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!

Check out our Community Education Schedule!

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Rocket KIDZ College

Community Sponsors have provided limited support for scholarships for students to attend KIDZ College. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. The scholarships are available to pay for one class only, To qualify the child's household must meet the following requirements:

1. Must be receiving SNAP/TEA/Medicaid; and

2. Must be attending one of the following schools: Bearden, Harmony Grove, Hampton, and Camden Fairview

For more information call, LaClaire Williams at 870-574-4476.

KIDZ College Classes for 2023
  • Rocket Skills n Drills: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm-Ages 7-14- The basketball camp is open to boys and girls. Learn the foundations of shooting and proper steps, stance, and more.
  • Painting with a Rocket Twist: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm-Ages 8 & Up- 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 various colors while listening to music that'll make you move during the movement of their creation. On the last day of KIDZ College, each student can take their creation home s a keepsake.
  • Rocket Raw: Kids Photography Camp-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm- Ages 9-12- Students will explore the exciting creative world of photography in a positive and fun learning environment. Students will learn how to use various shooting modes on a DSLR camera, shoot RAW and jpeg images, shoot in different types of light, frame a shot, and more! ***Cameras are provided!****
  • Musical Dance Theatre: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm -Ages 9 & Up - Musical Dance theatre will be a jazz, African, and ballet class filled with Broadway-style dancing and music.
  • The Princess in YOU- Pageant Camp: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm- Ages 8-13- This camp is designed to teach students about confidence and individuality while learning about scoring and modeling pageants. The student will learn some techniques they can use after the workshop. These techniques include choreography along with poise and posture.
  • Entrepreneurship Y.O.U. Workshop: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Ages 8-13 -This fun and interactive workshop will allow students to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and create a business plan while learning about age-appropriate financial literacy, marketing, and goal setting. Students will learn how to apply some skills they've learned in school.

New Community Education Classes

Self-Care Strategies for the Career Professional

  • Instructor: Ophelia Strickland
  • Date: June 7, 2023
  • Time: 1 pm-2:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Cost: $49

Participants will learn strategies for upskilling and self-care that benefit career sustainability and performance. These strategies will focus on maintaining a well-balanced career and personal life.

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

ACT Workshop

  • Date: July 13, 2023
  • Time: 9 am-Noon
  • Location: TE 100
  • Cost: $30 (free to the first 60 high school students that register)

An ACT Prep Book may be purchased for an additional $20 (includes tax).

This three-hour workshop is a practical hands-on instruction session developed by Chad Cargill. It is designed for students who need a few extra points on their ACT to win scholarships and students who are a few points away from qualifying to get into college. This workshop contains practical information on what will be on the test and how to master the techniques that will help increase your ACT score. The workshop is not a practice test.

ACT Workshop Registration Form

Manuscript Writing

  • Instructor: Brenda Fickey, Author and English Teacher
  • Date: Saturday Beginning April 22-May 27 and September 16-October 21, 2023
  • Time: 10 am-Noon
  • Location: TE 101- REL Technology Building
  • Cost: $150

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 enrollment number is unmet. Your spot is not saved until payment is made.

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

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