About Haywood Community College

Vision

Advancing our Community through Education and Leadership.

Core Values

In all we do, we will challenge each other to demonstrate our core values:

  • Student Enrichment
  • Community Advocacy
  • Shared Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Positive Attitude

Mission Statement

Approved: July 10, 2007

As an open-door community-based institution, Haywood Community College strives to meet the educational and job training needs of diverse populations with varying backgrounds, goals, interests, abilities, and resources. The College provides accessible educational, training, entrepreneurial, cultural, and social opportunities that focus on current trends and foster the development of the individuals and communities it serves. Learners engage in experiential activities that join the worlds of work and learning and develop problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, and enterprise abilities.

The College fulfills its mission through the following objectives that provide:

  • quality post-secondary and continuing education;
  • occupational education that develops and enhances students’ employability and career advancement;
  • a two-year course of study, which may serve as the first two years of a baccalaureate program;
  • distance learning and flexible program opportunities for learner accessibility;
  • academic support to students requiring basic reading, English, and math skills;
  • continuing and adult education programs meeting community needs and interests, particularly job training and retraining, small business development, adult basic skills, cultural enrichment, and personal growth;
  • individual counseling, career guidance, and job placement services;
  • technological support for all educational programs and services to enhance learners’ abilities to access, evaluate, organize, and use information from a variety of sources; and
  • collaborative initiatives with K-12, colleges and universities, business, industry, government, and other organizations to promote lifelong learning and enhance workforce, economic, and community development.
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