Wallace State Academic Excellence award winner began college career decades after dropping out of high school

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Jeffrey Johns, 55, dropped out of school in the 10th grade and didn’t attempt to earn his GED until three years ago when a genetic disease forced him to give up his job as a truck driver. During the recent commencement exercises for the Class of 2016 at Wallace State Community College…

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Dr. Kelley Jones named Wallace State-Oneonta instructional site director

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Dr. Kelley Jones has been named the first director of the Wallace State-Oneonta instructional site. Jones has served as Wallace State’s Adult Education Director since April 2006 and been employed at the college since 2002, when she began an electronics technology instructor. The Wallace State-Oneonta campus is scheduled to conduct its first…

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ACCS announces discount for GED READY® Practice Test

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MONTGOMERY, ALA. — The Alabama Community College System (ACCS), along with member colleges and other GED® testing centers supported by ACCS, announces that now through March 31, students across the state can save 50 percent on the cost of the GED Ready® practice test. According to GED® Testing Service, the GED Ready® practice test is…

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Wallace State Steps Up To Ease Commercial Driver Shortage

in Academic, Adult Education, Community, Continuing Education, Headlines, Technical

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — A nationwide shortage of long-haul truck drivers is hitting home for trucking company owners.  To help address the problem, Wallace State College-Hanceville has a plan to assist individuals needing training and companies who need drivers trained. “The college made a decision to increase the number of trucks, instructors and to…

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Wallace State Continuing Education to offer Physical Therapy Aide program

in Academic, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Headlines, Health

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The non-credit Workforce Skills division at Wallace State Community College has announced it will offer a comprehensive 50-hour Physical Therapy Aide Program to prepare students for the growing field of Physical Therapy. The Physical Therapy Aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment…

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Alabama Community College System (ACCS) announces changes in calculating passing scores for the GED Test

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) joined the GED Testing Service this week to announce major changes to the GED Test which will help to provide greater opportunities for those successfully passing the test.  The changes take effect immediately. According to the GED Testing Service, there has been a recalibration to the…

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WSCC’s Continuing Education schedule filled with classes for everyone; classes start soon

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — From cake decorating to graphic design to genealogy to CPR classes and more, the Wallace State Continuing Education program has a full schedule of classes for the spring semester. You can learn a new skill, train for a new career or take a class for the pure enjoyment of learning. The wide…

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Wallace State’s Adult Education program offering GED practice test for $1 through Oct. 31

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s Adult Education program is participating in a national initiative, which allows individuals the opportunity to complete the GED (general education development) Ready practice test for $1 until Oct. 31. “The national office is trying to calm the fears of those thinking the GED test is too hard to pass. We…

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ACCS recognizes national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (AEFL)

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MONTGOMERY, ALA. – The Alabama Community College System (ACCS), along with its member colleges throughout the state, joins the nation in celebration of the week of September 21st -26th as national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (AEFL). Designated by Congress, national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness of adult education and family…

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