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1000 Neal Street
Cookeville, TN 38501


Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

No Classes Wed, Nov. 25
No Classes and College Closed Nov. 26–29
College Opens and Classes Resume Mon, Nov. 30

Cookeville Higher Education Campus

Same location. New campus.

At the Cookeville Higher Education Campus, Nashville State has joined forces with Tennessee Tech and Vol State to offer a wider array of programs to Cookeville’s students and to expand student access and opportunities to advance their educations and careers. CHEC Website

Important Dates and Deadlines

No Classes Wed, Nov. 25
No Classes and College Closed Nov. 26–29
College Opens and Classes Resume Mon, Nov. 30

2015–2016 Academic Calendar (PDF)
Academic calendar dates for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016

November 2 - Financial Aid Spring 2016 Application Deadline

For Spring 2016: FAFSA and all required documents due Nov. 2 before 4:30pm.

Click HERE to complete your 2015-2016 FAFSA application.
Visit NSCC Financial Aid for more information.

  • ALL of your documents will need to be processed and approved before you can receive financial aid for the Spring 2016 semester.
  • To check your Financial Aid status:
    1. Log in to myNSCC
    2. Click My Self Service
    3. Click Financial Aid
    4. Click Financial Aid Status
    5. Under the 2015-2016 Financial Aid Status option, see the unsatisfied student requirements section.


Spring 2016 Registration Begins November 9

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 2 Financial Aid Spring 2016 Application Deadline
FAFSA & All Required Documents Due by 4:30 PM.
Nov 9–Jan 10 Registration Period (15-week term)
Registration available via MyNSCC.
Dec 10 First Purge: Pay Spring ‘16 Semester Fees
Pay in person before 4:30 PM
Pay online before 8:00 PM (including deferred payment)
Classes dropped if fees not paid by this time.
Dec 10–11 Registration Unavailable
12:00 PM, Dec 10–6:00 AM, Dec 11
Dec 17 Second Purge: Pay Spring ‘16 Semester Fees
Pay in person before 4:30 PM
Pay online before 8:00 PM (including deferred payment)
Classes dropped if fees not paid by this time.
Dec 25–Jan 3 Campus Closed for Holidays
Jan 10 Third Purge: Pay Spring ‘16 Semester Fees
Pay online before 8:00 PM (including deferred payment)
Classes dropped if fees not paid by this time.
Jan 11–18 Late Registration with $25 late fee.
Fee Waivers due Fri, Jan 15 before 4:00 PM
Registration available 6:00 AM–8:00 PM
Classes dropped if fees not paid same day student registers (including deferred payment)
Jan 18 Campus Closed for MLK Holiday
Jan 25 4:00 PM Direct Deposit Enrollment Deadline
to avoid refund delays

Registration with Fee Waiver/Discount Forms

Fee Waivers due Friday, Jan 15 before 4:00 PM
Dec 22–Jan 15 TBR & UT Employees 8:00 AM, Dec 22 — 4:00 PM, Jan 15
Jan 11–15 State Employees, Senior Citizens, Audit Students & Students using Disability Fee Waivers 8:00 AM, Jan 11–4:00 PM, Jan 15
Jan 11–15 Audit Students: Register on campus.
Jan 11–15 Senior Citizens Auditing for Free To avoid having classes dropped for non-payment, have tuition/fees waived at Bursar's Office/Cashier Window on campus.
Jan 18 8:00 PM Deferred Payment Enrollment Deadline QuikPAY Online Payment Plan
Jan 19 Regular Classes Begin

Spring 2016 First 7-Week Session

Nov 9–Jan 10 Registration Period Pay fees as listed with Regular Spring Session
Jan 11–18 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee
Jan 19 Classes Begin

Spring 2016 Second 7-Week Session

Nov 9–Mar 10 Registration Period
Mar 11 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee
Mar 14 Classes Begin


Prepare Now: Checklist for Attending Nashville State in Spring 2016

New Student Orientations

Cody Hall, NSCC Cookeville
1000 Neal Street, Cookeville, 38501 (Map)

Advising: Please reserve your seat for an upcoming NSCC Cookeville New Student Orientation to meet with your assigned academic advisor. For academic advising appointments after New Student Orientation, please contact Brittany Copley: bcopley@cookevillecampus.org or 931-520-0551 ext. 125.

Date Day Time / Location
Dec 4 Fri 9:00 am - Cody Hall
Jan 4 Mon 9:00 am - Cody Hall

Please sign up early as Cookeville New Student Orientations fill up quickly: Reserve your seat.

