Get ready for fall classes at Vol State

Submitted on August 27, 2009 at 3:27 PM

New programs and challenging course work are highlights of the upcoming fall semester at Volunteer State Community College. Classes start August 29 and registration is open now.

A new partnership with Tennessee State University will allow students to take education classes at Vol State leading to a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. The course work will prepare students for pre-kindergarten to third grade certification. The college already has a bachelor degree program to prepare for kindergarten to sixth grade teacher certification. On completion of an Associate's Degree or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Vol State, a student may enroll in the TSU program.

Criminal Justice and Animal Care are new programs starting this fall. Criminal Justice will help prepare students for careers in law enforcement, probation, parole and corrections. Students can choose one-year technical certificate or two-year associate degree options. All of the classes in the technical certificate can apply to the two-year degree. The Animal Care technical certificate will teach students the basic skills needed to work in a veterinary office.

Students looking for a challenge can enroll in the Honors program. It's designed for high-achieving students who want smaller classes with an emphasis on critical thinking. Interested students should contact Honors Director Grady Eades at 615-230-3281.

Registration can be done online or in person. The entire fall schedule and catalog are available on the college website at New students will need to fill out an application first. That can be done online or in person by visiting the Office of Admissions. Students with questions can call 615-230-3688. Vol State is located at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin.###

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