving.

9. Develop skills to enhance life-long learning.


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 Approvals

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.
Equal Opportunity

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.


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UACCB / 2005 White Drive /P.O. Box 3350/Batesville, AR 72503
870-612-2000 / 800-508-7878