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2017-2018 College Catalog
Pellissippi State Community College
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 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 your 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. The institution is now known as 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 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 2016, 10,325 credit students were enrolled at Pellissippi State, as well as thousands of non-credit students.

Mission

Pellissippi State Community College: a transformative environment fostering the academic, societal, economic, and cultural enrichment of the individual and the community.

Features of the Mission

To fulfill its mission, Pellissippi State offers students the opportunity to earn the following credentials:

  • Associate’s degrees and certificates that lead to employment in a variety of career fields
  • Associate’s degrees, courses, programs, pathways, and partnerships that prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-level colleges and universities
  • Industry-recognized certifications that increase the skills of the local workforce and foster economic growth of existing and new employers

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

  • Academic Integrity
  • Accessibility
  • Affordability
  • Community and civic engagement
  • Diversity
  • Sustainability

In support of these values, we offer the following programs and services:

  • Academic support services
  • Arts and cultural events
  • Early college initiatives
  • Non-credit classes
  • Service-Learning
  • Student support services
  • Study abroad
  • Sustainable Campus Initiative
  • Technology-enhanced course delivery
  • Veterans’ support and programming
  • Workforce development

To sustain and enhance these offerings, Pellissippi State develops and maintains comprehensive fiscal and other administrative services and a physical 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 and extends its engineering and media technology offerings to Anderson, Loudon, Roane, Cumberland, Campbell, Fentress, Scott, and Morgan counties. A member of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) System, the College develops and maintains student transfer agreements with TBR universities, 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 age, gender, veteran status, religion, race, national origin or disability.

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. The College also offers courses at its campuses in Knox and Blount counties to meet the educational needs of its service area.

 

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

The area code for all locations is 865.

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

Abbreviation key for Hardin Valley Campus buildings:

  GN—Goins Building
AL—Alexander Building
BA—Bagwell Center
MC—McWherter Building
ER—Educational Resources Building
SR—Student Recreation Center

 

Resource Phone Location
Academic Advising, Articulation & Curriculum
694-6556
GN122
Academic Affairs, Vice President of
694-6523
GN212
Academic Scheduling
539-7377
GN248
Admissions (Enrollment Services)
694-6400
GN102
Affirmative Action
539-7401
AL257
Alumni Relations
539-7275
GN204C
Bookstore
694-6642
GN148
Business & Community Services
539-7167
AL108
Business & Computer Technology
694-6656
MC252
Business Office
694-6608
GN221
Cafeteria
694-6615
GN151
Cashier
694-6605
GN158
Computer Helpdesk
694-6537
ER319
Continuing Education (Business & Community Services)
539-7167
AL108
Cooperative Education
694-6559
GN114
Council of Student Advocates (COSA)
694-6408
GN144
Counseling Services
694-6547
GN128
Disability Services 
694-6411
AL130
Enrollment Services
694-6400
GN102
Engineering & Media Technologies
694-6483
MC246
English 
694-6708
MC329
Equity & Compliance
539-7401
AL257
Facility Rentals (Business & Community Services)
694-6665
AL108
Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs
694-6565
GN157
Foundation, Pellissippi State
694-6525
GN210
Grant Development
539-7350
GN203F
Human Resources 
694-6607
GN262
Internships, Business & Computer Technology
694-6597
MC251
Libraries
 
 
Hardin Valley Campus
Blount County Campus
Division Street Campus
Magnolia Avenue Campus
Strawberry Plains Campus
694-6516
981-5325
971-5215
329-3110
225-2309
ER Flr. 1-2
BL 101
DV 208
MA 109
ST 2654
Liberal Arts
694-6475
MC240
Lost & Found
694-6646
GN101
Marketing & Communications
694-6405
GN264
Mathematics
694-6450
AL217A
Natural & Behavioral Sciences
694-6685
AL217B
Non-credit Courses (Business & Community Services)
539-7167
AL108
Nursing
 
 
Blount County Campus Office
Magnolia Avenue Campus Office
Pre-Nursing Advising Center
Strawberry Plains Campus Office
981-5353
329-3165
694-6460
225-2337
BL213
MA002C
GN134
ST2701
Computer Open Lab  
 
 
Hardin Valley Campus
Blount County Campus
Division Street Campus
Magnolia Avenue Campus
Strawberry Plains Campus
539-7116
981-5360
971-5233
329-3110
225-2309
ER327
BL174
DV208
MA140
ST2654
Pellissippi Press
981-5322
BC234
Pellissippi State Police Department, Hardin Valley Campus 

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

 GN101
Placement
694-6559
GN114
President, Office of the
694-6616
GN211
Records (Enrollment Services)
694-6400
GN102
Student Life
694-6555
GN141
Student Recreation Center
694-6576
SR102
Student Affairs, Vice President of
539-7188
GN108
Tennessee Consortium for International Studies
539-7279
AL103
Testing
 
 
High School Equivalency (Hardin Valley Campus)
High School Equivalency (Magnolia Avenue Campus)
Exit, Makeup
Placement
694-6752
329-3147
694-6454
694-6580
ER120E
MA143F
ER122
GN112
Title IX Coordinator
539-7401
AL257
Tutoring
 
 
Hardin Valley Campus
Blount County Campus
Division Street Campus
Magnolia Avenue Campus
Strawberry Plains Campus
539-7079
981-5333
971-5215
329-3111
225-2300
ER330
BL139
DV208
MA150
ST2650
Veterans Services 539-7368 ER124

Whom to Contact if You …

Need assistance in obtaining a job Placement
Want to drop or add a course Enrollment Services
Want to withdraw from Pellissippi State Student Assistance Center/Counseling Services
Want permission for a special event or activity Student Life
Have financial obligations to Pellissippi State Cashier
Want to put a notice on a bulletin board Student Life
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 Life
Want to change majors Enrollment Services
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 ADA Officer
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