New Medical Assisting and Secondary Education Programs

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The new Medical Assisting program at Volunteer State Community College can prepare students for the fastest growing health care profession in the nation. Students train to work in a doctor’s office or a healthcare clinic. That can eventually lead to a career in management and administration. Duties of the medical assistant include, but are not limited to: recording case histories, taking vital signs, giving injections, EKG work, help with lab testing, and assisting the doctor in the setup and performance of minor office surgeries. Vol State offers a two-year associate of applied science degree that can prepare students for entry level work in healthcare. Classes start this fall. Visit for details.

For people considering a teaching career, Vol State has new Secondary Education degree programs starting this fall. They’re designed for students who are interested in teaching grades six-twelve in English, Math, and Social Studies. Middle School and High School teachers are in high demand in Tennessee. The two-year degree programs focus on the coursework necessary to keep students on par with other students entering their junior year majoring in Secondary Education- English, Math or Social Studies at a four-year institution. Students majoring in Secondary Education typically get their bachelor of science degree and teach a specific discipline at the secondary level in public or private schools. For details visit:

Vol State is registering now for traditional classroom and online courses. Fall classes start August 24. New students will need to apply first. Adults who don’t already have a college degree may be able to attend Vol State tuition-free with TN Reconnect. Visit