August 11, 2011


Taking Advantage of Opportunities at Your Community College: Fall Semester Registration at NortheastNACC Seal

There is no better time than now to take advantage of what your community college has to offer. We at Northeast Alabama Community College invite you to take a closer look--we will surprise you with all we have to offer! At NACC you can earn certificates, degrees, and college credits that transfer to a four-year university or college. Be a NACC Mustang and find out why NACC has been ranked for two years in a row as one of the fastest growing two years colleges nationally.

“Our office will help you obtain the best possible education for less cost,” said Dr. Joe Burke, Vice President/Dean of Instruction. “Our tuition is about half that of public 4-year colleges making NACC by far the best value for your education dollar. We know that quality is important as well and Northeast students who transfer to 4-year colleges who complete their bachelor’s degree consistently earn better grades than the 4-year college native students. In today’s economy a college degree is a very important credential in seeking employment and Northeast is a great place to obtain an Associates Degree.” For graduation and degree information contact Angela Stewart, Assistant to the Vice President/Dean of Instruction located in Office 121 of the Pendley Administration Building, at ext. 2240 or by email at

Students desiring to transfer to a four-year college or university after NACC can obtain the helpful guidance of an on campus transfer advisor, Jessica Benefield, in Room 100 of the Wallace Administration Building. She can be reached at ext. 2306 or by email at

Taking time to choose the right career path is important and NACC has the tools to help you make those decisions. Our College and Career Planning Center located in the Wallace Administration Building, Room 102, will help you find the career suited for your personality and goals. Advisors can then help direct you to taking the right courses for your career path. Contact Sherry Whitten, Director of the College and Career Planning Center, at ext. 2315, or by email at

The Center for College Success, located in Room 113 of the Student Center, provides students with the utmost opportunity for college success enabling students to build necessary foundations for academic success as well as future success. “Our office will help you find academic success as well as provide you other support services,” said Shirley Buttram, Director of the Center for College Success. Buttram can be reached at ext. 2257 or by email at

You can also explore your career choices and gain skills that will expand job opportunities and chances for advancement in your current career, retrain for a new career, or develop interests in a new field. “NACC is all about opportunities,” said Dr. Mike Kennamer, Director of Workforce Development. “In the Office of Workforce Development, we work to assure that the career/technical programs we offer are relevant to our community’s business and industry needs. Our programs are industry-driven and provide training using the latest in instructional technology, with a focus on real world application.” Kennamer can be reached at ext. 2291 or by email at

The Office of Student Services at NACC is ready and available to assist students in meeting their educational goals. “Our office will help you with the application process and assist you with your COMPASS placement which determines the math, English, and/or reading courses that you might need,” said Tonie Niblett, Dean of Student Services. “We will assign you an advisor and assign you to an Orientation/Registration session that will give you an opportunity to meet with your advisor,” added Niblett. Niblett can be reached at 2325 or by email at

Fall semester registration is Wednesday, August 17, 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and Thursday, August 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. First time college students must complete an application for admission; send high school transcript or present evidence of GED; and take the COMPASS placement test.

For students in Dual Enrollment/Accelerated, contact the Office of Student Services, ext. 2225 to register for classes. Dual enrollment students must have a Permission to Register Form on file before registration.

Classes begin on Friday, August 19. On campus late registration continues Friday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Monday-Thursday, August 22-25, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Need money for college? Go to to complete a free student financial aid application. Financial aid, scholarships, and student loans are available. “We help as many students go to college as we can,” said Nick Willmon, Director of Financial Aid. “If a student comes in or calls, we will help them if there is any way possible. We genuinely care about our students and we let them know that we are here to help them.” Willmon is located in the Wallace Administration Building, 101-B, and can be reached at ext. 2203 or by email at

To Be a NACC Mustang, call Admissions at college extension 2222!
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