Jan 22, 2021  
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2017-2018 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.



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.



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.



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.



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 Multi-Campus Programs
Adding/Dropping Classes Admissions and Records
Admission to the College Admissions and Records
Adult Education/HiSET® Preparation Adult Education
Advanced Placement, Auditing Courses Admissions and Records
Alumni Advancement
Appeal of Parking and Traffic Tickets Student Life
Assessment (ACT NCRC® WorkKeys, CLEP®, Challenge/Placement, HiSET® Testing, Nursing Entrance Exams, Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam, TN eCampus Proctored Exams and Proctoring Services for Non-NeSCC Exams) Testing Services
Books and Supplies Bookstore
Bulletin Board Information Approval Administrative Services
Campus Tour Campus Information Center
Career and Technical Education Multi-Campus Programs
Career Planning Career Services
Class Attendance Faculty
College Publications Marketing
College Access Programs Multi-Campus Programs
Community Relations Advancement
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 Technologies
and Business Technologies
Disabilities Center for Students with Disabilities
Disciplinary Action Student Affairs
Employment Assistance Career Services
Equity & Compliance Advancement
Evening Courses Multi-Campus Programs
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
Immunization Records Admissions and Records
Internet Courses Multi-Campus Programs
Internships Business Technologies
Intramurals Student Life
Library Services Library
Lost and Found Student Affairs
Marketing Advancement
Motor Vehicle Registration/Parking Campus Police
New Student Orientation Enrollment Services
Off-Campus Credit Classes and Sites Multi-Campus Programs
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
Student Complaints Student Affairs
Student Health Insurance Health Services
Student Needs Project Student Needs
TN eCampus Multi-Campus Programs
Testing Testing Services
Transfer Credit Admissions and Records
Tutoring The Learning Center and TRiO Student Support Services
University Parallel Dual Enrollment Multi-Campus Programs
Veterans Benefits Veterans Affairs
Weekend College Multi-Campus Programs
Withdrawal from College Admissions and Records
Workforce Training Workforce Solutions


Campus Telephone Directory (423 Area Code)

General Inquiries/Campus Operator 323.3191 or 282.0800
Academic Affairs 279.7632
Accounts Payable 279.7634 or 354.2408
Administrative Services 354.2464
Admissions and Records 323.0253 or 800.836.7822
Adult Education 844.637.5697 (Toll Free)
Advanced Technologies 279.7639
Advising Resource Center 323.0214
Alumni Affairs 354.2490
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
Enrollment Services 323.0229
Equity and Compliance (Title IX) 354.5255
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) Testing 354.2587
Human Resources 323.0204
Honors Program 354.2596 or 323.0218
Humanities Division 323.0218
I.T. Help Desk 354.5103
Leadership Programs 354.2416
Learning Support Program 323.0219
Library 354.2429
Marketing 354.5143
Mathematics Division 323.0219
Mountain City ITV Classroom 723.5223
Multi-Campus Programs 323.0221
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
      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
Payroll 354.2412
President’s Office 323.0201
Purchasing 323.0207 or 323.0208
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