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Serving Northwest Arkansas

Serving Northwest Arkansas


As YOUR community college, NWACC is designed to serve Northwest Arkansas. The college is able to quickly respond to community needs, whether they may be new academic programs, in-demand career training, or a helping hand. 

And now more than ever, NWACC is carrying out various efforts to support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video and stories below to learn how students and employees have answered the call to serve our community.  

NWACC is here for you.


Featured Stories

NWACC Donates Masks and Gloves

Mask and Glove Donations

NWACC Health Professions have donated 12,000 masks and 9,100 gloves to UAMS and Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas to help with the countrywide shortage.

Masks & Gloves

Brightwater Staff Preparing Meals

Brightwater NWA Medical Meals Fund

Brightwater and NWACC Foundation partnered with Ropeswing Hospitality to make FREE meals for NWA healthcare workers. Learn more about this impactful initiative.

Medical Meals

NWACC Laser Cutter

Cloth Mask Donations

NWACC Workforce & Economic Development and Arkansas Arts and Fashion Forum partner to cut out over 1000 cloth masks by using the college’s laser cutter in its Integrated Design Lab. Learn more.

Mask Cutouts

NWACC Nursing Student

Nursing and COVID-19

NWACC nursing student, Andrea Laney, works part-time at a local hospital contributing to the fight against COVID-19. View local news story to learn how this real-world experience will help her tremendously in her future nursing career:

Nursing Student

Woman Working on Computer

FREE Courses

NWACC's Workforce Division offers ten free online courses to help community members advance their professional skills during economic uncertainty. These self-paced courses are available through June 30th. 

Free Courses