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 in our slideshow. Click or tap on a slide for a class description or to register.
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A complete calendar of course offerings is available below.
New In-Person Registration Hours
You can also register and pay in person for Continuing Education and Workforce Development classes with Yvette Logan in Hildebrand Hall, Room 100E [map]. Yvette will be available for registrations Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Remember, you need to register for classes prior to the class start date (preferably 48 hours prior), allowing time for all payments to process before the class begins.
Here are the classes scheduled for the current month at WPCC. You can see future class offerings by clicking either the Next button to move to the next month or by choosing a month and date and hitting the Go button.
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Back by popular demand! Course is intended for the home owner or novice. Course will cover the basics of residential gas powered home and lawn equipment. Many of the fundamentals also apply to automobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, mini bikes and go-karts. Major topics include: safety, gas engine fundamentals, mechanical fundamentals, batteries, fuel, oil, grease, blades, fasteners, tools, various adjustments, regular maintenance (including oil, air and fuel filter changing), tire pressure and storage issues which is especially important this time of the season. Major applications covered include: riding mowers, push mowers, weed trimmers, chainsaws, pressure washers and leaf blowers. Instructor: Michael Daniels
Develop a deeper understanding of the United States' political system and its opportunities, challenges and alternatives. Review the fundamental "building blocks" of our government including the Constitution, Presidency, Congress and Supreme Court. Understand how our political parties developed and examine their fundamental similarities and differences over time. Evaluate the 2012 elections and upcoming 2016 elections: how do they reflect our government's role? Compare and contrast the United States' form of government with other political systems throughout the world. Evaluate how well our political system is prepared to meet modern demands and challenges.
Google Earth is an incredible tool, for students of any age, to see the world through satellite maps and GIS (Global Information Systems). Cities, mountains, rivers, oceans, history, weather—the whole world—are all accessible from your own desk, via Google Earth and the Internet. Discover how to download for free and use Google Earth, using your own personal computer or the college’s computers. "Stroll" down the streets of New York City, Paris or Bagdad; follow Lewis and Clark on their epic expedition; tour World Heritage Sites in Vietnam or Australia and follow the path of the Apollo astronaut on the moon. Plan your next vacation, check out your own house and community from space or create an autobiographic tour of your life’s travels. No personal computer or computer experience is required to enjoy and learn from this class. Instructor: Lee Kiser. (20 students max)
Students will learn the skill of humanely processing heritage breed turkeys and take one home for Thanksgiving dinner. Using our leading edge small-scale processing equipment, you will learn how to slaughter, scald, pluck and eviscerate turkeys as well as identify parts that are edible and marketable and how to harvest and package the neck, liver, heart, gizzard and feet. We are inspected by the NCDA and will discuss sanitation and illustrate safe, sanitary on-farm processing, packaging and storage procedures for poultry. We are animal welfare certified through the Sustainable Poultry Network; therefore students will practice procedures that minimize stress and discomfort for the birds. On-farm poultry processing is legal in North Carolina and the products can be sold to grocery stores and restaurants or at farmer’s markets. You can legally process up to 1,000 or 20,000 birds for sale per year depending on your operation. Come learn how to better feed your family with home-grown meat or add a lucrative enterprise to your farm!
Western Piedmont Community College offers Continuing Education classes on the Main Campus (left pin on the map) and at the Foothills Higher Education Center (right pin on the map). Select a pin to get address and general contact information about each location.
WPCC Main Campus
1001 Burkemont Avenue Morganton, NC 28655
General Information: (828) 438-6000
Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street Morganton, NC 28655
General Information: (828) 448-6140
Lee Kiser Dean of Workforce &
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