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					COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
  Submitted to the Commission on Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
               March 13, 2009




       Signature page, list of substantive
       changes that have been reported
       to and approved by the
       Commission since Northeast
       State’s last reaffirmation, and
       Institutional Summary Form




    NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                    P.O. Box 246
              Blountville, TN 37617-0246
       Phone: 423.354.2445 Fax: 423.323.0209
Part 2. LIST OF SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES APPROVED
            SINCE THE LAST REAFFIRMATION

Directions: For each substantive change approved since the institution’s initial accreditation or last
reaffirmation review, briefly describe the change and provide the date of Commission approval. If no
substantive changes requiring approval have been submitted since the last comprehensive review, write
“none” in the first column. If, in the review of substantive change, the institution discovers substantive changes
that have not been reported according to Commission policy, the changes should be reported immediately to
Commission staff.


  Approval Date                                 Description of Substantive Change

 September 2001           •   Provision of 50 percent of credits toward an associate degree at Elizabethton
                              teaching site. SACS response: approved.

  December 2003           •   Accreditation of distance education programs: Tennessee Board of Regents
                              Online Degree Programs (RODP). SACS response: approved.

  November 2004           •   Online delivery of Business Management (AAS) and General Studies (AS)
                              programs. SACS response: approved.

        May 2005          •   Online delivery of Office Administration (AAS) and Computer and Information
                              Sciences (AAS) programs. SACS response: approved.

    January 2007          •   Addition of Teaching (AS) program. SACS response: approved.

   February 2008          •   Provision of 25-49 percent of program's credits available at David Crockett
                              High School. SACS response: approved.

                          •   Review of off-campus instructional sites. SACS response: no further
                              information required. Information accepted.

        May 2008          •   Review of all academic programs and delivery modes. SACS response: All
                              information accepted. (Note: also see Public Safety and Justice Administration
                              (AAS) program and Electronic delivery via ITV, below).

 September 2008           •   Health-related programs moved to Kingsport teaching site. SACS response:
                              approved.

    October 2008          •   Provision of 25-49 percent of program's credits available via ITV at the
                              Johnson County (Mountain City) distance education interactive television (ITV)
                              classroom. SACS response: approved.

  December 2008           •    Addition of Public Safety and Justice Administration (AAS) program. SACS
                              response: approved.

                          •   Electronic delivery via ITV for General Studies (AA and AS) program and Office
                              Technology Certificate: SACS response: approved.
                             Commission on Colleges
                   Southern Association of Colleges and Schools




            INSTITUTIONAL SUMMARY FORM
          PREPARED FOR COMMISSION REVIEWS



GENERAL INFORMATION



Name of Institution Northeast State Technical Community College


Name, Title, Phone number, and email address of Accreditation Liaison
Dr. Susan Graybeal, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
423.354.2445
segraybeal@NortheastState.edu


Name, Title, Phone number, and email address of Technical Support person for
the Compliance Certification
Mr. Josh Crowder, Research Analyst
423.279.3687
jecrowder@NortheastState.edu


Submission date of this completed document: March 13, 2009
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS


1. Level of offerings (Check all that apply)

       Diploma or certificate program(s) requiring less than one year beyond Grade 12
   Note: Northeast State does not offer any diploma or certificate programs that are designed to
      be completed in less than one academic year (due to course sequencing).

       Diploma or certificate program(s) of at least two but fewer than four years of work beyond
       Grade 12
       Associate degree program(s) requiring a minimum of 60 semester hours or the equivalent
       designed for transfer to a baccalaureate institution
       Associate degree program(s) requiring a minimum of 60 semester hours or the equivalent
       not designed for transfer
       Four or five-year baccalaureate degree program(s) requiring a minimum of 120 semester
       hours or the equivalent
       Professional degree program(s)
       Master's degree program(s)
       Work beyond the master's level but not at the doctoral level (such as Specialist in
       Education)
       Doctoral degree program(s)
       Other (Specify)

2. Types of Undergraduate Programs (Check all that apply)

       Occupational certificate or diploma program(s)
       Occupational degree program(s)
       Two-year programs designed for transfer to a baccalaureate institution
       Liberal Arts and General
       Teacher Preparatory
       Professional
       Other (Specify)




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GOVERNANCE CONTROL



Check the appropriate governance control for the institution:


        Private (check one)

                Independent, not-for-profit

                Name of corporation OR
                Name of religious affiliation and control:

                Independent, for-profit *

                Name of corporation:

        Public * (check one)

                Not part of a state system, institution has own independent board

                Part of a state system, system board serves as governing board

                Part of a state system, system board is super governing board, local governing
                board has delegated authority

                Part of a state system, institution has own independent board

* If an institution is part of a state system or a corporate structure, a description of the system
operation must be submitted as part of the Compliance Certification for the decennial review. See
Commission policy “Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Subsequent Reports” for additional
direction.