Contact: Brittany Copley, NSCC Cookeville Admissions Clerk
Phone: 931-520-0551, ext 125
E-mail: bcopley@cookevillecampus.org

CHEC Bookstore

Our bookstore has everything you need to succeed. Search for course materials at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus Bookstore: chec.bncollege.com

CHEC Student Testing Center

Cookeville Higher Education Campus Student Testing Center: Schedule an Exam

Career Services

For Employers

Post a Position
Employers may list positions (Part-Time/Full-Time, Internships, Co-op) online. College Central Network is the official job posting service for employers targeting Nashville State Community College students and alumni. Click on the College Central Network logo below to post job opportunities for our students and alumni.
Post jobs targeting Nashville State Community College students and alumni.

For Students

Find a Position
Students can view positions posted with the NSCC Cookeville location in the student lounge area, or online. NSCC uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service for students and graduates. Local employers post jobs exclusively to our school via the CCN site. Students and alumni can create their own account profile to view and apply to Internships, Co-op Opportunities and Part/Full-time positons. After creating an account, students and alumni also have access to various resources such as career podcast, resume templates, job search tips and much more.
Click the College Central Network logo to create your account.
Search jobs posted at Nashville State Community College

Contact: NSCC Main Campus Career Services
Phone: 615-353-3248
E-mail: careerservices@nscc.edu
Website: Career Services

Class Schedules


Tim Dean
Tim Dean is Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Nashville State’s Cookeville location. Starting as an adjunct instructor in 1994, then teaching full-time since 1995, Tim has taught classes in Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Computer Technology, and Physical Science. Tim has seen the Cookeville location grow from fewer than 50 students, with classes held in borrowed facilities, to over 800 students in the current 72,000 square foot building. Tim received his B.S. Electrical Engineering (1992), M.S. Electrical Engineering (1995), and Ph.D. Engineering (2004) from Tennessee Technological University. Tim and his wife Lisa live in Cookeville with their four children. He enjoys spending as much time with family as possible, participating in cross country races with his children, gardening, and church activities.

John (Jody) Mantle
Jody Mantle earned a B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University (1994), a M.S. from Vanderbilt University (1997), and has been teaching all levels of undergraduate mathematics for 15 years. Starting as a Vanderbilt University teaching assistant, Jody was an adjunct instructor at Cumberland University for four years, and has been a full-time instructor at Nashville State’s Cookeville location since 2004. He currently resides in Cookeville with his wife Cindy and several furry friends. He is passionate about music, movies, baseball, football, and especially math and science.

Ami Renee Price
Ami Renee Price (formerly Ami Massengill), Assistant Professor of English, has been teaching full-time at Nashville State Community College since August 2005. She received her M.A. in English from Tennessee Technological University in 2005. Ami teaches a wide variety of classes, including English Composition I and II, College Success, British Literature, Fiction, and Themes in Literature and Culture. She enjoys teaching because it enables her to be in the discourse community of composition and literature. In her spare time, she enjoys books and travel. Ami has been teaching in study abroad programs as a member of the Tennessee Consortium of International Studies since 2010. She teaches ENGL 2220 (Survey of British Literature II) in Ireland and ENGL 2030 (Themes in Literature & Culture) in Scotland.

Kelvin Norman
Kelvin Norman, Assistant Professor, teaches information technology courses at Nashville State’s Cookeville location as part of the Computer Networking Technology and Computer Technology A.A.S. degree programs. He specializes in teaching the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum, preparing students for the CCNA certification, as well as for careers in network administration and design. Beginning his career at Nashville State in 2003, Kelvin has taught various courses related to computer hardware, operating systems, Web design and networking. A former naval officer, he received a B.S. degree in Physical Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985. He is currently a graduate student in the Ed.D. program at Trevecca Nazarene University, where he had received a M.Ed. degree in Instructional Technology (2006). His professional certifications include Cisco CCNA, CCAI, COMPTIA A+ and Network +. When not working or studying, Kelvin enjoys playing the banjo and the fiddle.

Carolyn Powell
Carolyn Powell received an A.A. in History from the College of Lake County in Illinois (2001), then completed a B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2003). While an undergraduate, she worked at the Field Museum in Chicago, assisting with the conservation and preservation of many objects in their extensive anthropology collection. She also assisted with setting up and taking down of both the Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years exhibit and the Macchu-Pichu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas exhibit. After relocating with her husband to Tennessee, she attended Middle Tennessee State University for her graduate studies where she earned a M.A. in History with a concentration in Public History (2010). Her thesis topic examined the relationship between the community of Crossville, Tennessee, and Camp Crossville, a prisoner of war camp in operation during World War II that housed over a thousand German and Italian enemy officers and servicemen. Carolyn enjoys reading, travel and hiking with her dogs.

Michelle Van Wagoner
Michelle Van Wagoner earned an Associate of Arts from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Memphis and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Texas State University at San Marcos. Ms. Van Wagoner joined the NSCC faculty in the fall of 2008. She previously taught at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.

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