New Terms Allow Students to Take More Summer Classes

Students on the Vol State Gallatin campus

Summer classes at Volunteer State Community College are starting earlier this year, May 21. The change comes with new summer class terms. The college is offering three-week, six-week, and twelve-week classes. The reason is to have less overlapping of class terms, which allows students to take more classes, and earn more college credits over the summer. The different session lengths, and start dates, are designed to fit around family holidays and other summer events.

The first option is a three-week session class. There will be four of those sessions during the summer, with classes starting on May 21, June 11, July 2 and July 23. The start date for first six-week and twelve week classes is also May 21The second six-week term starts on July 2. The short term classes, three and six-week, are held several hours each day, and are more intensive. The twelve-week classes are held less hours per day, and are more like a traditional semester-long class. The summer semester ends on August 10. Summer classes are offered in-person, online and in a wide variety of subject areas. There are no orientation requirements for summer courses, which makes applying and then registering easy. For a complete list of the summer dates visit

Real estate classes are back in demand, thanks to a booming real estate market. Vol State is offering this summer the two classes needed to sit for the Real Estate Exam: RES 215, Intro to Real Estate, and RES 220, The Course for New Affiliates. Education majors will appreciate the offering of EDUC 2110, Educational Psychology. The class is a requirement for all education majors.

Visit  for the summer class schedules and for information on how to apply online. Students can also visit the Admissions Office in person at the Ramer Building on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. The phone number for Admissions is 615-230-3688.