Fully Online Program
Beginning Fall 2017, students will have the opportunity to complete an AS General degree over four fall and spring semesters in a fully online format (no in-class meetings required), with the exception of weekly lab meetings for the biology courses.
Semester 1 (Fall)
Fully Online Course of Study
Semester 2 (Spring)
|| College and Lifelong Learning |
|| Composition |
|| Introduction to Humanities I |
|| Marriage and Family |
|| Fundamentals of Speech Communication |
|| Macroeconomics |
|| Composition II |
|| Introduction to Humanities II |
|| Probability and Statistics |
|| Introduction to Sociology |
Semester 3 (Fall)
Semester 4 (Spring)
|| Introduction to Biology I |
|| Microeconomics |
|| American Literature II |
|| U. S. History I |
|| Music Appreciation |
|| Introduction to Biology II |
|| U.S. History II |
|| Science and the Modern World |
|| American Government |
|| General Psychology |
*Labs will be weekly, on-ground
NOTE: On-ground testing will be required as appropriate to the course.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I earn an
Associate’s degree in a fully online format?
Yes. Students may earn an AS General degree fully online with the exception of weekly labs for the biology courses. Additionally, some courses may require proctored testing on the Blountville campus.
Do I have to commit to taking all of the classes online?
No. Students are free to mix their schedules and take fully online courses alongside courses in other formats.
Who can take the
fully online courses?
Any Northeast State student can take a course in the fully online format as long as prerequisites for the course have been completed.
Can students get
financial aid for the fully online courses?
What is the
difference between fully online classes and regular Northeast State Internet
Fully online classes differ from regular Northeast State Internet classes in that there are no assigned class meetings.
What is the
difference between fully online courses and TN eCampus courses?
Unlike TN eCampus courses, Northeast State’s fully online courses are all staffed by Northeast State instructors. Additionally, students are not charged the additional fee associated with TN eCampus courses.
How do I register for
fully online classes?
As with other Northeast State courses, students will register for fully online classes through the College’s online registration system. Fully online courses are denoted by section numbers containing IF (Internet Full).
For example, the fully online section of Composition I is listed as ENGL 1010 IF1.
When can I register
Once a student has been admitted
to the College and has met with an advisor, the student may register for classes within the open enrollment period for a given term.
For more information,
Dr. J. Mike Ramey
Director, Distance Education Programs and Services