Emergency Medical Services offers Emergency Medical Technician (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 ASU Beebe program graduates numerous job opportunities through the country. Classes meet during the week at night. ASUB is the only night program in the state. EMT classes are offered in the Fall and Spring semester and takes one semester to complete. The paramedic program starts in June each year and are completed in June.
The field of health information management (medical records) is growing rapidly. The Health Information Technology program provides students with knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of health information managers. Through the use of textbooks, applications, and simulations, students are given the opportunity to develop the skills required for this field. These skills include: International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD 10-CM) and Procedure Classification System (ICD 10-PCS), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding, insurance billing, records management, HIPAA regulations, and office management.
The life sciences comprise the branches of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms – such as microorganisms, plants, animals, and human beings. These courses are designed to meet the needs of the general student wishing to secure an understanding of the fundamental biological principles. Students taking life science courses desire to pursue a degree or certificate in health-care professions, transfer to four-year institutions offering programs in life science fields of study, or have other related interests concerning life science. The courses offered range from a general study of biology to more specialized offerings in microbiology and human anatomy & physiology.
The mathematics department strives to provide a supportive learning environment where students can acquire the analytical and problem solving skills needed in nearly every field of endeavor. We offer courses designed to prepare students for leading roles in education, science, business, industry, and other careers. Whether you need foundation classes or higher-level math, ASU-Beebe can provide what you need. You can learn basic skills, earn required math credits for certificates and degree programs, or prepare for transfer to a four-year school.
Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) prepares you for work in a medical lab under the direction of a pathologist performing procedures in hematology, serology, immunology, chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology and urinalysis.
MLT graduates from ASU-Beebe will obtain skills to:
•Analyze components of bodily fluids, isolation and identification of microorganisms
•Study blood components, perform pre-transfusion tests and determine immune responses
•Develop data that may be used in the diagnosis of disease and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment
•Perform tests to assist physicians in the diagnosis of patients and aid in the prognosis of patients
The Patient Care Technology program will introduce students to curricula in Nursing Assistant, EKG/Telemetry, Phlebotomy, Emergency Medicine, and Medical Terminology. The program includes face-to-face and online instruction as well as a variety of lab activities for the critical hands-on learning. Students who complete the program will be eligible to test and receive a national certification in Patient Care Technology making them much more employable as Patient Care Technicians (PCTs). Students who wish to pursue further study may do so with credits earned.
Pharmacy technicians play an integral role in today's medical field. These professionals are responsible for the control or distribution of pharmaceuticals in hospital, clinical and retail settings.
It is a structured, fast-paced environment, and pharmacy technicians are committed to their profession and the people they serve. The Pharmacy Technician Program at ASU-Beebe is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). ASU-Beebe offers three options in this field of study —Certificate of Proficiency, Technical Certificate or Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology.
Physical science is the study of nonliving matter, energy, and the physical properties of the universe. Courses in physical science prepare students for careers as a chemist or geologist to careers in engineering or pharmacology. ASU-Beebe offers courses in chemistry, physics, earth science, physical science, and other related areas.
The Arkansas State University-Beebe Nursing program includes two levels of education and training.
The Practical Nursing program is 11 months in length. The program accepts student twice a year in January and June. The program integrates clinical learning experiences with classroom theory specific to the role of the Practical Nurse.
The Registered Nursing program is a one-year accelerated program which enables LPN program graduates and certified paramedics to pursue the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) Degree and prepare for the Registered Nurse national certification exam. Applicants to this program will be required to have completed 34 hours of prerequisite coursework before matriculation.
The ASU-Beebe Veterinary Technology Program is dedicated to supporting the growth of certified veterinary technicians by providing a solid education that has its basis founded in knowledge, skills, professionalism and ethics.
The program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Committee of Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) and provides hands-on education in veterinary technology operations. Students will develop entry level competencies necessary to obtain employment in veterinary hospitals and industry. Students are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) after graduation from the program. Successfully completing the degree and passing the VTNE, students can then be certified in the State of Arkansas. ASU-Beebe offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology.