Pellissippi State offers high-quality, short-term training in the form of certificates. Individual curricula are designed for working students who wish to upgrade their skills or gain additional certification in a particular area. Anyone wishing to pursue a certificate who is not already a Pellissippi State student must apply for admission to the College.
To apply for admission, visit www.pstcc.edu/admissions. On the admission application, choose “Certificate” as the application type and select the appropriate certificate title. Students working on a certificate in conjunction with a Pellissippi State degree program must meet admission requirements for the degree program. Unless otherwise noted, corequisite courses for English, reading and math and/or the option to take the Accuplacer challenge test are not required of students seeking only a certificate. All courses for a certificate must be taken for credit.
To apply for completion of a certificate, each prospective candidate for a certificate must file a Graduation Application during the semester of anticipated graduation. To file, the student should choose “Apply to Graduate” from the menu on the Student Records tab in myPellissippi. Certificates will be ready for pick up approximately six weeks following the end of each semester. Students will be mailed postcards at the address currently on file at Pellissippi State, with the date certificates will be available. It is imperative that students keep their contact information/address up to date. To change address or contact information, select “Change” on the Home tab in myPellissippi and choose Personal Information to be Updated, or contact the Records office at (865) 694-6564.
To pick up a certificate, bring a photo ID to the Hardin Valley Campus Admissions and Records office (Room 102, Goins Building) Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Students who are unable to pick up their certificate may authorize someone else to do so, provided that individual presents a photo ID and supplies a note written and signed by the student.
Pellissippi State offers the following certificates: