Haywood Community College
Public University|Community College
About Our College
Haywood Early College (HEC) is a Co-op Innovative High School partnership between Haywood County Schools and the College. The partnership, created by state legislation, enables students to concurrently obtain a high school diploma and complete an associate degree program within four or five years. HEC is designed to blend secondary and post-secondary experiences in innovative ways. All HEC faculty members commit to ensuring every student is actively engaged, challenged, and supported in all classes, every day, to succeed in rigorous coursework. HEC's ultimate goal is for each student to successfully complete the early college program with his/her high school diploma, Associate degree, and continue on to a four-year university.