Vol State and APSU Expand Programs at Highland Crest
Volunteer State Community College
The Highland Crest college campus in Springfield continues to grow. Volunteer State Community College and Austin Peay State University recently announced another joint program for the campus and also addressed the future of Highland Crest. Robertson County and the City of Springfield have officially given the Highland Crest building and property to the Tennessee Board of Regents, the governing body for Vol State and APSU. It was also announced that there is a purchase agreement with land owner Billy Batson for an acre of land on one side of the current building, and a five-year purchase option for approximately five acres, on the other side of the building. The extra land could be used to accommodate expansion in the future. Vol State and Austin Peay have several linked programs for students. The newest for Highland Crest is a collaborative bachelor’s degree in social work. The formal agreement, referred to as a 2+2 agreement, was signed recently at Highland Crest in conjunction with an open house to celebrate the signing. The 2+2 agreement establishes a four-year plan between the two institutions where students enroll the first two years at Vol State, achieving an associate degree, while also guaranteeing transferability of credits to Austin Peay, where students enroll in their junior and senior level classes and complete a bachelor’s degree. For more information, contact the Vol State Office of Admissions at 615-230-3688. For more information about Highland Crest please visit www.volstate.edu/highlandcrest Pictured: Dr. Jerry Faulkner, President of Volunteer State Community College and Dr. Alisa White, President of Austin Peay State University, signing the agreement.