Your Future Awaits

At Northeast State, we’re here to get you where you want to go. Get the education you need, find the job you want, earn the money you deserve. People of all ages and backgrounds come to Northeast State to improve their lives in practical ways. There are endless possibilities with more than 130 programs of study available. Start here and you can earn an associate degree or certificate, or...
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[Infographic] Not So Typical: Today's college students break stereotypes

If you think that most college students are fresh out of high school, young, carefree and living at a university, you’re way behind the times.  Eighty-five percent of college students today don’t fit that mold. More often, the typical college student is living off-campus, working and juggling college with real-life responsibilities. Today's Typical College Student (click to enlarge)...
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A commitment to serve: Altheria Davis at Northeast State

Altheria Davis counts herself as many things: college student, veteran, wife, mother, and woman with a vision to improve public health access in the region. So with carrying the usual responsibilities of a non-traditional student, Davis was thrilled to receive the R. Wade Powers Book Scholarship this year through the Northeast State Community College Foundation. “It was so beneficial to me to...
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Are You Wrong about Community College?

It’s the best choice for many students, says college president There is no shortage of misconceptions about community colleges. But with practical advice and a straightforward style, Thomas J. Snyder, president of Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College system and author of The Community College Career Track, is exactly the right guy to clear them up. Q. What motivated you to write your...
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Northeast State Comes to Bristol

Northeast State Community College has received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to bring higher education to downtown Bristol. The College’s new teaching site is located at 620 State Street, location of the former H.P. King Building. J. Allen Hurley, president of Vision, LLC and former CEO of Touchstone Wireless, recently purchased the property from the City of Bristol and has...

What are Soft Skills and Why are They So Important?

Sometimes the best tools for your career are those that you gain outside of the rigors of the classroom. Known simply as soft skills, they are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting, and keeping, a job. “Employers are coming to us and saying ‘we’re looking for people with soft skills that know how to get to work on time,...
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Funding announced for Emerging Technologies Complex

Gov. Bill Haslam visited the Northeast State campus Feb. 1, praising the College’s proposed Emerging Technologies Complex as “one of the most significant investments in capital we will make this year.” Gov. Haslam noted the complex in his recent State-of-the-State address that envisioned substantial emphasis and progress in K-12 and postsecondary education. Gov. Haslam touched on his...

It’s More than Just Paint: The many repair roles of Auto Body Technicians

Instructor Roger Byington likes to joke that his students will probably develop obsessive-compulsive disorder while taking Northeast State’s Auto Body Collision/Repair classes. “I want them to develop professionalism and integrity, so they’re precise and critical of themselves when they work,” Byington said. “No one will have to point anything out to them because they’ll know whether...
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Camp College provides inside track on campus life

Higher education can be a mysterious and challenging place for students. Navigating financial aid forms, registration, or even where to park can create frustrating barriers to college success. To make students more confident and college-ready, College Access Programs at Northeast State Community College will again offer its three-day CAMP COLLEGE which introduces students to the ins and outs of...

Answering the Call

When emergencies happen, EMTs and Paramedics make the difference When we need help the most, emergency medical technicians and paramedics are the ones we call. They make a life or death difference when car wrecks, heart attacks, strokes, falls, burns, drug overdoses, and other medical emergencies occur. They have to be composed, decisive, and compassionate as they provide medical care at the...
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Credit for Life and Work: Northeast Offers Prior Learning Assessment Opportunity

Northeast State Community College now offers students the opportunity to earn college credit for prior life/work experiences. The College signed an agreement in fall 2012 with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to evaluate work experience, professional training, military training, or other types of knowledge and determine if it qualifies for college-level credit. Through...

Get the Most Out of Your Financial Aid… File Early!

The financial aid process can seem complex, but the following information will keep you on track. If you have concerns or questions, please call the Northeast State Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 and the staff can help walk you through the process or e-mail financialaid@NortheastState.edu and staff will assist you via e-mail. must be filed for each academic year as soon as possible after...
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Communication and Change Communicators must be flexible and adaptive to stay current

The way people access information and communicate seems to change almost daily. More than ever, smart phones and tablets are the go-to sources of information, displacing traditional broadcast and print media. Nonetheless, in spite of changes in technology, there will always be a need for communicators who can provide relevant content in appealing formats. For students looking for jobs in...

Center Gives Student Veterans a Place of Their Own

Northeast State recently unveiled its new center for student veterans – a space all their own to recline, relax, and be comfortable in the company of other vets. The center is a long-time wish come true for Pat Chandler, Northeast State’s coordinator for Veteran Affairs, who has worked with veterans since she started with the College in 1968. “I just feel like they are a special population...
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How to Enroll in Classes at Northeast State

Step 1:  Apply for Admission Apply online at www.NortheastState.edu/apply. Step 2:  Complete Your Admission File The following items are required for admission and must be submitted before you can register for classes: 1. Completed application for admission. 2. Official high school transcript with graduation date or official GED scores. 3. Official college transcripts, if applicable, from each...
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What are Soft Skills and Why are They So Important?

