New Fall Classes and University Pathways

Submitted on June 17, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Registration is open now for the fall semester at Volunteer State Community College. Students will have new classes to choose from this fall and new pathways to take students through community college and on to a four-year college or university. One of the most recent university partnerships is with Western Kentucky University (WKU). Under the agreement, Vol State general education classes will be guaranteed to transfer to WKU and those courses will fulfill the entire WKU general education requirement. Advisors from Vol State and WKU will work together to help students stay on track. Vol State also has many transfer arrangements with state and private universities across Tennessee. They're called Tennessee Transfer Pathways and apply to specific programs of study. The pathways provide a road map for students from Vol State to academic programs at four-year schools. For a complete list visit the Vol State website at www.volstate.edu/pathways.

The college has a number of new courses coming up for the fall semester. They include Music Publishing, taught by an experienced Music Row publishing professional. Speech classes take a virtual turn as they will be offered online for the first time. Students will upload speeches using specialized software. Digital Media and Ethics is a new course taught by Communication and Philosophy faculty members. It's designed to introduce students to new media and the ethical concerns involving social media. The Early Childhood Education program is expanding a successful evening Fast Track program to daytime hours. It provides future pre-K to third grade teachers with an accelerated program featuring extra academic support. Students take classes only on Tuesdays and Thursdays to receive an associate of applied science degree in education. International Politics is just one of the classes being offered in the expanding political science program this fall. Meanwhile, students can participate in class Service Learning opportunities in several course areas, including humanities, science and social science. These "practicum" classes combine course work with community projects for a real-world application of academic ideas.

Fall classes start on August 24. The fall schedule and catalog are available on the college website at www.volstate.edu. New students will need to fill out an application first. That can be done online or in-person by visiting the Office of Admissions in the Ramer Building room 173. Students with questions can also call 615-230-3688. Vol State is located at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin.

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