Jul 14, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2015-2016 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED]

Notice To All Students

The course offerings and requirements of the institution are continually under examination and revision. This catalog presents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication but is no guarantee that they will not be changed or revoked. However, adequate and reasonable notice will be given to students affected by any changes. This catalog is not intended to state contractual terms and does not constitute a contract between the student and the institution. The institution reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies and other rules and regulations affecting students to be effective whenever determined by the institution. These changes will govern current and formerly enrolled students. Enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions.

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, in the opinion of the institution, are 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 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 340, Nashville, Tennessee 37217, or by going online and filling out the form electronically at http://www.tbr.edu/contact/default.aspx?id=2936

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 www.sacscoc.org.

Complaints of fraud, waste or abuse may be made by email at reportfraud@tbr.edu 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 www.clevelandstatecc.edu and click on the “Report Fraud/Waste/Abuse” link near the bottom of the page. You may also call 423-614-8705.