Online Courses

We offer online personal enrichment and workforce development courses. These courses are informative, interactive, and convenient. Many courses are packaged and culminate in a recognized certificate of completion.

Business Training Online

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Vol State now offers online professional education programs developed by top-ranked universities including Villanova University, the Tulane University and the University of San Francisco. Exploring today's most in-demand business topics, these interactive courses are an ideal way to distinguish yourself with the essential skills for meeting your career goals - whether you're looking to advance in your current position, change jobs or rebound after a layoff. Many of the courses prepare you for industry certification, which is a proven way to boost your salary, marketability and job security.

Expert-based and university-backed, these 100% online courses enable you to access the brightest minds and expand your skills whenever and wherever it's convenient for you. Some topics include:

  • Human Resources
  • Internet Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Six Sigma & Lean
  • Supply Chain Management
Career Training Online Certificates

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We offer online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations through a partnership with with Gatlin Education Services (GES).

These programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, who work to provide the most effective web-based learning experience available today. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience. They respond to any questions or concerns, as well as encourage and motivate you to succeed.

Each program includes a set of lessons and evaluations; grades are a combination of the instructor/mentor's evaluation of students' work and computer graded tests. We know you'll appreciate the quality as well as the convenience of anytime, anywhere learning! Some topics include:

  • Business and Professional
  • Healthcare and Fitness
  • IT and Software Development
  • Media and Design
  • Skilled Trades and Industrial
Professional Training Certificates

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We have partnered with ProTrain Online to offer quality workforce training courses through various distance learning methods. A diverse collection of trade and industrial programs is your solution for green/renewable energy training! These online courses will help you learn the skills you need to excel in the "green" jobs for the new economy. Some topics include:

  • Comp TIA Programs
  • Homeland Security and Bio-Terrorism
  • Internet, Web, and Multi-Media
  • Spreadsheet and Accounting
  • Trade and Industrial Green Programs
Workforce Development Online

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The Tennessee Board of Regents colleges, universities, and technology centers have joined to offer the Regents Online Continuing Education (ROCE) Program. ROCE offers an extensive Continuing Education program in a non-traditional method for adults 18 years of age or older regardless of their educational background. Continuing Education courses are designed to meet the demanding schedules of the workforce. We are a provider of training for industry related certified programs. Some topics include:

  • CPS/CAP Exam Review Courses
  • Ollie Seatbelt Training
  • Personal Care
  • Spanish by Profession
Management Certificates

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Advance in your career by earning a nationally-recognized American Management Association (AMA) Certificate. Vol State's Continuing Education online program offers a wide variety of AMA self-study courses and certificate programs. You can enhance your current skills, learn new ones, and enrich your career with a flexible learning plan that fits your schedule, budget, strengths, and your career goals. These ever popular, time-proven courses of study are just a mouse click away! Example certificates include:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Satisfaction Management
  • Sales and Marketing Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Success Skills In The Workplace
Personal Enrichment Online Courses

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Our partnership with Education To Go (ed2go) allows us to offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. These online courses begin once a month every month; they are 6-weeks long with an additional 2-weeks grace period at the end giving you 8-weeks online access to complete your course. Some topics include:

  • Computer Applications
  • Courses for Teaching Professionals
  • Digital Photography & Digital Video
  • Languages
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Writing & Publishing
Want to Know More?

For more information about Continuing Education online courses contact Lisa Haley, Division of Continuing Education & Economic Development, Volunteer State Community College.