Nashville State offers two-year Associate degrees that prepare graduates to enter the workforce or enable them to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. With over eighty programs, students can study today’s top fields and latest technologies.
Nashville State also offers one-year technical certificates that are designed to equip students to enter the job market quickly. These career and technical programs emphasize basic technical knowledge that is reinforced through hands-on experience. Students are prepared for entry-level positions through classroom and laboratory learning.
Click the links below for more information about the different programs of study at Nashville State, and for specific information to each degree and certificate.
Links to each A.A.S. degree program website and/or advising sheet(s) are given below.
Internships and Clinical Practicums
Many of Nashville State's one-year technical certificate programs require students to complete internships or clinical practicums. Students apply principles they learn in class to on-the-job situations. Students work in actual business, industry, and health arenas while receiving credit.
The certificate programs are designed so that students can apply all of the required courses toward Nashville State A.A.S. degrees. Consult your advisor about articulation options.
Links to each technical certificate's program website and/or advising sheet(s) are given below.
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) help students transfer to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. Completing all the courses listed on a particular Tennessee Transfer Pathway will earn an A.A., A.F.A., or A.S. degree at Nashville State and all courses are guaranteed to count toward that university major. The prescribed curriculum for each Transfer Pathway must be followed exactly to ensure all hours transfer.
Links to each Tennessee Transfer Pathway advising sheet and advising site, and to the related NSCC program/division site are given below.
Links to each A.S.T. degree program website and/or advising sheet(s) are given below.
Students can choose to earn an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis at Nashville State, then transfer to a four-year university to complete their baccalaureate degree. AA/AS degree areas of emphasis courses do not represent requirements for any specific university.
In planning the courses to be taken at Nashville State, students first choose the four-year university that they plan to attend, consult the catalog of the transfer university for specific degree requirements, and meet with their Nashville State advisor to match up the courses offered at Nashville State with the courses required at their future four-year university.
Links to each area of emphasis program advising sheet (PDF documents) and to the related NSCC program/division site are given below. NSCC does not offer the Tennessee Transfer Pathway for these majors.
The Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee’s Community Colleges have responded to the call to help more Tennesseans complete college in myriad ways, including its Finish Faster programs. At Nashville State Community College, the Expressway cohort program allows students to move through program requirements in a pre-determined sequence so they can finish faster.
NSCC's Expressway cohort program allows students to begin and complete their degrees or technical certificates with a group of individuals committed to their education and life goals. Courses are offered in a pre-determined sequence that allows students to finish their program of study in the shortest amount of time possible and to plan around their family and work schedules.
For more information, check out the NSCC Expressway Web site.
Please see the Catalog for more information about NSCC General Education Certificates.