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Top 5 Reasons To Choose WPCC

Why Choose WPCC?

Here are 5 reasons to make WPCC
your college destination

Reach Your Goals

Get job skills or earn transfer credits
to take your next step.

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Commitment to Success

We care about your success as a person,
student, citizen and professional.

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Support Your Needs

We provide you help and guidance
to achieve your education.

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Fit Your Schedule

We offer courses both on-campus and online
to meet you where you are.

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Connect to Community

Events, student clubs and a beautiful campus provide opportunities to get inspired and make a difference!

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Current Students

Latest news, info, and resources.

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Continuing Education

Certification, job skills and special interest classes

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Finish High School

Options to get your diploma

In the News…

Speakers Forum is October 26-29

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Award-Winning Author Speaks October 26

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Student Works on Feature Film

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WPCC Hosts Visiting Artist November 6

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WPCC Pottery Instructors Published

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Latest Small Business Center Classes

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Cannon Grant Helps Fund New Building

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BLET Program Applications Due December 18

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Students for Christ Club will meet every Thursday, Spring Semester 2016, from 12:30-1:20 pm in Carr Hall 227. All students are welcome to attend! For more information, contact club advisor William (Bill) Childers at wchilders@wpcc.edu! ... See MoreSee Less

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When you have the best middle college ever...!!! Congratulations Burke Middle College #humblebrag #winning ... See MoreSee Less

Burke Middle College Principal Jonathan Clontz, senior senior Maggie L. and teacher Anna Moose accept a $5,000 scholarship at the Local Government Federal Credit Union/Institute for Emerging Issues Forum: Future Work. Burke Middle received the High School Prize for Innovation after students created a proposal and video titled "Let's Stay in School." The project encouraged volunteerism by high school-aged students, particularly those at-risk of dropping out. Congrats BMC!

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Go Panthers! #KeepPounding #sb50 #OneCarolina #SuperBowl50 #CarolinaPanthers #DabOnEm #PanthersNation Carolina Panthers Morganton News Herald | morganton.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Jonnie Carswell (Burke County Comissioner & co-chair of Local Committee Connect NC), Lindsay McCoy Middlesworth (Field Director of Connect NC) and Arvin Davis (Burke County Board of Elections) joined WPCC president Dr. Michael Helmick and SGA president Nate Rosenberger for a discussion on voter awareness. ... See MoreSee Less

Jonnie Carswell (Burke County Comissioner & co-chair of Local Committee Connect NC), Lindsay McCoy Middlesworth (Field Director of Connect NC) and Arvin Davis (Burke County Board of Elections) joined WPCC president Dr. Michael Helmick and SGA president Nate Rosenberger for a discussion on voter awareness.

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SGA President Nate Rosenberger discusses reasons why college students should vote at the Voter Awareness event on campus today. ... See MoreSee Less

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There will be a vendor-administered book buy back in the hallway outside the Book Cellar on Tuesday, February 9 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Bring your unneeded books to see which you can turn into cash! The next book buy back will be May 9-11. ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget the Voter Awareness event happening TODAY at 11 in Leviton Auditorium. If you'd like to register to vote, bring your ID or Social Security Card. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wear your Carolina Panthers gear this Friday! #keeppounding ... See MoreSee Less

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By The Numbers…

Western Piedmont Community College is among the top 10 North Carolina community colleges in students completing their curriculum coursework.

Here are some other numbers of interest:

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Satisfaction

WPCC students are satisfied with instruction in their major program.

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Support

Percentage of WPCC Faculty, Staff, Trustees, and Foundation Directors who gave to the College’s 2014-15 Annual Giving Campaign.

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Certification

2014 Medical Assisting graduates passed the national exam for a CMA credential.