The purpose of the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management division is to provide comprehensive student services that will assist students in achieving educational objectives and enable students in developing relationships and experiences that promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is organized into departments to serve the needs of students outside the classroom. Students should become familiar with the opportunities that these offices provide and should develop an educational plan that includes solid academic preparation, student activities, and social and professional organizations.
Students are provided academic advising through their Student Success Advisor and/or faculty advisor. All new students are assigned a Student Success Advisor after being fully admitted into the institution. Student Success advisors help students identify ways to increase their academic success at NSCC. This includes academic advising, success coaching, and campus referrals. The primary goal of Student Success Advising is to foster connections between students and institutional support services. Student Success Advisors will support students throughout their time at NSCC.
Faculty advisors are specialized advisors assigned by academic departments. AAS students are assigned a faculty advisor upon admittance. All other students are assigned a faculty advisor upon successful completion of 20 college-level credits.
New NSCC Students: Students will meet with a Student Success Advisor/ Faculty to register for classes. The goals of this meeting are to provide students with guidance in selecting appropriate courses, based on a student’s intended degree program, and introduce students to academic and student support resources.
Continuing Students: Students should meet with their advisor(s) each semester before registering for classes and during the semester as needed. Students can find their advisor through myNSCC by clicking on the Advising Resources link on the left side.
Students must personally assume the responsibility for completing all requirements established by the college for their degrees or certificates. A student’s advisor may not assume these responsibilities.
Any substitution, waiver, or exemption
New Student Orientation
All new first-time degree-seeking students must view the online New Student Orientation video. This video can be found at www.nscc.edu/admissions/new-student-orientation. Additionally, all students are encouraged to attend orientation in person. These orientations are offered on multiple campuses. Dates and times of upcoming orientations can be found at www.nscc.edu/admissions/new-student-orientation. During orientation on campus, students will learn about available student resources, take a campus tour, learn more about the classroom experience and how to navigate Nashville State’s technology systems for students, as well as register for classes. Questions about online or in-person new student orientation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Mentor Program
Nashville State supports a peer mentoring program designed to provide new students with a current NSCC student who has successfully completed at least six credit hours of college-level coursework. Mentors help mentees navigate toward a successful start at NSCC by setting realistic and timely goals and connecting them with campus and community resources when challenges
arise. The program currently serves around 150 students with an emphasis on first-time, full-time freshmen. Mentees are assigned to mentors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mentors work with mentees through the completion of their first two semesters at Nashville State.
For more information about the peer mentoring program at Nashville State, please reach out to Lindsay Hager at Lindsay.Hager@nscc.edu or 615-353-3424.
Initial Course Placement
The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in reading, writing, and/or math before enrolling in college-level courses or that students enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop the necessary competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, high school GPA or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in reading, writing, and/or math. Students who place into the lowest levels in reading, writing, and math should take the necessary course and co-requisites in reading and writing before attempting mathematics.
Students who are placed into a co-requisite experience in reading, writing or math may challenge the initial placement by taking the ACCUPLACER placement test in one or all three areas: Elementary Algebra, Reading Comprehension, or Sentence Skills. ACCUPLACER testing is administered by the Nashville State Testing Center.
Prerequisites and Co-requisites for NSCC Courses
Students entering Nashville State Community College will be classified as Level 1 in reading, writing (English), and mathematics unless placement scores indicate otherwise. Level 1 students enroll in co-requisite learning support classes to facilitate their success in college-level work in their degree program. Level 2 students are deemed to be college-ready in these areas and are not required to enroll in co-requisite support classes.
Levels for English
||High School GPA
||ACCUPLACER Next Generation
||ACT English sub-score
||SAT Critical Reading
||3.5 or below
||249 or below
||17 or below
||440 or below
||ENGL 1010 + ENGL 0815
||3.6 or above
||250 or above
||18 or above
||450 or above
Levels for Mathematics
||High School GPA
||ACCUPLACER Next Generation
||ACT Math sub-score
||3.5 or below
||249 or below
||18 or below
||Math: 450 or below
||MATH 1000 + 0815 , MATH 1010 + MATH 0825 , MATH 1530 + 0835 , MATH 1630 + 0845
||3.6 or above
||250 or above
||Math: 460 or above
||MATH 1000 (for SAILS completers only),MATH 1010 , 1130 , 1410 , 1530 , 1630 , or 1710
||27 or above
||MATH 1720 , MATH 1730 , 1830 or below
||29 or above
||Composite: 1290 or above
||MATH 1910 or below
Levels for Reading
||High School GPA
||ACCUPLACER Next Generation
||ACT Reading sub-score
||SAT Critical Reading
||3.5 or below
||249 or below
||18 or below
||450 or below
||Designated college-level course + READ 0815
||3.6 or above
||250 or above
||19 or above
||460 or above
||College-level course that requires Level 2 in Reading
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Students who speak English as a second language may receive special assistance in the Learning Center and from ESL specialists at the college. For further information, contact the ESL Coordinator at 615-353-3390 or visit www.nscc.edu/admissions/esl.
