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Industrial & Technical Training

ASU-Beebe is committed to developing and organizing training events that are relevant to the current business and industry climate. We continuously strive to understand what training is necessary for businesses and individuals in our area to be efficient, effective and successful. This page  provides general information on the topics that are currently offered at a campus location or at your business depending on the level of customization needed. 

Workforce Training Grant Opportunities

If you are a business or industry partner, there is a possibility that this type of technical training could qualify for a grant funded by the Office of Skills Development. If you are not familiar with the Workforce Training Grants that are available, please feel free to ask us and we can assist you with locating the application or submitting the application on your behalf to supplement the cost of training your employees. Otherwise, feel free to review the information provided on the Office of Skills Development webpage using this link.

AutoCAD is well known for the ability to create, edit or customize technical drawings in both two and three dimensional workspace. Learn the basic features of AutoCAD that includes opening existing drawings, modifying drawings, and creating new drawings. This course will introduce you to the AutoCAD Interface, drawing commands, modify commands, drawing organization, and plotting. 
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In response to the needs of industrial partners in our service areas, and in cooperation with their maintenance leadership teams, this training provides a basic level training for individuals that are looking to increase their level of understanding in basic electricity. This course is designed to provide the foundation knowledge and practice to improve current skills or introduce a participant to the fundamentals of electricity. This course covers basic topics such as introduction to electricity, electrical safety, electrical diagrams and schematics, electrical measuring instruments, Alternating Current (AC), Direct Current (DC), wiring and connector techniques and basic principles of motor controls. This course can be customized to fit industry need. 
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This Basic Hydraulics training course covers basic hydraulic principles including fluid power fundamentals, hydraulic systems and advanced fluid power topics. This course will introduce participants to topics such as the principles of fluid power, fluid preparation, conductors and connectors, basic hydraulic systems, basic circuits and manifolds and valves among other topics. This hydraulics course overs a variety of cylinders and training on hydraulic motors.
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Programmable Logic Controllers are prevalant throughout most manufacturing and industrial environments. This class will provide an introduction to programmable logic controllers as used in industrial environments including basic concepts, programming, applications, troubleshooting of ladder logic and interfacing of equipment. Participants will be able to explain terminology, select hardware components, predict PLC operation based on ladder logic diagrams and program a PLC to perform various control functions through computer simulations or a training device.
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This class is 10 weeks long (40 clock hours total) and meets typically between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. during the week. This class prepares students for the American Welding Society (AWS) certification test in various welding processes. Cost includes tuition, supplies, and certification fees. Students must supply their own welder's helmet with at least a #10 lens and gauntlet style gloves.

Please note that topics and techniques covered in class can be modified to fit current welding ability and interests. 

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The blueprint reading class is designed to cover the foundational skills needed to understand blueprints utilized in multiple industry settings. All construction and maintenance professionals, regardless of whether they are working in the field or in the office, must know how to read blueprints. Blueprint reading is not terribly difficult but it does require practice and some basic knowledge of blueprints.

This blueprint reading course is designed to provide you with that foundation knowledge and enough practice at reading blueprints to get you started.  Mastery of blueprint reading will come with practice and with using blueprints on the job on a regular basis.

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With threats to sensitive and confidential company information occurring on a daily basis, there is a need to keep your team informed about the multiple facets of Cyber Security. This course can be customized to the needs of your company based on what you consider to be a security concern. This course has the flexibility to cover a diverse range of topics including, but not limited to, how do attacks occur, network and hacker threats, Malware/ Adware/ Spyware, Firewalls & Perimeter Defense, Intrusion Detection & Prevention and Wireless security to name a few topics. Whether you are a small, medium or large business, we offer customized training and education needed for your employees to make better decisions with anything involving the internet. 
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The State of Arkansas requires a person working in the electrical field to either have a journeyman or master electrician license or be enrolled in an approved electrical apprenticeship program working toward that goal. At ASU-Beebe Heber Springs, a four-year Electrical Apprenticeship program is offered. The program is designed for those working in the electrical field and interested in obtaining an electrical journeyman's license. The courses are taught by instructors with years of combined experience in the field and in the classroom based on a program designed by a local electrical committee with approval by the Arkansas Department of Career Education State Apprenticeship Office. 

To qualify for the electrical apprenticeship program, students must be employed by a master electrician and gaining 2000 on-the-job training hours per year. Once employed under the supervision of a master electrician, a student has thirty (30) days to enroll in a state approved apprenticeship program.

Enrollment: Open year round - All Classes are August through May
Tuition/ Cost: $300 per year (cost established by Electrical Apprenticeship Board)
Certification Requirements: Successfully complete the mandated 144 instruction hours per year for a total of 576 classroom hours.
Class Schedule: Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: John L. Latimer Skills Training Center
Address: 71 Cleburne Park Road, Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543

If you are interested in enrolling in this program, or if you have any additional questions, to become a certified electrician, feel free to contact ASU-Beebe Workforce Development at 501.362.1274 or email ccjones@asub.edu.

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Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is used as a symbolic way of showing specific tolerances on drawings. GD&T is a valuable tool that, if used correctly, can effectively communicate the design intent to manufacturing and inspection. It is governed by the technical standard ASME Y14.5-2009. This course provides a fundamental introduction to the GD&T system, provides a working knowledge of the correct interpretation and application of each symbol, general rules and the datum system. The instructional material is reinforced with hands-on practice exercises. This course can be customized to fit industry need.
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The State of Arkansas requires a person working in the plumbing field must either have a journeyman or master plumber license or be enrolled in an approved plumbing apprenticeship program working toward that goal.

At ASUB Heber Springs, we offer a four-year Plumbing Apprenticeship program designed for those working in the plumbing field and interested in obtaining a plumbing journeyman's license. Our courses are taught by instructors with years of combined experience in the field and in the classroom based on a program designed by the Heber Springs Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee with approval by the Arkansas Department of Career Education State Apprenticeship Office. We can boast that our passing rate is 99% when the rest of the state is an average of 48%.  We are the only school in the state of Arkansas that can boast that fact.

To qualify for the plumbing apprenticeship program, students must be employed by a master plumber and gaining 2000 on-the-job training hours per year. Once employed under the supervision of a master plumber, a student has thirty (30) days to enroll in a state approved apprenticeship program.

Enrollment: Open year round - Classes run August through March
Tuition/ Cost: $300 per year
Certification Requirements: Successfully complete the mandated 160 instruction hours per year for four years (total of 640 classroom hours).
Class Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: John L. Latimer Skills Training Center
Address: 71 Cleburne Park Road, Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543

If you are interested in enrolling in this program, or if you have any additional questions, to become a certified plumber, feel free to contact us at 501.362.1274 or email ccjones@asub.edu

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