Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC)

Volunteer State Community College at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus is a public, comprehensive community college offering associate degrees and certificates as well as general education classes. At Volunteer State-CHEC, we are committed to providing high quality educational programs, strengthening community and workforce partnerships in the Upper Cumberland area; promoting diversity and cultural awareness, inspiring life-long learning, and preparing students for successful careers, university transfer, & meaningful citizenship in a global society. 

Campus Programs

  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Mechatronics 
  • A.S. Business 
  • A.S.T. Education-Early Childhood Education
  • A.S. Criminal Justice

View a complete list of programs available through Vol State.

Vol State’s Spring 2020 registration is underway.  Take a look at our course schedule options

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Student Services

Access Center, Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Military Affiliated Students


  • Monday - Thursday 7:30-10:00pm, Friday 7:30-4:30

Learning Commons

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8:00-4:30, Tuesday 8:00-6:00, Friday 8:00-3:00

Math Assistance

  • Monday 1:00-6:00 , Tuesday 11:00-1:00, Wednesday 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-4:00, Thursday 11:00-1:00

Business Office/Cashier Window

  • Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30 (closed 12:30-1:30 daily for lunch)


Tennessee Promise is ready for you at Volunteer State-CHEC! 

Tennessee Reconnect is ready for you at Volunteer State-CHEC!

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