H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College was created through the consolidation of the John M. Patterson State Technical College with H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College. It is a comprehensive two-year technical college located in Montgomery, Ala. The college provides technical certificate and degree programs; adult learning opportunities; civic, social, cultural and personal development opportunities; business and industry training opportunities; and support of economic development for the central Alabama region. The college is part of the Alabama College System, a statewide system of postsecondary colleges, governed by the Alabama Board of Education. It serves Montgomery and the surrounding counties of Autauga, Macon, Elmore, Bullock and Lowndes in Alabama. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is approved by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.