Gadsden State Community College

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Gadsden State Community College (GSCC) with locations in Gadsden, Centre, and Anniston, Alabama is an open-door two-year college that serves the cities of Etowah, Cleburne, St. Clair, Cherokee, and Calhoun. Gadsden State Community College has four campuses: Ayers, Valley Street, East Broad, and Wallace Drive. It also has two learning centers: McClellan Center and the Gadsden State Cherokee Center.

The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has a total annual enrollment of roughly 8,000 students.

Gadsden State Community College competes athletically in the Alabama Community College Conference as the Cardinals. Competitive sports teams include men’s and women’s volleyball, cross country, softball, and basketball and men’s tennis.

General Information

Admission Office

1001 George Wallace Drive

PO Box 227

Gadsden, AL 35902-0227

(256) 549-8210

(800) 226-5563

Fax: (256) 549-8205

Contact: Teresa Rhea

Associate Dean of Student Services and Registrar
Main Address

1001 George Wallace Drive/PO Box 227

Gadsden, AL 35902-0227

(256) 549-8200

Total undergrads: 5,456

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,467


Urban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for health-related programs. Career Program Assessment Test required for some programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General A
Aquaculture C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Construction Management C
Office Clerical Services C
Sales and Distribution A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A
Graphic Communications A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Entry Applications C
Data Processing Technology C
Information Sciences/Systems A
Information Technology A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Masonry/Tile Setting C


Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A
Mathematics Education A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Drafting/Civil Engineering A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Computer Systems A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
Industrial Technology A,C
Mechanical Drafting A,C
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,C
Telecommunications A,C
Water Quality/Treatment C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management C
Child Development A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Massage Therapy C
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prenursing A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Substance Abuse Counseling A
Surgical Technology C


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology C
Diesel Mechanics C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C
Small Engine Mechanics/Repair C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services

Aesthetics/Skin Care C
Cosmetology C
Manicure/Nails C

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A

Precision Production Trades

Upholstery C
Welding Technology C
Woodworking C


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A

Social Sciences

Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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