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In 9-12 months a technical certificate will prepare students with experience and, where necessary, licensure to get your career started. If you have any questions about technical certificates please contact Admissions at: 501.882.8860

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Computer Systems Certificates

 Computer Coding Department offers a two year Associate of Applied Science, with a Technical Certificate and a Certificate of Proficiency awarded after the first year is completed. Experts say, learning coding skills is becoming a great way to change career paths or to boost your resume. Graduates can work in multiple settings including: Database Operator, Software Debugger, Software Administrator, Computer Coding, and Mobile App Designer.

Core Requirement Classes (28 Credit Hours)
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I
CST 1104 Introduction to Computer Hardware/Software
CST 1154 Computer Coding
CIS 2873 Structured Programming in the C Language
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
CST 1124 Microcomputer Operating Systems
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
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Computer Information Systems intertwines technology with managing business and solving operational problems.  This program prepares the student to enter the challenging field of computer information systems with knowledge of programming, database management and systems analysis. The program is designed to meet the business community's demand for properly trained information systems specialists, as well as providing the student with a solid background to advance in this rapidly expanding field. Students learn how to develop, design, manage and maintain business technology infrastructure, and be able to inform businesses of their specific technology needs. Students acquire knowledge in topics which include widely used programming languages, database development and manipulation as well as application softwares.  

Core Requirement Classes (9 Credit Hours)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
ACCT 2003 Principles of Accounting I
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)

Elective Class Selection One (3 Credit Hours) Choose One

BSYS 2583 Spreadsheet Applications for Business
CIS 2403 Database Applications

Elective Class Selection Two (3 Credit Hours) Choose One

CIS 2033 Visual Basic Programming
CIS 2873 Structured Programming in the C Language

Elective Classes Section Three (12~ Credit Hours) Choose Four

ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting II
BSYS 2583 Spreadsheet Applications for Business
CIS 1113 Introduction to Macintosh Computers
CIS 2013 Web Page Design
CIS 2023 Computer Animation
CIS 2403 Database Applications
CIS 2453 Microcomputer Applications II
CIS 2813 Desktop Publishing Applications
CIS 2873 Structured Programming in the C Language
GEOG 1233 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
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 Computer Systems and Networking Technology is a hands-on approach to teaching PC/Networking and Computer Hardware/Software. This program offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science, with a Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency being offered after the completion of the first year. Emphasis is not only placed on the hardware skills of computer systems, but also on the soft skills (written and verbal communications) that business and industry are demanding of their employees. A CSNT graduate will have the skills to: design, install, configure and support Microsoft Windows 20XX Server for local, national and global businesses. Upgrade, repair and maintain computer hardware and software. Configure and maintain current operating systems such as Windows Server 20XX, Windows 7 and higher, Linuxas and virtual systems, secure a networked environment and complete basic computer forensics investigations. 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. A student may also decide to continue their education in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Technology which is offered right here on the ASU-Beebe Campus. Our graduates can expect to work in professional work environments ranging from PC consulting firms, large multi-national companies or small family-owned businesses.

Core Requirement Classes (30 Credit Hours)
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
CST 1104 Introduction to Computer Hardware/Software
CST 1114 Networking Essentials - Cisco I
CST 1354 Computer Forensics Essentials
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
CST 1124 Microcomputer Operating Systems
CST 1134 Router Technologies - Cisco II
CST 2134 Local Area Network I
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Humanities Certificates


Students will gain knowledge in the Criminal Justice field and be exposed to the workings of the criminal justice systems, introduced to law enforcement, its history and development in the U.S., the procedures and techniques relating to criminal evidence, and the methods used in achieving organizational change and evaluation of correctional units and probation systems. 

Core Requirement Classes (27 Credit Hours)

MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology
CRIM 1013 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRIM 1023 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIM 2263 Criminal Evidence and Procedure
CRIM 2023 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

Elective Classes (3 Credit Hours) Choose One

POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government
POSC 2023 State and Local Government
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 Students will gain knowledge in the Criminal Justice field and be exposed to the workings of the criminal justice systems, introduced to various topics relating to the collection and comparison of physical evidence, the basics and theory of investigation, and the procedures and techniques relating to criminal evidence.

Core Requirement Classes (27 Credit Hours)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology
CRIM 1013 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRIM 2243 Criminalistics
CRIM 2263 Criminal Evidence and Procedure
CRIM 2253 Criminal Investigation

Elective Classes (3 Credit Hours) Choose One

POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government
POSC 2203 State and Local Government
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The Early Childhood Education (Daycare) program is designed to provide students exposure to practical application as it relates to the development of children from conception to age eight. In addition, students will gain a broad understanding of the state and federal laws pertaining to child care and education, and the laws and accommodations related to special needs children. 

