Bevill State Community College
Situated in Sumiton, Alabama, Bevill State Community College is a public two-year community college established in 1992. Aside from the Sumiton campus, the college has campuses in Fayette, Hamilton, and Jasper, as well as an instructional site (Pickens County Educational Center) and an online campus. Bevill State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Currently, Bevill State Community College averages around 3,200 students between all campus locations and online. Programs of study offered at the college include Business Administration, Chemistry, Biological sciences, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, Engineering, Forestry, LIberal Arts, Physical Education and Recreation, Music, Medicine, Optometry, Veterinary, Nursing, Emergency Medical Paramedic, and many more.
Career and Technical areas of study offered at Bevill State Community College include Business Office Management, Airconditioning and Refrigeration, Child Development, Cosmetology, Drafting Design Engineering, Industrial Technician, Machine Tool Technology, Mining Technology, Renewable Technology, Vehicle Technology and Repair, and others.
Bevill State Community College also has an extensive online education program designed to offer educational flexibility and opportunities for individuals who are limited by schedule and location. Online degree programs include Liberal Arts (Associate in Arts), Business Administration (Accounting, Business Management, Office Administration), Business Office Management and Technology, and more.
On-campus residential options are available to students of Bevill State Community College. Campus housing is designed to be a community that fosters academic excellence, social involvement, and a campus experience that is truly memorable and creates a lifetime of memories.
Students at Bevill State Community College can make use of the various resources and services of the Bevill State Library. The Library system provides both physical and online resources to help students achieve educational excellence and to help with research. Trained professional librarians are on hand to help students with research assistance, or you may also contact them by telephone or the Internet. Databases offered at the Bevill State Library include Alabama Virtual Library, Bloom's Literary Reference Online, Health Reference Center, Magill's Medical Guide, Wilson Web Advanced Search, Writer's Reference Center, and more.
Bevill State Library Learning Resource Center also subscribes to 20 major newspapers and 250 peridicals, and also has an extensive reference catalog, various audiovisual materials and equipment, interlibrary loan service, and public Internet access through library terminals.
For the general community, various instructional programs are offered through the Bevill State Adult Education program. Classes are offered in adult literacy, basic skills/GED, College preparation, Career Readiness Certificates, English as a Second Language, and other areas.
Various financial aid options are also available to eligible students of Bevill State Community College. Students start the eligibility process and determination by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Federal and Academic Grants include the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Grant, while Foundational and Designated Scholarship programs include the Dr. Harold Wade Scholarship, Winfield Foundation Scholarship, Mrs. Sydnia Wade Memorial Scholarship, Aaron Geist Memorial Scholarship, Earl McDonald Scholarships, Phifer Inc. Scholarships, and other forms of assistance.
In addition, the Federal Work-Study Program is also available for eligible part-time or full-time dependent or independent undergraduates. This gives students the opportunity to earn monthly financial help through employment opportunities, at an average of 15 hours awarded per week.