Other Educational and Public Service Units
Adult Services Center
Margaret Daniel, Director
The Adult Services Center, located in 278 University Center, is open from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday; and 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday; for the convenience of non-traditional students. The center provides individualized advisement, registration, fee collection, and other University services for non-traditional students.
Students who have received one bachelors degree and desire to pursue a second bachelors degree should apply for admission as postbaccalaureate students through the Adult Services Center. The admission process and evaluation of transcripts for those students are carried out in the center. Questions regarding the pursuit of a second bachelors degree should be directed to the Director of the Adult Services Center at (423) 425-4485.
Tutoring assistance is available in many 100- and 200-level courses in the Adult Services Center in the afternoon or early evening hours during the fall and spring semesters. Workshops and seminars related to educational opportunities and transitions are conducted for individuals who are currently enrolled or who are interested in either entering or returning to college.
Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons
Free Audit Program
Persons who are over 60 years of age or totally disabled may audit courses at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga without charge in any class where there is space available beyond that needed for students who pay fees. Some courses that have special prerequisites or conditions are not available under this option. In addition, persons who are over 65 or totally disabled may, if admitted, enroll in credit courses for a fee of $7.50 per semester hour to a maximum of $75 per semester. The Adult Services Center assists the senior citizen or disabled individual by providing orientation to the campus, completing admission forms, and registering the individual for the course(s) selected. Persons interested in participating should contact the Adult Services Center rather than applying for admission at the UTC Admissions Office.
Hugh Prevost, Director
The Cooperative Education Program provides students with an opportunity to (1) explore career goals while working with skilled and knowledgeable professionals, (2) enhance employment opportunities at graduation by providing career-related work experience, (3) help defray college expenses, and (4) gain college credit (in some departments). Co-op students work with such diverse and innovative companies as Alco Chemical, Decosimo CPA, Evergreen Financial Services, Microsoft, TVA, Dupont, NASA, Shaw Industries, and General Electric, as well as a number of local firms that have developed Co-op Education programs.
Cooperative Education is an optional educational program that combines a students academic study and paid major-related work experience. The UTC Office of Cooperative Education offers three basic modes of student participation: (1) alternating Co-op, (2) parallel Co-op, and (3) the internship. The two Co-op plans offer students the opportunity to work multi-semesters. Students choosing the alternating plan alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of full-time work. The parallel plan allows students to attend classes while working with local employers for up to 25 hours a week. The Co-op Office also works with students to help find full-time or part-time semester paid internships.
To be eligible, students must (1) be enrolled at UTC, (2) have completed freshman course requirements in their major, and (3) have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 (2.75 for business majors). After placement, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA, complete all assigned work periods, and register for a non-credit class that certifies them as a UTC Co-op student. The program is offered to students in all UTC curricula. For more information, contact the Co-op Office, 326 University Center, (423) 425-4735, or check out our website: www.utc.edu/coopeduc.
Individualized Education Program
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) was initiated to assist adult students who have not completed the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and who wish to enter or return to the University after working for several years. The program assists students in making the transition back into college and acts as the coordinating agent for awarding general elective credit for the students work experience, non-collegiate, in-service training, or professional certification.
Students interested in pursuing IEP elective credit are encouraged to contact the Office of Cooperative Education, (423) 425-4735, to make an appointment with the IEP coordinator to discuss their college plans. During this initial visit, students will receive a detailed explanation of the procedures to follow to complete the IEP process. Students should be aware that not all of the Universitys academic units award IEP credit and that the submission of an IEP application does not guarantee the award of elective credit. Each application will be reviewed by the faculty of