2018-2019 University Catalog

University Profile



ASU-Beebe’s Mission

Arkansas State University-Beebe operates under the policies of the Board of Trustees and President of the Arkansas State University System. Programs at ASU-Beebe function separately under the leadership of the Chancellor. As an operationally separate institution of the ASU System, ASU-Beebe consists of campuses at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and locations at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, Cabot High School, and Lonoke High School. Concurrent classes are held at over a dozen high schools while online courses are available to students world-wide. ASU-Beebe collaborates with Arkansas State University, a four-year institution in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus through on-site, interactive video, and online instruction. As the oldest two-year institution of higher learning in the state, ASU-Beebe has a long history as a student-centered university, dedicated to meeting the needs of its students with high quality programs in a friendly atmosphere. Although primarily attended by commuters, it is also the only two-year institution in the state with residential housing. The University values its students and strive to meet their individual needs. Also, ASU-Beebe values hands-on educational activities and considers its communities to be active partners in developing student skills. ASU-Beebe is committed to community engagement and encourages interconnected activities. The University works with local civic groups, offers co-curricular activities, participates in community events, and fosters a sense of community engagement in students, faculty, and staff.


ASU-Beebe will become a nationally benchmarked institution that empowers individuals, embraces, communities and transforms lives.


Transforming lives through quality learning experiences.

Core Values

While strengthening our practice of being student-centered, we will guide our internal conduct as well as our relationships with those we serve by applying the values of Student success, integrity, diversity, quality and community.

  • Student Success
  • Integrity 
  • Diversity
  • Quality
  • Community

ASUB Student Success Outcomes 
Support and Engagement 

ASUB will maintain an environment that assists each student to be financially, mentally, physically and emotionally secure enough to achieve their college objective. 

Successful students at ASUB: 
Feel physically and psychologically safe and healthy  
Receive tutoring and mentoring that facilitate their academic success 
Feel welcome on campus by employees, student organizations and activities that foster social inclusion 
Demonstrate financial literacy through interactions with offices, personnel and course work  
Goal Completion  
ASUB will work to make sure that each student stays with the University the appropriate amount of time to complete his or her college objective. 

Successful students at ASUB: 
Progress easily through  admission, registration and the enrollment processes 
Choose from extensive coursework available online and on campus  
Receive academic advising that helps them achieve their educational and career goals 
Report effective support from financial, tutoring and other ASUB offices  
Have appropriate and attractive facilities and resources available  
Continue their studies at ASUB across semesters and academic years until graduating from ASUB or achieving their educational goals 
Transfer successfully to a four-year university to continue their studies or obtain employment within their field or chosen career  
ASUB will provide students with the communication skills necessary to succeed professionally. 

Successful students at ASUB: 
Write clearly, concisely and accurately and revise with logical organization utilizing technological resources  
Read for comprehension so they can restate, explain, infer and interpret information  
Listen for comprehension so they can restate, explain, infer and interpret information  
Speak clearly, concisely, accurately, logically, persuasively and enthusiastically  
Participate in collaborative learning experiences  
Society and Self 
ASUB will provide an environment that equips each student to grow as a person, gaining respect and appreciation for both themselves and the world around them. 

Successful students at ASUB: 
Encounter people, situations, and experiences that promote an appreciation for diversity 
Develop interpersonal skills appropriate to professional and academic situations 
Exemplify integrity and ethical behavior in academic, vocational and personal pursuits 
Engage in activities that promote leadership development 
Plan, prepare and initiate goals towards personal, professional and organizational goals  
Demonstrate knowledge of self in the context of society 
Creative and Analytical Thinking  
ASUB will provide an educational experience that prepares each student to perform well academically, now and in future endeavors. 
Successful students at ASUB: 
Solve problems by recommending, generalizing, modifying, reconstructing, creating and summarizing  
Solve a variety of mathematical problems using both traditional and technological techniques and models  
Apply mathematical and scientific reasoning to new and real-life situations while drawing appropriate conclusions  
Research a subject by identifying and evaluating information utilizing traditional and technological resources appropriate to the problem or task 
Read, interpret, quantify, model and graph data using traditional and technological formats 
Interpret and evaluate scientific data presented in various formats 
Analyze and compare alternative hypotheses or viewpoints 

Philosophy of General Education

The general education core at ASU-Beebe provides learning experiences in a variety of academic disciplines designed to give students an opportunity to acquire the body of knowledge and skills common to educated people regardless of their career paths. Recognizing the importance of life-long learning, the faculty has identified the desired characteristics for students completing the general education component:

  1. The successful student will have mastered the basic skills, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, mathematics, computer interaction, and library and informational technologies.
  2. The successful student will have developed higher order thinking skills, such as summary, synthesis, analysis, interpretation, organization, problem solving, and evaluation.
  3. The successful student will have developed a personal system of values, including dependability, work ethic, self-reliance, sense of self-value, honesty and integrity, and good interpersonal skills.

By obtaining these essential values, the students will have prepared themselves for their future path.


University Accreditation

Arkansas State University-Beebe is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

A commission of the:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, Illinois 60604

(800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456



Program Accreditations

Agriculture Equipment Technology

Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

275 N. York Street, Suite 401 • Elmhurst, IL 600126 • (630) 433-4514 • www.atmae.org

Autobody Technology

Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101 • Leesburg, VA 20175 • (703) 669-6650 • www.natef.org

Automotive Technology

Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101  • Leesburg, VA 20175 • (703) 669-6650 • www.natef.org

Computer Systems and Networking Technology

Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

275 N. York Street, Suite 401

Elmhurst, IL 600126

(630) 433-4514


Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

275 N. York Street, Ste 401

Elmhurst, IL 600126

(630) 433-4514


Concurrent Enrollment Program

The ASU-Beebe Concurrent Enrollment Program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)

PO Box 578

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(919) 593-5205


Diesel Technology

Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175

(703) 669-6650


Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

1361 Park Street

Clearwater, FL 33756

(727) 210-2350


Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

Accredited by HVAC Excellence

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20006


Medical Laboratory Technology

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

5600 N. River Road, Suite 720

Rosemont, IL 60018

(773) 714-8880



Pharmacy Technician

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

7272 Wisconsin Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 664-8877

Fax: (301) 664-8877


Practical Nursing

Approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing University Tower

1123 South University Avenue, Bldg. Suite 800

Little Rock, AR 72204


Veterans Training

Approved by the Arkansas State Approving Agency for Veterans Training

525 West Capitol Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72201


Veterinary Technician

Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)

1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100

Schaumburg, IL 60173


Welding Technology

Accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

13614 Progress Boulevard

Alachua, FL 32615



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GED Offices

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GED Testing

The ASU-Beebe Adult Education Centers offer Official GED® Testing on the Searcy campus. 

Services Offered

ASUB Adult Ed offers a variety of services and trainings to better prepare the community for the workforce.

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Workforce Education

These short-term classes are usually offered at night, weekends, or online and are designed to enhance personal or professional skills. 

Community Education

The Continuing Education/Workforce Development Department at ASU-Beebe sponsors numerous non-credit classes that are designed to meet the needs of the general public and business workforce.

Advanced Programs

Through a partnership between A-State and ASUB, students may earn baccalaureate degrees from Arkansas State University by taking coursework at the Degree Center on the Beebe campus.

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