Real Life Careers

You’re not just looking for a job; you’re looking for a career that will grow as you grow, last until your retirement, and offer a salary that will provide for your future. Whether that job is in healthcare, manufacturing, computer science, business, public safety, agriculture or the arts, it’s all at a community college near you! 

Go for more than a job. Get a Real Life Career by enrolling at a community college near you.

Career Directory

Find Your Career

High-earning careers all over the state only require the credentials that you can earn at a community college. Take a look at the top fastest growing middle-skills jobs in Alabama and where we offer the training to get them!


Topnotch healthcare is a necessity. We train the best and brightest healthcare workers to serve residents from the time they check in or are transported to a medical facility to the time they leave. Be the Real Life Difference in your community. Get your start as a paramedic, certified nursing assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, phlebotomist, medical transcriptionist, doctor and so much more at one of our colleges!

Technical Training

Did you know that you can obtain the credentials to work in a fast-growing career in just four weeks? Our community colleges have something for everyone. We have short-term and long-term certificates, as well as stackable credentials that you can earn on your way to obtaining an associate’s degree. Many high-earning careers in Alabama and across the country only require an associate’s degree. And many good-paying jobs just require a certification. Study for a career – in a time period that works for you – at your local college today.

For Employers

For Employers

The ACCS provides world-class, affordable training that covers the bases and more on soft skills, academics, and technical competency for Alabama’s growing workforce. Our career and technical training programs involve you – the employer who knows your industry and your region better than anyone – working closing with workforce development contacts at each college to produce the skilled workers that you need.

Partner with us for apprenticeships, internships, leadership training, credential access, or general workforce development classes that position your company for success. You have the will. We have the training. Connect with us today.

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For Veterans

We are honored to serve those who have served our country. We have given special attention to creating programs that enhance the academic student experience of our veterans who are still serving. We also have several career and technical programs that assist veterans in their transition from military to civilian careers. Connect with a Veterans Service Officer to find out more about financial aid and programs at your nearest community college.

Workforce Partners

The future of Alabama’s ever-evolving workforce is a top priority in the training programs that ACCS creates. We are proud partners with AlabamaWORKS, AIDT, AAMA (Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association), MSSC (Manufacturing Skills Standards Council), and several industry leaders and other state entities who have joined with us to train a world-class workforce in the state.