Haywood Community College registration for spring semester is now open for both new and continuing students. HCC students will continue having the option of taking hybrid or fully online courses in Spring 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 response, on-campus activities will be limited to primarily technical skills and lab-based courses. The College continues to focus on increased cleaning protocols, flexible options for virtual advising and registration, and helping students connect with the resources to meet their goals – especially amid the pandemic.

The Computer-Integrated Machining program will start an evening cohort this spring. This program is a great fit for people who enjoy technology but also like to create and build things with their hands. It is a career that is an important component in many fields. Typically, people in this field are mechanically-inclined, have good problem-solving skills, can work independently and perform highly accurate work. A career in Computer-Integrated Machining promises that every job done is unique. Students can pursue an Associate degree, diploma or certificates.

With more and more people working from home, a skilled Information Technology professional is behind the scenes to ensure programs are running smoothly and the risk of cyber-attacks are kept low. Careers in this field are available in practically every industry and the demand is at an all-time high. HCC’s Information Technology program is available completely online. Students can pursue an Associate degree, diploma or certificates.

For students planning to pursue a four-year degree, working from home during the pandemic is the best way to complete transfer requirements at a fraction of the cost. Instead of putting your degree on hold or taking a gap year, HCC offers classes to keep you on track so that when the time comes, credits will transfer to any college in the University of North Carolina System. Offering an Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering or Associate in Science, students can complete two years’ worth of credits while staying in their hometown community.

For those who have always dreamed of dabbling in clay, HCC offers an excellent program in Professional Crafts Clay that teaches students not only how to hone their skills but also prepares them with marketing and business essentials. Let your creativity flow while perfecting your skill. HCC’s Professional Crafts programs have a rich history in the area with close collaboration among local artists and craft guilds.

With courses to fit all schedules and small class sizes, students will receive one-on-one attention. HCC offers a wide variety of programs at a fraction of the cost of a four-year institution. Students may choose to pursue a degree that will lead straight to employment or a college transfer program that will transfer seamlessly to a four-year school. Working with industry professionals within the community, HCC students are prepared to enter the workforce or pursue further education upon graduation.

With a variety of associate, diploma, and certificate programs to choose from, students can take the first step to a new career in a flexible learning environment. Most students qualify to receive tuition assistance through the HCC Foundation, in addition to federal financial aid programs. HCC Cares continues to support students with financial challenges above and beyond the costs of attending school for housing, transportation, and other basic needs. For more information about registration, visit haywood.edu or email hcc-advising@haywood.edu.

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Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to foster an environment that meets the educational needs of the communities it serves, promotes student success in higher education and in the workplace, and facilitates economic development. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, a productive greenhouse, dahlia gardens, an orchard garden and a rhododendron garden.