WPCC Calendar

The calendar below includes important community and student-related dates and events occurring on the campus of Western Piedmont Community College.  Check back often as dates will be added or updated.  We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Academic Calendar

While important academic dates and deadlines are listed on the calendar below, you can access a full Academic Calendar listing all dates by semester in our online catalog.

Events in April 2024

  • Medication Aide (70590)

    Medication Aide (70590)

    April 15, 2024

    Foothills Higher Education Center

    This continuing education course is designed to meet the requirements to qualify for work as a Medication Aide. Topics include medication administration via oral routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. (Required materials provided)


    • CNA I registry in good standing
    • Must have completed a minimum of a 75 hours Nurse Aide I class and provide documentation (Course Completion Certificate)
    • Copies of a valid Driver’s License and matching Social Security card
    • Copy of High School Diploma or GED or sealed transcript of grades


    If you are interested in our Medication Aide class, please call (828) 448-3532 for information on how to register.

    Once all required documentation has been turned in at the Foothills Higher Education Center, you will follow the registration procedure as follows:

    Continuing Education classes offered through our Workforce and Professional Development Division, have a pre-registration policy, with the exception of Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement, HRD and CTP program areas.  Students must register and pay any registration fees two business days/48 business hours prior to the start date of the class.  For example:  Class starts on Monday, the last day to register is Thursday.

    Students may register via the following methods:

    • Online (click the button below)
    • Walk-in registration held on Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall, Main Campus; or
    • Download and Fax the Registration-Form. Our fax number is (828) 448-6179.


    Medication Aide  (Section 70590) - April 15 - 25, 2024
    Meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Location: Foothills Higher Education Center Room 166
    Tuition is $125 - all materials included / book provided
    Registration will not be completed until required documents listed are turned in to the program coordinator. 

    Register Online for a Medication Aide Class

    Foothills Higher Education Center
    2128 South Sterling Street
    Morganton, NC 28655
  • Local Anesthesia Class for Dental Hygienist

    Local Anesthesia Class for Dental Hygienist

    April 18, 2024

    This 24-hour local anesthesia certification course is for dental hygienists practicing for at least two years. The online aspect of this course is taught through a series of modules developed by a dentist with a background in online and distance learning. The clinical component is completed in 8 hours and incorporates several hands-on exercises, injections on anesthesia manikins, and using Safe-D-Needles before working on a peer patient. Once completed, the hygienist will receive 24 hours of NSBDE-approved continuing education and the required paperwork to submit for your local anesthesia certification.
    Students will need to at least log onto the Moodle program April 18th for attendance purposes.

    April 18th - May 10th 
    IN PERSON (8am-5pm with lunch)
    May 11th

    Location: FHEC- 121, Dental Lab
    Section #: 71551
    Cost: $850.00

    Foothills Higher Education Center
    2128 South Sterling Street
    Morganton, NC 28655