Business and Technology Division

The Academic Business Division at Volunteer State Community College offers an exciting and challenging array of courses, services, and related curricula that provide students with opportunities for enrichment and learning.

Programs Available

The University Parallel Associate of Science degree programs are designed for students who desire to earn a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university. Students may complete the first two years of course work at Vol State and then transfer the credits to a four-year college or university. The Business Division offers university parallel programs in the areas of Business and Commerce, Business Education, Paralegal Studies, and the General Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degree programs.

Career-vocational credit courses lead to industry-recognized certifications, technical certificates and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Supporting activities assist preparation for individuals seeking career entry, career-sustaining, career specialist, and career growth opportunities.

We provide advising for current and prospective students, and assist with scheduling. The Business Division also provides information on career-path considerations and help with cooperative work experience and job placement.

The Business Division has many extra-curricular activities related to career awareness and community services.

General Concentration

The General Concentration is designed for students who have completed diploma programs from a Tennessee Technology Center. The completed diploma fulfills certification in the major field.

Required General Education Courses
Courses That Fulfill Minimum Degree Requirements

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
ENGL 1010 Communications: English Composition I 3
Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3
Math 1530 Elementary Statistics 3
Non-Sequential Science Survey 4
Social/Behavior Sciences 3
Total General Education 16

Summary of Required Hours - Area of Study

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
BUS 110* or MGT 120* or MGT 260* Introduction to Business or Supervision Principles or Small Business Management 3
INFS 1010 Microcomputer Literacy & Applications 3
CIS 113* or CIS 150 Visual BASIC or Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3
ENGL 110* or BUS 222* Technical Writing or Business Communications II 3
Electives Advisor Approved Elective 4
GTP 100* General Technology 28
Total Major Core 44
1Total Degree Requirements 60

Business Division Staff

NameEmailTitlePhone
Patricia Anderson Patricia.Anderson@volstate.edu Dean of Business and Technology X 3300
Jimmy Hargrove Jimmy.Hargrove@volstate.edu Secretary III 230-3303