Haywood Community College registration for fall semester is underway now through August 4 by appointment with an advisor. Classes begin Tuesday, August 15. HCC offers classes for every lifestyle including online, in-person or a combination of both. In addition, students can pursue a wide variety of certificate, diploma and degree options.

New this fall, HCC will offer an associate in engineering degree program. This program is designed to prepare students for transfer into a Bachelor of Science program in the field of engineering. Students in the associate in engineering program will be on a pathway that may lead them toward a career as a professional engineer.                                           

HCC’s associate in engineering program provides courses that are equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Upon completing the program at HCC, students may choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree that includes numerous specialties such as mechanical, civil, electronic, computer, biological and more. The associate in engineering program offers courses that are part of an approved articulation agreement with the engineering programs at Eastern Carolina University, North Carolina A & T State University, North Carolina State University (including the Mechatronics program at UNC-Asheville), UNC-Charlotte and Western Carolina University. Admission to engineering programs is highly competitive and is not guaranteed.

HCC’s associate in engineering degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state-funded Bachelor of Engineering programs. Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science engineering programs.

Another new offering available this fall is CALS PackTrac program. A collaborative effort between North Carolina community colleges and NC State University (NCSU), the CALS PackTrac Program is designed for community college students in agriculture and life sciences to smoothly transfer to NCSU. Transfer requirements include a cumulative 3.0 GPA, 30 semester hours of transferable credit and eligibility to enroll at NCSU. Students in the program will receive academic advising by CALS and HCC advising teams throughout the course of the program.

At HCC, students can learn even more outside the classroom. Many programs offer hands-on learning that includes getting out into the field to gain real-world experience. In addition, students can participate in several clubs and events such as Student Government Association, timbersports team, archery club, fishing club and many others.  

Students can apply for scholarships online through August 4. For more information on scholarships or registration, please visit haywood.edu or call 828-627-4500.