Reid State Technical College is a degree-granting, two-year institution that provides quality academic and technical education to students from diverse backgrounds and abilities. The college promotes economic growth by preparing a qualified workforce for business and industry.
History and Purpose
A Foundation for the Future
Reid State Technical College was created by the Alabama State Legislature through a State statute on May 3, 1963. Through this enabling legislation, the College was chartered to provide citizens of the area greater and equal access to postsecondary education to help provide a trained workforce for area employers to assist in the economic development of the area.
Local support for the establishment of the College was provided by the City of Evergreen with the donation of 26 acres of land in north Evergreen at the intersection of Interstate 65 and state Highway 83, which became the institution’s main campus. From this campus, the College has provided quality postsecondary education programs for the College’s main service area, which includes Conecuh Monroe, and Escambia counties and portions of Butler, Covington, and Wilcox counties.
In 1981, Reid State established an off-site location in the city of Atmore for the College’s Practical Nursing program.
The architectural firm of Carl H. Lancaster, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, designed and supervised construction of the main campus facilities consisting of the administration building, seven shops, laboratory buildings, and a warehouse. The Wiley Salter Auditorium and Administration Building was completed in 1986 with students from selected programs at the College doing most of the construction work.
During 1989 and 1990, major renovations were initiated for the creation of a learning center and high-tech training laboratories for specialized training in computer software applications, programmable logic controllers, and instrumentation systems.
In 1993 and 1994, major renovations were conducted for the creation of a modern practical nursing facility to more closely resemble clinical facilities.
In 1995, the cosmetology department was renovated and expanded.
The Workforce Development Center, (located in the prior Hillcrest Career Technical Center) managed and operated by Reid State, was opened in 2004.
In 2005, the Stanley Busby Commercial Truck Driving Classroom and the Edith A. Gray Library and Technology Center both were completed.
In 2009, the Atmore Practical Nursing classes were moved to the campus of Jefferson Davis Community College in Atmore which served as a satellite campus.
In 2012, the Atmore Practical Nursing classes were moved to 201 Brookwood Road, Atmore, Alabama.
In 2014, the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide program was also relocated to 201 Brookwood Road in Atmore and the Child Development and Education program was relocated to the main campus.
It is the policy of Reid State Technical College not to discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.