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.

Week of May 15th

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May 14, 2023
May 15, 2023
May 16, 2023(1 event)

4:00 pm: Basic Excavator Operations (69328)

May 16, 2023

WPCC is offering a new and exciting training for the Do-It-Yourselfer. If you have decided to do your own repairs at home. Let us lend you some helpful training. Whatever it is inside the home or yard work. WPCC has three upcoming classes that might help to achieve your goal.

Course: Basic Excavator Operations
May 16, 2023 – June 8, 2023
4 weeks – Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, 24 hours total
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
Location: K-Building, 200 Patrick Murphy Drive, Morganton, NC 28655 | Room #140
SECTION NUMBER: 69328 (copy this number to use when registering)

This course will give the student a hands-on experience with the (CAT- Simulators) Excavator. The course will teach the student the control familiarization along with proper procedures. The course will provide scenarios from safety inspection, starting operations and shutdown. By the end of the course a student should be able to operate a mini-Excavator. There is an opportunity for a student to receive a job interview with a construction partner or municipalities.

Register for Class

View our CAMPUS MAPS page for directions to the K-Building.

Upcoming DIY Courses:

Ceiling Fan Install: Learn more and Register HERE
Course Begins May 23, 2023



Jim Richardson Campus/K Building
200 Enola Road
Morganton, NC 28655
May 17, 2023
May 18, 2023
May 19, 2023
May 20, 2023(1 event)

8:00 am: Defensive Driving (Section 69331)

May 20, 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