Wallace State Community College

Introduction

Wallace State Community College, with its main campus in Hanceville and a satellite campus in Oneonta, 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.

Since opening our doors in 1966, Wallace State has served hundreds of thousands of students. From the very beginning, Wallace State embraced a commitment to excellence that has become not only a tradition but our source of inspiration. Today Wallace State is one of the largest colleges in the Alabama Community College System, serving more than 7,000 students each semester. This college is a virtual powerhouse in educational programming, with more than 50 majors leading to degree, certificate and transfer opportunities.

Our focus on excellence is evident in our personal commitment to serving students and in the technologically-advanced learning environments that ensure our students receive the most effective education. At Wallace State you will find classrooms infused with the latest technology, including interactive SmartBoards and Tegrity. Through online learning, videoconferencing, podcasting, and off-campus centers, we provide education convenient to our students' busy lives.

Wallace State provides seamless educational opportunities from early high school entry to the graduate level. Through dual enrollment, the FastTrack Academy, Tech-Prep, and other programs, high school students seeking college credit in academic transfer programs, career technical education, public safety, health care or automotive technology will find their needs met here. The STARS articulation system guarantees our students transferability of credit to any Alabama public college or university. For those who want to complete their bachelor's and master’s degrees on campus, Wallace State students may take advantage of our University Center partnerships and special articulation agreements, including those with Athens State University, the University of Alabama, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Auburn University, and Troy University.

Our students obtain unprecedented levels of success, whether transferring, taking licensure exams or finding employment, and their satisfaction has been reflected in the College’s retention rate among students that exceeds the state and national average. Students who transfer to universities consistently outperform those who started there. Our graduates gain competitive jobs and high praise from employers. Licensure rates rank at or above state and national averages, and our students score above the national average on the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Performance (CAAP).

Most importantly, at Wallace State you will be served by an award-winning and student-centered faculty and staff who are masters of their crafts. They are here to assist you in every aspect of the college experience, from web based registration, to personal advising in the Advising Center, and Student Support Services in the Learning Success Center. We believe students are the reason we exist and place student learning and success at the forefront of our activities and initiatives.

Mission Statement

Wallace State Community College is committed to learning that transforms lives and communities. In support of the mission, Wallace State Community College is committed to student success through a student centered, innovative, engaging, and supportive learning environment; teaching excellence; respect for uniqueness and diversity; strategic partnerships that advance community, workforce and economic development; cultural enrichment of our communities; and accountability and integrity.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and Wallace State Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

Accreditation

Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wallace State Community College.

Many programs have additional accreditation from organizations appropriate to the particular disciplines. Routine inquiries about Wallace State, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Wallace State.

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Programs

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Associate Degree

Fast Track Academy

Campus September 2019 USA Hanceville

Complete an associate degree, college certificate, or up to 60 hours of transfer credit before high school graduation! [+]

Complete an associate degree, college certificate, or up to 60 hours of transfer credit before high school graduation!

Fast Track is a joint partnership between Wallace State and a local school system which allows high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to complete up to two years of college coursework before high school graduation. All coursework is taken on Wallace State’s campus but students are still able to return to their local high school to participate in extracurricular activities.

To be eligible, students must:

Have completed the 10th grade Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to enroll in Academic courses and 2.5 to enroll in Technical and Health courses Submit written recommendation from the local high school including approval of principal and superintendent Meet WSCC entrance requirements Complete placement exams ... [-]

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2019 USA Hanceville

Program length is approximately 63 semester hours. Students may need to take remedial classes (thus increasing hours required) depending on placement test scores. [+]

About the Business Administration Program

Program length is approximately 63 semester hours. Students may need to take remedial classes (thus increasing hours required) depending on placement test scores.

Completion Outline

The Business Administration Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree in a business-related area such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing. General Education Core courses and Professional Core courses are taken at WSCC and then transferred to a four-year institution. As students progress through the curriculum, contact must be made with the four-year (senior) institution to ensure that guidelines are met for transfer.... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Business Management

Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2019 USA Hanceville

The management curriculum is designed to provide a sound familiarity with many intricate but practical business concepts. It exposes students to the challenges facing today’s managers in both business and industry. [+]

The management curriculum is designed to provide a sound familiarity with many intricate but practical business concepts. It exposes students to the challenges facing today’s managers in both business and industry.

