Earn 3 credits in ONE Week!!! Register for our summer INTERIM term today!!! Click here to learn more.


Students interested in taking a class during our Interim term MUST attend each day.

Click here to view the Summer Term Schedule


Congratulations to Our ACBSP Scholarship Winners!!! Click here to see the winners.


PBL Soars in State Competition with 19 First Place Winners!!! Click here to learn more


Interested in Applying for Our Nursing Program? Attend Our Informational Session. Click here to learn more.


Student Nursing Forums will take place on the April 28th and 29th.

L-Day is Nearing. Coming to both campuses on April 29th.


ATTN: All Faculty, Staff & Students: Complete Your End of Term Surveys Today!!!! Click Here to Begin!!!!


Attention All Graduates Earning an Associate's Degree. You MUST take the CAAP exam before you graduate. Click here to learn more


Join the Honors College Today! Click Here to Apply Online.


We are looking for the best and brightest. Join the Honors Program at Lawson State.

A Special Thank You to Our Students, Faculty and Staff. Click here to read.


Thank you to the best faculty, staff and students in the world.

Summer Registration is Now Open. Click here to REGISTER Today!!!


Don't delay. Register for the summer term today.

Lawson State Women's Basketball Team Wins Conference Title


Lawson State Women's Basketball Team defeats Wallace-Hanceville by a score of 66-50. Wins Championship!!!

Lawson State's Culinary Arts Department Participates in Congressional Pilgrimage


Lawson State's Culinary Arts Department Participates in Congressional Pilgrimage

Registration for M2 is Nearing Its End. Classes begin this Friday. Register for Mini-term 2 Classes Today. Click here to learn more.


Register for Mini-term 2 classes today. The new term begins Friday, March 6th.

Need Help Logging into Student Suite, Blackboard or Email, Click here!


Register Online Today. Registration is ending soon.


Spring ONLINE Registration is Now Open!!! Click here to learn more.


Note to All Online Students: A $50 additional testing fee applies to all online courses. In addition, many online courses have automatic book fee deductions.

Earn Your Bachelors Degree on the Campus of Lawson State. Learn More about Huntingdon College's Business Degree. Click here to learn more.


Apply & Register for Dual Enrollment Spring 2015 Courses Today. The Application Deadline is NOVEMBER 21st!!! Click here to learn more.


The Spring Dual Enrollment Schedule is Out!!! Apply and Register Today!

Is Online Learning for You? Learn More--Take the Readiness Test Today! Click Here for More Information


Taking an online course requires a specific skill set, self discipline, download capability, Internet access and having a personal computer. Are you prepared?

Mini-1 Ends / Mini-2 Term Begins (This Week!!!!). Click here to learn more.


All Mini-term 2 students should report to class with their textbooks the first day of class (this week).

Great News for ONLINE Students! We have more free on-campus proctoring dates for you. Click here to learn more and register.


Can't attend your instructor's on campus proctoring date (for your Mid-term), we have more dates and times.

ATTN: Dual Enrollment Students: Click here for information on your books, i.d. and parking decals.


Visit our bookstore today to secure your textbook.

Register for Mini-2 Classes Today!!! Classes Begin the Week of October 13th. Click Here for the Registration Steps!


Mini-term 2 Classes Begin the Week of October 13th. Register Now!

IMPORTANT ALERT: Notice to All Non-Paid Students---Tuition and Fees Must be Paid by Today, Friday, September 19th or All Classes Will be Dropped. Read More Here.


Pay all Tuition & Fees by Sept. 19th!

The Acting United States Under Secretary of Commerce Visits Lawson State and Addresses Its Students. Click here to learn more.


It's Cougar Connection Week!!! Click Here to View This Week's Special Campus Events. Don't Miss the Fun!


9/18 Thursday's Events (Click Here for Details): Cookout 11:30-12:30 p.m. (Bessemer Quad); Freshmen Mixer, Fashion Show & After 5 Affair 7-11:00 p.m. (Birmingham Cafeteria). Free food, live performances, DJ Smoove

Notification of Calendar Change: The Spring Break dates have changed. View calendar by clicking here.


We've changed our Spring Break dates to mirror local school districts and to help our students and staff members (who have children). View the updated dates.

