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The Alabama Community College System launched its new user-friendly, student- focused website on April 5. With just a click, the website makes available information about the education, training, and community support at the state’s 24 community colleges. The site’s URL is www.accs.edu.
“The Alabama Community College System is laser-focused on the student experience and it only makes sense that our website should match that mission,” said ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker.
“ACCS.edu is now a resource for anyone in Alabama looking to build a better future, whether that means pursuing a four-year degree, seeking out technical training, or earning a GED.”
Those considering enrollment at one of Alabama’s community colleges can find information on how to apply and register for classes, get involved in student activities, sign up for career training, or take a look at housing options. Important information about paying for college that is relevant to anyone pursuing a higher education is also available on the site.
Forty-five percent of ACCS students will transfer to a four-year institution. On the 2-to-4 transfer page, students can find information specifically about their transfer student admissions and scholarship options at Alabama’s public and private colleges and universities.
The new “Find Your Career” page provides relevant information on the state’s fastest growing jobs that require a two-year degree or less. Assisted by the System’s new digital Career Coach, individuals can take a career assessment, browse careers and programs, and build a resume for some of Alabama’s high-earning, high-demand careers.
The new technical training page explains exactly what types of training Alabama’s community colleges offer, from credentials to certificates to degrees. This section of the site is important because of the thousands of jobs available across Alabama that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. Industry leaders and workforce development partners will find helpful information on the types of training offered at Alabama’s community colleges and exactly who to contact, along with partner testimonials about how Alabama’s community colleges are preparing job-ready students.
Adult Education is the ACCS’s single largest program, serving more than 28,000 students last year. Resources related to obtaining a GED, job training, family education services, and learning English are all at Alabamians’ fingertips on the site.
Information on the meeting times and agendas for the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees continues to be accessible on the page.
With 24 community colleges in more than 130 locations, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) is Alabama’s gateway to first-class, affordable education and technical training to compete in a constantly evolving workforce. More than 168,000 Alabamians benefit from the various certification, credential, dual enrollment and degree programs ACCS offers alongside leading industry partners. The System includes the Alabama Technology Network, which provides extensive training and service offerings directly to business and industry. ACCS is governed by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees.