From the President
Open the door to opportunity this summer by enrolling at Wallace State!
Summer semester is a wonderful time to be a student at Wallace State. Whether you are retraining for a new career, completing a high school diploma or GED, and embarking on a career pathway, or choosing this time to catch up or get ahead on course work, you’ll enter one door at Wallace State.
During summer semester, Wallace State also welcomes students from universities and colleges across the state who are home for the break, and those who want to enroll in a class of similar outstanding quality, guaranteed to transfer, at a fraction of the cost. Ask our advisors about the STARS statewide articulation system, which ensures seamless transfer of credit from Wallace State to colleges and universities in the state and beyond.
At Wallace State, there are several new opportunities to enhance your experience and prepare you for the future. A groundbreaking Diesel by Distance program allows you to learn from anywhere on your schedule, taking advantage of virtual reality and earn-and-learn opportunities, and driving in for assessments to complete a diesel degree or credential. Other new opportunities at WSCC include a bachelor’s degree nursing program in partnership with UAB, new night classes for Welding, programs in Dance, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Cardiovascular Sonography, Global Studies, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Medical Laboratory Assistant, and a Small Farmer Training program.
More earn-and-learn opportunities, such as the FAME program for industrial maintenance students, a partnership with Toyota and other industries, a Mercedes Co-op program with our automotive service program, and numerous 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 Center to learn more.
Wallace State has been named a Caring Campus, 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 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 summer semester offerings and contact an advisor to review a Pathways map and STARS guide for the program that’s right for you. Take advantage of the Student Resources including our Tutoring Lab, and visit our Job Placement Center, where students can search for apprenticeships, internships, and job opportunities. Many offices offer virtual services for online students.
To learn more about all Wallace State has to offer, visit the Wallace State website, download our app, or visit Lion Central. Discover your story at Wallace State! We look forward to your involvement on our campuses!
Vicki P. Karolewics