Apply Now for Vol State Spring Classes

Associate Professor Merritt McKinney teaches a history class at Vol State.

Spring semester at Volunteer State Community College is another opportunity for adult students to attend classes tuition-free with TN Reconnect. TN Reconnect is a statewide program that began this fall. Hundreds of TN Reconnect students are taking classes at Vol State this semester. The primary requirement is that people can’t already have a college degree. They can have college credits and those credits could apply to a Vol State degree.

Megen Roberts of Lebanon is a mother of two who is using TN Reconnect this semester. She said she enjoys the flexibility of choosing between day, evening and online course offerings. “An advantage of taking classes online is the ability to still be fully engaged with your children, while attending classes from anywhere.” Roberts said she knows how tough it can be for parents to add extra responsibilities, such as college, but encourages others to follow her. “I would recommend jumping in with both feet because the reward of having a career, instead of just having a job, is well worth it.”

People who want to attend for the spring semester should apply now. For more information about TN Reconnect, including eligibility for adults, and links to apply to the college, visit

Emergency Medical Technicians who want to take the next step to Paramedic can now do so with a spring cohort that starts in January. Usually Vol State enrolls new groups only in the fall. However, due to the popularity of the program, a new Paramedic spring cohort has been being added. Students must have already completed an Advanced EMT program to be eligible. For details visit

The spring semester at Vol State starts on January 14. Course registration is open now for all students. New and readmit students will need to apply first. The application process can be completed online at Call 615-230-3688 for more information.

Pictured: Associate Professor Merritt McKinney teaches a history class at Vol State.