Governed by the State Board of Education, the Alabama Community College System consists of 21 comprehensive community colleges and four technical colleges; Marion Military Institute, one of five junior military colleges in the nation; Athens State University, the system's only upper-division institution offering baccalaureate degrees; and extensive workforce development initiatives, including AIDT and the Alabama Technology Network.
Approximately 300,000 people are served annually by all of the entities of our system, including AIDT, ATN, workforce development, and adult education. Of those served, approximately 100,000 are enrolled in credit courses.
The Alabama Community College System’s commitment to access is characterized by
statewide geographical locations, open enrollment, and low-cost tuition, as well
as a variety of programs and services that remove barriers to college entrance,
education pathways and workforce training opportunities. In addition, thousands
of citizens statewide enjoy access to our facilities for community activities and
The Alabama Community College System is committed to providing a unified system
of institutions delivering excellence in academic education, adult education, and
The Alabama Community College System provides:
education and other collegiate programs at the freshman and sophomore levels prepare
students for transfer to four-year institutions to complete baccalaureate degrees,
as well as an upper division university that provides selected baccalaureate programs.
Education focuses on improving individuals’ skills, productivity and training with
GED preparation and testing, basic skills, and English as a Second Language
development initiatives provide customized, flexible, short-term training programs
that are responsive to industry needs—from highly specialized training to programs
that help prepare entry level employees to meet growing demands.
To provide a unified system of institutions dedicated to excellence in
delivering academic education, adult education, and workforce development.
To develop an educated, prosperous population by providing an affordable pathway to help citizens
of any walk or stage of life succeed through quality education and training; a community college system
where education works for all.