• Finish Faster

    If you know exactly what you want to do and want to get there as quickly as possible, check out the Finish Faster programs. These programs give you the best of both worlds: an excellent education and the opportunity to start your career sooner. Finish Faster programs can save time and money, as fewer semesters means less in tuition and fees. Finish Faster programs also take the guesswork out of scheduling classes each semester, as each program has a clearly defined path to graduation. You’ll know from the start what courses to take, how much the program will cost, and the degree or certificate you’ll earn.


Are you looking for a flexible program to fit your busy schedule?

The Finish Faster program is designed to help students find a program that works for them and to graduate on-time (two years) or less. Two types of programs included in Finish Faster are Cohorts and Structured Learning Communities.

What is a Cohort? 
A cohort is a group of students who take courses to complete a program of study together. Students take classes with similar goal-oriented, dedicated students who can participate in study groups. Students in this program will work with a faculty advisor from the beginning to the end of the program.

What is a Structured Learning Community?
Students take a group of classes with the same students during their first semester. Students develop a personal sense of belonging in a collaborative community of learners. This experience should create an easier transition into college life and develop a support network of students, advisers and faculty. 


Evening Cohorts - Fall 2013

Evening

(General Transfer - emphasis in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or Information Systems.)
Description: 
24-month path to earn Associate of Science degree. Program features hybrid and online classes. Hybrid classes meet one night per week for seven weeks at the Columbia campus.
Campus: Columbia
Register for Classes:

INFS 1010 (CRN 81255)

ENGL 1010 (CRN 80701)

ECON 2010 (CRN 81253)

Contact: Kelley Pujol
931.540.2862
kpujol@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Evening


Early Childhood Education

Description: 
9-month path to earn Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education.  Hybrid classes under development will be scheduled to meet one night per week for five weeks at the Columbia campus.
Campus: Columbia
Register for Classes:  

ECED 2015

ECED 2040

Contact: Marian Warren
931.540.2858
mwarren@ColumbiaState.edu
 For More Info: Early Childhood Education
 

Business Management

Description: 18-month accelerated path to earn Associate of Applied Science degree. Program features hybrid classes which meet one night per week for five weeks.
Campus: Lawrenceburg; Lewisburg
Register for Classes:

BUS 242 (CRN 80443)

INFS 1010

BUS 111 (CRN 80422)

Contact: Dearl Lampley
931.540.2678
dlampley@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Business Management

 

Evening Cohorts - Spring 2014

Business Management

Description: 18-month accelerated path to earn Associate of Applied Science degree. Program features hybrid classes which meet one night per week for five weeks.
Campus: Columbia; Williamson County
Register for Classes:

 

Contact: Dearl Lampley
931.540.2678
dlampley@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Business Management

Day Cohorts - Fall 2013

AIIT Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology

Description: Associated of Applied Science Program
Campus: Northfield Training Center
Register for Classes:

AIT 1001 (81111)

AIT 1002 (81112)

AIT 1003 (81113)

AIT 1600 (81114)

AIT 1301 (81354)

INFS 1020

MATH elective

Contact: John Woodason
931.540.2711
jwoodason@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology


Film Crew Technology

Description: 12-month plan to earn Technical certificate.  Contact Mr. Ridley to apply to program.
Campus: Williamson County
Register for Classes:

CEN 205 (80273)

FCT 1010 (80415)

FCT 1012 (80921)

FCT 1013 (80922)

FCT 1014 (80923)

FCT 1211 (80924)

FCT 2040 (80416)

Contact: Read Ridley
615.790.4410
rridley1@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Film Crew Technology


Teaching

Description: 2 academic years to earn A.S.T. degree attending 4 days per week.  Group advising offered every semester will ensure students are aware of requirements to graduate by Spring 2015.
Campus:  
Register for Classes:

EDU 201 (80826)

ENGL 1010 (80020)

MATH 1010 (80972)

BIOL 1030 (80144)

GEOG 2010 (80644)

Contact: Karen Siska
615.790.5654
ksiska@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Teaching


Nursing

Description:

Traditional program.  Must be admitted to program.  Applications
accepted in February and August.

Campus:  
Contact: Barbara Blum
931.540.2609
bblum@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Nursing


Radiologic Technology

Description:

Traditional program.  Must be admitted to program.  Apply 
before February 1.

Campus: Columbia
Contact: Nancy Hopper
931.540.2740
radtech@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Radiologic Technology


Respiratory Care

Description:

Traditional program.  Must be admitted to program.  Apply
January 1st through May 1st.

Campus: Columbia
Contact: R. David Johnson
931.540.2663
david.johnson@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Respiratory Care


Veterinary Technology

Description:

Traditional program.  Must be admitted to program.  Reveiw of
applications begins February 15th.

Campus: Columbia
Contact: Nicole Richards
931.540.2743
vettech@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Veterinary Technology


EMT Paramedic

Description:

Traditional program.  Must be admitted to program.  Apply
January 1st through March 31st.

Campus:  
Contact: David Cauthen
931.540.2686
dcauthen1@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: EMT Paramedic


Fall 2013 Structured Learning Communities - Students take a group of classes with the same students during their first semester.  Students develop a personal sense of belonging in a collaborative community or learners.  This experience should create an easier transition into college life and develop a support network of students, advisors and faculty.


Pre-Engineering

Description: Complete Math and Science courses as Structured Learning Community only.
Campus:  
Register for Classes:

MATH 1910 (80123)

PHYS 2110 (80139)

Contact: Glenn Hudson
931.540.2703
chudson4@ColumbiaState.edu
For More Info: Pre-Engineering

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