New this Fall: Freshman Experience Tracks

Submitted on April 20, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Volunteer State Community College is offering a new way to go to college. "College Reinvented" streamlines the college-going process to make it easier, while providing a clear path forward. Fast Track and Freshman Experience Track programs have an easier registration process, an established schedule of classes and extra academic support to help students succeed. Several classes in the tracks will be held with the same group of students. Group learning means that students can work together and help each other along the way. Tracks are simply the days and times these classes will be held. They also outline the path forward for the next semester.

The Freshman Experience Tracks are brand new this fall. Fast Track programs have been popular for several semesters. The differences between Fast Track and Freshman Experience Track programs are simple. Fast Track programs are accelerated, helping students achieve their goals quickly. They are also career-oriented certificates, which are measures of academic achievement useful in the career fields. Freshman Experience Track programs are designed to be an easier way for new students to get started on a college degree. Classes are taken at the same speed as traditional classes, but with added ease in registration and all of the extra academic support. There is a commitment required from students. They must commit to attend classes and participate in program activities.

The Freshman Experience Track programs are offered in several academic areas including Pre-Allied Health, transfer programs and Learning Support. The tracks are held on different days of the week to fit in with the student schedule. Fast Track programs are offered in Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Logistics and Office Management Technology.

Seating is limited, so students are encouraged to act now. Interested students should contact Kristi Huffine, the Fast Track and Freshman Experience Track Coordinator, at kristi.huffine@volstate.edu or 615-230-2974.

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