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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. 

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.

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.

Livingston Student Earns Simultaneous High School Diploma and Associate Degree

Vol State graduate Alizza Schremp

Imagine earning a high school diploma and a college diploma at the same time. Alizza Schremp didn’t just imagine it, she did it. Alizza graduated from Livingston Academy High School in May of 2018. She also graduated magna cum laude from Volunteer State Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in University Studies. While at Livingston Academy, Alizza enrolled in Vol State’s dual enrollment program. Dual enrollment allows students to earn high school credit and college credit for the same course.

New Evening Degree Program Starts this Fall in Livingston

Students meet on the Vol State campus in Livingston.

The fall semester is the start of a college career for many students. Volunteer State Community College at Livingston has many areas of study for students to choose. There is a new program starting this fall designed for students who work during the day. Vol State offers evening classes, but this new program sets up a pathway for evening students to get their degree in two years by taking classes two evenings a week.

Nursing Information Meeting in Livingston April 23

A photo of nurses.

Volunteer State Community College at Livingston is offering a new RN Nursing A.A.S. Degree program. It starts in June and the special application is available now. An information session will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m on the campus at 113 Windle Community Road. Everyone is invited to attend. There are general education classes required to be taken before application. The students most likely ready to apply for the summer start are current pre-nursing students.

President Montague Open House Events in Upper Cumberland

Vol State logo

Volunteer State Community College will hold two open house events on November 18 at each campus location in the Upper Cumberland to introduce the community to the new college president, Dr. Orinthia Montague.  President Montague started her position on September 1. Vol State at Cookeville’s open house will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the campus located at 1000 Neal Street in Cookeville.

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.

Vol State Nursing Program is Underway

 The Vol State at Livingston Nursing Program students.

Volunteer State Community College’s new Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing is now available. The first cohort of nursing students started the program in May.

Each year, a limited number of students will be admitted to the program at the Gallatin and Livingston campuses. The Nursing program application will be available in the spring, with classes starting in the summer. 

Vol State RN Nursing Program Graduates Celebrate

Volunteer State Community College celebrated the graduation of the second class of Nursing students today with a pinning ceremony

Volunteer State Community College celebrated the graduation of the second class of Nursing students today with a pinning ceremony in Caudill Hall. Thirty-eight students from the Gallatin and Livingston groups are graduating this year with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. The program prepares students to apply to sit for licensure as a Registered Nurse.