About Mayland Community College

Mayland Community College (MCC) is located in the Blue Ridge section of the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina on the Avery/Mitchell county line, just outside the town of Spruce Pine. MCC is chartered to serve Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey counties (hence the name MAYland). The College began as Mayland Technical Institute upon approval by the 1971 session of the North Carolina General Assembly and upon recommendation of the State Board of Education, the Advisory Budget Commission, and Governor Robert Scott. Operations began in September 1971 in the Boardroom of the Northwestern Bank in Spruce Pine. The Institution occupied rented space in downtown Spruce Pine until January 3, 1977, when it moved to a location four miles from the town on its present site, containing fifty-seven acres.

MCC currently offers curriculum programs including college transfer options, numerous economic and workforce development/continuing education offerings, Adult Education and high school completion programs, two (2) off-campus Learning Centers in Newland and Burnsville, Corrections Education at Avery/Mitchell and Mountain View Correctional Facilities, and distance education opportunities in most curriculum programs as well as in continuing education. MCC serves more than 10,000 individuals each year.

Institutional Philosophy Mission Statement

Mayland Community College is the educational gateway to opportunity in Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey counties.

Vision Statement

MCC will EMBRACE the communities and citizens of Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey counties. Mayland Community College will:

Establish respectful learning environments

Maximize natural resources unique to our area

Bridge the gap between goals and achievement

Respond to the needs of the community

Advance opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation

Cultivate relationships with community partners

Encourage lifelong learning

Mayland Community College Values
Respect Collaboration Learning
Engagement Community Innovation
Responsibility Assessment Integrity


  1. Community: Mayland Community College will be a driving force in developing the economy of the communities we serve.
  2. Excellence: Mayland Community College will strive for excellence in the development of a quality workforce that meets the needs of our businesses and industry.
  3. Opportunity: Mayland Community College will assist our citizens in getting the education necessary to improve their quality of life.
  4. Resource Development: Mayland Community College will focus on developing the fiscal resources to achieve the previously stated goals.

Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or status as a covered veteran in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Upon request, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities so that they may be able to perform the essential functions of their job unless doing so would result in an undue burden for the College.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination and compensation.

Any inquiries, questions or clarifications regarding this policy should be made to the College's Director of Human Resources. 

Judy McClure

Director of Human Resources, Mayland Community College

PO Box 547, 200 Mayland Drive. Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Telephone: 828.766.1272 | Email: jmcclure@mayland.edu

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The College is fully committed to providing a learning and work environment that is free from prohibited discrimination. The College does not practice or condone discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, age, political affiliation or veterans’ status in the administration or in any of its academic programs and employment practices. Please see www.mayland.edu/titleix for more information.

To comply with the applicable federal and state laws and regulations, the following persons have been designated to handle and investigate inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Name Title Phone Location Email
Michelle Musich Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator 828-766-1262 Gwaltney Hall mmusich@mayland.edu
Judy McClure Director of Human Resources,
Deputy Title IX Coordinator,
Disability Officer
828-766-1272 Gwaltney Hall jmcclure@mayland.edu
Doug Dewar Director of Counseling & Disability Services, ADA Coordinator
828-766-1256 Gwaltney Hall ddewar@mayland.edu