The Alabama Community College System


Governed by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, the ACCS consists of 22 comprehensive community colleges and three technical colleges; Marion Military Institute; and extensive workforce development initiatives, including the Alabama Industrial Development Training Institute and the Alabama Technology Network.

Approximately 300,000 people are served annually by all of the entities in the system, including ATN, workforce development, and adult education. Of those served, approximately 124,000 are enrolled in credit courses.

The Alabama Community College System’s commitment to access is characterized by statewide geographical locations, open enrollment, and low-cost tuition, as well as a variety of programs and services that remove barriers to college entrance, education pathways and workforce training opportunities. In addition, thousands of citizens statewide enjoy access to our facilities for community activities and enrichment programs.

The Alabama Community College System is committed to providing a unified system of institutions delivering excellence in academic education, adult education, and workforce development.

The Alabama Community College System provides:

  • General education and other collegiate programs at the freshman and sophomore levels to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions to complete baccalaureate degrees, as well as an upper division university that provides selected baccalaureate programs.
  • Adult Education that focuses on improving individuals’ skills, productivity and training with GED preparation and testing, basic skills, and English as a Second Language.
  • Workforce development initiatives that provide customized, flexible, short-term training programs that are responsive to industry needs – from highly specialized training to programs that help prepare entry-level employees to meet growing demands.


To provide a unified system of institutions dedicated to excellence in delivering academic education, adult education, and workforce


To develop an educated, prosperous population by providing an affordable pathway to help citizens of any walk or stage of life
succeed through quality education and training; a community college system where education works for all.


  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Accessibility
  • Accountability
  • Diversity