About Gadsden State

Gadsden State is a public, open door, comprehensive community college that is comprised of five campuses or educational centers in Calhoun, Cherokee and Etowah counties. Gadsden State has a rich and illustrious history within the communities it serves. Administrators, faculty and staff work together to prepare students for direct-entry into the workplace or for transfer to a four-year university.

Since 1925, Gadsden State has been instrumental in the education and training of Alabama’s workforce. Read about the College’s beginnings, its mission and those who lead the way to achieving our goals.

Associate in Applied Science

Associate degrees are earned in five semesters. Seven academic college course are required.

Air Conditioning &

Refrigeration

~$46,040 – $51,050

Automotive

Manufacturing

Technology

~$43,600

Civil Engineering

Technology

~$20.47/hour

Court Reporting

Technology

~$46,020 – $66,430

Court Reporting

Technology – Broadcast

Captioning Specialist

~$35,000

Diagnostic Medical

Sonogrpahy

~$60,800

Electrical Technology

~$42,300 median

Electronics Engineering

Technology –

General Option

~$42,300 median

Electronics Technology –

Industrial Electronics

Specialization

~$42,300 median

Emergency Medical

Services

~$36,700

Engineering Design

Technology

~$52,400

Industrial Automation

Technology

~$54,100 – $75,500

Mechanical Design

Technology

~$26,600 – $49,500

Medical Laboratory

Technology

~$14.59/hour

Precision Machining

~$50,390

Radiological Technology

~$65,500

Registered Nursing

~$66,000 median

Registered Nursing

LPN to RN

~$66,000 median

Registered Nursing

Paramedic to RN

~$66,000 median

Salon & Spa

Management

~$29,000

Certificates

Students can earn a certificate in three to five semesters. Four academic courses are required.

Air Conditioning &

Refrigeration

~$46,040 – $51,050

Auto Collision Repair

Technology

~$33,000

Automotive

Manufacturing

Technology

~$43,600

Automotive Services

Technology

~$14.50/hour

Civil Engineering

Technology

~$54,100 – $75,500

Diesel Technology

~$47,350

Electrical Technology

~$42,300 median

Electronic Engineering

Technology

~$42,300 median

Engineering Design

Technology

~$52,400

Industrial Automation

Technology

~$54,100 – $75,500

Mechanical Design

Technology

~$66,000

Practical Nursing

~$66,000 median

Precision Machining

~$61,782 

Salon & Spa

Management –

Cosmetology Technology

~$29,900

Welding Technology

~$28,000 – $47,800

Short Term Certificates

26 credit hours over two semesters are required for a short-term certficate. 

Air Conditioning &

Refrigeration 

~$46,040 – $51,050

Auto Collision

Repair Technology

~$41,570

Automotive

Manufacturing

Technology

~$43,600

Automotive Service

Technology

~$14.50/hour

Civil Engineering

Technology

~$45,800 – $80,000

Construction

Technology – Basic

~$56,420 – $60,820

Construction

Technology – Advanced

~$56,420 – $60,820

Court Reporting –

Litigation Assistant

~$46,020 – $66,430

Electrical

Technology

~$42,300 median

Engineering Design

Technology

~$52,400

Industrial Automation

Technology

~$54,100 – $75,500

Massage Therapy

~$38,000 – $62,400

Precision Machining –

Basic CNC Technology

~$61,782

Precision Machining –

Basic Machine Tool 

~$61,782

Salon & Spa

Managment – Esthetics

~$29,900

Salon & Spa

Managment – Nail Tech

~$29,900

Surgical Operating

Room Technician

~$47,300 median

Welding Technology

~$28,000 – $47,800

Pipe Tube Welding

~$33,000

AYERS CAMPUS
1801 Coleman Road
Anniston, AL 36207

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VALLEY STREET CAMPUS
600 Valley Street
Gadsden, AL 35901

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CHEROKEE CENTER
801 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960

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WALLACE DRIVE CAMPUS
1001 George Wallace Drive
Gadsden, AL 35903

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EAST BROAD CAMPUS
1001 East Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35903

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