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

Computer Accounting
Culinary Arts
Healthcare Management
Medical Informatics
Office Administration
Paralegal Studies
Visual Communications

Technical Certificates

Accounting Technology
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)

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 - Health Information 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

Campus Directory

Student Advising

Division Advising Schedule
All students should talk to an advisor regarding course selection, class registration, and career pathways.

Catalog and Class Schedule

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

See Class Schedule for course availability.

Harren, Culinary Arts

I'm impressed with the Culinary program at Nashville State. The curriculum is challenging and germane to the industry. I am being given the tools I need to have a successful career.

Harren, Culinary Arts

Justina, Music Technology

I want to get into demo work and my classes are helping me make connections. We also actually get to go in the studio—hands-on—and record, sing, play an instrument or do the mastering.

Justina, Music Technology

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Chris, Business

Stephanie, Culinary Arts

Nashville State has definitely prepared me for my career. You get a very well-rounded education which makes you more valuable to the company you work for.

Stephanie, Culinary Arts

Angel, Business

College is not only for people who made straight A's in high school. If you really want to better yourself, Nashville State will help you.

Angel, Business

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