Wednesday, June 27, 2012
From May 6 to 25, 2012 Volunteer State Community College and TnCIS allowed me to embark on a study abroad program in India. The World Civilization course’s main focus was world history and its impact on India from 1500 to present day. This was my first time participating in a study abroad program. I was truly excited to see how the program would navigate the logistics of class lectures and daily excursions while in a foreign country such as India. My travel abroad experience to New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur are ones that I will never forget.
The first leg of our trip began in New Delhi, India. After a night’s sleep, we hit the ground running. Our first three days in Delhi, we visited Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid and Gandhi's Eternal Flame and Bungalow, to name a few. We saw so much those few days and were gone from morning until night. Conservatively, I think we averaged getting back to the hotel by 9 p.m. those first days.
By Jaipur, the scenery changed to small mountains overlooking the flat desert terrain. Jaipur is where the remainder of our time would be spent. Here is where we would get the opportunity to really interact with the Indian people via our service learning and free days to explore the city.
Taabar and Shrestha were the schools where the service learning projects took place. Taabar helps exploited children and rehabilitates them. Shrestha does outreach in the slums and poor communities to provide an education. I helped teach the children geography including calling their attention to notable places on the globe. The children were happy and engaging. The teachers and counselors do excellent work with the children.
Editors note: The Vol State connection with Taabar goes back several years and started with a travel-study trip. Many faculty and students have visited and worked with the children in Jaipur.
Volunteer State Community College Travel-Study
Posted by Vol State at 12:21 PM
Monday, June 25, 2012
David Linn was an adjunct faculty member for two years before joining full time. He has worked for Robertson County EMS as a Paramedic "You never know what kind of day you're going to end up with."
Art Batcher was a Critical Care Paramedic with Rutherford County EMS. "It's adventurous. You never know what the next five minutes will bring. It's fun, I love it."
Shay Steel taught as an adjunct faculty member at Roane State Community College and worked as a Critical Care Paramedic for Loudon County EMS. "They need to have an understanding that it's not like they see on television. It is a difficult job, but you can absolutely make a difference in someone else's life."
Brandie Park was a Paramedic with Wilson County EMS for 10 years. "You have the ability to think on your own, without having someone watching over you. Work schedules are flexible. It's a whole different world. Every day is an adventure. It's the thrill of not knowing what you're getting into."
The Vol State EMS program is quite competitive and you need to plan well ahead of time when you need to have your application in, both for the college and the program. As with many Allied Health programs it doesn't necessarily follow the usual college schedule. It's also important to note that background checks are required of all applicants. For more information visit: www.volstate.edu/EMT
Volunteer State Community College EMT
Posted by Vol State at 10:40 AM
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Vol State Paralegal Studies program stresses flexibility for the working student, with online and evening coursework. Best of all it's approved by the American Bar Association. We have info sessions for people interested in the program. It's your opportunity to ask questions and find out your options for paralegal studies. The sessions are June 27 and July 18 at 1 p.m. in the Mattox building room 106 on the Vol State campus in Gallatin.
The Vol State Paralegal Studies Program recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The College offers associate of applied science and associate of science degrees in Paralegal Studies and a one-year technical certificate program. For more information visit www.volstate.edu/paralegal
Posted by Vol State at 1:49 PM
Monday, June 18, 2012
Bluegrass and Barbecue are two things that go well together. On Thursday, June 21 Volunteer State Community College at Highland Crest in Springfield will be combining the summer favorites with a practical purpose: to help students get registered for fall classes. The Bluegrass and Barbecue event is a fun way to get ready for the fall semester, and show students what the new Highland Crest campus has to offer. Students don’t have to register on that day. Registration will be open all summer. However, with increasing enrollment students are urged to register early to make sure they get the classes they want.
New students will need to apply to the college before they can register. That can be done online at http://www.volstate.edu%20or/ in-person at the campus. The Bluegrass and Barbecue Registration Celebration will be held on Thursday, June 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Highland Crest campus at 150 Laureate Avenue. It is free and open to everyone. Call 433-7030 for more information. For a map to campus visit www.volstate.edu/HighlandCrest
Posted by Vol State at 9:25 AM
The 2012-2013 Vol State Catalog is now available for viewing online. You'll find updated info about major requirements, class descriptions and the academic calendar for fall and spring semesters. Here's a link to the calendar: http://catalog.volstate.edu/content.php?catoid=14&navoid=394
Posted by Vol State at 8:02 AM
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A heads up for students...My Vol State may have outages from Friday through Monday. June 15 – June 18, 2012 starting at 12:00 noon on Friday we will be performing some system maintenance. During this time MyVolState Portal will remain available as much as possible. If downtime of MyVolState Portal becomes necessary, the login page will contain links to access eLearn and student email. This will enable you to have access to registration and other Pride Online links as much as possible.
