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WPCC Medical Assistant Student Wins Contest

WPCC Medical Assistant Student Wins Contest

May 16, 2018 – Monica Castro, a student in Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Medical Assisting Program, recently won the “Spirit of Medical Assisting T-shirt Contest” at the North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants (NCAMA) Educator’s...

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Stained Glass Mosaic Wall Art

Stained Glass Mosaic Wall Art

  In this class, students will create a mosaic using stained glass suitable for display.  During the first class, students will select from available patterns or adapt their own concept into a 12” x 12” framed substrate, learn the method of breaking...

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Mushroom NC Foraging License Workshop

Mushroom NC Foraging License Workshop

Join Tradd Cotter and Western Piedmont Community College Sustainable Agriculture for a week-long fungi intensive. This comprehensive seminar will encompass all aspects of identification for successful foraging of culinary and medicinal mushrooms. During...

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Meritor Supports WPCC Advanced Manufacturing Day

Meritor Supports WPCC Advanced Manufacturing Day

May 25, 2018 – Employees of Meritor in Morganton, N.C. recently presented the Western Piedmont Community Foundation with a check to support Western Piedmont Community College’s 2018 Advanced Manufacturing Day.  The event hosted more than 400 11th and 12th...

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WPCC is a Family Affair for WPCC Alum

WPCC is a Family Affair for WPCC Alum

May 15, 2018 - Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) is a family tradition for WPCC alum Jamie Griffin, a graphic designer with Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge. Griffin met his wife Cindy, of 25 years, in the WPCC cafeteria as they were working...

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Enroll Now for Summer at Western Piedmont!

Enroll Now for Summer at Western Piedmont!

Morganton, NC – Registration for summer classes at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) is now open.  Summer classes at WPCC offer an excellent opportunity for students to earn credit toward a college degree in a relaxed environment with a lower...

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Partners Launch WPCC Electrician’s Academy

Partners Launch WPCC Electrician’s Academy

Morganton, N.C. – A new program at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) will offer a comprehensive, short-term training program this summer for individuals who wish to pursue a career as an electrician. The WPCC Electrician’s Academy will meet….

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WPCC Foundation Host Tesla Quartet April 10

WPCC Foundation Host Tesla Quartet April 10

Morganton, N.C. – The Western Piedmont Foundation (WPF) will host the Tesla Quartet, resident quartet with the Western Piedmont Symphony, for a free performance open to the public on Tuesday, April 10th at 7 p.m. in Leviton Auditorium located in Moore Hall...

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WPCC Alum Finds Her Way to A New Career

WPCC Alum Finds Her Way to A New Career

Beginning college mid-life isn’t the typical path taken by most students, but that was the unlikely route Kay Smith found herself on. At the age of 42, Smith’s job was outsourced and sent overseas. The years of production sewing had been good to her financially, but she was ready for a change and seized the opportunity to go to college through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which paid for her two-year degree in full.

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