Sometimes the best tools for your career are those that you gain outside of the rigors of the classroom. Known simply as soft skills, they are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting, and keeping, a job. “Employers are coming to us and saying ‘we’re looking for people with soft skills that know how to get to work on time,...
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April Eads and the Power of Talents at Work

Northeast State alumna April Eads paved her career path by seeking out challenges in technology and business development. As business development manager at Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES), Eads works hard to promote economic development in Sullivan County and sustain growth in our community. While staying busy promoting the Bristol community as a great place to do business, Eads also...

Ready, Willing, and Able: Grant to help students boost job-hunting skills

It always helps to have an edge in the job market. Northeast State stands ready to give students that edge with a recent $150,000 grant to support advanced technology workforce training opportunities throughout Northeast Tennessee. The funding is provided through a Walmart Foundation grant, which is managed by the American Association of Community Colleges. It is referred to as the JRWA...

The cure for the common classroom? More myelinization!

A Friday morning in the TRiO Student Support Services lab finds four groups of Anatomy and Physiology students studying and working together with a tutor.  Northeast State faculty members Dr. Brent Lockhart and Dale Ledford circle the classroom giving their time assisting tutors and furthering discussions. But the session belongs to the students. “To learn it is better to say something than...
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Get the Most Out of Your FINANCIAL AID…File Early!

The financial aid process can seem complex, but the following information will keep you on track. If you have concerns or questions, please call the Northeast State Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 and the staff can help walk you through the process or e-mail financialaid@NortheastState.edu and staff will assist you via e-mail. A new application for financial aid must be filed for each...
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New service provided by Financial Aid Office

Bring in these 13 items and the Financial Aid office will assist you in completing the financial aid application online. Students will get a quicker response on their eligibility and the application will be more accurate, saving time later to make corrections.  The studentís Northeast State ID number as generated by submission of the Northeast State Application for Admission. Copy of 2011...
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Shane Roberts makes it in America

If you don’t think anything’s still made in America, drop in on RMI in Blountville and ask for Shane Roberts. Don’t be surprised when he emerges from the group of lathes and milling machines that are rocking the nondescript metal building just off Muddy Creek Road, a stone’s throw from the Northeast State Community College campus. Looking younger than his 29 years and dressed in a t-shirt...

How to Enroll in Classes at Northeast State

Step 1: Apply for Admission Apply online at www.NortheastState.edu/apply. (You may also request an application by calling 423.323.0243, or emailing CollegeAnswers@NortheastState.edu.) Step 2: Complete Your Admission File The following items are required for admission and must be submitted before you can register for classes: 1. Completed application for admission with a non-refundable $10...

No time like the present for current GED test

If you’ve put off taking the GED test, it’s time to buckle down and get it done — especially if you’ve already completed some sections of the five-part exam. The current version of the GED test – known as the 2002 Series – will expire at the end of 2013 and be replaced with a new high school equivalency test on January 2, 2014. Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not...
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Beth Ross earns prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Northeast State Community College graduate Elizabeth “Beth” Ross, earned the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship for 2013. “It is a huge honor to receive this scholarship,” says Ross, of Blountville. “I am truly grateful to be recognized by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.” Ross was chosen as one of only 73 scholarship recipients from more than...

Run the numbers

Accounting adds up to career opportunities As an interpreter for the numbers language of business, an accountant tracks the financial records of business from assets to taxes. Northeast State alumnus Tim Crigger, ’14, speaks that language quite well. The Church Hill native graduated summa cum laude with his associate of applied science degree in Accounting. “I initially enrolled as a...

FAFSA Help Center

FAFSA Help Center is a new service provided by Financial Aid Office The FAFSA Help Center can help students fill out a FAFSA. All you need to do is schedule an appoint at www.northeaststate.edu/fahelpcenter and bring the following items. The Help Center will assist you in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Please note that you will need to make an appointment due to the high...
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Get the Most Out of Your Financial Aid…File Early!

