The HCC Regional High Technology Center is a nationally recognized institution of applied advanced technology located in the Waynesville Industrial Park in Waynesville, NC. In 1986, the RHTC opened its doors, becoming the first Advanced Technology Center in North Carolina and one of the first in the nation.
The mission of the RHTC is to serve the needs of Western North Carolina by providing high technology training and by promoting the growth of regional industry. Students receive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment and emerging technologies in many areas such as computer numerically controlled machining, 3D modeling for rapid prototyping, solar energy technologies and robotics.
The collaborative work of the RHTC promotes the economic development of the region through partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and the community.