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Workforce and Community Education

The Business & Industry Training program provides tailored training for professional advancement as well as personal enrichment classes and workshops for the community.

General and customized courses and training can be specifically customized for a company's unique needs at a cost that is fair and reasonable by utilizing training grants. Our programs are available to meet the growing need of the workforce. Workforce staff is available to provide free initial consultation upon request to determine need, scope, and location of all training services. We can provide you qualified, professional trainers with business and industrial experience to meet your training needs.

Funding Assistance for training services is available at a cost that is fair and reasonable utilizing training grants. Local proposals for funding can be developed and coordinated for eligible industries.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available for qualified training programs and are issued promptly to individual participants. Records of participation, class content, date, and location are kept for documentation and evaluation purposes.

Credit for Prior Learning can be earned from non-credit workforce training and job experience and applied to degree programs at SAU Tech for students may have gained knowledge through work history, life experiences, certifications, or training. SAU Tech offers several methods to help students obtain up to 30 college credit hours (half of a degree) by converting that knowledge into college credit and applying it to a degree. Read more about Credit for Prior Learning.

Community Education Classes and Events allow participants to renew their skills or learn something new. Courses provide a wide range of educational and lifelong learning opportunities taught by experts from the community. Whether you want to learn how to create a floral arrangement or a webpage, play guitar or build one, get in shape or help your dog shape up, Community Education courses offer convenient times and locations throughout the community. If you’re interested in teaching a non-credit Community Education course in a subject that you are an expert in, or have a course in mind that you would like for us to consider offering, send us a proposal! For more information on community education, contact us at 870-574-4495.

Certified Nursing Assistant Classes

SAU Tech is providing a nursing assistant training course that prepares you to take the Arkansas Certified Nursing Assistant Exam to become a CNA. This is a great way to get the skills needed to become employed by clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes.


Dates: January 9, 2017-February 4, 2017

Days & Times: MTWR - 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Clinical days: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Location: SAU Tech Campus Business Building 100

on-Credit Cost: $450 (includes tuition, materials, and AR State Board Exam Fee)


If you desire to take the course for credit, please indicate that when you register as the cost will be the same as taking a regular SAU Tech college courses.


Deadline to Registrater & Payment Deadline: January 5, 2017 Call 870-574-4495 or email at

Meet the Staff

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Ophelia Lindsey


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Rita Givens

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