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.
- January 24, 2022, 6:00 pm: Emergency Medical Technician Basic Night Course - Section #65053
- January 25, 2022, 12:00 pm: Insurance for Your Small Business - Webinar
- January 26, 2022, 9:00 am: Tips for Using Facebook to Build Your Business - Webinar
- January 27, 2022, 11:00 am: 7 PRINCIPLES FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS IN A WORLD OF CHANGE - WEBINAR
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
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.
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Week of Jan 16th
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January 18, 2022(3 events)
8:00 am: Industrial Sewing (65749)
CLASS SECTION: 65749
Industrial Sewing class is a “boot camp class” that meets January 18 through February 2 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Carolina Textile District. You will learn the basics of sewing for a production environment both in furniture and apparel workflows.
11:00 am: Understanding eBay Stores: Selling from Your eBay Website - Webinar
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Nick Hawks will take you to the next level of your eBay e-commerce experience. This hands-on session is a fantastic way to provide a step-by-step approach to those individuals who are ready to become eBay Store owners. You will learn how to start, brand, and optimize your eBay store website. Understand how to market your eBay store more effectively with email newsletters, traffic reports, and the markdown manager sales tool. Learn how to use the “Quick Store Tune-up” feature and "Manage My Store" page to customize your eBay Store, plus learn tips for search engine optimization (SEO) that will bring even more internet shoppers to your eBay Store via Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines!!
Speaker(s): Nick Hawks
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
6:00 pm: How to Find Your Customers
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker(s): Eddie McGimsey
Fee: No Cost
Location: Western Piedmont Community College's Small Business Center
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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 &