SouthArk Works


internships-w200SouthArk's Internship Program is experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with the practical application and skills developed in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and make connections with those in the professional field. The Program also allows employers the opportunity to evaluate skills.  Internships can be paid or unpaid, for credit and/or no credit.

Complete an application on our website by one of the following dates:

  • July 15th for the Fall semseter
  • November 15th for the Spring semester
  • April 1st for the Summer semester.


Internships in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Computers
  • Automotive
  • Welding
  • Criminal Justice
  • Media Arts
  • More...


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have by the end of each semester at least 12 credits in program area.
  • You must have at least a 2.5 or higher in program courses.
  • You MUST complete the Internship Orientation before entering the internship location.
  • Faculty will have final word on student readiness for the internship opportunity.
  • Student must have completed all Basic Studies courses.
  • If you get an internship you will work at least 45 hours within the semester.


Eligibility Requirements

Although internship requirement vary across majors, general requirement for all students include:

  • Completion of 12 hours in the field of study which the internship is being sought.
  • All internships must be approved by faculty member in that field of study (Approved by faculty member in the field of study).

  • Students must have completed all Basic Studies and Pre-requisites.
  • Students must have a "cumulative GPA" (Grade Point Average) of 2.50 (Completion of all Basic Studies and Pre-requisites).
  • Payment of the appropriate fees as required by college if the internship is for credit.


Program Timeline

Internships are a one semester commitment with opportunities in all semesters.

Applications must be completed by deadline (Oct. 15, March 15, July 30).  Each student will interview with their prospective internship site manager before the semester begins.

Every student accepted into the internship program must complete a 3 hour orientation prior to first day at internship site (includes a soft skills assessment).  Complete all assignments during the semester regarding their internship.


Grading will be assessed according to full completion of all assignments within time guidelines, and evaluations.  At successful completion of the Internship the student will have earned 3 credit hours toward his degree.


Internship opportunities maybe paid or unpaid and will be set by the internship site.
Interns are not generally eligible for unemployment benefits resulting from internship experience.
Interns are not promised a full time position at the end of the Internship semester.

Faculty and Staff

  • Sue Bowman, MA
    El Dorado Conference and Student Center, #242




Annual Donor and Scholar Reception, 2014

The South Arkansas Community College hosted their annual luncheon reception to honor SouthArk Foundation donors and scholarship recipients on Friday, May 2nd. For further details, please contact the Foundation office at foundation@southark.edu.

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Note:Users printing the schedule in the Firefox browser must print less than 7 pages at a time.

How to Read the Schedule

  • Abbreviations
    • TBA = To Be Announced
    • M = Monday
    • T = Tuesday
    • W = Wednesday
    • R = Thursday
    • F = Friday

  • Meaning of Course - Section Column
    • First 3 or 4 letters indicate the subject.
    • The first 2 digits indicate the level:   1=Freshman, 2= Sophomore
    • The last digit (before the period) indicates the credits. eg.1013=3 credits

  • After the period (section number):
    • 01-15 = West Campus courses offered 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    • 17 or 80s = short term or workshop courses
    • 20s = West Campus evening courses
    • 30s = Blackboard assisted courses
    • 40-44 = courses offered in Warren
    • 50-69 = East Campus courses offered 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    • 60, 61, 67 = Special cohort courses
    • 70s = East Campus evening courses
    • 90s = off campus or Internet courses

Building Designations

  • East Campus, 3696 East Main Road
    • Center for Workforce Development: WFD
    • Industrial-Technical Building: IND
    • McGehee Classroom Building: MCG
    • Welding Building: WEL
  • West Campus, 300 South West Avenue
    • Administration Building: ADM
    • Computer Technology Building: TEC
    • Gymnasium: GYM
    • Health Science Center: HSC
    • Whitfield Classroom Building: WHT
  • Off Campus
    • Various Clinical Sites: HOSP
    • Warren Campus: WARREN
    • Online Courses: ONLINE (See online section for more information)


