2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
    Apr 22, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog

The College



Welcome to Pellissippi State Community College!

We’re excited that you’ve chosen to attend our school. Your decision to enroll here may be one of the most important you’ll ever make, and we are dedicated to working with you to achieve both your educational and life goals. Whether you’re preparing to enter the workforce for the first time, planning to transfer to a four-year institution or simply taking a course for personal growth, we are committed to helping you succeed academically and to providing opportunities for you to broaden your horizons. Our caring faculty and staff look forward to connecting with you.

A Brief History

Pellissippi State is a vital institution accustomed to transformation and growth. Since its founding in 1974 as State Technical Institute at Knoxville, the College has expanded the teaching of technology, the use of technology in instruction, and the transfer of technology to local business and industry in support of regional economic development.

Having enrolled only 45 students in its first year of operation, the institution experienced steady growth in the ‘70s, adding business technology programs to its original core of engineering technology programs. As community awareness grew, so did expectations. In 1988, the Tennessee Board of Regents approved the expansion of the technical institute’s mission to include college transfer programs.

This mission expansion was accompanied by a name change to Pellissippi State Technical Community College, and enrollment grew quickly. In 2009, the Legislature voted to shorten the name to Pellissippi State Community College.

The College continues to support and develop career-path associate degrees, associate degrees for transfer, certificates and continuing education opportunities for the citizens of Knox, Blount and surrounding counties. Pellissippi State offers Dual Enrollment credit courses to high school students as well. In partnership with the community, the College sustains the effort toward an ever-improving quality of life for residents of East Tennessee.

In fall 2020, 9,334 credit students were enrolled at Pellissippi State, along with thousands of non-credit students.

Mission Statement

Institutional Mission

Pellissippi State Community College provides a transformative environment fostering the academic, social, economic and cultural enrichment of the individual and the community. We are committed to success in workforce training and certificate and degree programs.

Our Values


Our mission is guided by our commitment to the following values:

Accountability: We are responsible for our actions and to each other. We conduct ourselves for the betterment of our students, the College and the community.

Community and Civic Engagement: We support and improve our community by educating and enriching its citizens, partnering with businesses and non-profit agencies, and providing service opportunities for our faculty, staff and students.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We show genuine respect for each other’s differences and provide an open, accessible and equitable environment for all.

Excellence: We pursue excellence and continuously look for better ways of doing all that we do. 

Integrity: We demonstrate honesty, transparency and responsibility in our actions and relationships.

Relationships: We promote strong connections based upon a foundation of trust among students, faculty, staff and the community we serve.

 

To sustain and enhance these offerings, Pellissippi State develops and maintains comprehensive fiscal and other administrative services and an environment conducive to learning. In line with its heritage as a technical institute, the College integrates state-of-the-art technology into teaching and learning, educational support and administration.

Located in Tennessee’s third-largest metropolitan area, Pellissippi State comprehensively serves the greater Knox and Blount County area. A member of TBR - The College System of Tennessee, governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, the College develops and maintains student transfer agreements with the state’s locally governed institutions, the University of Tennessee and private colleges and universities in the region. In all programs and services, Pellissippi State continually emphasizes the value of diversity among students, personnel, and other constituencies. Services are provided without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law.

Campuses and Maps

Pellissippi State offers programs, courses and services at five primary locations. Below is a directional map to the Hardin Valley Campus, Division Street Campus, Magnolia Avenue Campus, Blount County Campus and Strawberry Plains Campus. For additional maps, including parking maps, visit the College website

Abbreviation key for Hardin Valley Campus buildings:

 

AL—Alexander Building
BA—Bagwell Center
ER—Educational Resources Building

GN—Goins Building
HC—Haslam Center
MC—McWherter Building
SR—Student Recreation Center

 

Hardin Valley Campus
10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
(main entrance on
Solway Road)

Division Street Campus
3435 Division Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Blount County Campus
2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway (U.S. Hwy. 321)
Friendsville, Tennessee 37737

Magnolia Avenue Campus
1610 E. Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Strawberry Plains Campus
7201 Strawberry
Plains Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37914

 5 Campus Map

 

Important Contacts

General Information/Hardin Valley Campus 865-694-6400
Blount County Campus (BL) 865-981-5300
Division Street Campus (DV) 865-971-5200
Magnolia Avenue Campus (MA) 865-329-3100
Strawberry Plains Campus (ST) 865-225-2300

 