Core Requirement Classes (42 Credit Hours)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
ECH 1003 Child Guidance
ECH 1103 Child Growth and Development
ECH 1113 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (Methods/Materials)
ECH 1213 Perspectives in Early Childhood Education (Prof. Dev.)
ECH 1203 Business Administration in Early Childhood, Health
ECH 2113 Health, First Aid and Safety
ECH 2123 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education
ECH 2203 Exceptional Children
ECH 2303 Math/Science for Early Childhood Education (Finance/Budget)
ECH 2313 Literacy and Language Arts for Early Childhood Education (Nutrition)
ECH 1301 Practicum I
ECH 1302 Practicum II
ECH 2323 Infant and Toddler Curriculum
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 Students will gain knowledge in the Criminal Justice field and be exposed to the workings of the criminal justice systems, given an introduction to law enforcement, its history and development in the U.S., as well as the procedures and techniques relating to criminal evidence.

Core Requirement Classes (27 Credit Hours)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology
CRIM 1023 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIM 1013 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRIM 2263 Criminal Evidence and Procedure
CRIM 2253 Criminal Investigation

Elective Classes (3 Credit Hours) Choose One

POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government
POSC 2203 State and Local Government
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 Students will gain knowledge in the Criminal Justice field and be exposed to the workings of the criminal justice systems, introduced to law enforcement, its history and development in the U.S., and various topics relating to the world of ethics and its application within the criminal justice system, the collection and comparison of physical evidence, the basics and theory of investigation, and the procedures and techniques relating to criminal evidence.

Core Requirement Classes (30 Credit Hours)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
MATH 1023 College Algebra
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology
CRIM 1208 Part-Time II Certified Law Enforcement Training
CRIM 1204 Jailer Standards
EMS 1203 Emergency Medical Responder

Elective Classes (3 Credit Hours) Choose One

POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government
POSC 2203 State and Local Government
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 Students will gain knowledge in the Criminal Justice field and be exposed to the workings of the criminal justice systems, introduced to law enforcement, its history and development in the U.S., and various topics relating to the world of ethics and its application within the criminal justice system, the collection and comparison of physical evidence, the basics and theory of investigation, and the procedures and techniques relating to criminal evidence.

Core Requirement Classes (30 Credit Hours)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology
CRIM 1013 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRIM 1023 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIM 1113 Ethical Dilemmas
CRIM 2263 Criminal Evidence and Procedure
CRIM 2253 Criminal Investigation
Elective Classes (3 Credit Hours) Choose One
POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government
POSC 2203 State and Local Government
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Sciences Certificates

 Students learn hands-on skills working in the plant and soil science labs and the on-site farm, giving the graduates the necessary abilities to fill high demand positions in agriculture-related businesses and industries.

Core Requirement Classes (19 Credit Hours)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
MATH 1013 Technical Mathematics
AGEC 1003 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
AGRI 1213 Seminar in Agri/Making Connections
ANSC 1204 Introduction to Animal Science
PSSC 1303 Introduction to Plant Science

Elective Classes (12-13 Credit Hours) Choose 4

ACCT 2003 Principles of Accounting
ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting II
ANSC 2213 Feeds and Feeding
ANSC 2623 Equine Health and Management
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology
BOT 1104 General Botany
ECON 2313 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2323 Principles of Microeconomics
HORT 2204 General Horticulture
PSSC 2803 Field Crops
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 The field of health information management (medical records) is growing rapidly. The Health Information Assistant 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.

Core Required Classes (33 Credit Hours)
HIA 1103 Medical Terminology I
HIA 1203 Body Structure and Function
HIA 1303 Medical Office Procedure
HIA 1603 CPT Coding
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
HIA 2103 Medical Terminology II
HIA 2203 Medical Office Applications
HIA 2303 Coding
HIA 2503 Internship/OJT
Elective Classes Section One (3 Credit Hours) Choose One
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
COM 1013 Career Communications
Elective Classes Section Two (3 Credit Hours) Choose One
HIA 2313 Disease Processes of the Human Body
BSYS 2403 Medical Transcription
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The pharmaceutical field 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.

