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

  • Course: Manuscript Writing
  • Instructor: Brenda Fickey, Author & English Teacher
  • Date: January 7-February 18, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am-Noon
  • Cost: $150 (space is not reserved until payment is made)
  • Location: SAU Tech REL Technology Building (TE101)

Description:  If you have a book in you that won’t leave you alone, this course is for you. Learn how to write for your target audience, maintain interest, create memorable characters, and provide a plan to keep you focused and moving forward until the goal is reached. The purpose of this course is to write that book. Publishing and marketing are topics for another course. Note: This class may be canceled if the minimum number for enrollment is not met. 

Community Education Registration Form


  • Course: Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People
  • Date: February 25, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Location: Zoom
  • Class Size: 15
  • Ages: 13 and up

Description: Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but found it challenging to find the time? In just a few hours, you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you can sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure. And since the class includes an online book and follow-up video lessons, you can continue your practice and study independently. An optional periodic online question-and-answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included.

Topics include: How chords work in a song, How to form the three main types of chords, How to tune your guitar, Basic strumming patterns, How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid), and How to play along with simple tunes.

Community Education Registration Form


  • Course: Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
  • Date: February 25, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am-Noon
  • Cost: $50
  • Location: Zoom
  • Class Size: 25
  • Ages: 13 and up

Description: In just a few hours, you can learn enough trade secrets to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do using chords. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course without pressure. And since this course includes an online book and follow-up video lessons, you can continue your practice and study independently. An optional periodic online question-and-answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. The course is part lecture/demonstration and partly hands-on instruction.

Topics include • How chords work in a song • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it • How to form the three main types of chords • How to handle different keys and time signatures • How to avoid “counting” • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords.

Community Education Registration Form

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