Calhoun Community College

With its campus in Decatur, Alabama, Calhoun Community College is a two-year college that awards certificates and associate degrees. It is listed as the largest community college in the Alabama Community College System. It’s open-admission policy, along with comprehensive fields of study, make Calhoun a great choice for area students to continue their education and prepare for transfer to four-year college or university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.

Calhoun has an annual enrollment of more than 11,300 students. As one of the largest community colleges in the region the Calhoun offers a large selection of over 100 degrees, both associate and career/certificates, in various areas of study. Calhoun’s 300 full-time staff includes more than 130 faculty members. A large number of the faculty – as many as 80 percent – hold a master’s degree and 15 percent have been awarded a doctorate.

Calhoun awards both Associate of Science (A.S.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in various disciplines. The Associate of Science degree is intended for individuals who plan on pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree after graduation. The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed for students who plan on entering the workforce directly following graduation. Unlike the A.S., the A.A.S. Is not designed as a transfer degree. Students who think they may want to complete a bachelor's degree at some point, should earn a A.S.

Areas of study at Calhoun Community College include, but are not limited to, Accounting, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Drafting Technology, Electrical Technology, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Art, HVAC, Mathematics, Aviation, Psychology, Robotics, Security and Business, among many others.

Calhoun offers several distance learning options, including online degrees (which they call “Web courses”). Students interested in working toward completing their degree online can complete fully online courses or “hybrid” courses which combine online learning with campus-based classroom instruction. Most degrees and programs at Calhoun, even online degrees, require some campus attendance and participation.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (256) 306-2500
Address: 6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, Alabama 35671
Institution Type: Public, 2-year
Size: Large ( 12,000+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Associate
In-State Tuition $ 2,187
Out-of-State Tuition $ 4,332
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees CERT AA/AS
Agriculture Operations and Sciences
Applied Horticulture Horticulture Operations
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Real Estate
Communication Technologies and Support Services
Photographic and Film Video Technology Technicians
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Construction Trades
Carpentry Carpenter
Mason Masonry
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Aeronautical Aerospace Engineering Technology Technician
Drafting and Design Technology Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology Technician
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology Technician
Industrial Production Technologies Technicians
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Technician
Quality Control and Safety Technologies Technicians
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
Clinical Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting Assistant
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic)
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist
Opticianry Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Physical Therapy Technician Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist
Surgical Technology Technologist
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Police Science
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology Technician
Fire Services Administration
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians
Autobody Collision and Repair Technology Technician
Automobile Automotive Mechanics Technology Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Munitions Systems Ordinance Technology
Personal Services and Culinary Arts
Cosmetology and Personal Grooming Arts
Nail Technician Specialist and Manicurist
Precision Production
Tool and Die Technology Technician
Upholstery Upholsterer
Welding Technology Welder
Science Technologies Technicians
Chemical Technology Technician
Science Technologies Technicians
Transportation and Materials Moving
Truck and Bus Driver Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
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