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Electrical Apprenticeship Program Offers Classes
Published: October 07 2016


State University-Beebe has partnered with the Heber Springs Apprenticeship

Program to offer an Electrical Apprenticeship program on the Heber Springs


The Electrical Apprenticeship program is a four-year occupational


training coursework that combines on-the-job experience with classroom

instruction. Apprentices must be working for a master electrician in order

to apply for the training. According to state law, Act 870 of 1979, any

employee who works for a licensed electrical contractor and has not passed the

journeyman examination must be continually enrolled in an approved electrical

apprenticeship program and working toward that goal.

Students enrolled in the ASU-Beebe Electrical Apprenticeship


program must take classroom instruction in either their first, second, third,

or fourth year of training. The four-year electrical apprenticeship program on

the Heber Springs campus supplies the 576 classroom hours necessary to take the

electrical journeyman exam. The apprentice must be working for a master

electrician and obtaining 2000 on-the-job training hours per year (8000 total

hours) in order to enroll in the program.

Those qualifying for the Electrical Apprenticeship program must be


working for a Master Electrician, and either having obtained or in the process

of earning a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED)

diploma. Upon completion of the program, the apprentice is qualified to take

the Journeyman Electrician Exam, administered by the Board of Electrical


The Electrical Apprenticeship program was designed by a local


electrical committee and approved by the Department of Career Education and the

Arkansas Department of Labor. The ASU-Beebe at Heber Springs Electrical

Apprenticeship Committee oversees the curriculum and registration.  Members of the

ASU-Beebe at Heber Springs Electrical Apprenticeship Committee are Robby Woods, Billy Brewster, Kaley Stapleton,Tag Green,

Roy Newman, Bobby Passmore, Issac Brewster, Paul Cash, Doug Perry, and Matthew Prince.

The ASU-Beebe at Heber Springs Electrical Apprenticeship program


began in August and students may begin the program anytime, since new classes begin

each week from August to May. The cost of the program is $260 per year.  To register for the Electrical Apprenticeship

program, contact Kaley Stapleton at (501) 207-6249 or email


For more information on ASU-Beebe programs, call (501) 882-3600 or


visit the website at www.asub.edu.



State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution

of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in

Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and

online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and

non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus

also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in

Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.

ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success