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July Education Briefs from Gadsden State

Gadsden State closing July 5 for state holiday

All campuses and locations of Gadsden State Community College will be closed July 5 in observance of Independence Day.   

Fall 2021 registration underway at Gadsden State

Registration for fall semester terms is underway at Gadsden State Community College.  Classes for full fall and fall mini I term begin August 23.  Visit to begin the registration process.  To be admitted, go to For more information regarding admission or registration, email

Gadsden State to host Cardinal Commit for incoming freshmen

Incoming freshmen at Gadsden State Community College are invited to attend Cardinal Commit, a summer orientation for new students, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. July 29 at Beck Conference Center on the Wallace Drive Campus.  Cardinal Commit is designed to provide students with the information and tools they need to be successful in college from the beginning.  Sessions include Cardinal training (student logins), success tips, campus resources, advisement overview, paying for classes (financial aid and business office overview) and a parent panel.  Registration for Cardinal Commit is now open. Questions about Cardinal Commit should be emailed to

EMS Continuing Ed courses offered at Gadsden State

Gadsden State Community College’s Continuing Education Department is partnering with the Emergency Medical Services to provide new training and refresher courses covering various health-related topics including Heartsaver/AED CPR, first aid, ACLS, EKG recognition, EMT refresher and paramedic refresher. The courses, which are available upon request, are open to individual community members, groups or organizations. To register for any of the Continuing Education classes, visit For more information, please call 256-549-8462 or email

Gadsden State offering Driver’s Education courses

Gadsden State Community College’s Continuing Education Program is offering driver’s education classes July 12-16 at the Joe Ford Center on the East Broad Campus and July 19-22 at Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre.  All sessions are from 8 a.m. to noon.  Students must attend all four classes in a session to receive credit for the course.  The class size is limited to 12 students. The course is $175 and pre-registration is required.  To register for any of the Continuing Education classes, visit For more information, please call Pam Clough at 256-549-8462 or email

Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus to host Robotics Camp

Anniston, Ala. – Gadsden State Community College will host a hands-on robotics camp exploring Engineering Technologies from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 and 15 at the Ayers Campus in Anniston. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 6-9. "It’s so important to expose young students to robotics and other STEM-related fields,” said Andy Robertson, coordinator of Workforce Development at Gadsden State.  “Through camps like this, we are encouraging them and nurturing them to be problem solvers, innovators and contributors in science, technology, engineering and math.” 

The Robotics Camp is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.  To register, please email Robertson at or call 256-549-8615.  For more information on STEM-related career technical programs offered at Gadsden State, visit