In the event we have to bring down the MyVolState Portal a message will be displayed asking everyone to log out. If you receive this message please log out immediately.
Posted by Vol State at 3:18 PM
Monday, June 11, 2012
Welcome students! If you are a current student or have already applied to the college, been through orientation and seen an advisor, then it's time to register for fall classes.
We want to make your registration process as smooth as possible. This information will help you properly navigate through our registration system. If the information doesn't address an issue you are having with your registration process, there are three offices that may be able to help you.
Advising Center - 615-230-3702 (help with non-technical issues such as holds on your account)
IT Help Desk - 615-230-3302 (password and login problems)
Records Office - 615-230-3466 (all other Pride Online issues)
Logging In to the Registration System
Get to the Pride Online registration system via the My Vol State portal (http://portal.volstate.edu).
Your Username is the first part of your Volstate email address, for example, if your email was email@example.com your username would be jdoe47
The first time you login to the Portal, your username will be your 6 digit date of birth (for example, January 12, 1901 would be 011201)
Click the “Login” button to enter the system
If you have trouble logging in or get an error of some kind, please contact the Helpdesk at 615-230-3302.
Once you are logged in, click on the Pride Online tab to get started.
Under the “Student Menu” heading, chose “Look Up Classes”
Type in the term for which you are trying to register or chose it from the drop down menu, click “submit”
You must select one or more subjects for the search engine to work, all other selection boxes are optional. If you would like to search for more than one subject, hold the control button down and click on each subject you would like to search. It should highlight each one.
Once you have made your selections, click “Class Search”.
FALL TERM DATES
Full Term August 25 - December 14
Weekend College/College @ Home August 25 - December 14
10 Week September 4 - November 16
1st 5 Week August 25 - Sept. 28
2nd 5 Week Sept. 29 - November 7
1st 7 Week August 25 - October 12
2nd 7 Week October 18 - December 14
RODP August 25 - December 13
Hybrid August 25 - December 14
Online August 25 - December 14
RODP 7 Week August 25 - October 19
Early registration for all students- currently enrolled, new and readmit is now underway.
Full Term August 25- August 29
10 Week September 4 - September 5
1st 5 Week August 25 - August 28
2nd 5 Week Sept. 29 - October 2
1st 7 Week August 25 - August 28
2nd 7 Week October 18 - October 19
RODP August 25- August 29
RODP 7 Week Up to August 24
FEE PAYMENT DEADLINES:
If you register/add classes before August 15 – Fees are due by August 15
If you register/add classes after August 15 through late registration – Fees are due at time of Registration
REMEMBER – If fees are not paid by the due date, you will be dropped from your classes and you will have to re-register. Visit the Business Office website at www.volstate.edu/businessoffice for additional information.
Last day to withdraw from college or drop a class
Full Term November 2
10 Week October 19
1st 5 Week September 17
2nd 5 Week October 25
1st 7 Week September 26
2nd 7 Week November 19
RODP November 2
RODP 7 Week September 7
FALL REFUND DEADLINES:
Last Day for Refund of:
Session 100% 75% 25%
Full Term August 26 September 7 September 21
1st 5 Week August 26 August 29 September 3
1st 7 Week August 26 August 31 September 6
RODP August 26 September 7 September 21
Full Time Friday August 30 September 13 September 26
10 Week September 3 September 12 September 21
2nd 5 Week September 28 October 3 October 7
2nd 7 Week October 17 October 24 October 29
RODP 7 Week August 27 September 2 September 6
*Refunds are calculated on billed credit hours.
** REMEMBER: If fees are not paid by the due date, you will be dropped from your classes and you will have to re-register.
***Visit the Business Office website at http://www.volstate.edu/BusinessOffice/ for additional information.
****The online payment system is working: http://www.volstate.edu/Pride/
*****The deferred payment plan is available for Fall 2012. For additional information visit:
Posted by Vol State at 10:20 AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Posted by Vol State at 10:24 AM
These are some photos of the transit taken at the event. Just another example of Vol State Math and Science in action!
Volunteer State Community College Math and Science
Posted by Vol State at 9:39 AM