SAU Tech Community Education

Southern Arkansas University Tech's Community Education Classes 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 web page, 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.

We now offer online short-term courses through Ed2Go. Select a class to start today!

New Community Education Classes

Women's Self Defense Class

  • Date: May 11th
  • Time: 9 am - 2 pm
  • Cost: $25
  • Location: Tribe Gym & Martial Arts
  • Instructors: Geoff Trisollini and Tiffany Simmons

The instructors of this class are deeply committed to empowering each participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to defend themselves effectively. Every session is a journey of growth and empowerment in a supportive and encouraging environment. Participants will learn fundamental techniques, situational awareness and assertiveness, and practical strategies that can be applied in real-life scenarios.

Note: This class may be canceled if the minimum enrollment number is unmet. Your spot is not saved until payment is made.

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Fraud Prevention

  • Presenter: Vernesa Harper-Gittens
  • Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2024
  • Time: 1 pm CST
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: $10

This training provides a high level overview on the common fraud tactics/scams and how you can protect yourself from being a victim of fraud.

Vernesa Harper-Gittens is a Certified Fraud Examiner with 24 years of Fraud and Risk experience. Vernesa is currently employed with a Fortune 500 financial institution as a Fraud Prevention Manager, where she's responsible for Fraud Prevention education and awareness. Fraud Prevention is her passion, and she enjoys helping educate individuals on how to protect themselves from becoming a victim of fraud scams.

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The Lockheed 401K Plan

  • Instructor: Daniel Rivers
  • Date and Time: May 14 at 5 pm or May 17 at 12 pm
  • Location: SAU Tech Campus
  • Cost: $10 (A portion of the fee will go to the Betty J. Lewis Scholarship Fund)

This class will answer the questions: Who is eligible to participate in the plan? Why should I participate in the plan? How much should I put in the plan? How much does the company match? What are the available investments in the plan? How and when can I get money out of the plan?

Note: Securities offered through Triad Advisors, LLC (Triad), Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC (GFA), a registered investment advisor. Triad, Rivers Investment Group and Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC, are separate and unaffiliated companies. Products or services referenced here are independent of Triad.

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Kidz College 

Kidz College will be held June 17-20. The cost of each camp is $60.

  1. Rocket Skills n' Drills
    • This basketball camp is open to boys and girls. Learn the foundations of shooting and proper steps, stance, and more.
      • 8 am - 12 pm
      • Ages 7 - 14
  2. Painting with a Rocket Twist
    • Students will explore and experience the joy of painting and using different techniques. Each student will get to choose from two different canvas drawings and will have the gratification of painting them from a variety of colors while listening to music that'll make you move during the movement of their very own creation. On the last day of Kidz College, each student will have the opportunity to take their creation home as a keepsake.
      • 1 pm - 5 pm
      • Ages 8 & Up
  3. Kids in the Kitchen (KIK)
    • KIK encourages young people to eat healthier meals and snacks as a result of hands-on cooking experiences. Youth participants learn to prepare simple, healthy foods they can make for themselves and their family members. Each lesson includes kid-friendly handouts such as recipes and tips for how to use kitchen equipment safely.
      • 8 am - 12 pm
      • Ages 10 - 12

Kidz College Registration Form & Media Release/Waiver

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 us to consider offering, send us a proposal!

 Community Education Course Proposal Form
Community Education Registration Form

Cancelling & Refunds

Individuals are responsible for canceling their registration if they cannot attend. The registration fee will not be refunded for nonattendance. Cancellations received before the first day of class will receive a 100% refund. No refunds, in whole or in part, will be given on or after the first day of class.

Extenuating circumstances will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. To request a refund, please get in touch with Community Education at 870-574-4476 or email