The Access Center utilizes a person-centered approach to work with students with documented physical, emotional, and/or learning disabilities. Access Center coordinators work with eligible students and liaise closely with students and faculty throughout their time at Nashville State. Students are responsible for completing the online application, submitting documentation, and communicating accommodation needs and concerns to faculty/staff. The Access Center is responsible for reviewing documentation, setting up and completing an intake interview, informing faculty of accommodations, and coordinating support.The process from reviewing documentation to setting accommodations is typically two weeks. However, it depends on the student providing documentation and completing the intake interview.
Access Center personnel also assist in reading/scribing for tests with student accommodation approval and securing appropriate assistive technology for students.
Accommodated testing: Students approved for testing accommodations are responsible for communicating with instructors about their testing accommodation needs at least 72 hours in advance. Instructors are responsible for submitting the ADA test proctor form to the Testing Center at least two business days before the test date. Students making testing appointments must do so at least two business days in advance through AIM (Accessible Information Management). Access Center then coordinates with the Testing Center (all campuses) to arrange testing space and ensure student accommodation needs are communicated. Please note that all testing requests for midterms and finals week must be made one week in advance.
For further information, contact the Access Center at 615-353-3363 or visit www.nscc.edu/access-center.
Nashville State Community College does not offer housing to students. Students in need of housing should seek out options independently as early as possible.
Nashville State has honor, social, and professional clubs. Constitutions of all organizations are on file in the office of the Director of Student Life (S-103) as part of the student organization registration process.. Any organization not currently registered with the Office of Student Life is not recognized as part of the college community.
The organization and administration of student activities is a function of the Director of Student Life under the supervision of the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. For more information, contact the Student Life Director at 615-353-3572.
Student Government Association (SGA)
Student Participation in Campus Decision-Making
The Student Government Association represents the student body at Nashville State. The SGA serves the vital role of liaison between the campus administration and the student body. A designated member of the SGA is a member of the President’s Cabinet, which is the policy-making committee of the college.
The SGA is charged with the responsibility of communicating the ideas and opinions of the student body at-large to the administration of the college. Members of the SGA Executive Board are elected by popular vote and serve for a term of one year.
The SGA office is located in the Student Services Center, S-114 on the White Bridge Road Campus, in room 1234 at the Southeast Campus or SGA is available via e-mail at email@example.com.
All standing committees at the college include a student representative. It is the responsibility of each standing committee chair to appoint, or contact the SGA president for help appointing, a student representative to each campus committee.
Elections for new Student Government Association officers are held in the spring for the next academic year.
SGA Officers serve for one academic year (Fall and Spring).
All student publications at Nashville State may serve as forums for the expression of ideas concerning issues and events of interest. Views expressed in the publications are not necessarily the views of the student body as a whole, the college, or the Tennessee Board of Regents.
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) at NSCC
Architectural and Construction Student Association
Honors College Association
Kappa Beta Delta (Business Honors Society)
National Society of Leadership and Success
Phi Theta Kappa
Ping Pong Club
Science Student Association
Social Work Club
Southern Word at NSCC
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
Student Occupational Therapy Assistants Organization (SOTA)
Student Veterans Organization
Surgical Technology Student Organization
Tau Alpha Phi
Visual Arts Society
Those interested in starting a new student organization should contact Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting and begin the process.
Student Photo ID
Student identification cards (Student ID) display a photo, name, and A number of the student. The ID is valid as long as the student is actively enrolled in classes. There are other community services and/or activities that the photo ID can be used for discounts.
Although having a photo ID is not mandatory, students and employees are encouraged to obtain a card during their first semester.
The initial student photo ID card will be issued free of charge. There will be a $10 replacement fee assessed for cards that are lost, damaged, stolen or those that require a name change.
