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Study at J F Drake State Technical College

The campus of J F Drake State is in Huntsville, AL, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at J F Drake State include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in office and administration, computer science and engineering, beauty and cosmetology, mechanics and repair, and production trades.

J F Drake State Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes J F Drake State an attractive choice for many applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, J F Drake State had 694 students enrolled (505 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"J. F. Drake State Technical College is a two-year, public institution of higher education that provides the citizens of North Alabama with flexible, innovative vocational and technical training at a reasonable cost. The College is student-centered and offers career-oriented diploma, certificate, and associate degree programs and courses, as well as comprehensive, specialized training for business and industry. J. F. Drake Technical College seeks to satisfy the needs and academic pursuits of the community by offering developmental studies, non-credit short-term courses, and continuing education courses on scheduled days, evenings, and weekends. Showing a major concern for a diverse population, the College aims to provide educational opportunities that will enrich the lives of its student intellectually, culturally, and economically. The administration, faculty, and staff support the mission of J. F. Drake State Technical College because they believe vocational/technical education contributes directly to the economic welfare, social advancement, and civic awareness of the individual and for the good of the community. Vocational/technical education contributes to the community by providing a pool of entry-level applicants, well trained and ready to satisfy the occupational needs of business and industry. It also provides the type of dedicated industry-based training demands that can be met through a committed interaction between an educational institution and industry, especially through cooperative education. "

J F Drake State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Mechanics and Repair46automobile mechanics, industrial electronics tech, HVAC
office and Administration34administrative assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology31cosmetology, barber
Production Trades24tool and die tech, welding
Nursing and Emergency Medicine24licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management23accounting technology
Engineering Technician18drafting
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science
Construction Trades10electrician
Media0graphic communications courses

Contact: J F Drake State

J F Drake State Technical College

3421 Meridian St N

Huntsville, Alabama 35811

General Phone: (256) 539-8161


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