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2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

Volume XLIX

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is Tennessee’s largest higher education system, governing 40 post-secondary educational institutions with over 200 teaching locations. The TBR system includes 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to students across the state, country and world. 


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 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

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Association

Equal Employment and Nondiscrimination in Education and Employment

Walters State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Jarvis Jennings, Executive Director of Human Resources/Equity Officer, Jarvis.​jennings@​ws.​edu, Walters State Community College, 500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy Morristown, TN 37813, 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