Community & Business Education policies

Community & Business Education policies

Our Mission

Texarkana College Community & Business Education exists to provide a variety of avocational and vocational education courses that educate, entertain and enrich the diverse interest and needs of our community.

Texarkana College CBE endeavors to make high quality continuing education opportunities regularly available, as needs dictate, to residents of this area.


Walk-in registration takes place at the Community & Business Education Center in the Texarkana College Administration Building.

You are urged to register as soon as possible for any course you wish to take. Some courses fill up quickly or have limited space available. Unless otherwise stated, registration is continuous until a class begins or is full. Registration and payment of tuition are required prior to the beginning of class.

Payment is due at time of registration. If payment is not made the day of registration, the student will be dropped from the class.

We prefer that you register one week in advance to ensure the class makes, that is, if there is non-sufficient enrollment for a class the class will not be held and payments reimbursed.

Entrance Requirements

Community & Business Education classes are offered on a non-credit basis. Generally, there are no entrance requirements. Course descriptions will include prerequisites for enrollment if any. Unless otherwise stated in the course description, the minimum age for most classes is 16 years.

Senior Discounts

Some of the classes listed offer a discount for senior citizens of 15% (ages 60 or over). Please contact our office for more information. Excludes Bladesmith, CPR, First Aid & ACLS.

Books & Supplies

Although many courses do not require a text, some specialized courses require text and other supplies. Unless otherwise noted, the text fee is included in the course tuition. Texts will be distributed to students in the first class meeting.


Each course requires a minimum number of students before it can be held. As a general rule, the final decision whether to run a course or cancel it is made by noon of the scheduled starting date. If the college cancels a course for any reason, every effort is made to notify those registered. Refunds will be processed within two weeks. Texarkana College reserves the right to substitute instructors, reschedule classrooms or adjust pricing if necessary. Inclement weather cancellations will not be made up.

100% Refund Policy

  • Most Community & Business Education classes – request a refund 24 hours prior to the first class meeting
  • Kids’ College – request a refund one week prior to the first day of Kids’ College
  • Bladesmith classes – request a refund 3 weeks prior to the first class meeting
  • Professional Truck Driving – request a refund the Thursday before the first class meeting