Final exam dates for Fall 2014

MW 8:10 MON DEC 8 8:00 – 10:00
TR 8:10 TUE DEC 9 8:00 – 10:00
MW 9:35 WED DEC 10 8:00 – 10:00
TR 9:35 THUR DEC 11 8:00 – 10:00
MW 11:00 MON DEC 8 10:00 – 12:00
TR 11:00 TUE DEC 9 10:00 – 12:00
MW 1:00 WED DEC 10 10:00 – 12:00
TR 1:00 THUR DEC 11 10:00 – 12:00
MW 2:35 MON DEC 8 1:00 - 3:00
TR 2:35 TUE DEC 9 1:00 - 3:00
MW 4:00 WED DEC 10 3:00 - 5:00
TR 4:00 THUR DEC 11 3:00 - 5:00
MW 5:30 MON DEC 8 5:00 - 7:00
TR 5:30 TUE DEC 9 5:00 - 7:00
MW 7:00 WED DEC 10 5:00 - 7:00
TR 7:00 THUR DEC 11 5:00 - 7:00


Payment of Tuition

This represents Tuition costs as of April 19, 2013 - there will be modest increases in tution for the fall term
SouthArk offers a variety of Financial Aid programs, including scholarships, Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, Arkansas Student Assistance Grants, Work Study programs, and Federal Family Educational Loan programs. Priority deadline to apply for financial aid is April 1, 2012. Students may still apply after the priority deadline but cannot be guaranteed the results of their aid by the first day of the summer term.

In-District Tuition..........................$81 per credit hour
Out-of-District Tuition..................$94 per credit hour
Out-of-State Tuition....................$169 per credit hour

FACTS Tuition Payment Plan

To help you meet your educational expenses, South Arkansas Community College is pleased to offer FACTS as a convenient budget plan.  FACTS is a tuition management plan that provides you with a low cost option of budgeting tuition expenses.  The only cost to budget monthly payments through FACTS is a $25.00 per semester nonrefundable fee.  Enrolling online is simple and secure.  To sign up for FACTS log on to www.southark.edu.

  1. Select Campus Connect
  2. Select student access
  3. Enter student ID and Pin # (birth date and upper case initials – 01011985XX)
  4. Change demographic data if needed; if correct select no changes
  5. Select Student Information.  Scroll down to review/pay account
  6. Select term that you are registered and submit
  7. Your statement of account will be displayed at bottom select Pay by FACTS button
  8. This takes you to the FACTS Tuition Management website.  It should display amount to be paid. Click on arrange payments for current balance and follow the simple steps outlined by FACTS.

Full payments can also be made to students' accounts at no additional cost by using FACTS.  All payments through FACTS are processed electronically by using a checking account, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.

Table of Tuition for 1-18 Credits

Hours In-District Out-of-District Out-of-State Waiver Amount
1 81 94 169 75
2 162 188 338 150
3 243 282 507 225
4 324 376 675 300
5 405 470 845 375
6 486 564 1014 450
7 567 658 1183 525
8 648 752 1352 600
9 729 846 1521 675
10 810 940 1690 750
11 891 1034 1859 825
12 972 1128 2028 900
13 1053 1222 2197 975
14 1134 1316 2366 1050
15 1215 1410 2535 1125
16 1296 1504 2704 1200
17 1377 1598 2873 1275
18 plus 1458 1692 3042 1350


Fall 2014
Before August 25th
Classes in session August 25th through August 26th
Classes in session August 27th through September 11th
Classes in session September 15th through September 29th
After September 29th
Before August 25th
August 25th and After


Pass-Through Fees

Pass-Through fees may be increased or changed at any time. Pass-Through fees are defined as fees collected by the College from the student to pay for specific expenditures associated with program testing and background checks required by external third-party entities such as accrediting agencies or clinical/practicum sites.  Vendors periodically increase their costs and this cost is passed on to the student.

Tuition, fees and other charges are under review and remain subject to change at any time.