Due to the shift in job responsibilities, pharmacists are now serving functions that are more clinical in the pharmacy environment. This shift places a greater demand on the need for qualified pharmacy technicians to serve the distributive function within pharmacy. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (2017), "employment for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow much faster than average" through 2024. The annual average starting pharmacy technician salary is $28,225 for the state of Arkansas (Salary.com, 2017). Pharmacy technicians are in demand for both full and part-time positions, making this career a flexible choice.

In this area of study, hands-on experience complements classroom learning. These experiences help prepare you for national certification, a distinction that creates valuable opportunities with employers across the country. With basic and intermediate level competencies developed within a well-rounded curriculum, the certification and the credentials give you a definitive edge when entering the highly competitive field of pharmacy. Currently, the ASU-Beebe Pharmacy Technician Program has 100% job placement for graduates and 100% pass rate on the national certification exam.

The ASU-Beebe Pharmacy Technician Program has been recognized for educational excellence by the Community for Accredited Online Schools. The program was ranked first among two-year colleges in the nation.

Core Requirement Classes (34 Credit Hours)
PHT 1003 Pharmacy Medical and Drug Terminology
PHT 1013 Pharmacy Math
PHT 1002 Pharmacy Law—State and Federal Law
PHT 1103 Pharmacy Technician Fundamentals
PHT 1004 Pharmacy Pharmacology I
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I
PHT 2004 Pharmacy Pharmacology II
PHT 2013 Aseptic Technique and Compounding
PHT 2113 OTC Drugs and Devices/Communication
PHT 1113 Pharmacy Clinical Rotation
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
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 The Arkansas State University-Beebe Practical Nursing program is 11 months in length. The program integrates clinical learning experiences with classroom theory specific to the role of the Practical Nurse and is located on the Searcy Campus.

Core Requirement Classes (46 Credit Hours)
LPN 2109 Nursing I
LPN 2209 Nursing II
LPN 2309 Nursing III
LPN 1110 Fundamentals of Nursing I
LPN 1209 Fundamentals of Nursing II
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 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.

Core Requirement Classes (12 Credit Hours)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
ENG 1013 Freshman English II
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology
Elective Classes Section One (12 Credit Hours)
BIOL 2104 Microbiology
CHEM 1014 General Chemistry I
PHSC 1204 Physical Science
PHYS 1014 Applied Physics for Health Science
ZOOL 1014 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
ZOOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
ZOOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Elective Classes Section Two (12 Credit Hours)
BIOL 2013 Nutrition
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876
POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology
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Technology/Mechanical Certificates

Come join us on the Searcy Campus and build valuable skills in a fascinating trade. This Computerized Machining Technology program offers you the chance to gain job ready skills for an engaging career. Completion of this program can provide a real sense of pride and accomplishment by showing you how to become skilled at working with computer numerical control (CNC) machine technologies. You will learn how to create tools, dies, molds and other objects, all while obtaining the skills to operate 3-D printers, high-tech lathes and milling equipment to assist you in the creation of such objects. It's an opportunity to learn one of today's most interesting and dependable trades that can be used in an array of fields.

Core Requirement Classes (33 Credit Hours)
CMT 1013 CAD/CAM I
CMT 1103 Prototyping I
CMT 1203 Basic Machining
CMT 1303 CNC I
CMT 2103 Prototyping II
CMT 2023 Metrology
CMT 2703 Advanced Machining
CMT 1313 CNC II
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
COM 1003 Career Communications
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 The Diesel Technology program held at the Arkansas State University-Beebe Searcy campus is designed to prepare students like you to become part of the thriving field that powers heavy duty engine systems and other industry equipment in the world of diesel technologies. Medium and heavy truck mechanics can often expect higher wages than the gasoline counterparts. You will have training in the repairing and maintaining heavy equipment, which includes industrial equipment and heavy trucks. Whether the technician works for a transport company, bus line, or self-employed, this program can help prepare you for any diesel technology field.

The program has been certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and prepares students for entry-level jobs. 

The ASU-Beebe Diesel Technology program is one of only two NATEF Accredited programs in the State of Arkansas.