The process of management is the pursuit of goals. Management consistently involves four basic functions—planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Each addresses a particular set of problems and requires a particular set of skills. The importance of leadership, closeness with customers and employees, motivation, and communication are lessons that business persons must know well.

Managers can be found in a variety of fields, including sales, construction, food service, human resources and health services.... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2019 USA Hanceville

The Computer Science Program is designed to prepare students for employment in industry or business, with emphasis on the small business computing environment. The program offers four options: Cyber Security/Computer Forensic Technology, Programming, Software Support (Help Desk), and Internet/Networking Technology. [+]

About the Program

The Computer Science Program is designed to prepare students for employment in industry or business, with emphasis on the small business computing environment. The program offers four options: Cyber Security/Computer Forensic Technology, Programming, Software Support (Help Desk), and Internet/Networking Technology.

Computer security specialists may plan, coordinate, and implement an organization’s information security. These workers may be called upon to educate users about computer security, install security software, monitor the network for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cybercrime. The responsibilities of computer security specialists have increased in recent years as there has been a large increase in the number of cyber attacks on data and networks.... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 USA Hanceville

Chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods in a variety of restaurants and other food services establishments. [+]

AWARD OFFERED Certificate (4 semesters) About the Program

Chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods in a variety of restaurants and other food services establishments. Chefs and cooks create recipes and prepare meals, while food preparation workers peel and cut vegetables, trim meat, prepare poultry, and perform other duties such as keeping work areas clean and monitoring temperatures of ovens and stovetops.

Chefs may coordinate the work of the kitchen staff, direct the preparation of meals, determine serving sizes, plan menus, order food supplies, and oversee kitchen operations to ensure uniform quality and presentation of meals.

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Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2019 USA Hanceville

Wallace State Community College’s Engineering Technology program provides a pathway to give you opportunities to see exactly where you fit in the engineering world. [+]

About the Program

Wallace State Community College’s Engineering Technology program provides a pathway to give you opportunities to see exactly where you fit in the engineering world. There are many career options for those interested in a degree in engineering technology. There are careers where your office is the site of a new road, bridge, building, utility installation, or other major infrastructure projects. There are careers where you work in the comfort of an air-conditioned office.

Engineering technicians prepare technical drawings and plans used by production and construction workers to build everything from manufactured products such as toys, toasters, industrial machinery, and spacecraft to structures such as houses, office buildings, and oil and gas pipelines. Engineering technicians’ drawings provide visual guidelines, show the technical details of the products and structures, and specify dimensions, materials, and procedures. Most engineering technicians use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to prepare drawings.... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Liberal Arts/General Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 USA Hanceville

Wallace State offers an education that prepares students for seamless transfer to any number of public and private colleges and universities. [+]

About the Program

Wallace State offers an education that prepares students for seamless transfer to any number of public and private colleges and universities.

The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a course of study in a liberal arts area.

The Associate in Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a career of study in a general field or specialized professional field.

More than a hundred degree, career, and transfer options are offered through Wallace State. Some popular transfer programs include agriculture, dentistry, education, engineering, pre-law, pre-medicine, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine.... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Pre-Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 USA Hanceville

The Pre-Engineering Program is designed for students who wish to prepare for a career in Engineering. [+]

AWARD OFFERED Associate in Science Degree - General Studies About Pre-Engineering

The Pre-Engineering Program is designed for students who wish to prepare for a career in Engineering. Interested students should discuss their educational and career goals with an engineering advisor as early as possible before entering coursework to ensure proper course selection. Students must follow standard admission procedures of the College.

Students will increase their knowledge of math and science so that they have a basic yet broad knowledge base which will complement their engineering studies upon transfer. Students should be able to successfully navigate paths of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or other Engineering fields.... [-]


Contact
Location address
Wallace State Community College,
801 Main Street NW

Hanceville, Alabama, 35077-2000 US
Location address
McCay Avenue,701
Oneonta, Alabama, 35121 US