Business & Commerce Program
Students who desire to earn a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university may complete the first two years at Volunteer State Community College by enrolling in the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degree programs. The advantages in taking the first two years of a baccalaureates degree at Volunteer State are:
- Vol State’s fees are among the lowest in Tennessee;
- Vol State’s faculty specialize in the first two years of a student’s college education;
- Vol State is student-oriented;
- Students at Vol State may begin at their own level of competence; and
- Students actually complete an approved program of study mid-way through the baccalaureate program.
Vol State works closely with students and sister institutions of higher education to ensure smooth transfer. Both course-by course equivalency tables and program articulation agreements have been developed between VolState and other colleges and universities such as Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Tennessee Technological University. Student copies of both program articulation agreements and course equivalency tables for these and other institutions are available in the Office of Admissions.
The curriculum guides that follow are suggested courses of study designed to include general education and foundation courses needed for a major in the area of business and business education at the baccalaureate level. Because every school has different requirements, the curriculum guides are not intended to represent requirements for any one particular college or university. Students should obtain a copy of the catalog of the senior institution to which they plan to transfer and use it during advisement and registration to make sure that the courses selected meet the first two years’ requirements at the receiving institution. Substitutions to meet unique requirements at a specific institution may be requested.
Students may receive an Associate of Arts Degree in either curriculum guide by completing two semesters of the same college-level foreign language. Both curriculum guides listed below, except for foreign languages, lead to an Associate of Science Degree.
All Vol State students are encouraged to complete the Associate’s Degree prior to continuing their education elsewhere.
For more Information call the Business Division at: (615) 230 - 3303 or (888) 335 - 8722 ext. 3303