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Career Clusters

 

 

Career Clusters

At Haywood Community College, our programs are divided into career clusters. Select from the tabs below to discover which program is right for you!

At Haywood Community College, our programs are divided into career clusters. Select from the tabs below to discover which program is right for you!

 

 

gears

Automotive & Manufacturing

student working under car on lift

If you enjoy working with your hands, have a mechanical aptitude, take pride in your work, and are passionate about cars, then you might consider a career in Automotive & Manufacturing. An experienced technician has high income potential, excellent job security and ample opportunities for career advancement.

business administration

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE, & MARKETING

Male student looking at computer with book

Are you entrepreneurial? Do you like to plan and organize activities and work with numbers? This cluster includes careers in Accounting, Finance, Business, Marketing, and Technology.

education and human services

EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES

teacher on floor with students hands in middle of circle

Do you like to help people and have a positive impact on others? Careers in this field allow employees to build relationships with others, while knowing the work makes a difference. This cluster provides careers in Early Childhood Education and human services such as Cosmetology.

health sciences

HEALTH SCIENCES

Three medical students working on health manikin

A career in the Health Sciences field will be unique with a chance to make a difference in the lives of those served. Key characteristics of students in Health Sciences programs may include excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills. In addition, these jobs will always be in demand.

natural resources

NATURAL RESOURCES & AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources students in forest

Do you enjoy working with plants and animals? Are you interested in working to conserve natural resources or protect the environment? This cluster includes careers in the planning, production, processing, management, and conservation of wildlife, timber, and agriculture.

professional arts

PROFESSIONAL ARTS, A/V TECHNICAL & COMMUNICATIONS

Female student at fiber loom

Do you love to use your artistic creativity on the job? Our programs are carefully designed to provide a firm foundation in studio technique, with design and craft history classes offered to give a thorough comprehension of the craft experience.

public safety and administration

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & PUBLIC SAFETY

Firemen at structure burning

If you’re looking for an exciting career helping others, HCC offers a variety of ways to help your community. With a focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes and more, this program will allow you to explore career opportunities in law enforcement, corrections, and security fields.

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

Male student with hammer and metal on anvil

HCC offers more than diplomas and degrees, we also have programs for the weekend warriors -those that want to learn a little something new. With a variety of one-time class options and class series available, you can see your skills in your favorite hobby grow.

college transfer

TRANSFER PROGRAMS

Two male students with backpacks sitting on wall

Our transfer programs make it easy for students to transfer to and from HCC. Whether you’re starting your degree with us to transfer to a four-year university, or starting with us as a high school student transferring in to obtain your high school diploma and Associate Degree concurrently – we’re here to help!

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High School Programs

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Haywood Community College has numerous partnerships with the Haywood County School District and the North Carolina University System to offer a variety of opportunities for our young college students.