Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fall Tips for New Students

We're getting ready for the fall semester at Vol State. Here are some tips for new students:

-Classes start on Monday, August 27, but if you don't have a Monday class, your first class will be whatever day you have class that week.

-Make sure you attend all classes in the first two weeks- your financial aid depends on it.

-Attend all of your classes anyway. People who attend class regularly get higher grades. Go to class.

-Double check your schedule to make sure you are taking the classes you think you are taking. If you see TBD listed as a location or time, and you have double checked recently in My Vol State and it still says that- you could be signed up for an online class. Nothing wrong with that if it is what you intended. They are noted with a C in the course section.

-Livingston, Highland Crest and CHEC are other campuses, not buildings. Make sure you intend to take a class there.

-Print up a copy of the Gallatin campus map to spot your classes ahead of time. Print it to take with you for your first week of classes.

-Give yourself an extra half-hour or so the first week of classes to find your favorite parking place and your best route to class.

-Use the back entrance to the Gallatin campus off Greenlea, it's much less congested. Parking in those back lots is also easier.

-Sign-up for Vol State social media to get tips and info you need. You can Like Us on 
Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter. Also, stay tuned to this blog for news and stories for students.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gallatin Offices Closed Friday Morning, August 17

Vol State Gallatin offices will be closed this Friday, August 17 in the morning for Convocation. Offices will re-open at 1pm. However, the Business Office and Bookstore will be open all morning. Other campuses will be open as usual.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Warf Building Closed for a Year

The Warf Math and Science building on the Gallatin campus will be closed for the entire school year. Math and Science classes have been moved to other buildings across campus, including the East Campus, which is located on the other side of Gap Blvd. If you see a building location for one of your classes marked: 100, 200, 300, 400 or Betty Gibson Hall, these are on the East side of campus. The Math and Science Division Office is now located on the bottom floor of the Wood Campus Center. Just take the stairs or elevator near the bookstore and go down one level.

There will be construction work on Warf throughout this coming school year. Please pay attention to caution flags and stay out of construction areas. We know this is an inconvenience, but it will lead to a much better facility for Math and Science soon.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Medical Assistant Program Now Accepting Applications

The Vol State Health Sciences Center of Emphasis is offering the CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) program beginning in September 2018 and continuing through June 2018. A Medical Assistant supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. Interviews for the program will be held on Tuesday, August 14th. For more information please contact Terri Crutcher at or call (615) 230-3343.

Consider a Career in Logistics

Have you ever bought something at Walmart and wondered how it got there? Supply chain management is one of the fastest growing fields in business today. Everyone has a supply chain of some kind. The Vol State Logistics and Supply Chain Management program can move you into a new and exciting career. Vol State offers both a Technical Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Contact Don Ellis, for more information.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Taking an Online Class this Fall? Learn how to use our Online Course System

Taking a Vol State online class for the first time? Sign-up for a “Learn to Use eLearn” student training. They're happening in August before classes begin. Registration is required. Info and sign-up here

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Study a Language at Vol State - Get Ahead in Your Career

Study a language at Vol State and get ahead in your career: Chinese, Spanish and French. A recent study shows that demand for bilingual workers in the US has more than doubled in recent years. The global economy is spurring much of the demand. You can increase your chance of getting hired for a competitive job and make more money than workers who only speak one language. Visit our website for details on the foreign language classes we are offering this fall:
This is a link to the above mentioned study.