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.
Over the last 50 years, the U.S. has suffered from a growing teacher shortage, with fewer and fewer college students majoring in education.
This shortage has hurt schools across the country, but small, rural school districts are often the hardest hit by this educational crisis. In Tennessee, communities such as Robertson County need more teachers, and they need them now.
Volunteer State Community College will be offering new information technology dual enrollment courses to Robertson County high school students in a special program next school year. Interested students should meet with guidance counselors now. The classes are an introductory computer programming course in the fall and a course in Python programming language the following semester. The dual enrollment courses earn students both high school credits and college credits for the same learning experience.
Drawing blood is one of those things that you want done right. A well-trained and skilled phlebotomist will know how to get it done quickly, safely and with minimal discomfort. Even more importantly, a properly conducted blood test is often critical for a patient diagnosis. A new 10-week phlebotomy course is coming to the Volunteer State Community College Highland Crest campus in Springfield.
Volunteer State Community College at Springfield will hold an open house on October 14 to introduce the community to the new college president, Orinthia Montague and the new Springfield site director, Destinee Duff. They both began their positions this fall. Vol State at Springfield is a degree granting center offering many general education courses that apply to many degree paths. The reception will take place from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Volunteer State Community College is offering two Mechatronics evening courses at the Highland Crest campus in Springfield this coming fall semester. It comes as Vol State expands partnerships with area companies, including Electrolux Home Products. Mechatronics professionals are the experts who design, program, repair, and maintain state-of-the-art robotics and computer-aided equipment in today’s fastest growing industries. Electrolux representatives recently toured the Vol State Mechatronics lab in Gallatin.
The new president of Volunteer State Community College, Orinthia Montague (top right), met with school officials and others during an open house on Thursday. It was also an opportunity to introduce the community to the new Vol State at Springfield site director, Destinee Duff (top left). They both began their positions this fall. They are shown here meeting with City of White House officials. Left to right: Derek Watson, Administrative Services Director; Amanda Brewton, HR Director; and Gerald Herman, City Administrator.
Volunteer State Community College's Springfield campus has received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to offer complete college degree programs in Robertson County starting this fall semester. The college has offered classes at the Springfield campus since 2011. Thus far, students have had to combine the courses offered in Springfield with other courses held online or on the Vol State Gallatin campus in order to obtain a degree.