All ASU-Newport day and evening classes have been moved to remote learning for 2/1/2023.
All ASU-Newport day and evening classes have been moved to remote learning for 2/1/2023.

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Economic and Workforce Development

Overview

ASU-Newport is a key partner in regional economic and workforce development, and works closely with various economic development agencies and institutions at the local, state and regional levels to foster positive economic growth in the communities we serve. An integral component of this strategy is business and industry outreach and services in the area of workforce development.

The goal of the Economic and Workforce Development group is to create alignment between ASU-Newport programs and the workforce needs of our regional business and industry partners. We review needs, both current and anticipated, to ensure that ASU-Newport provides relevant programs, both credit as well as non-credit customized training for individuals or entire organizations. 

In partnership with the Workforce Training Consortium, ASU-Newport is able to offer cutting-edge training that delivers immediate and sustained return on investment for existing and future employees in Northeast Arkansas.  The WTC training center is located by our Jonesboro Campus at 5501 Krueger Drive in the heart of Jonesboro's Industrial Park.

Our programs are flexible, relevant and value-based to help our business and industry partners improve their competitive advantage by providing employees with enhanced skills to meet the needs of the future. Additional services include training rooms, assistance in workforce grant application and administration and group facilitation. Our staff is ready to help you achieve your objectives.

The schedule of upcoming classes is listed below. If you would like to register, call (870) 680-8743, email or use our online registration form.

Computer Applications

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

MS Excel - Level 1 8 $175 Jan 26 & Feb 2 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Th
MS Excel - Level 2 8 $175 Feb 9 & 16 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Th
MS Excel - Level 3 8 $175 Mar 3, 10, 17 9:30 am - 12:30 pm F
MS Access 8 $175 Feb 7, 14, 21,& 28 10:00 am - Noon T
MS Excel - Level 1 8 $175 Apr 4, 11, 18, & 25 10:00 am - Noon T
MS Excel - Level 2 8 $175 May 2, 9, 16, & 23 10:00 am - Noon T
MS Excel - Level 3 8 $175 Jun 6, 13, 20, & 27 9:30 am - 11:30 am T
Microsoft Power BI 16 $350 May 5, 12, 19, & 26 8:30 am - 12:30 pm F
MS Word Overview 8 $175 Mar 7, 14, 21, & 28 10:00 am - Noon T
Intro to CAD/CAM 25 $275 Jun 19 - Jul 21  10:00 am - Noon TTh
Autodesk Inventor 25 $275 Jun 19 - Jul 21 8:00 - 10:00 am TTh
Computer Technology / IT

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

Computer & Internet Basics 45 $450 Mar 6 - Apr 27 5:00 - 8:00 pm TTh
IT Fundamentals 45 $450 Call to schedule  
A+ Hardware 36 $750      
A+ Software 36 $750
Certified Fiber Optics Technician 16 $1,000 Apr 24 - 26 8:00am - 5:00 pm MTW
Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing 16 $1,000 Apr 26 - 27 8:00 am - 5:00 pm WTh
Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing 8 $1,000 Apr 28 8:00 am - 5:00 pm F
Leadership

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

Transitioning into a Leadership Role  4 $175 Feb 16 8:00 am - Noon Th
Organizing Your Time for Maximum Productivity 4 $175 Call to Schedule  
Overcoming Leadership Challenges 4 $175 Feb 16 1:00 - 5:00 pm Th
Managing Conflict 4 $175 Mar 23 1:00 - 5:00 pm Th
Developing Effective Teams 4 $175 Mar 23 8:00 am-12:00 pm Th
Feedback and Coaching 4 $175 Apr 20 1:00 - 5:00 pm Th
Building Trust (Ken Blanchard) 4 $175 Call to Schedule  
Conversation Capacity (Ken Blanchard) 6 $275 Call to Schedule  
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Edition 4.0 (Covey) 14  $350 Call to Schedule  
The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team  11 $300 Call to Schedule  
Health & Safety

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course - General Industry 10 $225 Jan 31 & Feb 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TW
OSHA 10-Hour for Construction 10 $225 Feb 21 & 22 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TW
Forklift Operator Training 4 $200 Apr 11 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Th
Root Cause Analysis 4 $175 Mar 9 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Th
ServSafe Manager Training (includes certification exam) 10 $200 Mar 14-16 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Th
Hand Tool Safety 3 $250 Feb 2 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Th
ARC Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E 4 $200 Jan 24 or Apr 20 8:00 am - Noon T or Th
Mental Health First Aid 8 $0 Feb 22 or 23, or Mar 1 or 2, or Apr 19 or 20 8:30 am - 4:30 pm W or Th
Manufacturing

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

Programmable Logic Controls 1 35 $1,400 Mar 6-11 8 am-4:30 pm M-F
Advanced Programmable Logic Controls 2 35 $1,400 May 8-12 8 am-4:30 pm M-F
Programmable Logic Controls HMI 3 Call to Schedule
Variable Frequency Drives 30 $1400 Apr 4-7 8:00 am-4:30 pm T-F
Variable Frequency Drives 30 $1,400 Aug 8-11 8:00 am - 4:30 pm T-F
Intro to CNC Programming - Mill 30 $325 Jun 19 - Jul 21 8:00 - 10:00 am MWF
Intro to CNC Programming - Turning 30 $325 Jun 19 - Jul 21 8:00 - 10:00 am MWF
Manufacturing Welding 180 $900 Jan 17 - Mar 10 Times scheduled with instructor.  
AWS Certification Test Prep 4 $250 Call to Schedule  
AWS Certification Exam   $100 Call to Schedule  
Newport Course Offerings

Computer Applications

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Time

Days

MS Excel - Level I 8 $175 Feb 7 & 8 3:00 - 7:00 pm TW
MS Excel - Level II 8 $175 Feb 21 & 22 3:00 - 7:00 pm TW
MS Excel Pivots and Charts 6 $175 Feb 27 & 28 3:00 - 7:00 pm TW

Computer Technology

Hrs. Cost Dates Time Days
A+ Core Series for IT & Computer support  40 $3,000 Call for Info 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm MW
AutoCAD Level 1 15 $300 Call for Info 5:30 - 8:30 pm M

Leadership

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Time

Days

Transitioning into a Leadership Role  4 $175 Nov 30 2:00 - 6:00 pm W
Developing Effective Teams 4 $175 Dec 6 8:00 am - 12:00 pm W
Overcoming Leadership Challenges 4 $175 Nov 30 2:00 - 6:00 pm Th
Managing Conflict 4 $175 Dec 6 1:00 - 5:00 pm W

Safety

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Time

Days

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course - General Industry 10 $225   9:00 am - 4:00 pm TW
OSHA 10-Hour Training for Construction 10 $225 Call to Schedule 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 2 days
Now Available! - Online Non-Credit Courses

Learn new personal and professional skills online through Arkansas State University Newport!

Online Fundamentals Courses

We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Online Career Training

We offer online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Employers contact to enroll your employees in online training.