Vol State Offers New Accelerated Programs for Fall Semester

Submitted on June 27, 2011 at 12:51 PM

College students want to learn at their own speed and for some that means an accelerated schedule. Volunteer State Community College is responding to that need with two new accelerated programs for the fall semester.

Vol State offers accelerated programs in what is called the Fast-Track format. Fast-Track programs are career focused. Students move through the program as a group, learning and studying together. This fall the college will add an Early Childhood Education Fast-Track program. Students will work together in accelerated coursework to earn a technical certificate and then can continue to earn an associate of applied science degree. Extra support and ease in registration are hallmarks of the Fast-Track programs. The goal is to help students get into programs easily and have success in their coursework.

The Criminal Justice Fast-Track program is also expanding this year to now include an associate of applied science (AAS) degree. The program is an accelerated version of the 60-credit-hour Criminal Justice AAS degree program. The fast-paced coursework is accomplished in seven academic sessions, running one-year. The foundation of this Fast-Track program is the Criminal Justice Technical Certificate, which has been offered for the last year. The 18-unit technical certificate focuses on law enforcement, homeland security, corrections, investigations, and the judicial system. Successful students in the technical certificate program will now be able to complete more Fast-Track coursework to receive the AAS degree. For more information on the Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Education Fast-Track programs contact the division of Social Science and Education at 615-230-3240.

Vol State has hundreds of courses coming up in the fall semester. New classes will be offered in bluegrass music theory and instruction. Fall classes start on August 27. Vol State fall class registration can be accomplished online or in-person. The fall schedule and catalog are available on the college website at www.volstate.edu . New students will need to fill out an application first. That can be done online or in-person by visiting the Office of Admissions in the Ramer Building room 173. Students with questions can also call 615-230-3688. Vol State is located at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin.

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