2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 25, 2024  
2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Northeast State

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Northeast State Community College is located adjacent to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Sullivan County, Tennessee. The main campus is centrally located to the cities of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport. The college also occupies educational facilities in Bristol, Elizabethton, Gray, Kingsport, and Johnson City.


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The history of Northeast State Community College reflects the changing educational needs of the residents of the five Northeast Tennessee counties which it serves. The college began as Tri-Cities State Area Vocational-Technical School in 1966 under the governance of the State Board for Vocational Education. In 1970, the mission was expanded and the school became a regional center for vocational and technical training. The scope was again expanded in 1978 to include the awarding of both one-year certificates and associate degrees in technology and the name was changed to Tri-Cities State Technical Institute. Effective on July 1, 1983, Tri-Cities State Tech was placed under the governance of the Tennessee State Board of Regents and became part of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. On July 1, 1990, a university parallel component was added, and the institution’s name was changed to Northeast State Technical Community College.  On July 1, 2009, the name of the institution was changed to Northeast State Community College to better reflect the diverse range of programs offered by the institution.

As a comprehensive community college, Northeast State provides university parallel programs designed for students desiring to transfer to another college or university, career programs for students planning to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation, and continuing education and community service programs for professional growth and personal enrichment to the citizens of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties. In partnership with the community, the college sustains the effort toward improving the quality of life for residents of the upper East Tennessee region.


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Northeast State shall be a premier learning-centered institution whose students and graduates will be among the best-prepared individuals to meet current and emerging needs.


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Northeast State is an open-access, public, comprehensive community college that advances lifelong learning and strengthens the economic and social/cultural aspects of the community. To facilitate teaching, learning, service, and student success, the College provides innovative, high-quality, and relevant associate, certificate, and career-focused educational programs and services. Programming and comprehensive support services are offered through varied delivery systems and at multiple campuses throughout its primary service area of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties. Within all aspects of its operations, Northeast State serves the public’s interest through the judicious use of fiscal, human, and physical resources and through the provision of safe and secure campuses.


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Northeast State Community College embraces these values:

Respect - We value respect and provide an environment of inclusiveness, cooperation, and diversity.

Responsibility - We value responsibility and promote integrity, accountability, and excellence in teaching, learning, and services.

Responsiveness - We value responsiveness and facilitate personal, professional, and economic growth.

Registration and Grade Information

Application, Financial Aid, Registration, and Grade Information

Web Address: http://www.NortheastState.edu click on Admissions

Campus Directory

Academic Standing, Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement   Admissions and Records
Academic Advising   Faculty Advisor or Advising Resource Center
Accelerated Studies Program   Evening and Distance Education
Adding/Dropping Classes    Admissions and Records
Admission to the College   Admissions and Records
Advanced Placement, Auditing Courses   Admissions and Records
Alumni   Advancement
Appeal of Parking and Traffic Tickets   Student Life-Leadership Programs
Assessment (ACT Compass, CLEP, HiSET, Nursing Entrance Exams, Proficiency Profile, TN eCampus (formerly RODP) Proctored Exams and Proctoring Services for Non-NeSCC Exams)   Testing Services
Books and Supplies   Bookstore
Bulletin Board Information Approval   Administrative Services
Campus Tour   Student Information Center
Career and Technical Education   Evening and Distance Education
Career Planning   Career Services
Class Attendance   Faculty
College Publications   Marketing
College Access   Evening and Distance Education
Computer Resources   Office of Information Technology
Continuing Education   Workforce Solutions
Cooperative Education   Advanced Technologies
Business Technologies
Counseling   Counseling Services
Course Overload Approval   Academic Affairs
Credit by Examination   Advanced and Business Technologies
Disabilities   Center for Students with Disabilities
Disciplinary Action   Student Affairs
Employment Assistance   Career Services
Evening Courses   Evening and Distance Education
Foundation   Advancement
Grades and Grade Appeals   Academic Division Offices
Graduation   Registrar
Grants and Work-Study   Financial Aid
Health and Wellness   Health Services
Identification Cards   Campus Information Center
Internet Courses   Evening and Distance Education
Internships   Business Technologies
Intramurals   Student Life-Campus Activities
Library Services   Library
Lost and Found/Motor Vehicle Registration/Parking   Campus Police
New Student Orientation   Enrollment Services
Off-Campus Credit Classes and Sites   Evening and Distance Education
Payment of College Obligations   Business Office
Payment of Parking and Traffic Tickets   Business Office
Personal Injury   Campus Police
Prior Learning Assessments   Registrar
Public Relations   Community Relations
Refunds   Business Office
Registration   Admissions and Records
Safe Northeast   Student Affairs
Scholarships   Scholarship Programs
Student Activities   Student Life-Campus Activities
Student Complaints   Student Affairs
Student Health Insurance   Health Services
Student Needs Project   Student Needs
TN eCampus (formerly RODP)   Evening and Distance Education
Testing   Testing Services
Transfer Credit   Admissions and Records
Tutoring   The Learning Center
University Parallel Dual Enrollment   Evening and Distance Education
Veterans Benefits   Veterans Affairs
Weekend College   Evening and Distance Education
Withdrawal from College   Admissions and Records


Campus Telephone Directory (423 Area Code)

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General Inquiries/Campus Operator   323.3191 or 282.0800
Academic Affairs   279.7632
Admissions and Records   323.0253 or 800.836.7822
Advanced Technologies   279.7639
Advising Resource Center   323.0214
Alumni Affairs   354.5278
Behavioral and Social Sciences Division   354.2457
Bookstore   279.3340
Business Office   354.2511
Business Technologies   354.2420
Campus Activities   354.2416
Campus Information   323.0243
Campus Police   323.0255 or 677.7927 (cell)
Career Services   354.5229
Center for Students with Disabilities   279.7640
Community Relations   323.0259
Counseling Services   354.2587
Economic and Workforce Development   354.5516
Equity and Compliance (Title IX)   354.5255
Evening and Distance Education   323.0221
Fax, Main Campus   279.7636
Finance   323.0205
Financial Aid   323.0252
Financial Aid Help Center   354.5153
Foundation   279.7630
Health-Related Professions Division   323.0238
Health Services   323.0212
HiSET (Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma)   354.2587
Human Resources   323.0204
Honors Program   354.2596 or 323.0218
Humanities Division   323.0218
I.T. Help Desk   354.5181
Leadership Programs   354.2474
Learning Support Program   323.0219
Library   354.2429
Marketing   354.5143
Mathematics Division   323.0219
Mountain City ITV Classroom   727.1860
Northeast State at Bristol   354.5214
Northeast State at Elizabethton   547.8450
Northeast State at Gray   354.5141
Northeast State at Johnson City   354.5300
Northeast State at Kingsport   354.2525

Blazier-Wilson Hall


Kingsport Center for Higher Education


Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing


Regional Center for Automotive Programs


Regional Center for Health Professions

Nursing Division   354.5108
Office of Enrollment Services   323.0229
President’s Office   323.0201
Purchasing    323.0207
Registrar   354.2405
Research, Analytics, and Planning   354.2445
Safe Northeast   354.2529
Scholarship Programs   279.7637
Science Division   354.2508
Student Affairs   354.2529
Student Development   354.5120
Student Life   354.2416
Student Needs   279.7637
Student Support Services   323.0216
Testing Services   354.2587
The Learning Center   354.5112
Veterans Information   354.2528
Workforce Solutions   354.5520



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