The financial aid process can seem complex, but the following information will keep you on track. If you have concerns or questions, please call the Northeast State Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 and the staff can help walk you through the process or e-mail financialaid@NortheastState.edu and staff will assist you via e-mail. A new application for financial aid must be filed for each...
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The Power of Polite

Good manners can be career magic Would you check for phone texts during an interview with a prospective employer or chew with your mouth open at a lunch meeting? Pamela Eyring, president and director of The Protocol School of Washington, the nation’s only accredited protocol and business etiquette school, and Barbara Pachter, author of “New Rules @ Work: 79 Etiquette Tips, Tools and...
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Chemical Process Operations

One-year certificate packs employment punch “I was amazed that one-year of school could land me what I think is the perfect job.” That’s how Northeast State graduate Jodi Chambers described her recent success in the job market with a Chemical Process Operations technical certificate. “I’m only 22 years old and I have this opportunity in a great industry. That is a big accomplishment...
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Northeast State at 50 – A Legacy of Excellence

A long-ago U.S. education act breathed life into Northeast State. The simple charge: provide “education for persons of substantially varying needs.” Through the years, there have been name changes, different presidents, new buildings, and a thousand other transformations. But Northeast State has always held true to that original mission of serving individuals with diverse needs. [caption...
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Show Business Insight

Entertainment workshop gives backstage view of production methods Northeast State at Bristol hosted the three-day institute in July with 18 students getting a behind-the-scenes look of the entertainment industry. Students were musicians, audio/visual techies, and production professionals looking to learn more about a complex business. Mary McClure, theater manager of the Lamplight Theater in...

James Dockery finds calling in cardiovascular technology

James Dockery, Class of 2003, has always had a passion for the health care field, but it took Northeast State fledging Cardiovascular Invasive Technology Program to kick-start his career. James is currently clinical supervisor at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital for the admit/recovery unit, the cardiac catheterization lab, and the electrophysiology lab – managing 85 employees and working with more...

Cardiovascular Technology

Popular major offers solid career opportunity Northeast State’s Cardiovascular Technology Program remains one of the most popular and competitive programs in the College’s Division of Health-Related Professions. Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac and vascular disease. The CVT program prepares students with emphasis for work in...

How to Enroll in Classes at Northeast State

Step 1: Apply for Admission Apply online at www.NortheastState.edu/apply. Step 2: Complete Your Admission File The following items are required for admission and must be submitted before you can register for classes: 1. Completed online application for admission. 2. Official high school transcript with graduation date or official GED/HiSETscores. 3. Official college transcripts, if applicable,...

Get the most out of your financial aid. File early!

The financial aid process can seem complex, but the following information will keep you on track. If you have concerns or questions, please call the Northeast State Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 and the staff can help walk you through the process or e-mail financialaid@NortheastState.edu and staff will assist you via e-mail. A new application for financial aid must be filed for each...
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Advice for Community College Success

Book author says reach out, make friends and find mentors Q. What made you decide to write Community College Success? I was a community college transfer student and after I finished my own degree, I worked in Student Life at a community college. I soon realized that successful students shared a common pattern. They all made friends with other students who supported them; they reached out to...
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How to Enroll in Classes at Northeast State

Step 1:  Apply for Admission Apply online at www.NortheastState.edu/apply. Step 2:  Complete Your Admission File The following items are required for admission and must be submitted before you can register for classes: 1. Completed application for admission with a non-refundable $10 fee payable to Northeast State. 2. Official high school transcript with graduation date or official GED...
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50th Anniversary Calendar of Events for 2016

January 11 50th Celebration Kick-Off - Blountville campus 19-21 Elizabethton 20th Anniversary - Elizabethton campus February 10, 17 & 24 Back to Classroom Lectures - Blountville campus March 12 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver concert - Blountville campus 19 Denim & Diamonds Event - Grace Meadows Farm, Washington County April TBA  Empower the Extraordinary Campaign Kick-Off -...
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Your Future Awaits: Northeast State A-Z

At Northeast State, we’re here to get you where you want to go. Get the education you need, find the job you want, earn the money you deserve. People of all ages and backgrounds come to Northeast State to improve their lives in practical ways. There are endless possibilities with more than 130 programs of study available. Start here and you can earn an associate degree or certificate, or...
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Dual Enrollment:  Twice as Nice

Students earn both high school and college credit Northeast State Community College’s Dual Enrollment program allows high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. In fact, many students complete large portions of their freshman course load while still in high school. “They’re learning in their high school environment with small class sizes up to 25 students, which...
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The Science and Art of Criminal Justice

As gatekeepers of law and order in society, criminal justice majors study the science and technical aspects of crime, the methods of punishment, and the measures of both on society as a whole. The Criminal Justice program at Northeast State gets a more stream-lined curriculum for fall 2016 to broaden the student’s understanding of the criminal justice system. “Our common thought with...
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Wanted: Network Warriors

Computer Science program trains cyber security analysts The guardians of the cyber realm arm themselves with biometrics and encryption tools to protect the kingdoms. Northeast State Community College trains these e-warriors with the tools for combat in the rapidly expanding battleground of the cyber universe. “You can look all around the world at businesses small or medium in side to large...
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Your Future Awaits

