Welcome to Motlow College!
Motlow State Community College is a public, multi-campus college offering certificates, associate degrees, and flexible learning pathways in southern Middle Tennessee. For over 40 years, Motlow has proven to be a student-centered institution that promotes academic excellence as well as personal and professional growth.
Motlow Smyrna Center
Motlow College Smyrna Center serves Rutherford County and surrounding areas and is Motlow's fastest growing center. The center has two buildings with more than 52,000 square feet of space which contain technology enhanced classrooms; nursing, chemistry, microbiology and computer labs; faculty and staff offices; a student success center; student study and lounge areas; a library and bookstore. Onsite staff provides you with assistance to apply for financial aid, register for courses and follow your educational pathway.
Tennessee Transfer Pathways:
What does this mean to Motlow Students?
In support of the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, The University of Tennessee (UT) and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) systems collaborated to create the "Tennessee Transfer Pathways" (TTPs). The purpose for creating the TTPs was to provide a timely and cost-effective transition for students from a two-year to a four-year degree. All pathways are effective beginning the fall 2011 semester.
My Motlow Story
Tullahoma's Wendy Howell took advantage of the 2+2 Program offered at Motlow College to those who want to enter the teaching profession and has quickly gone from first-year teacher to candidate for Tennessee Teacher of the Year.
The 2+2 Program in Elementary Education (K-6) is offered at Motlow in partnership with Tennessee Technological University. The program allows students to earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education from TTU while attending classes at either the Moore County campus or the McMinnville Center.
If patience is a virtue, Regeaner Hughes is truly a virtuous person. At 49 years of age, she is pursuing a college degree -- something she has been waiting a lifetime to do.
"I had tried attending college when I graduated high school," said Hughes. "But as a young mother, I had to focus on working and taking care of my family."
Hughes raised three daughters and attained a successful career, but the desire of pursuing a college degree never left her...
When Janet Knorp's oldest son registered for classes and became a college student, she decided it was time for her to do the same. She had always seen college in her future, but up until then the time just never seemed right. The Motlow College Smyrna Center provided both the opportunity and the convenient location she needed to begin her new future.
"I had just turned 40 and needed something different," she said. "Getting my college education was something I had always wanted to do."
They say mothers wear many different hats that often include those of accountant, cook, and chauffer. This couldn't be truer for Motlow College student Sara Ashley of Smyrna. Not only is Ashley a mother and college student, she is an active duty soldier for the Tennessee National Guard, which is a full-time job, and is a single parent.
While this isn't exactly where Ashley thought she'd be at 25 years of age, she said she wouldn't change a thing and is making the most of the challenges and opportunities she has been given. Ashley took her oath and became a member of the Tennessee National Guard on Oct. 5, 2010.
Motlow College student Frances Edwards will reach one of her life's goals in just a few weeks. On May 11, she will receive an associate's degree from Motlow and will be an official "college graduate."
Edwards' journey to pursue a college education began in 2009 after she moved from West Tennessee to Shelbyville for a fresh start. She said she has always loved school, but that previous plans to attend college were put on hold because of her responsibilities as a parent and provider for her three children.