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Burke Middle College Students Will Benefit from Text Book Grant

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Foundation (WPF) was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Burke County to purchase college text books for the Burke Middle College (BMC) Lending Library. Western Piedmont Community College partners with Burke County Public Schools to offer Burke Middle College (BMC), a two-year program that annually provides […]

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Stormwater Control Workshop for Landowners Is June 21


A free, public workshop on stormwater best management practices (BMP) for landowners, developers, and educators is being held at Western Piedmont Community College on Saturday June 21st. The Hunting Creek Partners, a group of environmental stakeholders based out of Burke County, received a Water Quality 319 grant from the North Carolina Division of Water Resources […]

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Attention Current Students! Early Fall Advising & Early Registration Info

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EARLY ADVISING, Monday, July 7-Friday, July 11 Early Advising will take place in the Advising Center in Hildebrand Hall. Appointments ARE NOT necessary. You will be advised by a representative from the division that houses your program of study. Advisors will be available as follows: Science, Engineering and Mathematics Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. […]

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Fall Semester Application Due Date is Monday, July 14


Morganton, NC –New students planning to attend Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) this fall should have admission and financial aid applications, official transcripts, and placement test scores submitted by Monday, July 14. “Applying by July 14 will ensure that new students receive an invitation to take part in an exclusive VIP Registration opportunity,” said Susan […]

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Improve Your Computer Skills with Summer Classes!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) continuing education department will offer a variety of computer classes at the Foothills Higher Education Center at 2028 S. Sterling Street. “Introduction to Excel 2010” will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. from June 23 through July 16 in FHEC room 122. […]

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New Grad Maricsa H. Vasquez: ‘I Can Do It!’

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Morganton, NC—As soon as you meet new nursing graduate Maricsa Hernandez Vasquez, you are impressed by her joyful demeanor. She bubbles with enthusiasm about recently receiving her diploma and radiates with excitement at beginning her career as a registered nurse. Maricsa is an exceptional example of the “I can do it!” attitude. Looking back a […]

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College Celebrates Spring Graduation Ceremonies

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 Morganton– Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) celebrated its Spring 2014 graduates with two graduation ceremonies on recently at the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium (CoMMA). WPCC President Dr. Jim Burnett presided over the ceremonies in which a total of 237 graduates participated of the more than 400 students earning a degree, diploma or certificate and […]

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Molded Fiber Glass Donates Generous Gift of Robot to College

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Foundation (WPF) recently received the donation of an industrial robot from Molded Fiber Glass of Morganton. The robot will be part of the education and training offered at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) in its curriculum programs including Electrical Engineering, Industrial Systems Technology and Computer-Integrating Machining Technology. In addition, the […]

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Success Stories

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At Western Piedmont Community College, we’re proud of the success of our graduates. They have stories to tell, and we are sharing them with you on this page. From your next-door neighbor to business executives, WPCC makes a difference. We invite you to learn more about these special people, their careers, lives and education.   […]

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Success Stories: Kelly Yelton (Geomatics Technology)

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WPCC’S Kelly Yelton: ‘WPCC Career Prep Better Than Four-Year Degree’ Morganton, NC — As a surveying intern, Kelly Yelton spends his career outdoors, and that suits him just fine. “I love being outdoors and enjoying the four seasons,” he said. “It’s been my dream to advance in my career while being outside.” He works as […]

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