7/24/20

Classes Resuming

Haywood Community College’s Fall 2020 curriculum semester will begin on Monday, August 17, as originally scheduled. Many of our curriculum programs will be 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 utilize social distancing and enhanced cleaning methods. 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. Please check with the WCE Department for an up-to-date course information list and registration information.  

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

Face Covering Requirements

HCC will require face coverings for all employees, students, and visitors in all indoor and outdoor spaces, including classrooms, where social distancing cannot be maintained. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Coleman, VP of Student Services mwcoleman@haywood.edu (students) or Sara Phillips, Human Resources Director sjphillips@haywood.edu (employees).

Campus Access

HCC’s campus remains open for students to seek in-person services, and our disc golf and walking trails remain open to the public. Any outside groups requesting access to the facilities will need prior approval. Spaces on campus dedicated for use by HCC for additional classrooms will be given priority.

Services

HCC has implemented social distance guidelines on campus and the following services and departments offer both virtual and in-person capabilities: bookstore, cashier, library, and student services in the Hemlock building. Modifications have been made to these student engagement areas, similar to those you may have seen in retail settings. 

Reminders

Registration: Fall registration is currently underway in a virtual/online format or in-person. We are proceeding with the Fall schedule as originally planned and will make any schedule adjustments, as needed, closer to class start time. 

Wifi locations: HCC has established WiFi access locations throughout our campus locations for our students. Please use the link below to view the WiFi access map. 

What can you do to help?

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. 
  • Wash your hands often – be sure to wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not readily available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Be sure to clean your home and workspace often.
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.

Who do I contact with questions/concerns?

Please direct any questions or concerns to our Public Information Officer, Michelle Harris. She can be reached at 828-627-4521 or mlharris@haywood.edu.

FAQs

Haywood Community College continues to take steps to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. As we determine solutions to keep our employees and students as safe as possible, our goal is, as always, to provide a quality education to all of our students in a safe and effective manner.

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Recent Updates


6/26/20

Face Covering Requirements

Following NC Executive Order 147, HCC will require face coverings for all employees, students, and visitors in all indoor and outdoor spaces, including classrooms, where social distancing cannot be maintained. This requirement begins at 5:00pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 and continues until further notice. Please help us keep our campus environment safe and accessible during this time by wearing a face covering to decrease the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Coleman, VP of Student Services mwcoleman@haywood.edu (students) or Sara Phillips, Human Resources Director sjphillips@haywood.edu (employees).

An FAQ document on face coverings at HCC is available here.

Frequently Asked Questions – Face Coverings

HCC COVID-19 Response Procedure

Graduation Ceremony Update

Based on the extension of the Phase 2 NC Executive Order and continued restrictions for mass gatherings, the rescheduled HCC graduation date of August 7th has now been cancelled. While we sincerely wanted to have a commencement ceremony on our campus, it has become more apparent over the past few weeks that such an endeavor would just not be possible at this time without posing a risk to the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  Students who were unable to pick-up their credentials during our recent Drive-Up Graduation event will have those mailed to them pending the completion of their classes and conferral by our Registrar’s office. In addition, we will be sending them a Commemorative 2020 Graduation program, as well as a link to a Graduation video recognizing each graduate’s name, credential, and program of study.

Graduates of Haywood Early College should look for additional information from HEC about plans for receiving their diplomas and degrees. A decision about other graduation events such as the Career & College Readiness ceremony, nursing pinning, and medical assisting pinning, will be made and communicated at a later date. (8/7/20 update: CCR graduation ceremony has been cancelled. Graduates will be contacted at a later date with further details regarding future ceremony possibilities.)

CARES Act

HCC Virtual Campus Tour