Northeast State Community College is a public, two-year comprehensive community college located in Blountville, Tennessee. It is under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. The college was founded as Tri-Cities State Area Vocational-Technical School in 1966. The institute offers technical education and college transfer programs in Blountville; and also operates sites in Gray, Elizabethton, and Kingsport.
As a comprehensive community college, Northeast State provides tailor-made programs designed for students desiring to transfer to another college or University, career programs for students planning to enter the workforce, and continuing education and community service programs for professional growth and personal enrichment of the residents of Unicoi, Sullivan, Carter, Johnson, and Washington Counties.