Pellissippi State Community College — extending its outreach to adult and nontraditional college students — will launch a Weekend College starting with the spring 2018 semester.
Weekend College will include credit courses and free non-credit classes. Registration for spring credit classes opened Oct. 30.
“This semester, Pellissippi State paved the way for adult students to come to college free of tuition, but we understand that finances are not the only hindrance to adults enrolling in college,” said Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. “For adults and working students, traditional class times simply do not fit the bill.”
Weekend College is part of Pellissippi State’s ongoing outreach to adult students, which includes the launch of Reconnect Now this fall. Reconnect Now is a last-dollar scholarship that covers the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for qualified adults. Students who participate in the program at Pellissippi State this year may roll into the Tennessee Reconnect program when it launches in fall 2018.
“Weekend College opens the doors to more adult and nontraditional students. Saturday classes will make earning a college degree from Pellissippi State easier than ever,” Wise said.
All Weekend College classes will be offered at the college’s Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave.
Weekend College will launch with general education and other courses, from English Composition and Survey of Math Principles to General Psychology, Introduction to Electronic Health Records and Social Welfare. Through weekend-only classes, students can earn a general transfer degree or an associate degree in Early Childhood Education, Accounting, Business Administration or Social Work.
This semester, Pellissippi State piloted free lifelong learning (non-credit) classes at its Magnolia Avenue Campus, including options from Women’s Self Defense to Smart Cycling Traffic Skills, presented with the Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation. This spring, the college will offer more free non-credit classes each Saturday.