Mission - The Advanced Technologies Department is dedicated to hands-on and personal instruction of vocational-technical skills for students of all ages to qualify for jobs today. We ensure the long term success of students by understanding the needs of our region today and the opportunities created by a sustainable future.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Machining Instructors Dale Haddock and Doug Cabe completed their Level I Machining Certification this summer. The Level I Machining Certification is credentialed through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), which sets the standard for industry. It is designed to meet entry-level requirements for on-the-job skills in machining.

 At this time, both machining instructors can certify students in NIMS Level I Machining. Over the next year, the Regional High Technology Center will work towards a NIMS accredited facility.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Boy Scouts from Troop 309 recently visited Haywood Community College's Regional High Technology Center. The scouts learned about the Computer Integrated Machining program and the various labs in which students train to become skilled employees in the local workforce. As a result of the visit, the scouts earned their "Merit" badge, enabling them to move one step closer to fulfilling their goals of becoming an Eagle Scout.

Pictured left to right is Doug Cable, HCC Computer Integrated Machining Instructor; scouts Nick Kalev, Talbryn Porter, Hunter Geneau, Arich Rubley; and Darrell Honeycutt, troop leader and HCC Instructor.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Christopher Lewis commented on HCC's automotive program -

"To anyone interested in learning automotive systems and seeking a career in as such keep in mind... Haywood college has in my opinion the best program you can find in WNC, the instructors are professional and intelligent, good at making these difficult to figure out concepts understandable to their students.  Props to these guys who put up with so much to distribute their knowledge among younger generations, their hearts are in the right place.  Bravo! Much respect.

Thanks Christopher!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Collision Repair and Refinishing department recently applied for a Collision Education Foundation Makeover Grant.  Check out the video we used in the grant application at

Friday, November 30, 2012

How to Prepare for an Interview
(notes from an Industry Rep) 

1. Come prepared.  Research the company and what we do. 

2. Present yourself well: Dress appropriately (business dress). 

3. Have a resume or at least some work experience written down and some contact information. 

4. Don't bad mouth your former employer.  That always leaves a question in my mind as to what caused the situation and how it was handled. 

5. Have specific questions for the employer.  Everyone gets nervous during interviews and their mind goes blank.  Bring something to write with and write on in case you need to take notes. 

6. Ask for the job.  Show your genuine interest or if it doesn't seem like a good fit, say so. 

7.  Tell the employer thank you for the opportunity to interview. 

8.   Make eye contact and show a sense of confidence.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

On behalf of the Regional High Technology Center, Machining instructor Doug Cabe presented Dr. Johnson a plaque crafted by students.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Students Learn About Biodiesel

HCC Students in the AUT 285, Intro to Alternative Fuels course took a class trip to Blue Ridge Biofuels in Asheville, NC. Students were given a tour of the facility with an in depth explanation of how commercial biodiesel production operates, in both a fiscal and physical sense. Woody, the owner of Blue Ridge Biofuels offered students a chance to come back for an internship as their facility and market reach continue to grow across WNC. This was a great opportunity to show our students how complex and regulated the production process is when making over 350,000 gallons of biodiesel per year.