The college has several new classes and programs coming up this spring. One timely course will be POLS 280T: 2016 Presidential Campaign. Political Science professor Scott McMillan will cover the action in the primaries and the workings of presidential campaign politics. The course will also explain the primary process and campaign finance. Music students can participate in the new Wind Ensemble at the college. Those looking for a new career can consider Environmental Technology. Each certificate takes one semester and the two certificates build on each other. The program is designed to provide students with the background they need to work in the growing utilities field, including water and wastewater management, gas and electric.
Vol State graduates transfer to four-year schools across the country. Tennessee Transfer Pathways can show a student, by major, exactly what classes they should take at Vol State in order to transfer to a particular university, with all of the credits applying to the university major. The agreements include majors at many state and private universities. Staying on track can help students take only the classes they need and that can help students save money. Vol State has a list of majors and universities that are part of the pathways on the website volstate.edu/pathways.
Vol State offers day, evening and Saturday classes in a variety of formats including online courses and hybrid courses, which combine traditional classroom meetings with online coursework.
The spring semester starts on Jan. 19. Course registration is open now for all students. New and readmit students will need to apply first. The application process can be completed online at volstate.edu/admissions or in person. Call 615-230-3688 for more information on how to get started.