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

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Events in May 2023

  • Industrial Sewing Boot Camp (69206)

    Industrial Sewing Boot Camp (69206)

    May 1, 2023

    CLASS SECTION: 69206A man works at a sewing machine

    Industrial Sewing Book Camp meets May 1 - 17 every week Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.

    Receive 96 credit hours from our Industrial Sewing Boot Camp! This program prepares trainees for a career in the sewn trades and is currently offered in English with some Spanish translation.

    Location: Carolina Textile District at The Industrial Commons on 647 Hopewell Road in Morganton, NC.
    Instructor: This class is led by Instructor Ashley Dula
    Questions? Contact Kelly Hawkins at kelly@theindustrialcommons.org

    This class is hosted in partnership with our local industry partners and The Industrial Commons.

    You will learn:

    • Tools and Techniques
    • Materials and Methods
    • Basic stitches and seams
    • Machines for furniture and home goods
    • Beginner projects (bags, pillows, zip pouch, etc_
    • Basic instruction (single needle machine, serger and cover stitch)


  • Intro To Welding

    Intro To Welding

    May 22, 2023

    A person welding

    Dates: May 22- July 24 (No class on Memorial Day nor the week of the 4th)
    Exact Dates:  May 22nd, 24th, 31st, June 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th, July 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, & 24th
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.
    Section #: 68880
    Room #: C-102 (Main Campus located at 1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton)
    Capacity: 10
    Cost: $180

    Description: This class will be an introduction to basic welding processes. Topics of discussion will include Safety in Welding, Welding types, and an overview of the welding industry as a whole. Students will be given time to practice some welding techniques and get a feel for the welding trade. The students will be working with mild steel mostly focusing on stick welding and gas welding. After the class is finished Students should be able to identify and set up Oxy-Fuel & Arc Welding Equipment and perform basic welding, brazing, and soldering applications.

    No workbook is required but an optional one will be available if interested. No PPE is required
    Western Piedmont Community College
    1001 Burkemont Ave
    Morganton , NC 28655