State Authorization

Distance Learning Information for Out of State Students

Many U.S. states require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in their states. Many of these state laws and regulations also apply to online, distance, and correspondence educational instruction offered in that state. As such, Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) and its online/distance education programs/ courses must be authorized in certain states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. Activities include online learning, non-classroom experiences, faculty members who live outside of North Carolina, proctoring, professional licensure and marketing.

WPCC reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant who is not a resident of North Carolina who seeks to enroll in any distance education course if the applicant resides in a state where the college is not authorized to provide distance education.

Although we strive to connect you with the best information possible, Western Piedmont Community College cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure and/or certification outside of the State of North Carolina.

Licensure & Certification Programs

If you are considering a program at WPCC that leads to licensure or certification and you do not live in North Carolina, please contact the individual below that corresponds to your desired program. Documentation for each program is available by clicking/tapping the name of the program which is linked to a PDF file (opens with the free Adobe Reader).

Curriculum Programs

Applied Technologies

Computer Engineering Technology

Greg Buchanan

Coordinator, Computer & Electrical Engineering

Computer Integrated Machining Technology

Robert Crawford

Coordinator, Computer Integrated Machining Technology


Jenna Chapman

Coordinator, Cosmetology

Early Childhood Education

Kasey Gardner

Coordinator, Early Childhood Education

Human Services Technology

Robert Angley

Instructor, Human Services

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Bryan Harris

Coordinator, Mechatronics and IST

Health Sciences

Dental Assisting

Tammy Glover

Coordinator, Dental Assisting

Medical Assisting

Rachel Bradshaw

Department Head, Allied Health & New Media/Director Medical Assisting

Medical Lab Technology

Beverly Berry

Coordinator, Medical Lab Technology


Karen Pritchard

Director, Associate Degree Nursing Program/

Recreational Therapy Assistant

Katharine Wright

Coordinator, Recreational Therapy Assistant Program

Innovation & Partnerships


Brandon Pitman


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