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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 courses 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 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.


Degrees & Certificates Online

You can earn some degrees and certificates without ever leaving your house. These pathways may include a combination of on-campus and online classes.


Pellissippi State offers high-quality, short-term training in the form of Loading.... Certificates are designed for working students who wish to upgrade their skills or gain additional certification in a particular area.

  • Accounting Specialist Certificate

The following require one on-ground course:

  • E-Commerce Web Design Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate


Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways let you earn a degree from Pellissippi State that is designed to transfer to a four-year or other institution.

General Transfer Degrees

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.

  • General A.A.
  • General A.S.


Tennessee Transfer Pathways

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

  • Accounting A.S.
  • Business Administration A.S.
  • Economics A.A./A.S
  • English A.A.
  • Family & Consumer Sciences A.S.
  • Finance A.S.
  • Foreign Language A.A.
  • History A.A./A.S.
  • Information Systems A.S.
  • International Affairs A.A.
  • Management A.S.
  • Marketing A.S.
  • Philosophy A.A./A.S.
  • Political Science A.A./A.S.
  • Pre-Professional Physical Therapy A.S.
  • Psychology A.A./A.S
  • Social Work A.A./A.S.
  • Sociology A.A./A.S.


The following Tennessee Transfer Pathways require six or fewer online classes and/or classes at the Hardin Valley campus: 

  • Agriculture - Animal Science - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Agriculture - Business - A.S. (requires one on-campus course)
  • Agriculture - Plant and Soil Science - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Anthropology - A.A./A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Art (Studio) - A.A. (requires five on-campus courses)
  • Biology  - A.S. (requires four on-campus courses)
  • Communication Studies - A.A./A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
  • Computer Science - A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
  • Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-3) - A.S.T. (requires three on-campus courses)
  • Elementary Education (K-5) - A.S.T. (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 course)
  • 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 course)
  • Secondary Education English - A.S.T. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Secondary Education Mathematics - A.S.T. (requires one on-campus course)
  • Secondary Education Social Studies - A.S.T. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Special Education - A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
  • Sport & Leisure Management - A.S. (requires one on-campus course)
  • Theatre Arts - A.A./A.S. (requires six on-campus courses)

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