Southwest Fast Track Opportunities

Fast Track Management Degree

The Fast Track Management degree is an A.A.S. in Business and Commerce with a Management Concentration. This program is designed for the serious adult learner and working individuals, who would benefit from learning managerial principles, practices, and concepts needed in a business or organizational environment, but need to complete their degree in the shortest time possible.

The Fast Track Management Degree differs from the traditional degree in the way classes are organized. It is designed for a group of students to form a cohort and stay together throughout their degree plan. Both traditional classroom learning and on-line classes are utilized as well as short term "flex" classes. Each member of the cohort will be assigned to an advisor who will assist and advise you throughout the program.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Technical Certificate - Fast Track

The Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Technical Certificate is designed to provide the student with the foundation needed for competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). The student will be educated toward the goal of becoming an integral part of the health care team in the overall health care system to reduce mortality and morbidity of the general population In order to become licensed in the State of Tennessee the student must successfully complete the Southwest Tennessee Community College Basic Emergency Medical Technology Program, pass an EMT program comprehensive exam, pass the National Registry Exam for EMT and apply for Tennessee Licensure as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician.

The traditional path for the EMT-Basic Technical Certificate is 3 EMT courses, 2 taken the first semester and one taken in the second semester for a total of 17 credit hours.

The Fast Track consists of just one, 17 credit hour course. The class meets for 8 hours, twice a week for one semester. Due to the rigorous and intensive coursework it is recommended that the student have completed some college course work, score at least a 20 on the ACT, or have experience in the Health-care industry.

For additional information contact Glenn Faught by email or call 901-333-5414.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Mobility Track

The LPN Mobility Track is available to facilitate educational mobility for Licensed Practical Nurses. LPN's admitted to and completing this track of the Southwest Nursing Program, are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. A passing score on the national examination allows the graduate to practice as a Registered Nurse.

Admitted LPN Mobility Track students are awarded seven hours' credit for the Foundation of Nursing Theory and Clinical courses (NURS1114 and NURS 1126) on the basis of their prior LPN educational program and current, active LPN License.