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WPCC Student Finds Her Way to Rewarding Medical Degree

The Medical Laboratory Technician program at WPCC wasn’t Jasmine Arrowood’s initial calling after she graduated high school.  But thanks to the wide variety of classes and different pathways offered at WPCC, she found her way to completing her degree in the medical...

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WPCC Breaks Ground on New Mechatronics Building

Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) broke ground for the new Mechatronics Building on the main campus of the college on October 14. The single-story, 7,000 square-foot building, is located near Breeden and Rostan Halls and includes two labs, two related...

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WPCC Alumna Finds Way to Degree and Career

Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) alumna Sabrina Ball did not determine her career path immediately after high school graduation. That discovery happened when she was 25 years old and met an accountant for the first time. After learning what the accounting profession entailed, she realized that she found her future career.

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WPCC Helps Medical Assistant Advance In Career

When Trisha Strickland had known early on that she wanted to work in the medical field but it only after coming to Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) that she realized she could earn a degree in medical assisting. Graduating from the program in 1999, Strickland has over 16 years of experience in the field, is a Certified Medical Assistant, and has recently taken on the position of Practice Manager at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge Urgent Care – Morganton. In this position, she oversees all aspects of the office.

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Western Piedmont Offers Civil War Tours

Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Workforce & Professional Development division is pleased to invite area adults to register for two continuing education educational tours sure to satisfy Civil War history buffs!

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Western Piedmont Offers Summer Course on Filmmaking

Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) will offer a filmmaking course this summer. Filmmaking 101 is designed to give an overview of the filmmaking process, from script to screen. Students will delve into all aspects of making a short film, from story development and screenwriting, to lighting, camera/audio work and editing. With an emphasis on learning through doing, students will come away from this course with an understanding of not only how things are done in the production process, but why.

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WPCC Business Graduate Remembers Positive Experiences

Elias Bryant grew up in Burke County during the civil rights movement and experienced the desegregation of the Burke County school system as a high school student. Despite the fact that the civil rights movement was still resonating throughout the US when Bryant enrolled at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) in 1967, he shared that his time at the college was positive, supportive and enabled him to focus on his academic and career goals. “In my personal experience, we were all just working and studying,” he said on a recent visit to campus.

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Artist Found Her Passion at WPCC

The first time Kathryn Ervin ever enrolled in an art class was at Western Piedmont Community College and it was in that class that she discovered her passion. She ultimately graduated with her Associate’s Degree from WPCC in 2010 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2014. The talented artist now teaches art at New Dimensions and recently co-founded TOSS (The Old School Studio), a local arts advocacy group.

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