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Smart Start

Smart Start

Smart Start

The Smart Starts are based on best practices for student success including the following principles:

  • Students are encouraged to complete 30 credit hours as soon as they can.
  • College level Math and English should be taken immediately following successful completion of Learning Support.
  • Speech 1010 and COLS 1010 are highly recommended during the first or second semester as excellent foundational courses and to explore career options.
  • For the element of choice and exploration, the Smart Starts include a choice to enroll in a targeted elective(s) based on student’s interest and/or potential major.


Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748-5011

(865) 354-3000 or toll free 866-462-7722
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