Ready for Life Training center

Get READY FOR LIFE, at PCCUA with a new workforce program designed to help you get a high-wage job with short-term training. In a short time, learn to develop, practice, and apply specialized work skills that will get you a high-wage job. Enroll now in one of PCCUA's short training programs like, CDL/Truck Driving, welding, construction, phlebotomy, cyber security, manufacturing, computer repair and software licensing, and HVAC. Earn specialized skills and also receive work readiness and entrepreneurship training. Get in and get that dream job with the high-pay rate you want!

Job placement available upon completion of the program of your choice!*

CDL/Truck Driving licensure & Certification:

Earn your CDL in 16 weeks along with endorsements in hazmat, doubles & triples and tankards. Also, receive an industry credential in the prevention and detection of human trafficking. We also encourage our students to receive their OSHA Certified Forklift driving license.


Students will receive training in areas including Arc Welding, Inert Gas Welding, and Blueprint Reading.

The following levels are available in welding:

  •      Certificates of Proficiency
  •      Technical Certificate




Students pursuing degree work in Construction will receive training in Safety, Industrial Electricity, Blueprint reading, HVAC and Introduction to Welding. We also encourage our students to receive their OSHA Certified Forklift driving license.

The following levels are available in Construction:

  •      Certificate of Proficiency
  •      Technical Certificate
  •      Associate of Applied Science


Students pursuing degree work in Manufacturing will receive training in Industrial Safety, Industrial Electricity, Blueprint reading, PLC, HVAC, Hydraulics and Introduction to Welding. They will also receive training in manufacturing machines, design processes, equipment, and problem solving.

The following levels are available in General Technology Manufacturing:

  •      Certificate of Proficiency
  •      Technical Certificate
  •      Associate of Applied Science


Course work includes, Industrial Safety and Sanitation, Industrial Electricity, Basics of Blueprint reading and Principles of HVAC.

Earn your Certificate of Proficiency in this 16-week course.


The Phlebotomy program is a two-semester Technical Certificate program. It is approved by the NAACLS (National accrediting agency for clinical laboratory sciences). Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Phlebotomy certification examination.

Cyber Security:

Upon completion the student will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Cyber Security.

Class work: Scripting, Linux, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, Network Security and Ethical Hacking with Network Defenses.   

Maintaining and Managing Personal Computers:

Certificate of Proficiency

Class work: Computer Information System or Computer Operating Systems, Microsoft Network Essentials, Maintaining/Managing  personal computers and Information Security Essentials. 



Upon completion the students are eligible to apply to take the state of Arkansas and national registry EMT-Basic practical and written examinations for certification. 

Class work*: Skills taught include, airway management, CPR, AED, immobilization/splinting, medications and auto extrication.

* This class is offered on the Stuttgart campus only.

Non-credit continuing education classes and workshops designed for incumbent workers:

AutoCad    Microsoft Office
Advanced Management Compressed Air OSHA 10
CDLEendorsements (Hazmat, Doubles/Triples, Tankards  OSHA Forklift Driving
CPR Certification PLC
Communication Skills Pumps Motors & Drives
Conflict Resolution Pump Maintenance
Fundamentals of Compressed Air Pump Management
Hydraulics Pumping Systems Optimization
Interpersonal skills Sexual Harassment & Sensitivity Training
Industrial Electricity Technical Writing
Industrial Safety Time Management
Leadership Development Welding (MIG, TIG, Stick, Pipe & Brazing)

*Job placement is contingent upon skills and availability of jobs upon completion.


Joseph St. Columbia, Jr.

Coordinator, Workforce Training and Development
DeWitt/Helena-West Helena/Stuttgart Campuses

Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1937