Snead State Community College began its tradition of educational excellence in 1898. It is the mission of Snead State to provide educational opportunities and enhance the quality of life for the community – a mission that has carried the College through 111 years of success. No matter what educational or career path you choose, Snead State is the place to set the foundation for your college career. Snead State Community College offers the complete college experience with quality instruction and an active campus life. Located in the heart of Sand Mountain, the Boaz campus of Snead State Community College is within driving distance of Birmingham and Huntsville. The 43-acre campus contains instructional facilities, athletic facilities, a dormitory, Learning Resource Center, and cafeteria, all designed to meet the needs of students. Snead State also has two off-campus sites in Arab and Oneonta that are fully functional. Within its academic transfer and career technical programs, Snead State serves students within the Marshall, DeKalb, Blount, and Etowah counties and the surrounding area. With one of the largest distance education programs in the State, the College reaches out to students beyond its service area. The convenience of flexible scheduling and online classes allow students to pursue their education while balancing their hectic lifestyle. Snead State Community College is the oldest community college in Alabama to award the two-year Associate’s Degree. The affordable tuition, challenging curriculum, cutting-edge technology, and knowledgeable and experienced faculty and staff tie together to prepare students for their future.