Certification Courses

Western Piedmont Community College offers occupational training and certification classes from time to time during the year. All classes will be offered at the Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 S Sterling Street in Morganton, NC.

Notary Public

 Upcoming Notary Public Clases

Notary Public classes are listed in the calendar below, but if you would like information on the Notary Public program, please visit the Notary Public web page.

Green Industry Career Training Certification

 Comprehensive Training for entry level jobs in Greenhouse, Landscape, & Nursery Operations 52540

Western Piedmont Community College is pleased to present the first Green Industry Career Training Certification Course. This course includes a combination of Wednesday evening class work from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and every other Saturday morning 8:00 am – 12:00 pm field/lab work totaling 64 hours of career training for jobs in Green Industry sector; Greenhouses, Nurseries, and Landscape operations.  Learn skills important to today’s employers.  Resume assistance, Job Search & Applying for Jobs.  Wrap up will be a December 9th Job Fair.

Unemployed and Underemployed individuals may qualify for Fee Waiver covering the registration cost of $180.00.  All Students will pay the $1.20 Insurance Fee for the course.  Contact Meagan Roberts mroberts@wpcc.edu or Chip Hope chope@wpcc.edu  @  828-448-3554 for more information.

Instructor(s): Lead instructors of Western Piedmont Community College’s  Sustainable Ag Program with support from Professionals in the Green Industry

The Human Resources Development Program is structured to help unemployed and underemployed adults with training gain job skills and basic computer skills.  Classes are scheduled both on and off the WPCC campus.

HRD classes fees may be waived if students meet the following criteria:  unemployed, notification of impending layoff, working and eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or working and earn at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.


If you need more information or have questions, please contact Wini Bradley at (828) 448-6145 or via e-mail at wbradley@wpcc.edu.


Independent Auto Dealer Renewal

Upcoming 8 Hour Renewal Class 3/11/2017

Western Piedmont Community College is pleased to present the Independent Auto Dealer License Renewal Course. This course  meets the six-hour continuing education requirement for your license renewal as ordered for Independent Auto Dealers by House Bill 432. Study will include topics such as Salesman License/Registration, Bill of Sale, Warranties, Repossessed Vehicles, Tag Requirements and other State required information. Contact emcgimsey@wpcc.edu  or  828-448-6719 for more information.

Electrical Code Update

Electrical Code Update 8 Hour Class 3/10/2017

Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Department of Continuing Education and Workforce development will offer the North Carolina Electrical Code Update I course this spring.  Dates and Registration will be available soon.  Contact emcgimsey@wpcc.edu  or  828-448-6719 for more information.  Learn more, please visit the Electrical Code Update web page.


Class Offerings

Here are the scheduled certification classes currently being offered this month by WPCC. To get more information, select a class name on the calendar. You will be presented with a course description and a link to register online. To see class offerings in future months, click the Next button or choose the month name and hit the “Go” button.


Month Week Day
August 2017
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July 30, 2017 July 31, 2017 August 1, 2017 August 2, 2017 August 3, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5, 2017
August 6, 2017 August 7, 2017 August 8, 2017 August 9, 2017 August 10, 2017 August 11, 2017 August 12, 2017
August 13, 2017 August 14, 2017

Category: Notary8:30 am: Notary Public Class - 51709

8:30 am: Notary Public Class - 51709
August 15, 2017 August 16, 2017 August 17, 2017 August 18, 2017 August 19, 2017
August 20, 2017 August 21, 2017 August 22, 2017 August 23, 2017 August 24, 2017 August 25, 2017 August 26, 2017
August 27, 2017 August 28, 2017 August 29, 2017 August 30, 2017 August 31, 2017 September 1, 2017 September 2, 2017


For More Information

Please contact Eddie McGimsey at (828) 448-6719 or emcgimsey@wpcc.edu for more information.

You can also contact us online. We welcome the opportunity to serve your interests and needs. Feel free to ask questions, give your thoughts, or share ideas about classes you would like to see offered through the form below.

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