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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

[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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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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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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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...

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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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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