Monday - Thursday | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday | 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.



Ayers Campus | 256.835.5400 | 1801 Coleman Road, Anniston, AL, 36207


Cherokee Center | 256.927.1800 | 801 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL, 35960


East Broad Campus | 256.549.8600 | 410 East Cardinal Dr., Gadsden, AL, 35903


McClellan Center | 256.238.8342 | 100A Gamecock Dr., Anniston, AL, 36205


Valley Street Campus | 256.549.8670 | 600 Valley St., Gadsden, AL, 35901


Wallace Drive Campus | 256.549.8200 | 1001 George Wallace Dr., Gadsden, AL, 35903


Campus Tours

Gadsden State students have six campuses that provide education, training and experience that improve lives and enrich the community. Visit any of our campuses to see what opportunities lie ahead for you. Campus tours are scheduled throughout the year by appointment through the Office of Enrollment Services. Visit our website and fill out a tour request form to schedule an appointment.


Tour Request Form




Gadsden State Community College is recognized as the top online community college in Alabama. Our eLearning Program, online and hybrid classes give you the flexibility and convenience you need to build your education around your life. Online classes are a great way to balance family life, work and education. This option will allow you to work at your own pace to make a better life for you and your family.


Getting Started in eLearning

Gadsden State Community College is a public community college with six campuses in Etowah, Calhoun and Cherokee counties. The faculty and staff are ready to introduce you to the wide variety of programs and services available at our six different locations. Gadsden State fosters a campus climate that respects diversity and creates a culture of inclusion evident in the delivery of programs and student services as well as in the recruitment of faculty and staff and the advancement of community relations.


At Gadsden State, we believe we have something that is just right for you! We know you are making difficult decisions about your education and career goals. Our faculty and staff are ready to introduce you to the wide variety of programs and services available at our six locations. We offer more than 80 programs that lead to certificates or associate degrees. These programs can provide specific training required by business and industry or serve as the first couple of years of a transfer program for a four-year degree.


In today’s economic environment, we are pleased to offer affordable education and training that is sharply focused on the current job market. We offer flexible scheduling with day and evening classes and a variety of learning formats including traditional classrooms, online, hybrid or directed study options. We also have opportunities for you to engage in the college experience through sporting events, clubs and organizations, special events and

student-directed learning communities.


We provide an exciting, interactive, learning experience that will change your life forever! We urge you to visit Gadsden State today and allow us to be a part of your journey to the future!


Programs of Study


Gadsden State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We offer a high-quality education that includes more than 80 associate degrees, certificates and transfer programs for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. Each year, Gadsden State students earn national honors and recognitions for excellence in academics, fine art, technology and athletics. If your program of interest is not listed below, consider selecting General Studies and speaking with a Gadsden State advisor to identify an area of concentration that best fits your career goals.

Accounting Technology A.A.S.

Accounting Specialist **

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration A.A.S. |  * & **

Aquaculture Technician **

Auto Collision Repair Technology * & **

Automotive Manufacturing Technology A.A.S | * & **

Automotive Service Technology * & **


Carpentry - Advanced Carpentry **

Carpentry - Basic Carpentry **

Child Development A.A.S. | **

Civil Engineering Technology A.A.S. | * & **

Computer Science Technology - Network Administration A.A.S.

Computer Science Technology A.A.S.| *


Diesel Technology *

Drafting and Design Technology A.A.S. | * & **


Electrical Technology A.A.S. | * & **

Electronic Engineering Technology -

     General Option A.A.S.

Electronic Engineering Technology -

      Industrial Electronics Specialization A.A.S.

Electronic Engineering Technology *

Emergency Medical Services A.A.S.


General Studies A.S.


Health Information Technology Management **

Human Services A.A.S.


Industrial Automation Technology A.A.S. | * & **

Legal Transcriptionist **

Liberal Arts A.A.

Marketing Management A.A.S.

Massage Therapy **

Mechanical Design Technology A.A.S. | *

Medical Laboratory Technology A.A.S.

Medical Transcriptionist **


Office Administration A.A.S.


Paralegal A.A.S.

Precision Machining A.A.S. | * & **


Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

Realtime Reporting - Broadcast Captioning Specialization A.A.S.

Realtime Reporting A.A.S.

Realtime Reporting - Litigation Assistant **

Registered Nursing A.A.S.-

     Nursing Concept Based Curriculum


Salon and Spa Management A.A.S.

Salon and Spa Management - Cosmetology Technology *

Salon and Spa Management - Barbering Technology **

Salon and Spa Management -

     Cosmetology Esthetics Technology **

     Cosmetology Nail Technology **

Surgical/Operating Room Technician **


Welding Technology * & **

Welding Technology Pipe Tube Welding **

Word Processing Specialist **



* Certificate | ** Short-Term Certificate



The courses at Gadsden State are taught by experienced instructors dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. The student/faculty ratio is 20:1, giving you a more personal collegiate experience with smaller class sizes. Gadsden State offers distance learning classes, service learning programs, research opportunities and even the ability to study abroad.







NO admissions app fee! NO parking decal fee! NO student ID fee!


High School Seniors can apply for institutional scholarships beginning January of their Senior year with a deadline of March 1.


Scholarship Opportunities

Current college students can apply for scholarships anytime using the General Scholarship application. General Scholarships are awarded throughout the Academic Year.


