Northeast Alabama Community College
Established in 1963 by the Alabama Junior College Act, Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) sits on approximately 115 acres atop Sand Mountain, a lush plateau in the Southern Appalachian chain, with Wills Valley to the east and the Tennessee River to the west. The campus is situated on the DeKalb-Jackson County line.
Northeast opened in the fall of 1965 with 380 students. Credit enrollment for Fall Semester 2003-2004 is 2,074. Northeast was granted accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969. The college offers the Associate in Arts, the Associate in Science, and the Associate in Applied Science degrees. The articulation agreement implemented in 1999 by the Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee ensures the transfer of courses among two- and four-year public institutions within the state. The Northeast community has been led by three exceptional presidents: Dr. Ernest Rudder Knox, 1964-1982; Dr. Charles M. Pendley, 1982-2001; and the current president, Dr. David Campbell.
Officially, Northeast serves DeKalb and Jackson Counties and part of Cherokee County, with students from surrounding Alabama counties as well as from northwestern Georgia also enrolled. Since Northeast has no dormitories, all students commute.
The campus consists of fourteen buildings. Two major outdoor projects recently completed have greatly enhanced campus life: a walking trail around the lake on the north side of campus and a new parking area with landscaping and an electronic message board in front of the Lyceum and Pendley Administration Building. New benches on the quad, along with attractive lighting, invite students and staff to pause and enjoy our lovely campus.
Other recent developments include the creation of a workforce development division, the completion of the Technology Center, the implementation of a student loan program and on-line registration, expansion of distance education and dual enrollment offerings, the opening of the Alabama Hosiery Technology and Research Center in Fort Payne, and the relocation of the Northeast Alabama Adult Education program to the NACC campus.
Northeast has made major strides recently in establishing subject-specific computer labs, including the Learning Logic math lab, and labs for English composition, foreign language, nursing, office administration, mass communications, paralegal, CAD, electronics, EMS, Work Keys, and computer repair.
The Northeast theatre program continues to delight and challenge audiences, with annual attendance exceeding 15,000. The state-of-the-art Lyceum is the envy of many theatre groups in the state.
Northeast Alabama Community College provides a warm, inviting atmosphere for both students and staff. The Northeast family invites you to drop by for a visit!
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