Northeast State will unveil paired courses this spring, allowing students to pick up six hours of credit by attending class only one night a week.
The classes run from 6 – 7:20 p.m. and 7:30 – 8:50 p.m. and will be available at the Elizabethton, Johnson City, and Johnson County teaching sites.
Composition II (ENGL 1020) and Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 1010) will be offered on Tuesdays, while U.S. History II (HIST 2020) and General Psychology (PSYC 1030) will be offered on Thursdays.
The courses are in a hybrid format, meaning content is delivered 50 percent online, with the remainder of course meetings delivered face-to-face.
“This is 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.”
Initially, all the courses will be general education core classes, which are needed by most students regardless of their major. Students must have taken any pre-requisite courses required for the classes before enrolling.
The College has also scheduled Survey of Art History I (ARTH 2010) on Wednesdays and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 1100) on Thursdays for students who want to take an additional class during the week. MATH 1100 is only offered in Elizabethton and Johnson City.
If the paired courses prove successful, the College envisions expanding offerings to other campuses and in areas such as Administrative Professional Technology, Business, and Computer Information Technology.
College officials also hope to develop an academic plan using paired courses to help TN Reconnect students graduate in a timely manner. TN Reconnect, which starts in fall 2018, is a last dollar scholarship for adults to attend community college tuition free.
For more information about paired courses, contact:
Northeast State at Elizabethton – NSEliz@NortheastState.edu or 423.547.8450
Northeast State at Johnson City – NEJCity@NortheastState.edu or 423.354.5307
Johnson County – trmullins@NortheastState.edu or 423.354.5223