Why Choose HCC?

Founded in 1965, Haywood Community College continues to offer a different array of affordable programs with small class sizes so students receive the personalized attention they deserve. Aside from classroom instruction, students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning experiences through their program and student clubs. 


About HCC

Part of the North Carolina Community College System, HCC is an open-door institution and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains, the campus has been recognized with Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation and is a designated arboretum. ​


General Information

The HCC campus is open to the general public during operating hours. Community members often enjoy the College’s walking trails, millpond, gardens, disc golf course, library and more.


College Leadership

HCC is led by President Dr. Shelley White and the HCC Board of Trustees, which consists of twelve community members appointed by either the county or state. 


Vision and Strategic Direction

In 2021, HCC launched an updated strategic plan to guide the college for the next five years.


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