Mission Statement

The mission of Pellissippi State Community College is 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. The College provides support for teaching and learning, training and workforce development, and opportunities for life, civic and cultural enrichment.

Features of the Mission

To fulfill its mission, Pellissippi State provides students and other citizens of its community specific offerings in the following areas:

  • Associate's degrees and certificate programs that lead to employment in computer, engineering, and media technologies; business; and health science.
  • Associate's degree programs and courses that prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-level colleges and universities.
  • Learning support instruction and academic and student support services.
  • General Educational Development (GED) preparation.
  • Training to meet specific needs of businesses, industries and individuals.
  • Continuing education programs, seminars and workshops.
  • Resources for special grade K-12 programs and events.
  • Support for, involvement in, and promotion of civic and cultural projects and events.

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 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, sexual orientation, veteran status, religion, race, national origin or disability.

Pellissippi State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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.