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A Wallace State of Mind

The award-winning Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts opened in Spring 2010. It was named the 2011 Attraction of the Year by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Association. The 42nd building on Wallace State's expansive 300-acre campus, it was the first building constructed using sustainable materials and green energy concepts. This premier facility contains indoor and plein air art studios, a graphic arts computer lab, recital hall, band and choir rooms, ensemble rooms, a choreography and dance studio, recording rooms and practice rooms, digital music composition laboratories, classrooms, offices and meeting areas as well as The Evelyn Burrow Museum, a museum of fine and decorative arts donated to the College by Mrs. Burrow.

Welcome to Wallace State

Meet the Vice President & Deans

We are delighted that you are considering Wallace State as the place to start your educational journey, and we look forward to helping you achieve the success you deserve and desire. At Wallace State, students of all ages find the inspiration to dream, and the courage and support to make their dreams come true. From major league pitchers Derek Holland and Craig Kimbrel, to rocket scientist Mary Hovater, to university business school dean Dr. Lance Nail, to former Miss Alabama Shannon Camper Gryska, to professional golfers Brett Wetterich and Fredrick Jacobson, to country music singer Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town, to meteorologist Jason Simpson‌.doctors, authors, lawyers, welders, nurses, chefs, scientists, counselors, entrepreneurs‌for every profession imaginable, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, Wallace State has given someone a start to a dream.

Dr. Tomesa Smith Vice President for Students / Learning

Lisa German Dean of Health Sciences

As a proud graduate of a community college myself, I will forever be a passionate advocate for the accessible, affordable, and excellent education our community colleges provide. And I am especially proud of the extraordinary accomplishments of students and faculty at Wallace State that have made our college a national pacesetter. Wallace State is a nationally recognized, entrepreneurial learning college, known for the innovative, collaborative, world class educational services we offer. Our students enjoy the highest results in learning, achievement upon graduation or transfer, licensure rates, job placement and future success.

Melinda Edwards Dean of Institutional Outreach

Perhaps equally important, students often tell me that they appreciate the unique warmth of our campus and the personal encouragement they receive from our faculty and staff. A student-first philosophy always guides our planning and initiatives. We have a common goal, shared by faculty, staff and students, and supported by our community, to be outstanding in everything we do. Together we can accomplish incredible things. I extend to you a personal invitation to visit our campus and experience the fantastic environment, and extraordinary educational opportunities you will find here!

— Vicki P. Hawsey, Ed.D. President


Jason Morgan Director of Financial Services

Dr. Lance Nall Dean, U. of S. Mississippi

Jimi Westbrook Singer, Little Big Town

Derek Holland Texas Rangers pitcher

Shannon Camper Gryska Miss Alabama 2004

Mary Hovater NASA Rocket Scientist

Jason Simpson Meterologist, ABC 33/40

Brett Wetterich PGA Golfer

Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves pitcher

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A World of Possibilities

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At Wallace State you have opportunities to explore your interests, find your talents, and chart a path for your future in a supportive environment where faculty, staff and administration will challenge you while giving you the tools you need to succeed. When you enroll at Wallace State, you have limitless opportunities in education and personal growth, from earning a degree on campus to transferring to a university. Our alumni are environmentalists, doctors, scientists, welders, veterinarians, FBI officers, medical professionals, golfers, machinists, professional baseball players, chefs, communicators, researchers, educators, lawyers, pilots, judges, meteorologists, politicians, entrepreneurs, economic developers, rocket scientists, and the list goes on and on. Their success, and the success of our students in the job market, where they achieve outstanding placement rates, and at universities, where they consistently outperform students who began there, is the testimony of our tradition of excellence. It is evidence that you, too, can go from Wallace State to a world of possibilities.


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About Wallace State Most importantly, at Wallace State you will be served by an awardwinning and student-centered faculty and staff who are masters of their crafts. They are here to assist you in every aspect of the college experience, from webbased registration, to personal advising in the ACTION Center, and Student Support Services in the new Learning Success Center. We believe students are the reason we exist and place student learning and success at the forefront of our activities and initiatives.

Wallace State is a part of a system that serves the needs of more than 300,000 individuals and has been conservatively estimated to produce a $3 billion annual economic impact on this state and in our communities. The real impact, however, is in improving the lives of students through education. Since opening our doors in 1966, Wallace State has served hundreds of thousands of students. From the very beginning, Wallace State embraced a commitment to excellence that has become not only a tradition but our source of inspiration. Today Wallace State is one of the largest colleges in the Alabama Community College System, serving more than 7,000 students each semester. This college is a virtual powerhouse in educational programming, with more than 50 majors leading to degree, certificate and transfer opportunities. Our focus on excellence is evident in our personal commitment to serving students and in the technologically-advanced learning environments that ensure our students receive the most effective education. At Wallace State you will find classrooms infused with the latest technology, including interactive SmartBoards, Tegrity and MediaSite Live. Through online learning, videoconferencing, podcasting, and off-campus centers, we provide education convenient to our students' busy lives. Wallace State provides seamless educational opportunities from early high school entry to the graduate level. Through dual enrollment, the FastTrack Academy, TechPrep, and other programs, high school students seeking college credit in academic transfer programs, career technical education, public safety, health care or automotive technology will find their needs met here. The STARS articulation system guarantees our students transferability of credit to any Alabama public college or university. For those who want to complete their bachelor's and master’s degrees on campus, Wallace State students may take advantage of our University Center partnerships and special articulation agreements, including those with Athens State University, the University of Alabama, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Auburn University, and Troy University. Our students obtain unprecedented levels of success, whether transferring, taking licensure exams or finding employment, and their satisfaction has been reflected in the College’s retention and graduation rates among students that exceed the state and national average. Students who transfer to universities consistently outperform those who started there. Our graduates gain competitive jobs and high praise from employers. Licensure rates rank at or above state and national averages, and our students score above the national average on the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Performance (CAAP). 3

The Door is Open, Come on In Wallace State Community College maintains an "open door" admissions policy. You just need to complete an application, and supply the College with supporting documents including proper identification, and appropriate official high school transcripts, GED scores, or ACT or SAT scores. Students who enroll in courses such as non-credit or skills training, may be granted admission without a minimum score on the ACT or SAT, a GED Certificate, or transcripts from a high school or college. Requirements vary by program. Information is available online, in the course catalog, or by meeting with an advisor in Wallace State’s ACTION Center. Those students who need to obtain a GED may take classes to prepare for the test free of charge through Wallace State Adult Education. GED classes are offered on campus, online and at affiliated sites both day and evening. Classes are also offered for employment training and English as a Second Language.

Q&A: Question:

“Is the application process complicated?” Answer: Simple Steps. It only takes one easy step at a time. Here’s a checklist. 1. Make an appointment with an advisor in the ACTION Center. (Call 256.352.8040) Discuss your options and figure out how postsecondary education is flexible enough to fit with your schedule through distance learning, day, night or weekend classes, and part-time courses of study. 2. Get to know your way around. The WSCC Office of Enrollment Management, located in the Student Center, is available to provide college information, course specific information and to schedule campus visits. Call 256.352.8031 for information.

3. Fill out the necessary paperwork. Pick up an application packet online or in the Admissions Office and return it, completed, along with appropriate identification and required high school or college transcripts or proof of GED to the Admissions Office. 4. Figure out funding. There are many opportunities for students to obtain funding through financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, work-study, WIA, TRA, displaced homemakers’ grants, and veterans’ benefits. Call the Financial Aid Office for guidance at 256.352.8182. 5. You are enrolled. Your college experience is about to begin! Just pick up a class schedule and dive right in.


“How Do I Pay?” Answer: The biggest obstacle for most would-be college students is the cost of college tuition and fees. At Wallace State, approximately 80 percent of students receive some type of financial aid. The Financial Aid office can help students find ways to tackle financing and guide them through the application processes. Be sure to: -Know financial aid application deadlines -Be well informed about every opportunity applicable to you -Take the time, apply the effort - it will pay off Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not need to be repaid. Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms may be obtained through the Wallace State office of Financial Aid or online at Federal Pell grants are available to eligible students who have submitted a completed FAFSA application form along with additional paperwork required by the Wallace State Financial Aid Office. Other opportunities are outlined on page 5.


