Vision (Who we want to be)

Approved: June 5, 2018

HCC will be recognized as a leader in education, innovation, and economic development – striving for excellence, creating community, and enriching the lives of those we serve.

Mission (Who we are)

Approved: June 5, 2018

The mission of Haywood Community College is to foster an environment that meets the educational needs of the communities it serves, promotes student success in higher education and in the workplace, and facilitates economic development.

Core Values (What guides us)

Approved: June 5, 2018

Haywood Community College values Integrity, Excellence, Vision, and Collaboration.

Strategic Plan for Institutional Excellence Goals and Objectives

Approved: June 5, 2018; Revised August 6, 2019

For the 2018-19 through 2020-21 academic years, there are three Goals that will drive HCC's activities, resource allocation, and priorities. Every department will align their department goals and outcomes to the strategic plan as part of the Institutional Excellence process.


Goal 1 — Meet the educational needs of the communities HCC serves

Objective 1.  Promote growth of programs and activities that generate increased awareness and improve funding opportunities

Objective 2.  Analyze existing and investigate new educational programs (continuing education and curriculum), based on regional data and employment trends

Objective 3.  Further develop a student life and wellness program that meets the needs of the whole student while engaging the campus community

Objective 4.  Market programs, student life activities, and student clubs and organizations


Goal 2 — Promote student success in higher education and in the workplace

Objective 1.  Explore opportunities to consistently deliver our unique story to our community

Objective 2.  Use data and research to investigate and promote student success and student workplace development

Objective 3.  Assess workforce development needs and evaluate student success before and after program completion


Goal 3 — Facilitate economic development

Objective 1.  Cultivate community-based partnerships that are reflective of our region and the constant change in diversity of populations and businesses we serve

Objective 2.  Enhance collaborative efforts towards economic development activities


An electronic copy of the strategic plan as an Adobe PDF can be downloaded using one of the following links: