Community Colleges in Alabama

 

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List of Community Colleges in Alabama

1. Alabama Southern Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS

Established: 1991
Website: www.ascc.edu
No. of Students: 1400
Contact No: (251) 575-8222
E-Mail: admissions@ascc.edu

PROFILE:

Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year college or make your mark in the workplace right away, we have the program for you. Start your future at Alabama Southern – we’ll help you soar to success in less time, with less debt.

Alabama Southern has reinvented the community college, bringing new life to Southwest Alabama and a refreshing change to education in America. Alabama Southern is a state-supported, fully accredited, comprehensive two-year college serving southwest Alabama with campuses in Monroeville, Thomasville, Gilbertown, and Jackson. With many four-year college tuitions starting at $20,000 a year, Alabama Southern offers many of the same courses offered at major universities at a fraction of the cost.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Distance Education
University Transfer
Associate in Arts Degrees
Career Technical Programs
Business Technology
Construction Electricity
Cosmetology
Electrical and Instrumentation Technology
Industrial Maintenance Technology
Machine Technology
Paper and Chemical Technology
Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing (RN)
Practical Nursing (PN)
Welding

COLLEGE CAMPUS:
The Thomasville campus is home to the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum. In addition to two full service campuses located in these cities, learning centers are located in Gilbertown, and Jackson, Alabama. The Monroeville campus is located at 2800 South Alabama Avenue and The Thomasville campus is located at 30755 Highway 43 South.

ADMISSIONS:
Applying for Admission to Alabama Southern is easy. Alabama Southern has an open-door admission policy. Admission to college coursework may require graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma (GED). Students without a high school diploma or GED may apply for selected programs after passing the Ability to Benefit Test. An official transcript of all previous academic work is also required. Various programs of study have different admission requirements.

FINANCIAL AID:
Our mission is to assist students and their families as they face the challenge of paying for college. We recognize that in many instances individuals and their parents are simply not able to meet the entire cost of a college education; therefore, in cases where this is true, the College will assist students in trying to meet these obligations. Our financial aid programs are comprehensive in nature and range from scholarships to work study. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE ALABAMA SOUTHERN STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID!

2 Bevill State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established: 1992
Website: www.bscc.edu
No. of Students: 3,604
Contact No: (205) 932-3221

PROFILE:

Bevill State Community College provides an ideal environment for learning and professional development. As a public, two-year, “open door” institution, Bevill State Community College is committed to providing comprehensive education and educational support services for people in West Central Alabama and beyond. As a member of the Alabama State system of community, junior, and technical colleges, Bevill State seeks to enhance intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development through a variety of means

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Quality education
Training and retraining for the workforce
Including basic skills education
Occupational
career technical
Pre-baccalaureate programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Bevill State Community College strives to provide its students with state-of-the-art, well equipped campuses to meet the educational and self-developmental needs of each student. Each campus provides extensive library resources, bookstores, meeting facilities, dining facilities and much more. Select a campus above to learn more about its available features.

ADMISSIONS:

Bevill State Community College has an open admission policy. The open admission policy allows Bevill State to admit all applicants based on their unique criteria. Some programs require that applicants meet additional guidelines before admission is granted to those programs

FINANCIAL AID:

It is important that you complete the FAFSA application as soon as possible. Remember, you must fill out a FAFSA form each year to be considered for financial assistance. Bevill State encourages students to apply as soon as possible after January 1 for the upcoming academic year. Once you have filled out the FAFSA, we encourage you to fill out the Bevill State online scholarship application to be eligible for additional funds.

3. Bishop State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1927
Website : www.bishop.edu
No. of Students : 3,896
Contact No : (251) 405-7135,
E-mail : lwright@bishop.edu.

PROFILE:

Bishop State Community College is a state-supported, open-admission, urban community college located in Mobile, Alabama. The College consists of four city campuses, dedicated to serving the residents of Mobile and Washington counties in southwest Alabama. The College is part of the Alabama College System, the state-supported network of two-year community, junior, and technical colleges that serves the residents of Alabama

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Bishop State offers high quality educational and support services in each of the College’s Academics and Technical divisions:
Education,
Humanities,
Natural Science and Mathematics,
Business and Economics,
Social Sciences, and
Health-Related Professions.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

BSCC offers classes at other convenient off-campus sites: Baker High School, Citronelle High School, Mary Montgomery High School, Theodore High School, and McIntosh High School.

