Kingsport Times-News: One night a week equals six credit hours at Northeast State

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One night a week equals six credit hours at Northeast State

Staff reports • Jul 24, 2018 at 1:16 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — Northeast State Community College is offering a wide selection of paired courses this fall, allowing students to pick up six hours of credit per semester by attending class only one night a week.

The classes run weekdays from 6 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. Also, some daytime courses will be offered on Saturdays. Courses (except Saturdays) will be available at the Blountville, Elizabethton, Johnson City and Kingsport campuses as well as the Mountain City and Unicoi County teaching sites.

The courses are in a hybrid format, meaning content is delivered 50 percent online, with the remainder of the instruction delivered in course meetings offered face-to-face on campus, said Bob Carpenter, Northeast’s director of community relations.

“This format is designed for students who need flexibility in scheduling,” said Dr. Pashia Hogan, assistant vice president of Multi-Campus Programs. “They may be working full-time or have other responsibilities that make it too overwhelming to be out of the house two or three nights a week.”

All the courses are general education core classes, which are needed by most students regardless of their major. Students must have taken any prerequisite courses required for the classes before enrolling.

Hogan said the paired courses may be especially attractive to students enrolling under the State’s TN Reconnect scholarship program, which starts in Fall 2018. TN Reconnect is a last dollar scholarship for adults to attend community college tuition free.

For more information about paired courses, contact:

Northeast State at Elizabethton – [email protected] or (423) 547-8450

Northeast State at Johnson City – [email protected] or (423) 354-5307

Northeast State at Kingsport – [email protected] or (423) 354-5521

Northeast State at Blountville and Unicoi and Mountain City – [email protected] or (423) 354-5223.

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