Gadsden State Community College has the distinction of being the first Community College in the State of Alabama to have Human Gross Anatomy Laboratories on its Wallace Drive and McClellan Campuses. Gross Anatomy classes began in 2008 on the Wallace Drive Campus and the following year (2009) on the McClellan Campus. Initial funding for these labs came from a Federal Grant awarded to Gadsden State's Science Department in 2007 as a project of the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program. Currently, however, these labs are solely maintained by Gadsden State Community College.
These labs provide a unique and extraordinary anatomy experience for students that has been historically limited to those who attended schools of medicine. This laboratory perspective allows these students to enhance their comprehension of the human and will set them apart from others as they continue their academic course of study. While the dissection courses themselves are limited a small number of students, all students taking Human Anatomy and Physiology courses at Gadsden State Community College will have the opportunity to view human anatomic structures as they study the organ systems of the human body. In addition to our college students, local high school teachers along with their students have the opportunity for teacher workshops and student on-site visits which include “hands-on” lab activities.
Related Pre-Professional Programs:
Clinical Laboratory Technology
Emergency Medical Services
Licensed Practical Nursing
Surgical/Operating Room Technology
Related Courses to Human Cadaver Dissection:
Human Anatomy & Physiology