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Arts & Crafts

Basic Sewing

First half of first class will be at Texarkana College, we will then leave and meet at Hobby Lobby to review fabric and supplies needed.

06/06/2017 – 06/27/2017
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
$50.00

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Photography Workshop – For All Levels

The group will go over their photos at the end of the workshop and provide each other tips on how to keep improving their techniques.

06/24/2017 – 06/24/2017
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
$75.00

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07/22/2017 – 07/22/2017
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
$75.00

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08/19/2017 – 08/19/2017
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
$75.00

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Bladesmithing School

All Bladesmithing courses will be taught in Washington, Arkansas in a replica of a one-room schoolhouse and a stable/barn that blends in with the old-time atmosphere of the town, also known as Old Washington Historic Park. The school consists of a modern classroom in addition to the work area which includes six forges, 12 anvils, six grinders, four hammers, work benches and related tools.

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Computer Education

Web Design-Beginner

On completion of this course, students will have the beginnings of a working website to take with them, for a topic of their choosing, such as a personal site, a small business, or a classroom.

04/20/2017 – 05/11/2017
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
$100.00

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Microsoft Word Basics

Price includes a textbook.

06/27/2017 – 07/13/2017
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
$100.00

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Photoshop Basics

In addition, this course covers tools, layers, content awareness and skin tone adjustments as well as selections, croppingand masking.

07/18/2017 – 08/03/2017
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
$80.00

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Microsoft Excel – Beyond Basics

It includes how to create charts, graphs and Pivot Tables as well as fine tuning your formulas.

06/13/2017 – 06/22/2017
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
$100.00

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QuickBooks II (2015)

Students will learn how to process credit card transactions; create, memorize and customize reports and templates; create graphs; track and pay sales tax; process payroll and manage payroll liabilities, manage inventory and generate management reports.

05/18/2017 – 07/06/2017
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
$140.00

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Cooking Classes

Dance / Music

UKE CAN DO IT! Introduction to the Ukulele with Dr. Cat Howard

Please contact Dr. Catherine Howard at Catherine.Howard@texarkanacollege.edu for information on purchasing course materials.

06/14/2017 – 07/05/2017
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
$25.00

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General Interest

Hand Forged Knife

All materials will be furnished and students should leave with a finished Brute-De-Forge style knife.

05/06/2017 – 05/07/2017
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
$480.00

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UKE CAN DO IT! Introduction to the Ukulele with Dr. Cat Howard

Please contact Dr. Catherine Howard at Catherine.Howard@texarkanacollege.edu for information on purchasing course materials.

06/14/2017 – 07/05/2017
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
$25.00

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Photography Workshop – For All Levels

The group will go over their photos at the end of the workshop and provide each other tips on how to keep improving their techniques.

06/24/2017 – 06/24/2017
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
$75.00

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07/22/2017 – 07/22/2017
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
$75.00

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08/19/2017 – 08/19/2017
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
$75.00

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Sage

NEW INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING LEARNING AND TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES DESIGNED FOR AGES 46+

Intellectual stimulation is essential to mind, body, and spirit. More than 10,000 people ages 46+ live and work in the Texarkana Metropolitan area, and Texarkana College’s Sage is designed to meet their unique desires for exploring new ideas, meeting new people, and traveling the world.

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Sports / Fitness

Beginning Tennis (Ages 12 & Up)

Under the direction of three tennis pros, Rusty Tarwater, Tony Flaherty and Jim Turley have over 60 years combined experience.

04/03/2017 – 04/26/2017
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
$80.00

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06/05/2017 – 06/28/2017
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
$80.00

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06/05/2017 – 06/28/2017
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
$80.00

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07/03/2017 – 07/31/2017
09:00 AM – 10:00 PM
$80.00

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07/03/2017 – 07/31/2017
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
$80.00

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08/07/2017 – 08/30/2017
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
$80.00

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08/07/2017 – 08/30/2017
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
$80.00

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Ladies Aquatic Move And Groove

Remember to bring a towel.

