Volunteer State Community College will be offering new information technology dual enrollment courses to Robertson County high school students in a special program next school year. Interested students should meet with guidance counselors now. The classes are an introductory computer programming course in the fall and a course in Python programming language the following semester. The dual enrollment courses earn students both high school credits and college credits for the same learning experience. Qualifying students at each of the county’s five high schools can sign-up for the courses now as they build their class schedules for 2020-2021 school year. For participating students, the district will provide round-trip transportation from area high schools to and from the Vol State Springfield campus. The students will attend two college classes each morning then return to their high schools on the same bus, just before lunch each day.
“Students successfully completing the dual enrollment computer programming courses will earn credits that apply to the college’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming,” said Vol State CIT instructor, Chenchutta Jackson. “The courses also will teach skills that enhance students’ aptitude and readiness for a wide range of technology-related programs in college.”
The new dual enrollment course offerings are a part of the Vol State contributions to a strategic “GO Tech” partnership with the Greater Nashville Technology Council. The GO Tech partnership is a million dollar state of Tennessee grant to work with area high schools and employers to increase interest in information technology careers and related training and education programs.