Continuing Education & Workforce Development

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Intro To Pottery Course

New Course beginning August 22, 2023. Learn the foundational principles and practices of ceramics.


New Certificate Program

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing prepares you for potential job opportunities with Pratt & Whitney, coming to Asheville, North Carolina.


Heavy Equipment  Operator

New program provides short-term training using our new CAT simulator. 


Veterinary Assistant Program

This NEW course prepares you to work as a qualified vet assistant. Starting July 10, 2023


Opportunities for Professional & Personal Development

WPCC offers a variety of classes for professional training and certifications along with personal advancement and enjoyment in online classes through ed2go. These classes are designed to accommodate busy lifestyles and provide opportunities to quickly get skills or explore interests.

Check out our list of upcoming classes. You can get more information on them and register for them by clicking or tapping on the name of the class.


GEER Scholarship

GEER Scholarships can provide up to a maximum of $750 per course or the cost of course fee(s) if the fees exceed $750.


The SECU Bridge to Career Scholarship

Learn more about scholarship opportunities for certain workforce development & continuing education classes.

Upcoming Events

Click or tap on a class name for more information or to register.


Online Registration

You can sign up for classes via our online system. Please have the class title/name and the date(s) or class section numbers before clicking or tapping the buttons to access the registration forms.

Register for Classes Online


Register for a Fire/EMS Class Online


In-Person Registration

NOTE: In-person registration for Workforce and Continuing Education classes in Hildebrand Hall has resumed.You can stop in to register Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Remember, you need to register for classes prior to the class start date (preferably 48 hours prior), allowing time for all payments to process before the class begins. If you have questions, please call (828) 448-3500.

Select a Category Below for Classes


Personal Enrichment

Courses for personal interests for all ages.

Allied Health

Training & Certification
for healthcare

Customized Training

Specialized Training
for Businesses & Individuals

Online Classes

Courses when & where
you want to learn

Photo of Firefighters battling a blaze

Emergency Services

Certification & Training
for Fire & Rescue


Human Resources &
Career Readiness Certification


Courses to acquire or renew job skills

Emergency Medical

Classes for emergency medical responders

Job & Career

Courses to increase and
improve job skills

Small Business

Entrepreneurs &
Small Business Owners

Law Enforcement

Certification & Training
for Law Enforcement

Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Information & Classes

Our Locations

Western Piedmont Community College offers Continuing Education classes on the Main Campus (left pin on the map) and at the Foothills Higher Education Center (right pin on the map). Select a pin to get address and general contact information about each location.

WPCC Main Campus

1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655

General Information: (828) 438-6000

Foothills Higher Education Center

2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655

General Information: (828) 448-6140