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Gadsden State Cherokee expands its academic course offerings

Centre, Ala. — Students in Cherokee County and the surrounding area will have more academic courses to choose from at Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre.

“It is important that we increase accessibility to academic courses to the students in our area,” said Leslie Burton, facilities director at Gadsden State Cherokee. “We want to be as convenient as possibly by offering courses closer to home.”

The new academic courses will be offered in the fall semester. They are offered in traditional and hybrid formats. Courses are also open to dual enrollment students.

“The credits earned in these classes will go towards a student’s credential at Gadsden State or it will seamlessly transfer to a four-year university for students,” she said.

The new courses include U.S. History I, Human Growth and Development, Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Humanities, Precalculus Algebra and Nursing Concepts I. Developmental courses – Elementary Algebra and Intermediate College Algebra – are also available at Gadsden State Cherokee.

Other academic courses that will continue to be offered at Gadsden State Cherokee as it has in the past are Poultry Production, Principles of Biology, General Microbiology, English Composition I, Advanced Evidence Clinical Reasoning, Orientation to College and General Psychology.

Programs that can be completed at Gadsden State Cherokee are Nursing and the Poultry Science 2+2 Program with Auburn University.

“Our Nursing Program has a great reputation for educating some of the best nurses in our area,” Burton said. “We are also proud of our unique partnership with Auburn University that allows students to attend Gadsden State their freshman and sophomore years studying poultry science and their junior and senior years at Auburn. In the end, they’ll receive a bachelor’s degree in Poultry Science, and they will be prepared to work in one of the largest industries in Alabama.”

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