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2012-2013 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Evening and Distance Education


Accelerated Studies Program
High School Programs and Services 
Jump Start and Career Fast Track Programs
Distance Learning Programs
Regents Online Degree Program (RODP)
Weekend College Program
Off-Campus Teaching Sites

 

Evening and Distance Education

 

The purpose of the Division of Evening and Distance Education is to provide through traditional and alternative delivery systems academic credit classes on the main campus and at selected off-campus sites in support of the college’s mission to increase access to higher education for the citizens of the region. Classes provide lifelong learning opportunities to individuals seeking to attain career and personal development goals. Satellite campuses, local community facilities, public school sites, and various industrial locations are utilized to deliver classes in under-served communities. Admission requirements for evening and distance education students are identical with requirements for students in the regular daytime program. The quality of instruction governing credit courses offered during the evening on campus, at off-campus teaching sites, and through non-traditional program formats is maintained at the same level as those courses offered on campus during the day and is equivalent in all academic considerations.

Services to students enrolled in the evening, distance education, and non-traditional programs coordinated by the Division of Evening and Distance Education are afforded the same educational and support services as students enrolled in traditional programs. The Student Information Center, Office of Admissions and Records, Student Success Center, the Office of Business Affairs, the Library, the Bookstore, and other services are provided during select hours. The Evening and Distance Education office is open each evening until 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday when classes are in session. For more information regarding Evening and Distance Education Programs and Services, please refer to the Northeast State Web page at www.Northeaststate.edu/eveningdistanceed.

To respond to community needs, the Division of Evening and Distance Education welcomes suggestions and requests for arranging credit courses on campus during the evening or at off-campus locations. The office is located in Room C2402, General Studies Building, telephone 423.323.0221.

Accelerated Studies Program (ASP)

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The Accelerated Studies Program (ASP) is designed to provide students an opportunity to “accelerate” course work in specified course(s) or program areas. ASP courses are organized utilizing a seven-week, block schedule therefore allowing students to complete two semesters of course work in one semester (example: HIST 2010 and 2020). In addition, students may enroll in a Cohort Based Accelerated Studies Program in which they will work towards the completion of an associate of science degree. ASP course offering: www.NortheastState.edu/accelerated.

High School Programs and Services

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College Access Programs

The office of College Access Programs facilitates post secondary access and success through the delivery of coordinated college preparatory support services and resources. Programs are designed to increase awareness of the demands of post secondary education, assist with student’s preparation for college-level coursework, and help to facilitate a smooth and seamless transition between high school and college. Specific outreach efforts include providing information to students and families regarding post secondary education and career preparation; financial aid and college information seminars and workshops for high school students and parents; coordinating student support, retention, and transfer services to currently and soon-to-be enrolled students; and facilitating the transfer between community college and four-year institutions.

High School Transition Programs

The office of High School Transition Programs works to link career and technical education programs at the secondary level with career and technical education programs at the post secondary level.  The College’s High School Transition Programs focuses on having an “active” early college credit agreement (articulation, dual enrollment, and/or dual credit) in career and technical education with each Local Educational Agency (LEA),  i.e. school district within the College’s five county service area.   

Early College/STEM Programs

The office of Early College and STEM is responsible for the development and implementation of new dual enrollment initiatives that are being undertaken through partnerships with local high school systems. These initiatives will focus on innovation in school design (Early/Middle College) and advanced skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). These initiatives, once in place, will enhance Northeast State’s ability to provide additional innovative high school programming to our region.

Jump Start and Career Fast Track Programs

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The Jump Start and Career Fast Track Programs are designed as a cooperative effort between local high schools and Northeast State Community College to provide qualified high school students an opportunity to get a “Jump Start” on collegiate and high school careers. Qualified students may earn 12 or more semester hours of transferable college credit and satisfy specific courses required for high school graduation. The curriculum for each program is specifically designed to fulfill the requirements of traditional high school or home school students participating in the program. As a result, individual course offerings may vary from school to school or system to system. Home school students meeting Northeast State admission requirements may also be eligible for enrollment into these programs. For more information about the Jump Start or Career Fast Track Program, please refer to the Northeast State web page at www.NortheastState.edu/collegenow or contact 423.354.2404, evedistedu@Northeaststate.edu.

Distance Learning Programs

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Telecourses

Telecourses provide students with an opportunity to complete a significant portion of required course work outside of the formal classroom setting. Most telecourses meet four to five times per semester; however, some lab experience courses may require additional class meetings. The basic components of a telecourse include a series of television/video programs, a textbook, and a student study guide. During class meetings, telelearning is reinforced by the use of lecture, discussion, laboratory experiences, and course examinations. Videotapes/DVDs covering some course material are available in the Library for viewing and/or checked out by students enrolled in the telecourses. For more information about telecourses, please refer to the Northeast State Web page or contact 423.323.0221, evedisted@NortheastState.edu.

Interactive Television Courses (ITV)

Interactive Televised Courses (ITV) are designed to offer students greater access to educational programs and training at on and off-campus sites. Selected courses are offered via an interactive television loop between the Blountville, Elizabethton, Gray, Kingsport, Mountain City, and Unicoi County sites. Using this format, a single instructor may teach from a single location and interact in real time with students present in one or more of the ITV classrooms. Course content and requirements are identical to a traditional, lecture-based class. Interactive classrooms are located in L114 in the Basler Library, E116 at Northeast State in Elizabethton, KC216 at Northeast State at Kingsport, M100 at Mountain City, and UC5 at Unicoi County. For more information about ITV courses, please refer to the Northeast State Web page at www.NortheastState.edu/ITV  or contact 423.323.0221, evedisted@NortheastState.edu.   

