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Study at Haywood Community College

Haywood Community College, also referred to as HCC, was founded in 1965. It was then known as the Haywood Industrial Education Center. Situated in Clyde, North Carolina, the college's recent Enrolments have been more than 2, 000 students every year. The campus of the institute is spread across 83 acres of land.

Haywood Community College offers a large number of associate's degrees in arts, general education, science, and applied science, as well as diplomas and certificate programs. Students can also enroll in the college's continuing education division.

The college sponsors an intercollegiate lumberjack team. The mascot for the college is called Wolves. Among the on-campus student clubs and organizations are Criminal Justice Club, Forestry Club, Medical Assisting Club, National Vocational Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, and Student Builders Trade Association.

Profile of Haywood Community College

Haywood Community College is located in Clyde, NC (a medium-sized suburb). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Haywood Community College is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Haywood Community College is known for its programs in conservation and resource management, construction trades, mechanics and repair, and production trades.

Haywood Community College Selectivity

The school is an open-admission school. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Enrolment

Haywood Community College had 2, 127 enrolled students in 2007.

Haywood Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Mechanics and Repair57automobile mechanics, autobody repair, jewelrymaking
Liberal Arts55liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Construction Trades52electrician, building inspection and management
Conservation and Resource Management44forest technology, wildlife management, wood science, forest management
Beauty and Cosmetology35cosmetology, personal grooming, make-up artist
Production Trades28machine shop assistant, precision production, woodworking courses, welding
Family and Social Work27child care management
Engineering Technician26engineering technician, mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech, telecommunications tech, electromechanical tech
Medical Support and Technology18medical assistant
Business and Management17business management, accounting technology, management information systems
Nursing and Emergency Medicine13registered nursing
Landscaping and Horticulture8applied horticulture
Computer Science and Engineering6computer networking, systems analyst
Photography and Commercial Art6cinematography
office and Administration5executive secretary
Engineering5civil engineering courses, manufacturing engineering
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and police
Education and Teaching3teacher aide

Contact: Haywood Community College

Haywood Community College

185 Freedlander Drive

Clyde, NC 28721-9901

General Phone: (828) 627-2821


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