Community Education

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    Community Education

    Northark's Community Education program features fall, spring and summer classes in a variety of subjects ranging from art to finances to computers. The Community Education Department also hosts workshops throughout the year as well as camps for middle school and high school students.

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    Community Education

    Northark's Community Education program features fall, spring and summer classes in a variety of subjects ranging from art to finances to computers. The Community Education Department also hosts workshops throughout the year as well as camps for middle school and high school students.

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Buffalo River

Buffalo River Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR/AED     

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

The BLS course provides a professional level CPR/AED certification for those who work in the healthcare field or for those who otherwise require it for their jobs. This level of certification is required for the WFR and EMT-W upgrade certifications. This specific program provides the standard BLS training and provides additional in-depth training concerning outdoor specific emergencies and wilderness protocols.

Successful completion results in a two year BLS certification from ASHI.

The minimum age requirement for this course is 16 (or special permission).

3 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Dec. 14, $50; REGISTER

 

Buffalo River Re-Certification Current WFR & EMT-W's    

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

This course allows participants who hold a WFR certification no more than 3 years old (original certifying course has to have been a Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) minimum standard 72+hr course) to update their skills and knowledge to current standards and participate in numerous scenarios that will reinforce their original training. Buffalo River Steel Creek Facility       

2 students needed for the course to make.

Fri-Sun, Dec. 15-17, $275; REGISTER

 

Buffalo River Wilderness EMT Upgrade   

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

The WFR course can be taken by currently certified (state or National Registry) EMTs to upgrade their certification to EMT-W (Wilderness). They will go through the standard WFR course and will receive additional training as well. Successful completion will result in the Wilderness EMT certification.

6 students needed for the course to make.

Sat-Sun, Dec. 9-17, $495; REGISTER

 

Buffalo River Wilderness First Responder (WFR)       

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

This course is designed to provide outdoor professionals such as rangers, guides, outdoor educators and search and rescue personnel with the skills to manage complex medical challenges in the backcountry. While this certification is required for many outdoor professions, it is also sought out by backpackers, cavers, paddlers and wilderness expedition members as well as anyone who spends time working/living in remote areas. Taught by medical professionals who possess decades of actual hands-on professional back country medical and rescue experience, the WFR course is an intensive 80 hour program that will challenge you both physically and mentally. The focus is on more than just trauma; it covers long-term management of sickness and serious health problems when quick evacuation and outside help is not an option. Time is split between hands-on medical training, lecture, discussion and both day and night field scenarios, which all blend together into a learning experience that has no equal. Intensive hands on training and the development of solid ""critical judgment"" is the foundation for the program. The WFR certification is recognized nationwide and will give you skills for life. Successful completion results in the nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder certification from OSRE/ASHI. Certification period is for two years, with recertification required before the end of the third year.

A healthcare provider level BLS CPR/AED certification is required prior to final certification. If needed, this certification is available on day six of the WFR course for a small additional fee.

6 students needed for the course to make.

Sat-Sun, Dec 9-17, $495; REGISTER

 

Computers, Technology, and Professional Development

Excel Formulas  

Instructor:  Rhonda Williams Byrd   

How do I put strings of text together or take strings of text apart? How do I change the case of text? How do I round numbers? How do I show formulas in cells? How do I tell how many cells in a range contain numbers, text, or are blank? How can I begin a number with a zero? If you have ever wondered these things, or have wanted to learn more about Excel formulas, this is the class for you! This half-day class is devoted to learning more about the formulas that are built-in to Excel, and how to use them to make your date more efficient. For Moderate to Proficient Excel users.    

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8:30AM-12:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Word

Instructor: Rhonda Williams Byrd    

Microsoft Word is not just for typing letters anymore! You can publish newsletters, greeting cards, business logos, and many other things from your desktop using Word. Learn formatting shortcuts, layout designs, customizing images, and much more. You need only be comfortable with a computer and mouse. 

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8:30AM-3:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Contact UsCommunity Education Office, Director Sarah Bing
1st Floor of Durand Center
303 N. Main
Harrison, AR 72601
(870) 391-3100
sbing@northark.edu