At Northeast State, we’re here to get you where you want to go. Get the education you need, find the job you want, earn the money you deserve. People of all ages and backgrounds come to Northeast State to improve their lives in practical ways. There are endless possibilities with more than 130 programs of study available. Start here and you can earn an associate degree or certificate, or...
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College, Bell Helicopter announce educational collaboration

Northeast State Community College (NeSCC) and Bell Helicopter Piney Flats have announced an educational collaboration to develop the next generation of aircraft technicians and aviation professionals. Bell Helicopter Piney Flats training instructors will act in an advisory capacity to NeSCC regarding aviation- related course content.  In addition, members of the Bell Helicopter Piney Flats...
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Get Moving with Accelerated Business Administration Cohort

Northeast State will expand its NextStep program offerings in fall 2014 with an accelerated associate of science degree in Business Administration. The program is a two-day-a-week, five-semester program that offers the opportunity to complete the degree in just 22 months. The program is part of the Tennessee Transfer Pathway initiative, which means all credit hours transfer to a state four-year...
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Coca-Cola Loves Olivia Orten and Nikki Sumner

Northeast State graduates Olivia Orten and Nikki Sumner, both of Kingsport, were named Coca-Cola scholars for 2014. Orten earned the New Century Scholar honor and Sumner received the Silver Scholar award. It was the first time two Northeast State nominees have received Coca-Cola scholarships in the same year. The scholarships are sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars...

Megan Coram Earns National O’Banion Technology Award

State student Megan Coram earned the national Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. This is the first time a Northeast State student has received the award. Each year, the League honors two students with special talent in technology, strong financial need, and a passion for pursuing a career in technology. “I love challenge of...

Little Brings Real-World Experience to Entertainment Technology

Jeff Little, department head of Northeast State’s newly minted Entertainment Technology program, brings to the classroom a performer’s on-stage enthusiasm coupled with a road manager’s grasp of how things get done. Little, who spent the last 10 years at Guilford Technical Community College heading its Entertainment Technology and the Creative and Performing Arts programs, said he intends...

Curtain Rises on Entertainment Technology

Northeast State’s Business Technologies Division has announced the addition of a technical certificate program in Entertainment Technology – Sound and Lighting.  The 24 credit hour program will offer classes starting in fall 2014. Courses for the Entertainment Technology certificate program will be offered at the College’s Bristol teaching site, 620 State Street, Level 3. The certificate...
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Returning to College?

Marquita Tittle, director of Career Services at Northeast State, says an adult who has spent years in the workforce should not feel intimidated about returning to college.  A significant percentage of Northeast State students are non-traditionals and perform well in college. “Our faculty remarks about the perspective non-traditional students bring to classrooms and how well that contributes to...

Gov. Haslam puts Tennessee Promise in motion

In May, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the “Tennessee Promise” into law. The historic proposal, which was approved overwhelmingly by the General Assembly, commits to providing two years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) absolutely free of tuition and fees to graduating high school seniors on a continuing basis. “Through the Tennessee Promise, we are...
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Get the Most Out of Your Financial Aid…File Early!

The financial aid process can seem complex, but the following information will keep you on track. If you have concerns or questions, please call the Northeast State Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 and the staff can help walk you through the process or e-mail financialaid@NortheastState.edu and staff will assist you via e-mail. A new application for financial aid must be filed for each...

Getting a Fair Shake

Career fairs offer the best in multi-tasking and networking. Just think: where else could you talk to all kinds of employers, get career advice, and put your resume into the hands of people who have a say so in hiring? While it might seem old school in the world of online recruitment and applications, Northeast State’s Director of Career Services Marquita Tittle says the career fair format...
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How to Enroll in Classes at Northeast State

Step 1:  Apply for Admission Apply online at www.NortheastState.edu/apply. Step 2:  Complete Your Admission File The following items are required for admission and must be submitted before you can register for classes: 1. Completed application for admission. 2. Official high school transcript with graduation date or official GED scores. 3. Official college transcripts, if applicable,...
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Winning Combination: Eric Henley harnesses the power of ability and education

Eric Henley is a fine example of what happens when ability and education are combined. Henley, owner of H-Tek Auto Care in Gray, Tenn., said the influences of his father and grandfathers – all whom were mechanically inclined – fostered his passion for how and why things work. In fact, the Wilbur Bond Maintenance Building at East Tennessee State University is named after his...

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program at Northeast State puts you on track with one of today’s most promising careers. The College’s Advanced Technologies Division offers three A.A.S. degrees in Industrial Technology with concentrations in Automotive Service, Automotive Body/Collision Repair, and Motor Sports. In addition, there are certificates in Auto Body Service Technology and Automotive...
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