To receive a student photo ID the student must provide their A# and the technician will verify enrollment. One of the following items will need to be presented for the photo ID to be issued:
- A valid State of Tennessee photo ID
- An original birth certificate
- A passport
The student photo id is valid as long as the student is enrolled.
Satellite campus student photo ID services are offered at each individual campus. Please visit www.edu/photo-id for up-to-date hours of operation and location For more information, contact Student Life 615-353-3572, or visit www.nscc.edu/student-liemail email@example.com.
Nashville State is a member of the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS). Study Abroad takes students around the world for summer semester experiences. To participate in Study Abroad, students must be at least 18 years old, have completed 12 college-level credits at Nashville State Community College, and be in good standing. For details about the programs, visit www.tncis.org. NSCC offers a scholarship of 50% of the TnCIS program cost. The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis. If you are interested in study abroad or the study abroad scholarship, visit the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in Room W-5 on the White Bridge Road Campus, or call 615-353-3261.
Costs associated with Study Abroad are eligible to be paid by financial aid. It is necessary to plan the use of aid, usually a year in advance, to allow that eligible funds are available to pay for the program. Students should contact the Financial Aid office at 615-353-3250 to discuss the possibility of using their aid package for this purpose.
Student Right to Know Policy
Information about graduation rates of Nashville State Community College students is available from the Office of Institutional Research. The college complies with the Student-Right-to-Know legislation.
Nashville State Community College is not responsible for bodily harm and/or death to participants in any voluntary organizations or activities, including activities in which risk is incurred. Nashville State Community College, as an agency of the State of Tennessee, is not liable for claims resulting from injury and/or death incurred in such participation. Members of college faculty and staff may not be held liable unless personal negligence occurs.
Rights and Responsibilities of Nashville State Community College
The college shall have such rights and responsibilities as are necessary and desirable for the college to achieve its purposes. The Tennessee Board of Regents specifically confirms the following rights to the college:
- To establish regulations concerning the use and abuse of college property and to assess students with claims of damage of such abuse.
- To withhold grades and transcripts of credit until all claims have been paid.
- To dismiss, in the absence of specific regulations, any student, at any time, for cause deemed by the college to be in the best interest of the student’s emotional or physical safety or the well-being of the college community.
- To establish standards of conduct and manners on the campus within the range of conventions of good taste.
- To establish traffic regulations on campus, provide for the registration of all vehicles using the campus, and enforce such regulations as established.
- To supervise the scheduling of meetings and activities of student organizations.
This list is not all-inclusive and in no way limits the rights, responsibilities, and authority the college now has. It simply describes some of the rights, responsibilities, and authority which have been vested in it.
Nashville State Community College makes available to all students information relative to the NSCC security policies and procedures. The Police/Security department’s crime statistics and policies may be found online at www.nscc.edu/safety-and-security.
The Police/Security Office is located in E-14, and the Security Station is in the lobby of the Student Services Center, adjacent to the campus bookstore. Safety and Security assistance is provided at all NSCC campuses. Information about on-campus crime rates is available online.
Student Complaints, Grievances, and Appeals
Procedures exist to handle student complaints, grievances, and appeals. Information about the procedure is available in the Student Handbook or from the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at 615-353-3261.
Student Code of Conduct
Nashville State Community College students are citizens of the community and are expected to maintain acceptable standards of conduct. Admission to Nashville State Community College carries with it privileges and responsibilities.
The Tennessee Board of Regents has authorized institutions under its jurisdiction to take action as may be necessary to maintain campus conditions and preserve the integrity of the institution and its educational environment.
In an effort to provide a secure and stimulating atmosphere, Nashville State Community College has developed a Student Code of Conduct which is contained in the Nashville State Community College Student Handbook . The Student Code of Conduct is intended to govern student conduct on the campuses of Nashville State Community College.
Additionally, students are subject to all local, state, and national laws and ordinances. Should a student violate such laws or ordinances in a manner that adversely affects the institution’s pursuit of its educational objectives, the college may enforce its own regulations regardless of any proceedings instituted by other authorities. Conversely, violation of any section of the Code of Conduct may subject a student to disciplinary measures by the institution whether or not such conduct is simultaneously a violation of local, state, or national laws.
Generally, through appropriate due process procedures, institutional disciplinary measures shall be imposed for conduct that adversely affects the institution’s pursuit of educational objectives, which violates or exhibits a disregard for the rights of other members of the academic community, or which endangers property or persons on college or college-controlled property.
