Career Programs

Career Programs are for students planning to go directly into the workforce after earning an associate's degree. These programs are designed to provide the education and hands-on experience needed to be successful in a variety of fields. Many of the programs have concentrations that allow students to better tailor their degree to their interests.

For more information on all our courses and programs, browse our College Catalog.

Transfer Programs

Students entering a community college in Tennessee who select one of 50 majors with accompanying transfer pathways, complete required courses and earn an associate’s degree can transition seamlessly as a junior at a Tennessee public university. Some specific academic programs, such as Nursing where class sizes are limited, may have competitive admissions based on enrollment, but students will be advised about any requirements when they first enroll in the program.

All credit hours earned in the selected Transfer Pathway will apply toward a bachelor's degree in the same discipline. The pathways also guarantee admission to all public universities in the state, except for UT Knoxville, where competitive admission standards will still apply.

For more information on the Tennessee Transfer Pathways, visit our Transfer Pathways Advising site.

Certificate Programs

Pellissippi State offers high-quality, short-term training in the form of Certificate Programs. Individual curricula are designed for working students who want to upgrade their skills or gain additional certification in a particular area. For a listing of certificates, visit Certificate Programs or the College Catalog for detailed descriptions.