ADMISSIONS:

Upon completing your application there are additional admissions’ requirements. A copy of your driver’s license or state non-drivers’s license. Submit official copies of one of the following types of transcripts: High School transcript from an accredited institution GED transcript

FINANCIAL AID:

Bishop State provides comprehensive information and services regarding opportunities to finance the cost of education. We recognize that financial assistance is an important key to helping you reach your educational and career goals. BSCC participates in the following Federal, State and Institutional Financial Aid Programs: Academic Competitiveness Grant, Alabama Student Assistant Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work Study Program Scholarships, Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and VA Educational Benefits. Bishop State Community College does not participate in the federal student loan program.

4. Calhoun Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1942
Website : www.calhoun.edu
No. of Students : 11,500
Contact No : (256) 306-2500

PROFILE:

The largest of the two-year institutions comprising The Alabama Community College System, Calhoun is an open-admission, community-based, state-supported, coeducational, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality and accessible education to individuals in its four-county service area.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Calhoun Community College Offers 49 associate degree options and 52 career/certificate programs

ADMISSIONS:

All applicants/reapplicants must present identification documentation to the Admissions Office in the form of one primary form, such as an unexpired driver’s license, unexpired state issued identification card, or unexpired U.S. Passport; or (2) two secondary forms, one may be a non-photo ID such as a social security card or birth certificate, and one must be a picture ID such as a military ID or employee ID. For further information concerning this policy or a list of acceptable forms of documentation, please contact the Admissions Office.

 

5. Central Alabama Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1989
Website : www.cacc.edu
No. of students : 2,177
Contact No : 256-234-6346

PROFILE:

Central Alabama Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate in Science degree, Associate in Applied Science degree, Associate in Occupational Technology degree, and certificates

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Nursing
PN Program
ADN Program
Nursing Mobility Program

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Today, the Alexander City and Childersburg campuses offer resources and expertise which address the education and training needs of central Alabama.

ADMISSIONS:

The minimum requirements for admission into this college is for PN or ADN Program: Official TEAS V Score GPA of 2.5 or Higher on last 24 Sem. Hrs., Copy of Current CPR Card, Eligible for ENG 101 and BIO 201, Eligible for MTH 116 or Higher for PN , Eligible for MTH 100 or Higher for ADN.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office would like to take this opportunity to wish you success in your endeavors while enrolled at CACC. It is our policy and mission to offer you financial counseling and assistance to help you pursue your educational goals.

6. Community College of the Air Force

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1972
Website : www.au.af.mil
No. of Students : 351,715
Contact No : (334) 953-2014
E-mail : 42ABW/PA

PROFILE:

The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is a federal program offered by the United States Air Force which grants two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in association with Air University. The CCAF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools through Air University.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

The CCAF offers Associates of Applied Science degrees in five broad career areas:

Aircraft and Missile Maintenance
Allied Health
Electronics and Telecommunications
Logistics and Resources
Public and Support Services
Within those 5 broad areas, the CCAF currently offers 67 specific degree programs.

AU-ABC program:

In June 2007 Air University announced a new program where four-year colleges accept the entire value (60 credits) of the CCAF Associates degree towards a Bachelor degree, requiring only 60 more credits (typically upper division, core classes). This program is called the Air University Associate-To-Baccalaureate Cooperative. It has been publicized as a convenient way for an Airman to complete their 4 year degree. It has also served to boost the desirability of a CCAF degree, as there is a notion among the enlisted members that a CCAF Associate degree only holds value in the Air Force community. As of October 2009 the AU-ABC program included 42 civilian colleges and universities offering 209 bachelor’s degree programs.

7. Enterprise State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.escc.edu
Contact No : (334) 347-2623

PROFILE:

Enterprise-Ozark Community College is a community college located in Enterprise, in the U.S. state of Alabama. It was created by the Alabama State Board of Education in February 2003 by reorganizing Enterprise State Junior College to include the Alabama Aviation Centers at Ozark and Mobile. In December 2009, the Alabama State Board of Education approved a name change for the college to Enterprise State Community College with a marketing name for the aviation programs as the Alabama Aviation Center, a unit of Enterprise State Community College.

INSTITUTIONAL GOALS
• To Prepare Students for Transfer
• To Prepare Students for Immediate Employment and Career Advancement
• To Assist Persons in Formulating and Achieving Their Educational Goals
• To Assist Persons in Improving Learning Skills, Overcoming Educational Deficiencies, and Adapting to Technological Changes
• To Improve the Social, Economic, and Cultural/Recreational Life in Our Communities

FINANCIAL AID:

Enterprise State Community College students should go to studentloans.gov to complete entrance counseling requirements for Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers. Enterprise State Community College students should go to studentloans.gov to complete exit counseling requirements for Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers.

