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Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.

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2019 Constitution Day

2019 Jefferson State Constitution Day Program

A moderated forum on the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

  • You are cordially invited to attend this year`s Constitution Day Program!
  • Tuesday September 17th, 2019 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM HSB Room 156, Shelby-Hoover Campus
  • This year's program will be a Jefferson State Speech and Debate Team and Sigma chi Eta Communication Honor Society- led forum on the 2 nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Refreshments will be available to those in attendance.
  • You can also find out more about joining the Jefferson State Speech and Debate Team, Sigma chi Eta, submitting work for publication to the Jefferson State Wingspan Literary Arts Journal, and the launch of the Dr. Patrick Armstrong Memorial Book Drive at the program.
  • Questions? Contact Mr. Zac Alexander, JSCC History Instructor: Email: Phone: 205-983-5998

New Content!

PrepStep's College Success Skills Center has added new content!

Making Sense of Today’s Media [Interactive Tutorial]

Understanding media means understanding what is happening around you—being a more conscious member of society and a more informed human being. This tutorial is designed to help you understand how media works and how the media (and especially news) landscape has changed with the movement of information onto the Internet.

Mastering Social Media [Interactive Tutorial]

This tutorial will familiarize you with the most popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and more! You’ll learn to get the most out of your usage while keeping away from the very real online pitfalls. Educate yourself about what each platform is for and how best to use it, whether for personal life, your hobbies, networking, or career development.

Test Preparation & Practice

Test Preparation Resources Guide

Follow the link above to the JSCC Libraries' Test Preparation Resources Guide:

  • PrepStep for Two Year Colleges
  • The Testing & Education Reference Center

Two online resources for interactive practice exams for everything from the GED, ACCUPLACER, ACT, and SAT through occupational licensing exams for the NCLEX, Paramedic, and more.

Now Accepting Submissions for Wingspan!


  • Wingspan is the literary and arts magazine published each year by Jefferson State Community College, usually appearing in the Fall semester. Our mission is to bring together a range of poetry, prose, art and photography to produce a magazine that reflects the work and interests of both our college community and the communities we serve.
  • We accept submissions from students, faculty, staff, and community members all year long. Written work should be submitted in MS Word, and art/photography should be submitted as jpeg files, to the editor at Or use the online form below.
  • We encourage everyone who has an interest in literature and the arts to send us his or her work. Each person whose work is chosen to appear in the magazine is given two free copies of the bound, printed version and invited to read at the Spring semester reading, following the publication. Hard copies are available at campus libraries, and an electronic version is also available here.

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