Get Ahead in College with Summer Classes

Vol State campus in Gallatin, Tennessee.Summer classes can help students get ahead in their college career. Classes start soon at Volunteer State Community College and registration is open now. Students will have dozens of classes to choose from and in four different time frames, to better fit with summer vacation plans. The first session is called Maymester. It runs from May 9 to May 30 and, as one might imagine from the dates, the classes are intensive. Some summer classes run for the entire summer from May 31 to August 9. Other classes run for the first five weeks, from May 31 to July 3. There is also a second five-week version from July 7 to August 9. The five-week courses are also intensive and are best for students who can devote the required time and energy. Summer classes are offered in traditional meetings, and also online and in hybrid formats, which combine online work with traditional classroom meetings. It’s all designed to increase flexibility for the summer student, allowing them to fit college in with work, family and fun. Many students from other colleges, and those about to enter college, take Vol State classes while home for the summer.  

There is a new program starting this summer, for the full summer session. The Veterinary Assistant certificate is a two-semester program designed to get students into the animal care workplace quickly. For information on that program, visit

Visit  for the summer class schedules and  for information on how to apply and register. New students will need to fill out an application, which can be done online. Students can also visit the Admissions Office in person at the Ramer Building on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. The phone number for Admissions is 615-230-3688.