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Welcome to Wallace State’s Pride of Lions! Fall semester is the chance to open new doors to opportunity as you start – or continue – your journey at Wallace State.

Whether you are entering college for the first time, retraining for a new career, a dual enrollment student, or completing a GED and embarking on a career pathway, you’ll enter one door at Wallace State. Wallace State conveniently serves students with a full complement of classes and services on campus in Hanceville and Oneonta as well as online during fall semester. Day, evening and weekend classes are offered on campus, as well as hybrid and online options for those needing to work classes into busy schedules.

This fall you’ll see Mini Term options for courses that can be completed in eight weeks as well as Flex Start courses that allow you to enroll with a flexible start date and complete your courses on your schedule throughout the semester.

At Wallace State, there are a number of new oppottunities to enhance your experience and prepare you for the future. A new Radiation Therapy degree option is being offered through the Diagnostic Imaging program and new degree and certificate options are being offered in Computer Science for Artificial Intelligence Programming, Cloud Computing and Systems Engineering Technology. A groundbreaking Diesel by Distance program allows you to learn from anywhere at your convenience, using virtual reality and earnand-learn opportunities, along with drive-in assessments to complete a diesel degree or credential. Other opportunities at WSCC include a bachelor’s degree nursing program in partnership with UAB, programs in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Cardiovascular Sonography, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Construction Management, and more.

More earn-and-learn opportunities, such as the FAME program for industrial maintenance students, a Mercedes Co-op program with our automotive service program, and numerous internships and apprenticeships with area businesses and industries allow Wallace State students to earn money and experience while completing credentials. Inquire with our Center for Career and Workforce Development to learn more about these and other opportunities.

Wallace State has been named a Caring Campus and has numerous supports to help students succeed, including a free food pantry, success advising, mental health counseling, tutoring, technology loans, emergency financial assistance, and more. The College is also an Achieving the Dream Leader College, ranked among the Top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute, the preferred community college by Alabama high school seniors taking the ACT, and among the top colleges for health care and workforce development. The College has once again been recognized as a Military Friendly institution, with resources dedicated to honoring and serving our veterans and their spouses on campus, and is receiving widespread acclaim as rates of student success, retention and graduation climb to among the highest in the nation.

Start planning now for your future. Please take time to review the fall semester offerings and contact a success advisor to develop a Pathways map and STARS guide for the program that’s right for you. Many offices also provide virtual services for students.

To learn more about all Wallace State has to offer, visit the Wallace State website, download our app, or visit Lion Central. We look forward to seeing you on campus or online this fall! 

Vicki P. Karolewics
President