COOKEVILLE – Registration is now open for Volunteer State Community College spring semester classes at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC). But it’s still too early to tell if the school will top its record-high enrollment from this fall.
A total of 1,031 students had signed up for the current semester this past summer, a 14-percent increase from the previous year. Vol State spokesman Eric Melcher said spring enrollment is traditionally always lower, but school officials won’t know for sure how the numbers will compare until mid-January.
Classes for the spring semester start Jan. 17. New and readmit students should apply now, he said.
For the first time, the college is offering advanced EMT classes at CHEC in addition to its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses in Cookeville. There are two information sessions for students interested in Advanced EMT. They will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 14-15 in Room 306. Students can come on either day and at either time. For more information, call Roger Brown at (931) 372-5551.
Vol State offers classes at CHEC through a partnership with Tennessee Tech University that officials announced last May, a collaborative effort to expand education opportunities in the Upper Cumberland. Classes at CHEC, which include subject areas like history, political science, English and ESOL, are offered in a traditional classroom setting and online.
The Cookeville Higher Education Campus is located at 1000 Neal St. The office can be reached at (931) 372-5540.