When students are unable to pursue their academic work effectively, when their behavior is disruptive to the educational process of the college or detrimental to themselves or others, they may voluntarily withdraw, be involuntarily withdrawn, or be temporarily suspended from the college.
Statement of Values
John E. Mayfield Library
- The John E. Mayfield Library facilitates learning and research for Nashville State students, staff, and faculty by providing:An extensive collection of physical and online materials to cover course needs;
- Information literacy instruction
- Research and computer skills workshops
- Research assistance available on a walk-in basis, as well as by instant messenger, email, phone, and text;
- Access to open computers, scanners, and printers; and
- Space for private and group study.
Online library resources are available 24 hours a day and are accessible from anywhere. All electronic resources can be accessed with a student A# and myNSCC password. For more information on library services visit https://nscc.libguides.com/mayfieldlibraryservices.
To access materials not available at Nashville State, the library provides interlibrary loan services for current students and faculty. Nashville State students may use other TBR/UT libraries with check-out privileges. Proof of being a current student is required.
The Testing Center
(Phone: 615-353-3564; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.nscc.edu/testing-center)
The Nashville State Community College White Bridge Road Campus (WBR) Testing Center is located in the Student Services Building, Room 217. This Center is a nationally certified NCTA testing facility that provides proctoring services for NSCC students, faculty, and staff.
The Testing Center adheres to the Tennessee Board of Regents’ admission requirements by offering Next Generation ACCUPLACER assessment testing in Math, Sentence Skills, and Reading for incoming students.
In addition, the Testing Center provides secure and monitored proctoring for Nashville State Community College students with departmental make-up exams, web course exams, program exit exams, graduation exit exams, credit by departmental exams, and TN eCampus exams. Students may also schedule to take any of the 33 CollegeBoard College Level Examination Program exams (CLEP) to earn immediate college credit.
Nashville State Community College offers testing at each of our campus locations. Visit www.nscc.edu/testing-center and select your preferred campus for the complete Testing Center guidelines and schedule a testing appointment.
is are required. Students must register online at least two business days in advance at: www.nscc.edu/testing-center. All students are encouraged to register early for mid-term and final exams. Students must bring current valid photo identification to each appointment.
Please find contact information for each Testing Center below:
Clarksville Campus 931-472-3455 ClarksvilleTestingCenter@nscc.edu
Dickson Campus 615-740-5998 DicksonTestingCenter@nscc.edu
Humphreys County 931-296-1739 HumphreyscountytestingCenter@nscc.edu
Campus ext. 323
North Davidson Campus 629-208-7400 NorthDavidson@nscc.edu
Southeast Campus 615-916-5854 SoutheastTestingCenter@nscc.edu
Nashville WBR Campus 615-353-3564 Testing.Center@nscc.edu
Minor children must be supervised at all times while on campus. Children may not be left unattended while a parent or guardian is testing. For more information, please see the Student Handbook .
*Accommodated testing: Students with approved ADA accommodations are required to schedule testing appointments with the Access Center at least two business days in advance of the requested appointment date. The Testing Center works with the Access Center to provide proctoring for scheduled ADA appointments; ensuring all requested accommodations are provided.
*For comprehensive information regarding ADA accommodated testing, contact the Access Center at 615-353-3721, 615-353-3741, or visit www.nscc.edu/access-center.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center, located inside of the Mayfield Library, offers all Nashville State Community College students free academic assistance for their courses. Tutoring is offered both in-person and virtually and is available on a drop-in basis or by appointment. Supported subject areas include mathematics, science, writing, and accounting. Students also have access to a computer lab with over 60 computers any time the Learning Center is open.
To check tutoring schedules, use the Writing chat function, or sign up for a workshop, visit the Learning Center website at www.nscc.edu/learning-center.
The Welcome Center and Career Services Office assists transfer, A.A.S. degree, and Technical Certificate seeking students and graduates with career decision-making and planning, development of applied employability skills, and providing connections to employment opportunities. Companies utilize Career Services to locate and recruit qualified students for part-time and full-time employment as well as internship positions.
While the Welcome Center and Career Services Office does not operate as an employment agency or guarantee employment to those individuals utilizing the services provided, the office continuously seeks to build new relationships with area businesses and organizations in order to meet the job needs of graduates and employers. Detailed statistics on graduate employment may be requested through the office and are posted on the Career Services webpage.
