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DATE: 8-16-1999

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Haywood Community College Offers Career Oriented Programs to Take You Far.

Haywood Community College shapes the futures of aspiring students by providing excellent teaching. Instructors put students first and HCC students are quick to come to the realization that, yes; they can stay near home and receive a quality education. Each year hundreds of students graduate with the skills needed to go far in a successful career.

To meet the needs of the ever-changing job market, HCC continues to expand its one and two-year technical and vocational programs in rewarding and vital career fields, With over 34 programs of study to choose from, Haywood Community College offers a person many career options. Our newest programs of study include Early Childhood Associate, Esthetics Technology, Speech and Pathology Assistant, Geographic Information System/Global Positioning System Technology and Information Systems/Network Administration Support.

Most students can begin a new career with a two-year associate degree while some opt to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Our college-transfer program is designed to parallel the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year college or university. Both our Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees meet the general education requirements of all schools in the University of North Carolina system and some private institutions.

HCC’s technical programs include such diverse areas as business administration, information systems, criminal justice, horticulture, fish and wildlife, nursing, and a variety of technology-based programs. HCC has gained national attention with its unique programs in professional crafts, sawyer, sawfiler, lumber specialist, and wood products technology.

The College’s vocational programs can lead to well-paying jobs in one year or less, including welding, automotive systems technology, cosmetology, electrical installation, and esthetics.

HCC instructors take an active interest in the success of their students, providing individual attention and referral to a help center or tutors if needed. Our distance education program is growing and a number of students are finding out first-hand the convenience of telecourses and Internet based classes. Students enrolled in these courses can work at their own speed and have the freedom to work around work and family responsibilities. Internet access and NC Live, a group of periodical databases, available at the Learning Resource Center puts world research at the fingertips of all our students.

Located on a beautiful campus noted for its gardens and trees, HCC generates a relaxed atmosphere in which to learn. Students and visitors may take a stroll through the rhododendron garden or picnic beside the millhouse and fish pond. They can attend one of the many special events in the auditorium such as a ballet or a play. A person can even watch HCC’s own commercial sawmill in action.

Perhaps best of all, HCC is an affordable solution to higher education. To find out more about Haywood Community College and financial aid opportunities call the Office of Student Services at 627-4500.

HCC at a glance.

Located in Clyde, N.C., the college opened in August 1965 as Haywood Industrial Education Center with one curriculum program and fifteen students. Today, HCC offers over 34 curriculum programs to over 1700 students. Approximately 1500 more students attend classes through the continuing education division.

The Regional High Technology Center is nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding advanced technology centers in the country.

The lovely landscaped campus creates the Campus Arboretum, which includes the Rhododendron Garden, the Freedlander Dahlia Garden and more.

The Millhouse, built by students over a ten-year period, was dedicated in 1987. Originally located on the estate of A.L. Freedlander, the wheel was moved to its present site to honor and celebrate HCC’s Appalachian heritage.

The Mill Pond has many interesting trees and shrubs. Within the campus woodlands are trees which range in age from 90 to 125 years old.

The Raymond J. Fowler Conservancy and Teaching Forest is a 320-acre tract of forest land, which provides students a unique area in which to study the natural flora of the Southern Appalachian Region.