Volunteer State Community College is back to in-person classes this fall on all four campuses: Springfield, Gallatin, Cookeville, and Livingston. Vol State online courses will continue to be offered in three versions. Online asynchronous classes don’t have regular class meetings, allowing students to set their own schedule during the week, with due dates for assignments. Virtual synchronous classes have regularly scheduled online class meetings with instructors live via Zoom or other video platforms. The third type, hybrid classes, offer limited in-person class sessions, combined with online coursework.
It’s important for new and readmit students to apply to Vol State now get the process started. Students who wait until later in the summer may not have as many class options. The application is free and can be completed online. New students can also visit any of the four campuses to get help.
As a result of a change in CDC recommendations and following guidance from the Chancellor, Vol State will return to requiring masks in indoor settings effective Monday, August 2nd. This is due to the current level of community transmission of COVID in our service area. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. As was previously the case, masks will be required at all times inside all Vol State locations except when you are in a private office or when dining. Masks will not be required out-of-doors. We hope that this will be a short-term requirement and that this precaution will help to reverse the current increase in cases in our service area. When the case counts drop, we will be able to change the mask requirement.
Vol State Admissions has a series of virtual workshops to help new students get ready. Those can be found at: www.volstate.edu/virtual-sessions.
Adult learners who would like to learn new career skills or find a new career path can apply for the tuition-free TN Reconnect program. The primary eligibility requirement is that applicants not already have a college degree. A step-by-step guide for application can be found at online.
Vol State offers a variety of degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Programs can prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution or get them ready for a specific career field. For more information via phone call 615-230-3688.
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