Internet Courses

Internet courses offer students the opportunity to complete all or part of the work for a particular course via the Internet. These courses may follow a modified traditional class schedule or may meet only at selected times throughout the semester. To complete all requirements for these courses, students must be able to access the Internet. Students may access the Internet through computer facilities on the main campus in Blountville, at the off-campus sites or secure access on their own. For more information about Northeast State’s online courses, please refer to the Northeast State web page at www.NortheastState.edu/online or contact 423.323.0221, evedisted@NortheastState.edu.

Regents Online Degree Program (RODP)

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Northeast State and the Tennessee Board of Regents colleges, universities and technical centers have joined to offer the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP). The Regents Online courses are designed around a typical semester in interactive asynchronous (anytime, anywhere) format. These courses contain the same content and rigor as standard on-campus courses. The RODP program also offers online student services such as advising, library services, and student support services. Technical support for accessing course lessons and assignments are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Regents courses are entirely online and transferable among all the participating institutions. Students interested in taking RODP courses should contact an RODP advisor in the Student Success Center at 423.323.0214 or email rodp@NortheastState.edu.  Additional information is available at www.NortheastState.edu and at http://www.rodp.org

Regents Online Continuing Education (ROCE)

ROCE offers an extensive Continuing Education program in a non-traditional method for adults 18 years of age or older regardless of their educational background. Continuing Education courses are designed to meet the demanding schedules of the workforce. ROCE is a provider of training for industry related certified programs. Through short term training, ROCE offers programs to upgrade skills, improve organizational and industrial economic performance and provide personal enrichment courses for persons who wish to obtain knowledge and learn new skills. For more information, concerning ROCE programs, call the Office of Evening and Distance Education at 423.323.0221 or e-mail evedistedu@NortheastState.edu. Students may view the Regent’s Online Continuing Education homepage at www.rodp.org/ROCE.

Weekend College Program

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The Weekend College Program is designed to provide a variety of credit courses for working adult students. Courses are provided using both traditional and alternative delivery formats including: accelerated studies courses, Internet, telecourses, and traditional three-hour block classes. Through the Weekend College Program students may earn up to 12 hours of credit per semester toward degree/certificate completion. Classes are conveniently offered on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons to accommodate the working or non-traditional adult student.

Students may complete the 41 hours of required general education core classes (catalog.northeaststate.edu/content.php) in the Weekend College Program. Please reference this catalog for program specific approved general education courses and degree requirements. Some general education courses may be substituted for degree-specific courses with appropriate approval. A degree program advisor can assist students in selecting the remaining 19 hours of coursework required for completion of the student’s chosen degree. For more information about the Weekend College Program, please refer to the Northeast State web page at www.NortheastState.edu/weekend, or contact 423.354.2497, evedistedu@NortheastState.edu.

Off-Campus Teaching Sites

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Northeast State subscribes to the concept of accessibility by extending credit classes through off-campus sites and satellite facilities as part of the delivery system. As a convenience to students, off-campus classes are organized and scheduled in locations conducive to enrollment. Because of community response and local needs, off-campus courses are available during the day and evening at certain off-campus locations. To determine the availability of classes at off-campus locations, please refer to the Northeast State web page at www.NortheastState.edu/offcampus

Courses requiring laboratories, library materials, computers and other special resources are offered off-campus if the necessary resources are provided. To facilitate this scheduling, special arrangements are made for selected courses as needed. In addition, off-campus students have on-line access to the library on the main campus. Students may also use other libraries with which the college has cooperative agreements.

Northeast State at Elizabethton

Northeast State at Elizabethton increases access to relevant educational programming at a centralized location and convenient times for the citizens of Carter, Johnson, and Unicoi counties. Day, evening, and Weekend College classes may be offered on the Elizabethton site during the fall, spring, and summer terms in varying course delivery formats. The learning research center is linked to the main campus library and offers access to the online catalog, the Internet, and a variety of full-text databases. The site offers a variety of courses in liberal arts, technical, and continuing education programs. For more information concerning Northeast State at Elizabethton, call the director at 423.547.8450 or the Office of Evening and Distance Education at 423.323.0221 or access on-line at www.NortheastState.edu/Elizabethton.

Northeast State at Gray

Northeast State at Gray provides comprehensive educational programming at a location more convenient to the citizens of Washington and Sullivan counties. Day and evening classes may be offered on the Gray site during the fall, spring, and summer terms in varying course delivery formats. The learning resource center is linked to the main campus library and offers access to the online catalog, the Internet, and a variety of full-text databases. The site offers a variety of courses in liberal arts, technical, and continuing education programs. This teaching site also houses the administrative offices for Early College and STEM Programs. For more information call the director at 423.354.5141 or the office of Evening and Distance Education at 423.323.0221 or access on-line at www.NortheastState.edu/Gray.

Northeast State at Kingsport

Northeast State at Kingsport provides comprehensive educational programming at a location more convenient to the citizens of Sullivan and Hawkins counties. Day and evening courses may be offered during the fall, spring and summer terms in varying delivery formats at the Northeast State at Kingsport teaching site. The site offers a variety of courses in liberal arts, technical, health professions, and continuing education programs. The learning resource center is linked to the automated system at the main library and offers access to the online catalog, the Internet, and a variety of full-text databases. For more information concerning Northeast State at Kingsport call the Kingsport Center for Higher Education at 423.354.5521; Regional Center for Health Professions at 423.323.0248; Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing at 423.354.5149; Regional Center for Applied Technology at 423.354.2525. For detailed information access on line at www.northeaststate.edu/Kingsport or kingsporthighered.org