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Recent News:

NPCC Closing for Faculty/Staff Workshop

New Members Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at NPCC

NPCC Extends Registration Dates for Spring 2014 Semester

New Employee at NPCC

Aerospace Training Program at NPCC Revving Up for Spring Semester

Operation Jump Start at NPCC

New Employees at NPCC

NPCC Fall 2013 Dean's List

NPCC Fall 2013 President's List

NPCC Announces Students of the Month for November 2013, December 2013, and January 2014

Style Show for Scholarships Benefiting the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Garland County

Representatives from 4-Year Colleges and Universities will be on NPCC Campus to Visit with Students

NPCC Announces Student of the Month for February 2014

NPCC Film Group Slates New Film

NPCC is Closed for Spring Break

NPCC Job Fair

HOSA Members from NPTC Participate in State Competition

Health Sciences and Nursing Showcase

Student of the Month - March 2014

Beta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu National Honor Society for Associate Degree Nursing at NPCC

NPCC Student Government Association to Host State and Local Candidate Forum

17th Annual NPCC Bill Ogden Golf Scramble Planned for May 20th

The NPCC Music Program Announces Upcoming Concert

NPCC Spring Student Pottery Sale

NPTC Announces Medalists at SkillsUSA State Championships

NPCC Music Program's Upcoming "Music in the Park"

NPCC Announces New President

Special Board Meeting and Press Conference

Kids' College at NPCC Announced for Summer 2014

NPCC Announces Graduation Spring 2014

NPCC EMT Responds to Tornado

NPCC Recognition Day To Be Held May 15 and Summer Hours Scheduled

NPCC Announces Students of the Month for April and May 2014

NPCC Campus Closed Monday, May 26th

NPCC Spring 2014 Dean's List

Deans List Spring 2014

NPCC Spring 2014 President's List

Single Parent Scholarship Fund Application Deadline

NPCC Campus Closed for July 4th Holiday

$7,000 matching funds benefit Garland County single parents

NPCC Closed for Labor Day

MR Springer Award Recipient

Garland County Single Parent Scholarship

NPCC Career Day

Arkansas Association of Two Year College’s Community College Leadership Program

NPCC SGA and the GC Farm Bureau hosting a Candidate Debate

NPCC Communication Arts will Host the Renowned Tadashi Kondo, Japanese Haiku and Renku Poet

NPCC Flu Shots

NPCC Welding Technology Open House

NPCC Power Networking

Food Service Worker Training

NPCC Students Earn $1000 Farm Credit Scholarships

Depression Screening Day

Test News Page

NPCC Fall Break - Campus Closed

NPCC Christmas for Kids Logo Competition

Honor a Veteran

Fall Performance of the College Singers and Soundwaves

Van Davis Memorial 5K gains USATF-certified status

Operation Jump Start at NPCC


Jill Johnson
Director of Community Relations                                      
January 27, 2014

Operation Jump Start at NPCC

National Park Community College, in partnership with Winrock International, will offer Operation Jump Start classes beginning March 3 and ending April 17. The classes will be held two nights a week from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for six weeks on the NPCC campus. Participants will examine their business ideas from every angle, with the ultimate outcome of producing a feasibility plan. This feasibility plan will help them decide if their business concept is a go or no-go.

Operation Jump Start is a practical, hands-on, microenterprise training program designed to help entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their business idea. Microenterprise typically refers to a small business with five employees or less and requires very little capital to start.

Topics that will be included are Communicating the Business Concept, Gathering Information for Feasibility, Market Analysis, Industry and Competition, Price and Profitability, Marketing Segments, and Cash Flow. Guest speakers will present topics from their particular field of expertise such as: "Is Managing Your Money Important?"; "Testing My Business Concept Through Research"; Who Are My Competitors?"; "How Will I Convince Customers To Buy From Me?"; "What Legal Structure Do I Need?"; "What Do I Need To Know About Accounting?"; and "Where Will I Seek the Money I Need?"

Upon completing the Operation Jumpstart training, graduates will be asked to submit their final feasibility plan. A panel of judges will then determine a first, second, and third place winner and seed money capital will be awarded to each winner.

This small business training course is open to the public. The course fee is $275 (book included). Take this opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and learn from industry experts. For more information about this program, contact Barry Ballard at or 501.760.6587.