2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Northeast State

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Northeast State Community College’s (NeSCC) main campus is located in Sullivan County at 2425 Highway 75 in Blountville, Tennessee, adjacent to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport and is centrally located between the cities of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport. The College has additional off-campus instructional sites in Elizabethton, Gray, Johnson City, and Kingsport. Also, NeSCC offers dual-enrollment courses in 16 high schools within its five-county service area.



The history and evolution of Northeast State Community College is reflective of the changing educational needs of the residents and businesses it serves within the Northeast Tennessee region. Over 50 years ago, 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. The institution was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in 1984. On July 1, 1990, a university parallel component was added, and the institution’s name was changed to Northeast State Technical Community College to better reflect the diverse range of programs offered by the institution.  On July 1, 2009, as a comprehensive community college, the name of the institution was changed to Northeast State Community College.

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, NeSCC serves to improve the quality of life for residents of the upper East Tennessee region by providing lifelong learning opportunities, as well as by strengthening economic, workforce, social and cultural development.



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 (423 Area Code)

General Inquiries/Campus Operator 323.3191 or 282.0800
Academic Affairs
   (Course Overload Approval)
Accounts Payable 279.7634 or 354.2408
Administrative Services 354.2464
Admissions and Records
   (Academic Standing, Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement; Adding/Dropping Classes; Admission to the College; Advanced Placement, Auditing Courses; Immunization Records; Registration; Transfer Credit; Withdrawal from College)
323.0253 or 800.836.7822
Adult Education
   (Adult Education/HiSET® Preparation/HiSET® Testing)
844.637.5697 (Toll Free)
Advanced Technologies
   (Area Academic Advising; Cooperative Education; Credit by Examination; Grades and Grade Appeals)
Advising Resource Center
   (Academic Advising; Request for Late Withdrawal from College)
Alumni Relations 354.5296
Behavioral and Social Sciences Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
   (Books and Supplies)
Business Office
   (Payment of College Obligations; Payment of Parking and Traffic Tickets; Refunds)
354.2510 or 354.2511
Business Technologies
   (Area Academic Advising; Cooperative Education; Credit by Examination; Grades and Grade Appeals; Internships)
Campus Information Center
   (Campus Tour; Identification Cards)
Campus Police
   (Motor Vehicle Registration/Parking; Personal Injury)
323.0255 or 677.7927 (cell)
Career Services
   (Career Planning; Employment Assistance)
Center for Students with Disabilities 279.7640
Community Relations
   (Public Relations)
Counseling Services 354.2587 or 323.0211
Economic and Workforce Development 354.5516
Enrollment Services
   (New Student Orientation)
Equity and Compliance (Title IX) 354.5296
Fax, Main Campus 279.7636
Finance 354.2412
Financial Aid
   (Grants and Work-Study)
Financial Aid Help Center 279.6384
Foundation 279.7630
Health Professions Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
HiSET® (Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma) Testing 844.637.5697
Human Resources 323.0204 or 354.5183
Honors Institute
   (Northeast State Honors; Honors Enrollment, Advising and Information; Student Study Space)
Humanities Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
Institutional Excellence and Student Success
   (Disciplinary Action; Student Complaints)
I.T. Help Desk 354.5103
Learning Support Program 323.0219
Library 354.2429
   (College Publications)
Mathematics Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
Multi-Campus Programs
   (Accelerated Studies Program; Evening Services; High School Programs; Internet Courses; Off-Campus Credit Classes and  Sites; TN eCampus; Weekend College)
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 354.2525
      Kingsport Center for Higher Education 354.5521
      Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing 354.5149
      Regional Center for Automotive Programs 354.5211
      Regional Center for Health Professions 354.0238
Payroll 354.2412
President’s Office 323.0201
Purchasing 323.0207 or 323.0208
   (Graduation; Prior Learning Assessments)
Research, Analytics, and Planning 354.2445
Safe Northeast
   (Student Conduct)
Scholarship Programs 279.7637
Science Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
Student Development 354.5120
Student Life
   (Appeal of Student Parking and Traffic Tickets; Campus Activities and Leadership Programs; Intramurals)
Student Needs 279.7637
Student Support Services
   (TRiO; Tutoring)
Testing Services
   (ACCUPLACER®, ACT NCRC® WorkKeys, CLEP®, HiSET® Testing, Nursing Entrance Exams, Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam, TN eCampus Proctored Exams and Proctoring Services for Non-NeSCC Exams)
The Learning Center
Veterans Affairs
   (Veterans Benefits and Information)
Workforce Solutions
   (Continuing Education; Workforce Training)