Online Programs

Wallace State offers a variety of programs and classes entirely or partially online.

Online Programs:

Associate in Art (Liberal Arts)
The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a course of study in a liberal arts area. Consult with an academic advisor and take into consideration the academic requirements of a student’s transfer-receiving institution. Students pursuing the Liberal Arts – Associate in Arts degree will follow the same pathways for completion as General Studies – Associate in Science degree.

Associate in Science (General Studies)
The Associate in Science degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a career of study in a general field or specialized field. Consult with an academic advisor and take into consideration the academic requirements of a student’s transfer-receiving institution.

Concentrations under which a General Studies – Associate in Science degree may be earned online include:

  • Business Administration
  • Child Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Music Education
  • Pre-Education
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Religious Studies

The Wallace State Business department offers several degree programs online. You may choose the Business Administration degree or from three Business Education/Office Administration degrees.

  • The Business Education/Office Management degrees available online are Accounting, Administrative Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant. Short-Term Certificates are offered in Software Applications, General Office Assistance, Accounting Applications and Medical Office Assistant. These programs are computer intensive and are designed to establish or update skills for immediate employment in a business/office related field. For more information, contact Department Chair Kathy Sides, 256-352-8126 or
  • The Business Management and Supervision degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree in a business-related area such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing. Approximately two years of classes are completed at WSCC, then the student transfers to a four-year college or university. Degrees are offered in Business Management, Financial Management, Office Management, Entrepreneurship and Transportation Management. Short-Term Degrees are offered Business Supervision, Financial Applications, Office Supervision, Entrepreneurship Applications and Transportation Applications.

For more information about the Business program offered at Wallace State contact: Terri McGriff-Waldrop, 256-352-8072 or

Child Development
The Wallace State Child Development program offers several options online. You may choose:

  • The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree requires completion of both general education and child development courses which can be completed in 5 semesters. This option is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a lead teacher in early care and education programs such as Early Head Start, Head Start or family day cares or child care centers. It also would help students pursue a career as assistant in the Alabama First Class Pre-K programs. Most courses required for the AAS will transfer to Athens State for a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. CPR Certification as a Healthcare Provider is required. All child development courses and most of the general education courses required for the degree are offered in an online format. Some courses require limited face-to-face visits with young children to complete coursework.
  • The Certificate can be completed in three semesters. The Child Development Certificate program offers the student background knowledge of all stages of child growth and development; training and practical experience in conducting all types of learning activities with children; knowledge and application of techniques in positive guidance and discipline, health, safety, and first aid practices, and a basic knowledge of the state minimum standards for day care centers and homes.
  • The Short-Term Certificates can each be completed in one semester and can be stacked toward earning certifications or a degree. The Child Development Short Term Certificate fulfills basic objectives to provide care to children in one of four areas: Infant/Toddler, Preschool/Family Child Care, Child Development, and Early Childhood Education. Courses to earn at least one of the short-term certificates are offered each semester. Students who earn a minimum of nine hours in child development are qualified to obtain teaching positions as assistants in the First Class Pre-K classrooms or many other early care programs.
  • Wallace State Child Development also offers the courses required for the formal early childhood education training of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. The CDA courses (CHD 100, CHD 204, CHD 206, and CHD 209) are offered online during the school year and all are offered online during the summer semester.

For more information about the Child Development Program offered at Wallace State contact: Dr. Marcie Hill, Department Chair 256.352.8383

Computer Science
The Wallace State Computer Science department offers its Programming, Software Support, and Internet/Networking Technology options completely online.

  • Computer programmers write, test, and maintain detailed programs that computers must follow to perform their functions, as well as conceive, design, and test logical structures for solving problems by computers. Computer programs tell the computer what to do – which information to identify and access, how to process it, and what equipment to use. Many programmers update, repair, modify, and expand existing programs
  • The Cyber Security/Computer Forensic Technology degree trains students to become computer security specialists. They may plan, coordinate, and implement and organization’s information security. These workers may be called upon to educate users about computer security, install security software, monitor the network for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime. The responsibilities of computer security specialists has increased in recent years as there has been a large increase in the number of cyber attacks on data and networks.
  • Computer support specialists and help-desk technicians provide technical assistance, support, and advice to customers and other users. These troubleshooters interpret problems and provide technical support for hardware, software, and systems.
  • Network administrators design, install, and support an organization’s local-area network (LAN), wide-area network (WAN), network segment, Internet, or intranet system. They provide day-to-day onsite administration support for software users in a variety of work environments. They maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems, and monitor the network to ensure its availability to system users.

For more information about the Computer Science program offered at Wallace State contact: Donna Farmer, Department Chair 256-352-8148

Health Information Technology and Medical Coding
Wallace State’s Health Information Technology program offers its entire degree in an online format, including the Health Information Technology degree and Medical Coding certificate.

  • The Health Information Technician is a skilled professional who analyzes and evaluates highly sensitive data in health records. Skills of the health information technician include supervising the release of health information, maintaining and utilizing information storage and retrieval systems, compiling various health statistics, transcribing clinical information, and medical coding.
  • Medical Coding Technicians perform a detailed review of medical records to identify diagnoses and operative procedures.

For more information about the Health Information Technology program offered at Wallace State contact: Donna Conn, Program Director 256-352-8325 or

Other programs and courses that offer some online and hybrid options at Wallace State Community College:

Business & Office Administration
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Emergency Medical Paramedic
Health Education
Health Care Information Technology


Medical Assistant
Medical Transcription Certificate
Music Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Pharmacy Technology
Physical Science
Physical Therapy Assistant
Respiratory Therapist
Transportation Management

Note: See page 94 of the Course Catalog for a list of Academic Online Course Offerings.

Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wallace State Community College.

Many programs have additional accreditation from organizations appropriate to the particular disciplines. Routine inquiries about Wallace State, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Wallace State.