Western Piedmont Community College logo with the outline of Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountains

Workforce Development & Continuing Education

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.

 

Upcoming Events

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

A complete calendar of course offerings is available below.

How
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 Workforce Development & Continuing Education Classes Online

 

Register for a Fire/EMS Class Online

 

In-Person Registration

In-person registration for Workforce and Continuing Education classes in Hildebrand Hall has been suspended due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We are still accepting registrations for classes being offered via online registration. 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 professionals

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 Personnel

HRD & CRC

Human Resources &
Career Readiness Certification

Certifications

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

Training for Entrepreneurs
and Small Business Owners

Law Enforcement

Certification & Training
for Law Enforcement

Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Information & 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.

MonthWeekDay
March 2021
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
February 28, 2021

6:00 pm: ABCs of Starting a Small Business on a Limited Budget

March 1, 2021March 2, 2021March 3, 2021 March 4, 2021

11:00 am: Privilege License

2:00 pm: ABCs of Starting a Small Business on a Limited Budget

March 5, 2021March 6, 2021
March 7, 2021March 8, 2021March 9, 2021March 10, 2021 March 11, 2021

2:00 pm: Finding Your Customers and Creating a Marketing Plan

6:00 pm: Finding Your Customers and Creating a Marketing Plan

March 12, 2021March 13, 2021
March 14, 2021March 15, 2021March 16, 2021 March 17, 2021

11:00 am: Facebook Shops & Facebook Marketplace

March 18, 2021

11:00 am: Using Paid Online Ads to Promote Your Business

2:00 pm: Dynamite Marketing for Small Business

6:00 pm: Dynamite Marketing for Small Business

March 19, 2021

10:00 am: Your Community Health Plan for Businesses

March 20, 2021
March 21, 2021March 22, 2021 March 23, 2021

6:00 pm: How to Start a Business

March 24, 2021 March 25, 2021

2:00 pm: How to Create a Solid Business Plan after doing Customer Discovery

6:00 pm: How to Create a Solid Business Plan after doing Customer Discovery

March 26, 2021March 27, 2021
March 28, 2021March 29, 2021 March 30, 2021

9:00 am: Sales & Use Tax Workshop

March 31, 2021April 1, 2021April 2, 2021April 3, 2021

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

Division of
Workforce &
Professional Development

Lee Kiser
Dean of Workforce &
Professional Development

(828) 448-6707

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