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Phillips Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602, (800) 621-7440.  The Associate Degree Nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) formerly know as NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission: 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; (404) 975-5000; Fax (404) 975-5020.  The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL  60018, (773) 714-8880.  The Phlebotomy program is approved by NAACLS.  The business programs are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP); 7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420, Overland Park, KS  66211, (913) 339-9356.  PCCUA is also approved by the Arkansas State Approving Agency for Veterans Training.

Phillips Community College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Arkansas Community Colleges, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Mission Statement
PCCUA is a multi-campus, two year college serving the communities in Eastern Arkansas.  The College is committed to helping every student succeed.  We provide high-quality, accessible educational opportunities and skills development to promote life-ling learning, and we engage in the lives of our students and our communities.

© 2010, Board of Visitors of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.

Pccua Vision Statement

Imagine a college...

at which every student is intentionally connected to an individual person who feels responsible for that student’s success.

• at which every student is clear about the college’s high expectations for performance--and every student has high aspirations for his or her success.

• at which every student defines his or her educational goals and develops a plan for attaining them.  Imagine further that these plans are updated regularly, with guidance, as students progress.

• at which all academically underprepared students have an effective,  efficient path to completing developmental education and beginning college-level work.

• at which engaged learning is intentional, inescapable, and the norm for all students.

• at which every student is met with a personalized network of financial, academic, and social support.

• at which all students graduate with a certificate or degree that prepares them to succeed in the workplace or to transfer to a four-year college or university.

• fully engaged in the communities it serves, listening to their voices, responding to their needs.

 You have imagined the college we seek to be.

Role and Scope Statement

The College implements its mission, vision, and values through a clearly defined set of programs and services that include:

College-level Credit Programs 
The College offers credit courses leading to associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in technical, occupational fields and designed-to-transfer majors.

Continuing Education Programs
The College provides professional and occupational development for individuals, businesses, industries, and governmental and health agencies.  A variety of self-supporting non-credit activities for personal enhancement are also available.

Student Development Programs and Services
The College offers developmental programs and services to enrolled and prospective students to increase their chances for success and enhance their potential for personal, educational, and professional growth.

Economic Development Programs
The College promotes the economic development of the region by providing work force training for new and expanding businesses and industries. The College also supports economic development agencies by assisting in the recruitment of businesses and industry to the area.

Access Programs and Services
The College provides special recruitment, counseling and evaluation services that increase access for students not traditionally served by higher education.

Core Values

Phillips Community College respects the diversity of its student body and community. The College also recognizes the worth and potential of each student.  Therefore, the College affirms the following beliefs and values:

Student Success
We are committed to the success of every student. We believe all students, given the right conditions, can learn. We believe those conditions include high expectations reflected in a rigorous curriculum and personal engagement evidenced by a faculty and staff who invest themselves in the lives of our students and our communities.

The Power of Education
We believe learning begins at birth and should last a lifetime. We believe in the power of education to transform lives and build strong, productive communities.

We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

History of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

     Dr. Alan Sugg and Dr. Steven Murray (Chancellor PCCUA)
In 1964, leaders from all parts of Arkansas became enthusiastic about the public community college concept and undertook the difficult task of amending the state’s constitution to permit the development of system of community colleges in Arkansas.

The official history of Phillips County Community College dates from two events in 1965: (1) Act 560 of the Arkansas State Legislature, which paved the way for establishing community colleges; and (2) an affirmative vote by the people of Phillips County on October 23, 1965, which provided the local financial support forth college.

The Board of Trustees was appointed by the Governor of the State and met for the first time on November 1, 1965, officially creating Phillips County Community College. An early order of business for the Board was the election of Dr. John Easley as the first President of the College. The Board of Trustees decided that since construction of a new plant would take approximately two years, classes would begin in the Naval Reserve Building in Helena. The building served as home for Phillips County Community College for two years. In May, 1968, the first class was graduated. Construction of the permanent College facilities was also completed in 1968.

In 1972, the Fine Arts Center and Lily Peter Auditorium were completed with the help of generous support from the community. In 1976, the Nursing Education Complex was completed. In 1982, the Technical & Industrial Education Complex was opened. In 1986, the administration/data processing building was completed, and a year later, the college library was renovated and named the Lewis Library, thanks to the generosity of the A. B. Lewis family.

In 1988, Dr. Easley retired, and the administration building was renamed in his honor. Dr. Steven W. Jones was elected by the Board of Trustees to be the college’s second president on March 8, 1988.

Since that time, the College has experienced dramatic growth with an expansion of the curriculum and facilities. Enrollment increased steadily in the early 1990’s, and the Asa W. Bonner Student Center was dedicated in 1991. The Mitchell Science Annex was added to the Nursing Education Complex in 1992. In 1993, the College was given the historic Pillow-Thompson House in Helena by Josephine Thompson and her son, George de Man. The house was renovated with the generous support of community donations and historic preservation grants and reopened in May of 1997.

