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 promotes individual, community, and economic growth by providing affordable, high quality and easily accessible lifelong learning.

Vision Statement

To be a dynamic community partner by attracting and retaining both working and retirement age residents by providing exceptional and innovative workforce and entrepreneurial education, broadening cultural opportunities, and advancing the quality of life.


  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

Mayland Community College (“MCC”), in compliance with and as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its implementing regulations (“Title IX”) and other civil rights laws, as well as in furtherance of its own values as a higher education institution, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities. Please see www.mayland.edu/titleix for more information. 


Discrimination and harassment are antithetical to the values and standards of the MCC community; are incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the MCC community expects and deserves and will not be tolerated. MCC is committed to providing programs, activities, and an education and work environment free from discrimination and harassment.  MCC is also committed fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting and fair and timely resolution of those behaviors.


Inquiries concerning discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex may be referred to MCC’s Title IX Coordinator:


Michelle Musich, Dean of Students

mmusich@mayland.edu, 828-766-1262, Gwaltney Hall (Student Services)


Inquiries concerning discrimination or harassment based on a protected characteristic or status other than sex may be referred to:


Michelle Musich, Dean of Students (for students)

mmusich@mayland.edu, 828-766-1262, Gwaltney Hall (Student Services)


Judy McClure, Director of Human Resources (for employees)

jmcclure@mayland.edu, 828-766-1272, Gwaltney Hall (Business Office)


Individuals may also make inquiries regarding discrimination or harassment to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by contacting the District of Columbia Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475; Phone 800-421-3481; email: OCR@ed.gov.