Pellissippi State Community College takes its name from the Cherokee word for the Clinch River: “Pelisipi” means “winding waters,” and the college’s journey from its founding in 1974 has indeed been winding. The institution has grown from a single-building site with 45 students to five campuses in Knox and Blount counties, with more than 11,000 credit students in a typical fall semester and an equal number in non-credit. The college has experienced parallel growth in program offerings. While students can still earn a two-year degree in the original core of Engineering Technology, they also can choose from an array of other programs leading to an A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree. Beyond academic paths that prepare students to enter the workforce directly or continue on for a four-year degree, Pellissippi State offers certificate programs to boost career and personal skills, adult education support such as GED preparation and English as a second language, and personal enrichment classes. The school also has numerous partnerships with area business and industry to provide employee training and professional development, and it offers a program through the high schools that allows students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.
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|Main Campus||10915 Hardin Valley Road||Knoxville||37932|
|Blount County||2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway||Friendsville||37737|
|Division Street||3435 Division Street||Knoxville||37919|
|Magnolia Avenue||1610 E. Magnolia Avenue||Knoxville||37917|
|Strawberry Plains||7201 Strawberry Plains Pike||Knoxville||37914|
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Tennessee’s Community Colleges regularly partner with area businesses to create training programs tailored to meet the needs of employers and get you to work sooner.
Be assured that your course credits will transfer to a state university and allow you to continue your education with Tennessee Transfer Pathways programs.