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ASU-Beebe is a leading Post-Secondary Technical Education Provider. ASUB offers Career-Focused programs of study on all of our campuses. We offer small classes which provide for more one on one time with instructors. These career-focused programs emphasize skills and knowledge that are applied to pursuing employment opportunities in today's world. These programs blend traditional academic content with applied learning concepts, and devote significant time to practical study in a lab environment. Advisory Committees, comprised of representatives from local businesses and employers, help ASUB instructors periodically assess and update curricula, equipment, and laboratory design to achieve the optimal student-learning environment.  

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Programs within the Career Education Division

The Agriculture Department offers a two year Associate of Science Degree in Agriculture, with an emphasis in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Plant Science, or Agricultural Science. Students will learn hands-on skills working in the plant and soil science labs and the on-site farm, giving graduates the necessary abilities to fill high demand positions in agriculture-related business and industries. After completion, the Associate of Science Degree can easily be transferred to a four-year university, where the student can complete a Bachelor's Degree. However, for those students that do not wish to leave this area, ASUB Campus offers the classes to complete a Bachelor of Science - Agriculture Business through ASU-Jonesboro. 

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The Agriculture Equipment Tech (John Deere) Program is designed to develop the student as a John Deere service technician. The curriculum is designed by John Deere and ASUB to focus on the entire line of John Deere products. The goal is to provide the student with experience in hydraulics, electrical systems, engines, power trains, air conditioning, machine adjustments, service advisors and the entire service system. The John Deere program offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture Equipment Technology (JDAT).

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Air Conditioning Technology focuses on training students in installation and servicing of central heat & air conditioning systems and a variety of refrigeration equipment. Students learn the skills needed to excel in the technological field of air conditioning as an HVAC Technician. The student can use the knowledge gained in this program to pursue a reliable and satisfying job in the field. With air quality and temperature control being essential to our health and modern lifestyles, it is easy to understand why graduates of HVAC/R programs often have careers with long-term stability. In this HVAC training program, the students learn to trouble shoot and service many types of systems. Few days are ever the same. One day, the technician might be installing a furnace and ductwork for heating a new home, while another day the technician might be servicing advanced air conditioning equipment. Our HVAC program is offered on the Searcy Campus and offers a one -year Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency as well as a two-year option for an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology Degree.
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The Auto Body Repair Technology program focuses on helping students develop the skills and experience needed to take on tasks like repairing damage from a collision, restoring a vintage car, and customizing the look of a vehicle. The Auto Body and Collision Repair field has become more complex with the advancement of new materials and technologies used in today's vehicles. Students in this program learn the technology needed to replace or repair body panels, straighten and repair frame damage, sand and paint vehicles, replace plastic interior and trim panels, just to name a few. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certifies this Auto Body Repair program. Our Auto Body Repair program is offered on the Searcy Campus and offers a one-year Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency as well as a two-year option for an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology. 

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Automotive Technology focuses on training students to be highly skilled and respected technicians in this field. This career is known for having reliable job opportunities. Students will gain better traction in employment pursuits through this formal training in the maintenance and repair of automobiles and light trucks. Today's vehicles are more advanced than ever. This program provides training for student to practice skills directly on today's cars and trucks encountered in actual repairs shops. The Automotive Technology program meets the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards of quality for the training of automobile technicians; and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certifies the Automotive Technology Program. Our Automotive Technology program is offered on the Searcy Campus and offers a one-year Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency as well as a two-year option for an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology Degree.

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The Criminal Justice Department offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice (AAS) and a two-year Associate of Science (AS) in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in four different areas: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Crime Scene Investigations and Wildlife Enforcement Officer. In addition to the AAS and AS Degrees, Technical Certificates in the five areas of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminal Investigations, Wildlife Enforcement, and Part Time II Law Enforcement training are also available. In cooperation with the Criminal Justice Institute, an Associate of Applied Science in Crime Scene Investigation and Law Enforcement Administration is also offered for licensed law enforcement officers.

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The CADD Department offers a two year Associate of Applied Science Degree. Technical Certificates and Certificates of Proficiency are available for those students who desire preparation for more immediate entry into the workforce.  Program graduates learn to use sophisticated software modeling and drawing applications. Working in the field along side of architects, engineers, and scientists in a wide variety of industries. 

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Our Computer Coding program graduates can work in multiple settings including Database Operator, Software Debugger, Software Administrator, Computer Coding, and Mobile App Designer. The Computer Coding Department offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree.
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Our Computer Information Systems graduates implement technological systems in businesses for strong, transforming, and communicating quality information to optimize a company's performance. The CIS program offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science as well as a Technical Certificate.

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By becoming skilled at working with computer numerical control (CNC) machine technologies, you could soon be making tools, dies, molds, and other objects using 3-D printing high - tech lathes or milling equipment. Our Computerized Machining Technology program is located on the Searcy Campus and offers a one-year Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency, as well as a two-year Associate of Applied Science - General Technology Degree.
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Our Computer Systems & Networking Technology program provides basic networking skills, cybersecurity knowledge, server setup, Linux operation, and Virtualization experience. Students who complete this degree will be prepared to sit for nationally recognized certification exams such as the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +, and PC Pro. The CSNT Program offers a two - year Associate of Applied Science.

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Students enrolled in the Diesel Program are prepared to become part of the thriving field that powers heavy duty trucks, buses, tractors and other industry equipment. Diesel mechanics can often expect higher wages than the gasoline counterparts. Students are trained in the repairing and maintenance of heavy equipment that includes farm equipment, industrial equipment, and heavy trucks. Whether the technician works for a transport company, bus line, or self-employed, the program can help prepare the student for an diesel technology field. Our Diesel Program is offer on the Searcy Campus and offers a one-year Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency as well as a two-year for an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology. 

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Emergency Medical Services offers both Emergency Medical Transportation (EMT) and Paramedic level training. Coursework prepares the student to challenge the national licensure exam and begin a career in the field of EMS. Career opportunities available to EMS professionals include ambulance services, hospital emergency departments, urgent care and family practice clinics. Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of qualified EMS providers. This shortage allows ASUB EMS Program graduates numerous job opportunities throughout the country. Classes meet during the week at night. ASUB is the only 10 month night program in the state. EMT classes are offered in the Fall and Spring semester and take one semester to complete. The paramedics cohorts begin in August each year and are completed in June. 

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Hospitality is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Arkansas economy. Students will be prepared for management positions within the hospitality industry such as lodging, resorts, conference and convention centers, restaurants, contract services, theme parks and travel/tourism-related operations. Our Hospitality Program is offered on the Heber Springs Campus and offers a one-year Technical Certificate as well as a option for an Associate of Applied Science with an emphasis in Business or Culinary.

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The Industrial Technology program prepares the student to obtain marketable technical skills in a variety of areas. This program provides training in a wide variety of skills that will give the student a foundation that can lead to careers in industry or maintenance of commercial and residential complexes. Examples of the areas covered are: machining, pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity, drafting, quality control, hand tools, mechanical power, and welding. Our Industrial Technology Program is offered on the Searcy Campus and offers a one-year Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency as well as a option for an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology. 

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Our Power Sports Program is designed to train the student to fix vehicles such as powerboats, motorcycles, ATV's, and outdoor power equipment. With training in the Power Sports Technology, students get the chance to expand their abilities as a hands-on problem solver. Skills and knowledge gained through this program can lead to a greater feeling of independence, personal satisfaction, and financial benefits of this growing career field. A growing interest in ATV's, Boats, and Motorcycles has resulted in an increased demand for professional who can build, maintain, and service these power sports vehicles. The Power Sports Technology Program is offered on the Searcy Campus and offers a one-year Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency as well as a option for an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology. 

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These certificates are a credential designed to help students gain essential job skills for the workforce. The Upholstery Program is offered on the Little Rock Air Force Base Campus and you can either earn a Technical Certificate or a Certificate of Proficiency. This class requires special access to the Air Force Base for those that do not possess a Military ID and can be requested. This program is open to the public.

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The Welding training offered in the ASUB Welding program prepares students to work in a wide range of areas, such as shipbuilding, aerospace technology, automobile manufacturing, or working on the pipeline. Welding is also used to connect beams and structures in buildings, bridges, and much more. This means the potential opportunities for employment are even greater than expected. With over 100 types of welding methods available, Welding Technology will introduce the student to the most commonly used methods, such as arc welding, TIG, MIG, Soldering, and Brazing by a certified welding inspector. Students will be introduced to various techniques, such as flat, horizontal, overhead, and vertical welding. The coursework will also teach the difference between manual, semi-automated, and automated welding. Students can ear a certification in welding through the American Welding Society (AWS) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The Welding Technology Program is offered on the Searcy and Heber Springs Campuses and offer a one-year Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency as well as a two-year option for an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology or an Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology Degree.

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Suzanne Bailey, EdD. Dean of Career Education

Miranda Harmon, Administrative Specialist II

Addie Banks, Administrative Specialist II

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