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Drake State offers free MUREP/NASA Summer Teacher Training

May 10, 2022

Drake State Community and Technical College is offering a free professional development training course for middle school and high school science teachers. For one week, teachers will earn a $500 stipend for participating in a fun-filled, educationally packed immersion into NASA inspired curriculum.

Scholarship opportunity for Alabama residents pursuing automotive-related careers at Drake State

March 10, 2022

The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) has announced the availability of 30 scholarships for Alabama residents who want to pursue a technical education certificate or associate degree in programs related to the automotive manufacturing industry at institutions like Drake State Community and Technical College.

Public Notice for ACEN Accreditation Review

December 17, 2021

Drake State Community and Technical College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for initial accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Drake State launches Welding Bootcamp to spike interest in welding careers

November 09, 2021

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are 49,000 welding-related job openings each year, but these openings are the result of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers transitioning to different occupations or retiring from the industry. To help employers recruit new workers, Drake State Community & Technical College has launched its Welding Bootcamp to help individuals spark a great career or personal hobby.

NASA and Drake State launch MUREP to bring minority students into STEM education and workforce pipeline

October 14, 2021

Huntsville, AL – Drake State Community & Technical College will kick off a new collaborative project, funded by a multi-year grant from NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). MUREP provides financial assistance via competitive awards to minority-serving institutions to increase the number of racial and ethnic minorities and women in science and engineering fields.

Drake State awarded $75K grant to expand its LPN program

August 25, 2021

The Health Sciences department at Drake State Community & Technical College secured nearly $75,000 from the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) to strengthen its Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program.

Drake State awarded nearly $1.2 million by NASA

August 05, 2021

With the significant funding through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), Drake State will be able to rapidly grow its Frontiers Research program creating STEM opportunities for students and future workforce for the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries.

New apprenticeship program with Mazda Toyota Manufacturing

October 27, 2020

Two students at Drake State Community & Technical College were recognized at a "signing day" event to mark their participation in a new apprenticeship program established by the college and Mazda Toyota Manufacturing.

Drake State Opens Northwoods Adult Education Services

September 22, 2020

Drake State Community & Technical College has recently partnered with the Huntsville Housing Authority for the grand opening of an adult education learning center in the Northwoods public housing community.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

March 30, 2020

Our priority is the health of our students, faculty and staff. As new information becomes available regarding coronavirus COVID-19 and its affect on campus operations, updates will be posted here.

Drake State joins global generosity movement GivingTuesday

December 02, 2019

Like many organizations, Drake State is fortunate to receive support from its community and local businesses. Participating in Giving Tuesday is a kick-off for the College’s Annual Day of Giving event that will be in April 2020.