Mandatory Fees


$25 per semester                       


$8 per credit hour   


$1 per credit hour


$1 per credit hour          


$4 per credit hour

Non-Mandatory Fees
Online Fee $28 per credit hour

Course-Related Fees and Other Charges

CDA Assessment        


Challenge Test (per test)          

$7 plus 12 per credit hour

COMPASS Test           


Developmental Math Course Fee     

$25 per semester

Drop/Add (per form)     


Drug Screen Test         


Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic

     AR Practical Exam


     NREMT Practical Exam



Health Science Background Check 


Health Science CPR    


Health Science Insurance (Accident)        

$6 per semester

Health Science Insurance (Liability)         

$18 per semester

Health Science Program Fee

$75 per semester
Health Science Travel and Professional Development

    Medical Lab 

$50 Fall/Spring semester

    Occupational Therapy Assistant         

$50 semester

    Physical Therapist Assistant         

$75 Fall/Spring semester

    Practical Nursing (Days/Warren) 

$20 per semester

    Practical Nursing (Evenings)       

$15 per semester

    Radiologic Technology           

$50 Fall/Spring semester

    Registered Nursing  

$60 per semester

    Respiratory Therapy

$50 per semester

    Surgical Technology

$50/$100 Fall/Spring semester

HOBET V Test (Health Admission Test)

ID Card Replacement   


Laboratory Fees          

Check “Fee” column in course listing
Medical Laboratory Science Certification Exam

Music (private lessons)     

$100 per credit hour

Network Security Background Check 


Online Courses

$28 per credit hour

Occupational Therapy Assistant Testing





    Licensing Prep Exam

PEARSON Exit Exam-Intermediate Algebra    


PEARSON Exit Exam-Writing II         


Physical Therapist Assistant Testing


Practical Nursing

     ATI Exam (Days/Warren)

$145 per semester
     ATI Exam (Evenings)

$109 per semester
     ATI Retake Exam

     Drug Screen (Days/Warren/Evening)

Radiologic Technology Testing           


Registered Nursing

    ATI Exam

$175 per semester
    Drug Screen Testing

   Supply (per course)  

$60 per semester

Respiratory Therapy Assessment Test

Respiratory Therapy Data ARC           


SAS Critical Thinking Test

STEP Assessment       


Surgical Technology

     CST Practice Exam

     Drug Screen

     Gold Bundle Package

     Insolex Clinical Externship

     Northstar Learning          


Test Proctoring Fee          

$15 per test



Tuition, fees and other charges are under review and remain subject to change at any time. 


How to access SouthArk's Blackboard system

Blackboard accounts will be accessible by the first day of classes

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to www.southark.edu and click on the Blackboard link, or just go to blackboard.southark.edu.
  3. Click on Login.
  4. Type in your username and password:
  5. UserName: (not case-sensitive) First three letters of first name, first three letters of last name, last four numbers of student ID-- Example for John Smith: johsmi6789
    Password: (use upper case) birth-date in numerical form, FIRST INITIAL, LAST INITIAL

If you have any additional questions, please contact your instructor or call 870/864.7120.


How to access your SouthArk  email account

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Go to webmail.southark.edu OR go to www.southark.edu and click on the Campus Email link.
  3. Type in your email address and password:
  4. Your email address will be your
  5. UserName: (not case-sensitive ) First three letters of first name, first three letters of last name, last four numbers of student ID-- Example for John Smith: johsmi6789
  6. Password: (use upper case) birth-date in numerical form, FIRST INITIAL, LAST INITIAL
  7. Example of password for John Smith: 01011993JS



Online or Distance-Learning Courses

Many of our courses are now taught online via the Internet. This means that you do not need to come to campus. Take a look at this list of what you'll need in order to be successful in an online course.

To take an online course, you should:

Be comfortable using a computer

  • Have regular/daily access to the internet on a computer in your home
  • Know how to use an internet browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox
  • Create, save, print, and manage computer files
  • Copy and paste information using the clipboard between applications
  • Send and receive email messages and attachments
  • Use word processing software, like Microsoft Word


  • Set aside enough time for your work each week
  • Be a self-starter
  • Communicate adequately in writing
  • Have good reading skills
  • Follow written instructions and be able to work on your own
  • Have a quiet place to study and login to your online courses
  • Contact your instructor when you don't understand something
For more information about Online Learning at SouthArk, contact an advisor.


Records Policy

The information contained in STUDENT RECORDS is generally regarded as private and confidential. PUBLIC INFORMATION given to any inquirer is an exception. Public Information includes the following: Name, address, phone number, place of birth, academic major, high school attended, non-academic honors, dates of attendance, class schedule and classification. If students desire that public information relating to them not be released, they should notify the REGISTRAR in writing before the close of registration.




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