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Distance Learning Options and Resources

Pellissippi State students can earn degrees through distance learning in several ways.

Distance learning is not for everyone Are you ready for Distance Learning?

Are you considering taking math class online? The Mathematics faculty have some more information for you.

Web Courses: To enroll in a Web section, you must have access to your own computer with a graphic Web browser. Web courses may require an orientation with the instructor; check your course schedule in myPellissippi for orientation times. Students are responsible for contacting the instructor. Some instructors require that exams be taken at an authorized testing center. Testing centers that are not a part of a Tennessee Board of Regents institution may require monitoring fees. Pellissippi State Web courses are listed in the course listings with section numbers WW1, WW2, etc.

Hybrid Courses: These courses combine traditional classroom work with online instruction. For a 3-credit-hour history course, students meet in a classroom for 1.5 hours each week and complete the remainder of the class online. Hybrid courses are designated with a section number PC for Pellissippi Campus, BC for Blount County or DC for Division Street. For most classes, students may contact instructors at the first regularly scheduled classroom meeting. Some biology and chemistry hybrid courses may require an orientation with the instructor; check your course schedule for orientation times. 

Telecourses and Videotape Courses: For local students: Attend orientation as listed in your course schedule to meet the instructor and receive course materials. Pick up the tapes for videotape sections the day of orientation at Educational Technology Services in Goins 242. For students who miss orientation, add the course after the orientation or want more information, contact the instructor. Ask the instructor for the location of all reviews and tests. Telecourse/videotape courses have section numbers VT1, VT2, etc.

Two-Way Audio/Video (TWAV): Pellissippi State broadcasts several classes from the Distance Learning Classroom on the Pellissippi Campus to Blount County, Division Street and Magnolia Avenue. Students have two-way audio and video contact with the instructor during class at all of the receiving sites. The courses are designated within the subject area with daytime section numbers P50, D50, B50, or M50 depending on the site; night sections are denoted as section P70, D70, B70, or M70, with TWAV in the course title.

Regents Online Degree Program (RODP): RODP is a partnership of all Tennessee Board of Regents colleges and universities. RODP provides an opportunity for students to enroll with the knowledge that all coursework is completely transferable among TBR partners. RODP courses, conducted entirely online, are different from Pellissippi State’s Web course offerings. Section numbers for RODP courses are R50. RODP course fees are charged separately. For current information, visit Contact the RODP, or call 1-888-223-0023.

Online Student Resources

Student Support Services for Distance Students - (Access Advising, Bookstore, Library Services, technical support and more services for distance students)

Technical Support for Online Students

Pellissippi State Student Complaint Procedures

ROCC Student Complaint Procedures

Pellissippi State participates in the Electronic Campus

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