06/06/2017 – 07/13/2017
05:30 PM – 06:30 PM
$40.00

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Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

With the 40+ years of experience, wit, and wisdom of Rev. Dr. Bart Gould, along with yoga teacher Lynnel Westerman, we will explore and reap the many health benefits of this ancient proven practice. No prior experience necessary.

04/17/2017 – 05/08/2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
$50.00

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07/25/2017 – 08/31/2017
05:30 PM – 06:30 PM
$40.00

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Yoga With Donna

Taught by Donna Blair, 500- hour professional training from the Kripalu Center.

06/05/2017 – 07/12/2017
06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
$115.00

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Yoga With Lynnel – Evenings

Taught by Lynnel Westerman, Certified Yoga Teacher and member of Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association.

06/06/2017 – 07/13/2017
06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
$110.00

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07/17/2017 – 08/30/2017
06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
$120.00

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Yoga with Lynnel – Mornings

Taught by Lynnel Westerman, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor.

06/06/2017 – 07/13/2017
08:00 AM – 09:00 PM
$110.00

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07/18/2017 – 08/31/2017
08:00 AM – 09:30 PM
$120.00

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Swimming

Texarkana College offers swimming options for all ages.  Offerings include the year-round swim school for youths, swimming / water-fitness classes for adults, and the very popular youth summer swim program.

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Business Skills

Texarkana College Community and Business Education’s Industrial Training is dedicated to providing training programs that support and enhance the skills training needs of our local industry in the Texarkana and surrounding area. The following courses are available when requested and can be customized to employer needs that best suits the availability of their employees. Training can be conducted either in the evening or during the day. Please call Joanne Rose for more information at 903-823-3384.

THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECT PEOPLE (SIGNATURE PROGRAM)

The Perot Leadership Center has partnered with the FranklinCovey organization to offer one of the most widely taught curriculums on the planet. We share a joint belief that greatness and effectiveness emanate from within each person. Leadership is a skill set that begins within each person and the mastery of self. Join us for 24 hours of rich content that will impact your life and allow you to impact the lives of those around you. This course is the foundational course in the Perot Leadership Series and is a prerequisite to taking future leadership course offerings. Course fee includes 7 Habits course materials packet and a 360-degree assessment for each student.

LEADERSHIP: GREAT LEADERS, GREAT TEAMS, GREAT RESULTS

The FranklinCovey team defines culture as “how the vast majority of your people behave the vast majority of the time.” Great Leaders understand that this is your ultimate competitive edge. Join us for 24 hours of content typically reserved only for upper corporate management. We will take a 30,000-foot view of what highly effective leaders know is essential to the development of sustainable, high performing teams. This course is the second in the Perot Leadership Series and will build on skills developed in the foundation Seven Habits course. Course fee includes the student materials packet, a 360-degree assessment of the Four Imperatives of Great Leaders, and a follow-up debrief of how each student can apply their assessment data to their on individual growth.

May 2-11 (2 wks)
Tues/Wed/Thurs, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: F. Larry Sullivan, Ed.D.

$600

Industrial Training

Texarkana College Community and Business Education’s Industrial Training is dedicated to providing training programs that support and enhance the skills training needs of our local industry in the Texarkana and surrounding area. The following courses are available when requested and can be customized to employer needs that best suits the availability of their employees. Training can be conducted either in the evening or during the day. Please call Joanne Rose for more information at 903-823-3384.

PROGRAMMABLE LOGISTIC CONTROLLERS I

Fundamental concepts of programmable logic controllers, principles of operation, and numbering systems as applied to electrical controls. It teaches how to program, operate, and interface programmable controller in a variety of industrial applications.

$1,200
8 wks, 40 hrs
Minimum of 6 participants.

OSHA SAFETY TRAINING

The safety training will educate workers on how to reduce the risks and hazards associated with the workplace by providing interactive online training. The online format will provide flexibility so student to work at their own pace in order to truly conceptualize each module and its information. The course will teach students to recognize potential safety and health hazards pertaining to all 16 National Career Clusters that can prepare students for a college or career pathways. Students who complete the course will receive an industry recognized credential card from OSHA.

$175
1 wk, 10 hrs
Minimum of 6 participants

FORKLIFT OPERATOR CERTIFICATION

This course is designed to meet OSHA training requirement (29 CFR 1910.178(l) (1) for the experienced forklift operator. Forklift instruction and hands-on training includes: maneuvering, stability, truck design, instrumentation, controls, accessories, pre-use inspection, warehouse safety, written exam, and driving proficiency exam. Students are required to have a minimum of 6 months experience or have completed Introduction to Forklift Operations prior to enrolling in this course. A Forklift Operator License that is valid for 3 years will be issued upon successful completion.

$175
1 day, 8 hrs
Minimum of 5 participants

PROGRAMMABLE LOGISTIC CONTROLLERS II

This course emphasizes industry-relevant skills including how to operate, interface program, and troubleshoot PLC systems. The emphasis on troubleshooting, teaching the student how to use a process to identify and correcting problems in PLC-controlled electric motor system.

$1,200
5 wks, 40 hrs
Minimum of 6 participants

INTRODUCTION TO FORKLIFT OPERATIONS

This course is designed for the beginner forklift operator. The focus is on efficient and safe lift truck operations and the OSHA training requirements for powered industrial trucks. If you have less than 6 months experience, this course is required for enrolling in the certification course.

$200
2 days, 16 hrs
Minimum of 5 participants

WELDING BASICS

Classes will be available Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Texarkana College. Training can either be scheduled on an as needed basis by local employers or individual participants may attend regularly scheduled classes below. Employers/students may choose from a 32-hour (4-week) program or 64-hour (6-week) program based on their training needs. Students will receive a Texarkana College certificate of completion at the end of the course.
Course content for either program will include the following welding training:

  • Shield Metal Arc
  • Gas Metal Arc
  • Gas Tungsten Arc
  • Flux Core Arc

Professional Academies

EMT ACADEMY

This 12-week program is provided in a hybrid format which combines online interactive lectures, hands-on classroom sessions for skills and scenario practice.  It also includes clinical rotations in the hospital setting and on an ambulance.  When completed, candidates will be prepared to challenge the National Registry EMT exam and apply for state licensure.  Students will complete 48 hours of classroom learning, 48 hours of online learning, and 72 total hours of clinicals (36 hours in hospital and 36 hours with ALS EMS).

Upon successful completion, candidates will be eligible to apply for National Registry EMT examination and certification.  Out EMT courses are also approved by the Arkansas Department of Health, Section of EMS and the Texas Department of State Health Services.  There are several pre-course requirements: including physical exams and immunizations, urine drug screens and background checks that must be done before you are accepted.

Tuition: $1,500

Upcoming Start Dates

Aug 15

EMT Academy

August 15
Jan 09

EMT Academy

January 9, 2018
May 01

EMT Academy

May 1, 2018
Aug 14

EMT Academy

August 14, 2018

For more information, please contact Gini Schulle at 903-823-3393 or visit learn.texarkanacollege.edu/emt-academy.

FIRE ACADEMY

This program is a 14-week academy designed to prepare trainees for a career as a firefighter. The academy meets all requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). Trainees who successfully complete the academy will be eligible for the certification exam given by the TCFP. Upon completion of the academy, the successful passing of the state written exam, and completion of emergency medical training, trainees can certify as structure firefighters with the State of Texas.

Traditional Class (in-person)

  • August 28 – December 8

In-district tuition: $1,165
Out-of-district tuition: $2,165
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hybrid Class (web enhanced with in-person weekend training)

  • August 26-April 27

In-district tuition: $1,800
Out-of-district tuition: $2,000

For more information, please contact Gini Schulle at 903-823-3393 or visit learn.texarkanacollege.edu/fireacademy.

PROFESSIONAL DRIVING ACADEMY

Ready to get on the fast track to a high-demand career? This 5 week, 200-hour course is a full comprehensive training for a Class A CDL.
The program includes specific training for combination tractor-trailer operations and safety and includes training for Doubles, Triples, Tankers and Hazmat Endorsements.

Students receive 40-hours of classroom training to prepare for their CDL permit test and additional 160-hours of road training to prepare for the CDL Road Test. Tuition includes DOT physical and drug test prior to class start, CDL permit fees and CDL license.
$4,191

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Allied Health Professions

Payment Plans are also available for some courses. Registration fees include textbooks, supplies, study guides and practice exams for successful completion of certification exams for identified courses.

