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Getting Started

Getting started at Haywood Community College is easy and our team is here to help you every step of the way. 

HCC is an open-door institution, which means all qualified applicants will be accepted. We offer high-quality, affordable education with expert faculty and numerous scholarship opportunities. Our two-year associate degree programs, certificates, and diplomas offer the ability for students to take courses in-person or online. If you’re looking to gain new skills for the workforce or would like to take up a hobby, we offer continuing education classes, which are typically non-credit short-term courses. HCC also offers courses for high school and home school students, as well as adults returning to earn their high school equivalency diploma. 

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College Credit

We are excited that you have chosen HCC for your educational journey! Whether you’re a new student or coming back for your next term, we are here to help you through the necessary steps to become a Bobcat! 

Contact our Success Coaches

Our Success Coaches are here to support your educational journey with HCC. Each Coach has program focus areas and we encourage you to reach out to the Coach that specializes in the program are you're most interested in.

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Continuing Education

HCC is pleased to offer numerous continuing education classes for our community. Whether you’re looking to upskill or learn a new hobby, our short-term courses can help with your enrichment goals. 

To register for a course, 

  • Register in person at the Hemlock building on HCC’s main campus from 8:00am – 5:00pm M-Th, 8:00am – 4:00pm Fridays.  
  • Register via mail by sending a check and registration form to HCC 2-3 weeks prior to the class start date to Student Services, 185 Freedlander Dr., Clyde, NC 28721
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High School Programs

Haywood Community College offers a variety of programs for students looking to start their college journey during their high school years.  

Haywood Early College is a high school program located on the campus of HCC. Under the Haywood County Schools umbrella, students can obtain their high school and college credential in approximately 5 years. 

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Career and College Promise offers high schools the opportunity to follow a pathway in a certain course focus and take college courses while attending high school – all tuition free. 
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Career and College Readiness

Adults looking to pursue a college education or skills in a certain area are welcome at HCC! Offering High School Equivalencies, ESL classes, basic skills, and more, our team is here to help you build your skills or learn new ones to reach your goals! 
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Learn more about enrolling at HCC?

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Sometimes starting something new can seem overwhelming but we’re here to help. From requesting your transcript to understanding more about our procedures, you can learn more about the enrollment process on our website.

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Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm,
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 828-627-4500