A Message from the President
Education at Wallace Community College is education for success!
Wallace has served the communities of Southeast Alabama since 1949, and we are proud of our commitment to excellence. We welcome you to explore this Wallace Community College 2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook to help you prepare for your future. Wallace offers a variety of programs and services with convenient locations at the Wallace Campus in Dothan and the Sparks Campus in Eufaula. Here are a few reasons why Wallace Community College may be the right choice for you:
Low Tuition, Convenient Classes: You can take advantage of our low tuition, financial aid opportunities, and scholarships. Wallace Community College offers tuition transfer programs where students can save thousands of dollars by attending Wallace for the first two years of college and then transferring to a four-year university. Our location is local, and our education is excellent!
Academic Programs and Excellent Instruction: Wallace Community College is proud of the excellent faculty and staff whose primary mission is the education of our students. Faculty members, many of whom are Wallace graduates, enjoy teaching and encourage their students to succeed. Wallace has received numerous national honors for excellence including the American Association of Community Colleges Award of Excellence for Student Success.
Math Technology: The Sparks and Wallace Campuses each have mathematics labs powered by an interactive software system that increases student skills and knowledge in mathematics. We are here to help you succeed!
The Writing Center: The Writing Centers on the Sparks and Wallace Campuses employ an “all students, all writing” policy, which means that students from all programs are welcome to visit and work on any project. For more information, go to www.wallace.edu/thewritingcenter.
Career Technical and Health Science Programs: Wallace boasts a team of top-notch instructors and facilities to prepare students for employment in challenging careers. Programs include Air Conditioning Refrigeration, Automotive Technology, Salon and Spa Management, Electrical Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Engineering Graphics and Animation – the list is extensive. These programs employ the latest state-of-the-art equipment and simulators to create well-trained graduates who are ready to enter the workforce. Our renowned allied health and nursing programs offer students “hands on” instruction in one of the best simulation labs in the state. Wallace’s Heersink Family Health Science Building is home to all seven health science programs, creating a synergy similar to working in a health setting. A Surgical Technology program will open this year!
Student Activities: There is a place for you at Wallace! Activities and clubs are available whether your interest is in scholastics, entertainment, athletics, or program-specific. You are invited to join a service organization, entertain in student performances, develop leadership skills, network with other students or mentors in your chosen field, or play on an athletic team.
Workforce Development and Adult Education: In today’s economy, it is increasingly important to have up-to-date skills to increase job marketability. Whether you want to change careers, update career skills, learn English as a second language, or need to pursue a GED, Wallace’s Workforce Development and Adult Education team is here to help. There is nothing better than a community college to develop and educate a strong workforce.
So, why choose Wallace Community College? A college education is more than textbooks, studying, and classes. This is a time for becoming aware of your potential in life and your influence on others. It is also about learning the importance of community. Wallace is a Community College, with strong ties to the area through education and workforce development. We hope that you will make the decision to attend Wallace, and someday join the list of alumni who are making a difference in the world.
Dr. Linda C. Young
President, Wallace Community College