Nashville State Community College (NSCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) with five campuses in and around the Nashville, Tennessee area.
To provide a variety of career options for its students, NSCC maintains five academic divisions including, English, Humanities, & Art; Business & Applied Arts; Math & Science; Social & Life Science; and, Information & Engineering Technology. Each division offers associate degrees within many disciplines, as well as technical certificate programs. The degree programs prepare students for four-year colleges or universities, and entry-level positions in the workforce. The technical certificate programs are short-term programs that provide real-world knowledge, helping students transition into the workforce.
In addition, NSCC offers distance learning and a high school program. Distance learning is designed for students with busy schedules who desire a flexible learning environment. The online courses offered through distance learning allow students to pursue degree programs, certificates or general education classes.
The high school program offered by NSCC has three options for high school students: dual credit, joint enrollment, and dual enrollment. Dual credit courses combine two years of high school enrollment with two years of college education. Joint enrollment offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Dual enrollment gives the student high school credits toward their diploma as well as college credit toward their college education. All high school students interested in any of these programs must apply to NSCC and be accepted before attending classes.