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

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January 1, 2023
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January 4, 2023(1 event)

All day: 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
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January 9, 2023(1 event)

6:00 pm: 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
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February 1, 2023(1 event)

All day: Healthcare Billing and Coding

All day
February 1, 2023

Dates: February 1 - April 30, 2023
Location: Online

Registration Fees
Registration $185
Books $479.42
Certification Exam Costs $125
TOTAL = $789.42

This 180-hour course prepares an individual for entry level healthcare billing and coding positions. Course topics can include but are not limited to the roles and responsibilities of this position, managed health care, life cycle of an insurance claim, legal and regulatory considerations, coding regulations, reimbursement issues, claim instructions, medical terminology, filing commercial claims, insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid Tricare, and Workers' Compensation. Upon completion, students should also be able to utilize MS Windows and the Internet to effectively retrieve billing-related information and updates, and have the knowledge base to apply for national certification as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist.

This class is in partnership with Isothermal Community College.

Online Only
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