SAU Tech Career Academy

The SAU Tech Career Academy is an area secondary career center located on the SAU Tech campus with a satellite location in Magnolia. The academy provides area high school juniors and seniors with the unique opportunity to earn college credit (concurrent credit) through skills-based technical courses while still in high school. The academy serves area high schools in Ouachita, Columbia, Calhoun, and Dallas counties with locations at SAU Tech and Magnolia. Services are provided at no cost to the students. Books, tuition, and fees are provided through the academy and are funded through the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

The career academy has three primary goals which define its purpose:

  • To aid students in making an informed career choice.
  • To prepare students to enter the workforce upon high school graduation.
  • To encourage students to continue their education after high school.

To add career technical courses to your high school schedule, please visit your school's guidance counselor. 


SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves high school and college students who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations. The organization builds student character and self-confidence through educational experiences in leadership, teamwork, and citizenship. Students involved with SkillsUSA have opportunities to display their technical skills during annual competitions.

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