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As a college of a major public university, The College of Continuing Studies provides flexible and innovative educational opportunities, technical assistance and applied research that touches lives and creates opportunities in ways that make a difference and improve our world.

The College of Continuing Studies is committed to inclusive engagement and accessibility, high impact practices, innovative adaptability, quality enhancement and continuous improvement in all that we do and for all those we serve. To drive these missions, all CCS employees were invited to contribute to the development of a strategic plan to guide our College’s future. The CCS Strategic Plan establishes priorities for our aspirational education, consultation and outreach goals. View the CCS Strategic Plan here [PDF].

By visiting the sites below you will learn how The College of Continuing Studies is making the incredible resources of The University of Alabama available to everyone, anywhere in the world.

UA Early College is college credit, online, for America’s high school students.

UA Online is highly flexible learning formats for those wanting to earn a UA college degree – regardless of time and distance.

Back to Bama offers past UA students the opportunity to come back and complete their degree via distance or on campus. After evaluation, some students may be eligible for a free course. offers degree programs and services through UA Online for members of our nation’s armed services. UA is a designated “Military Friendly” university and offers the Yellow Ribbon GI program.

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is where seniors are discovering that learning and fun go hand in hand.

New College LifeTrack offers adults the opportunity to earn their undergraduate degree through highly flexible schedules and custom designed courses of study. Some students are even eligible to earn academic credit for past work experience.

Conference Services for business and industry is a core component of CCS. Training is offered in key areas including business management, human resources, human services, education, government, real estate, taxation, leadership industrial/technical and Six Sigma.

Environmental and Industrial Programs supports Alabama residents and businesses with a consultation service; an accredited laboratory facility; a technical assistance program; and a training and conference service that develops and administers training programs, including an OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

The Bryant Conference Center is West Alabama’s premier meeting facility, featuring world-class audio-visual systems and flexible setups to accommodate groups from 2-1000.