8. Faulkner State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.faulknerstate.edu
No. of Students : 5200
Contact No : (251)580-2100

PROFILE:

With more than 100 areas of study, they offer academic transfer programs in everything from Art to Zoology. All academic courses are guaranteed by state law to transfer to any of Alabama’s public universities. You can choose from more than 40 technical programs that can help you enter into high-paying professions, such as Industrial Maintenance, Welding, Computer Technology, Office Administration, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technology (EMT), Registered Nursing, Surgical Technology and even Golf Course, Turf and Hotel/Resort Management.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • American Dental Association
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • American Culinary Federation Educational Institute
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs – Surgical Technologist
  • Commission on Accreditation of Hospitality Management
  • The College offers athletics programs in the following fields: Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, and Cheerleading.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Faulkner State has three locations. The administrative campus is located in Bay Minette, Alabama. It also has two additional campuses located in Fairhope, Alabama and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

ADMISSIONS:

Applicants must complete the Application for Admission form which may be obtained upon request from the Admissions Office of the College or on their Web site. Applicants should submit their application to the Office of Admissions, Faulkner State Community College, 1900 U.S. Hwy 31 South, Bay Minette, AL, 36507, as early as possible prior to the semester in which they plan to enroll. Prospective students may also apply online on the College’s Web site.

FINANCIAL AID:

Federal regulations require all students receiving federal financial aid (Federal Title 4 aid including: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Stafford Subsidized, Unsubsidized or Plus Loans or Alabama Student Assistance) to make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of a degree or certificate. Academic progress must be monitored for all terms of enrollment, whether or not financial aid was received. All students are evaluated once during the academic year. A student will be evaluated each time he/she applies for financial aid which will be at least annually. If a student requests an additional award of federal financial aid within the current award year, the Satisfactory Academic Progress will be evaluated before the additional award is processed. Satisfactory progress is not to be confused with “good standing”. A student can meet the FSCC requirements of “good standing” and be allowed to enroll but not meet the minimum standards to receive financial aid while enrolled.

9. Gadsden State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.gadsdenstate.edu
No. of Students : 8,000
Contact No : (256) 549-8200

PROFILE:

Gadsden State Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Gadsden, Anniston, and Centre, Alabama. The college’s service area includes Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, and parts of St. Clair counties. The college experienced some turmoil in 2013 when the vast majority of faculty and staff voted no confidence in the college president, Ray Staats. Two months after the vote, he was placed on leave and an interim president appointed

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic Division
Technical Division

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

As of 2009, the college has four campuses and two centers: the Wallace Drive Campus, the East Broad Campus, the Ayers Campus, the Valley Street Campus, the McClellan Center, and the Gadsden State Cherokee Center

ADMISSIONS:

Becoming a part of Gadsden state student body is easy. They’ll walk through the admission process and tell you about financial aid possibilities.

FINANCIAL AID:

To ensure financial aid processing prior to the beginning of classes, FAFSAs must be completed at least 15 business days prior to the first day of the term, and all verification documents must be received in the Financial Aid Office at least ten business days prior to the first day of the term. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at www.fafsa.gov. Click here to review common mistakes to avoid when filing a FAFSA. Click here for a link to tips dealing with unique situations that may arise when completing your FAFSA. Click here to view seven easy steps to the FAFSA.

10. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1963
Website : www.trenholmtech.cc.al.us
No. of Students : 1,758

PROFILE:

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is a community college in Montgomery, Alabama. The college awards associate’s degrees and certificates in a variety of healthcare and technical disciplines. The current iteration of the college was formed in 2001 by the merger of Trenholm State Technical College (founded 1963) with John M. Patterson Technical School (founded 1961).

J. F. Drake State Technical College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1961
Website : www.dstc.cc.al.us
No. of Students : 1,258
Contact No : (256)539-8161

PROFILE:

J. F. Drake State Technical College is a community college in Huntsville, Alabama. As of the Fall 2010 semester, Drake State has an enrollment of 1,258 students.[1] The college was founded in 1961 as the Huntsville State Vocational Technical College. In 1966, the school was renamed J. F. Drake State Technical Trade School in honor of Joseph Fanning Drake, a long-serving president of Alabama A&M University. After desegregating in 1967, the school took the name J.F. Drake State Technical College in 1973. In 2013, the college was again renamed after long awaited state approval. The college is now officially known as J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College. This change was petitioned for after the institution earned membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in July 2012.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting Technology, Adult Education, Automotive Service Technology, Barbering Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Electrical Technology, Engineering Graphics, Heating and Air Conditioning Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Computer Information Systems Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Medical Assisting Technology, Nursing Assistant, Office Systems Technology, Practical Nursing, and Welding. I

