HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBBIE DAVIS

OR DIANA CONARD

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 07-14-03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR FALL SEMESTER AT HCC

Three new programs are available for students to choose from this fall at Haywood Community College. Students may select the veterinary medical technology program, which is offered in partnership with Asheville-Buncombe Technical College; pulp and paper technology; or associate in fine arts–pre-major in arts.

The veterinary medical technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist veterinarians in preparing animals, equipment, and medications for examination and surgery; collecting specimens; performing laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, and dental procedures; assisting in surgery; and providing proper husbandry of animals and their environment.

Graduates of the veterinary medical technology program may be eligible to take state and national examinations administered by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Graduates may be employed in veterinary clinics; diagnostic, research, or pharmaceutical laboratories; zoos, academic institutions; or other institutions associated with animal care. First year courses in this program will be offered at HCC with limited enrollment. Second year courses will be taught at Asheville-Buncombe Technical College.

Through the associate in fine arts–pre-major in arts program, students will be prepared for transfer to a senior college or university with the intention of majoring in art. This pre-major program consists of general education requirements and coursework prerequisite to advanced study. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the University of North Carolina may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing at any UNC institution offering the major. This program is offered day and evening with some on-line courses available through distance learning.

Another program of interest is pulp and paper technology. This program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in pulp and paper manufacturing and related industries. Instruction includes operations, maintenance and business fundamentals needed to operate, maintain and trouble shoot pulp and paper equipment and processes. Students will gain technical knowledge in stock preparation, sheet formation, sheet finishing, economics and regulatory issues, control and measuring devices, paper machines, pulping, woodyard operations, power generation, and chemical recovery. Practical application will be emphasized. Upon completion of any level of this curriculum, graduates should gain the necessary skills and technical knowledge to qualify for employment or advancement in the pulp and paper industry.

Day and evening courses in pulp and paper technology are offered. Students can pursue an associate degree or diploma, as well as a certificate in papermaking, pulping, or power recovery.

Faculty and staff members at Haywood Community College are making final preparations for the start of fall semester 2004. Prospective students are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible. Students can apply and register at www.haywood.edu online. Regular registration for fall semester 2004 is Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Classes begin on Monday, August 16 and the drop-add period will run August 13 through 17.

Student Services staff are available to answer questions about the application process, financial aid, or any of HCC’s more than 50 programs of study.

For additional information about HCC’s many programs and how you can enroll, contact HCC’s Office of Student Services at 627-4500 or 1-866-Go To HCC, or visit www.haywood.edu on the Internet.

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