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Student TestimonialNSCC not only has affordable tuition, but also offers a variety of classes and programs. The faculty are very knowledgeable, and assist me in advancing toward my educational goals.

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Humphreys County

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695 Holly Lane
Waverly, TN 37185


Monday–Thursday: 7:30 AM–6:00 PM; Friday: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Higher Education within your Reach

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  • Register into degree and certificate classes for program
    completion that reflects workforce demands in our area.
    • Industrial Process Control Technology
    • Pre-Nursing
    • Education, and many more
  • Take online classes, which are offered for
    your convenience to fit your busy schedule.
  • Attend smaller classes taught by qualified and
    experienced faculty.
  • Receive helpful student services from a caring staff
    ready to assist you.
  • Pay a lower tuition rate for a more affordable
    college education.
  • Qualify, and receive tuition funding through
    lottery scholarships and financial aid.
  • Join students just like you from Waverly, McEwen,
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  • Apply now for Summer and Fall 2016 semesters.

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New Student Orientations

Room 102, Humphreys County Campus
695 Holly Lane, Waverly, 37185 (Map)

Open to all first-time students that have applied to the college. Have your A# ready: faculty advisors will be available to help with advising/registration at the end of the information session.

Humphreys County Campus New Student Orientations Printable PDF

Date Day Time
June 9 Thursday 9:00 am
June 16 Thursday 9:00 am
June 23 Thursday 9:00 am
July 14 Thursday 9:00 am
July 21 Thursday 9:00 am
July 28 Thursday 9:00 am
August 4 Thursday 9:00 am
August 11 Thursday 9:00 am
August 18 Thursday 9:00 am

Please sign up early as Humphreys County Campus New Student Orientations fill up quickly: Reserve your seat.

Contact: Kim Zills, Humphreys County Campus Office Supervisor
Phone: 931-296-1739, ext 305
E-mail: Kim.Zills@nscc.edu


  • When was the last time you met with your advisor?
  • Have you made an appointment with your advisor?
  • Are you unsure about your major and need to speak with someone?
  • Did you know that students who meet with their advisor once a semester have the greatest success?

We encourage students to set up a time to speak with their advisor. This is a great way to prepare for your next semester and know which classes you will want to register.

Have you met with your advisor?
~ Look into majors
~ Figure out schedule
~ Find the best classes
~ Transfer or get a job?

What can your advisor do for you?
Your advisor is here to ensure that you have the necessary tools for academic success.

  • Your advisor will help you set realistic educational goals.
  • Your advisor will make sure you are in the major that best fits your career goals.
  • Your advisor will assist you in selecting the correct courses for your major.

NSCC Degree and Certificate Programs

Click Humphreys County Campus Directory for your campus’s faculty/staff contact info for advising.

Tennessee Promise Scholarship

TN Promise at Nashville State
~ TN Promise Students - Success Tips for Spring 2016
~ TN Promise Scholarship - High School Class of 2016 Seniors

High School Class of 2016 Seniors Must Apply by November 2: tennesseepromise.gov

TN Promise at NSCC Logo High school Class of 2016 seniors have from Aug 17–Nov 2, 2015, to enroll in Tennessee Promise, the state’s program that provides two years of community college or technical school tuition-free for any student graduating from a Tennessee high school. It includes a mentoring component, as well as a last-dollar scholarship to cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship or TSAA funds.

Bookstore Hours

Bookstore Hours — Humphreys County Campus

Sherry Hicks, Humphreys County Campus Bookstore Leader
Email: SHicks@follett.com

Bookstore Hours
Bookstore CLOSED 12:00–1:00 PM Daily for Lunch

  • Monday–Thursday: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
    Friday–Sunday: CLOSED

FAFSA Help - Financial Aid Workshops

Financial Aid Workshop every Thursday at 9:00 AM. Please call 931-296-1739 to reserve seating.

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

Testing Information and Hours

  • Make testing appointments online at least 24 hours prior to testing: www.registerblast.com/nsccwaverly/exam or phone 931-296-1739.
  • Students should arrive a minimum of one hour prior to testing center closing to allow adequate time for testing.
  • Testing Hours
    Monday: 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
    Thursday: 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
  • Humphreys County Campus Compass Assessment Exams
    For Compass Assessment test dates, instructions and registration information, please download this Printable PDF.
  • Humphreys County Campus Graduation Exit Exam For Exit Exam test dates, instructions and registration information, please download this Printable PDF

Open Computer Lab Hours

  • Semester Hours
    Monday–Thursday: 7:30 AM–8:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

NCCER Testing

A student seeking the Maintenance Technician concentration with four (4) or more years of experience as an electrician, instrumentation technician, millwright, or pipefitter may choose to take the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) skills assessment in place of certain coursework.

