Fall registration? It’s on at Northeast State!

Classes are filling up fast but registration is still open as Northeast State Community College continues to register students online and at its main campus through the upcoming fall semester.

Northeast State admissions representatives will be registering students during open registration on Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at three Northeast State sites: Wayne G. Basler Library on the Blountville campus, 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport; Northeast State at Elizabethton, 386 Highway 91; and the Regional Center for Applied Technology, 222 West Main St., Kingsport.  Returning students can also register online through NORSTAR.

Northeast State applicants can register online and view the complete fall schedule at the College’s Web site, www.NortheastState.edu.  Fall semester fees are due Aug. 20. The last day to add a class will be Sept. 4.

For more information about registration and fall courses, call the office of Admissions at 1.800.836.7822 or 423.323.0253 or the division of Evening and Distance Education at 423.323.0221.


Fiber optics technician courses set at Northeast State

A series of courses in fiber optics scheduled for September at Northeast State Community College gives an overview of this exciting technical career specialty. The courses range from two to three days in length and include study materials.

Certified Fiber Optics Technician is a three-day introductory course designed to teach basic fiber optic networking. The course uses theory and hands-on activities to prepare the participant to take the Certified Fiber Optic Technician test. The test is sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA) and given and graded the final class day. Registrants should have a working knowledge of computers. The course is schedule Sept. 14-16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Certified Specialist/Testing and Maintenance offers advanced training of testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. The course emphasizes a clear approach to fiber optics testing standards with considerable hands-on activities. Prerequisites include one CFOT course or another formal fiber optics training course within the preceding six months, or one year fiber optics-related experience.  The course is scheduled Sept. 19 - 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist is a two-day course includes a PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and details how to achieve these splices. Hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of both single and multi mode fiber optic cables. Both inside and outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized. The course will be held Sept. 17 – 18 (Saturday and Sunday), from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The courses are offered in partnership with the BDI DataLynk company providing standards based computer network infrastructure training programs. All courses are accredited by continuing education credits. The Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course from BDI DataLynk is designed to teach fiber optics networking and its capabilities.

All courses are being taught the College’s main campus, 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. The priority registration deadline for all three courses is Sept. 1, 2009. For information or to register, contact 423.354.2570 or cmtauscher@NortheastState.edu.


Woman's Civic Club of Elizabethton scholarship continues to benefit EHS grads

A legacy of giving precedes the Woman’s Civic Club of Elizabethton with more than 15 years as a scholarship sponsor at Northeast State Community College.
“We wanted to provide a high school student with a scholarship based on a financial need,” said Susan Lanier, club treasurer and scholarship chair. “So many good students just need that extra assistance to continue on to college.”

The Woman’s Civic Club initially designated a scholarship at the College in 1994 and is a member of the President’s Trust at Northeast State signifying contributions of more than $10,000 to their scholarship fund.  The scholarship supports young women newly graduated from Elizabethton High School and interested in pursuing college degrees.

Receiving scholarship awards this fall are returning Northeast State students Hillarie Yelton and Jordan Fair along with first-year student Bethany A. Fair. Scholarship recipients are required to be enrolled as full-time students at Northeast State and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

“The Elizabethton Woman’s Civic Club exemplifies the best of community involvement in the lives of students,” said Katie Yates, executive director of the Northeast State Foundation. “Their generosity has provided scholarship funds to help many students earn their associate degrees at Northeast State.”

The Second Time Around Sale, the club’s annual fundraising event, is scheduled Sept. 18-19 at the Elizabethton Recreation Center on West Mill Street in Elizabethton.

The Woman’s Civic Club of Elizabethton was established in 1955.  Club members and volunteers spend hundreds of volunteer hours each year on projects such as the Book Buddies at the Elizabethton Learning Center, the Red Cross Bloodmobile, Relay for Life, Backpack Buddies which provides food assistance for students, and birthday cakes for senior citizens.