Northwest Shoals Community College 2023-2024 Catalog

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Northwest Shoals Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate degree. Northwest Shoals also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Northwest Shoals Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Northwest Shoals Community College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Alabama Community College System.

It is the intent of the compilers of this catalog that it contain policies, procedures, and guidelines adopted or approved by the Trustees for The Alabama Community College System. Users are cautioned that changes in policies, procedures, and guidelines may occur. Therefore, the information provided in the catalog is not the basis of a contract between the College and the student. The College will make every effort to maintain the integrity of the catalog and notify students of any changes that may occur. However, the College withholds the right to change any provision in this publication without notifying a student individually. In the event of any such change, the current statement of Board policy shall prevail.

Shoals Campus

800 George Wallace Blvd.
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Phil Campbell Campus

2080 College Road
Phil Campbell, AL 35581


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NW-SCC President Dr. Jeff Goodwin
Dr. Jeff Goodwin
NWSCC President

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC). As Alabama’s first public junior college, NWSCC prides itself as an educational home for the people of northwest Alabama for 60 years. NWSCC has two campuses, the Shoals campus in Muscle Shoals and the Phil Campbell campus located in Franklin County.

In this catalog, you will find information on the College's admissions policies and procedures, financial aid, academic programs, student support services, tuition and fees, workforce training programs and much more. Please contact us at any time you may have questions or need additional information.

Thank you for your interest in Northwest Shoals Community College.