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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Think you know your beans? What is the difference between Arabica and Robusta? Can you describe the difference between a Café latte and a Café au Lait? Come and learn the differences between coffee beans from different regions of the world as well as how to brew the perfect cup at home. In addition, learn about some of the various drinks coffee shops offer using espresso and other methods. Students will gain some historical and cultural knowledge behind coffee and increase their confidence to pick a perfect bag when shopping for coffee to serve at home. Samples will be served. Instructor: Nancy Flango. (Limited enrollment of 16)
Fee: $35 Dates: 3/24 - 4/14/17 Friday(s) Meeting Location See Below Class Section Number: 50516
Explore some of Burke County’s most popular restaurants. Make new friends of all ages while we delight in the flavors of food and drink from local restaurants. Students will discover the influences and backgrounds of Burke County’s most popular chefs and gain an appreciation of the Farm to Fork concept. The staff will select the restaurant for the first night, but the following visits will be determined by popular vote from our group. Students will pay for own food and drink. Instructor: Nancy Flango. (Limited enrollment of 16 per session)(4 sessions)
Fee: $35 Dates: 4/27 - 5/18/17 Thursday(s) Meeting Location See Below Class Section Number: 50517
Enjoy exploring Burke County’s craft breweries in this entertaining class as you learn more about beer styles and beer making. Students will travel between some of Burke’s breweries and beer venues. Impress your friends with your knowledge as you learn the difference between an IPA and a Stout as well as the impact of various beer ingredients. The staff will select the first night’s location, but following visits will be determined by popular vote from our group. Students will purchase their own beer and food. This class meets every other week. Instructor: Nancy Flango. (Limited enrollment of 16 per session, must be 21 or older)(4 sessions)
Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) maintains documentation outlining its drug and alcohol prevention measures. These documents, WPCC Policy Manual and Promoting a Drug-Free Workplace and Campus are available by clicking the previous links or in printable form in the Offices of Human Resources and Student Development.
For both employees and students, WPCC’s documentation, Promoting a Drug-Free Workplace and Campus, clearly defines the College’s expectations for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Per regulation requirements, this document is distributed annually to both groups.
WPCC strongly assumes employee and student compliance with the expectations defined in the document above. However, sanctions associated with non-compliance are included. In addition, this document describes example illicit drug and alcohol substances along with the health risks associated with their use. The document further defines the North Carolina legal penalties surrounding the possession, sale, or delivery of these substances. The document concludes with a listing of organizations and agencies that can offer assistance for overcoming drug or alcohol abuse.
For employees and students, interested parties may refer to the WPCC Policy Manual for additional guidelines regarding drug and alcohol abuse.
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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