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  1. Carolyn Henderson J. F. Drake State Technical College Huntsville, AL

  2. INSTITUTIONAL MISSION STATEMENT J. F. Drake State Technical College is a student-centered, two-year public institution of higher education offering certificate and associate degree programs, as well as specialized training for business and industry. Additionally, the college seeks to satisfy the diverse needs and academic pursuits of the community by offering adult education and transitional studies, noncredit short-term courses, college/university transfer, and continuing education courses that provide the citizens of North Alabama with flexible and innovative, academic, career and technical education at a reasonable cost. Approved by the Alabama State Board Education - March 24, 2011

  3. Student Profile: Black, Non-Hispanic 55%White, Non-Hispanic 37%Asian 1%Hispanic 2%Other 5%

  4. Service Area: Madison County, Jackson County Northern Morgan County

  5. Four-year College Transfer Programs Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University (Huntsville, AL) Athens State University (Athens, AL) Additional Colleges *University of Alabama *Oakwood College * Calhoun Community College

  6. Institutional/ Program Strengths Student Center College Student Support Services Intrusive Advisement Retention Collaboration Inter-disciplinary Teaching Mentoring Program Faculty Advisors

  7. Institutional/Program Strengths (cont.) Small Classroom Adult Education Program Student Orientation Student Follow-up Job Placement Continual Education –Faculty

  8. Institutional/Program Challenges Funding Variation in student ages and learning styles Withdrawal Rates Student Readiness Space Course Offerings

  9. Highlights of Success Articulation Agreements –transfer to 4 year institution Campus Expansion to downtown area Transition of Students from Adult Education in to the College Partnerships with location industries for job placement Process for SACS

  10. Highlights of Success Recruitment Student lead Organization President Meets with the students Administrations Support