About CACC

Central Alabama Community College was created by action of the Alabama State Board of Education on February 23, 1989. The board action consolidated Alexander City State Junior College (ACSJC) and Nunnelley State Technical College (NSTC).

The College officially opened on March 7, 1966, with an opening enrollment of 35 full-time students. On September 25, 1966, Governor George Corley Wallace delivered the dedicatory address to more than 1,500 attendees. On December 12, 1973, Nunnelley earned Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation. Sizeable federal grants in 1973, 1977, 1979, and 1985 allowed Nunnelley to expand plant facilities, program offerings, and student services. The present physical plant has more than doubled in size since first opening its doors.

Central Alabama Community College promotes student success in comprehensive and diverse academic and career learning environments to advance quality of life through economic, community and workforce development.

Central Alabama Community College will be the community’s preferred higher education choice for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and community development opportunities.

Occupational Degrees

Contact CACC for more information on occupational degrees.

*all salaries are approximate entry level ranges

Computer Information

Science

The Associates in Applied Science degree in Computer Information Science is an occupational degree. This program is for students intending to seek employment in the Computer Information Systems Industry.

Currently-employed students are encouraged to apply as they will strengthen their business acumen and skill set. Many courses required in this degree are transferable to senior institutions but the overall intent of the program is that of an occupational focus. Graduates will be adequately prepared to enter into a wide range of entry- and mid-level job opportunities.

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~$59,000

Cosmotology

The Associates in Occupational Technology degree in Cosmetology is an occupational degree. This program helps prepare students to take their cosmetologist exams with the Alabama Board of Cosmetology.

Students will master a number of disciplines including haircutting, hair coloring, hair enhancements, hair straightening, nail management, permanent waving, and more. Graduates will be prepared to meet the rigorous standards outlined by the Alabama State Board of Cosmetology.

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~$19,000 – $45,000

Machine Shop

The Machining Career Path at CACC offers Short Certificates, Long Certificate and an Associate Degree. The Machining Career Path prepares students for entry-level employment in various machining careers. Machining is the art of turning and milling metal stock into items which are used throughout the world.

Emphasis is placed in safety, math, measuring tools, hand and bench tools, blueprint reading, drill press operations, lathe operations, milling operations, layout, grinding operations, computer numerical control (CNC), and tool and die. A wealth of employment opportunities are available for students who successfully complete the Machining Career Path.

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~$51,000 – $77,000

Welding

Welding is the process of heating and melting metal to join them together permanently. The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the field of welding. The program is a competency based program that includes both theory and hands on practical application based instruction.

Instruction is provided in various processes and techniques of welding and cutting different types of materials.

This includes, but may not be limited to, plasma arc cutting, oxy-fuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, plate and pipe welding. Students will also be trained in blueprint reading for welders. After completion of the program, the student will have covered skills designated by the American Welding Society and will be prepared to take the AWS Entry Level Welding test. The Welding Technology program is approved by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) under the sponsorship of the Alabama Department of Education

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~$44,500 – $88,000

Associate in Applied Science

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*all salaries are approximate entry level ranges

Drafting & Design

Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) engineering technicians use special computer software applications to create sketches, graphics, and drawings.

As members of design and production teams, architectural engineering technicians work with the architect, engineer, or project designer to create details, specifications, layouts, and graphic representations necessary for new construction developments, houses, buildings, or other infrastructure projects.

Mechanical engineering technicians prepare technical drawings, specifications and plans used by production and construction workers to build everything from manufactured products for example as electronic devices, automobiles, industrial machinery, and aircraft to structures such as bridges, oil and gas pipelines.

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~$54,900

General Business

The Associates in Applied Science degree in General Business is an occupational degree. This program is for students intending to seek employment in a business-related field and for currently-employed students needing to strengthen their business acumen and skill set.

Many courses required in this degree are transferable to senior institutions but the overall intent of the program is that of an occupational focus. Graduates will be adequately prepared to enter into a wide range of entry- and mid-level job opportunities.

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~$50,000

Industrial Electronics

Industrial maintenance electrical and instrumentation (IM E&I) technicians are needed in every industry that uses machinery, from automotive assembly plants to computer manufacturers.

Not only do they repair and maintain electrical instruments and equipment, they also install and dismantle them. Every time a new appliance leaves a factory or a new car rolls off the line, a skilled electrical and instrumentation technicians played a role in producing it.

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~$22.41/hour

Nursing

The Division of Nursing offers two points of exit within the nursing program. After successful completion of the third semester of the nursing curriculum, the student is awarded a certificate in practical nursing and may be eligible to apply for licensure as a practical nurse.

