2012-2013 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2012-2013 Catalog and Student Handbook
Walters State Community College is one of 45 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this system which is comprised of six universities, 13 community colleges, and 26 area technology centers. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education.
Walters State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award the Associate of Science, Associate of Science in Teaching, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. SACS should be contacted regarding only questions about the accreditation status of the institution, to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about Walters State such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to SACS.
Specific programs are accredited or approved by the following agencies:
American Bar Association
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
Association for Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (Letter of Review)
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
Paramedic Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Culinary Arts American Culinary Federation, Inc.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Equal Employment and Nondiscrimination in Education and Employment
Walters State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). Inquiries and charges of violations of any of the above referenced policies should be directed to the Human Resources Office at Walters State, 500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy., Morristown, TN 37813-6899. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to Office of Disability Services at Walters State, 500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy., Morristown, TN 37813-6899.
Senator Herbert Walters
Walters State Community College is named for the late statesman Herbert S. Walters, whose inspiration and leadership made possible this college which bears his name by the following resolution:
WHEREAS, The Honorable Herbert S. Walters of Morristown, Tennessee, has achieved notable distinction in public life and in the services of his state and nation, and in his contributions to education at all levels,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education, in honor of and tribute to him, hereby designates the official name of the new state community college at Morristown, Tennessee “WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.”
Adopted by the State Board of Education in regular quarterly session assembled February 7, 1969.