In March 1996, the people of Arkansas County passed a referendum to annex that county into the PCCC taxing district. The Board of Trustees changed the name of the college to Phillips Community College to reflect the multi-county support and began plans to expand the off-campus programs in Stuttgart. In June 1996, the State transferred the former Rice Belt Technical Institute in DeWitt to Phillips Community College and on July 1, 1996, Phillips became a member of the University of Arkansas System.

Facilities in Arkansas County have grown to include day and evening classes in Stuttgart and general education programs in DeWitt. The Stuttgart facility is equipped with nine traditional classrooms, two science labs, six computer labs, a large technical training lab, two compressed video labs for distance learning, a library, large lecture room, bookstore, and offices. The DeWitt facility expansion and reconstruction included an addition of 14,000 square feet AND renovations to 15,000 square feet. The addition includes five classrooms, two distance learning classrooms, library, and student center. In 2003, the Grand Prairie War Memorial Auditorium Board voted to offer a long-term lease of the auditorium to the college as a technology training center. In 2007, the National Guard Armory in DeWitt was leased to the College as a headquarters for the agriculture program.

Phillips Community College has always been a leader and innovator in higher education in Arkansas. The College has grown from an original enrollment of fewer than 250 students in 14 program areas to over 2,300 students in academic, occupational/technical, and continuing education programs. New programs are continually being researched and planned so that PCCUA will remain responsive to the needs and interests of the people of Eastern Arkansas and on the Grand Prairie. In the Fall of 2003, Dr. Steven Murray was named Chancellor of Phillips Community College. Dr. Murray is the college’s third Chancellor.

Privacy Policy

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Welcome to
http://www.pccua.edu/. This web site and the URL's associated with this web site are the property of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.  This Privacy Policy was created to inform you of our practices in collecting data and any use we may make of such data.  Please be sure to read this Privacy Policy before using, or submitting information, to this site. This site is governed solely by applicable Federal and State laws and governmental regulations in the United States. Use of this site constitutes your consent to application of such laws and regulations and to our Privacy Policy.

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by mail at the following address:

Phillips Community College of the U of A
P.O. Box 785
1000 Campus Drive	
Helena, AR 72342 
United States

You may contact us by e-mailing Jason Jaco, or you may call us at 870-338-6474, ext 1078.

Dispute Resolution and Privacy Seals

We have the following privacy seals and/or dispute resolution mechanisms. If you think we have not followed our privacy policy in some way, they can help you resolve your concern.

  • Dispute: If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us by email or call us at 870-338-6474.

Additional Information

This policy is valid for 1 day from the time that it is loaded by a client.

Your Consent
By using this site, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Active Information Collection
This web site collects information from its visitors only by asking you specific questions and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, or by feedback forms.  Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on).

Passive Information Collection
As you navigate through a Web site, no information is passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) at the present time.

If in the future any information is collected it will be done through log files and none of this information will be tied to any individual user.

Use and Disclosure of Information
We may use information provided by you as described above to improve the content of our site, to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. If you provide personally identifiable information to this site, we may combine such information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection.  An example of this may be to determine what ratio of course information requests have come from our web site versus "snail mail" or telephone.

Links to Other Web Sites
This site may contain links or references to other Web sites. Please be aware that we do not control other Web sites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those Web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every Web site you visit.

Data Collection

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as "statements"). This policy contains 1 data group.

Group "PCCUA"

We collect the following information:

  • Given Name (First Name)
  • Family Name (Last Name)
  • Birth year, month, and day
  • User's Gender
  • Name on mailing address
  • Home street address
  • City
  • State or Province
  • Postal Code
  • Home phone number

At the user's option, we may also collect the following data:

  • Middle Name
  • Name Suffix
  • Home e-mail address

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Web site and system administration.
  • Research and development.
  • One-time tailoring.

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

We may use the information provided by you to improve the content of our site, to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. If you provide personal, identifiable information to this site, we may combine such information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection. An example of this may be to determine what ratio of course information requests have come from our web site versus "snail mail" or telephone.


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We do not make use of HTTP cookies.

Compact Policy Summary

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A policy mentions use of cookies if the data element "HTTP Cookies" is in any group in the policy. This data element is found under "Dynamic data".

Changes to This Privacy Policy

If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site.  This Privacy Policy was last updated on 01 July 2004.

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Street Address:
PCCUA Helena, Campus Drive, Helena-West Helena AR 72342| PCCUA DeWitt, 1210 Rice Belt Ave, DeWitt AR 72042| PCCUA Stuttgart, 2807 Hwy 165 South, Stuttgart, AR  72160-2408