Tuition and Fees

Traditional Students

Credit Hours

Tuition $90/Hour

Bond Surety Fee

Building Fee

Facility Renewal Fee

Technology Fee

Total Tuition & Fees

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107.00 214.00 321.00 428.00 535.00 642.00 749.00 856.00 963.00 1,070.00 1,177.00 1,284.00 1,391.00 1,498.00

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10.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 80.00 90.00 100.00 110.00 120.00 130.00 140.00

9.00 18.00 27.00 36.00 45.00 54.00 63.00 72.00 81.00 90.00 99.00 108.00 117.00 126.00

9.00 18.00 27.00 36.00 45.00 54.00 63.00 72.00 81.00 90.00 99.00 108.00 117.00 126.00

136.00 272.00 408.00 544.00 680.00 816.00 952.00 1,088.00 1,224.00 1,360.00 1,496.00 1,632.00 1,768.00 1,904.00

Additional fees: Student Accident Insurance: Malpractice Insurance: Physical Education Fee:

College should be one of the best experiences of your life. It prepares you for a rewarding lifelong career, and it is your first step towards independence. At Wallace State Community College, you are close enough to your friends and family yet far enough for independence. You can study on one of the safest, largest and most beautiful community college campuses in Alabama, in the welcoming supportive environment Wallace State creates.

Non-Traditional Students

$4/semester Health - $7.50/semester EMS $32.50/semester $15/class

Students who are NOT residents of Alabama pay two times the stated rate of tuition. Fees are the same.

Financial Aid and Scholarships More than 80 percent of Wallace State students are eligible for some form of financial aid in the form of Pell grants, the Federal student loan program, scholarships, and work study opportunities. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required for most awards. Details about applying for financial aid at Wallace State are available online at A scholarship application is located in the center section of this booklet. The following scholarships are offered through Wallace State: Presidential Scholarships Academic Excellence Scholarships Career Technical Scholarships Allied Health and Nursing Scholarships Leadership Scholarships Performing Arts Scholarships Athletic Scholarships Senior Adult Scholarships Alumni Association Scholarships Future Foundation Scholarships

We know that life circumstances can get in the way of your education at any stage in your life. Whether those circumstances involve caring for children, elderly parents, an illness, or financial difficulties, at Wallace State we help you get the ball rolling to become the person you have always wanted to be. Why not today? You’ve made the decision. The hard part is over. We can help you overcome every obstacle that might be standing in your way. Guidance is available every step of the way by contacting the Wallace State ACTION Center at 256.352.8040.

Wallace State participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. While these loans must be repaid to the U.S. Department of Education, Pell grants do not. Grant and loan awards are based on financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA. The Federal Work-Study program involves part-time employment through the College. Students may work up to 20 hours a week, depending on their financial need, earning at least minimum wage. To apply, complete the FAFSA and a Wallace State Community College Application for Federal Work Study.


We look forward to having you as a student at Wallace State. There are just a few steps that you need to complete in order to enroll in college level classes. This checklist will help to ensure your college experience begins as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Help is just a phone call away.

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Lions’ Pride, you will be given the opportunity to meet with an advisor and discuss your educational plan. As part of this process, you will be authorized to register in the Office of Admissions or online. Contact the ACTION Center at 256.352.8040 for more information. For online registration visit us on the web at

o ADMISSIONS APPLICATION An Application for Admission must be completed, signed and submitted to the Admissions Office. Forms are available in the Admissions Office or may be completed online at our web site: For more information please call the Admissions Office at 256.352.8238 or the Enrollment Management Office at 256.352.8031.

o TAKE THE COMPASS PLACEMENT TEST The purpose of COMPASS testing is to place you in the classes most appropriate to your academic ability. You may need to enroll in transitional classes before taking other higher-level courses. If you received a 20 or higher ACT English score and/or a 20 or higher ACT Math score within the last two years, this test may not be necessary. Walk-in tests are given daily from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information please contact 256.352.8040 or visit our ACTION Center.

Per Alabama State Board Policy 801.1, all new students as of Spring 2009 must have on file in the Admissions Office either (1) a primary form of photo documentation such as an unexpired driver’s license, or (2) two secondary forms of documentation such as a Social Security card or a U.S. birth certificate along with an acceptable alternate photo I.D. For a list of all acceptable forms of identification, please contact Admissions at 256.352.8238 or visit Males 18 years or older must submit proof of Selective Service registration.

o ADVISEMENT All students must complete the advisement process with their assigned advisor prior to registration for classes. You will need to bring your ACT scores or COMPASS placement scores with you. For more information please call 256.352.8040 or visit our ACTION Center.

o OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS Request a copy of your official transcripts from all high schools and colleges you have attended be sent to Wallace State Community College Admissions Office. Your transcript must include your official graduation date. If you have passed the GED examination, a copy of your certificate must be submitted to the Admissions Office. For more information please call 256.352.8238.

o NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION All entering freshmen are required to enroll in an orientation class designed to assist students in the transition to college (ORI101, ORI103, or WKO101). For more information please call 256.352.8040, contact your listed advisor, or visit our ACTION Center.

o APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID The first step to apply for Financial Aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with

o REGISTER FOR CLASSES After you have determined your class schedule with an advisor, you are ready to complete your registration. Tuition and fees are paid online or in the Cashier’s Office. For more information, contact the Cashier’s Office at 256.352.8141.

additional paperwork required by the Wallace State Financial Aid Office, and a WSCC Scholarship Application. The FAFSA must be

completed online at You are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid by May 1 if you plan to attend WSCC in the Fall Semester or by October 1 if you plan to attend WSCC the following Spring Semester. The application deadline for WSCC scholarships is February 15 for fall term scholarships. For more information please visit, or call 256.352.8182 or 256.352.8137.

o PURCHASE BOOKS About a month before classes begin, your textbooks will be available for purchase in the WSCC Bookstore. Cash, checks, VISA and MasterCard are accepted. For additional information please contact the WSCC Bookstore by calling 256.352.8100.

o ATTEND LIONS’ PRIDE Lions’ Pride Orientation sessions are conducted on specified dates prior to the start of the semester. At the conclusion of


Programs of Study Courses are offered in a variety of formats including day, evening, miniterm, weekend, video, and online. Hundreds of classes, and several complete degrees and certificates, are now available online.

Academic Business Administration Business Education & Office Administration* Accounting Administrative Assistant Medical Administrative Assistant Computer Science* Programming Software Support Networking Web Technology Cybersecurity/Computer Forensics Criminal Justice Forensic Investigation Law Enforcement Cybersecurity/Computer Forensics Liberal Arts* Management and Supervision Business Management Financial Management Office Management Entrepreneurship Music Education Paralegal Sports Medicine Visual Communication

Health Sciences Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Child Development Clinical Laboratory Technician Dental Assisting Dental Hygiene Diagnostic Imaging Diagnostic Medical Sonography Emergency Medical Services • Basic • Paramedic Gerontology* Health Information Technology* • Medical Coding • Medical Transcription Human Services • Drug and Alcohol Associate • Mental Health Associate • Social Work Associate Medical Assistant Occupational Therapy Assistant Pharmacy Technology* Physical Therapist Assistant Polysomnography

Practical Nursing (LPN) Respiratory Therapy Therapeutic Massage

Career Technical Agricultural Production/Horticulture Automotive Manufacturing Technology Automotive Service Technology Aviation Flight Technology • Commercial Airplane • Commercial Helicopter Collision Repair Cosmetology • Cosmetology Instructor Training • Nail Technology Culinary Arts Diesel Mechanics Drafting & Design Technology Electronics Technology • Biomedical Equipment Technician • Computer Repair • Industrial Electronics • Telecommunications Heating & Air Conditioning Machine Tool Technology • Precision Machining • Computer Numerical Control Upholstery/Interior Refinishing Welding

Transfer Various *Online or hybrid program offering.

Lifelong Learning Wallace State offers educational opportunities to students of all ages, from camps for youngsters, to acadamies for high schoolers, to enrichment classes for senior adults. Eligible senior adults interested in college-level classes may receive a tuition waiver through the Wallace State Financial Aid office. Popular programs for seniors include art, music, horticulture, computer science, genealogy, upholstery, HeartLink and other fitness and wellness programs.

Adult Education Adult Education classes are available to those who wish to complete their GED and enroll as a postsecondary student at Wallace State, although some certificate programs do not require a GED or high school diploma. GED classes are offered free of charge on the Wallace State campus and affiliate sites. Through this department, job readiness, career skills 7

and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are also available. For information about Adult Education, contact Kelley Blackwood at 256.352.8077 or To schedule a GED Exam, which is offered twice each month at Wallace State, contact Malinda Morton at 256.352.8394 or While Adult Education classes are free, there is a fee for the GED exam. All GED graduates receive a scholarship for one free three-hour WSCC college-credit class.

