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Certificate/Non-Degree Admission Requirements

An applicant to a course not creditable toward an associate degree and programs comprised exclusively of courses not creditable to an associate degree may be admitted provided the applicant meets the standards listed below with specifically documented ability to benefit as documented by successful completion of placement by Compass or other assessments approved by the Department of Postsecondary Education.

  1. Applicants for certain certificate programs, business and industry training courses, or non-credit courses may be admitted without a high school diploma, GED Certificate, or minimum ACT score.

  2. Applicants must be at least seventeen (17) years of age and must not have been enrolled in secondary education for at least one calendar year and demonstrate ability to benefit from the program of study through appropriate assessment, or Applicant holds an Alabama Occupational Diploma and has not achieved a 16 on the ACT.

  3. A student shall be classified as non-degree eligible and shall not be allowed to enroll in a course creditable toward an associate degree unless appropriate conditions are met. The College may establish higher or additional admission requirements for a specific program or service when student enrollment must be limited or to assure ability to benefit.

Cosmetology Requirements

Cosmetology applicants must have education equivalent to the completion of ten (10) grades in school or have earned a high school diploma or GED to be admitted.


Truck Driving Requirements

Truck Driving applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and hold a valid driver's license. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, applicants must have the ability to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records.

Applicants must pass the DOT physical (administered at studentís expense) and pass drug screening. The College will acquire a Motor Vehicle Report on each Truck Driver Training student. The report, which lists all accidents and moving violations within the last 5 years, will be obtained from the Alabama Department of Public Safety. A copy will be given to the student and a copy will be kept on file, according to Department of Transportation regulations.

Applicants for this program are required to submit their applications along with payment of tuition to secure placement in the next available class.


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