MCC's Counseling Center
Career Counseling, Resume Help, Personal Counseling, Disability & Academic Assistance
MCC's Counseling Center
Director of Counseling Services
Our MissionThe mission of the Counseling Center is to enhance the personal and professional development of students and provide an environment that is supportive and inclusive. From pre-admission to post-graduation, the Counseling Center provides student centered counseling and programming in the areas of career planning, transfer assistance, personal counseling, disability services, academic support and job search assistance. In doing so, the Counseling Center provides a gateway to opportunity for our local community and empowers students to achieve their goals of graduation, transfer and employment.
- Location: Room 113, Gwaltney Hall, on the Main Campus [map]
- Hours: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, with evening hours by appointment
- Appointments: To make an appointment, simply call, e-mail or fill out our online appointment request form here.
Telephone: 766-1256 or 1-800-4-MAYLAND
Fax: (828) 765-0728
Mail: Post Office Box 547, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Doug Dewar, Director/Counselor
Here is a listing and brief description of what we offer:
- Career Counseling
Students can receive help in assessing their career interests and abilities, establishing career and educational goals and developing action plans for achieving those goals. A wide variety of career development resources are housed in the Counseling Center's Career Library, including books, videos, career assessments, Internet resources and extensive computerized information systems. Students can research any occupation or educational institution, enabling them to make well-informed decisions. Popular career assessments include the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory and DISCOVER, a comprehensive career planning program. Please use the links on the left under the Career Counseling button to explore our career counseling opportunities.
- Resume/Interviewing Assistance
Students preparing to look for work can gain assistance in writing a resumé, developing interview skills, finding networking/shadowing opportunities, and developing job search strategies.Please use the links on the left under the Job Search Assistance button to explore our resume and interview skills opportunities.
- Transfer Assistance
Students transferring to other colleges can receive assistance in making that transition. The Transfer Library, located in the Counseling Center, houses information for each college in North Carolina, including catalogs, crosswalks, applications, financial aid information and viewbooks. Software and Internet services are also available, allowing students to gain information on any college in the nation. A counselor can assist students in making decisions such as choosing their Mayland electives, deciding on a university, and preparing to transfer. Please use the links on the left under the Transfer Assistance button to explore our transfer assistance opportunities.
- Personal Counseling
Personal coaching is available for students who are interested in developing their full potential. Examples of personal development include learning time management, reducing stress, building self-confidence, managing test anxiety or even creating an exercise program. Supportive counseling is also available for students who are experiencing personal problems that are impacting their ability to succeed in college. Referrals to outside agencies can be made for more significant mental health issues. Please use the links on the left under the Personal Counseling button to explore our personal and disibility counseling opportunities.
- Disability Services
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, students with documented disabilities may receive reasonable accommodations to facilitate learning. Students should first contact the Counseling Center (or SOAR Program) to provide documentation of the disability and to determine appropriate accommodations. More extensive accommodations require 6 weeks notification prior to registration. Please use the links on the left under the Disability Assistance button to explore our disibility services opportunities.
If you are a RAVEN distance education student seeking services through the Counseling Center, please feel free to utilize the resources on this page, or contact a counselor. Our telephone and e-mail information is here.