Message from the President
On behalf of our college family, I greet you as President of J.F. Drake State Technical College, an institution rich in history, tradition and programming. Established in 1961 as the Huntsville State Vocational Technical School, the college today is an affordable technical college that trains students for current and future employment in technical, industrial and vocational careers. In recognition of the demand for highly skilled professionals and technicians in the workforce, J.F. Drake State Technical College also links with the business/industry communities by providing training for their current employees interested in upward career mobility. Our college’s motto “Our Graduates Work” signifies our outstanding record relative to noteworthy employment of our students.
As a member of the Alabama College System and accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education (COE), the college provides accessible quality educational opportunities while promoting economic growth and enhancing the quality of life for the people of Alabama. Please become acquainted with our outstanding programs of study as you view our web page. Likewise, we note with pride that J.F. Drake State Technical College provides IT (Information Technology) certification programs that meet industry standards. These programs include CompTia A+ and Net+, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and Cisco Systems CCNA certification training.
I welcome you to our main campus, which is located at 3421 Meridian Street, North in Huntsville, Alabama. Tours of our college and an opportunity to talk with students, faculty and staff can be provided for you. Please contact the college at (256) 539-8161 for information relative to your questions or a campus tour. As you explore additional educational choices, please make certain that you consider J.F. Drake State Technical College. We would love to welcome you to the family!
President Helen T. McAlpine