Resource Phone Location
Academic Advising
865-694-6556
GN122
Academic Affairs, Vice President of
865-694-6523
GN212
Academic Scheduling
865-539-7377
GN248
ADA Coordinator 865-539-7401 GN258
Admissions (Enrollment Services)
865-694-6400
GN102
Affirmative Action
865-539-7401
GN258
Alumni Relations
865-539-7275
GN203A/B
Articulation 865-694-6728 GN213
Bookstore
865-694-6642
GN148
Business & Community Services
865-539-7167
AL108
Business & Computer Technology
865-694-6656
MC252
Business Office
865-694-6608
GN221
Career Services   865-694-6559 GN114
Cashier
865-694-6605
GN158
Computer HelpDesk
865-694-6537
ER319
Continuing Education (Business & Community Services)
865-539-7167
AL108
Cooperative Education
865-694-6559
GN114
Counseling Services
865-694-6480
GN128
Curriculum 865-539-7233 GN244
Disability Services 
865-694-6411
AL130
Enrollment Services
865-694-6400
GN102
Engineering & Media Technologies
865-694-6483
MC246
English 
865-694-6708
MC329
Equity & Compliance
865-539-7401
GN258
Facility Rentals (Business & Community Services)
865-694-6665
AL108
Financial Aid 865-694-6565 GN157
Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs
865-694-6472
ER126
Foundation, Pellissippi State
865-694-6403
GN203G
Grant Development
865-981-5340
BL244
Human Resources 
865-694-6607
GN262
Internships, Business & Computer Technology
865-694-6597
MC251
Libraries
 
 
Hardin Valley Campus
Blount County Campus
Division Street Campus
Magnolia Avenue Campus
Strawberry Plains Campus
865-694-6516
865-981-5325
865-971-5215
865-329-3110
865-225-2309
ER Flr. 1-2
BL101
DV208
MA109
ST2654
Liberal Arts
865-694-6475
MC240
Lost & Found
865-694-6646
GN101
Marketing & Communications
865-694-6405
GN264
Mathematics
865-694-6450
AL217
Natural & Behavioral Sciences
865-694-6685
AL217B
Non-credit Courses (Business & Community Services)
865-539-7167
AL108
Nursing
 
 
Pre-Nursing Advising Center
Strawberry Plains Campus Office
865-694-6460
865-225-2330
GN134
ST3646 
Open Computer Labs  
 
 
Hardin Valley Campus
Blount County Campus
Division Street Campus
Magnolia Avenue Campus
Strawberry Plains Campus
865-539-7116
865-981-5360
865-971-5233
865-329-3110
865-225-2309
ER327
BL174
DV208
MA140
ST2654
Pellissippi State Police Department, Hardin Valley Campus 

Emergency: 865-694-6649
Non-emergency: 865-694-6646

GN101
President, Office of the
865-694-6616
GN211
Records (Enrollment Services)
865-694-6400
GN102
Start Strong Center 865-694-6400 GN157
Student Care and Advocacy 865-539-7346 AL202
Student Engagement and Leadership
865-694-6555
GN141
Student Recreation Center
865-694-6576
SR102
Student Affairs, Vice President of
865-539-7188
GN210
Tennessee Consortium for International Studies
865-539-7279
AL103
Testing
 
 
High School Equivalency (Hardin Valley Campus)
High School Equivalency (Magnolia Avenue Campus)
Exit, Makeup
865-694-6752
865-329-3147
865-694-6454
ER120E
MA143F
ER122
Title IX Coordinator
865-539-7401
GN258
Tutoring
 
 
Hardin Valley Campus
Blount County Campus
Division Street Campus
Magnolia Avenue Campus
Strawberry Plains Campus
865-539-7079
865-981-5330, extension 5409
865-971-5215
865-329-3133
865-225-2300, extension 2453
ER330
BL174
DV208
MA150
ST2650
Veterans Services 865-539-7368 ER124

Whom to Contact if You …

Need assistance in obtaining a job Career Services
Want to drop or add a course Advising/Student Assistance Center
Want to withdraw from Pellissippi State Student Assistance Center/Counseling Services
Want permission for a special event or activity Student Engagement and Leadership
Have financial obligations to Pellissippi State Cashier
Want to put a notice on a bulletin board Student Engagement and Leadership
Need a refund from a vending machine Cashier
Need to notify someone in case of emergency Pellissippi State Police
Want to participate in student activities Student Engagement and Leadership
Want to change majors Advising/Student Assistance Center
Want help in selecting a career field Student Assistance Center/Counseling Services
Need financial assistance Financial Aid
Need counseling services Counseling Services
Want to schedule a makeup test Instructor
Need to type a letter or report Open Computer Labs
Need a tutor Academic Support Center
Need classroom accommodations for a disability Disability Services
Need event accommodations for a disability Disability Services
Feel you have been discriminated against Executive Director, Equity and Compliance
Want to rent the College’s facilities Business and Community Services
Want to discuss training (including CEUs) for your employees Business and Community Services