|GENERAL CATALOG 2007-2008
VOL. XXXIV No. 1
March 2007Volunteer State Community College will begin the 37th session of its educational operation on August 27, 2007.
Volunteer State Community College
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066-3188
(615) 452-8600 (Gallatin)
(615) 741-3215 (Nashville Area)
(615) 230-3488 (TDD)
The Volunteer State Community College Website contains the latest updated information, such as class schedules, new courses, weekly computer lab schedules, and other information. Volunteer State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Specific programs are accredited by the following accrediting agencies:
- American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legal Assistants
- Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
- Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association
- Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
- Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM)
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the: Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP) and Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)
- Committee on Accreditation for Ophthalmic Medical Programs (CoA-OMP)
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
A Note to Visitors
The College administration, faculty, and staff welcome visitors to the campus. During the academic year general administrative offices are open from 8 a. m. to 4:30 p. m., Monday through Friday. The Office of Evening Student Services is generally open until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 5:30 p. m. on Friday. Contact the College for hours of Library operation.
The Gallatin phone number is (615) 452-8600. Nashville area callers may call (615) 741-3215. Those outside of the Nashville calling area can call, toll free 1-888-335-VSCC (8722). The TDD number for the hearing impaired is 230-3488.
The programs, curricula, and fees as set forth in this catalog are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Volunteer State Community College or the State Board of Regents. Because of the possibility of change or undetected error, important points of fact and interpretation should be confirmed by the appropriate college official.
The course offerings and requirements of Volunteer State Community College are continually under examination and revision. This catalog presents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication, but is no guarantee that they will not be changed or revoked. However, adequate and reasonable notice will be given to students affected by any changes. This catalog is not intended to state contractual terms and does not constitute a contract between the student and the institution.
The College reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies and other rules and regulations affecting students to be effective whenever determined by the institution. These changes will govern current and formerly enrolled students. Enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions.
Current information may be obtained from the following sources:
Fees and Tuition
The College provides the opportunity for students to increase their knowledge by providing programs of instruction in the various disciplines and programs through faculty, who, in the opinion of Vol State, are qualified for teaching at the college level. The acquisition and retention of knowledge by any student is, however, contingent upon the student€™s desire and ability to learn and his or her application of appropriate study techniques to any course or program. Thus, the college must necessarily limit representation of student preparedness in any field of study to that competency demonstrated at that specific point in time at which appropriate academic measurements were taken to certify course or program completion.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals are encouraged to disclose their disability with the Office of Disability Services to receive assistance with accommodations. It is the individual€™s responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The College does not assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to individuals who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability. The Office Disability Services is located in the Wood Campus Center Building, C-108. (615-230-3472)
It is the intent of Volunteer State Community College to fully comply with Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, and all regulations implementing those laws and orders, for the promotion and ensuring of equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. It is the intent of VSCC to be free of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical appearance. It is the intent of VSCC to fully comply with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the CRA of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, the Age discrimination in Employment Act of 1976, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicable state statutes and all regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
Volunteer State Community College is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this system which is comprised of six universities, thirteen community colleges, and twenty-seven technology centers. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education.
Volunteer State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution, is an equal opportunity institution and ensures equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation or status as a qualified veteran with a disability or veteran of the Vietnam era.
Academic Misrepresentation. The catalog must contain the following pursuant to T.C.A Sec. 49-7-133:
It is a Class A misdemeanor to misrepresent academic credentials. A person commits the offense of misrepresentation of academic credentials who, knowing that the statement is false and with the intent to secure employment at or admission to an institution of higher education in Tennesse, represents, orally or in writing that such person;(1) Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees or diplomas from an accredited institution of higher education; (2) Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees for diplomas from a particular institution of higher education; or (3) Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees or diplomas in a particular field or specialty from an accredited institution of higher education.