State System Structure:

        Northeast State is a public, two-year higher education institution under the control of
        the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), which is a component of the State
        University and Community College System of Tennessee. The Tennessee Board of
        Regents’ system consists of 45 institutions with a combined annual enrollment of
        over 190,000 students, making it the nation's sixth largest system of public higher
        education. TBR's six state universities, 13 community colleges, and 26 technology
        centers offer classes in 90 of Tennessee's 95 counties. The TBR system is a $2.2
        billion per year enterprise.

        The mission of the Tennessee Board of Regents system is to educate more
        Tennesseans in order to provide Tennessee with the workforce it needs for sound
        economic development.




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INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
FOR REVIEWERS



Directions: Please address the following and attach the information to this form.

1. History and Characteristics

Provide a brief history of the institution, a description of its current mission, an indication of its
geographic service area, and a description of the composition of the student population. Include
a description of any unusual or distinctive features of the institution and a description of the
admissions policies (open, selective, etc.). If appropriate, indicate those institutions that are
considered peers. Please limit this section to one-half page.

     Northeast State Technical Community College is a comprehensive two-year community
     college located in upper east Tennessee under the governance of the Tennessee Board of
     Regents of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. As a
     comprehensive community college, Northeast State provides university parallel programs
     designed for students desiring to transfer to another college or university, career programs
     for students planning to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation, and continuing
     education and community service programs for professional growth and personal
     enrichment to the citizens of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties.
     Northeast State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of
     Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

     The history of Northeast State Technical Community College reflects the changing
     educational needs of the residents of the five Northeast Tennessee counties which it serves.
     The college began as Tri-Cities State Area Vocational-Technical School in 1966 under the
     governance of the State Board for Vocational Education. In 1970, the mission was expanded
     and the school became a regional center for vocational and technical training. The scope
     was again expanded in 1978 to include the awarding of both one-year certificates and
     associate degrees in technology, and the name was changed to Tri-Cities State Technical
     Institute. Effective on July 1, 1983, Tri-Cities State Technical Institute was placed under the
     governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents and became part of the State University
     and Community College System of Tennessee. On July 1, 1990, a university parallel
     component was added, and the current name was made official.

     Northeast State has been recognized as one of the fastest growing community colleges in
     the Tennessee Board of Regents System during the past decade. During fall 2008,
     headcount enrollment was 5,470 students. Approximately 54 percent of the student body
     was female and 53 percent of the students attended full-time. For degree-seeking students,
     Northeast State requires proof of high school graduation (or GED attainment). Entering
     degree-seeking students 20 years of age or younger must provide ACT or SAT scores. If 21
     years of age or older, students are required to participate in the assessment/placement
     program.




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2. List of Degrees

List all degrees currently offered (A. S., B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D., for examples) and the majors or
concentrations within those degrees, as well as all certificates and diplomas.
            Degree Major/Concentration(s)
        Associate    Allied Health
                      Concentrations:
                          Dental Assisting
                          Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic
                          Medical Laboratory Technology
                          Surgical Technology
                     Cardiovascular Technology (Invasive/Non-invasive/Vascular)
                     Nursing

                     Business Management Technology
                      Concentrations:
                         Accounting
                         Management
                         Small Business Management
                     Computer & Information Science Technology
                      Concentrations:
                        Computer Programming
                        Internet & Web Development
                        Networking Systems
                        Personal Computer Management
                     Early Childhood Education
                     Electrical Technology
                      Concentrations:
                          Electrical
                          Electromechanical
                     General Technology
                     Industrial Technology
                       Concentrations:
                         Automotive Service
                         Industrial Drafting Design
                         Machine Tool
                         Manufacturing
                         Mechanical
                         Motor Sports
                         Welding/Metal Fabrication
                     Office Administration Technology
                      Concentrations:
                          General Office
                          Legal Office
                          Medical Office
                       Public Safety & Justice Administration
                        Concentrations:
                           Crime Mapping and Analysis
                           Forensic Science
                           Public Safety and Police Science
                       RODP: Professional Studies Information Technology


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           Degree     Major/Concentration(s)
        Associate     University Parallel
         Degrees,           (associate of arts and associate of science degrees)
        Continued

        Certificate   Accounting Technology
                      Automotive Service
                      Chemical Process Operations
                      Cisco Networking Technology
                      Combination Welding
                      Computer-Aided Drafting
                      Construction Electricity
                      Dental Assisting
                      Early Childhood Development
                      Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic
                      Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
                      Industrial Maintenance
                      Machine Tool Operations
                      Office Technology
                      Personal Computer/Network Technology


3. Locations and Distance Education
List locations (country, state, and city) where course work toward a degree, diploma, or certificate
can be obtained primarily through traditional classroom instruction. For each site, indicate the
partial or complete degree offered and, for each degree, certificate, or diploma, whether a student
can obtain 50 percent of credits toward any of the educational programs.

