Central Alabama Community College

Central Alabama Community College (CACC) is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Alexander City, Alabama.[1] The college enrolls 2,177 students and has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969.[2][3] As of 2009, the college has three campuses: the Alexander City Campus, the Childersburg Campus, and the Talladega Center.

Central Alabama Community College
George C. Wallace Administration Building in Alexander City
Former names
Alexander City State Junior College; Nunnelley State Technical College; Coosa Valley School of Nursing; Sylacauga School of Nursing
TypeCommunity college
Established1989
PresidentSusan Burrow
Students2,177
Location,
AffiliationsAlabama College System, Alabama Community College Conference
MascotTrojans
Websitehttp://www.cacc.edu/

History

CACC traces its history to the Alabama State Legislature Act No. 93 passed in 1963 which provided for the establishment of several institutions of higher learning in Alabama. The college opened as Alexander City State Junior College in 1965 in the old Russell Hospital in Alexander City.[1] In 1966 the college moved to its current campus in a dedication ceremony led by then-Governor George Corley Wallace. Also in 1966, the state opened Nunnelley State Technical College in Childersburg, Alabama as part of the No. 93 Act of 1963. In 1989 the Alabama State Board of Education merged the technical college and the junior college to form the present day community college.[1]

Nursing school

In 1921 the Sylacauga School of Nursing was founded as hospital diploma program. The school was later renamed as Coosa Valley School of Nursing (CVSN) in 1994 began offering associate's degrees in nursing. CVSN had partnered with CACC since 1972 in various academic programs and in 1996 merged with CACC.[1]

Athletics

CACC fields teams in men's golf and baseball and women's tennis and softball in the Alabama Community College Conference.[4]

References

  1. "History of Central Alabama Community College". Central Alabama Community College. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  2. "College Navigator". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  3. "Institution Details". Commission on Colleges. 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  4. "Central Alabama". Alabama Community College Conference. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
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