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National College

Knoxville TN Campus

8415 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 · 865-539-2011Knoxville TN TN Campus on Facebook

Knoxville TN Campus

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Important campus information:

  • No tuition increase for diploma/undergraduate degree through June 2016
  • Blue Ribbon Grant for eligible military veterans/dependents awards up to $15,000
  • Workforce Development Grant - a matching grant to help offset the cost of tuition for eligible students. Awards up to $7,500 per year
  • ANU Library

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Campus News

Barb Neblett – Director of Health Science Education – Difference Maker

Barb Neblett – Director of Health Science Education – Difference Maker

“Ms. Neblett is a woman who cares more about making a difference in me than making a difference for me!”

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Details and History

Centrally located near I-40/75, the Knoxville campus is easily accessible via the KAT bus line. The campus resides in an area of economic and community development focused on the creation of high-quality jobs, enabling our graduates to explore career opportunities in a wide range of businesses.

National College has helped working adults in the Knoxville area achieve their education goals since 2003 and continues to build on its reputation with local employers for its skilled graduates.

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National College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and offers degrees and diplomas in medical, business, and technology fields such as:

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Diploma Programs:

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Our Faculty

The key to our success is a faculty of industry-leading professionals.  Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

At National College we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way.  Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.


» Knoxville TN Faculty at a Glance
6 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Rick Bearden - Instructor

Rick Bearden



Rick Bearden has worked in the medical and health field for more than 26 years and is presently a nursing student at Lincoln Memorial University. Rick was a Class III Officer in the US Air Force, where he worked with the Medic Team and military transportation. He holds associate degrees in liberal arts and psychology. Rick teaches medical courses at National College of Business & Technology in Knoxville.

Clare Borsari - Department Chair - General Education

Clare Borsari

Department Chair - General Education

BS, MArch

Clare Borsari has experience teaching and tutoring math to students of all ages and abilities. During her master's program she gained additional proficiency at the college level in her position as a teaching assistant for several math-intensive architecture classes. She has a particular focus on adult math literacy issues. Clare holds a Bachelor of Science degree in math education and a Master of Architecture degree. She is an instructor at the National College of Business & Technology Knoxville Campus, where she also serves as department chair for general education.

Curt Hall - Instructor

Curt Hall



Curt Hall has over 35 years of experience in Human Resource Management as a Generalist with broad areas of responsibility. He is active in the Society for Human Resource Management both locally and regionally. Curt has been the recipient of two major HR awards. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a Master of Science degree in education. Curt has been an instructor at the Knoxville Campus of National College since 2006.

Walter Matyczyk Jr - Instructor

Walter Matyczyk Jr



Walter Matyczyk Jr. holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and has been an accounting professional since 1985. For the past 25 years, he has been employed with the Internal Revenue Service as a Revenue Agent responsible for the auditing of tax returns. He has also been an instructor of accounting & business courses since 1996, having joined National College of Business & Technology's Knoxville Campus in 2007.

Barb Neblett - Director of Health Care Education

Barb Neblett

Director of Health Care Education

BS, CMA (AAMA), Certified Phlebotomist

Barb Neblett has worked in the medical field for over 20 years in various capacities. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in education, as well as her medical assisting and phlebotomy training from the University of Tennessee. Barb is a certified medical assistant and certified phlebotomist. She is an instructor at the Knoxville Campus and also serves as Director of Health Care Education.

Meiko Thompson - Instructor

Meiko Thompson



Meiko Thompson obtained both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL. She went on to obtain a PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from Alabama A&M University with a specialization in Soil Microbial Ecology and Biochemistry. A post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville brought Meiko to East Tennessee. She has been an instructor with the Knoxville Campus of National College of Business and Technology since June 2011, where she has taught Biology, Environmental Science, and Preparatory Math.


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Career Services and Employer Partnerships

At National College, the success of our students is always priority number one.

National College knows that transitioning from being a student to becoming a working professional requires more than just a good education, and that the process of helping you find a great career opportunities begins long before you enter our doors. The academic leaders at National College work with local employers to ensure that our programs align with careers of today and the future.

We will assist you with creating goals and exploring career options. No matter where you are in your career, you will always have access to the full range of services. Here are a few of the many services we offer:

  • Mock interviews
  • Business etiquette training
  • DVD, books, and magazines on conducting your job search
  • Coaching on dressing for success
  • Assistance with writing resumes and cover letters
  • Tips on researching potential employers
  • Access to current local job openings


» Highlight on Local Employers

East Tennessee Medical Group Provides Externship and Employment Opportunities

East Tennessee Medical Group Provides Externship and Employment Opportunities

“National College students assisting in quality patient care at ETMG, either during their externship or as a hired employee, bring with them a great deal of training, education, and skill.”

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Map / Directions for Knoxville TN, TN Campus

865-539-2011  •  Schedule a Visit  •  8415 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Directions to the Knoxville TN location:

Get directions to National College's Knoxville, TN Campus

From Interstate 40/75, Take Exit 379A from the east, turning left and crossing over the Interstate, then at the next intersection, turn right on Kingston Pike and another short right at our sign.

Coming from the west, use exit 379 (Bridgewater), go through one red light and at the second red light (Walker Springs Rd.) turn right, then left onto Kingston Pike and left into the College.

On the KAT bus line, route 11A has a stop at the Gallaher View/Kingston Pike intersection.