UA Cossatot adds programing and services for Fall 2018

Updated: August 10, 2018

By Emily Newlin

UA Cossatot Media Relations

The University of Arkansas Cossatot introduces new academic programs, student services, and sports programs for Fall 2018.

Online and in-class fall courses begin on August 13, 2018, and registration closes on August 14 at 4:00 pm; however, classes are filling quickly.

Persons interested in enrolling should see Student Services at any UA Cossatot campus or call 870-584-4471. A schedule of classes is available at

UA Cossatot programs and services updates include:

Textbook Rental/Open Educational Resource Program (OER):  Forty percent of classes at UA Cossatot do not require a textbook and instead use OER materials to supplement instruction. For the remaining sixty percent of courses, students pay a $30 rental fee per course to cover books required. The UA Cossatot Textbook Rental/Open Educational Resource (OER) Program has saved students $1,047,949.23 since 2015.

24/7 Online Tutoring:  Through in-person tutoring on campus and a new partnership with, the UA Cossatot Educational Resource Center is available to students for help with assignments. Online assistance in Mathematics (Algebra, Algebra II, Basic Math, Calculus, Geometry, Statistics, and Trigonometry), Science (Basic, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), Business (Accounting, Finance, and Economics), and English, Writing and History (including real-time writing help) is available. The online tutoring service is accessible from any internet-enabled PC or Mac, and even from smartphones and tablets.

Hispanic-Serving Institution:  The U.S. Department of Education has designates the University of Arkansas Cossatot a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) for 2018-19, meaning that over 25 percent of full-time students identify as Latino. UA Cossatot is the first and only Hispanic-Serving Institution in the state of Arkansas.

Basketball and Soccer:  UA Cossatot introduces Men’s Colt Club Basketball in Fall 2018 with the first game hosted at UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium in November. The Colts will compete against other two-year colleges in the region, culminating with the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association National Championships held in spring 2019.

Colts Club Soccer returns to UAC for the fourth season with two home games in September. Men and women’s teams compete in the Texas Collegiate Soccer League.

Diesel Technology:  UA Cossatot expands its automotive technology programs to include Diesel Technology, providing training in light and medium duty passenger vehicles, as well as larger trucks. This program is housed on the De Queen campus. For information about the Diesel Technology program, visit, or contact Steve McJunkins at 870-582-1836.

Physical Therapist Assistant:  Physical Therapy is a field dedicated to the improvement of function and is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States. The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, provides rehabilitative services to individuals with orthopedic, neurologic, medically complex, and developmental conditions.

The PTA Program at UA Cossatot combines classroom instruction and laboratory simulation with clinical experiences. The program consists of two portions of which include the general education core courses and the PTA technical program courses. This program is housed on the Ashdown campus. For more information, please visit

Communications:  Through collaborative efforts of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and UA Cossatot, any student who has earned the Associate of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences degree at UA Cossatot is admitted to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication at UALR with full junior classification. UALR’s Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications includes study options of media production, motion picture, strategic communication, journalism, or mass media.

Free College Prep Courses:  UA Cossatot offers free College Reading and College Math courses for students who desire to attend college, but do not feel confident and are fearful of the rigor of coursework. These classes are offered on each campus through the Adult Education department. Adult Ed also provides free GED reediness, English as a Second Language, and computer literacy services.

Center for Student Success:   Students needing help finding a job, food, or extra help balancing school and life can find assistance at the Center for Student Success located on each campus. More information can be found at

UA Cossatot Mobile App:  The free UA Cossatot app now enables community members to receive customized notifications from the college and message the college directly. Download the app at