Thursday, August 2, 2012

Looking for a college program? Consider Dental Assistant or Early Childhood Education.

Vol State has more than 70 programs to choose from and sometimes that can be a bit daunting for students considering what to do in college. Here are just a couple of options for you to consider:

Early Childhood Education prepares students to teach young children. We have several ways you can take those classes. One option is the Early Childhood Fast Track program. It features what we call group learning. You take several classes with the same students. It builds not only friendships, but partners in your class that can help you along the way. There is one version that meets in the evening. The newest option starts this fall and meets during the day on the main campus:

-Offered Tuesdays 1-4:50

-Day courses offered are ECED 1010 Introduction to Early Childhood Education; ECED 2015 Early Childhood Curriculum and ECED 2040 Family Dynamics.

-Now possible to receive 11 early childhood credits in one semester by attending Tuesday day and evening cohorts classes

-Each class is 5 weeks with a 50% online component

-Courses offered are required for either an Early Childhood Technical Certificate or an Early Childhood Associate of Arts Degree

-Group Learning programs offer enhanced advisement, greater sense of student satisfaction completing classes as a group, and support for success

-Fast Track programs give students an established schedule for both the fall and spring semesters.

-Contact Susan Brandt (615) 230-3380 or for more information. Visit the web page at:

The Dental Assistant program prepares students to work in a dental office. Students can earn a technical certificate in 12 months. Vol State has a complete dental lab set up for training. The application deadline for this program is open until August 10. For more information visit their web site:

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