2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

About Northeast State

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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, and Kingsport. Also, Northeast State offers dual-enrollment courses in 14 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, 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.



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 cooperation.

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: https://www.NortheastState.edu click on Future Students


Campus Directory

General Inquiries/Campus Operator 423.323.3191 or 423.282.0800
Academic Affairs
   (Course Overload Approval)
Accounts Payable 423.279.7634 or 423.354.2408
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)
423.354.5307 or 844.637.5697 (Toll-Free)
Advising Resource Center
   (Academic Advising; Request for Late Withdrawal from College)
Alumni Relations 423.279.7630
Accessibility Services
   (Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Assistance)
Aviation Center 423.354.5179 or 423.354.5294
The Bear Den
   (A Student Success Center)
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)
423.354.2510 or 423.354.2511
Campus Police
   (Parking; Personal Injury)
423.323.0255 or 423.677.7927 (cell)
Career and Workforce Development Center
   (Career Planning; Choosing a Major; Employment Assistance)
CCAMPIS - Child Care Means Parents in School
   (Limited daycare subsidies available)
Community Relations
   (Public Relations)
Counseling Services 423.354.2587 or 423.323.0211
Economic and Workforce Development 423.354.5516
Fax, Main Campus 423.279.7636
Finance and Administration 423.354.2412
Financial Aid
   (Grants and Work-Study)
Financial Aid Help Center 423.279.3684
Foundation 423.279.7630
Health Professions Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
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)
Humanities Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
Institutional Advancement and Culture 423.354.5206
Institutional Excellence and Student Success 423.354.2529
I.T. Help Desk 423.354.5122 or after 4:30 p.m. 423.354.2440
L.E.A.D. Center - Center for Leadership, Enrichment, Access, and Discovery
   (Food Pantry, Success Coaching, Study/Meeting Space, Student Leadership Institute)
Learning Support Program 423.323.0219
Library 423.354.2429
   (College Publications)
Mathematics Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
Multi-Campus Programs
   (Evening Services, High School Programs, Internet Courses, Off-Campus Credit Classes and Sites, and TN eCampus)
Northeast State at Elizabethton 423.547.8450
Northeast State at Gray 423.354.5312
Northeast State at Kingsport: 423.354.5516
      Blazier-Wilson Hall 423.354.2531
      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 423.354.2485 or 423.354.2470
Policy and Compliance (Title IX)
   (Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, and Harassment)
President’s Office 423.279.7633
Purchasing 423.323.0207 or 423.323.0208
   (Graduation; Prior Learning Assessments)
Research, Analytics, and Planning 423.354.2445
Scholarship Programs 423.354.2507
Science Division
   (Area Academic Advising; Grades and Grade Appeals)
Student Conduct/Discipline 423.323.0229
Student Leadership
  (Appeal of Student Parking and Traffic Tickets; Leadership Programs)
Student Life and Engagement
   (Campus Activities; Intramurals; Orientation)
Student Outreach and Engagement
   (Student Needs, Student Success Centers/Bear Dens)
Student Support Services
   (TRiO; Tutoring)
Success Coaching 423.354.5274
Teaching Excellence and Academic Services 423.354.2596 or
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)
423.354.5358 or 423.354.2587
The Learning Center
Veteran & Military Student Success Center
   (Veterans Benefits and Information)
Workforce Solutions
   (Continuing Education; Workforce Training)