Continuing Education, Short-Term, and NonCredit Courses Wallace State offers a wide variety of continuing education, personal enrichment and community education classes. Short-term non-credit skills training courses are also offered in specific areas for those seeking quick entry into the workforce. These courses are designed to provide a maximum amount of training in a minimum amount of time. For more information, contact Melinda Edwards, Dean of Institutional Outreach, at 256.352.8172 or melinda.edwards@

Find Yourself at Wallace State Campus Map 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

The James C. Bailey Center Lady Lions Dorm Rebecca Branch Residence Hall Tom Bevill Health Education Building Temporary Offices Health Science Building Robert T. Wilson Nursing Education Building Computer Science / English Drafting / Electronics Harlan G. Allen Math Building Banquet Hall / Commercial Foods General Studies Biology / Chemistry / Physics History / Art / HVAC Storage Business Education Building Student Center / Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre Bookstore Library James C. Bailey Baseball Stadium Music Education / Paralegal

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Soil, Water & Industrial Testing Lab Automotive Technology Track Tennis Courts Herb Black Machining Building Poultry Diagnostics Lab / English Diesel Mechanics / Welding Jack Hopper Forestry Building Greenhouses Tom Drake Coliseum Wellness Center Softball Stadium Soccer Field Men’s Dorm The Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts

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Take a virtual tour of campus by clicking on this link from our home page.

Take an audio tour of campus on your cell phone. Call 256.352.8002 to start. 9

Did You Know? Community college graduates earn 24 percent more in the workplace today than their workplace counterparts with less education. Eighty percent of the new jobs available in the next decade will require a minimum of two years of postsecondary education, making Alabama’s community colleges and Wallace State more important than ever.

The Campus Wallace State is situated in north central Alabama in the town of Hanceville. Known as the “crown jewel” of the community college system for the beauty of its campus, the College is brimming with green spaces, including a veritable botanical garden of trees and flowers, walking paths, rolling hills, outdoor recreational areas, and a small lake, all of which provide an excellent backdrop for state-of-the art classrooms and facilities and the best environments for student learning and success. Wallace State’s physical campus has grown from its original 1966 dimensions of four buildings on four acres to 42 buildings on 299 acres today. Original buildings on campus include the newly renovated Electronics and Drafting Building, the Harlan G. Allen Math Building, the Banquet Hall and Cafeteria, and the General Studies Building that now houses Wallace State’s widely respected Crime Lab and Criminal Justice department. The often photographed James C. Bailey Center is, at 12 stories tall, the most widely recognized building on campus and the location of one-stop student services and administrative offices, classrooms, and college events. (As this building undergoes renovation beginning in fall 2010, the offices within will be temporarily relocated.) Wallace State’s Coliseum, home to the nationally recognized women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball teams, seats 5,000 spectators and is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the southeast. Other notable buildings include residence halls for men and women, the Wallace State Library, Student Center, Science Complex, and seven-story Bevill Building. Among the newest buildings on campus are the Health Sciences Building, which contains a dental clinic, and the Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, which boasts the College’s $9.5 million art collection. The College also operates off campus centers at J.B. Pennington High School in Blountsville, Brewer High School in Somerville, Addison High School, and Hayden High School, and offers an array of online courses. Wallace State is located approximately 10 miles from Exit 291 on Interstate 65, and approximately one hour from international airports located in Birmingham to the south and Huntsville to the north. Directions to campus and a virtual tour of the campus may be found on the Wallace State web site at

Did You Know? The College is home to a $9.5 million art collection donated by Evelyn Burrow. The collection is housed on campus in the Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.


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HIGHLIGHTS • Evelyn Burrow Museum, home to the College’s $9.5 million art collection, named 2011 Attraction of the Year by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Association • First Choice among Alabama’s Community Colleges for graduating seniors (according to ACT) • Highest retention and graduation rates in Alabama Community College System • Among Community College Week’s Top 50 Associate Degree Producers in health-related disciplines • More than 50 programs of study in academic, health, and career/technical disciplines, and an unlimited number of transfer options • One of the largest dual enrollment programs in Alabama • Off-campus centers located at Hayden and J.B. Pennington High Schools in Blount County, Addison High School in Winston County, and Brewer High School in Morgan County • 18-time winner of ACCC All-Sports trophy • Only two-year aviation program in Alabama • Free Adult Education program • University Center partnerships, including the Athens State University Center on campus • Alabama Technology Network (ATN) Center, and center for economic and workforce development for training in business and industry • State-of-the-art learning environments and an Advanced Visualization Center • ACTION Center provides student advising, testing, and career counseling services • More than 7,000 students enroll each semester • Outstanding job placement and licensure rates • STARS articulation system guarantees transfer credit to Alabama public colleges and universities • A beautiful, expansive 300-acre campus • Highest graduation rate in Alabama Community College System It is the policy of the Alabama State Board of Education and Wallace State Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age or sexual orientation, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment. The College will not retaliate against any person because they have engaged in a protected activity opposing the College or because they have made a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing alleging discrimination on a basis specified above. Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; Phone Number 404/679-4501.

