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Short-term certificates are offered.

Pellissippi State offers high-quality, short-term training through Certificate Programs. These programs are designed for working students who wish to upgrade their skills or gain additional certification in a particular area. The OST program offers the following short-term certificate programs:

After completing the coursework for a particular certificate, a transcript of your grades should be taken to the Director of Certificate programs to have the certificate produced.

For information on Certificate Programs, contact

Mike Hudson, Director of Certificate Programs
Pellissippi State
P. O. Box 22990
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
Phone: (865)694-6416 (office) or 694-6477 (secretary)
Email: mhudson@pstcc.cc.tn.us


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Pellissippi State Technical Community College
P. O. Box 22990Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
Phone 865-694-6400

Computer Business Applications

The courses required for the Computer Business Applications Certificate Program are these:

  • OST 1100--Keyboarding I--3 credits
    This course may be waived if student can type 30 wpm.
  • OST 1005--Microsoft Word--3 credits
  • OST 1006--PowerPoint CBT--1 credit
  • OST 1105--Keyboarding II--3 credits
  • OST 2600--Access--3 credits
  • OST 2621--Excel--3 credits

A syllabus for each course is available.

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Computer Personal Applications

The courses required for the Computer Personal Applications are these:

  • OST 1100--Keyboarding I--3 credits
    This course may be waived if student can type 30 wpm.
  • OST 1211--Word/Excel/PowerPointI--3 credits
  • OST 2014--Word/Excel/PowerPointII--3 credits

A syllabus for each course is available.

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Introductory Web

The courses required for the Introductory Web Certificate Program are these:

  • OST 1100--Keyboarding I--3 credits
    This course may be waived if student can type 30 wpm.
  • OST 1005--Microsoft Word--3 credits or OST 1211--Word/Excel/Powerpoint or OST 1221--WordPerfect
  • OST 2801--Web Design I--1 credit
  • OST 2802--Web Design II--1 credit
  • OST 2803--Web Design III--1 credit
  • WEB 2811--Advanced Web Graphics--3 credits

A syllabus for each course is available.

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Medical Transcription

The courses required for the Medical Transcription Certificate Program are these:

  • OST 1100--Keyboarding I--3 credits
    This course may be waived if student can type 30 wpm.
  • OST 1005--Microsoft Word--3 credits or OST 1221--WordPerfect--3 credits
  • OST 1105--Keyboarding II/Speed and Accuracy--3 credits
  • OST 2120--Keyboarding III--3 credits
  • OST 2910--Medical Terminology I--4 credits
  • OST 2921--Medical Terminology II--3 credits
  • OST 2935--Medical Transcription--3 credits

A syllabus for each course is available.

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Legal Secretary

The courses required for the Legal Secretary Certificate Program are these:

  • OST 1100--Keyboarding I--3 credits
    This course may be waived if student can type 30 wpm.
  • OST 1105 - Keyboarding II/Speed & Accuracy on the Computer (3)
  • OST 1005 - Microsoft Word or OST 1221--WordPerfect (3)
  • LAW 1000 - Professional Responsibility (3)
  • MKT 2420 - Customer Service (3)
  • LAW 2010 - Law Office Computing (3)
  • OST 2700 - Legal Terminology & Transcription (3)

A syllabus for each course is available.