Core Requirement Classes (34 Credit Hours)
DST 1104 Diesel Engine Technology
DST 1204 Transportation Electronics
DST 1404 Steering and Suspension Systems
MATH 1012 Technical Mathematics (or higher)
IET 1002 Introduction to General Electronics
DST 2104 Climate Control
DST 2204 Brake Systems
DST 2304 Truck Preventive Maintenance
COM 1003 Career Communications
IET 2002 Introduction to General Electronics II
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 This program prepares the individual to obtain marketable technical skills in a variety of areas. Students will be trained in the various technologies employed in a manufacturing plant as well as training the student in a number of different skills that will give students a foundation that can lead to careers in industry or maintenance of commercial and residential complexes. Examples of areas covered are: machining, pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity, drafting, quality control, hand tools, mechanical power and welding. This program is offered on the Searcy Campus and offers a one-year Technical Certificate with a Certificate of Proficiency as well as a option for a two-year Associate of Applied Science in General Technology Degree.

Core Requirement Classes (38 Credit Hours)
IET 1213 Electrical Components
CMT 1203 Basic Machining
IET 1104 AC/DC Circuits
IET 1204 Power Transmission
IET 1304 Electrical Power Systems
IET 2104 Control Systems
WELD 1104 Gas Metal Arc Welding
IET 2303 System Troubleshooting
CMT 2113 Industrial Environment
MATH

1013

 

Technical Math (or higher)
COM 1003 Career Communications
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 Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) is a hands-on based degree program using a wide variety of CADD software packages, including Autodesk products like AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Inventor, and Revit, Dassault Systèmes' SolidWorks, and Creo (formerly known as ProEngineer).

CADD graduates will have the skills to create, revise, and detail, 2D or 3D CADD files such as:

Solid model parts and assemblies using state of the art parametric solid modeling software titles such as SolidWorks, Inventor, Revit, and Creo
Produce professional quality drawings for complete shape, size, and form dimensions and necessary specifications, for parts, assemblies, buildings, structures, and earth projects
Residential and structural construction modeling and detail drawing using AutoCAD and Revit
Develop land parcel drawings, contour mapping, plan and profile views using Civil 3D
Use ESRi'S ArcGIS to perform attribute queries, spatial queries, vector and raster geoprocessing and address locating
Students completing the courses EGT 2144 Introduction to SolidWorks and  EGT 2244 SolidWorks II are prepared and have the opportunity to complete the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) and Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) exam on campus.

Core Requirement Classes (24 Credit Hours)
EGT 1004 Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics
GEOG 1233 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
ENG 1013 Freshman English II
EGT 1114 Intermediate Drafting
EGT 2134 Introduction to Inventor
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 This program is designed to train students to repair vehicles such as powerboats, motorcycles, ATVs, and outdoor power equipment. With training in Power Sports Technology, students get the chance to expand their abilities as a hands-on problem solver. Skills and knowledge gained though the Power Sports Technology program can lead to a greater feeling of independence, personal satisfaction, and financial benefits in this growing career field. Also, a growing interest in ATV's and motorcycles has resulted in an increased demand for professionals who can repair, maintain and service these power sports vehicles.

Core Required Classes (31 Credit Hours)
PST 1003 Power Sports Drive Trains
PST 1013 Power Sports Four-Cycle Engines
PST 1023 Power Sports Fuel Systems
PST 1043 Power Sports Frames, Suspensions, and Brakes
PST 1053 Power Sports Maintenance
PST 1063 Power Sports Marine
PST 1073 Power Sports Two-Cycle & Electrical Engines
IET 1002 Introduction to General Electronics I
IET 2002 Introduction to General Electronics II
COM 1003 Career Communications
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
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 Welding Technology degrees prepare students for entry-level positions in a wide range of industries. Industry job include aerospace, automobile manufacturing, shipbuilding or pipeline construction. Welding is the joining of metal together with heat and a filler metal, connecting beams and columns in buildings, bridges, and much more. Students will be introduce to the most commonly used processes: GTAW, SMAW, GMAW and FCAW. The curriculum used for this program centers around the National Center for Construction Education and Research in Welding (NCCER). Students can earn NCCER credentials recorded in a database accessible online by potential employers. In addition, students can earn a certification through the American Welding Society (AWS). Welding Technology classes are on the Searcy and Heber Springs campuses, and offers: a Certificate of Proficiency (8 hrs), a Technical Certificate (30 hrs), and an Associates of Welding Technology degree (60 hrs).

Core Requirement Classes (22 Credit Hours)
COM 1003 Career Communications (or higher)
MATH 1013 Technical Math (or higher)
WELD 1004 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD 1104 Gas Metal Arc Welding
WELD 1204 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WELD 1304 Metal Fabrication
Elective Classes (8 Credit Hours) Choose Two
WELD 2004 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD 2104 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
WELD 2114 Pipeline Welding
WELD 2204 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WELD 2304 Advanced Metal Fabrication
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