After successful completion of the five semester nursing curriculum, the graduate is awarded an Associate in Applied Science-Associate Degree Nursing and may be eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse. Fees for the examination and the license are set by the testing and licensing authorities and are the responsibility of the student.

Students are referred to the Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code at the Alabama Board of Nursing website www.abn.state.al.us for “Grounds for Denial of a License”. Legal background questions are incorporated on the Alabama Board of Nursing application for a license. Applicants to whom these regulations may apply may contact the Board of Nursing for additional information. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN, the graduate will be able to practice as a beginning practitioner in his/her respective field of study.

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~$66,000

Associate in Science

The Associate in Science Degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior institution in order to pursue a course of study in the liberal arts, sciences, or a specialized professional field. Information on the various career path options within the A.S. degree are listed below.

Contact CACC for more information on associate in science degrees.

*all salaries are approximate entry level ranges

Agricultural Business

& Economics

The Agricultural Business and Economics career path is designed for students who plan to complete a four-year degree. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$39,500 

after transfer to complete four year degree

Art

The Art career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

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~$34,000 – $38,700

after transfer to complete four year degree

Biology

The Biology career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in the Life Sciences. Students who complete the biology career path are prepared to study any discipline in the life sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. For additional degree information, students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer.

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~$41,570

after transfer to complete four year degree

Business

Administration

The Business Administration career path is designed for students who plan to complete a four-year degree. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$50,000

after transfer to complete four year degree

Communications

The Communications career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and is appropriate for those students wishing to prepare for careers that require verbal and written communication skills such as public relations and/or journalism. Many institutions require foreign language courses. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$48,253

after transfer to complete four year degree

Computer Science

The Computer Science career path is designed for students who plan to complete a four-year degree. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$65,900

after transfer to complete four year degree

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is appropriate for students who wish to pursue careers in government, law, law enforcement, forensics, and post-graduate teaching in academia. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$25,770

after transfer to complete four year degree

Education

The Education career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements for teaching in a primary or secondary education setting, including Elementary Education and Special Education. Consideration should be given to subject area concentration such as art, biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, or music. Many institutions require foreign language courses. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$35,000 – $60,000

after transfer to complete four year degree

English

The English career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and is appropriate for those students wishing to prepare for careers that require verbal and Analytical skills such as law and post-graduate studies for teaching in academia. Many institutions require foreign language courses. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$34,000 – $38,700

after transfer to complete four year degree

Fine Arts

The Fine Art degree is appropriate for students who wish to pursue careers in studio art, graphic design and post-graduate teaching in academia, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$40,000 – $60,000

after transfer to complete four year degree

History

The History career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and is appropriate for those students wishing to prepare for careers that require verbal, written, and analytical skills such as law and post-graduate studies for teaching in academia. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$52,00 – $62,000

after transfer to complete four year degree

Music

The Music career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Music Performance, or Music Theory and is appropriate for students who wish to pursue careers in the music industry or post-graduate studies for teaching in academia. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree requirements.

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~$36,400

after transfer to complete four year degree

Philosophy

The Philosophy career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and is appropriate for students who wish to improve their analytical thinking, writing, and verbal communication skills for use in careers in academia and business.

This career path is also appropriate for students who wish to pursue Religious studies in a post-graduate setting. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$37,000

after transfer to complete four year degree

Political Science

The Political Science career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and is appropriate for students who wish to pursue careers in government and post-graduate teaching in academia. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$50,000

after transfer to complete four year degree

Pre-Business

The Pre-Business career path is designed for students who plan to complete a four-year degree. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$50,000

after transfer to complete four year degree

Psychology

The Psychology career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Psychology and is appropriate for students who wish to pursue career as a clinician or in post-graduate teaching in academia. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$42,569

after transfer to complete four year degree

Social Work

The Social Work career path is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete requirements leading to a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and is appropriate for students who wish to pursue careers in government, law enforcement, clinical social work and post-graduate teaching in academia. Students should consult their advisor and the university to which they plan to transfer for additional degree information.

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~$54,800 – $58,500

after transfer to complete four year degree

Central Alabama Community College – 

Childersburg Location

34091 US-280

Childersburg, AL 35044

256-378-5576

Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM – 5 PM

Friday, 7:30 AM – 11:30 A

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Central Alabama Community College – 

Alexander City Location

1675 Cherokee Rd

Alexander City, AL 35010

256-234-6346

Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM – 5 PM

Friday, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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