Mayland Community College is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina in the town of Spruce Pine. The college also operates learning centers in Newland, NC and in Burnsville, NC. The name of the college is derived from the three counties it primarily serves; Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey. It is currently one of 58 institutions operating under the North Carolina Community College System.
Mayland Community College was first chartered as Mayland Technical Institute in February 1970 by the General Assembly of North Carolina upon recommendations by the State Board of Education, the Advisory Budget Commission, and Governor Robert W. Scott. The president of the college is Dr. John C. Boyd.
Mayland offers a variety of curriculum programs, including numerous college transfer options, as well as nursing, adult education, distance learning, and dual enrollment for high school students. To assist the local workforce, MCC provides several workforce development and continuing education courses that directly serve the needs of local and regional business and industries, as well as the civic and cultural interests of the community.
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