School Overview

Northwest-Shoals Community College is a public, two-year institution of higher education, with the main campus located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and a second campus in Phil Campbell, Alabama. The school is a result of the 1993 merger of Northwest Alabama Community College and Shoals Community College. Northwest Alabama Community College was founded in 1963 and Shoals Community College was founded in 1966. Northwest-Shoals Community College operates with the mission to “provide vocational, technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities; promotes economic growth; and enhances the quality of life for the people of northwest Alabama.”

NW-SCC awards associate's degrees, in addition to providing certificates and workforce training programs, and offers a number of distance education associate's degree programs that include online, teleweb (video combined with web), and hybrid courses.


School Details

Location: 800 George Wallace Blvd,Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Associate

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges



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