College expands Berryville location

Wed Jun 20, 2018 at 09:26 AM

group ribbon cutting

Cutline for photo:  Community members helped celebrate the new facilities at the Northark Carroll County Center. Shown at the ribbon from L to R are:  Mindy Hicks, Berryville School District and Berryville Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Donna Wood, Northark vice president of academics and student affairs, Linda Tamayo, Carroll County Center Operations Coordinator, Dr. Randy Esters, Northark president and David Evans, Northark board of trustees chair.

North Arkansas College is expanding the footprint of its Carroll County Center, currently located in Berryville’s Bobcat Plaza. The college says the expansion provides another 2,000 square feet of space that will house two new classrooms.

Northark and the Berryville Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the expansion. Second only to Boone County, Carroll County students occupy the largest population at Northark. 

The investment in Carroll County is part of an expanded vision to serve more students.

Northark President Randy Esters said Carroll County residents are part of Northark’s community. 

“Northark is the community’s college. That community includes Eureka Springs and the surrounding area. Our strategic plan includes a targeted focus on Carroll County.  We plan to work with the local school districts and deliver a high-quality, convenient education closer to student’s homes.”

Once renovations to the facilities are completed later this year, residents will see new offerings in academic programs. Network Fundamentals, PC Repair A+ and Certified Nursing Assistant courses are among the new offerings.  A list of currently offered classes can be found under Search Classes at Northark's website homepage.

Students can combine courses taught in Berryville with online courses offered at Northark to complete full degrees without coming to Harrison. 

The Carroll County Center provides adult education classes, college level courses, Educational Opportunity Center services, Accuplacer testing, bilingual staff and access to computers for students.

North Arkansas College is committed to providing an educational and work environment for its students, faculty, and staff that is free from sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence. No form of sexual discrimination will be tolerated. See the full North Arkansas College Title IX Policy and Procedures for the specific definitions of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including examples of such conduct.