HIWASSEE COLLEGE

Introduction

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond.

Hiwassee’s influences are not limited to the immediate area. 10,000 plus alumni are contributing to communities in 44 states and 28 countries. Some of Hiwassee’s successful alumni include: a prime minister of Jordan, a retired president of American BMW operations, an Emory heart surgeon, and a Broadway performer. In just a few short years, we hope to be able to include your name among our prospering alumni members.

Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres. We offer a variety of university parallel and career/vocational programs leading to the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees.

In recent years, Hiwassee has received praise for its financial aid, academic, and athletic programs and has been rated as one of the five most affordable private colleges in Tennessee. Hiwassee professors, students, and athletic teams also frequently receive statewide, national, and even international recognition. YOU could be one of these outstanding and well-recognized students while here at Hiwassee College!

Surrounded by the majesty of the Appalachian Mountains, you will find yourself inspired at Hiwassee College. Inspired to become more, to achieve greatness, and to fulfill dreams. At Hiwassee College, you will experience real life, authentic community, and adventure around every corner. Here, you will discover a college that values education, excellence, individuality, authenticity, faith, and relationships.

Real Life.

Hiwassee College is a place where learning comes in the classroom, but more importantly it comes from real-world experience. You may be surprised how little you see the desk in front of you. Learning is more than hands-on. It’s real life.

Community.

We believe in community here. This is a place where you will find lifetime relationships not only with your peers, but even your instructors. Many of our students and professors have similar goals, beliefs, and hobbies, creating friendships that go beyond the classroom.

Adventure.

With every corner you turn, you will find adventure. Athletics your thing? We’ve got almost every sport available and are always looking for talented new athletes. More the outdoorsy type? Here, you may find yourself rafting down a river of rapids, hiking a challenging trail, or simply taking in the majesty of the beautiful countryside.

Hiwassee College is a college with a rich heritage in education, a strong community, a foundation of faith, and an unbridled spirit of adventure. Learning is different here. It’s founded in faith and forged in excellence.

Advantages of Attending Hiwassee College – a Small Liberal Arts College

Hiwassee College as a small, liberal arts college provides students with opportunities for developing leadership skills as early as the freshman year. Students have opportunities for expressing themselves through music, theatre, sports, creative writing, clubs, and organizations, all while expanding their level of self-confidence in what they can become.

Students will have more opportunity for one-on-one contact with professors and with academic advisers who can help students plot their course through their academic career. Students are frequently in classes taught by their academic advisers giving them ample opportunities to ask questions about academic matters.

Hiwassee College professors are totally responsible for the evaluation of student progress in the coursework. Since Hiwassee does not offer graduate programs, as in larger colleges, teaching assistants are not used for teaching or scoring assignments. Rather, professors take the time to carefully prepare engaging learning materials, read student work, offer detailed comments, and give constructive feedback to students.

Limited class size makes it possible for professors to assign and evaluate more written work and projects, thus giving students ample opportunities to develop the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to be successful in today’s changing world.

At Hiwassee, teaching is the primary focus of the faculty. Student learning and student success are what we value most.

Students will rarely be in a class with more than 25 students – most will be in classes of less than 20 students. This environment affords greater opportunity to actively participate in discussions and have direct interaction with the professors.

Eight-five to ninety percent of all classes are taught by full-time faculty members.

Athletics

We take pride in the athletic program at Hiwassee College, and a majority of our students are involved in team or intramural sports. We recruit students from all over to be a part of a variety of men’s and women’s sports including: baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, equestrian, bass fishing, shooting sports, and rodeo. For many athletes desiring to continue playing sports after high school, Hiwassee College provides the perfect opportunity to join our athletic program. We offer many scholarships to talented athletes across the country. Come be part of our team at Hiwassee College and “Go Tigers!”

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Associate of Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Madisonville

A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is awarded. [+]

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond. Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres. A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is awarded. The faculty and staff of Hiwassee College work closely with our students and with neighboring colleges and universities to ensure smooth and accurate transfer of credits. The College maintains course-bycourse transfer equivalency tables with many four-year colleges and universities to ease transfer and to help the student and his/her adviser with academic program development. In consultation with advisers, students may design an individual program of study to suit their goals and interests in areas such as Business. The University Parallel Associate Degree Program offered by the College can be modified in order to better meet the needs of the student and to accommodate the requirements of the senior institution to which the student expects to transfer. However, in making any modifications in a curriculum, the student must be sure to complete all General Education... [-]

Associate of Education

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Madisonville

A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. [+]

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond. Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres. A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is awarded. The faculty and staff of Hiwassee College work closely with our students and with neighbouring colleges and universities to ensure smooth and accurate transfer of credits. The College maintains course-bycourse transfer equivalency tables with many four-year colleges and universities to ease transfer and to help the student and his/her adviser with academic program development. In consultation with advisers, students may design an individual program of study to suit their goals and interests in areas such as Allied Health, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Music, Science, and Pre-Professional. The University Parallel Associate Degree Program offered by the College can be modified in order to better meet the needs of the student and to accommodate the requirements of the senior institution to which the student expects to transfer. However, in making any modifications in a curriculum, the... [-]

Associate of Forestry Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Madisonville

The Forestry Technology program is for students wishing to enter directly into the workforce upon receipt of the A.A.S. degree. The program is designed to help students acquire technical knowledge, understanding, and abilities in the principles and practices involved in the production and utilization of forests and the conservation of water resources. [+]

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond. Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres. FORESTRY TECHNOLOGY (A.A.S.) The Forestry Technology program is for students wishing to enter directly into the workforce upon receipt of the A.A.S. degree. The program is designed to help students acquire technical knowledge, understanding, and abilities in the principles and practices involved in the production and utilization of forests and the conservation of water resources. Graduates should be qualified to enter into positions as forest technicians with state and federal forestry agencies and private forest industries. Program Outcomes The student will be able to: Describe the principles and terminology of forestry/wildlife/fisheries management. Utilize the tools of forest management such as map making, map reading, aerial photography interpretation, and area determinations. Demonstrate proper use of forest management equipment such as magnetic compass, clinometer, Biltmore Stick, angle gauges & prisms, hypsometers, and proper pacing techniques. Describe the best management practices (BMP’s) associated with forestry. Demonstrate the ability to identify trees and fruit for at least 75 species of East Tennessee. Basic Skills (13 s.h.) Hours Required IDSTU 1001 or 1003 – College Foundations 1 or 3 ENGL 1010-1020 – Freshman Composition I & II 6 COMM 2120... [-]

Associate of Music

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Madisonville

A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. [+]

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond. Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres. A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is awarded. The faculty and staff of Hiwassee College work closely with our students and with neighbouring colleges and universities to ensure smooth and accurate transfer of credits. The College maintains course-bycourse transfer equivalency tables with many four-year colleges and universities to ease transfer and to help the student and his/her adviser with academic program development. In consultation with advisers, students may design an individual program of study to suit their goals and interests in areas such as Allied Health, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Music, Science, and Pre-Professional. The University Parallel Associate Degree Program offered by the College can be modified in order to better meet the needs of the student and to accommodate the requirements of the senior institution to which the student expects to transfer. However, in making any modifications in a curriculum, the... [-]

Associate of Applied Science

100% Online AAS in Business Entrepreneurship

Online Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Madisonville

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Entrepreneurship is enabling you to gain the skills needed to succeed in the business world, while continuing your own lifestyle. [+]

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business or working for a thriving young organization? The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Entrepreneurship is enabling you to gain the skills needed to succeed in the business world, while continuing your own lifestyle. From frequent work demands to family responsibilities—the online program is designed to give you flexibility you need to obtain your college degree, no matter your current situation. In the Business Entrepreneurship Program, you will gain: A strong foundation of in management, marketing, business ethics, law, finance, policy, human resources, international business, as well as basic courses in accounting, economics, and business communication. The ability to identify careers and employment options within the business world. The knowledge required to be successful in starting your own business. A mix of theoretical and practical business knowledge and skills. Proficiency with the terminology required to be conversant in a business environment. Knowledge of the role of the entrepreneur in the global marketplace. [-]

100% Online AAS in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security)

Online Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Madisonville

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security) program prepares students to become qualified professionals in the field of law enforcement, corrections, probation, private security, airports, border patrol, customs investigations, private businesses, emergency and safety management fields, and other related fields. [+]

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond. Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres. A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is awarded. The faculty and staff of Hiwassee College work closely with our students and with neighboring colleges and universities to ensure smooth and accurate transfer of credits. The College maintains course-bycourse transfer equivalency tables with many four-year colleges and universities to ease transfer and to help the student and his/her adviser with academic program development. In consultation with advisers, students may design an individual program of study to suit their goals and interests in areas such as Allied Health, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Music, Science, and Pre-Professional. The University Parallel Associate Degree Program offered by the College can be modified in order to better meet the needs of the student and to accommodate the requirements of the senior institution to which the student expects to transfer. However, in making any modifications in a curriculum, the... [-]

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