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...
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How to Enroll in Classes at Northeast State

Step 1:  Apply for Admission Apply online at 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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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...

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 and staff will assist you via e-mail. must be filed for each academic year as soon as possible after...
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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...

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...

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...

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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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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[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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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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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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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...

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 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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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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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...