    Northeast State operates and maintains facilities on the Blountville main campus and has two
    primary off-campus teaching sites: Elizabethton and Kingsport. Students may earn 50
    percent or more of a program’s credits at the Northeast State at Elizabethton and Northeast
    State at Kingsport teaching sites. The institution also utilizes a facility in Gray, at which some
    credit courses are offered, and maintains distance education interactive television (ITV)
    classrooms in Johnson and Unicoi Counties.

Provide a brief description of distance education credit offerings that can be obtained primarily
through electronic means and indicate where the students are located. Indicate any degree or
certificate programs that can be completed primarily through electronic means. Please limit this
brief description to one-half page, if possible.

    There are two venues in which Northeast State students can pursue coursework through
    electronic means: Northeast State courses and Regents Online Degree Program courses.

    Northeast State Courses

    Northeast State’s courses that can be obtained primarily through electronic means are
    designed for those students within the College’s primary five-county service area. The
    courses offered through electronic means include interactive television (ITV) courses and
    Internet courses. Students may earn 50 percent or more of a program’s credits in the AS,

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    AAS, and selected certificate programs via interactive television (ITV) as well as via Internet
    courses.

    Regents Online Degree Program Courses

        Northeast State participates in the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP), a
        collaborative effort of all 13 Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges and six
        universities. The RODP program was accredited by the Southern Association of
        Colleges and Schools separately through the Tennessee Board of Regents
        (http://www.rodp.org/accreditation.htm).   RODP courses are taken primarily by
        Tennessee residents. Students may earn 50 percent or more of a program’s credits via
        RODP.

4. Accreditation

List all agencies that currently accredit the institution or any of its programs and the date of the
last review for each. Identify the accrediting agency that is the gatekeeper for federal funds if it is
not the Commission on Colleges. Describe any sanctions applied or negative actions taken by
any of these accrediting bodies (including the Commission) during the two years previous to the
submission of this report in regard to your institution.

    Northeast State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of
    Colleges and Schools. Northeast State’s last reaffirmation visit occurred in 2000.

    The American Dental Association accredits the Dental Assisting programs, which were
    reviewed and reaffirmed in 2005.

    The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredits the
    Business Management Technology program with concentrations in             Accounting,
    Management, and Small Business Management and the Office Administration Technology
    program with concentrations in General Office, Legal Office, and Medical Office. The
    programs received a positive review on their 2007 Quality Assurance Report.

    The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs accredits the EMT-
    Paramedic, Surgical Technology, and Cardiovascular programs. The EMT-Paramedic
    programs were reviewed and reaffirmed in 2006; the Surgical Technology program was
    reviewed and reaffirmed in 2002; the Cardiovascular programs were reviewed and reaffirmed
    in 2007.

    The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences accredits the Medical
    Laboratory program, which was reviewed and reaffirmed in 2008.

    The Nursing program is a candidate for accreditation by the National League for Nursing
    Accrediting Commission. A site visit was conducted January 27-29, 2009, in which the
    program evaluators recommended initial accreditation with a revisit in 5 years. The final
    accreditation decision will be made by the NLNAC Board of Commissioners in July, 2009.

    The National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) accredits the Computer and
    Information Sciences program with concentrations in Computer Programming, Internet and
    Web Development, Networking Systems, and Personal Computer Management; Electrical
    Technology with concentrations in Electrical and Electromechanical; and Industrial
    Technology with concentrations in Automotive Service, Industrial Drafting Design, Machine
    Tool, Manufacturing, Mechanical, and Welding/Metal Fabrication. All programs were
    accredited for six years in 2007.

 



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5. Relationship to the U.S. Department of Education

Indicate any limitations, suspensions, or termination by the U.S. Department of Education in
regard to student financial aid or other financial aid programs during the previous three years.
Report if on reimbursement or any other exceptional status in regard to federal or state financial
aid.

    Northeast State has not had any limitations, suspensions, or terminations by the U.S.
    Department of Education with regard to student financial aid or other financial aid programs
    during the previous three years. The College does not have any “exceptional statuses” with
    regard to federal or state financial aid.




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