NCCER Assessment Instructions (Printable PDF Document)

NCCER Assessment Instructions

  2. Applicant must complete the Application for NCCER Assessment Testing.
  3. Any inaccuracies on the form may be reflected on the trainee, participant, or instructor transcript, training, or assessment records.
  4. Upon completion of the Application, Applicant will pay for the examination at the NSCC Humphreys County Campus office at 695 Holly Lane in Waverly, Tennessee.
  5. Payment of Assessment fees in the form of money order, check, cashier’s check, or cash only.
  6. Applicant will receive an email confirmation of testing payment and the date, time and location of assessment via email. This confirmation MUST BE BROUGHT ON ASSESSMENT DAY.
  7. Applicant must bring an official form of photo I.D. on the assessment day. Official forms are the following:
    • State Drivers License
    • U.S. Passport
    • I.D. Card from State DMV
    • Military I.D.
  8. No electronic devices are permitted in the assessment area.
  9. No one other than the person assessing is allowed in the building on test days. If you have someone bringing you to test, they cannot wait for you inside the building.
  10. Applicants are required to report 15 minutes prior to assessment.
  11. Once assessment fees are paid, there are no refunds.
  12. Calculators may be used but will not be provided by the accredited assessment site.
  13. DuPont assessments include three assessments per set which requires 6 hours of assessment time, please plan accordingly. Each assessment has a two hour time limit. No assessment will begin early.
  14. DuPont assessment set fees are $375.00.
  15. Any single assessment fee is $125.00.

If you have any further questions concerning NCCER assessment, please feel free to contact:


Class Schedules

Campus Map and Driving Directions

Campus Evacuation and Safe Area Plan

Humphreys County Campus Evacuation and Safe Area Plan (PDF)

  • In case of FIRE, find the nearest exit. Once outside, move a safe distance away from the building.
  • FIRST AID kits are located in the office by the front entrance, and in Security.
  • The Automated External Defibrilator (AED) is located in the student lobby on the west wall next to the vending machine area. All staff and faculty are certified in the use of the AED.



Maria Smith
Maria Smith is an Assistant Professor of mathematics at the Humphreys County Campus of Nashville State Community College. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech University. Mrs. Smith earned a Masters of Arts in Education from Austin Peay State University. She taught in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School system and at Austin Peay State University, both as an instructor and as an adjunct.

Mrs. Smith, who was born in Puerto Rico, currently resides on a farm in Houston County. She lives there with her husband, Scott. They have three children, Samantha, Morgan, and Zane, who they homeschool. She enjoys playing volleyball, tennis, and bowling when she gets a chance. She also enjoys reading.

Rhonda Lane Coffelt
Rhonda Lane Coffelt is an Associate Professor of biology at the Humphreys County Campus of Nashville State Community College. After serving in the U.S. Army as a musician, Rhonda earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University, a Master of Science in Biochemistry and a PhD in Biological Sciences from Tennessee State University. Rhonda’s research interests include biological treatment of contaminated wastewater, astrobiology and environmental toxicology. In addition to her education, Rhonda brings over 20 years of industrial experience to her classes. Rhonda has served as a chemist, trainer, laboratory director, operations manager, facility manager and director of treatment for several environmental consulting, transportation and treatment companies. She is a certified hazardous materials manager, a licensed grade III wastewater treatment operator, and has over 10 years experience training for compliance with the Red Cross, OSHA, EPA, DOT and ISO14001 regulations. Rhonda currently teaches courses in the biology, chemistry and process control technology departments, including General Biology I and II, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Chemistry I and II, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Technical Chemistry and Microbiology.

Rhonda has been married to her husband, John Coffelt for over 10 years. They have a daughter, Baylee, at home in Waverly. Rhonda is a certified PADI scuba diving instructor and dives whenever she can. She is an award winning ballroom dancer. She also plays golf and bridge in addition to singing and playing the flute. She is a science fiction and forensic science fanatic.

Joey Leonard
Joey Leonard is an Assistant Professor at the Humphreys County Campus of Nashville State Community College. Joey serves as the program coordinator and lead instructor for the Industrial Process Control Technology program. Joey graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology with emphasis in programming and automation, and also holds a Master of Arts in Religion, Worship Studies, from the Liberty University Theological Seminary. Joey is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as an Electronic Warfare Aviation Platform System Intercept Control Repairer.

Joey was honored with a Donna Lancaster award by the Tennessee Board of Regents in 2008 for innovation in online learning. He currently resides in Waverly, Tennessee with his wife Tammy. The family has four daughters, Holli, Kayla, Rachel, and Kassidy; one son, Joshua, as well as the memory of their late son, Brady.

Robin Cooper-Wilbanks
Robin Cooper-Wilbanks is an Assistant Professor of psychology at the Humphreys County Campus of Nashville State Community College. Mrs. Cooper-Wilbanks completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Union University, where she was active in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, student government, and was a Lamba Chi Alpha Crescent. She went on to complete her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University, where she was president of Psi Chi (the national honor society for psychology) and was a graduate assistant to the foreign student advisor.

In addition to being a faculty member at Nashville State, Mrs. Cooper-Wilbanks works as a master’s level therapist in the private sector. Since 1990, she has worked with adolescents and their families in dealing with a range of issues from sexual offending, emotional disturbances and aggressive tendencies to juvenile delinquency. Mrs. Cooper-Wilbanks is also a trained juvenile detention officer and has worked as a court liaison in Rutherford and Humphreys Counties. She has also worked with parents as a certified facilitator in the Parent Project, which helps parents of strong-willed children. She has also completed research on the correlates of aggression in adolescent in-patient males. Recently she has been working to establish an animal assisted therapy program at the facility where she is currently employed.

Gena Messersmith
Gena Messersmith (formerly Gena Trotter) has been an English instructor at the Humphreys County Campus since 2009. Gena received her Masters of Art from Austin Peay State University. Although her daughter attends college in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gena enjoys having many family members nearby: her parents live in Humphreys County, her sister teaches at Waverly Elementary School (since 1990), and her brother is the Waverly Central High School boy's basketball coach.

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