Ministry

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Ministry Programs

If you want to grow your ability to serve and lead in ministry and strengthen your spiritual maturity, South College can help you pursue your higher calling.

Examining the Role of Ministry in Our Communities

Ministers have a direct impact on the lives of many people. They lead and conduct religious services, deliver spiritual and moral guidance and support, and perform other duties according to their faith. They may collaborate with other ministry professionals as well as volunteers.

Ministers can serve in numerous settings, including local churches or parishes, institutional chaplaincy, and faith-based non-profit organizations. They also practice in specialized fields like youth and family ministry or worship ministry.

Characteristics and Skills Needed in Ministry
  • Strong ethical sensibility, leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, and a sincere belief in the power of faith
  • Interest in biblical interpretation, theological reflection, counseling, and spiritual direction and growth
  • Willingness to teach and mentor emerging ministry leaders
  • Effective at conflict mediation and reconciliation
  • Able to identify and address challenges and opportunities in ministry settings
  • Apply relevant research and best practices to guide decision-making and problem-solving
  • Embrace diversity while working across differences in theology, race, ethnicity and gender
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Psychology

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Psychology

Dive into the world of psychology at South College, where our programs can immerse you in the fascinating study of the human mind and behavior.

The Far-Reaching Impact of Psychology

As a psychology professional, you could explore and apply the principles of cognition, emotion, social dynamics, and more, using your knowledge to benefit individuals and organizations.

Psychology professionals work in many niches, helping with everything from tackling mental health challenges to accelerating workplace effectiveness to improving our criminal justice system. Through the practical application of psychology, you can develop real-world solutions that shape a better, brighter future and make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and communities.

Characteristics of Successful Psychology Professionals
  • Empathetic and driven by a desire to help others
  • Curious about the why behind human thoughts and actions
  • Naturally analytical and skilled in problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Careful listeners and excellent communicators who are ethical and trustworthy
  • Welcoming and considerate of cultural diversity
  • Excited about learning and research
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Computer Science & Engineering

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School of Computer Science & Engineering

Designed around industry needs and insights, our Computer Science and Engineering programs can help you develop the technical, critical thinking, and analytical skills to solve challenging problems in a variety of fields and organizations.

Understanding Computer Science and Engineering Roles

Technology is a huge part of our personal and professional lives, and nearly every industry needs professionals skilled in computer science and engineering. These technical fields provide opportunities for specializing in areas like data science, software development, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, networking, blockchain and cloud computing, and more.

In the Computer Science and Engineering programs at South College, each course is built to teach usable, job-based skills, often through project-based assignments. Whenever possible, our courses align to the content of competitive certifications to provide our graduates with expanded employment opportunities.

Characteristics of Successful Professionals in the Field
  • Strong technical and analytical skillset
  • Passion, perseverance, and attention to detail when solving tough problems
  • Able to work independently or within a team
  • Good at listening to and understanding business and user needs
  • Can effectively communicate ideas and solutions
  • Continually learning and growing within the ever-changing, fast-paced field of technology
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Business & Technology

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School of Business & Technology

Whether you want to start your own business or advance in your current career, earning a business degree at South College may be the path for you.

Examining Business Operations and Roles

A lot goes into running a successful business in our dynamic global economy. As organizations look to grow and outperform their competition, they need individual contributors and leaders who are skilled in areas like corporate finance, project management, marketing, human resource management, accounting, and more.

At South College, our business programs can equip you with a strong understanding of business concepts and strategies, along with valuable skills in problem solving, analytics, and communication. With programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, we’re ready to help you at every stage of your career.

Characteristics of Our Business Programs
  • Associate degree business programs provide a solid foundation for seeking entry-level employment.
  • Bachelor’s degree business programs offer a broader, more in-depth business curriculum, with the chance to pursue a concentration in your area of interest.
  • Our master’s and doctoral business programs can prepare you for even more advanced or specialized roles.
  • Our courses allow you to examine current practices, participate in business simulations, develop and evaluate business strategies, and analyze financial documents.
  • Dedicated, accessible faculty members and staff are ready to help you succeed.
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Physician Assistant

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School of Physician Assistant Studies

If you are caring, detail-oriented, thrive on responsibility, and have a passion for healthcare, a Physician Assistant program may be right for you.

Understanding the Physician Assistant Role in Healthcare

Physician Assistants, or PAs, are healthcare professionals who work with a physician to provide medical care in a variety of specialties and clinical settings. Physician Assistants are trained to assess healthcare issues, perform physical exams, provide preventative care, counsel behavioral health issues, and diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. There are over 100,000 practicing Physician Assistants serving in private practice, in the military and federal government, in clinics and hospitals, and overseas.

Characteristics of the PA Role
  • Will be both patient-facing and under the direct supervision of a medical doctor/licensed physician
  • Could be the primary assessment figure on the healthcare team in an emergency room setting
  • Could be the primary assessment figure providing treatment and counsel in ambulatory clinics (walk-up clinics)
  • Must be strong and clear communicators who work well under pressure
  • Best suited for individuals who have high compassion along with an unquestionable desire to solve problems
  • Must be capable of interacting with patients of all ages and all walks of life in various (and sometimes difficult) circumstances
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Fill an Important Healthcare Role as a PA

Did you know that PAs can help expand a physician’s practice base and increase access to healthcare in rural and medically underserved areas? With experienced faculty and a personalized approach to education, South College can help you start working toward a career in this rewarding role!
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Pharmacy

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School of Pharmacy

The only exclusively accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in Tennessee, our Pharmacy program is designed to optimize your time spent in the classroom and lab, allowing you to complete your PharmD degree in 3 years instead of the traditional 4.

