May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED]

Notice To All Students

This Catalog presents the course offerings and academic requirements in effect at the time of publication but provides no guarantee that offerings will not be changed or rescinded. The course offerings and requirements of Cleveland State Community College are continually under examination and review. The College reserves the right to make changes in course offerings, curricula, academic policies and other rules and regulations affecting students and which will become effective whenever determined proper by the Institution. Reasonable notice will be given to students regarding any changes in the Catalog. All updates and/or corrections will be posted in the online version of the Catalog, which will supersede previous written copies. Changes will govern current, former, and prospective students. This Catalog is not intended to state contractual terms and does not constitute a contract between the student and the Institution.

Current information may be obtained from the following sources:

  • Admission Requirements - Enrollment Services Center
  • Course Offerings - Department or Division offering the course
  • Degree Requirements - Enrollment Services Center
  • Fees and Tuition - Business Office

Cleveland State Community College provides the opportunity for students to increase their knowledge by offering programs of instruction in the various disciplines and programs through faculty who have been determined by the institution as highly qualified for teaching at the college level. The acquisition and retention of knowledge by any student is, however, contingent upon the student’s desire and ability to learn and his or her application of appropriate study techniques to any course or program. Thus, Cleveland State Community College must necessarily limit representation of student preparedness in any field of study to that competency demonstrated at that specific point in time at which appropriate academic measurements were taken to certify course or program completion.

Cleveland State Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) institution committed to the education of a nonracially identifiable staff and student body. The college does not permit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious views, veteran status, political affiliation, gender, age, national origin orientation or disability against employees, students and guests in any college-sponsored or -hosted educational program or activity including, but not limited to, the following: recruitment, admissions, academic and other educational program activities, housing, facilities, access to course offerings, counseling, financial assistance, employment assistance, health and insurance benefits and services, rules for marital and parental status, student services and athletics.

Cleveland State Community College is committed to making the campus accessible to students with disabilities. Handicapped parking spaces in each parking area are clearly marked.

Students with disabilities who need accommodations are asked to contact the Coordinator of Disability Support Services. This office is located in Room 118 of the George L. Mathis Student Center, (423) 478-6217.


Students or prospective students who wish to file a complaint regarding violations of state law not resolved at the institution may submit a Student Complaint Form to the Tennessee Board of Regents at 1 Bridgestone Park, Third Floor, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, or by going online and filling out the form electronically at

Under Tennessee’s open records law, all or parts of complaints will generally be available for review upon request from a member of the public.

Complaints regarding accreditation can also be made by contacting the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone: 404-679-4500,

Complaints of fraud, waste or abuse may be made by email at or by calling the Tennessee Comptroller’s Hotline for Fraud, Waste and Abuse at 1-800-232-5454

Reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse

If you have witnessed an act of fraud, waste or abuse and wish to report it, or would like more information, visit our website at and click on the “Report Fraud/Waste/Abuse” link near the bottom of the page. You may also call 423-473-2391.