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Cyber Defense Degree at Vol State Livingston

The Computer Information Technology lab at Vol State Livingston.

Cybercrimes are in the news on a daily basis. Major corporations, government offices, and banks have been hacked. Many individuals are victims. The 2018 Cyber Security Breaches Survey said that 43% of businesses were hit by a cyber security breach in the last 12 months. The solution to cybercrime prevention is cyber defense. Companies across the world are expanding and refining their security systems. Volunteer State Community College is training students in cyber defense expertise through a degree concentration in the field.

A Pathway to Nursing and More this Fall

The Vol State campus in Gallagtin

The fall semester is the start of a college career for many students. Volunteer State Community College has more than 100 areas of study for students to choose. One new path is the RN Nursing A.A.S. Degree program. Students can take Pre-Nursing as a major. It lays out exactly what classes students need to take in order to apply for the new Nursing program. 

Start a Mechatronics Career with Vol State in Cookeville

Vol State professor Tim Dean works on a robotic arm with students Tallen Gooch and Samuel Griffin in the Cookeville Mechatronics lab.

Manufacturing is increasingly powered by Mechatronics and employers are looking for trained professionals to repair, maintain, and design state-of-the-art robotics and computer-aided equipment in today’s fastest growing industries. Volunteer State Community College offers a Mechatronics degree program at the Cookeville Higher Education Center (CHEC). People can apply now for the fall semester.

Public Invited to CHEC Earth Day Event in Cookeville

Educational activities are run by CHEC students and community groups.

The Second Annual CHEC Earth Day Celebration will feature educational exhibits, a Green Market, artists, live music, local food vendors, and learning activities for all ages. Students, faculty, and staff at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC) are organizing the free public event, which will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the campus in Cookeville. Earth Day has become an international event celebrated across the globe during the last week of April.

Cookeville Paramedic Exam Pass Rate 92 Percent

Vol State Paramedic students at CHEC

Students in the Volunteer State Community College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program in Cookeville had a 92 percent pass rate on the Paramedic National Registry written exam this summer. The national average for paramedic students is 69 percent. This is the national written exam that all paramedic students must pass to obtain their state EMS license.  In addition, the program had a 100 percent pass rate on the psychomotor exam. Vol State teaches EMT and Paramedic classes at the Cookeville Higher Education Center (CHEC).

Celebrating the Earth at CHEC in Cookeville

Family works with Vol State students during CHEC Earth Day event

The sun was shining as students, faculty, staff, and visitors celebrated Earth Day on Friday at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC). The educational event featured environmental science displays, speakers, and documentary films. CHEC students designed interactive activities highlighting fun recycling techniques. Vol State at Livingston students also participated in the Earth Day activities. The projects came from a variety of classes, ranging from Chemistry to Education.

Earth Day Celebration at Cookeville Higher Education Campus

Earth Day logo

Students, faculty and staff at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC) are celebrating Earth Day with an educational event on Friday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to see environmental science displays; meet organizations promoting a Green lifestyle; hear speakers; and watch documentary films. The focus of the event is the impact of plastics on the environment. Sponsors for the event include: HelgasPhotos, Cookeville Honda, and RE/MAX ONE.