Employers with job opportunities may post an open position on the college’s career management system, College Central Network. Postings are free and the best way to reach the greatest number of potential candidates. All currently enrolled students have accounts created in College Central Network and are encouraged to upload their resumes and other portfolio material to the system. For more information about how to post a job, email the Welcome Center and Career Services office at CareerServices@nscc.edu.
Services and Events
Services and events sponsored by the office include career exploration and planning, mock interviews, resume reviews, career and job fairs, workshops, classroom presentations, job postings via College Central Network, and internship opportunities.
Career services are available to all current students and alumni.
Career Exploration and Planning
The Welcome Center and Career Services Office provides career counseling to guide prospective and current students through the career exploration and planning process. Students can make an appointment with a sraff member to take a career assessment, explore options by utilizing online resources and labor market information, choose an appropriate major, develop an action plan to meet long-term objectives, and connect with industry professionals through job shadowing.
Work Based Learning and Related Work Experience Opportunities
For transfer, A.A.S. degree or Technical Certificate seeking students, the Welcome Center and Career Services office can assist in locating a work opportunity that can enhance student skills sets and/or provide students with an applied learning experience.
Transfer students who are planning to complete a Bachelor’s degree can utilize College Central Network, attend the Job Fair, or use job search engines to locate and apply for a part time employment opportunity that can provide related work experience. Even if the position is not directly related to a specific major, the skills learned and developed through the job can be transferred to a future position, including a potential major-related internship.
Students in A.A.S. degree and Technical Certificate programs may be eligible to participate in an Internship opportunity. Internships are partnerships between the college and local employers that enable students to work in areas related to their major fields of study, potentially earning academic credit as well as a paycheck. Students interested in the internship program must meet all eligibility requirements which can be found on the Welcome Center and Career Services office website or by contacting the Career Services office. Applications are available on the website also. All guidelines of the internship program must be followed in order for students to be eligible to participate in the program.
Workforce and Community Development (WCD)
WCD Mission Statement
Deliver high quality, customized, professional development and workforce training for the Middle TN Community
The Office of Workforce & Community Development provides non-college credit workforce training. In conjunction with business and industry workforce demand in Middle TN, and the State of TN Economic Community Development analysis, the office places particular emphasis on advanced manufacturing, computer information technology, healthcare training and development. Workforce training is not limited to these disciplines; but focuses on them to align with the bigger scope of the geographic region.
In addition, the Office of Workforce & Community Development contributes to the statewide efforts in attracting new businesses and retaining existing businesses. WCD works with local economic community development entities to fill the workforce pipeline with talented professionals. This can include creating apprenticeships, assisting with hiring activities, and assisting in the creation of student work-based learning.
In order to achieve its mission, the Workforce & Community Development office uses the following technique:
- Introduce business, industry, and community stakeholders to training and development
- Facilitate meetings and workshops to discuss workforce and training challenges
- Identify strategic, achievable solutions
- Implement customized training programs with measurable results
- Develop and analyze training metrics to confirm desired results have been accomplished
- Maintain positive, collaborative business and industry partnerships for continuous training and development opportunities
This comprehensive approach systematically integrates the TBR TNTrained four-step process (Consult, Design, Implement, and Evaluate) with concepts of the Six Sigma five-step DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control). In addition, it demonstrates the Nashville State commitment toward a student-focused process of work-based learning, internship/apprenticeship opportunities, professional development, for incumbent workers; and the partnership with industry, non-profit, and government partners to meet employment demand.
Internally, WCD works with the Director of IT Strategic Partnerships, the Welcome Center and Career Services department, and Academic Affairs Deans (Associate of Applied Science degree programs). This collaboration will ensure Nashville State provides talented resources to local businesses and industries. Co-ops, internships, apprenticeships, part-time and full-time employment opportunities for Nashville State students are a priority.
Externally, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is critical to the State of Tennessee in supporting American Job Centers and training workers. In addition, the local area Chambers of Commerce, the Nashville Technology Council, the Northern Middle Tennessee Workforce Development Board, and non-profit workforce entities are vital partners. WCD works with these organizations to offer professional development to incumbent workers as well as business and industry partners.
For the full catalog of Workforce and Community Development courses, see www.workforce.nscc.edu, call 615-353-3456 or 1-800-272-7363 ext. 3456.