New courses to be offered this Fall at Cookeville’s Vol State campus

New Courses and Degrees this Fall at Vol State in Cookeville

Volunteer State Community College is continually updating course offerings and degree programs to keep up with the demands of a fast-changing society. Students will find new courses and new degrees this fall, as part of 90 programs of study at the college. Fall registration for Vol State classes at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC) is open now. New students will need to apply first.

The new Associate of Science Health Sciences degree is designed for transfer to a university bachelor’s degree program. People with the four-year degree can seek jobs as Community Health Workers, Health Services Managers and Health Education Teachers. Health Sciences bachelor degree programs are taught at Tennessee State University and East Tennessee State University. The new Vol State degree can also help people who don’t make it into specific Health Sciences specialties at the college, but still want a career in the health field. Some of the classes in the program may be taught online.

The Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) degree program also comes to Cookeville this fall. The PreK-3 version is for teaching very young children- pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades first through third. There is also a K-5 version for teaching a slightly older age group. Some of the classes may have to be taken online. The Associate of Science in Teaching degree is a two year program for students planning to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Vol State now offers any of its Paralegal Studies program classes in Cookeville via live video. This includes courses such as Intro to Paralegal Studies and Ethics, Legal Research and Legal Writing. Interested students should contact program director Amy Smith at

Fall classes start August 28. The first step for students is to apply to Vol State. That can be done online Students will then receive a welcome package that will help them start the registration process. For the complete fall class schedule visit Students can visit the Vol State office in Cookeville if they have any questions along the way. Vol State is located at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC), 1000 Neal Street. The Vol State office can be reached at 931-372-5540.

About Vol State

Volunteer State Community College has more than 90 programs of study and offers two-year degrees, certificates and paths to university transfer. Continuing Education and Workforce Development extends the college mission to the entire community. For more information, visit


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