Wallace State Community College is a world class, internationallyrecognized, entrepreneurial learning college. Program accreditations/approvals include: • Associate Degree Nursing (RN) — National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission, Alabama Board of Nursing • Business Administration, Business Education, Management and Supervision — Nationally accredited by the Association of Business Education Collegiate Business Schools and Programs • Clinical Laboratory — National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences • Dental Assisting — American Dental Association • Dental Hygiene — American Dental Association • Diagnostic Imaging — Joint Review Committee on Education In Radiologic Technology • Diagnostic Medical Sonography — Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography • Emergency Medical Services — Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions • Flight Technology — Federal Aviation Administration Approved by the Alabama State Department of Education for flight instruction under the U.S. Veterans Administration Program • Health Information Technology — Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Technology Information Management Education (CAHIIM) • Heating & Air Conditioning — HVAC Excellence • Medical Assisting — Curriculum Review Board of the American Association Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE) • Occupational Therapy Assistant — Accreditation Council for Occupational Assistant Therapy Education (ACOTE) • Pharmacy Technology — American Society of Health System Pharmacists • Physical Therapist Assistant — Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) • Polysomnographic Technology — Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (COAPSG) • Practical Nursing (LPN) — Alabama Board of Nursing • Respiratory Therapy — Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care • Welding — American Welding Society


General Information 866.350.WSCC or 256.352.8000 Admissions 256.352.8238 Athletics 256.352.8121 Bookstore 256.352.8100 Dual Enrollment/Honors Program 256.352.8050 Financial Aid 256.352.8182 Health Linkage Program 256.352.8172 Housing 256.352.8156 Placement Testing 256.352.8040 Student Affairs 256.352.8042 Student Recruiting/Campus Visits 256.352.8031 Apply Online! Scholarship Deadline February 15 Health Program Application Deadline June 1 (except for nursing) Associate Degree Nursing Application Deadlines Fall Semester, April 15 Spring Semester, September 1 Practical Nursing Application Deadline April 15

WSCC Sports: Baseball Seven-time Conference Champs Six appearances at World Series Men’s Basketball 2010 Conference Champs Women’s Basketball 2011 ACCC Champs Six-time Conference Champs Four-time National Tournament Appearancs Women’s Volleyball 2010 ACCC Champs 11-time Conference Champs Eight National Tournament Appearances Men’s Soccer 2010 Region Champs Softball One National Championship Two-time National Tournament Runner-up Six-time State Champs Men’s Golf Nine-time Conference Champs Two-time National Tournament Runner-up Co-ed Cheerleading Two-time National Champions

Athletics Four Olympic medalists, five national championships, 18 ACCC All-Sports Trophies, numerous conference titles and hundreds of All-Americans…. Wallace State has a tradition of athletic excellence. The Wallace State Lions compete in Division I of the Alabama Community College Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Many of our athletes go on to play at the university level in the sport of their choice. Some even sign professional contracts. MLB All-Star Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves, World Series pitcher Derek Holland of the Texas Rangers, Zelous Wheeler with the Milwaukee Brewers, Jake Elmore with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland A’s pitcher Graham Godfrey are all currently playing professional baseball. Current PGA golfers include Brett Wetterich and Fredrick Jacobson. Wallace State coaches are not only among the nation’s best, but they also take great pride in the academic success of their athletes. Special tutoring and study sessions are available for all athletes to ensure excellence in academics as well as athletics. Wallace State teams are recognized among the top teams academically by the NJCAA, and many student athletes receive Academic All-American honors each year. The impressive athletic facilities at Wallace State are among the best in the nation. Tom Drake Coliseum is one of the largest two-year college basketball and volleyball facilities in the United States, with seating for more than 5,000. The College’s baseball, softball and soccer facilities are among the finest in the Southeast. Wallace State’s athletes also have access to state-of-the-art training through the Wellness Center, which houses an extensive weight room, treadmills and cardiovascular equipment, racquetball courts, basketball and volleyball practice courts, batting cages, aerobics and cheerleading rooms, men’s and women’s locker rooms, classrooms, and offices.

