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In this class, students will explore the traditional art of Japanese Raku firing. Using slab techniques, students will design a variety of clay boxes. Students will have the opportunity to assist in firing a Raku kiln and experience remarkable surface...read more
Course Dates: 5/31/18 - 6/21/18, Thursdays Cost: $75 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm WPCC Rostan 1 Class Section Number: 55226 Wind chimes are one of the world’s first musical instruments and in this class, students will learn the basics of clay by exploring...read more
Dates: 6/22 - 6/24/2018 6/22 - Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 6/23 - Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (one hour for lunch 12 - 1) 6/23 - Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 pm 6/24 - Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $125 Location: C110 Section: 55243 Limit Class Size to 8...read more
May 25, 2018 – Employees of Meritor in Morganton, N.C. recently presented the Western Piedmont Community Foundation with a check to support Western Piedmont Community College’s 2018 Advanced Manufacturing Day. The event hosted more than 400 11th and 12th...read more
May 15, 2018 - Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) is a family tradition for WPCC alum Jamie Griffin, a graphic designer with Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge. Griffin met his wife Cindy, of 25 years, in the WPCC cafeteria as they were working...read more
April 26, 2018 - "We love being a part of getting the whole package put together, a smile on their face and pictures that they will have for a lifetime," said Blake Dula, WPCC cosmetology coordinator during a recent interview with WCNC reporter, Rachel...read more
Workforce Development & Continuing Education
WPCC offers a variety of classes for professional training along with personal advancement and enjoyment both in seated classes and online through ed2go. These classes are designed to accommodate busy lifestyles and provide opportunities to quickly get skills or explore interests.
Upcoming courses are listed to the right. Click or tap on a class name for a description and to register online.
Click or tap on a class name for more information or to register.
- May 31, 2018, 6:00 pm: Ceramic Wind Chimes
- June 5, 2018, 5:30 pm: Notary Public Class - 53894
- June 5, 2018, 6:00 pm: Battlefields of Gettysburg & Sharpsburg – Tour
- June 7, 2018, 3:30 pm: Raku Box
- June 8, 2018, 5:00 pm: Register for June 13 ed2go Classes by 5:00 p.m.
- June 13, 2018, 8:30 am: Notary Public Class - 53885
- June 22, 2018, N/A: Introduction to Blacksmithing: Fundamentals of Forging - 55243
- June 22, 2018, N/A: Introduction to Blacksmithing: Fundamentals of Forging - 55670
- June 23, 2018, 10:00 am: Stained Glass Mosaic Wall Art
- June 25, 2018, 8:00 am: 5-Day Mushroom Identification & NC Foraging License Certification - 55242
- June 28, 2018, 6:00 pm: Christmas in July
- July 13, 2018, 5:00 pm: Register for July 18 ed2go Classes by 5:00 p.m.
- July 18, 2018, 8:30 am: Notary Public Class - 53886
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Why Choose WPCC?
By The Numbers…
Western Piedmont Community College is among the top 10 North Carolina community colleges in students completing their curriculum coursework.
Here are some other numbers of interest:
Percentage of students who would
recommend WPCC to family & friends
Percent of full-time employees who gave to WPCC’s 2017-18 Annual Giving Campaign.
The Medical Laboratory Technology program
has boasted a 100% pass rate on the
national certification exam
for the last three years.
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