Fall Evening Classes at McGavock High School

Registration is open now for Volunteer State Community College fall classes at McGavock High School in Donelson. New students will need to apply to the college first. Vol State has 37 evening classes coming up this fall, including Essentials of Biology, Introduction to Business, Art Appreciation, General Psychology, Survey of American History I, Computer Applications, and Fundamentals of Speech Communication. There will be several levels offered in Learning Support math and reading and in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The College also has a number of classes designed for students in specific programs. This fall Fire Science classes include Spanish for Emergency Responders and Hazardous Materials, among others.

The McGavock location is a degree granting center for Vol State, which means students can take an entire degree program in Donelson, or take classes that will apply to other programs and degrees at the college. McGavock offers many general education requirement classes that will apply to many degrees and programs. Those classes also provide an opportunity for students to take basic courses that can apply for credit at other colleges and universities.

A big priority at Vol State is making sure that students stay on track and take the courses they need for their degree and university transfer. Doing so can save students both time and money. Vol State staff members offer these suggestions for students. The first is to meet regularly with their academic advisor. Students are assigned an academic advisor when they apply to the college and go through orientation. The second suggestion is to use an online tool called DegreeWorks. It’s free and available to all students on their My Vol State web page. It shows a student exactly what classes they need to take for their particular degree path. The final suggestion is to map out their college career. If students plan to transfer to a university they will want to pick that university and major as soon as possible, to make sure that they take the courses at Vol State that will apply to their four-year degree. One way to guarantee that is to use what are called Tennessee Transfer Pathways. The pathways provide a road map of classes for students from Vol State to specific academic programs at state four-year schools. For a complete list visit the Vol State website at

The complete list of fall classes can be found online at Classes start August 25. New and readmit students will need to apply to the college before they can register for classes. Applications can be filled out online at The Vol State McGavock High School Center is located at 3150 McGavock Pike in Donelson.