HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBBIE DAVIS

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 8-5-1999



















FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW PROGRAMS, GIS/GPS TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION SYSTEMS/NETWORK ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT, AND ESTHETICS TECHNOLOGY, BEGIN AT HCC THIS FALL

Haywood Community College will add three new programs of study to its varied curriculum beginning with the fall semester—Geographic Information System/Global Positioning System Technology, Information Systems/Network Administration Support, and Esthetics Technology. Administrators and faculty at HCC are excited about these new programs. Debbie Rowland, Coordinator of Admissions said, "It’s not too late for a person to apply for fall semester. We are happy to have this new career training available for the people of our community."



The GIS/GPS (Geographic Information System/Global Positioning System Technology) Program will give students hands-on experience with state-of-the-art global positioning equipment, which they will use for data collecting and mapping. Through extensive field work graduates will obtain skills that could lead to employment in a variety of work environments such as with city and county planning, engineering firms, survey and GIS departments, public and private utilities, and public resource agencies. GIS/GPS students may work toward an associate degree, diploma or certificate



The Network Administration Support Program covers all areas of network communications including configuration, troubleshooting, installation, diagnosing and fixing network hardware problems as well as general management of client services. Graduates of this specialized program will have the skills necessary to work in fields such as microcomputer support specialist, network control operator, and information systems specialist. Graduates of this program receive an associate degree.



The Esthetics Technology is a certificate program that teaches hands-on fundamentals of skin care. In a simulated salon environment, students will learn spa body treatments such as facials, and massage techniques for the head, face, neck, shoulders, legs, arms and hands. Instruction will also include classes on aromatherapy, reflexology, and make-up techniques. Upon graduation and passing of the N.C. Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam students will be qualified to work in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist or in a related business.



Registration for fall semester is August 17. For additional information about the new programs, contact the Haywood Community College office of Student Services at 627-4500.

Photo:

The GIS/GPS program at Haywood Community College will give students hands-on experience with high-tech mapping equipment such as shown in this photo. Dave Dudek, an HCC instructor, explains the equipment’s functions to HCC students Michael Fuller and April Stone on a summer field trip.

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