ADMISSIONS:

J. F. Drake State Technical College admits on a first come first served basis all students who meet the established admission criteria. Admission decisions will be made without regard to the applicant’s race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age. The Office of Admissions is the first stop for students who desire to enter the college. The Office of Admissions processes registration packets which include the application for admittance and the other necessary documents for acceptance into the college. For a detailed list of steps to complete the enrollment process visit the “Registration Steps Guide”. The Office of Admissions also coordinates the graduation activities as well as requests for transcripts once a student leaves the college.

FINANCIAL AID:

Student financial assistance is available to those students who qualify to receive funds to help cover the cost of attending this institution. The primary purpose of financial aid is to help those students in need of monetary assistance to attend college. However, some financial assistance programs, such as leadership and academic scholarships, are not solely based on financial need of the applicant.

11. J. F. Ingram State Technical College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.istc.edu
No. of Students : 543
Contact No : (334) 285-5177

PROFILE:

J. F. Ingram State Technical College was established by the Alabama Legislature in 1965 as J. F. Ingram State Technical Institute. Named for Mr. John F. Ingram, a nationally known pioneer in vocational education, the college was created to train incarcerated men and women in useful occupations in preparation for a successful return to society. J. F. Ingram State Technical College was established by the Alabama Legislature in 1965 as J. F. Ingram State Technical Institute. Named for Mr. John F. Ingram, a nationally known pioneer in vocational education, the college was created to train incarcerated men and women in useful occupations in preparation for a successful return to society. Today Dr. Hank Dasinger serves as President of J.F. Ingram State Technical College. The College offers vocational training in 21 career fields on three campuses. In addition, there are five basic education sites and special education services are provided in correctional facilities across the state.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Special Education Services (SES)
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Training for Business (TBI)
Dean of Instruction (DI)
Career Technical Education(CTE)
Training for Business

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Ingram State Technical College offers programs and services at the following correctional facilities: Frank Lee (Ingram Main Campus), Draper, Staton, Tutwiler, Elmore, Kilby, Red Eagle, Donaldson, Columbiana.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission to Ingram State Technical College is open to incarcerated men and women who are in its geographical jurisdiction as prescribed by the Alabama State Board of Education. The objective of Student Services is to assist students in formulating and achieving their career, educational and personal goals. Generally, an applicant must be at least 16 years of age.

12. Jefferson Davis Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.jdcc.edu
Motto : Start here, go anywhere!
Contact No : (251)867-4832

PROFILE:

Jefferson Davis Community College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Brewton and Atmore offering students a unique educational experience. Class sizes are small, allowing faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. The College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic Program
Technical Program
Nursing
Adult Education/GED
Community and Industry

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The college has campuses in Brewton and Atmore, Alabama. The Woodfin Patterson Auditorium hosts cultural events. There is also a new One-Stop Student Services Center, a recreational and experiential learning park, and a three- hole practice golf course.

ADMISSIONS:

Students may enter at the beginning of the fall, spring, or summer semester. Students are urged to make application 30 days in advance of the time they wish to enroll. All applicants who submit an Application for Admission to Jefferson Davis Community College must complete the Signature Page & Residency Declaration form and submit it to the Registrar’s office as part of the application process. This form is the last page of the paper application and students are directed to this form once the online application is submitted. Students will not be allowed to regsiter for a second term or have an official transcript released until this form is submitted.

FINANCIAL AID:

Jefferson Davis Community College offers a comprehensive financial aid package for eligible students who attend. Financial aid comes in the form of federal as well as institutional funds. Programs, processes and rules of use are detailed. Federal Work-Study: Provides part-time jobs on campus and in the community for needy students. Students must apply for the Federal Pell, but may be awarded work-study even if he/she does not qualify for Pell. Awards are made on first-come, first-serve basis. Job placement will be to campus openings first.