Dual Enrollment Applications are Due by Sept. 5th. A State ID or Driver's License is Required. Dual Enrollment Classes Begin Sept. 15th!!! Click here to learn more.


All DE students must have a STATE issued ID or Driver's License to be eligible.

The Drop/Add Period has Officially ENDED!!!. No more changes can be made to schedules. Click here for more information.


Welcome to the start of the fall term. All students are expected to be in class regardless of financial aid status.


Regardless of your financial aid status, you need to attend all of your classes the first week.

Register for an Online Course Today!!! It is not too late. We have numerous classes still open. It is NOT too late to add an online course. Click here to find out more.


Be mindful of additional testing fees for online courses before registering. Click here to learn more.

The Dual Enrollment Application Deadline is Fast Approaching. Career Technical High School Students Can Attend College for Free. Apply Today!!! Click Here to Learn More.


Welcome to the Fall Term. Fall classes begin on Monday, August 18th.


The class Drop & Add period runs from August 18th through August 22nd. Check for cancelled classes via the online schedule look-up feature. Attend classes on the first day, regardless of your financial aid or payment status.

Register for the Fall Semester Online Today!!! Click Here to Register!!! Click Here to View Registration Tutorials!!!


We Want to Hear from You! Give Us Your Feedback on Lawson's New Website. Click Here to Take Our 1-Minute Survey.


Register Online for the Fall Term--Click Here to Learn More or to View Our Registration Tutorials!!!


Explore Lawson State's New Programs!!! Click Here to Learn More!!!


What's Coming in August 2014: Culinary Arts Degree!!! Hospitality Management!!! Advanced Emergency Medical Technician!!! Phlebotomy Technician!!! Pharmacy Technician!! Homeland Security!!! Recreation!!!

2013 ASIST Scholarship Winners


EWI of Birmingham’s 2013 Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST)Scholarship Awards Reception...

Coty Clark Signs


Coty Clark Signs

Cougar Chronicle


Cougar Chronicle

Cougar Run


Cougar Run

Falcons Name New Assistant Baseball Coach


University of Montevallo baseball coach Chandler Rose announced the hiring of Blake Lewis as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator July 16....

Farmers Market Opens


Farmers Market Opens

Finding New Chancellor


Finding New Chancellor

Fun Run


Fun Run

Governor Bentley Signs Executive Order


Governor Bentley Signs Executive Order

Graduation Set


Graduation Set

IAAP Report


IAAP Report

Interfaith Scholarship


Interfaith Scholarship

JUCO Forward Committs


JUCO Forward Committs

Lawson State mechanic program


If you would like more information on the Lawson State auto mechanics program, call Tom Berryman at 929-3483.

Lawson State Presents A Joyful Festival of Christmas Music


December 2012 – BIRMINGHAM, ALThe Humanities Department of Lawson State Community College will present their annual Christmas Concert featuring the Lawson State Choir and Jazz Band in "A Joyful Festival of Christmas Music" on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the Bessemer Civic Center.

Legislative Update


Legislative Update

Poker Playing Professor


Poker playing professor from...

President's Trophy


President's Trophy

Skills USA


Skills USA

Students Design Green Modifications to Restaurant


Bessemer, AL –Students of Hank Wade’s Advanced Architectural Drawing class presented a proposed addition to the Dave and Buster’s chain of gaming restaurants in a recent special evening exhibition.

Students Recognized


Students Recognized

Students Recognized for Annual Achievements


BESSEMER, AL - As a special year-end celebration, Lawson State Community College held its Annual Honors and Awards Day to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and achievements of students in academics, service and leadership.

Susan Price Graduation Speaker


Susan Price Graduation Speaker

Thrower signs with Talladega College


Thrower signs with Talladega College

Upward Bound Grant


Upward Bound Grant

Vincent’s Rogers Signs Scholarship with Lawson State


Shelby County Reporter

Gov. Riley to Visit With Gustav Evacuees




BIRMINGHAM, AL - C-SPAN, Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, will visit Lawson State Community College as it begins its 2011 LCV Cities Tour in Birmingham during the week of October 31 through November 4.

Men's basketball loses three players in pre-season


Lawson State to Unveil Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


What: An unveiling of new electric vehicle charging stations at the Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence at Lawson State Community College.

Mekeia Fox Crowned Miss Lawson State


Bessemer, AL – It was an evening of elegance and “Royalty at its Best” as the Lawson State family and friends gathered for the Coronation of Miss Lawson State 2011.

