Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

21424 N Highway 23
Ozark, AR 72949-9429
United States

Geolocation Field
35.6873329, -93.8182583
Phone Number
(479) 667-3686
Fax Number
(479) 667-3989
Capacity
184
Location Description

Cass Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is located on 35 acres in rural Arkansas along the banks of Fane Creek near the Mulberry Scenic River and the Ozark National Forest. All students live at the center.

Center History

As the name would suggest, the first structures on this site were built and used by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. In 1965, they were turned over to the new Job Corps program, and the site became the Cass Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 136 male students in two dorms and 48 female students in one dorm. Residential students live with up to five roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • TV lounges
  • laundry facilities
  • bathrooms and showers

Additionally, the center offers an Honors Dorm for students who earn the privilege of living there. An independent living adviser is on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for the students.

Director Name
Daniel Crow
Director Email
dfcrow@fs.fed.us
Director Phone
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
Photography Club
<p>The mission of the Photography club is to foster a community of diverse and passionate photographers at the Job Corps Center. Club meetings are devoted to promoting creative expression through photography, sharing and critiquing the photographs of other members, learning new methods, and spreading the love of photography across the Job Corps Center and local community. The club is open to photographers of all skill levels and styles with any camera type. Bring your camera and come share and learn with fellow photography enthusiasts.</p>
Food Club
<p>The Job Corps Food Club provides a forum for students to offer suggestions for menu planning and dining room operations. Job Corps boasts a diverse population, making diverse and authentic cuisine a necessity on most centers. Therefore, a diverse group of students who wish to express their views and those of their peers can make a positive impact on any center's food service program through participation in a food service committee.</p>
COMMUNITY SERVICE
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks and highways. At the Cass Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Butterfly Festival</li> <li>Ozark Area Youth Organization</li> <li>United Way Day of Caring</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Diploma (HSD) or High School Equivalency (HSE)
<p>One of our top goals at Cass Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSD/HSE prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Cass can enroll in our HSD or HSE programs. We also offer students the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas through a partnership with Paris High School.</p>
Tutoring
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
English Language Learning Program
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are four students in each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.