Summer and fall 2021 registration opens at WPCC


March 29, 2021 – Registration for summer and fall semesters at Western Piedmont Community College begins March 29.

WPCC will offer more than 90 classes during summer semester and over 400 this fall. Courses are offered as seated (on campus), online and blended/hybrid. Seated course opportunities will increase beginning this summer with the projected decline of COVID-19 cases and recommendations from state leadership.

“We are excited to have more students returning on campus this summer and fall,” said Dean of Student Services Susan Williams. “We look forward to seeing new and returning students and providing a more ‘normal’ college experience in the coming months.”

Courses are available to help students earn an associate degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, and gain new skills for workforce or personal development.

The college proudly announces that WPCC students transferring to universities in the University of North Carolina System have a higher first year GPA than non-transfer students, according to UNC System data. Additionally, all courses in WPCC’s transfer degree programs are accepted at 15 UNC System institutions.

For programs that involve licensure and certification exams, 87% of WPCC students pass on their first attempt compared to an average 81% across all North Carolina community colleges.

“WPCC stands out statewide with our pass rates on licensure and certification exams,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Rhia Crawford. “Students can be confident they will be given the best opportunity to pass those licensure and certification exams.”

Summer term begins May 24, and fall semester begins Aug. 16. New students must apply and be accepted to WPCC in order to register for classes. Learn more and apply at

For more information about applications and registration, contact WPCC Student Services at 828-448-6046 or Learn more online at and