The mission of the Business and Community Outreach department at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is to provide relevant customized and open enrollment industry training as well as community based educational and leadership initiatives. We seek to help Arkansas Tech University meet its mission to empower members of the community to achieve their goals and strive to better Arkansas, the region, and beyond through staying responsive to current needs.

                Business and Industry Training

                            Customized Courses:


ATU-Ozark specializes in providing customized industry training for your employees. We can utilize the expertise of our faculty or by sourcing third party training providers to meet your needs. Below are some of the customized trainings we have set up for employers in the past:


  • Organizational Leadership
  • Leadership for Supervisors
  • Welding certification
  • Business communication skills
  • HVAC
  • Precision Maintenance
  • ISO
  • ACLS, PALS, BLS Instructor
  • Crane & Mobile Crane Training
  • Train the Trainer
  • AC-DC Motor Workshop


  • Painting for Industrial Applications
  • Hydraulics
  • Procurement
  • Rigging
  • Pump and Seal
  • Efficiency Principles in Manufacturing
  • Lean
  • HVAC and Refrigeration
  • Gauge Calibration
  • Computer Applications
  • Cybersecurity


  •  NFPA 70E Electrical Safety
  • Steam Systems
  • Technical Math
  • Onsite Sootblower
  • Safety Interjection
  • Cause Mapping
  • Pipe Welding
  • Aluminum Welding
  • ICD-10
  • JLG and Scissor Lift 


GBP Facility

Open Enrollment Courses:


     Green Bay Packaging Morrilton Training Site 

ATU-Ozark has a one of a kind partnership with Green Bay Packaging in Morrilton, AR to offer a full line of non-credit electrical and mechanical courses to your employees. Over 60 companies send their workforce to be trained at the Morrilton Training Site and registration is low cost and convenient.                               

                                                   **Courses meet one day a week for 5 weeks. Currently, registration is only open to employers**

Please click on the links below for the 2022 & 2023 schedule of courses:

ELECTRICAL & INSTRUMENTATION COURSE SCHEDULE 2022                                     MECHANICAL COURSE SCHEDULE 2022                                                                    

      ELECTRICAL & INSTRUMENTATION COURSE SCHEDULE 2023              MECHANICAL COURSE SCHEDULE 2023                                                      


        Electrical course offerings in Morrilton include:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) – Level 1 and 2
  • Basic Electricity and Electronics for Industrial Applications
  • Intermediate Electrical/AC Control Equipment
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Batteries and DC Circuits for Industrial Applications
  • Transformers and AC Circuits for Industrial Applications
  • Three Phase Systems
  • Reading Technical Diagrams
  • Electrical Measuring Instruments

       Mechanical course offerings in Morrilton include:

  • Precision /Laser Alignment
  • Introduction to Hydraulics and Hydraulic Equipment
  • Hydraulic Systems Maintenance
  • Pneumatic Systems Maintenance
  • Pump Systems for Industrial Applications
  • Introduction to Blueprint Reading
  • Basic Welding: Welding Fundamentals and Mechanical Layout
  • Intermediate Welding
  • Millwright Practices
  • Machine Shop Practices

To register your workers or for a tour of the facility please call or email:

Justin Smith at, (479)508-3348                                  Alina House at, (479)508-3365

Certified Nursing Assistant Program (cna) 

ATU-Ozark offers non-credit CNA courses through Adult Education at two locations.

*Scholarships can be available to cover the course fee but certain provisions may apply.*

Please contact the following location if interested in enrolling to become a CNA. 

Ozark Adult Education: (479) 667-3520

Medication Assistant Certified (MA-C) Program

Regional Long-Term Care facilities are eligible to register their existing CNA's if they meet the criteria as set by the ASBN. Employers should register their employees instead of employees self registering.

- Please contact Justin Smith at 479.508.3348 or Alina House at 479.508.3365

More information -click here

*Current classes are full but we can add your employees to the wait list*

We will be adding capacity/classes in the future


Machining/CNC Boot Camp

Each Summer, ATU-Ozark offers a machining/cnc boot camp to local employers needing to upskill their employees with basic CNC skills. .

Costs are normally covered by the Gene Haas Scholarship when available. 

- Please contact Justin Smith at 479.508.3348 or Alina House at 479.508.3365

More information -click here  


Electrical Apprenticeship Program

( with a focus on industrial applications) 

          •  4 - year electrical apprenticeship program |576 hrs. classroom | 8,000 hrs. work experience.

*Classes meet August - May, one night a week for 4 hours.*

        • Upon successful completion, participants are eligible to sit for the State Journeyperson's Electrical Exam
    • Ideal for those already working in maintenance with some electrical knowledge and want to advance their career or gain their Journeyperson’s Electrical License.
Location:  Arkansas Tech Career Center in Russellville, AR
For more information contact ACEF at (501) 372-1590 or

click here for additional information       


Community Outreach

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark is proud to be a partner in several Arkansas communities through outreach and support. We strive to advance the mission of the institution in the communities we serve by working to identify potential community and educational partners, by attending community meetings, and events. We build lasting and reciprocal relationships at groups which include chamber of commerce, government agencies, educational entities, professional groups and associations. Our presence is noted through membership in the following communities.

Alma, Altus, Booneville, Charleston, Clarksville, Fort Smith, Ozark, Paris, Russellville, and Van Buren

Leadership Franklin County

Leadership Franklin County is an organization housed at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus that develops current and emerging leaders to work together to serve the good of Franklin County and the surrounding area. To learn more or to apply for the next class, please click on the link above or contact Laura Rudolph at (479)508-3315 or

The ten-month leadership development program is an experiential curriculum, during which class participants:

Pre-College Programs

Arkansas Tech-Ozark's Pre-College program offers exciting course and campus activities to students Pre-K through high school in an effort to promote the arts, technical learning and higher education.

  • ACT Test Prep with Chad Cargill 
  • Baby Steps to the Ozark Campus
  • Manufacturing Day
  • FFA Day/Prep Contest
  • Ready for Life 





Contact Us 



Justin Smith

Chief Business and Community Outreach Officer
Technology and Academic Support
1700 Helberg Lane, Room 121
Ozark, AR 72949
(479) 508-3348 





Laura Rudolph

Director of Community Outreach 
Public Relations & Leadership Frankin County
1700 Helberg Lane, Room 114
Ozark, AR 72949
(479) 508-3315