Did You Know? Atlanta Braves pitcher Craig Kimbrel, who played for the WSCC Lions in 2006-2008, broke the MLB all-time save record for a Rookie in 2011.

For the latest Wallace State athletic schedules, visit For more information on athletic programs, contact Deborah Spann at 256.352.8121.


Student Services

Residence Halls Living on campus has many advantages. Wallace State’s men’s and women’s residence halls are equipped with desks and bookshelves, double beds, walk-in closets and private bathrooms as well as common kitchens, laundry facilities, and entertainment areas. Internet access is also available. Dorms are conveniently located to classrooms, the library, cafeteria, and other campus facilities. Dorm living is a great way to become involved in student activities and make new friends.

The Student Services division is here to ensure that you make the most of your time when you join the Wallace State college community. Wallace State is committed to providing students with an excellent support system that bridges every gap students may encounter in a traditional college pathway. Students have access to: • Academic advising, counseling, and testing services in the ACTION Center • Financial Aid • A tutorial and writing lab • Computer labs throughout campus • Continuing Education courses • Wellness Center – a modern, comprehensive fitness facility • Residence halls – for men and women

Student Center The Student Center is a central meeting place on campus, providing access to food, friends and fun. The Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre is located here, along with a big screen television, ping pong tables, billiards, and foosball tables. Seating and meeting areas provide places for students to hang out or study between classes. The Student Center Grill serves meals Monday through Friday.

ACTION Center The Wallace State ACTION Center is a one-stop, first-stop for students enrolling at Wallace State. In the ACTION Center, you can meet with an academic advisor to plan your course of study, explore your interests and potential careers, make contracts with transfer institutions, and take advantage of student success seminars. The University of Alabama has an admissions officer here. Placement testing and new student orientation classes also take place here. The door is always open, so stop right in.

Tutoring Lab The Wallace State Tutoring Lab, located in the General Studies Building, is open to all students and provides assistance in a variety of subjects free of charge. Some of the most common subjects are mathematics, English, and the sciences.

Campus Security At Wallace State, public safety employees, including those in Campus Security and the Sheriff’s Office substation on campus, work to help students maintain personal safety by providing law enforcement, environmental safety, security, emergency preparedness, and educational programming services. While WSCC can never guarantee that accidents and criminal activity will not occur, we make every effort to ensure that students, employees and visitors to campus enjoy a safe learning environment. A Lion Alert system notifies students of weatherrelated campus closings and other emergencies.

Wellness Center The Wallace State Wellness Center provides state-of-theart fitness facilities for students to stay in shape. Take advantage of our racquetball courts, basketball and volleyball courts, and a large weight room equipped with free weights, Nautilus machines, treadmills, elliptical trainers, and much more.

Career Services The Career Services Center at Wallace State provides career coaching, placement, cooperative education, and part-time employment services. Here you can build your first resume, improve your interview skills, find a job, and learn how to improve your chances for promotion and greater compensation. Cooperative education opportunities allow students to earn money and college credit in their field study. Find your career here. The Career Services Office is in the Student Center.

Wi-Fi and Technology


The Wallace State campus is wireless. Hotspots are available throughout campus in the library, Student Center, and Bailey Center, and computer labs are abundant. More than 80 percent of all classrooms at Wallace State are equipped with interactive Smart Technology.

The Wallace State Library provides a wide variety of traditional learning resources for students as well as multimedia research tools and an internet accessible computer lab for patron use. A renowned genealogy research collection is also located in the library. A qualified and friendly staff will assist you with your research needs.


Student Clubs and Organizations: Ambassadors Campus Ministries Cheerleaders Child Development Club Choir and Singers Culinary Arts Club Computer Science Club Cosmetology Club Drama Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes Homecoming Queen and Court Intercollegiate Athletics International Study Intramural Athletics Jazz and Concert Bands Lambda Beta

Student Life

Lambda Nu Lex Adjutor Majus Lex Corpus Math and Physics Club Pep Band Auxiliaries Phi Beta Lambda Phi Theta Kappa Student Physical Therapy Organization Scholars’ Bowl Sigma Kappa Delta Skills USA/VICA Sonography Club Student Government Assoc. Talking Hands Club The Mane Issue Student Newspaper Student Nurses Association Upholstery Club Miss WSCC Pageant Wellness Club

When students get ready to choose a college, they often want to know not only about the programs offered but also about the personality of the place. Ask any Wallace State student or alumnus what sets the college apart, and they'll likely comment on two things: one is how friendly and helpful everyone is, and the other is the beauty of the campus. The campus is large enough to have a university campus-feel with the activities only a large campus can bring, like performing arts events and athletics, and small enough that students and faculty know each other by name. It is a campus that is safe, and is kept that way through campus security and a shared sense of individual responsibility. When accidents or severe weather happen, an emergency alert system provides fast and reliable information. Our faculty and staff go out of their way to provide the best college experience for students, and to provide support and encouragement for students to adjust to college life, and to develop and achieve their goals. That includes providing engaging activities for socializing with friends, as well as challenges, opportunities, and inspiration for personal growth, from clubs and organizations to international travel opportunities to workshops and tutoring. At Wallace State students find the right balance of comraderie and opportunity. With more than 30 student clubs and organizations, students have many opportunities to find their place and contribute to the college community. Students of any age can choose from intramural sports, student government, drama club, and the student newspaper just to name a few. Homecoming, Spring Fling, plays, concerts and other activities are just some of the things that keep students connected with each other and fully involved in college life. Wallace State believes in the concept of service learning, using the college education experience as a vehicle to help others. Several Wallace State student organizations support community activities such as the American Red Cross, Christmas Love, March of Dimes Walk America, American Heart Association Heart Walk, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Humane Society, and Cullman Caring for Kids.


Programs for High School Students Dual Enrollment Wallace State offers one of the largest dual enrollment programs in the state, so that high school students may simultaneously earn credit for high school and college academic courses. Accelerated Learning/Honors High school students who want to take college-level classes for college credit only and not as part of our dual enrollment program may do so through the Accelerated Learning program. Tech-Prep Through Tech-Prep, high school students interested in technically-oriented programs may participate in dual enrollment, earning simultaneous high school and college credit. Fast Track Academy Our Fast Track Academy is a dual enrollment opportunity in which students take all their classes on campus at WSCC. High school students have the opportunity to enter exciting career fields in public safety, health care, and automotive manufacturing. STEM Camps STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camps in summer enable high school students to explore future career possibilities in high-demand and highly technical training areas. Wallace State is also a member of CARCAM, the Consortium for the Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manufacturing, which aims to educate a highly-skilled workforce for Alabama's growing automotive industry. 15

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A Whole New World... The Wallace State Advanced Visualization Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide innovative and engaging teaching and learning experiences using virtual reality. Simulated and virtual environments, 3-D and 4-D object development labs, 3-D immersive experiences, and telepresence conference areas are all a part of this new center.

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Did You Know? WSCC students can go anywhere. Our students earn tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to transfer institutions. Recent graduate Chelsea Allen received the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship valued at up to $90,000. It is the largest and most competitive community college transfer scholarship in the U.S. Former Wallace State SGA President Austin Monk was selected as a New Century Scholar, one of the highest national awards presented to community college students.


Take Your Education to the Next Level... Wallace State Community College participates in the STARS statewide articulation system, which guarantees a seamless transfer from WSCC to any public four-year college or university in the state of Alabama. Popular transfer programs include agriculture, business, education, engineering, law, medicine, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine. For more information on the STARS system, visit and click on the STARS icon or call 256.352.8040. The Athens State University Center, located on the Wallace State campus, offers a variety of courses and full baccalaureate degrees so all four years of a transfer degree program can be completed at Wallace State, in one location. Online courses are also available. Master’s degree programs will soon be offered.

Athens State University is a two-year upper division school providing junior- and senior-level coursework toward completion of a bachelor’s degree. An easy transfer to Athens State may be completed after 60 to 64 semester hours. Curriculum includes traditional and online classes, and flexible scheduling. Call 256.352.8090 or stop by the 7th floor of the Bevill Building to learn more. Wallace State also has special articulation agreements with a number of colleges and universities, including Faulkner University for criminal justice, Auburn University for agriculture education, Jefferson State Community College for veterinary technician, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the University of Alabama for nursing, and an e-Connect partnership with Troy University. A transfer advisor from the University of Alabama has an office located on campus in the ACTION Center. This advisor will help smooth a student’s transition from community college to any four-year university. As the largest provider of two-year healthcare programs in the state, Wallace State also offers a Health Linkage Program to students at other colleges who wish to take basic academic classes at their home institution before transferring to Wallace State to complete core courses in their chosen health care major. 17

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