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University Connection

We're building partnerships to make learning more convenient for you! Our University Connection agreements with Austin Peay State University (APSU), Bellevue University (BU), East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and Tennessee Technological University (TTU) allow you complete a bachelor's degree without ever leaving the Pellissippi State campus.

Through the Austin Peay agreement, students can earn bachelor's degrees in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Through the Bellevue University agreement, students can build on their A.A.S. degree and start as a Junior to earn a B.A. or B.S. in a number of career fields.

Through the East Tennessee State agreement, students can earn a B.S. in Interior Architecture.

Through the Tennessee Tech agreement, students can earn a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, K-5.

Freshman and sophomores can enter either program by taking the appropriate pre-requisite courses at Pellissippi State. In some cases, transfer credit from other colleges may be applied.

Interested in the APSU Engineering Technology programs? Visit the APSU articulation website or contact Cindy Fowinkle at or 865.539.7398.

Interested in the Bellevue University programs?  Visit the BU transfer website or contact Celeste Evans at or 865.539.7411 or 865.399.0703.

Interested in the ETSU Interior Architecture program?  Contact Dr. Margaret Ann Jeffries at or 865.539.7084.

Interested in the TTU Elementary Education K-5 program? Visit the Pellissippi State College Catalog for the Associate of Science in Teaching curriculum or contact one of the following: