Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Opportunities for Professional & Personal Development
WPCC offers a variety of classes for professional training and certifications along with personal advancement and enjoyment both in seated classes and online 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.
The GEER Scholarship
Learn more about scholarship opportunities for certain workforce development & continuing education classes.
Heavy Equipment Operator
New program provides short-term training using our new CAT simulator
New Certificate Program
Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing prepares you for potential job opportunities with Pratt & Whitney, coming to Asheville, North Carolina in 2022.
Click or tap on a class name for more information or to register.
- December 14, 2021, 6:00 pm: Snowman Painting Class (65618)
- December 22, 2021, All day: College Closed
- December 27, 2021, All day: College Closed - Staff Mandatory Leave
- December 31, 2021, All day: College Closed - Staff Mandatory Leave
- January 17, 2022, All day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - WPCC Closed
A complete calendar of course offerings is available below.
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.
NOTE: In-person registration for Workforce and Continuing Education classes in Hildebrand Hall has resumed.You can stop in to register Monday-Friday, 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
Current Class Schedule
Here are the classes scheduled for the current month at WPCC. You can see future class offerings by clicking either the Next button to move to the next month or by choosing a month and date and hitting the Go button.
Add A Class to Your Calendar
Want to set a reminder for a class on your phone, tablet, or computer’s calendar? It’s easy. Click the class name to read a description and register to attend. At the bottom, click the iCal or Google Calendar link to add the class to your personal calendar.
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November 29, 2021
5:30 pm: Pottery Gnome Mug Class (65545)
November 29, 2021 –
CLASS SECTION: 65545
In this class, you will learn basic hand-building skills to create a one-of-a kind gnome mug. Gain experience on the use of tools by making and finishing your mug with a handle of your choice. Participants will be provided with all the tools needed and beginners are welcome. An apron and towel are recommended. All work will be glazed by Debra Zimmerman, your instructor and participants will be notified when pots are ready for pickup. This class is limited to 8 participants.
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December 14, 2021
6:00 pm: Snowman Painting Class (65618)
December 14, 2021 –
CLASS SECTION: 65618
In this class, you will learn important skills and techniques to create an original snowman painting, just in time for the winter season! You will gain experience on the use of different tools and color-mixing through the exploration of acrylics on a 16x20 canvas. All materials will be provided, but participants are able to bring any specific items if they wish. Beginner's welcome! This class is taught by Instructor Kiora Whittle.
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December 31, 2021
All day: College Closed - Staff Mandatory Leave
December 31, 2021 All day
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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
Morganton, NC 28655
General Information: (828) 438-6000
Foothills Higher Education Center
Morganton, NC 28655
General Information: (828) 448-6140
Interim Dean of Workforce &