Register now for basic Android app development course

There’s an Android app for that at Northeast State. Northeast State’s Workforce Solutions will offer an eight-week short course on basic Android app development from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 30 through Nov. 18. The course will be taught at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, 300 W. Market St. in downtown Kingsport.

app_androidThis course is well suited for individuals looking to gain an understanding of the process required to create an Android app including hardware capabilities, software design, development of graphics, and writing code. Each participant will develop his or her own app for personal or professional use.

To receive a certificate, participants must be present for 80 percent of the course, complete all homework assignments, and develop a functional app.

A brief outline of course content follows:
9/30 – Introduction to Android: Participants will learn about the Android operating system and the various hardware types used through the Android ecosystem.

10/7 – Functional Planning: Participants will sketch out the function of their applications through the use of flow charts, storyboard, and mind mapping.

10/14 – Mock-up/Sketching: Content is geared toward the aesthetic design of the application. Tools will be used to develop a graphical representation of the app and aesthetic elements will be created.

10/21 – Overview of Eclipse: Participants will start exploring the Eclipse IDE and the technical process behind coding for Android development.

10/28, 11/4, 11/11 – App Coding: Participants will continue using Eclipse to developing their applications.

11/18 – Fit and Finish: Participants will complete their app and fine tune remaining details. A discussion of app store submission will take place.

The cost of the course is $195 and the registration deadline is Sept. 22. Students may register online at or contact Diana Harrison at 423.354.5520 or

Northeast State at Johnson City renovation moves ahead

Renovation of the Northeast State at Johnson City complex took a major step forward last week as College and state officials green-lighted construction work to begin by the project’s contractor.

A pre-construction meeting held Aug. 20 granted the Rainey Contracting company a notice to proceed with phase three building renovations to the College’s Johnson City teaching site. The Rainey firm can now move forward with the $1.6 million, approximately 38,000 square-foot renovation.

Northeast State at Johnson City
Northeast State at Johnson City

The contract calls for a 212-day construction period which ends on March 20, 2015. The meeting included members of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the Shaw and Shanks Architects, Rainey Contracting representatives and Northeast State personnel.

The project’s first phase repairs the building’s parking garage area and renewal of the building’s courtyard area. Formerly the Washington County Justice Center, several former courtrooms have been designated for classrooms, multipurpose event rooms, and a debate center for Speech and Mass Communications classes.

Rainey Contracting got the go ahead to proceed with renovations at NeSCC@JC.
Rainey Contracting got the go ahead to proceed with renovations at NeSCC@JC.

Phase two involved replacement of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system through the conditioned space of the building. S.B. White Company installed two boilers as part of the replacement for the HVAC system to serve classroom and administrative space in the facility. The HVAC system was funded in part by a Clean Tennessee Energy Grant. The grant program funded a number of projects designed to reduce air emissions, improve energy efficiency and create cost savings across the state

Phase 3 of the facility’s renovation, classrooms space, science laboratories, computer labs, a learning resource center, and administrative office space. The College will also staff the site with personnel from the offices Financial Aid, Business Office, Student Support Services, and tutoring services to assist students.

The building is located at 101 E. Market St. in downtown Johnson City.

The 38,700 square foot conditioned space will house classrooms, labs, and student support offices.
The 38,700 square foot conditioned space will house classrooms, labs, and student support offices.

Workforce Solutions to offer 9-week ECG technician course

Northeast State’s Workforce Solutions will offer a nine-week ECG technician course at the Regional Center for Health Professions (RCHP) in downtown Kingsport starting Sept. 8.

ECG tech class begins Sept. 8 at RCHP.
ECG tech class begins Sept. 8 at RCHP.

ECG Technicians perform electrocardiograms and are one of the first providers to assist patients experiencing cardiac symptoms. ECG Technicians are critical members of the patient care team and may be employed in physician offices, emergency rooms, and hospital-based cardiology clinics across the country. The course includes theory and hands-on instruction during the nine-week program.

Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, prospective patient care technicians, current nurses, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. The program includes the National Health Career Association Certified ECG Technician exam.  The course starts Sept. 8 and will be taught from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RCHP, 300 W. Main St. in Kingsport. Fee for the course is $475 and the deadline to register is Sept. 2.

For more information and how to register for this class, contact Diana Harrison with Workforce Solutions at 423 354-5520 or

Domtar, RCAM to sponsor industrial trade show

Domtar hosts its annual Industrial Trade Show Aug. 20 at RCAM.
Domtar hosts its annual Industrial Trade Show Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at RCAM.

Domtar Paper Company will host its annual Industrial Trade Show Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Regional Center for Advancing Manufacturing (RCAM) in downtown Kingsport.

The show is designed to bring together companies that supply industrial equipment and services to the region’s largest industrial manufacturers. Manufacturers get a hands-on look at the newest equipment and technology, while vendors have the opportunity to network with potential clients.

More than 30 industrial suppliers are expected at the event and food sales will be available onsite.

RCAM is located at 305 W. Main St. near the Domtar plant. For more information, contact Steve Fletcher at 423.392.2786.

Official OSHA safety course set for Aug. 26-29

The Workforce Solutions department at Northeast State will present an official OSHA 30-hour General Industry course on safety and healthy work practices Aug. 26-29.

The course is ideal for any professional responsible for employee on-the-job safety and health work practices. This course provides successful participants with four days of information on current topics in occupational safety and health as enforced by the U.S. and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA_logo_blackCourse completion cards will be awarded from the OSHA National Training Institute to each student completing the course. Attendance at all four classes is required to receive the card.

The course will meet Aug. 26 – 29. Course hours are: Aug. 26 – 28, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Aug. 29: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The class will be held on the College’s main campus at Blountville.

Course fee is $399 including books and all study materials. This course is offered in conjunction with Tennessee OSHA (TOSHA).  For reservations, contact Diana Harrison at 423.354.5520 or