We are Huntsville's community college

Thank you for your interest in Drake State Community & Technical College! Now is a better time than ever to consider a community college education. North Alabama is setup for tremendous job growth in the coming years, and our programs are created to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to be competitive in the job market. Or, if you’re planning to continue on at a four-year university, you can transfer credits earned at Drake State.

Become a Student

Drake State Community College is the ideal place to prepare for your career! Use the resources below to apply for admission, learn about our tuition and fee structure, and apply for financial aid.

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Experience Drake State

A student’s experience on campus is an important part of every college education.  From campus buildings, to student life, and resources available to students, learn more about what it is like to be a student at Drake State by following the links below:

Visit our Campus

Student Stories

Virtual Tours

Prepare for Your Future

Our goal at Drake State is to equip our students to succeed after graduation. Whether they will be moving on to a four-year college or entering the workforce and beginning their career, we strive to give them the tools they will need for their next step.

Alumni Testimonials

Explore Our Programs

Drake State offers a wide range of in-demand programs that will prepare you to excel in your chosen career. If you are looking to join the workforce immediately or if you are already in the workforce, many of Drake State's programs offer professional and technical certificates which can be completed in a matter of months. Our program areas will give you the knowledge and experience you need to begin a career in many sought-after fields, right here in the Tennessee Valley!

Advanced Manufacturing

Automotive Services Technologies

Computer Information Systems

Business Administration Programs

Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management

Health Sciences Technology

HVAC Technology

General & Developmental Education

Salon & Spa Management

Certificate Programs

Get to Know Drake State


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Committed to Your Success

Our students’ academic success is our main priority at Drake State. We provide resources to ensure that our students have the support they need to succeed in their classes and take their next steps into the workforce. Each faculty and staff member are dedicated to advising and mentoring every student they connect with, ensuring their experience is complete in and out of the classroom.

Find out more about the resources we provide to our students below.  



Career Services

Disability Support

Campus Health and Safety

We are working daily to consider everyone’s health and safety. Our COVID precautions include required masks, student temperature screenings, hand sanitization stations throughout campus, reduced room capacity to allow for appropriate social distances, and daily sanitization schedule.  

The Drake State Campus Security maintains a 24/7 presence on campus. To review the annual Campus Security Report click here.

If you still have questions after reviewing this page, you can email your question to questions@drakestate.edu. Someone will respond to your email within 24 hours.