Financial Aid Department



Free Application for Federal Student Aid


Educational Private Loan

Help is readily available at Gadsden State.

The Counseling and Advising Resource Center contains a variety of information to assist students with college and career decisions.


The Office of Career Services maintains a listing of current jobs. Assistance with employment information, resumes and interview preparation is available for both current and former students.


Student Support Services is designed to help eligible students reach their educational goals by providing tutors, counseling, seminars and cultural activities.



Students participate in more than 35 clubs and organizations.

Students participate in more than 35 clubs and organizations. With a wide range of opportunities for student participation and leadership development, Gadsden State has something for everyone! Student involvement might just lead to a scholarship through our Cardinal Tutoring Center, College Ambassadors or Student Government Association.


Club Contacts

Peer Tutoring Program


The Cardinal Tutoring Center is a peer tutoring program that offers educational support in every academic area. Our peer tutors are an elite group of GSCC students who have been selected because of their genuine commit to helping others receive a quality education. The Cardinal Tutoring Center strives to help every student achieve his or her academic goals. Our services are available on the Gadsden, Ayers, and Cherokee campuses.

Student Demographics



Enrollment Services


Becoming a part of the Gadsden State student body can be easier than you think. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services for step-by-step assistance with the application process or to learn more about testing and other educational preparations.


Gadsden State has an open door admissions policy; however certain documents must be submitted to complete your enrollment.



Enrollment Services Department


Admissions Checklist



Dual Enrollment


High school students have the opportunity to earn college credit before they graduate through Gadsden State’s ACE Institute (Advanced College Enrollment). Scholarships are available for certain programs for those who qualify.


Advanced College Enrollment



The Division of Language & Fine Arts of Gadsden State Community College includes the Departments of Art, English, Foreign Languages, Music, Speech, Theatre and the Alabama Language Institute. As one of the largest two-year colleges in Alabama, Gadsden State offers an incredible assortment of language and fine arts courses typically not available at many two-year colleges.


Learn about the  educational opportunities provided by the Division of Language & Fine Arts at Gadsden State.



Scholarship opportunities are available for student athletes on all four of the Cardinal athletic teams (men’s basketball and tennis; women’s basketball and volleyball). Cardinal athletes and teams consistently maintain a 3.0 GPA and have a tradition of being named NJCAA Academic All Americans.


Our athletes benefit from Gadsden State serving as the host college for conference championships and many successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue as student athletes.


Athletic Forms and Letters



Admissions Checklist



Apply For Admission


[   ]   Apply Now


Complete Your Admission

[   ]  Submit the following applicable documents.

  • Driver’s License or Other Approved Identification
  • Residency Signature Page
  • Official High School/GED Transcript
  • Official College Transcript(s) (Transfer Applicants)
  • Dual Enrollment Form (High School Applicants)
  • Transient Form (Transient Applicants)


For more information visit Admissions


Apply for Scholarships


[   ] Applications are available in January.  Deadline is March 1.


Apply for Financial Aid


[   ] Students who plan to attend Gadsden State should complete the FAFSA application.



[   ] Some courses in English, math, and computer science require minimum placement scores

         before registration. Students are required to take a placement test if ACT scores do not

         qualify. If needed, students may register for the placement test on the Testing Services



Important Dates

Spring Semester 2018


Registration Opens

Oct. 31 - Jan. 9

Scholarship Application  Deadline

Mar. 1, 2018

Drop for Non-Payment of Classes

Jan. 4 at 5 p.m.

Jan. 9 at 5 p.m.

Jan. 16 at 7 a.m.

First Day of Class Full & Mini I terms

Jan. 10

Drop/Add Full & Mini I terms

Jan. 10 - 12





Summer Semester 2018


Registration Opens

Mar. 19

Drop for Non-Payment of Classes

May 23 at 5 p.m.

May 29 at 5 p.m.

June 1 at 7 p.m.

First day of Class Mini I

May 9

First Day of Class Full and Mini II

May 30

First Day of Class Mini III

July 5


Fall Semester 2018


Registration Opens

Mar. 19 - Aug. 19

Drop for Non-Payment of Classes

July 26 at 5 p.m.

Aug. 13 at 5 p.m.

Aug. 17 at 5 p.m.

Aug. 23 at 7 a.m.

First Day of Class Full & Mini I terms

Aug. 20

Drop/Add Full & Mini I terms

Aug. 20-22


Orientation Programs


Gadsden State offers orientation programs to assist you throughout the enrollment process.















Click one of the above Orientation icons to find out more!







1001 George Wallace Drive |  Gadsden, AL 35902



Important Links for Admissions

Ayers | Anniston, AL

Admissions | 256.835.5455

Dual Enrollment | 256.832.1240

Enrollment Services | 256.832.1240

Financial Aid | 256.832.1247

Testing | 256.832.1241


Cherokee | Centre, AL

Admissions | 256.927.1800

Dual Enrollment | 256.927.1807

Enrollment Services | 256.927.1800

Financial Aid | 256.927.1801

Testing | 256.927.1800



Main | Gadsden, AL

Admissions | 256.549.8210

Advising | 256.549.8307

Dual Enrollment | 256.549.8305

Enrollment Services | 256.549.8305

Financial Aid | 256.549.8284

Scholarships | 256.549.8203

Testing | 256.549.8497


McClellan | Anniston, AL

Admissions | 256.238.9370

Financial Aid | 256.238.9341

Testing | 256.238.9348