Continuing Education & Workforce Development

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

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.


Upcoming Events

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

A complete calendar of course offerings is available below.


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-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


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

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.

Events in January 2021

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December 27, 2020 December 28, 2020 December 29, 2020 December 30, 2020 December 31, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 2, 2021
January 3, 2021 January 4, 2021(1 event)

10:00 am: TABE Testing (HEC-123)

January 5, 2021 January 6, 2021(1 event)

8:00 am: Notary Public Class (63178) - FULL (NO SEATS)

January 7, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9, 2021
January 10, 2021 January 11, 2021(4 events)

8:00 am: Nurse Aide I (62936)

3:30 pm: Phlebotomy (62416)

3:30 pm: Phlebotomy (63591)

5:30 pm: Nurse Aide II (63033)

January 12, 2021(2 events)

1:00 pm: TABE Testing (HEC-123)

5:00 pm: Gateway to Woodworking 1 | 63229

January 13, 2021 January 14, 2021(1 event)

11:00 am: TABE Testing (HEC-123)

January 15, 2021 January 16, 2021
January 17, 2021 January 18, 2021 January 19, 2021 January 20, 2021 January 21, 2021 January 22, 2021 January 23, 2021
January 24, 2021 January 25, 2021(1 event)

6:00 pm: Emergency Medical Technician Basic Night Course - Section #63149

January 26, 2021(1 event)

10:00 am: TABE Testing (HEC-123)

January 27, 2021 January 28, 2021(1 event)

5:00 pm: Gateway to Woodworking 1 | 63232

January 29, 2021 January 30, 2021
January 31, 2021 February 1, 2021 February 2, 2021(2 events)

2:00 pm: Financing Your Small Business

6:00 pm: Financing Your Small Business

February 3, 2021(1 event)

4:00 pm: TABE Testing (HEC-123)

February 4, 2021(1 event)

12:00 pm: Nonprofits: Learning to Share Your Sandbox: Creating Effective Partnership Agreements

February 5, 2021 February 6, 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

Rick Furse
Dean of Workforce &
Professional Development

(828) 448-3121

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