One local community college is changing the way people take classes. Gadsden State Community College has offered its students the option to learn online for more than a decade. The college is making changes and upgrades so more students can take advantage of this opportunity. Affordable Colleges Online has named Gadsden State as the top online community college in the state of Alabama. Teaching and learning center Director, Derrick Griffey says students from all over can learn. Unlike many other colleges and universities, Gadsden States does not charge an additional fee to take an online course. For those students that take online courses, the college has installed software to prevent cheating and plagiarism. Griffey also says he is excited to see students continue to succeed.