2012 Viewbook Cover
NW-SCC Viewbook 2012


Northwest-Shoals Community College is a single, comprehensive two-year public institution of higher education. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and the Associate in Applied Science degrees as well as certificates in occupationally specific areas.

Located in the Northwest corner of Alabama, our college is comprised of multiple campuses serving the counties of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, and Lawrence, and the western portion of Winston county. Our students come from both urban and rural communities to our campus sites in the Shoals and Phil Campbell.

The modern Northwest-Shoals is the result of the merger on Sept. 9, 1993, of Northwest Alabama and Shoals Community College. Northwest Alabama, started in Phil Campbell, is the state's first junior college, founded in 1963. With more than 5,300 students, our institution represents the strength of community, the traditions of our people, and the vision for your future.

NW-SCC MISSION STATEMENT

Northwest-Shoals Community College provides vocational, technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities; promotes economic growth; and enhances the quality of life for the people of northwest Alabama.

NW-SCC ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Northwest-Shoals Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Technology degrees as well as certificates in specific occupational areas. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest-Shoals Community College.