Apply and Register Early for Spring Classes

Submitted on December 02, 2009 at 9:39 AM

The downturn in the economy has brought many people to college to learn new work skills and find alternative career paths. Enrollment is up significantly at Volunteer State Community College and that trend is expected to continue this spring. The College is encouraging people to apply and register early, so they can get the classes they want, before those classes fill up.

"We've already seen a big increase in applications for spring semester," said Tim Amyx, Director of Admissions and College Registrar. "We had a record enrollment in the fall and we think the spring enrollment could rise to record levels as well."

The new Criminal Justice and Animal Care Technology programs have been popular with students. Both have hands-on components that allow students to see real world practice and interact with a wide range of experts in the field. The college is offering a video production class for the first time in several years. It will utilize the Vol State television studio and editing suites. Karen Russell, a former news producer from FOX 17 in Nashville, will be teaching the course. The Communication Department is also offering a newly revised Writing for the Media class in the spring.

Spring classes start on January 14. The application and registration process is open now, both in person and online. To view the spring schedule of classes visit or call 615-230-3688 for more information on how to get started.###

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