Mayland Community College

Mayland Community College is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge section of the Appalachian Mountains on the Avery/Mitchell county line just outside the town of Spruce Pine. Mayland has been serving Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey counties for over 40 years.

Avery Learning Center:

785 Cranberry Street
Newland, NC 28657
(828) 733-5883
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Yancey Learning Center:

107 Wheeler Hills Road
Burnsville, NC 28714
(828) 682-7315

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Main Campus:

200 Mayland Drive

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

(828) 765 7351

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Programs of Study:

What Degree or Program can I pursue at MCC?

What Program can I pursue at MCC? MCC currently offers 29 Programs of Study, including 15 degree, 14 diploma and 34 certificate opportunities.

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The MCC Foundation:

Click here for scholarship updates and event information!

You can help support MCC with a planned gift. Call 828-766-1275 to learn more.

The Mayland Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to support, strengthen and advance the work of Mayland Community College.

More About MCC:

Facts & Figures

Policies, Statistics, and much helpful information can be located on our About Us page.


Current News:

What's Going On?

Announcements, News and the latest Happenings!

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2015 Curriculum Graduation Ceremony

Photos available here

Mayland’s 2015 Sounds of the Appalachian Music Camp

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Ribbon Cutting For Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School

A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held for the new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School on Monday April 13th with Governor Pat McCrory in attendance.

The story was covered by WLOS and Citizen-Times.

Ribbon Cutting at Mayland Community College's Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School

Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School

Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School

Students are beginning to take classes in the new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School as the semester continues. Several classes are being offered including print reading, CNC machining, 3D printing and more this spring.

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MCC Trustees Recognize Previous Board Members

MCC Board of Trustees recognize former members for their service with resolutions and a gift at their November meeting.


Glenn and Carol Arthur Welding Lab at MCC Avery Learning Center

Pictured during the ribbon cutting from left to right on the back row are Dean of the Avery Learning Center Melissa Phillips, MCC Trustee Samuel L. Ray, Jr, welding instructor Jason Lonon, MCC President John Boyd, and MCC Trustee Chair Edwina Sluder. On the front row cutting the ribbon are Carol and Glenn Arthur.

On Thursday, August 14, Mayland Community College administration, staff, and supporters gathered to cut the ribbon to name and open the Glenn and Carol Arthur Welding Lab at Mayland Community College’s Avery Learning Center.


First International Dark Sky Park in the Southeast U.S. Designated

Photo by Todd Bush

The Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina have stood as silent witnesses to the uninterrupted, nightly rain of starlight for nearly a half-billion years, but artificial light now threatens this nightly show. In honor of notable local efforts to preserve the natural nighttime landscape of western North Carolina, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced today it has designated the first International Dark Sky Park in the southeastern United States. In recognizing the Blue Ridge Observatory and Star Park, IDA is pleased to acknowledge the work of Mayland Community College (MCC) in preserving a threatened dark-sky location while advancing its educational mission and vision of bringing the experience of primeval night to locals and visitors alike.


Mayland Community College: A Gem in the Mountains!

With the most recent rating by, Mayland Community College has solidified its position this summer of being in the top 1% of community colleges nationwide.

Recently undertook the task of ranking two-year community colleges and technical centers around the country to see where students could get the best, most affordable start in their college careers. Mayland Community College ranked 9th in the nation in the top community colleges; a story carried by many news agencies including ABC News and

“I think it is wonderful and somewhat incredible that in this small rural mountain community, a top 1% community college is here to serve our residents,” said Mayland Community College President John C. Boyd.


FBEMC & REDLG Support Mayland CC Expansion Efforts

Mayland Community College is the recipient of a loan and grant funded through the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program (REDLG) and French Broad Electric Membership Corporation (FBEMC). This $360,000, seven- year construction loan will assist the college in building the new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School at the College’s Yancey Learning Center.

Click here to read the entire Public Service Announcement

MCC hosts Telemedicine services for students & employees

If you need to see a doctor, but have no time to miss class or work, medical services are now available in the Health Sciences Facility room 114 on campus. Partnering with MY Health-e-Schools Telemedicine Program, the health sciences program serves students as well as faculty and staff, providing many services including treatment of acute care illnesses such as the common sore throat, earache, cough or stomach ache, Pre-scheduled school related physical forms completed, chronic disease management, medication management and telepsychology/telebehavioral health and many others to come. MY Health-e-Schools functions just like a regular doctor's office. Insurance claims are filed; with co-pays and deductibles billed to the patient. There is also a sliding scale fee for those without insurance. Best of all, students enrolled in health science programs gain valuable experience working with medical professionals as they are placed in real-life scenarios. For more information on this service or any Health Sciences Program, contact Anna Grindstaff 766-1230 or Shannon Atkins 766-1352 . Hours starting Monday August 26th. Monday-Thursday 8-3, Friday 8-12.

MCC is now 100% tobacco free

Effective August 1st, 2013 Mayland Community College is a 100% Tobacco-Free Campus (the policy includes automobiles and also applies to the Avery Learning Center in Newland and the Yancey Learning Center in Burnsville). Read the policy here.

Mayland Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School Groundbreaking

Anspach Manufacturing School groundbreaking

Celebrating community, excellence and opportunity, Mayland Community College held a groundbreaking ceremony at the college’s Yancey Learning Center for the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School on October 8. Construction on the new addition at the Yancey Learning Center is expected to begin later this year.


Glen Raven Supports MCC Building Efforts!

Glen Raven Supports MCC

Mayland Community College is pleased to announce that Glen Raven, Inc. has made a commitment to support the construction of Mayland's new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School.

“Mayland Community College celebrates Glen Raven’s long history in Yancey County,” said Mayland Community College President John C. Boyd. “Glen Raven’s recent commitment will lead to the naming of the Glen Raven Classroom in the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School.”


BRP Supports MCC Building Efforts!


Mayland Community College is pleased to announce that BRP of Spruce Pine has made a $100,000 commitment over five years to support the construction of Mayland's new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School.


Altec Industries Support MCC Efforts!

Altec Industries

Mayland Community College is pleased to announce that Altec Industries, Inc., has made a commitment to support the construction of Mayland's new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School.  


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An On-line Class Management Guide designed to help you make the most of your online classes. In it you will find tips that, if practiced, will make the difference between thriving or struggling in an online class.


Mayland Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas, the Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Science Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mayland Community College. For additional SACS COC Accreditation information, click HERE.

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