Welcome to the Alabama Community College System

Mark A. Heinrich, Chancellor, ACCS

Welcome to the Alabama Community College System, where education works for students, employers, and all the citizens of Alabama.

At ACCS, we are committed to providing broad access to quality, affordable education. We offer life-long learning opportunities through academic transfer programs, adult education and workforce development that can provide a strong foundation for bright futures. Dual enrollment classes allow high school students to earn college credit, saving money and time. Our non-credit programs help adults work toward their GEDs and train employees for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers.

More than half of Alabama’s freshmen and sophomores study at one of our colleges to earn an associate’s degree or transfer to an upper-level institution. Marion Military Institute, the oldest military junior college in the nation, provides opportunities for entry into the service academies of all branches of the armed forces and provides students with one of the few opportunities in the nation to achieve a second lieutenant’s commission after earning an associate’s degree.

It is essential that we maintain a strong workforce for Alabama to emerge from this economic downturn. National and international businesses continue to look to Alabama for growth opportunities and a highly-skilled workforce. Small businesses, the lifeblood of our state’s economy, count on us to provide skilled workers equipped with new and enhanced skill sets to meet their changing needs. Our workforce assessment and training initiatives through the Alabama Technology Network (ATN) provide valuable growth opportunities for both employees and employers.

Success has many faces. We are here to help you achieve your goals – whatever they may be. Whether you want to begin an academic journey leading to a degree, learn new skills, enhance existing ones to move your career forward, or simply explore a new hobby, success is yours to pursue. I invite you to visit any of our college campuses and let us become a partner in your future.

Mark A. Heinrich, Chancellor, ACCS


 ACCS Progress Report 2007-2009
 Community Standard, July and August 2009
 Community Standard, May 2009
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 Community Standard, December 2008
 Community Standard, November 2008