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 January 2023

  • Pharmacy Technician

    Pharmacy Technician

    All day
    January 4, 2023

    Dates: January 4 - April 30, 2023
    Location: Online

    Registration Fees
    Registration $185
    Books $400
    Certification Exam Costs $129
    TOTAL = $714

    This 208-hour totally online course is designed to provide instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, outpatient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion, student should be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings. Students who successfully complete this training program will be eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

    This class is in partnership with Isothermal Community College.

    Online Only
  • ASL Beginner

    ASL Beginner


    January 9, 2023

    Instructor: Kee Lee
    Location: Foothills Higher Education Center, Room 248
    Dates: January 9, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
    Registration Fee: $45
    Section number: 68080
    Extra Material to be Purchased Before Start of Class: https://amzn.to/3GshtLN

    In this 6-week introduction to the fundamentals of American Sign Language, students will learn how to properly fingerspell, use numbers and develop a basic vocabulary of conversational signs. Being proficient in ASL allows you to communicate with a wide range of hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf individuals—including students in mainstream and deaf school or university programs and deaf or hard of hearing residents and business people in your community.

    Foothills Higher Education Center
    2128 South Sterling Street
    Morganton, NC 28655
    USA
  • Defensive Driving (Section 68158)

    Defensive Driving (Section 68158)


    January 11, 2023

    If you have been charged with a minor violation in the 36th North Carolina Judicial District, you may elect to have it reduced by the District Attorney by completing a 4-hour defensive driving course. It is offered through Western Piedmont Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving.

     

    Foothills Higher Education Center
    2128 South Sterling Street
    Morganton, NC 28655
    USA
  • Defensive Driving (Section 68165)

    Defensive Driving (Section 68165)


    January 14, 2023

    If you have been charged with a minor violation in the 36th North Carolina Judicial District, you may elect to have it reduced by the District Attorney by completing a 4-hour defensive driving course. It is offered through Western Piedmont Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving.

     

    Foothills Higher Education Center
    2128 South Sterling Street
    Morganton, NC 28655
    USA
  • Emergency Medical Technician Night Session Course - Section #67995

    Emergency Medical Technician Night Session Course - Section #67995


    January 23, 2023

    Dates: January 23 - June 22, 2023 

    Room: HEC 211
    Class will meet Monday/Thursday, 6:00 - 10:00 PM
    6 Saturdays 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM: 1/28, 2/11, 4/22, 5/13, 5/20, 6/10
    Cost: $194.20 (Text Book is not included see below)
    Section Number: 67995

    An Emergency Medical Technician class will be held from January 23 - June 22, 2023 at the Foothills Higher Education Center. It consists of classroom and clinical instruction and will prepare students to take the EMT exam administered by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.

    Prerequisites

    • TABE placement test for reading comprehension (minimum of 11th grade reading level). Learn more about the TABE test or call (828) 448-6140 for a test appointment.  Test  results are required in order to register.

    Costs

    • $180 registration fee (unless you are fee-exempt)
    • $14.20 fee for Accident & Liability Insurance (paid by all students)
    • $16 WPCC Polo Shirt required for clinical instruction  
    • $13 Background Check (per the last name)
    • Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine Required
    • Flu Vaccine Required
    • COVID Vaccine May Be Required by the Clinical Site
    • Textbooks are not included

    Textbook

    Emergency Care: 14th Edition + My Brady Lab (ISBN9780136857860).
    WPCC Book Cellar (828) 448-3186  Approximate cost of $175.

    Information You Should Know

    You can submit your registration for the EMT-Night class below. The course section number is 67995.

    The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 18.

    To register, please contact Registration Department (828) 448-6410, by e-mail at ylogan@wpcc.edu or click or tap the button below to register online.  Student Fees will be due at time of registration.

    Register for the EMT Class

    Questions?

    If you have questions, please contact Terry Houston at (828) 448-6751 or by e-mail at thouston@wpcc.edu.

    Foothills Higher Education Center
    2128 South Sterling Street
    Morganton, NC 28655
    USA
  • Defensive Driving (Section 68166)

    Defensive Driving (Section 68166)


    January 25, 2023

    If you have been charged with a minor violation in the 36th North Carolina Judicial District, you may elect to have it reduced by the District Attorney by completing a 4-hour defensive driving course. It is offered through Western Piedmont Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving.

     

    Foothills Higher Education Center
    2128 South Sterling Street
    Morganton, NC 28655
    USA
  • Defensive Driving (Section 68167)

    Defensive Driving (Section 68167)


    January 28, 2023

    If you have been charged with a minor violation in the 36th North Carolina Judicial District, you may elect to have it reduced by the District Attorney by completing a 4-hour defensive driving course. It is offered through Western Piedmont Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving.

     

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