By Justin Metcalf, Assistant News Editor–

UTC offers a variety of training workshops for students. Whether you’re looking to learn self-defense for an emergency situation or how to capture and edit audio for a podcast, UTC has a free class for you. 

The UTC library offers workshops each month on topics like audio editing, cinematography, and resume creation. If an upcoming research paper is looming over your head, they also offer classes on research, citations, and ways to ensure you don’t plagiarize. If you’re interested in looking through the different opportunities and/or registering for one that interests you, click here

Also within the campus borders, the UTC Police Department offers a self defense class through the R.A.D. system, which stands for “Rape Aggression Defense.” The class is geared towards women and teaches comprehensive self-defense tactics and techniques along with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance techniques. Contact instructor Corporal Rebecca Tolbert for inquiry at 

Additionally, the Center for Student Wellbeing and The Hamilton County Coalition are hosting an overdose prevention and Naloxone Training on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for students and faculty. At the session, you can learn about the opioid crisis in our region and how to administer Naloxone, a reversal for opioid overdoses. The training will even provide you with a free bottle of Naloxone for emergency situations if you want it. RSVP for the event by clicking here.  

Also notable, the Counseling Center offers QPR Training, which stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, each semester or upon request of at least 10 students, faculty or staff members. The training is referred to as CPR for mental health and provides the tools to help someone who is thinking about suicide. Contact Tricia Henderson at to schedule a training session. 

Finally, the Counseling Center also offers Green Zone training, which ensures veteran students are academically successful by teaching faculty, staff, and students how to provide supportive services. Their next meeting is to be announced. Contact the counseling center at 423-425-4438 for more information. 

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