Pellissippi State Community College was founded in 1974 as State Technical Institute at Knoxville. In the first year there were only 45 enrolled students but the school has experienced steady growth since its establishment. In 1988, after a vote by the Tennessee Board of Regents, the expansion to include college transfer programs was approved. Due to rapid expansion, Pellissippi State Community College has five campuses to accommodate all of the necessary classes. The campuses are located throughout Knox County and Blount County in the Tennessee cities of Knoxville, Friendsville and Strawberry Plains. PSCC operates with the mission "to serve its community by providing college-level and non-credit courses and learning support instruction using a variety of delivery methods, including distance learning."
Pellissippi State Community College is classified as a public, two-year institution and provides associate's degrees and certificates from eight academic divisions:
Business and Computer Technology
Engineering and Media Technologies
Natural and Behavioral Sciences
For students wanting to work toward a degree or certificate, but who have a hectic schedule, Pellissippi State Community College offers many distance learning options for nontraditional courses, including degrees that can be completed entirely online.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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