Stay on Track with Spring Classes

Vol State campusSpring semester can be a good time for new students to start a college career. Staying on track in that career is essential and Volunteer State Community College has several programs that can help. Tennessee Transfer Pathways show a student, by major, exactly what classes they should take in order to transfer to a particular university. The agreements include majors at many state and private universities. Staying on track can help students take only the classes they need and that can help students save money. Vol State has a list of majors and universities that are part of the pathways on the website www.volstate.edu/pathways.

A new boot camp program for non-traditional students is also being offered for the spring semester. It’s a one-time seminar to help students with study skills and strength assessments. Research shows that confident students do better in college. Knowing strengths and weaknesses can build confidence. For more information, email toni.murad@volstate.edu.

Vol State offers day, evening and Saturday classes in a variety of formats including online courses and hybrid courses, which combine traditional classroom meetings with online coursework. New courses this spring semester include a special class in Digital Media and Ethics. It’s a joint project combining communication and philosophy. The two professors plan to examine news media, video gaming, comics, art, synthetic worlds, and various social media channels from an ethics perspective. To sign-up students can choose either Philosophy 280T or Speech 280T. It will be taught as one class.

The Vol State Entertainment Media Production program continues growing in the spring semester with two new courses: Introduction to Entertainment Law and Video Field Production. Entertainment Media has degree paths in Audio and Music Production, Music Business, Multimedia and Web Design and Video Production.

There are also cooperative education classes available at Vol State which allow students to get class credit for work experience. Spring sections include Music, Logistics and Business. The business section can apply to students in many different majors. For more information contact Cooperative Education at 615-230-3307.

Spring classes start on January 16 and registration is open now. New students must apply to the College first. The application process can be completed online at www.volstate.edu/admissions or in person. Call 615-230-3688 for more information on how to get started.

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