James H Faulkner State Community College
About James H Faulkner State Community College
Faulkner State Community College is a public two-year institution located in Bay Minette, Alabama. Situated in the pine forests of North Baldwin County, Bay Minette is just 35 miles northeast of Mobile, Alabama, 45 miles west of Pensacola, Florida, and 75 miles east of Biloxi, Mississippi. The surrounding forests serve as a playground for the sportsman, as does the nearby Tensaw River Delta and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offering boating, fishing and water sports of all types. Bay Minette is also surrounded by restored Civil War and early American history sites perfect for history buffs, family picnics, hikers and campers. The small town community hosts many annual events for its residents, including the Christmas Fest, Kids' Day weekend and Family Carnival around Halloween, and a Fourth of July celebration.
Faulkner offers a 2-year AA degree program in graphic arts. Students in this degree program complete foundational coursework in general studies such as English composition and principles of biology. In addition, upper level coursework includes study of drawing, two- and three-dimensional composition, photography, computer graphics, and graphic design. There are also courses in commercial art available, such as printing applications and electronic publishing. Students are encouraged to complete an art portfolio course prior to graduation, designed to help them in the preparation and presentation of an art portfolio for prospective employers, clients, or schools. The Associate in Arts degree is a program of study intended to prepare students for advanced studies to receive a Bachelors degree, but it is possible for a graduate to qualify for an entry level position in the field of graphic design with the two year degree alone.
Faulkner also offers a 2-year AS degree program in pre-architecture. The guidelines set to receive this degree are designed generically, leaving the student with the responsibility to contact the transfer institution and work with an advisor to finalize course selection. Students complete two semesters of coursework in general studies including English composition, fundamentals of public speaking, and principles of biology. Upper level coursework consists of the study of microcomputer applications, drawing, and principles of marketing. Students may also choose to take courses from the school's department of drafting and design technology, including fundamentals of drafting and design, computer aided drafting, and technical drawing. The program is intended for students who wish to apply to a school of architecture to complete the five year program required for licensing.
Faulkner State Community College offers several types of scholarships to beginning students. The Scholarship Committee awards scholarships for proven performance in academics, leadership, athletics, cheerleading, and performing arts. Detailed information and applications are obtained through the Office of Financial Aid. Available scholarships include academic, leadership, athletic, fine and performing arts, the Vinson Hammond Endowment Fund for Music Scholarship, the Milton Jackson Memorial Scholarship, and the Dogwood Trail Pageant Scholarship.
Faulkner State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school offers student support services including tutoring, academic counseling and advising, career planning, workshops, and participation in cultural events. There are also many clubs and organizations available on campus to students wishing to participate. Students are encouraged to pursue their interests in various campus clubs and organizations and to form new associations. All club projects are coordinated through the Student Government Association. Every student is urged to join and become active in at least one club in order to participate in campus life and make a real contribution to the college. Current clubs and organizations include the Association of Computational Machinery, the Community Choir, the Faulkner Singers, the Sun Chief Community Volunteers, and the Pow-Wow Leadership Society.