Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State Community College takes its name from the Cherokee word for the Clinch River: “Pelisipi” means “winding waters,” and the college’s journey from its founding in 1974 has indeed been winding. The institution has grown from a single-building site with 45 students to five campuses in Knox and Blount counties, with more than 11,000 credit students in a typical fall semester and an equal number in non-credit. The college has experienced parallel growth in program offerings. While students can still earn a two-year degree in the original core of Engineering Technology, they also can choose from an array of other programs leading to an A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree. Beyond academic paths that prepare students to enter the workforce directly or continue on for a four-year degree, Pellissippi State offers certificate programs to boost career and personal skills, adult education support such as GED preparation and English as a second language, and personal enrichment classes. The school also has numerous partnerships with area business and industry to provide employee training and professional development, and it offers a program through the high schools that allows students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. 

In-State Tuition & Fees

10416 Students

Degrees & Certificates Awarded Last Year

Teaching Locations

Location Address City Zip Code
Main Campus 10915 Hardin Valley Road Knoxville 37932
Blount County 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway Friendsville 37737
Division Street 3435 Division Street Knoxville 37919
Magnolia Avenue 1610 E. Magnolia Avenue Knoxville 37917
Strawberry Plains 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike Knoxville 37914

Counties Served

Blount, Knox


  • Accounting
  • Architectural Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clean Energy Building Technology
  • Commercial & Industrial Electricity
  • Computer Science
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Construction
  • Electronic Health Record
  • Electronics Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • English
  • Exercise Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Game & Simulation Design
  • General Technology
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechatronics Technology
  • Media Technologies
  • Medical Transcription
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Health Careers
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sound Production
  • Speech
  • Surveying
  • Teaching
  • Theatre Arts
  • Videography
  • Web Design
  • Web Technology

Student Profile


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Student / Faculty Ratio


Financial Aid

Online Learning

Enjoy the flexibility of learning at home with online courses taught by the same high-quality instructors you’ll find on campus.

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Workforce Programs

Tennessee’s Community Colleges regularly partner with area businesses to create training programs tailored to meet the needs of employers and get you to work sooner.

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Transfer Pathways

Be assured that your course credits will transfer to a state university and allow you to continue your education with Tennessee Transfer Pathways programs.

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Workforce Development Contact
P.O. Box 22990
Knoxville, TN 37933
Phone: 865-539-7167

Information Updated February, 2014