13. Jefferson State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.jeffstateonline.com
No. of Students : 10,000
Contact No : (205) 853-1200/(800) 239-5900

PROFILE:

Jefferson State Community College, more often known as ‘Jeff State’, is a two-year college in the Alabama Community College System. Jefferson State offers more than 120 university transfer programs, 20 career programs with multiple options, and numerous certificate programs. These programs are offered during the day, evening, weekends and via the Internet. The school is well known for its competitive Heath and Biological Science programs. It has an ESL program as well as a variety of community and continuing education classes. It hosts a Career Center, workforce training, and call center classes on campus. Each campus is equipped with computer labs and libraries available to all students, faculty, and staff.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Banking and Finance
Bachelor Degree Programs
Biomedical Equipment Technology
Business Management
Degree Evaluation
Child Development
Clinical Laboratory Technology
Construction & Building Science Technology
Computer Information Systems Technology
Culinary & Hospitality Management
Distance Education
Emergency Medical Services
Fire Science
Funeral Service Education
Graduation
Law Enforcement
Manufacturing Technology
Nursing Education
Office Administration Technology
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Course Descriptions
Course Outlines
ROTC Opportunities
University Parallel Transfer Programs
Transfer/General Studies Division
Veterinary Technology
Transfer Programs
Degree Evaluation
Graduation

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The current campus locations are the Jefferson Campus in eastern Jefferson County, the Shelby-Hoover Campus in northern Shelby County, the St. Clair-Pell City Center in Pell City, and the Chilton-Clanton Center in Clanton.

ADMISSIONS:

Students are expected to pay all tuition and fees at the time of registration. Students can expect to be dropped at any time from all classes due to non-payment of tuition and fees.

FINANCIAL AID:

The philosophy of Enrollment Services is that no student should be denied access to postsecondary education because of financial barriers. While the primary responsibility of paying for college lies with the student and the student’s family, Jefferson State Community College offers a variety of aid, such as grants, loans, scholarships, and work study to assist as many qualified students as possible. In order to be considered for federal student aid, students must be unconditionally admitted into an eligible degree-seeking program.

14. Lawson State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1949
Website : www.lawsonstate.edu
Contact No : (205)925-2515

PROFILE:

Lawson State Community College, located in the southwestern section of Birmingham, is composed of two main divisions–an academic division and a career/technical division. As of July 1, 2005, Bessemer State Technical College merged with Lawson State Community College. Under the merged college, Lawson State has seen its most celebrated years. In 2011, Lawson State was featured as a Top 50 Community College, making history in the state. And, in 2013, it moved from 33 out of 50 on the list (of top colleges) to #5. Lawson State has also been recognized by the White House (and celebrated by the Obama Administration) as a Champion of Change.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Business & Technologies
College Transfer
Career Technical Programs
Health Professions Programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

There are two campuses of Lawson State Community College, one in Bessemer, Alabama and the other campus in Birmingham, Alabama. The distance between both campuses is roughly 9 miles.

ADMISSIONS:

Please have your official high school transcript or GED score report mailed to our office. Males age 18 through 25 must provide proof of selective service registration. To register for selective service or to print selective service registration proof

FINANCIAL AID:

Lawson State Community College offers financial assistance to students who are in need of help to pay the cost of their education. Financial aid is designed to supplement the family’s ability to finance the students educational expenses.

15. Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1969
Website : www.lbwcc.edu
No. of Students : 1,790
Contact No : (334) 881-2211

PROFILE:

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College are one of 1,195 comprehensive community colleges in the United States, which educate 46% of all undergraduate students in the country and award 555,000 associate degrees and 295,000 certificates each year. LBW is one of the 26 member colleges of the Alabama Community College System, a leading resource for providing higher education and economic development in our state.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic Division

Business-Information Technology/Social Science Division
Math & Science Division
Language & Humanities Division
Fine Arts Division
Applied Technology
Nursing
Allied Health

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) is a community college with campuses in Andalusia, Greenville, and Opp, Alabama.

ADMISSIONS:

Applicants should submit the identification referenced above to the Office of Student Services in person. Those applicants unable to present identification in person must submit a legible copy by mail or via electronic submission. In addition, all male students between the ages of 18 and 26 must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Lurleen B Wallace Community College office offers a variety of programs and assistance for students seeking funding for their education. This includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), WIA/TAA, Vocational Rehabilitation, scholarships and other programs.

