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


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:

  • Leadership for Supervisors
  • Welding certification
  • Business communication skills
  • HVAC
  • Precision Maintenance
  • ISO
  • ACLS, PALS, BLS Instructor
  • Crane and Mobile Crane Training
  • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety
  • Steam Systems
  • Technical Math
  • ICD-10
  • Painting for Industrial Applications
  • Hydraulics
  • Procurement
  • Rigging
  • Efficiency Principles in Manufacturing
  • Lean
  • HVAC and Refrigeration
  • Gauge Calibration
  • Computer Applications
  • Certified Nursing Assistant


Open Enrollment - 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 40 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 2017 schedule of courses:


Mechanical Course Schedule 2021

Electrical course offerings in Morrilton include:

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


Mechanical course offerings in Morrilton include:

  • Bearings and Lubrication for Industrial Applications
  • Maintenance of Mechanical Drives
  • Precision and Laser Alignment
  • Introduction to Hydraulics and Hydraulic Equipment
  • Hydraulic Systems Maintenance
  • Pneumatic Systems Maintenance
  • Pump Systems for Industrial Applications
  • Introduction to Blueprint Reading

To register your workers or for a tour of the facility please call or email Justin Smith at, (479)508-3348, or Alina House at, (479)508.6504.

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 entites, professional groups and associations. Our presence is noted through membership in the following communities:

Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

Altus Area Chamber of Commerce

Booneville Development Corporation

Charleston Chamber of Commerce

Clarksville Chamber of Commerce

Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce

Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce

Russellville Chamber of Commerce

Van Buren Chamber of Commerce

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.

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

Laura Rudolph

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