Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Opportunities for Personal & Professional Growth

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.

Upcoming Classes

Click or tap on a class name for more information or to register.

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.


Select a Category Below for Classes

 

Personal Enrichment

Courses for personal interest
and exploration

Allied Health

Training & Certification
for healthcare professionals

Customized Training

Specialized Training
for Businesses & Individuals

Online Classes

Courses when & where
you want to learn

Photo of Firefighters battling a blaze

Emergency Services

Certification & Training
for Fire & Rescue Personnel

HRD & CRC

Human Resources &
Career Readiness Certification

Certifications

Courses for you to get or renew job skills

Emergency Medical

Classes for emergency medical responders

Job & Career

Courses to add to or
improve your job skills

Small Business

Training for Entrepreneurs
and Small Business Owners

Law Enforcement

Certification & Training
for Law Enforcement

Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Information & Classes

Current Class Schedule

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.

Add A Class to Your Calendar

Want to set a reminder for a class on your phone, tablet, or computer’s calendar? It’s easy. Click the class name to read a description and register to attend. At the bottom, click the iCal link to add the class to your personal calendar.

 

MonthWeekDay

Events in September 2017–August 2018

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    Labor Day Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Notary Public Class - 52612
    Email Basics
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    Photography - Online: A Partnership with Ed 2 Go
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    Functional Hand Built Pottery
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    Genealogy - Online: A Partnership with Ed 2 Go
    Get Tough! Self-Defense Tips and Techniques for Women
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    Notary Public Class - 51710
    Build Your First Chair
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    Basics of Lawn Equipment Maintenance for the Novice
    Internet Basics
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    An Introduction to Finding Your Roots
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    Wood Design Challenge - 52820
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    Turning Wide Rimmed Wood Bowls
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    Basics of Car Maintenance for the Novice
    Make Your Own Beer
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    Exploring Burke County through Google Earth
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    Functional Hand Built Pottery
  • -
    Nurse Aide Refresher
  • -
    Genealogy - Online: A Partnership with Ed 2 Go
  • -
    Genealogy 101
    Microsoft Word 2013: The Basics
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    Photography - Online: A Partnership with Ed 2 Go
    Navigating the Burke County GIS System
  • -
    Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic
    Dancing Brooms
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    Wood Turning a Custom Keepsake Box - 53312
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    Notary Public Class - 51711
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    Wood Turning Candlesticks - 53317
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    Photography - Online: A Partnership with Ed 2 Go
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    Veteran’s Day Holiday / College Closed
    Wood Design Challenge
  • -
    Round Brooms
  • -
    Wood Turning Candlesticks - 53747
  • -
    Basics of Car Restoration
    Microsoft Excel 2013: The Basics
  • -
    Notary Public Class - 51712
  • -
    Genealogy - Online: A Partnership with Ed 2 Go
  • -
    Tai Chi Beginning for Arthritis
  • -
    Thanksgiving Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Thanksgiving Holiday (WPCC Closed)
  • -
    Notary Public Class - 51713
  • -
    Email Basics
  • -
    Internet Basics
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    Christmas Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Christmas Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Christmas Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Christmas Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Christmas Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    New Year’s Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Notary Public Class - 53878
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (WPCC Closed)
    Awakening Qigong
  • -
    Microsoft Windows 10: Getting Started
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    Notary Public Class - 53892
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    Ceramic Wall Art - All Levels
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    Notary Public Class - 53879
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    Register for March 14 ed2go Classes by 5:00 p.m.
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    Glass Mosaic Art - All Levels
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    Municipal Finance
  • -
    Independent Auto Dealer License Renewal Course
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    Notary Public Class - 53880
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    Easter Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Register for April 11 ed2go Classes by 5:00 p.m.
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    Notary Public Class - 53893
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    Ceramic Totems - All Levels
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    Notary Public Class - 53881
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    Advanced Poultry Nutrition and Management Instructor Jeff Mattocks
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    Register for May 16 ed2go Courses by 5:00 p.m.
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    Notary Public Class - 53882
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    The Electrician's Academy - 55241 - Deadline for Registration 5/16
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    Memorial Day Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Ceramic Wind Chimes
  • -
    Notary Public Class - 53894
    Battlefields of Gettysburg & Sharpsburg – Tour
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    Raku Box
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    Register for June 13 ed2go Classes by 5:00 p.m.
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    Notary Public Class - 53885
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    Introduction to Blacksmithing: Fundamentals of Forging - 55243
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    Stained Glass Mosaic Wall Art
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    5-Day Mushroom Identification & NC Foraging License Certification - 55242
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    Christmas in July
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    Introduction to Blacksmithing: Fundamentals of Forging - 55670
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    July 4 Holiday (WPCC Closed)
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    Register for July 18 ed2go Classes by 5:00 p.m.
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    Notary Public Class - 53886
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    Register for August 15 ed2go Classes by 5:00 p.m.
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    Notary Public Class - 53887
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    Make a Fairy House
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    Notary Public Class - 53895

Our Locations

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

Division of
Workforce &
Professional Development

Lee Kiser
Dean of Workforce &
Professional Development

(828) 448-6707

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