The Northeast State at Mountain City interactive television (ITV) classroom is moving from its current location at 2431 S. Shady Street to 290 Fairground Hill on the Johnson County High School campus in Mountain City.
The move will be completed in time to host second term summer classes that begin on July 7. The ITV classroom will also be ready to host fall semester classes beginning Aug. 22.
“This relocation provides a significant improvement because we are moving into the high school vocational building,” said Dr. J. Mike Ramey, director of Distance Education Programs and Services at Northeast State. “This move creates better accommodations for students and staff and also provides better visibility for Northeast State classes in the community.”
Northeast State opened the Mountain City campus on Shady Street in June of 2007 through a joint effort by the College, the East Tennessee State University Economic Development Center, the Johnson County Board of Education, and the Johnson County government. Courses are taught through ITV, allowing students to interact with the instructor and students at other campus sites.
Dr. Ramey said the relocation required no budget or personnel changes to the Mountain City teaching site. The current ITV equipment and peripherals will be moved into the new classroom at the high school vocational building.
An ITV classroom uses two-way audio and video instruction delivered in real time to one or more locations. Northeast State broadcasts classes via ITV from the Blountville campus to locations at Bristol, Johnson City, Elizabethton, Gray, Kingsport, Unicoi County, and Mountain City.
For information concerning ITV classes or classes available at Johnson County High School, please contact 423.354.2497 or jmramey@NortheastState.edu.