Haywood Community College was created as Haywood Industrial Education Center in August 1965, under the Community College Act of 1963. Its present name was adopted by the Board of Trustees in November 1987. The school was housed for the first year in Patton School five miles from its present location. In 1966, it was moved to the old Clyde High School complex where it remained until the completion of the new campus in June 1972. The College's permanent home was made possible by the generous donations of Mr. A. L. Freedlander, local industrialist, Mr. Robert Frazell, and the individual contributions from Haywood County citizens and the local governing boards to match Mr. Freedlander's contribution.
For more of the College's history, please visit the HCC History page.
Vision, Mission and Core Values
Our Vision, Mission and Core Values can be found on the About HCC page.