Certified Nurse Aide Course

The Certified Nurse Aide Course at Texarkana College is a course designed to prepare students to successfully complete the state certification test. This 100-hour course prepares entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to patients and/or residents of hospitals, assisted living and long-term care facilities. The course consists of 60 hours of classroom theory and lab instruction, and 40 hours of clinical experience.

Prior approval of individuals’ compliance with course prerequisites must be obtained for acceptance into the course. Online registration for this course is unavailable. More information available in the Course Information/Prerequisite Packet.

Dental Assisting Course

The Dental Assisting course prepares students for entry-level positions and covers the relevant material necessary to successfully complete the Texas State Board Dental Exam for Dental Assistants. The course includes a CPR certification. More information available in the Course Information Packet.

07/11/2017 – 10/26/2017
06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
$1800.00

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Medical Administrative Assistant

This course provides students with instruction on the medical administrative assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basic insurance billing & coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. Review the Course Information packet for more information.

06/20/2017 – 08/10/2017
06:00 PM – 09:30 PM
$1265.00

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Medication Aide Course

This 144-hour course is designed according to the specifications of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Certified Medication Aide Program. The course consists of 124 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours of clinical practice and 10 hours of skills check off by a supervising RN.

Registrants must be a Certified Nurse Aide in good standing in the State of Texas, and currently working in a Long Term Care facility at the time the course begins, or currently working as a Patient Care Assistant in a Long-Term Care Facility at least 90 days prior to the course start date and at the time the course begins. Registrants must receive prior approval from the Allied Health Coordinator in the Continuing Education Division, to be accepted into the course. Please review the Course Information/Pre-requisite packet for requirements and instructions.

06/05/2017 – 08/24/2017
05:00 PM – 09:00 PM
$650.00

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This course is approved by the Arkansas Workforce Commission for funding opportunities.

Pharmacy Tech Course

This comprehensive 80-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician certification exam. This course is approved by the Texas and Arkansas Workforce Commission for 100% funding if the applicant meets approval requirements. In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes an 80-hour clinical externship so participants can gain on-the-job training through a local pharmacy.

Participants must meet course pre-requisites to be eligible to participate in the externship that occurs after course completion.

More information available in the Course Information/Pre-Requisite Packet.

06/05/2017 – 09/18/2017
06:00 PM – 09:30 PM
$1650.00

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CPR / BLS / First Aid

First Aid, ACLS, BLS, and CPR classes are held year-round.

 

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Clinical Medical Assistant Course

This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle (EKG testing).

This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands-on lab experience, and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 140-hour coursework and meet course prerequisites. Please review the Course Information/Prerequisite packet for this information.

06/06/2017 – 09/12/2017
06:00 PM – 09:30 PM
$2465.00

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Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination. This course is approved by the Texas and Arkansas Workforce Commission for funding opportunities.

Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices. Download a course information packet.

06/19/2017 – 08/07/2017
06:00 PM – 09:30 PM
$1065.00

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Medical Billing and Coding

This combined 80-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD- 10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS). More information available in the Course Information/Pre-Requisite Packet.

06/12/2017 – 09/26/2017
06:00 PM – 09:30 PM
$2565.00

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NCLEX – RN REVIEW

Graduate nurses will have the opportunity to prepare for State Board exams by attending this course. Participants must register through Nursing Education Consultants instead of Texarkana College.

 

Call 800-933-7277 for information on the course fee.

NURSE REFRESHER (RN/LVN RE-ENTRY NURSING UPDATE)

This course will provide students who have completed the didactic portion of the nurse refresher course through Austin Community College website and need to complete 8 hours of skill demonstration and preceptorship of 80 hours at a local facility to re-enter nursing licensure.

There are prerequisites required for this portion of the course and may be obtained by contacting the Allied Health Coordinator at 903-823-3384.

Phlebotomy Technician Course

Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Emphasis on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.

Please review the Course Information/Pre-Requisite packet for more information.

06/05/2017 – 09/18/2017
06:00 PM – 09:30 PM
$1665.00

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