Clyde, NC – Haywood Community College’s Fall 2020 curriculum semester will begin on Monday, August 17, as originally scheduled with many of our curriculum programs using a blended approach to instruction that will allow students to complete lecture activities in a virtual environment while offering the hands-on labs in a face to face format. 

All face to face labs will follow social distancing guidelines. The blended approach will offer students the opportunity to learn in a safe yet completely supported format. Curriculum programs that have been previously offered in an online format will be offered as scheduled with little, if any, adjustments.  

Workforce and Continuing Education courses are being offered online where possible and in person with limited enrollments for select courses. 

Haywood Early College will follow Haywood County Public School guidelines. Information will be sent to students directly from the Haywood Early College Principal.

“Especially in these challenging times, HCC is committed to helping students reach their educational goals,” says HCC President Dr. Shelley White. “We have many options for students who prefer to take courses online, even entire programs, and we have made modifications in our lab and hands-on programs to follow all social distancing requirements to be able to offer these programs safely on campus.”

While on campus, face coverings are required for students, faculty, and staff to protect the safety of others. Social distancing guidelines are also in place. HCC’s return to campus guidelines include, but are not limited to:

  • Face coverings to be worn in indoor and outdoor public areas or while meeting with others if social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Virtual meetings and telecommuting are encouraged to the fullest extent possible.
  • Classrooms and class times have been altered to accommodate indoor social distancing guidelines.
  • Increased cleaning protocols have been established on campus for employees and students.

HCC’s campus remains open for students to seek any in-person services they may need, and our disc golf and walking trails remain open to the public. The use of HCC facilities by outside groups will be very limited due to Phase 2 guidelines and the need to prioritize college use of larger spaces for classroom activities with social distancing.

The College encourages all students to regularly check Moodle, their HCC email, and our website for information regarding classes. Instructors will communicate with students regarding their specific courses and the method of which it will be delivered.

Fall registration is still open and we encourage students to continue their education now so they don’t lose momentum toward their higher education goals. Staying local is the perfect option for many students and HCC allows them to stay close to home while obtaining their degrees and certifications.

With HCC’s personalized registration process, our Success Coaches are available to students to help them through the registration process and find the right class schedule to fit both their program needs and personal schedule. From blended classes, fully online programs, workforce training and more, HCC is here for our community.

Registration information:; 828-627-4500;