2016-2017 College Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2016-2017 College Catalog

Pellissippi State Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road
P.O. Box 22990
Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-0990

(865) 694-6400

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Education and Employment

Pellissippi State affirms that it will not tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, age, or status as a covered veteran, nor will the College tolerate harassment on the basis of race or sex.

Similarly, the College will not subject any student to discrimination or harassment under any educational program and no student shall be discriminatorily excluded from participation in nor denied the benefits of any educational program on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, age, or status as a covered veteran.

Any Pellissippi State employee, applicant, or student who has reason to feel that he or she has been harassed or affected by discrimination or who has any other concerns or questions about equal opportunity and affirmative action, should contact the following:

Executive Director, Equity and Compliance
Pellissippi State Community College
Goins Building, Room 259
10915 Hardin Valley Rd./P.O. Box 22990
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
(865) 539-7401

Questions about services and facilities for students with disabilities should be directed to the following:

Director, Disability Services
Pellissippi State Community College
Alexander Building, Room 130
10915 Hardin Valley Rd./P.O. Box 22990
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
(865) 539-7153

Pellissippi State Community College does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs, and activities sponsored by Pellissippi State Community College. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Executive Director, Equity and Compliance, Room 259, J.L. Goins Administration Building, (865) 539-7401. The Pellissippi State policy on nondiscrimination can be found at www.pstcc.edu/ppm/pdf/00-03-00.pdf.

Catalog Changes

The course offerings and requirements of the institution are continually under examination and revision. This Catalog and Handbook presents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication; it does not guarantee that such offerings and requirements will not be changed or revoked. Adequate and reasonable notice will be given to students affected by any changes. This Catalog and Handbook is not intended to state contractual terms and does not constitute a contract between the student and the institution.

The institution reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies, and other rules and regulations affecting students to be effective whenever determined by the institution. These changes will govern current and formerly enrolled students. Enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions.

Current information may be obtained from the following sources or on the College website (www.pstcc.edu):

Admission requirements—Enrollment Services
Course offerings—Student Assistance Center
Degree requirements—Student Assistance Center
Fees and tuition—Cashier

Pellissippi State Community College provides the opportunity for students to increase their knowledge by offering programs of instruction in the various disciplines and programs through faculty who are qualified for teaching at the college level. The acquisition and retention of knowledge by any student is, however, contingent upon the student’s desire and ability to learn and his or her application of appropriate study techniques to any course or program. Thus, the College does not represent that any student who completes a course or program of study will be able to successfully complete any specific examination for any course, degree or license.


Pellissippi State Community College is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation. TBR is the governing board for this system, which includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties to more than 200,000 students. The TBR system is a $2.2 billion per year enterprise.

Pellissippi State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate’s degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Pellissippi State Community College.

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