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.
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:
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.
Celebrating the past that is building our future
Mayland Community College celebrated those who have helped make dreams a reality by recognizing distinguished citizens and alumni as well as community members instrumental in creating the foundation and continued success of the College during the 2014 Founder’s Day event.
The College’s President’s Award was presented to Dr. William Anspach for his support of the community and Mayland projects.
Mayland’s Board of Trustees presented the distinguished citizens and alumni awards. The Mitchell County Distinguished Citizen Award was presented to Lloyd Hise, Jr. and the Distinguished Alumni Award was given to Mitchell County Sheriff Donald Street. The Avery County Distinguished Citizen Award was given to David Burleson and the Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Ann King. The Yancey County Distinguished Citizen Award was bestowed to Gwen Harris and the Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Mitzi Layell.
In 2012, Mayland initiated the Founders Award that is a way for the college to express appreciation to those whose spirit and determination have shaped the historic, academic, and physical development of the college. As a Founder/Honorary Founder the person or institution has been instrumental in the development of Mayland, reflects the ideals of the original founders, has contributed time, talent or resources to the enhancement of the institution, has demonstrated over time an exemplary commitment to the college, and has demonstrated a passion for service to the institution.
The 2014 Founder’s recognition awards were presented to Glenn and Carol Arthur and Carolyn Munro Wilson.
Pictured from left to right are Mayland’s Board of Trustees Avery County Distinguished Alumni award recipient Ann King, Board of Trustee member Edwina Sluder, and the Distinguished Citizen Award recipient David Burleson.
Pictured are Founder’s Award recipients Carol and Glenn Arthur with Mayland Foundation Board member Wanda Proffitt.
Pictured from left to right are Mayland’s Board of Trustees Mitchell County Distinguished Citizen award recipient Lloyd Hise, Jr., Board of Trustee member R.L. Hoilman, and the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Mitchell County Sheriff Donald Street.
Pictured are Founder’s Award recipient Carolyn Munro Wilson with Mayland Foundation Board member Wanda Proffitt.
Pictured from left to right are Mayland’s Board of Trustees Yancey County Distinguished Alumni award recipient Mitzi Layell, Board of Trustee member Julia Norris, and the Distinguished Citizen Award recipient Gwen Harris.
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 Bankrate.com, Mayland Community College has solidified its position this summer of being in the top 1% of community colleges nationwide.
Recently Bankrate.com 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 Yahoo.com.
“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.
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
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!
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!
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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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.