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