Nashville State has educational sites located throughout Davidson County and the Middle Tennessee area. Each location offers courses and programs to help students meet their educational or professional development goals. In addition to offering classes at various educational and business sites, the college has four permanent satellite campuses featured below.
Don T. Sundquist Technical Training Center
In the late 1980’s when key business and industry leaders called for true technical training in the Upper Cumberland region, the Cookeville Area-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce responded. It was the desire of local civic and industrial leaders to create a college that would supply graduates with the skills suited for this high tech region. A partnership was formed with Nashville State Community College, and a campus was established in Cookeville.
For the first four years that Nashville State served the region, classes were held in the conference room at a Chamber location, in the Adult Education Offices, and at Tennessee Tech University. The first courses offered were in AutoCAD, Computer Accounting and Electrical Maintenance. As enrollment increased and the demands of Cookeville’s businesses and industries grew, courses and programs were added and locations changed to keep up with space requirements. Ground was broken in 1999 for a permanent location at 1000 Neal Street. The resulting Nashville State Community College Cookeville campus, a full service higher education facility, opened for the Fall 2002 semester.
Today there are degree programs, certificate programs, and general education courses that easily transfer to four-year colleges/universities, and special courses. The degree programs include Business Management, Computer Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, General Technology, Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Office Administration, Police Science, and Social Services, while the certificate programs include Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), Drafting and Construction, Medical Coding, and Web Page Authoring. There are also special courses in Cisco Networking and Horticulture. Unique to the Cookeville campus is the Automated Control Systems concentration of the Electrical Engineering Technology program. These programs meet the specific demands of the region’s workforce needs. The number of courses and programs will continue to evolve as the economy changes, and the needs of the employers and employees are met.
For more information about the Cookeville campus of Nashville State Community College, please call 931-520-0551 or visit www.nscc.edu/cookeville.
Humphreys County Center for Higher Education
In 1999, the Humphreys County Center for Higher Education opened to provide the citizens of Humphreys County and surrounding counties with the opportunity to receive quality higher education close to home. This vibrant local-state-federal partnership has made the Humphreys County center a model for off-site campus expansion statewide. Nashville State Community College is the lead institution of higher learning for the 33,000 square foot facility located at 695 Holly Lane, in Waverly.
Both courses and student services at the Humphreys County Center for Higher Education match offerings at Nashville State’s main and other campuses. Students earn degrees and certificates in over 15 areas. The newest addition to offerings has evolved from the response to the workforce demands of the area. Working with program partners—businesses such as DuPont, Matheson Tri-Gas, Erachem Comilog, Chemetall, TVA and Temple-Inland—a curriculum was developed to train students to work as a member of a team that is responsible for the production process within an industry. The degree, Process Control Technology, has two concentration areas: Process Technician and Maintenance Technician.
For more information about the Humphreys County Center, please call 931-296-1739 or visit www.nscc.edu/waverly.
Since 2005 the Southeast Center has provided residents in southeast Davidson County with a variety of higher education opportunities at a convenient location. The Center is located on the campus of the former Tennessee Preparatory School at 1162 Foster Avenue, between Thompson Lane and Murfreesboro Pike, and is easily accessed from I-440, I-40, and I-24.
The Southeast Center continues to see phenomenal growth in student enrollment each year. Currently students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for Dual Enrollment, College Prep, Technical Certificates, English as a Second Language and general education courses that easily transfer to four year universities. Students also have the option of taking online courses through the center. To meet the demands of the current student population, classes are offered early morning, late night and weekends. The Southeast Center is able to provide the same quality education and helpful student services as on the main campus. Courses and programs offered continue to expand each semester to fulfill the academic goals of a dynamic and diverse student population.
For more information about the Southeast Center, contact 615-780-2760 or visit www.nscc.edu/sec.
The Renaissance Center
Nashville State has offered classes in Dickson for many years. Fall 2007 marked an expanded and more permanent presence when civic leaders asked the college to become the lead institution for higher education in Dickson County. Course offerings, enrollment and enthusiasm have risen each semester since that time.
In fall 2009, Nashville State joined Austin Peay State University in co-locating their Dickson programs at the Renaissance Center. NSCC’s Renaissance Center site provides a full array of general education transfer courses that may be applied to associate or bachelor’s degrees. Courses are available within the Business and Applied Arts, English and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Math & Science divisions, as well as learning support classes to prepare students for college-level work. Students also have the option of taking online courses through the center.
Resources available to Dickson students include admissions counseling, registration assistance, testing center, and computer lab. For more information about the Dickson site of Nashville State Community College, please call 615-740-5998 or visit www.nscc.edu/dickson.