Jun 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

About Northeast State


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Location

  

Northeast State Community College’s 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, Northeast State offers dual-enrollment courses in 16 high schools within its five-county service area.

History

 

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, Northeast State 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.

Vision

 

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.

Mission

  

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.

Values

  

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

 
General Inquiries/Campus Operator 423.323.3191 or 423.282.0800
Academic Affairs
   (Course Overload Approval)
423.279.7632
Accounts Payable 423.279.7634 or 423.354.2408
Administration and Grant Development 423.354.5206
Admissions and Records
   (Academic Standing, Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement; Adding/Dropping Classes; Admission to the College; Advanced Placement, Auditing Courses; Registration; Transfer Credit; Withdrawal from College)
423.323.0253 or 800.836.7822
Adult Education
   (Adult Education/HiSET® Preparation/HiSET® Testing)
844.637.5697 (Toll-Free)
Advising Resource Center
   (Academic Advising; Request for Late Withdrawal from College)
423.323.0214
Alumni Relations 423.354.5359
Accessibility Services
   (Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Assistance)
423.279.7640
Behavioral and Social Sciences Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
423.354.2457
Bookstore
   (Books and Supplies)
423.279.3340
Business Office
   (Payment of College Obligations; Payment of Parking and Traffic Tickets; Refunds)
423.354.2510 or 423.354.2511
Campus Information Center
   (Campus Tour; Identification Cards)
423.323.0243
Campus Police
   (Motor Vehicle Registration/Parking; Personal Injury)
423.323.0255 or 423.677.7927 (cell)
Career and Workforce Development Center
   (Career Planning; Choosing a Major; Employment Assistance)
423.354.5229
CCAMPIS - Child Care Means Parents in School
   (Limited daycare subsidies available)
423.354.5273
Community Relations
   (Public Relations)
423.323.0259
Counseling Services 423.354.2587 or 423.323.0211
Economic and Workforce Development 423.354.5516
Enrollment Services
   (New Student Orientation)
423.323.0229
Equity and Compliance (Title IX) 423.354.5296
Fax, Main Campus 423.279.7636
Finance and Information Technology 423.354.2464
Financial Aid
   (Grants and Work-Study)
423.323.0252
Financial Aid Help Center 423.279.3684
Foundation 423.279.7630
Health Professions Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
423.323.0238
HiSET® (Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma) Testing 844.637.5697
Human Resources 423.323.0204 or 423.354.5183
Honors Institute
   (Northeast State Honors; Honors Enrollment, Advising and Information; Student Study Space)
423.354.2596
Humanities Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
423.323.0218
Institutional Excellence and Student Success
   (Disciplinary Action; Student Complaints)
423.354.2529
I.T. Help Desk 423.354.5103
Learning Support Program 423.323.0219
Library 423.354.2429
Marketing
   (College Publications)
423.354.5143
Mathematics Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
423.323.0219
Multi-Campus Programs
   (Accelerated Studies Program, Evening Services, High School Programs, Internet Courses, Off-Campus Credit Classes and Sites, and TN eCampus)
423.323.0221
Northeast State at Elizabethton 423.547.8450
Northeast State at Gray 423.354.5141
Northeast State at Johnson City 423.354.5300
Northeast State at Kingsport: 423.354.5516
      Blazier-Wilson Hall 423.354.2525
      Kingsport Center for Higher Education 423.354.5521
      Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing 423.354.5149
      Regional Center for Automotive Programs 423.354.5211
      Regional Center for Health Professions 423.323.0238
Payroll 423.354.2412
President’s Office 423.279.7633
Purchasing 423.323.0207 or 423.323.0208
Registrar
   (Graduation; Prior Learning Assessments)
423.354.2405
Research, Analytics, and Planning 423.354.2445
Safe Northeast
   (Student Conduct)
423.279.7635
Scholarship Programs 423.279.7637
Science Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
423.354.2508
Student Life
   (Appeal of Student Parking and Traffic Tickets; Campus Activities and Leadership Programs; Intramurals)
423.354.2416
Student Needs 423.279.7637
Student Support Services
   (TRiO; Tutoring)
423.323.0216
Technologies Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Cooperative Education; Credit by Examination; Grades and Grade Appeals)
423.279.7639 or 423.354.2420
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)
423.354.2587
The Learning Center
   (Tutoring)
423.354.5112
Veteran & Military Student Success Center
   (Veterans Benefits and Information)
423.354.2528
Workforce Solutions
   (Continuing Education; Workforce Training)
423.354.5520