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Online Education

Pellissippi State Community College makes it easy for you to earn your associate’s degree or certificate by offering online programs for full-time and part-time students. Classes at Pellissippi State are affordable and now more convenient than ever — you can earn a degree or certificate in more than a dozen programs entirely online.* Pellissippi State guarantees these classes will be offered online in the semester listed, so you can be sure that the class you need will be available.

* Students who require co-requisite learning support ENGL, MATH or READ courses must fulfill the requirement in an on-campus, face-to-face course. Some professors may require proctored exams either online or on campus. This decision is made by individual professors; work with your professor to determine an online option for you.


General Transfer Degree

The general transfer degree at Pellissippi State is for students who wish to earn an associate degree, but want to keep their options open when they transfer to a university. Completing one of these degrees fulfills general education requirements for a four-year degree. However, this flexibility means that each student is responsible for ensuring that individual courses will be accepted by the university he or she plans to attend.



Tennessee Transfer Pathway Programs

Students who complete all the courses listed in a Tennessee Transfer Pathway program will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree with a concentration in a certain area of study. TTP courses count toward the university major of that area of study. These programs are designed to seamlessly transfer to four-year colleges/universities although some colleges or universities may have additional requirements. 

Associate of Arts Degree

Economics (PDF)
English (PDF)
Foreign Language (PDF)
History (PDF)
International Affairs (PDF)
Philosophy (PDF)
Political Science (PDF)
Psychology (PDF)
Social Work (PDF)
Sociology (PDF) 

Associate of Science Degree

Accounting (PDF)
Business Administration (PDF)
Economics (PDF)
Family & Consumer Sciences (PDF)
Finance (PDF)
History (PDF)
Information Systems (PDF)
Management (PDF)
Marketing (PDF)
Philosophy (PDF)
Political Science (PDF)
Pre-Professional Physical Therapy (PDF)
Psychology (PDF)
Social Work (PDF)
Sociology (PDF)



Students can earn high-quality, short-term training in the form of certificates. Certificates are especially designed for working students or those who wish to upgrade skills or gain additional certification. Most certificates don’t have general education or placement testing requirements, and they are not supported by financial aid.

The following are fully online:

The following require one on-ground course:


Pellissippi State Degrees Primarily Online

Pellissippi State also offers Tennessee Transfer programs so that you can earn your degree mostly online with some courses offered only on campus.

Agriculture - Animal Science - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
Agriculture - Business - A.S. (requires one on-campus courses)
Agriculture - Plant and Soil Science - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
Anthropology - A.A. (requires two on-campus courses)
Anthropology - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
Art (Studio) - A.A. (requires five on-campus courses)
Biology (PDF) - A.S. (requires four on-campus courses)
Computer Science - A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-3) - A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
Elementary Education (K-5) - A.S. (requires five on-campus courses)
Engineering Technology - A.S. (requires four on-campus courses)
Exercise Science - A.S. (requires five on-campus courses)
Geosciences - A.S. (requires five on-campus courses)
Imaging Sciences - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
Mass Communication (requires three on-campus courses)
Mathematics  - A.S. (requires one on-campus courses)
Nutrition & Food Science - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
Physical Education - A.S. (requires six on-campus courses)
Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences - A.S. (requires five on-campus courses)
Pre-Dental Hygiene - A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
Pre-Professional Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
Pre-Professional Occupational Therapy - A.S. (requires one on-campus courses)
Secondary Education English - A.S.T. (requires two on-campus courses)
Secondary Education Mathematics - A.S.T. (requires one on-campus courses)
Secondary Education Social Studies - A.S.T. (requires two on-campus courses)
Special Education - A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
Speech Communication - A.A. (requires three on-campus courses)
Speech Communication - A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
Sport & Leisure Management - A.S. (requires one on-campus courses)
Theatre Arts - A.A. (requires six on-campus courses)
Theatre Arts - A.S. (requires six on-campus courses)

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