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Understanding the Role of Pharmacists

As a pharmacist, you could dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. Pharmacists also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.

Characteristics of our 3-Year PharmD Program
  • Located at our Knoxville Campus or Online/Hybrid Pathway
  • Led by highly experienced faculty committed to preparing you to enter the pharmacy field
  • Features specialty pharmacy labs and equipment, including a compounding lab, sterile lab, and a lab that simulates a collaborative care environment such as a hospital, clinic, or long-term care facility
  • Requires applying your knowledge in hands-on labs and real-world clinical situations overseen by professional pharmacists
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Upcoming PharmD Program Dates & Events

We are accepting applications for the current admissions cycle until May 1, 2023.
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Allied Health

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School of Allied Health

If you want a profession where you can help people every day and go home feeling proud of your impact, working in allied health or therapy could be a good fit for you.

Exploring How Allied Health Professionals
Shape Our Healthcare Systems

Allied health professionals provide a wide range of services in health care. They are involved in everything from diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases to applying administrative and management skills to help health care systems run smoothly.

At South College, we offer a variety of Allied Health programs to match your interests and ambitions. Whether you want to assist with dentistry or surgery, work with medical imaging equipment or nuclear medicine, help individuals of all ages to overcome difficulties and live a fuller life, or simply support medical professionals behind the scenes, we can help prepare you to pursue your goals.

Characteristics of Our Allied Health Programs
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Legal Studies

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School of Legal Studies

Do you want to make the world a better place? Our programs in the School of Legal Studies can prepare you to create the change in society you hope to see.

Exploring Professional Pathways in the Legal System

Everyone who serves in the legal system shares a common mission: to serve, protect, and bring about positive change. Working in legal studies or criminal justice can give you the opportunity to help people in all walks of life assert their rights.

Criminal justice professional focus on criminal behavior and the reasons behind it. Legal studies professionals focus on the law and how it is applied. No matter the path you choose, South College is here to provide you with quality education and personalized programs to help your dreams find direction.

Characteristics of Criminal Justice and Paralegal Roles
  • Criminal justice consists of law enforcement, victim advocacy, and corrections.
  • Many criminal justice professionals work in areas like physical security, asset protection, cybercrime detection, civil and criminal investigations, and parole and probation enforcement.
  • Criminal justice roles in the public sector often focus on public safety, homeland security, and social services.
  • Commonly working at private law firms, banks, insurance companies, title and mortgage companies, and government agencies, paralegals organize and manage case files, conduct legal research, and draft legal documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking, analytical, and decision-making skills are vital to all roles in criminal justice and the legal system.
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Rehabilitation Sciences

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School of Rehabilitation Sciences

Regaining the ability to walk or move without pain can be life changing. If you become a physical therapy professional, you’ll not only get to witness these moments but also help to make them a reality for your patients!

Exploring Roles in the Physical Therapy Field

Physical therapy is often an important part of preventive care, rehabilitation, and treatment for patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries. Physical therapists (PTs) help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain. To do so, they create a healing and recovery plan for a patient, including estimating the time necessary for possible recovery.

Under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants (PTAs) treat patients through exercise, massage, gait and balance training, and other therapeutic interventions. They record patients’ progress and report the results of each treatment to the physical therapist.

Characteristics of Physical Therapy Providers
  • Offer direct patient interaction that can be very emotionally rewarding
  • Typically work in an outpatient environment or medical office but can also be in hospital environments
  • May be the primary assessment figure providing treatment and counsel in ambulatory clinics (walk-up clinics)
  • Must be strong and clear communicators who work well under pressure
  • Best suited for individuals who have high compassion along with an unquestionable desire to solve problems
  • Must be capable of interacting with patients of all ages and all walks of life in various (and sometimes difficult) circumstances
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Help Patients Heal with Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is all about helping people who are sick or injured to improve or restore their mobility and relieve pain. Learn more today about our engaging Physical Therapy courses, hands-on clinical training, and experienced, supportive faculty and staff can prepare you for this rewarding work.
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Nursing

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School of Nursing

With LPN, BSN, MSN, DNP, and Post-Graduate Certificate programs, South College offers quality nursing programs, knowledgeable instructors, and supportive staff to help you start and grow in your nursing knowledge and skills. Get moving on your goals by finding the right nursing program for you at South College!

Understanding the Impact of Nursing

Nursing is a challenging and fulfilling profession, where you have the chance to make a real difference in the lives of your patients. Nurses serve as a care provider, educator, and advocate for patients. They deliver collaborative, interdisciplinary care that helps healthcare teams realize better patient outcomes. Nurses have many opportunities to learn and grow within the ever-changing healthcare field and are able to choose a nursing specialty through continued education.

Specific Characteristics of Nursing Roles
  • Nurses (LPN, nursing assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner & DNP specialist) are key members of the healthcare team and mostly a patient’s first contact.
  • The nurse will typically be the first to assess immediate status of the patient, obtain vital signs for the physician and establish a set of key criteria or preparation for the physician so that they have the complete view.
  • Unyielding compassion, attention to detail and observation, as well as outstanding ability to multi-task are traits very common to nurses.
  • High energy and enthusiasm for problem-solving and fast-paced teamwork with other members of the healthcare team are crucial to the role.
  • The nurse practitioner is typically a deeply specialized member of the healthcare team with expertise in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, and other core areas.
  • The DNP (Doctor of Nurse Practitioner) has an even more specialized focus, working in areas such as anesthesiology and family practice, or even serving at the executive leadership level of a healthcare facility.

Welcome to the South College School of Nursing from Dean Dr. Tiffany Skinner

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