Online instruction and remote services

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and with guidance from Alabama Community College System, Drake State has announced the fall semester instructional plan, which includes a combination of remote learning and in-person instruction where safe and appropriate.

IMPORTANT: July 15, 2020 - Governor Ivey announced an amended Safer At Home order which includes a statewide mask requirement. Students should check the College’s website, Canvas and their Drake State student email for additional updates. 

Summer Semester Instructional Plan

All classes are being offered online. For courses that require competency check-offs, labs, and clinical hours, students are allowed to come to campus in small, scheduled groups.  Please click here for updates to the modified instructional plan.

Student Services

Through Banner, students will have 24/7 access to register for classes, view their schedule and access personal and financial aid information. The Dean of Student Services is available by phone at (256) 551-7287 or (256) 701-3588 or by email at  Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. 


Drake State is currently accepting applications for enrollment for the 2020 fall semester. Click here for instructions on the modified application and admissions process.

Financial Aid

For information regarding financial aid status, students can contact the Financial Aid Office at (256) 551-7270 or email If calls are not answered immediately, please leave a message stating your name, student ID number and phone number. 

  • ​​New or prospective students click here for information on our modified financial aid process.
  • Returning students click here for information on our modified financial aid process.


For department specific advising or questions, contact the following:

Nursing -
Medical Assisting -
Salon Management -
Culinary Arts -   
Welding -
Automotive -
Machine Tool -
Electrical -
Engineering Design -
Computer Information Systems -
General Business/Accounting -
General Education -
Adult Education -
Workforce Development -


Drake State tutors are available to support students via email during office hours. For a list of tutors and email addresses, click here. Online tutoring is available in Canvas using

Canvas, Banner and Student Email

Click here for instructions on how to access your Canvas, Banner and student email accounts. IT staff is available to provide support to students having trouble accessing Canvas or student email. Requests should be sent to or call (256) 539-8161 and select option # 5 for IT support.


Comcast, Xfinity and Charter/Spectrum are among the providers who are currently offering free Wi-Fi for students and others. Wi-Fi hotspot is available in the front parking lots of Drake State campus for students.  There is no access to the buildings.  For additional information contact

Disability Services

Disability Services is available to meet and provide assistance to students who have already been connected with Disability Services or who have a new need.  Our staff can  provide information, consultation, intake and accommodations. Staff is also available to provide consultation and support for faculty around the accessibility of online courses. For assistance contact Tiffany Green, Student Success Specialist at


The Drake State Library is an Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) partner, and access to online materials will remain available to students through that online platform. Instructors can submit a student’s email to the Alabama Virtual Library to give them access at this link

Campus Security & Safety

The Drake State Campus Security will continue to maintain a 24/7 presence on campus during the crisis, just as it does throughout the year. Call (256) 683-2303 for assistance. To review the annual Campus Security Report click here.

An updated cleaning and sanitizing process is in place and is in accordance with CDC and ADPH guidelines. See it here.

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