Mar 02, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook

Inventory of Programs


ACADEMIC INVENTORY - INVENTORY OF PROGRAMS

The scope of the academic program at Motlow State Community College provides the following alternatives for students: (1) an associate degree program designed for transfer purposes, or (2) an associate degree program designed for immediate career application, or (3) a concentrated, short-term certificate program. For each program of study completed toward receiving  the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Science degree, or the Associate of Applied Science degree, a student will identify a major and will select, when applicable, an area of emphasis/concentration in that major. The following chart is an inventory of programs available and the academic departments that oversee each program.

UNIVERSITY PARALLEL MAJOR (ASSOCIATE OF ARTS/ASSOCIATE OF FINE ARTS/ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE)

At Motlow State Community College, a student planning to transfer to a baccalaureate program may earn an Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Fine Arts Degree, or an Associate of Science Degree. The University Parallel Major in the associate degree program is the transfer program within which a student selects an area of emphasis. The General Studies area of emphasis provides students an opportunity to complete general-education requirements before moving into specialized study. The specific areas of emphasis in the University Parallel Major are:

Department

Major

Area of Emphasis

Degree

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Accounting

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social & Behavioral Sciences University Parallel African American Studies

Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)


Natural Science
 
University Parallel Agriculture-Animal Science Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Natural Science
 
University Parallel Agriculture-Business Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Humanities

University Parallel

Art (Studio)

Tennessee Transfer Pathway,  Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Humanities

University Parallel Art (Studio) Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

Natural Science
 
University Parallel Bioinformatics, Athens State Associate of Science (A.S.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Biology

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Business Administration

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Chemistry

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Civil Engineering

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Computer Science

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel
Concrete Management, Middle Tennessee State University
 
Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

University Parallel

Criminal Justice Administration

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel Distilled Spirits Associate of Science (A.S.)

Education

University Parallel

Early Childhood Education, Tennessee State University

Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Economics

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Electrical Engineering

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Education

University Parallel

Elementary Education, Athens State

Associate of Science (A.S.)

Education

University Parallel

Elementary Education, Lipscomb

Associate of Science (A.S.)

Languages

University Parallel

English

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Education University Parallel Family and Consumer Science

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Natural Science University Parallel Fermentation

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel Finance

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Languages

University Parallel

Foreign Language

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Humanities

University Parallel

General Studies Track 1

Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Humanities

University Parallel

General Studies Track 2

Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Nursing and Allied Health University Parallel Health Sciences

Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

University Parallel

History

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Information Systems

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel Management

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel Marketing

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Humanities

University Parallel

Mass Communications

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Mathematics

University Parallel

Mathematics

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Mechanical Engineering

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Humanities University Parallel Music

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Physics

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

University Parallel

Political Science

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Natural Science

University Parallel Pre-Clinical Lab Sciences Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Pre-Health Professions (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine)

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

University Parallel

Pre-Law

Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Pre-Physical Therapy

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

University Parallel

Psychology

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

University Parallel

Social Work

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

University Parallel

Sociology

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Humanities

University Parallel

Speech and Theatre

Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel Sport & Leisure Management

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Humanities University Parallel Theatre Arts

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Program Learning Outcomes

AA & AS University Parallel  (CIP: 16.24.0101.01)
Students who successfully complete a transfer degree program at Motlow will exhibit competency in the following general education learning outcomes:
  • Achieve specific purpose via written and/or oral presentations and projects with attention to proper diction, grammar, formatting, and awareness of audience needs (Communication)
  • Use data, graphs, and tables to analyze and represent statistical reasoning (Mathematics)
  • Use mathematics to solve problems and test the logic of solutions (Mathematics)
  • Distinguish between scientific and non-scientific explanations via basic scientific language and processes and use scientific experimentation, hypothesis, and analysis to solve problems or address issues of a scientific nature (Natural Sciences)
  • Appreciate, explain, and evaluate the ways in which humanistic and artistic expression throughout the ages express the diverse culture(s) and value(s) of its respective time and place (Humanities)
  • Critically recognize and articulate how individuals are influenced by political, geographical, economic, cultural, psychological, and familial institutions in their own and other diverse cultures (Social Sciences)
  • Remember, compare, and evaluate the historical diversity of human experiences across times periods from political, geographic, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual perspectives (Social Sciences)

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN TEACHING

The Associate of Science in Teaching degree has been implemented throughout the Tennessee Board of Regents system to facilitate entry of transfer students from community colleges into university teacher education programs. A common curriculum applicable to all community colleges and acceptable to most public Tennessee universities is prescribed. Admission, retention, and graduation requirements are the same as those published in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog with the additional requirement that students who qualify for the A.S.T. must satisfy the following:

  1. Attainment of a cumulative 2.75 grade point average
  2. Successful completion of the Core Academic Skills for Educators (or a composite score of 22 or greater on the enhanced ACT or a combined verbal and mathematical score of 1020 or greater on the recentered SAT),
  3. Achievement of satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession
  4. Achievement of “C” or better in ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  and each of the Mathematics (MATH) and Education (EDU) courses in the curriculum.

