2008-2009 Catalog and Student Handbook 
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2008-2009 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2008-2009 Catalog and Student Handbook

Volume XXXI

Northeast State Technical Community College is one of 45 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this system, which is comprised of six universities, 13 community colleges, and 26 area technology centers. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education.


Northeast State Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northeast State.

Specific programs are accredited by the following accrediting agencies:

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions and the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • Commission on Dental Education of the American Dental Association
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National Association of Industrial Technology

Equal Employment and Nondiscrimination in Education and Employment

Northeast State Technical Community College is committed to equal employment and educational opportunities. The commitment to equal opportunity applies to all aspects of recruitment, employment, and education of individuals at all levels throughout the college. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status unrelated to job performance in the provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits. Northeast State complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries concerning institutional policies and guidelines on discrimination should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Northeast State Technical Community College, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617-0246, 423.323.3191. NSTCC-1 85-016 Rev 3/08.

Notice to Students

The course offerings and requirements of the institution are continually under examination and revision. This catalog presents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication; it does not guarantee that such offerings and requirements will not be changed or revoked. Adequate and reasonable notice will be given to students affected by any changes. This catalog is not intended to state contractual terms and does not constitute a contract between the student and the institution.

The institution reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies, and other rules and regulations affecting students to be effective whenever determined by the institution. These changes apply to current and formerly enrolled students.

Northeast State Technical Community College provides the opportunity for students to increase their knowledge by offering programs of instruction in the various disciplines and programs through faculty who, in the opinion of Northeast State, are qualified for teaching at the college level. The acquisition and retention of knowledge by any student is, however, contingent upon the student’s desire and ability to learn and his/her application of appropriate study techniques to any course or program. Thus, Northeast State must necessarily limit representation of student preparedness in any field of study to that competency demonstrated at that specific point in time at which appropriate academic measurements were taken to certify course or program completion.

Northeast State Technical Community College
2425 Highway 75 / P.O. Box 246 Blountville, Tennessee 37617-0246
Telephone: 423.323.3191, 282.0800 or 547.8450
Outside the local area call 1.800.836.7822