Community Colleges and Technical Schools
Alabama Community College System
About: Alabama’s community colleges are about you. Whether you are a high school student just beginning your journey, a business owner seeking qualified employees, or you’re simply looking to improve your skillset, we are the place to gain world-class, accessible education and training for the most viable careers. We offer 2-to-4-year transfer, dual enrollment, technical training, adult education, and community education. We start the script that helps you write your own success story. Get Real Life Education in a student-focused environment. Enroll at one of Alabama’s community colleges today.
Bevill State Community College
About: 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 Community College System of community, junior, and technical colleges, Bevill State seeks to enhance intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development through a variety of means.
Location: Fayette, Hamilton, Jasper, Sumiton, Carrollton
Notable People: Prentice Redman, Tom Jervis
DCH School of Radiologic Technology
About: DCH Regional Medical Center offers a 24-month full-time program of instruction that leads to an Associate’s degree in the field of Radiologic Technology. The program’s curriculum follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum guidelines. The curriculum provides a sequence of study in the science of radiology to prepare the student to become an efficient and capable assistant to the radiologist. Students will be responsible for the production and technical quality of computed and digital radiographic images to permit accurate diagnosis of the various systems of the body. The program also provides students with education in ethical behaviors, effective communication, patient care and critical thinking skills. The program strives to provide the stimulation and encouragement conducive to a good learning environment.
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Marion Military Institute
About: Marion Military Institute (MMI) is the oldest military junior college in the United States and is one of the country’s leading U.S. Army commissioning programs. Since 1842, 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 disciplined environment, thereby developing their intellectual, physical, moral, social, and leadership capabilities.
Location: Marion, Alabama
Notable People: Bernard Ford, Emerson Brooks, Clark W. LeMasters, Jr.,
Shelton State Community College
About: Shelton State Community College is a public community college in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Operated by the Alabama State Department of Postsecondary Education, Shelton is one of the largest two-year colleges in the state. Approximately 7,000 students are enrolled in some form of coursework, including around 3,000 full-time students. Shelton State is also designated as the Alabama Junior College of the Fine Arts by the state legislature. The Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame is located there and Theatre Tuscaloosa is based in the Bean Browne Theatre at Shelton. The Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission is also located on the Martin campus of Shelton State. The Fire College is responsible for training paid and volunteer fire fighters and EMTs throughout the state.
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Notable People: Deontay Wilder, Michael E. Haynes, Travis Daniels
Wallace Community College Selma
About: Wallace Community College Selma continues to expand its mission and goals to focus on meeting the needs of its students and the community. While celebrating its rich history, the College is constantly making strides toward excellence and building bridges to the future. WCCS offers (16) technical programs – Auto Body Repair, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Auto Mechanics, Cosmetology, Drafting & Design Technology, Electrical Technology, Office Administration (Clerk Typist), Office Administration (Accounting), Information Processing (Secretarial), Information Technology, Medical Transcription, Practical Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Masonry/Building Trades, Machine Tool Technology & Welding.
Location: Selma, Alabama
Notable People: Lee Moore, Jimi Westbrook, Jake Elmore