Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Program at GSCC seeks to identify adults 19 and older with or without a high school diploma to assist them with earning their GED or enrolling in college. 

With the mission of the EOC being to assist adults aged 19 or above to enroll in and complete a post-secondary education program, the EOC program identifies obstacles for each individual and assists them in removing or overcoming those barriers to education.  

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is funded by the Department of Education TRIO grant. Gadsden State is funded to serve 850 students annually from Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, and Etowah counties. Two thirds of our students must be low-income and first generation students. 

EOC staff members will engage with community groups, GED programs and agencies in their four counties to identify potential students. EOC is housed on three campuses: East Broad, Ayers and Cherokee.

For more information about the eligibility criteria, application procedure, and the types of services and accommodations available, students should contact one of the EOC offices: Gadsden Campus @ 256.549.8607 / Ayers Campus @ 256.835.5477 / Cherokee Campus @ 256.927.1801.  

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), one of the College's TRIO programs, is totally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.