Jeff State a true community college

Published 11:04 pm Friday, February 5, 2010

Jefferson State is living up to its name as a “community college.”

Beginning Feb. 9, Clanton’s Jeff State campus will offer a non-credit community photography class that meets Tuesday nights at 6.

Also, Jeff State will hold a career fair on Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There, local residents can apply for the iCADEMY Prep program, which is a free, non-credit, 12-week training program for dislocated workers in Chilton County.

We encourage readers to take advantage of the photography class and iCADEMY, if eligible, because a show of interest from Chilton County would likely lead to more community courses in the future.

The campus will already offer classes in photography, pharmacy technician certification preparation, paralegal professional, professional medical billing and coding, anger management, ACT preparation, Lego education and Microsoft Excel basics.

These classes are great opportunities for county residents to better themselves —and opportunities we didn’t have before the college was built here.

We would do well to show Jeff State officials there is a need for these kinds of offerings in Chilton County.