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Western Piedmont Community College offers more than 100 programs of study leading to a degree, diploma, and/or certificate. Whether you’re looking to transfer to another college or university, obtain new skills for a new career, earn a credential to help you find employment, or simply take classes just for yourself, we have options to help you find your way. To learn more details on our programs, services and what to do to get started, select the type of student below that best describes you. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to seeing you on campus!

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February Small Business Center Classes

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Seeking Help & Strong Study Habits
Key To Success

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Pottery Demo February 5

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Tesla Quartet Performs February 2

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Alumni, Students & Faculty Film Screened

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Pahoua Finds Success Outside Classroom

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The Natural Science Club meets every Friday at noon in Patton Hall, Room 101 from 12-1:15 pm. We conduct experiments, perform myth-buster activities, attend field trips, serve the College/community, and enjoy science fellowship & peer-tutoring. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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By The Numbers…

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

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Satisfaction

WPCC students are satisfied with instruction in their major program.

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Support

Percent of full-time employees who gave to WPCC’s 2015-16 Annual Giving Campaign.

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Certification

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