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2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

Volume XLVI

Walters State is one of 46 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 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties to more than 200,000 students.


Walters State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, website www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Walters State Community College. 

Specific programs are accredited or approved by the following agencies:

American Bar Association

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Association for Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (Initial Accreditation)

Accreditation Council for 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)

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Equal Employment and Nondiscrimination in Education and Employment

Walters State Community College 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 Walters State. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Tammy Goode, Tammy.Goode@ws.edu, Walters State, 500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy., Morristown, TN 37813-6899, 423-585-6845.


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.

Archived College Catalogs

For archived college catalogs from 2009-2010 to the present, see the drop-down menu at the top right of this page. For college catalogs published prior to 2009-2010, contact the Student Records Office at 423-585-2693 or via email at studentrecords@ws.edu.