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    Dec 03, 2022  
2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welcome to Terra State

On behalf of the faculty, staff and trustees, I would like to thank you for selecting Terra State Community College as your college of choice. I believe you will discover, as I have, that Terra State offers an unbelievable opportunity to learn and grow personally and professionally. The educational resources provide for practical learning with an environment that is caring and nurturing. Our goal is to offer an affordable, accessible and flexible college experience that you will treasure long after you graduate.

Please take a few minutes to explore the many program and course offerings listed in the catalog. You will notice how we engage the community and are dedicated to the generation of new knowledge and practical solutions to real world problems, such as advancements in manufacturing technologies, public health issues and public safety.

Our business programs offer exceptional learning opportunities in business management, hospitality management and marketing, to name a few. At the same time, Terra State is known for expanding new frontiers in music technologies.. We own our new recording label, Route 53 Records, where student interaction drives music production. We pride ourselves on high quality science education, where individualized attention can be offered through small class and lab instruction. We continue to expand program offerings in nursing and allied health, and have received accreditation for our physical therapist assistant program. And, we enrich the lives of students and our communities by offering quality programs in engineering technologies and the skilled trades. We offer several affordable, yet high quality programs with easily transferable credits that lead to over 50 possible certifications and associate degrees.

Please take advantage of all Terra State has to offer; we want you to succeed and we will go to great lengths to make that happen! Whether it is the Writing and Math Center or the Academic Service Center, the benefits of having trained professionals help you along the way is our mission. Faculty, staff and peer tutors are ready to assist you with academic questions and hurdles you may face with homework or lessons.

Terra State's college life is filled with many amenities that will assist you in personal growth and development, while providing a fun atmosphere. Many student organizations such as the Terra State Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor society for two-year colleges), the Medical Assisting Association, and the Student Nurses Association will provide you opportunities to participate in leadership positions, College governance, and personal enrichment experiences through co-curricular activities and events. Stay connected to your friends by participating and becoming engaged in student volunteerism experiences, campus sustainability programs, and sporting events sponsored by the Student Activities Center. Program notices and updates can be found on bulletin boards and information monitors located around campus.

While we honor and build upon Terra State's heritage, we continue to renew our physical campus. Our Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center offers community members the ability to host events where students in hospitality management use the facility as an event planning lab to hone their skills. You are here at a time of great revitalization, and you will see evidence of this as you watch various buildings further transform into student-centered spaces that will enhance both student learning and student life.

I am thrilled to be a part of a Terra State community that is talented, dedicated and caring. I know you will be, too.

Jerome E. Webster, Ph.D.
President, Terra State Community College