Department

Major

Area of Emphasis

Degree

Education

Teaching Pre K-3

Early Childhood Education (PreK–3)

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.)

Education Teaching K-5 Elementary Education (K–5)

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.)

Education Secondary Education Secondary Education - English

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.)

Education Secondary Education Secondary Education - Mathematics

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.)

Education Secondary Education Secondary Education - Social Studies

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.)

Education Special Education Special Education

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.)

Program Learning Outcomes

AST Teaching  (CIP: 08.13.0101.00)
Upon completion of the AST in Teaching Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • apply research-based pedagogical concepts in the classroom.
  • create effective lesson plans that are developmentally appropriate.
  • implement teaching strategies that align with universal design.
  • pass the PRAXIS Core exam.
  • create a comprehensive teacher candidate portfolio.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Department

Major Area of Emphasis Degree

Business & Technology

Business Accounting Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Business & Technology Business Business Office

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology Computer Information Technology Cyber Defense

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology

Entrepreneurship Digital Agronomy Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Business & Technology Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Career Readiness Mechatronics Technology Mechatronics Technology

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Nursing & Allied Health Medical Laboratory Technology Medical Laboratory Technology

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology Business Medical Office

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Nursing & Allied Health Nursing Nursing

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Nursing & Allied Health Emergency Medical Services Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Career Readiness Mechatronics Technology Robotics 

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology Business Supply Chain Management

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

BUSINESS MAJOR

Motlow State Community College offers a Business major with the following concentrations: Accounting, Business Office, Management, and Medical Office.  This major prepares students for a variety of positions in the broad field of business. The Accounting concentration prepares students in a broad range of accounting fields, including accounting systems, record keeping, financial statements, tax accounting, budgeting, and other accounting areas. The Business Office concentration prepares students for a variety of positions in the field of business data processing. These two-year programs are for the student who does not intend to transfer to a four-year institution. The Associate of Applied Science is awarded.

The major core curriculum is designed to promote and achieve the following outcomes:

  • an understanding of fundamental business concepts and terminology
  • an understanding of fundamental management concepts and human resources utilization
  • an understanding of the accounting system applicable to business ownerships
  • an understanding of fundamental macroeconomics, microeconomics, and economic applications
  • an understanding of computer hardware and software applications
  • the ability to apply mathematical concepts for business-related problem solving and analysis and presentation of data
  • an understanding of principles of written business communications applying standard rules
  • an understanding of the legal aspects of a business environment
  • an understanding of business concepts and operations in a global environment

These two-year programs are all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs and are for the student who does not intend to transfer to a four-year institution. The Associate of Applied Science is awarded.

For information about the concentrations available, including required courses, please see the links below.

Accounting Concentration (A.A.S.)  

Business Office Concentration (A.A.S.)  

Supply Chain Management Concentration (A.A.S.)    

Medical Office Concentration (A.A.S.)  
 

Program Learning Outcomes

AAS Business  (CIP: 32.52.0201.01)
Upon completion of the AAS in Business Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, think critically, and develop problem-solving skills utilizing quantitative data in business situations through physical or virtual presence in writing, speaking, listening, and electronic media.
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of American free-enterprise system.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic interaction of supply and demand.
  • apply business and management knowledge through employability of skills.
  • interpret accounting information, marketing practices, and economic data and be creative with business solutions.


COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Program Learning Outcomes

AAS Computer Information Technology  (CIP: 06.11.0103.00)
Upon completion of the AAS in Computer Information Technology Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • utilize diverse disciplines to enhance communication, research, business, and technology skills in the workplace.
  • execute programming languages in the process of design and implementation while developing and maintaining software.
  • develop effective problem-management and decision-making skills.
  • demonstrate various networking media and connections to explain the features and capabilities of networking software.
  • demonstrate skill and knowledge in preparation for industry-recognized certification examinations.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES MAJOR

Program Learning Outcomes

AAS Paramedic  (CIP: 31.51.0904.00)
Upon completion of the AAS in Paramedic Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • practice in the role of the Desired Level.
  • apply a body of knowledge to determine safe and effective treatment and transportation of the sick and injured.
  • assess, implement, and evaluate care based on acceptable standards.
  • demonstrate ethical, legal, and professional accountability.
  • participate in activities which promote the advancement of Emergency Medical Services, as well as the individual’s practice as an EMS professional.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP MAJOR

Program Learning Outcomes

AAS Entrepreneurship  (CIP: 32.52.0701.00)
Upon completion of the AAS in Entrepreneurship Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • develop information-technology and communication-literacy skills.
  • learn initiative, self-direction, productivity, and accountability skills that are necessary to maintain their own business.
  • prepare financial statements, budgets, and other documents necessary to track and measure a business’s well-being.
  • develop broad market understanding and purchasing, sales, and service skills to effectively obtain and maintain market share.
  • develop decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • obtain practical experience through the project capstone course or an experiential learning practicum.

 

MECHATRONICS MAJOR

Program Learning Outcomes

AAS/Certificate Mechatronics Technology  (CIP: 09.15.0403.00)
Upon completion of the AAS in Mechatronics Technology Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the electrical components, electric motors, and mechanical components in a mechatronics system.
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic pneumatic, electro pneumatic, and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system.
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronics system.
  • demonstrate the ability to install, implement, and modify software tools used in mechatronics systems.
  • demonstrate the ability to use troubleshooting techniques, correct malfunctions, perform systematic preventative maintenance, and apply safety rules with respect to electrical components, mechanical components, electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in a mechatronics system


MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY MAJOR

Program Learning Outcomes

AAS Medical Laboratory Technology  (CIP: 31.51.1004.00)
Upon completion of the AAS in Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • demonstrate critical-thinking skills for inquiry and analysis, assimilation of facts and knowledge, and problem solving.
  • demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, analyze, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their role as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
  • demonstrate entry-level technical competency in all skills necessary to fulfill their role as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
  • demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication and mathematical reasoning.
  • demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of an entry-level Medical Laboratory Technician.
  • demonstrate the necessary knowledge to pass national certification examinations and meet the criteria for licensure established by the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board.
  • render professional and personal service to patients, physicians, other laboratory professionals, and the community.

 

NURSING MAJOR

Motlow State Community College offers a nursing major in a program leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Admission to the Nursing Program is selective. Upon completion of the program, graduates who are eligible, per criteria of the Tennessee Board of Nursing, may write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.


Program Learning Outcomes

AAS Nursing  (CIP: 31.51.3801.00)
Upon completion of the AAS in Nursing Program at Motlow State Community College, the graduate will exhibit competency in the following learning outcomes:
  • Professional Behaviors: Student will demonstrate professional behaviors in manner and conduct while caring for clients and interacting with peers and colleagues. These behaviors include practicing within the legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks of the nursing profession and taking accountability for nursing care provided.
  • Communication: Student will utilize therapeutic communication during interactions with clients, families, and members of the healthcare team using oral, written and electronic forms in order to promote client safety.
  • Assessment: Student will perform a physical and psychosocial assessment on all clients, taking into account cultural, spiritual, and growth/development factors.
  • Clinical Decision Making: Student will integrate theory content, psychomotor skills, and critical thinking while using the nursing process to make clinical decisions for safe and effective client care.
  • Caring Interventions: The student will demonstrate competence and caring to help clients reach their maximal level of health.
  • Teaching: The student will perform a learning needs assessment on all clients from which a teaching plan is developed, implemented, and evaluated.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to achieve client and organizational expected outcomes.
  • Coordination and Management: Manage individual clients and groups of clients using the skills of prioritization, collaboration, delegation, and supervision.


TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE OF CREDIT PROGRAMS

A certificate of credit program enables the college to provide a short-term program in a concentrated area of study as a means to acquire a specific body of knowledge and/or develop specific career skills. Certificate programs offer employment preparation opportunities and the opportunity to upgrade skills for those who are already employed. Courses successfully completed, and the credits earned as part of a certificate program, are acceptable toward an associate degree if the student wishes to continue his/her educational pursuits. The certificate programs are not designed for transfer to a four-year institution; however, the specific courses and hours completed as part of a certificate program may be used as part of a program of study that is intended for transfer. Certificate programs are available at Motlow in Mechatronics, Early Childhood Education, Supply Chain Management, Customer Service, and Emergency Medical Services.  These certificates may or may not be covered by Financial Aid.

