South College


South College offers more than 70 Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral programs at its campuses in Knoxville, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Asheville, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Indianapolis, Indiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Orlando, Florida; as well as Online. We are constantly developing new academic programs based on local, regional, and national trends. Each curriculum is designed is to promote development of knowledge and skills in the area as we challenge and support our students. We’re here with you every step of the way, starting with the admissions process.

Academic Programs

South College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of fields, including health professions, legal studies, criminal justice, business administration/accounting, technology, and education. Click below to search our academic programs by degree level, location, interest, and scholarship eligibility.

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Academic Catalogs and Academic Calendars

Course availability, program requirements, academic calendar, admissions processes, and other details may change from year to year. You can find the most current course catalogs and academic calendars on the page, where we update them regularly.

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Online Learning

At South College, you’ll discover a variety of programs that can be completed entirely online or as a blended in-person and online program, allowing you to work toward earning a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and/or educational specialist degree. With online learning, you can plan and manage your learning experience around your other life commitments, including work and family.

South College students use Canvas to access their online courses and assignments. It’s an intuitive, straightforward platform that’s mobile friendly and customizable — perfect for however you learn! Your instructors and staff will even use our online tools to monitor your academic performance, so that they can check in and offer personalized help whenever it might be needed.

Our online classroom encourages engaging, lively discussions, making it simple to share your own thoughts, as well as respond to comments from your peers and instructors. You’ll also have access to tutoring, career services, and financial aid advisors, all ready to answer your questions and provide guidance.

With classes designed and taught by experienced faculty*, our online programs can help you build the skills and knowledge needed to start or advance your career in a wide array of fields.

If you’re looking to further your education, explore our online programs to find the one that is right for you.

*Faculty experience levels may vary.

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Credit Transfer


Credit for transfer work may be given if it was taken at an accredited collegiate institution, if it is equivalent to courses offered at South College, and if it carries a grade of C or better. Any coursework older than seven years, regardless of the institution at which it was taken, may be denied transfer credit due to the material being determined outdated. This also applies to courses taken at South College/Knoxville Business College/South College-Asheville. Transfer credit will not be given for developmental courses such as basic mathematics or English, or for skills courses such as keyboarding. Other skill courses completed, such as computer courses and medical lab courses, will be reviewed on an individual basis. Students should consult with the Registrar about questions related to acceptance of transfer credits. The institution reserves the right to request additional information about any courses requested for transfer evaluation.

Credits earned in non-accredited programs or at vocational institutions will not be accepted. Students transferring from such institutions may attempt to earn credit through the credit by examination process. South College does not award credit for experiential learning or for professional certification.

Acceptance of credits earned at other institutions is limited to 60% of the total hours required for the particular degree or certificate program. Credit for transfer work may not be awarded until the applicable official transcripts are received by South College.

The college reserves the right to reject any or all credits from other institutions regardless of their accreditation status. The college reserves the right to refuse transfer credit for courses if the student’s subsequent grades in required courses in the same subject fall below a 2.0 average.


Policies for the acceptance of any graduate level transfer credit are determined by the associated program faculty within guidelines determined by the institution. Please review information in the section of the catalog dedicated to the program.

South College reserves the right to request additional information about any courses you submit for transfer evaluation. Every attempt will be made to give students requesting credit transfer to South College a thorough appraisal related to their educational goals at the college. If you have any questions about the acceptance of your transfer credits, contact the registrar.

Transferability of Credits to Other Institutions

Similar to most colleges, the transfer of credit to and from South College can be uncertain for two important reasons. Every campus designs coursework to reflect the integrity and quality of its own degrees/credentials and will want to honor that design in the review and evaluation of transfer work. Moreover, South College students will many times begin work in their major and career field during the first academic year. Every attempt will be made to give students requesting credit transfer to South College a thorough appraisal related to their educational goals at the college. Students considering transfer to other colleges and universities should consult with the registrar at those institutions concerning the courses completed at South College. South College does not guarantee that credits earned at South College will be accepted by another college. For information about getting your official South College transcripts, click here.

Transfer/Articulation Agreements with Other Institutions  

An Articulation Agreement is a formal arrangement between South College and another institution documenting a process for students to complete a specific degree or list of courses through both colleges. South College has articulation transfer agreements with several different institutions. Click here to view them all.

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General Studies

The South College General Education Department appreciates the diversity of learners attending the institution and strives to encourage and enable students with the skills and habits they need to succeed. Through general education courses covering a broad range of subject matter, the general education faculty are committed to helping students develop foundational skills that promote successful academic study so that they become life-long learners and independent thinkers.

In addition to a wide offering of general education courses, the department offers a variety of resources to support students in building their skills.  These include:

Math Lab 

Administered by Math faculty, the Math Lab provides tutoring to any students who wish to improve their math skills.  Additionally, the Math Lab offers students tutoring on course-specific topics within the math curriculum.  Students may visit the virtual Math Lab for online resources and support, and students can attend tutoring virtually via Zoom or in-person at local campus locations.  Click here for the tutoring schedule.

Writing Lab 

Under the direction of English faculty, the Writing Lab offers students the opportunity to develop or enhance their written communication skills and receive feedback on course papers and other academic assignments across all curriculum areas.  Services provided by the Writing Lab staff are available by email, in-person at campus locations, or through virtual Zoom sessions.  Access the virtual Writing Lab here, and review the tutoring schedule here.

Technology Lab

With the guidance and support of Computer Literacy faculty, the Technology Lab’s mission is to help students become stronger, more confident, and self-reliant in the utilization of technology.  Virtual tutoring is available to all students, and in-person tutoring is available at the Knoxville Lonas Library Tutoring Center.  Tutors cover concepts related to SCC 1031, Microsoft Office, Canvas, email, file saving, and other basic troubleshooting.  Click here for the tutoring schedule.

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