White House honors Lawson State Community College


White House Recognizes Dr. Perry W. Ward


BIRMINGHAM, AL - Dr. Perry W. Ward, president of Lawson State Community College, received recognition today at the White House as a “Champion of Change,” which is part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative.

JDCC volleyball falls at home to Lawson State Monday


Tuscaloosa tornado victims urge more coordinated relief efforts


Junior college forward visits BU, leaves with offer


Volleyball Team Struggles


Lawson State approved for $587K grant


Farmers Markets Opens in Southwest Birmingham for Fall


Lawson State Receives NSF Grant


BIRMINGHAM, AL (Sept. 8, 2011) Lawson State Community College has been awarded a 1.6 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fund the 2-Pi STEM (2-Pathways into STEM) Project.

Clahar Brings Swagger to DePaul


Northridge grad chooses Lawson State


Lawson State Offers 21st Century Robotics Academy


June 2011 - Lawson State Community College invites students entering the 10th, 11th and 12th grade to come and discover the world of robotics and manufacturing on the Bessemer campus in a summer camp running June 13 – 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

'Dogs Sign Three


Mayor William 2011 Spring Commencement Speaker


BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 6, 2011) - Birmingham Mayor William Bell will deliver the spring commencement address for Lawson State Community College at 10:00 a.m. May 7 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, East Exhibition Hall II.

Lawson State Assists Jefferson County Storm Site


BIRMINGHAM, AL - In the aftermath of the recent tornadoes and storms, the Lawson State family, including President Perry W. Ward and approximately 100 faculty, staff, and students volunteered on Thursday at Scott Elementary School with relief efforts in devastated Pratt City.

Baseball Team Loaded with Local Talent


Lawson State Hosts Annual Career and Wellness Fair


BESSEMER, AL (March 10, 2011) - Residents and students interested in jobs and health opportunities were able to meet with about three dozen company representatives at yesterday’s annual Career and Wellness Fair hosted by Lawson State Community College.

Southwest Corridor Community Forums


Lawson State Hosts 2011 AlaMATYC Conference


BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 2011) —The 2011 Conference of the Alabama Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AlaMATYC), will be held on Friday, February 18 at Lawson State Community College.

Alabama creates program to train media production workers


Archibald: Hall's Legacy


Lawson State Gears Up for Free Income Tax Program


BIRMINGHAM, AL - (January 2011) — More workers could be eligible for a special tax credit this year and not know it. As a result, many may overlook claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, which can put anywhere from $2 to more than $5,600 into their pockets.

Lawson State Unveils Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station


BESSEMER, AL (September 28, 2010) - The Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence at Lawson State Community College unveiled today its new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station that has now officially added a major component to its advancement of alternate fuels technology.

Lawson State's Cleveland Selected for National Concert at Kennedy Center


Center September 2010 – BIRMINGHAM, AL - James Cleveland, Jr., a Lawson State Community College student and LSCC choir member, is the selected voice to represent the college in the 2010 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Kennedy Center National Concert in Washington D.C on September 19, 2010.

Lawson State Awarded $3.1 Million for Student Support Services


September 2010 – BIRMINGHAM, AL - Lawson State Community College has been awarded two Student Support Services grants over a five-year funding cycle from the U. S. Department of Education to assist the educational needs and goals of students.

Birmingham's Lawson State named one of nation's top 50 community colleges


Lawson State Named to Nation’s Top 50 Community Colleges


BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 26, 2010) – Lawson State Community College has been ranked by Washington Monthly as one of “America’s 50 Best Community Colleges.”

Lawson State Named to Nation’s Top 50 Community Colleges


BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 26, 2010) – Lawson State Community College has been ranked by Washington Monthly as one of “America’s 50 Best Community Colleges.”

Lawson State Receives State Energy Sector and Partnership Grant


August 26, 2010 – Lawson State Community College has been approved by the Governor’s Office for a State Energy Sector and Partnership Grant funded by the U. S. Department of Labor in the amount of $587,675 for the purpose of training for jobs in the maintenance and inspection of alternative powered vehicles such as liquefied and compressed natural gas, hybrid and electric vehicles, etc.

Lawson State Gala Honors Ethel Hall - 5/21/2010