Business and Applied Arts

Business and Applied Arts

The Business and Applied Arts division offers career oriented one-year technical certificate programs and two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees to prepare students for immediate employment, as well as Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs for students transferring to a university. While the division's academic programs are diverse in their offerings, all courses are designed to build critical thinking and problem-solving skills that students will need as they enter the workforce or transfer to four-year degree programs.


Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Administrative Professional Technology
Culinary Arts
Healthcare Management
Office Administration
Paralegal Studies
Visual Communications

Technical Certificates

Administrative Assistant
Culinary Arts
Healthcare-IT Medical Management
Medical Coding
Music Technology
Supply Chain
Web Page Authoring

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree Tennessee Transfer Pathways

Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) help students transfer to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. Completing all the courses listed on a particular Tennessee Transfer Pathway will earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at Nashville State and all courses are guaranteed to count toward that university major.

The prescribed curriculum for each Transfer Pathway must be followed exactly to ensure all hours transfer. Talk to an advisor, see the NSCC Catalog, and visit for more TTP information. View TTP video

AA/AS Tennessee Transfer Pathways Course Requirements
Advising Sheet - Accounting A.S. Degree (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Business Administration A.S. Degree (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Economics A.A. Degree for transfer into ETSU (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Economics A.A. Degree for transfer into UOM (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Economics A.A. Degree for transfer into UTK (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Economics A.S. Degree for transfer into Colleges of Business (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Economics A.S. Degree for transfer into MTSU and UTC (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Finance A.S. Degree (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Management A.S. Degree (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Marketing A.S. Degree (PDF)

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree Areas of Emphasis

AA and AS degree areas of emphasis courses are recommended for university majors where no TTP is offered at Nashville State, but do not represent requirements for any specific university.

In planning the courses to be taken at Nashville State, students first choose the four-year university that they plan to attend, consult the catalog of the transfer university for specific degree requirements, and meet with their Nashville State advisor to match up the courses offered at Nashville State with the courses required at their future four-year university.

AA/AS Area of Emphasis Course Requirements (PDF documents)
Advising Sheet - Healthcare Management
Advising Sheet - Pre-Law


Business and Applied Arts Vision and Mission

Business and Applied Arts Vision
The Business and Applied Arts division envisions a learning environment where students succeed in our programs, are prepared to further their education at other institutions, become productive individuals in the workplace, and develop a passion for learning.

Business and Applied Arts Mission
To help our students become ethical and competent professionals in their chosen fields by providing a learner-centered environment.

The Business and Applied Arts division provides programs of study consistent with students’ goals which are intended to develop appropriate skills that our faculty and advisory committees have identified as critical to success. To accomplish this we focus on academic excellence, best practices in teaching and learning, technological competence, and the practical application of discipline-specific principles.

Contact Information

Karen Stevenson, Dean, C-237D
Phone: 615-353-3430

Ruth Green, Secretary III, C-237C
Phone: 615-353-3400

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See NSCC Catalog for General Education Core courses, program requirements, recommended schedules, course descriptions and syllabi.

See Class Schedule for course availability.

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