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.
- February 1, 2022, 6:00 pm: Marketing Your Business
- February 3, 2022, 9:00 am: Business Tax Essential - Webinar
- February 8, 2022, 12:00 pm: Market Research with NC LIVE - Webinar
- February 9, 2022, 9:00 am: Hashtag Culture - Build a Following on Instagram - Webinar
- February 15, 2022, 12:00 pm: Tax Overview for Your Small Business
- February 15, 2022, 6:00 pm: Financing Your Business
- February 21, 2022, 10:30 am: QuickBooks - Internet Version - Part 1 Introduction
- February 22, 2022, 9:00 am: Post Covid Expansion Plans - Strategies to Grow your Business in 2022 - Webinar
- February 22, 2022, 6:00 pm: How to Find Your Customers
- February 23, 2022, 9:00 am: Finding Traffic for Your Business Online with Paid Ads - Webinar
- February 23, 2022, 10:30 am: QuickBooks - Internet Version - Part 2 - Moving around in QuickBooks
- February 24, 2022, 9:00 am: Business Organization and Recordkeeping with the IRS - Webinar
- February 24, 2022, 11:00 am: BECOMING A PRE-EMINENT SMALL BUSINESS AT THE SPEED OF RELATIONSHIPS - Webinar
- February 28, 2022, 10:30 am: QuickBooks - Internet Version - Part 3 - The Bookkeeping and Accounting Process
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.
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Current Class Schedule
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Week of Jan 31st
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February 1, 2022(1 event)
6:00 pm: Marketing Your Business
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive webinar.
Speaker(s): Matt Rudisill
WPCC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make every effort to honor reasonable requests made by individuals with qualifying disabilities. Accommodations must be requested three business days in advance of school events or activities through the Office of Disability Services in Room 136 Hildebrand Hall or call 828-448-3154
Fee: No Cost
Location: WPCC Foothills Higher Education Center
|February 2, 2022||
February 3, 2022(1 event)
9:00 am: Business Tax Essential - Webinar
Topic: Tax Planning
This webinar will cover the basic requirements to help NC businesses understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a tax compliant business. Participants will learn about filing and administrative requirements, the basics of NC sales & use tax law, and the basics of NC withholding tax law in addition to receiving directions for completing sales tax and withholding returns and for filing and paying online. Agencies such as the Secretary of State, Industrial Commission, Employment Security or Business Link NC may be present at dates noted below to deliver additional information.
Speaker(s): Edward Shumaker, Education Officer, NC Department of Revenue
WPCC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make every effort to honor reasonable requests made by individuals with qualifying disabilities. Accommodations must be requested three business days in advance of school events or activities through the Office of Disability Services in Room 136 Hildebrand Hall or call 828-448-3154.
Fee: No Cost
Location: WPCC Online Training Events
|February 4, 2022||February 5, 2022|
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 &