16. Marion Military Institute

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1842
Website : www.marionmilitary.edu
Contact No : (800)664-1842
Email : webmaster@marionmilitary.edu

PROFILE:

Since 1887, Marion Military Institute (MMI) has achieved a national reputation for preparing young men and women for successful civilian and military careers. This is accomplished by providing the best possible educational program for its students in a conservative, disciplined environment thereby developing their intellectual, physical, moral, social and leadership capabilities. Students from all over the world attend MMI to establish a strong foundation for future study, and to take advantage of its military training programs. MMI is one of only six Military junior colleges in the United States which offer unique military training programs. These programs include the Army’s two-year Early Commissioning Program (ECP), an Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program through which qualified students can earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant after only two years of college. The Service Academy Preparation Program (SAP) is a freshman year of solid academic and physical preparation for students who wish to attend one of the Service Academies (West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, or Coast Guard Academy). MMI also offers the first two years of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

U.S. Military Academy at West Point
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Marion Military Institute, 1101 Washington St. Marion, AL 36756

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. In addition to the completed application, the following must be submitted: $30 Application Fee, Copy of Birth Certificate or Proof of U.S. Citizenship, Copy of Social Security Card, Copy of Immunization Record, Copy of all High School and College Transcripts, Verification of ACT or SAT Scores, $200 Reservation Fee (once you have decided to attend MMI)

FINANCIAL AID:

The Marion Military Institute Office of Financial Aid is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST. Recently the U.S. Department of Education reduced the duration of a student’s eligibility to receive Pell grant funds from 18 semesters or 12 semesters. This applies to all students effective with the 2012-2013 award year. The calculation includes all earlier years of the student’s receipt of Pell.

17. Northeast Alabama Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1963
Website : www.nacc.edu
No. of Students : 3,370
Contact No : (256) 638-4418 or (256) 228-6001

PROFILE:

NACC is one of the leading community colleges in the nation. They offer a comprehensive educational program, which includes outstanding technical/career and academic transfer programs, all provided at a very affordable price. Our graduates and students consistently score high on nationally standardized tests and licensing examinations. Graduates of our technical/career programs have been ranked first within the Alabama Community College System in job retention, and our students have placed first within the system on the BASIC SKILLS test given to prospective teachers. NACC personnel take special pride in the achievements of our students.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Business and Computer Science
English and Fine ArtsHealth Sciences
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Social Science, Speech, and Foreign Language
Workforce Development
Skills Training

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), located near Rainsville, Alabama, is a comprehensive community college which offers a variety of programs leading to the associate degree in the arts, sciences, and applied sciences.

ADMISSIONS:

Northeast Alabama Community College has an open-door admissions policy to ensure that every person has the opportunity to attain a college education. To take classes for college credit, you must first complete the NACC application for admission. Apply early to make sure you have plenty of time to complete assessment testing, attend orientation, visit with an advisor, plan your course schedule and register for classes.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office is located in Wallace Admin. Bldg. 101. See map. The objective of the Financial Aid Office is to assist students who have financial need by providing an aid package that may include scholarships, grants, loans, and work on campus.

18. Northwest–Shoals Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1993 by merger
Website : www.nwscc.edu
No. of Students : 5,300
Contact No : (256)331.5200

PROFILE:

Finally, in 1993 the Alabama State Board of Education merged Northwest Alabama Community College and Shoals Community College to form Northwest–Shoals Community College. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved the merger in 1993 and renewed the school’s accreditation in 1999. Northwest–Shoals Community College is part of the Alabama College System, a statewide system of postsecondary colleges, governed by the Alabama Board of Education. The school derives its original charter from the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act of 1963.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Health Linkage
Associate in Occupational tech
Associate in Arts/Science

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Northwest–Shoals Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education with two campuses. One campus is located in Phil Campbell, Alabama and the second campus is located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. It is intended to serve Colbert County, Franklin County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, and portions of Winston County.

ADMISSIONS:

Northwest-Shoals Community College will consider for admission all qualified applicants. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability or national origin. However, the College reserves the right to individually review any applicant for admission based on whether a particular applicant’s admission would be prejudicial to the general welfare of the College.

FINANCIAL AID:

The NW-SCC Financial Aid office provides information and services regarding financing the cost of your education. Financial Aid staff members are available to meet with you concerning your options. Financial assistance available through our office includes grants, scholarships, loans, student employment and veteran’s services.

19. Reid State Technical College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1963
Website : www.rstc.edu
No. of Students : 760
Contact No : (251)578-1313

PROFILE:

Reid State Technical College is a rural, degree-granting, two-year institution that provides quality academic and technical education to students from diverse backgrounds and abilities. The college promotes economic growth by preparing a qualified workforce for business and industry.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Building Construction Technology
Collision Repair Technology
Commercial Truck Driving
Computer Information Systems
Cosmetology
Cosmetology Instructor Training
Early Child Care Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Reid State Technical College is a community college in Evergreen, Alabama.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission policies at Reid State College are administered by the Student Affairs Division which operates under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Office of Admissions and Records is responsible for interpreting and implementing Alabama State Board Policy as well as federal, state, and local laws and policies in regard to admission of students to the College and the maintenance of academic records.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Office of Financial Aid at Reid State is responsible for assisting students with financial help in pursing their educational goals through a combination of available grants, scholarships, work-study, and numerous off-campus agencies making monies available for educational assistance.

20. Shelton State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1952 (earliest predecessor) 1994 (consolidated)
Website : www.sheltonstate.edu
No. of Students : 7,000
Contact No : (205)391-2211

PROFILE:

Shelton State Community College is a two-year community college located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Operated by the Alabama State Department of Postsecondary Education, Shelton is one of the largest two-year colleges in the state.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic Division

Allied Health
Behavioral Sciences
Business/Computer Science
Fine Arts
Health and Wellness, Food and Nutrition
Humanities & Communications Arts
Language
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Community & Corporate Education

Technical Division

Mercedes Partnership

Construction/Transportation

Cosmetology/Culinary Arts
Industrial Electricity/Electronics
Industrial/Manufacturing Technologies
Office Administration
Online Learning
Adult Education
Workforce Development

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Shelton State fields six varsity sports teams in the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) in Division I of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Two of the sports are women’s (Softball and basketball), two are men’s (baseball and basketball), and one is coed (cheerleading). Shelton State’s sports teams are called the Buccaneers and their colors are gold and emerald.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission policies at Shelton State Community College are administered by the Student Services Division which operates under the direction of the Dean of Students. The Office of Admissions and Records is responsible for interpreting and implementing Alabama State Board Policy as well as federal, state, and local laws and policies in regard to admission of students to the College and the maintenance of academic records.

FINANCIAL AID:

Apply for admission and have on file a copy of the high school transcript, GED scores or academic transcripts from other colleges previously attended. Transient students are not eligible to receive financial aid. Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen. All eligible non-citizens must provide documentation to verify their eligibility status.

21. Snead State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1898
Website : www.snead.edu
No. of Students : 2,436
Contact No : (256) 593-5120

PROFILE:

Snead State Community College is a community college in Boaz, Alabama. Snead State began as a private seminary in 1899, and became part of the Alabama Community College System in 1967.[4] Snead awards associate’s degrees in 7 programs and certificates in 10 programs. Snead began in 1898 as a grade school for girls in the house of its founded, Anna D. Elder. Oversight of the school was transferred to the state conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church later that year. By 1901, enrollment necessitated the construction of a separate building, allowing the addition of a high school.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate in Science

Accounting
Agricultural Economics
Agronomy & Soils
Animal & Dairy Science
Apparel Merchandising
Apparel & Textiles
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Art Studio
Athletic Training
Behavioral Science
Biology
Biology Education etc

Associate in Applied Science

Applied Business
Child Development
Computer Science Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Office Administration
Nursing (RN/ADN)
Mobility LPN-to-ADN Nursing

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The historic core of campus forms the Snead Junior College Historic District, which was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1998 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The district encompasses four buildings: the Administration Building (built 1920–21), the Boatman President’s House (1936), the Norton Library/Museum (1940), and Pfeiffer Hall (1942).

ADMISSIONS:

The Office of Admissions & Records is responsible for processing admission applications, determining residency status, evaluating incoming transcripts for transfer credit, maintaining student records, and working with other departments to ensure students are ready to register for classes. Additionally, they prepare transcripts and diplomas, and assist students who have questions about College policies.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office at Snead State Community College provides information and counseling about federal, state and institutional aid programs and scholarships that may help you to achieve your educational goals.

22. Southern Union State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1993
Website : www.suscc.edu
No. of Students : 5,000
Contact No : (256)395-2211

PROFILE:

Southern Union State Community College, an open admission, public two-year college and member of the Alabama Community College System, provides quality and relevant teaching and learning in academic, technical, and health science programs that are affordable, accessible, equitable, and responsive to the diverse needs of our students, community, business, industry, and government.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic Division
Distance Learning
Health Sciences
Technical Education
Adult Education
Continuing Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Southern Union State Community College is a public, two-year college located in Wadley, Alabama, USA. Southern Union has branch campuses in Opelika, Alabama and Valley, Alabama. All three campuses offer an open-door policy to prospective students.

ADMISSIONS:

Southern Union welcomes high school graduates, GED recipients, transfer or transient students from other colleges and universities, and former SU students. There are also opportunities for eligible high school students who meet SU admissions requirements to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office offers information and services to assist in financing the cost of your education. Financial Aid Advisors are available to meet with you concerning your options. Financial assistance available through their office includes federal aid – grants, loans and work-study; as well as scholarship opportunities. A student must be accepted for admission to Southern Union before financial awards can be determined. The student’s financial aid file must be complete prior to early registration in order to insure no delays in receiving financial assistance for which the student is eligible.

