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SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SET TO EXPAND SERVICES TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Shelton State Community College (SSCC) will host West Central Alabama Area Health Education Center’s (AHEC) Health Professions Academy Students on September 19 at 10:00 a.m. on the Martin Campus.  During their visit, students will participate in a campus tour and dual enrollment orientation.

 

Beginning in spring 2020. Shelton State will expand services and academic offerings to the upcoming cohorts of high school students in the Health Professions Academy. Students will be offered the following dual enrollment courses throughout their time in the Health Professions Academy: college orientation, music appreciation, and human growth and development.

 

“We firmly believe in the mission of West Central Alabama AHEC,” said Student Services Specialist Josie Cox.  “We are in full support of efforts to positively affect the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals in underserved Alabama communities.”

 

The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) provides funding for the Health Professions Academy Program. CCHS funds provide opportunities for students in medically-underserved and economically-disadvantaged communities to access free resources and provide guidance to young aspiring healthcare professionals in rural Alabama. These students are the future of the healthcare workforce in Alabama.

For more information, contact Josie Cox at 205.391.5882 or jcox@sheltonstate.edu.