 

Division

 Certificate

Business & Technology

Customer Service Certificate of Credit (21 credit hours)

Education

Early Childhood Education Technical Certificate of Credit (12 credit hours)

Education

Early Childhood Education Technical Certificate of Credit (24 credit hours)

Nursing and Allied Health

Emergency Medical Paramedic Certificate of Credit

Nursing and Allied Health

Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Certificate of Credit

Nursing and Allied Health

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Credit

Nursing and Allied Health

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Credit for High School Programs

Career Readiness

Mechatronics Certificate of Credit

Business & Technology

Supply Chain Management Certificate of Credit

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES EDUCATION

The purpose of the EMS Education is to prepare an EMS professional who demonstrates the competencies necessary to assume the role of emergency personnel as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services and to provide competent, qualified candidates eligible for licensure to meet the needs of the College’s eleven-county service area.

Classes are completed in an intense setting utilizing lecture, lab, and clinical training. Class size is limited and is filled on a first-to-qualify basis (EMT/AEMT). Paramedic is filled in a selection process with limited class size. Courses have the EMSA, EMSB AND EMSP discipline codes.

Motlow State Community College offers three tracks of educational training in emergency medical services.

  1. Emergency Medical Technician – Students take 16 credit hours, which include fundamentals, skills, and clinical/field experience. Upon successful conclusion of the course, students may take the National Registry Exam to obtain national certification as an EMT.
  2. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician – Students take 16 credit hours, which include fundamentals, skills, and clinical/field experience. Upon successful completion of the course, students may take the National Registry Exam to obtain national certification as an AEMT.
  3. Paramedic – Students take 43 credit hours, which include fundamentals, skills, and clinical/field experience. The paramedic training is completed in three semesters. Upon successful completion of the training, the student is eligible to take the National Registry Exam to obtain national certification as an EMT-Paramedic.


Program Learning Outcomes

Certificate Emergency Medical Technician  (CIP: 31.51.0904.02)
Upon completion of the Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • practice in the role of the Desired Level.
  • apply a body of knowledge to determine safe and effective treatment and transportation of the sick and injured.
  • assess, implement, and evaluate care based on acceptable standards.
  • demonstrate ethical, legal, and professional accountability.
  • participate in activities which promote the advancement of Emergency Medical Services, as well as the individual’s practice as an EMS professional.
 
Certificate Advanced Emergency Medical Technician  (CIP: 31.51.0904.03)
Upon completion of the Certificate in Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • practice in the role of the Desired Level.
  • apply a body of knowledge to determine safe and effective treatment and transportation of the sick and injured.
  • assess, implement, and evaluate care based on acceptable standards.
  • demonstrate ethical, legal, and professional accountability.
  • participate in activities which promote the advancement of Emergency Medical Services, as well as the individual’s practice as an EMS professional.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

Program Learning Outcomes

Certificate Early Childhood Education  (CIP: 12.19.0706.00)
Upon completion of the AAS in Early Childhood Education Program at Motlow State Community College, students will be able to…
  • promote child development and learning.
  • build family and community relationships.
  • use developmentally effective approaches.
  • use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum.
  • become a professional.

TECTA (TENNESSEE EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINING ALLIANCE)

Motlow State Community College is part of the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance, (TECTA) a statewide training system based on the belief that early childhood education personnel need to acquire recognized professional knowledge and skills to provide appropriate care and education for young children. TECTA is approved and sponsored by the Tennessee Board of Regents and funded through Tennessee State University (TSU) by the Department of Human Services (DHS) using federal funds. There are consortia of higher education institutions that serve all ninety-five Tennessee counties. Motlow is part of the consortium with Middle Tennessee State University that acts as the lead institution and TECTA center for Motlow. Classes are held at various Motlow locations. For more information, contact Tracy Harper by phone at 615-277-1695 (work) or 615-243-3059 (mobile) or via email.

OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

In response to special needs of persons in its service area, Motlow College develops special credit courses or identifies special groups of courses designed to meet specific educational objectives without a degree or a certificate of credit. Among these individual courses are emergency medical technology and a cluster of courses identified as the apprenticeship program.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The apprenticeship program is a group of courses designed to satisfy the 40-semester-credit-hours related studies requirement to obtain the journeyman’s card in the machinists’ trade from the U.S. Department of Labor. Completion of 8,000 hours of an on-the-job-training component must be negotiated between the student’s employer and the U.S. Department of Labor. Most of the related studies courses are listed with an IAT discipline code. For information about the apprenticeship program, contact the Department Lead of Business and Technology.

ADULT COLLEGE EXPRESS

The Adult College Express (ACE) Program is a fast-track program designed for the highly motivated, independent adult student focused on completing his or her degree. Classes are held one night each week for 5 weeks and last for 4 hours each night (except 4 hour courses which meet extra evenings) with additional group study nights. Students only take one ACE class at a time. The program normally takes 24 months to complete (excluding any required learning support courses). For more information about this program, contact the ACE Director at 615-220-7826.