Three colleges consolidated together to form the Coastal Alabama Community College in January 2017. In spite of being just three years old, the institution boasts of rich experience in education and training as each of its parent institutions had more than 50 years of glorious service in providing affordable, high-quality education to its students. Now the baton is proudly carried by the Coastal Alabama Community College, which boasts of more than 15 campuses including industrial sites accommodating around 10,000 students. The college also boasts of the lowest tuition fees in Alabama.
The Coastal Alabama Community College is not only about education; it is known for the care given to 360-degree development where the students are encouraged to participate in leadership honing activities as well as social welfare causes. The registered nursing programme offered in two of its campuses namely Fairhope and Bay Minette was recognised as the best of all Nursing programmes (two years and four years inclusive) in the whole of Alabama. Fairhope campus offers a programme called animation and visual effects where the students are exposed to high-end graphics and imageries which are used in movies and films. This is one of the first in the region. Further different campuses boast of courses pertaining to different industries. For example, Alabama aviation centre offers courses in Avionics, Airframe, etc. which opens up job opportunities in the Aviation industry.
Coastal Alabama Community College has an active on-campus life throughout the year. This is mainly because of the inter-college athletics programmes conducted and on-campus housing. The college has 18 teams that come under the purview of 3 programmes namely from Bay Minette, Monroeville and Brewton. Five hundred students can be accommodated in the Bay Minette Campus while 100 people can be accommodated in the Brewton Campus which is a 100-acre site.
Student classifications are made based on the semester hours of credits earned by them. Those with less than 30 would be considered freshman while the other is a sophomore. The Coastal Alabama Community College System operates on a semester basis. In 15 weeks, weekly average instruction hours are considered semester hours of credit. Seven hundred fifty minutes of in-classroom training and double the time (1500 minutes) for outside classroom work get one semester credit hour awarded to the student. This is in alignment with the Federal Government regulation, namely 34 CFR 600.2.