MCC's Counseling Center

Career Counseling, Transfer Assistance, Resume & Interview Help, Personal Counseling, Disability & Academic Assistance


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MCC's Counseling Center

Our Mission

The mission of the Counseling Center is to enhance the personal and professional development of students and provide an environment that is supportive and inclusive. From pre-admission to post-graduation, the Counseling Center provides student centered counseling and programming in the areas of career planning, transfer assistance, supportive counseling, disability services, academic support and job search assistance. In doing so, the Counseling Center provides a gateway to opportunity for our local community and empowers students to achieve their goals of graduation, transfer, and employment.

General Information

  • Location: Room 113, Gwaltney Hall, on the Main Campus [map]

  • Hours: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, with evening hours by appointment

  • Appointments: To make an appointment, simply call, e-mail or fill out our online appointment request form here.

Contact Us

Doug Dewar, Director/Counselor


Telephone: 766-1256 or 1-800-4-MAYLAND

Fax: (828) 765-0728

Mail: Post Office Box 547, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Our Services

Here is a listing and brief description of what we offer:

  • Career Counseling
    Students can receive help in assessing their career interests, abilities, values, skills, personality type, and other factors important in making career choices. Popular career assessments include the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory and the Strong Interest Inventory. Students can research a wide variety of occupations and fields of interest using resources such as web databases, on-line videos, occupational information software, and books available to check out. Through career counseling students are able to make decisions about their career and educational goals and develop action plans for achieving those goals.

  • Resume/Interviewing Assistance
    Students preparing to look for work can receive help with resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Resume software is available that offers a variety of examples and templates. Practice interviews can be provided for students who want to refine their interview skills. Students can also learn networking skills to strategically uncover the hidden job market.

  • Transfer Assistance
    Counselors can help students understand the transfer process and the steps required to transition successfully. Students can receive guidance in understanding articulation agreements and course equivalencies, deciding which transfer courses to take at Mayland, and deciding which transfer college is best for them. Students can research any college in the nation and gain assistance in applying to colleges.

  • Personal Counseling
    Supportive counseling is available for students experiencing personal problems that impact their ability to succeed in college. Referrals to outside agencies can be made for more significant mental health concerns. Personal and academic coaching is available for students who need help in areas such as time management, motivation, study skills, self management, stress reduction and test anxiety.

  • Disability Services
    Students with documented disabilities may receive accommodations to facilitate learning, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students should first contact the Counseling Center (or S.O.A.R. Program) and provide documentation of the disability so that appropriate accommodations may be determined. More extensive accommodations require six (6) weeks notification prior to registration.

Distance Education Students

If you are a distance education student seeking services through the Counseling Center, please feel free to utilize the resources on this page, or contact a counselor. Our telephone and e-mail information is here.

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