Columbia State Now Offering Community Enrichment Courses

(FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Feb. 8, 2017) - - - Columbia State Community College will begin offering community enrichment courses on the Williamson Campus starting March 16 with a series focused on nutrition science.  Also, available for registration is a list of online courses providing a wide range of topics.

“Nutrition for All Life Stages” participants will explore how best to meet the dietary needs of the whole family. Topics will include foods and chemicals to avoid, grocery shopping guidelines, understanding nutrition labels, the science behind organics, what to cook for your family and strategies for overall wellness.

Columbia State’s community enrichment program is designed to offer affordable, personal development and lifestyle courses to the public focused on topics such as nutrition, music as a business, parenting your parents, using your smart phone, social media, creative arts, cooking, meditation and exercise and more. Courses will be taught by experts within the community and online.

“We want Columbia State to be the hub for community learning,” said L.K. Browning, Columbia State director of economic and workforce development. “We’re pairing people with unique skills and knowledge with those who want to explore new things. 

“We want Columbia State to become a household name when community members want to learn for the pure joy of learning,” said Michele Wilkinson, Columbia State continuing education associate and Pryor Art Gallery curator. “We hope that the community takes advantage of all this program has to offer.”

The cost for the “Nutrition for All Life Stages” series is $85. For information and to register for this or other enrichment courses, visit For partnership, teaching opportunities and additional questions, contact Michele Wilkinson at 615.465.5714

The nutrition course will meet on the Williamson Campus located at 1228 Liberty Pike.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

Tennessee’s Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at

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