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Higher Education

For students seeking to continue their education, area colleges, including Athens State University, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and Alabama A&M University, provide course work for degrees from bachelor's degree to doctorate. Calhoun Community College in Decatur, the state's largest two-year institution, has made a significant investment in the effort to develop a well-trained and highly skilled work force.

Calhoun Community College

Calhoun Community College is a community-based, State supported, comprehensive community college. The college program offers Associates in Arts, Associates in Science, and Associates in Applied Science degrees and a diploma and certificate program. Calhoun continually works with local industry to develop curriculum that is specifically designed to meet the needs of current workforce demands. Programs of specific interest to manufacturers include:

Industrial Technology Programs

Manufacturing and Process Technology Programs

Available Certifications

Area Colleges & Universities

Area Colleges & Universities Distance Time
Calhoun Community College 11.04 miles 12 minutes
Alabama A & M University 29.69 miles 35 minutes
Athens State University 20.58 miles 25 minutes
Drake State Technical College 22.67 miles 30 minutes
Oakwood College 25.69 miles 25 minutes
University of Alabama - Huntsville 24.24 miles 25 minutes
University of North Alabama 60.15 miles 1 hour 20 minutes
University of Alabama - Birmingham 90.65 miles 1 hour 20 minutes
Wallace State Community College 35.15 miles 40 minutes

All times/distances from intersection of I-65 & Hwy 67

Post Secondary Schools:
Colleges and Universities