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Calhoun Community College

Decatur, AL

At A Glance

Main Address

6250 US Highway 31

Tanner, AL 35671-4028

www.calhoun.edu

Admission Office

PO Box 2216

Decatur, AL 35609-2216

(256) 306-2593

Fax : (256) 306-2941

admissions@calhoun.edu

Contact : Alanna Thompson

Acting Director of Admissions & Records/College Registrar

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

junior college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 1356

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 8,904

In-State Tuition : $4,940.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $8,930.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Satellite campus at Research Park in Huntsville.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : May 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : Mar 15

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Liberal Arts : 55.0%
Health Professions : 29.0%
Engineering Technologies : 7.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General A

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A
Business Administration and Management, General A C
Real Estate A

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician A

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Graphics A
Computer Programming, Specific Applications A
Computer Programming/Programmer, General A
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C

Construction Trades
Carpentry/Carpenter C
Electrician A
Mason/Masonry C

Education
Education, General A
Secondary Education and Teaching A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician A
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician A

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General A

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management A C
Child Development A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist A
Dental Assisting/Assistant A C
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) A C
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training C
Pre-Dentistry Studies A
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies A
Pre-Nursing Studies A
Pre-Pharmacy Studies A
Pre-Veterinary Studies A
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A
Surgical Technology/Technologist C

History
History, General A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A
Pre-Law Studies A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician C
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician C
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician A C
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician A

Military Technologies
Munitions Systems/Ordinance Technology A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General A

Personal & Culinary Services
Barbering/Barber C
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General C
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General A

Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist A C
Tool and Die Technology/Technician A C
Upholstery/Upholsterer C
Welding Technology/Welder C

Science Technologies & Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician A

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science C
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician A
Fire Services Administration C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General A

Transportation & Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General A

Visual & Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art A
Music, General A
Photography A
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

166 Public computers, available in: Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 20 miles from Huntsville.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 8,904

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 8,050

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

In state students : 98.0%

Out of state students : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : Warhawk Herald

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Warhawks

Sport Member : NJCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Financial aid counseling

On-campus daycare

Veteran's counselor

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

All SAT Scores Required for Review

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

SAT/ACT used for placement. Competitive admission to nursing program.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Credit for Advanced Placement Test will be awarded for a minimum score of three on subject tests. Not more than 25% of total credit required for any program may be awarded through non-traditional means toward a degree from Calhoun.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

0

Math

0

0

Science

0

0

Social Studies

0

0

Foreign Language

0

0

Academic Electives

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

ART 203

All

4

6

ART 203 and ART 204

All

Biology

3

4

BIO 103

All

4

8

BIO 103, BIO 104

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MTH 125

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MTH 125, MTH 126

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHM 104

All

4

4

CHM 111

All

5

8

CHM 111, CHM 112

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CIS 251

All

Drawing

3

3*

ART 113 and/or ART114

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 101

All

4

6

ENG 101 and 102

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENG 101

All

4

6

ENG 101 and ENG 102

All

Environmental Science

3

4

PHS 120

All

European History

3

3

HIS 121

All

4

--

HIS 121 and HIS 122

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

FRN 101

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

GRN 101

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEO 201

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO 231

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECO 232

All

Music Theory

3

4

MUS 111 and MUS 113

All

5

8

MUS 111, MUS 113, MUS 112, MUS 114

All

Physics 1

3

--

--

All

Physics 2

3

--

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

PHY 214

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHY 213

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 200

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

SPA 101

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

4

SPA 102

All

Statistics

3

3

MTH 265

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POL 211

All

United States History

3

3

HIS 201

All

4

6

HIS 201 and HIS 202

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIS 121

All

4

6

HIS 121 and HIS 122

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Biology

50

8

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

8

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

6

French I

50

6

French II

62

12

German I

50

6

German II

63

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

66

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Janet Spencer

Financial aid office phone : (256) 306-2628

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $133.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $266.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Music/Drama

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Work Study Programs

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$4,940.00

$4,940.00

$4,940.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$8,930.00

$8,930.00

$8,930.00

Room only:

--

$4,500.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$6,440.00

$13,140.00

$8,640.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$10,430.00

$17,130.00

$12,630.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 44

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 44

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

Applicants on suspension from another postsecondary institution must submit written appeal and official college transcript to admissions committee 30 days prior to term.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $8,930.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $4,500.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $266.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser