The Graham County Center
As Tri-County Community College has grown, so has the need for an off campus site to serve the people of Graham County. One of the major goals of Tri-County is to offer convenient, affordable access to educational services for Graham County residents, and the construction of the Graham County Center has made this goal not only attainable, but a reality.
The Center is the result of close cooperation between several key community organizations. The Tri-County Board of Trustees, the Graham County Commissioners, Tri-County Administrators, and the Graham County Board of Education worked diligently to establish this site.
In November 1993, voters passed the Statewide Bond Referendum, providing funds needed to construct the new center. The Graham County Commissioners and the Graham County Board of Education conveyed land and buildings for the Graham County Center in May 1995. The State Board of Community Colleges approved acquiring the proposed property in June 1995. Construction began with renovating, modernizing, and equipping two buildings. The Center opened in January 1998.
An extension campus of Tri-County Community College, the Graham County Center offers a variety of curriculum and continuing education courses to meet the educational needs of the county’s residents. Courses in computer science, college transfer, business administration, office systems technology, accounting, criminal justice, and welding are offered at the Center, supported by modern classrooms and student services. Students at the Center have access to computer labs, e-mail accounts, internet access, basic skills labs, and a full array of student developmental services. Counseling, financial aid, placement exams, admissions, registration, records, and other services provided at the Graham County Center are equal in quality and availability to those found on the main campus.
The Center is located in Robbinsville, North Carolina, at 145 Moose Branch Road, approximately 35 miles from the main campus in Murphy. The hours of operation at the Center are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Graham County Center phone: 828-479-9256.