23. Wallace Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.wallace.edu
No. of Students : 3,958
Contact No : (334) 983-3521

PROFILE:

George C. Wallace State Technical Trade School was established by the Alabama Regional Trade School Act of 1947. In 1955, the name of the institution was changed to George C. Wallace State Vocational Trade School, and on May 3, 1963, by decree of the Alabama State Legislature, the institution became George C. Wallace State Technical Junior College. In response to a recommendation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the technical school and junior college were united in 1969 to form South Alabama’s first comprehensive community college.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academics
Health Sciences
Career Technical
Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Students
Non-Traditional Careers
Gainful Employment (GE) Program Disclosures

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Wallace Community College (WCC), formally known as George C. Wallace State Community College, is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Dothan, Alabama. As of 2009, the college has three campuses: the Wallace Campus in Dothan, the Sparks Campus in Eufaula, and the Fort Rucker Center.

ADMISSIONS:

Wallace Community College admits all students who have the capability to benefit from institutional programs and courses. This open-door policy grants admission to first-time college students, transfer students, transient students, audit students, early admission students, dual enrollment-dual credit students, international students, and students seeking readmission. The Admissions and Records Office is the unit responsible for administering all admissions policies and procedures for general admission to the College.

FINANCIAL AID:

The primary purpose of student financial assistance programs at Wallace Community College is to assist students with meeting the cost of their education. While all students are encouraged to apply it is ultimately the responsibility of the student and his/her family to finance their education. Financial assistance is meant to supplement the amount you and your family contribute, not replace it. There are many sources of financial aid, including federal, state and local funds. The main types of assistance available to students are grants, scholarships and work-study. Wallace Community College does not participate in any federal student loan program.

24. Wallace Community College Selma

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1963
Website : www.wccs.edu
No. of Students : 1,938
Contact No : (334)876-9227
Email : info@wccs.edu

PROFILE:

Wallace Community College Selma is a member of the Alabama College Association, the largest system of higher education in Alabama. The Alabama College System is more than 30 years old and has served more than 1 million Alabamians with an enrollment of more than 100,000 today. WCCS is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) under the Commission on Colleges (COC). WCCS nursing programs (LPN & ADN) are accredited by the Alabama State Board of Nursing, and the ADN program is accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN).

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academics
Technical
Nursing

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

George Corley Wallace State Community College (referred to as Wallace Community College Selma or WCCS) is a community college in Selma, Alabama. WCCS fields baseball and basketball teams as a member of the Alabama Community College Conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

ADMISSIONS:

WCCS is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college that offers the first two years of transferable college courses in all academic areas of study. WCCS has a warm, friendly environment and small classes that create a personal atmosphere where each student’s input is vital.

FINANCIAL AID:

“Student Financial Aid” means money — money to help finance expenses for a student attending a postsecondary school. Some of the family’s income, supplemented by some of its assets, is expected to be used for this education; the student is also expected to help. When these sources are not enough, student aid may be available to bridge the gap. Wallace Community College Selma offers various types of student financial aid.

25. Wallace State Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1966
Website : www.wallacestate.edu
No. of Students : 7,000
Contact No : (404)679-4500

PROFILE:

Wallace State is a part of a system that serves the needs of more than 300,000 individuals and has been conservatively estimated to produce a $3 billion annual economic impact on this state and in our communities. The real impact, however, is in improving the lives of students through education.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic
Health
Technical programs
Adult Education
Continuing Education
Workforce Development
ACLS Certification

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The college campus is in Hanceville, Alabama.

ADMISSIONS:

Wallace State Community College maintains an “open door” admissions policy. All students who have earned a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. In addition to submitting an application for admission, students are required to supply the College with an official copy of their high school transcript or an official copy of their GED scores. Students transferring from another college must submit an admissions application and an official copy of their transcript(s) from each college they have attended.

FINANCIAL AID:

Wallace State now offers a deferred tuition payment plan which allows students to pay 50% of their total charges (financial aid funds will be applied first, if available), plus a $40.00 processing fee by the payment deadline, and pay the remaining balance by the mid-point of the semester. This is an effort to assist students who are unable to pay 100% of their charges at one time. Students wishing to take advantage of this option must sign a Payment Deferment Agreement form with the Business Office first, and then pay the total amount of 50% of the total charges plus the $40.00 processing fee before the end of registration (the Business Office will assist you in calculating the amount due).