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Catalog Scope and Limits
The course offerings and requirements of the college are continually under examination and revision. This catalog presents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication (online posting), but there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. However, adequate and reasonable notice will be given to students affected by any changes. This catalog is not intended to state contractual terms and does not constitute a contract between the student and the college.
The college reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies, and other rules and regulations affecting students, to be effective whenever determined by the college. The enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions. Current information may be obtained from the following sources: Admission Requirements–Admissions Office, Course Offerings–Program or Division offering the course, Degree Requirements–Records Office, and Tuition–Bursar’s Office. General information is also available throughout the college’s official Web site: www.nscc.edu
Nashville State Community College provides the opportunity for students to increase their knowledge by providing programs of instruction in the various disciplines through faculty who are qualified for teaching at the college level. The acquisition and retention of knowledge by any student is, however, contingent upon the student’s desire and ability to learn and upon application of appropriate study techniques to any course or program. Thus, Nashville State Community College must necessarily limit representation of student preparedness in any field of study to that competency demonstrated at that specific point in time at which appropriate academic measurements were taken to certify course or program completion.
Policy Statement of Nondiscrimination
Nashville State Community College is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by NSCC.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 120 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37209; 615-353-3305 (email@example.com).
Nashville State Community College’s Title IX Coordinator, designated to monitor and oversee Title IX complaints, may be contacted at: Director of Human Resources, 120 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37209; 615-353-3305 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nashville State Community College’s Title II, VI, VII, Section 504 and Age Act Coordinator, designated to monitor and oversee complaints of discrimination is the Director of Human Resources, 120 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37209; 615-353-3305 (email@example.com).
State of Tennessee General Assembly
Chapter No. 661, House Bill 3526
It is a Class A misdemeanor to misrepresent academic credentials. A person commits the offense of misrepresentation of academic credentials who, knowing that the statement is false and with the intent to secure employment at or admission to an institution of higher education in Tennessee, represents, orally or in writing that such person:
- Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees or diplomas from an accredited institution of higher education;
- Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees for diplomas from a particular institution of higher education;
- Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees or diplomas in a particular field or specialty from an accredited institution of higher education.
U.S. Department of Education Title IV Financial and Program Integrity
Students or prospective students who wish to file a complaint related to accreditation or regarding violations of state law not resolved at the institution may submit a Student Complaint Form to the Tennessee Board of Regents at 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, or by going online and filing out the form electronically at www.tbr.edu/academics/program-integrity-student-complaint-form. Under Tennessee’s open records law, all or parts of complaints will generally be available for review upon request from a member of the public. Complaints regarding accreditation can also be made by contacting the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at www.sacscoc.org.
Complaints of fraud, waste or abuse may be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Tennessee Comptroller’s Hotline for Fraud, Waste and Abuse at 800-232-5454.
Accreditation and Memberships
Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and technical certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Nashville State Community College.
The following business degrees at Nashville State Community College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213; Telephone 913-339-9356: A.A.S. in Accounting, A.A.S. in Administrative Professional Technology, A.A.S. in Business, and A.A.S. in Healthcare Management.
The Nashville State Community College Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Paralegals (Approval Commission).
The Architectural Design Technology, the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology, and the Electrical Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
The Nashville State Community College Nursing Program has full approval status by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The Board of Commissioners of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has granted the Nashville State Community College Nursing Program continuing accreditation. The next accreditation site visit will be conducted Spring 2026.
The Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s Telephone Number, C/O AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA, and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
The Culinary Arts A.A.S. degree program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.
The Early Childhood Education A.A.S. degree program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Nashville State holds membership in additional professional organizations, including:
American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE)
American Association of Community Colleges
Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
Humphreys County Chamber of Commerce
Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Technology Council
National Academic Advising Association
National Association of College & University Business Officers
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National College Testing Association (NCTA)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Organization for Association Degree Nursing (OADN)
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges with Associate Degrees
Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers
Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Tennessee Association of Higher Education and Disability
Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Tennessee College Association
This list is subject to change at any time prior to or during an academic term.