WORKFORCE EDUCATION CENTER
• The 7,500 square-foot building will be a stand-alone structure on the Jefferson Campus with metal and brick façade and will encompass equipment, instructional, administrative, and laboratory space.
• New programs (HVAC Technician; Electrical NCCER; Multi-Craft Technician) are expected to produce an annual total of 135 trained individuals and positively impact the skilled trades workforce in Alabama.
CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) WELDING LABORATORY
• The proposed building on the Shelby-Hoover Campus will be approximately 5,000 square feet and house 20 welding stations. It will allow space for a classroom, plasma cutter and related equipment.*
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) ACADEMY
• The College is establishing a new IT Academy that incorporates all the existing and new IT programs on all four campuses.
• The College will expand opportunities to award Information Technology (IT) Fast Track certificates and an Associate degree in Cyber Security using existing spaces.
• Estimated Fast Track certificate completion estimated at 132 students annually. Estimated student headcount for the Cyber Security program is projected at 102 over 5 years. Since January 2018, there have been 1,278 IT job postings by 329 employers.
EXPANSION OF MEDICAL, NON-NURSING DEGREE PROGRAMS
• As part of expansion of our allied health (medical, non-nursing programs), new degree programs at the Shelby-Hoover campus will require new computer software for Health Information Technology and installation of a functional dental practice training clinic for Dental Hygiene.
• Estimated student headcount for the Health Information Technology program is projected at 102 each over 5 years. Since January 2018, there have been 891 new job postings by 251 employers in our area.
• Estimated student headcount for the Dental Hygiene program is projected at 87 over 5 years. Since January 2018, there have been 64 job postings by 29 employers.
STUDENT SUCCESS HUB
• The Student Success Hub will be a comprehensive support services and resource center housed on the Jefferson Campus with a key goal of working to increase Fall to Fall student retention from 57% to 65%.
• Approximately 1,000 students yearly will be accommodated with specific academic and non-academic needs. Numerous students will use online wrap-around support services and/or contact the Hub from the other campuses.
STUDENT ASSISTANCE FUND
• The Student Assistance Fund will create a delivery method for wraparound services to address education barrier issues such as transportation, childcare, monetary obstacles, healthcare, books and certificate fees.
• Federal and State Aid requirements often make it difficult for students to apply and be eligible for disbursement of Federal or State Scholarships. As a result, students often choose not to attend because of these requirements.
• Additional funding will allow for increased awards to degree-seeking students (as well as non-degree-seeking students for whom financial aid is not available).