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Western Piedmont Community College

Western Piedmont Community College, commonly referred to as WPCC, is located in Morganton, North Carolina, United States. It was chartered in the year 1964 and is under the North Carolina Community College system. The college offers several distance education programs to students. The main campus awards degrees and certificates through four academic divisions, which are as follows:
  • Business Technologies
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Students participate in several clubs and organizations available at the college including the Students for Christ, Sign Language Club, Nursing Club, Film and Fine Arts, Global Village, WPCC Growers Connection, and Building Energy Sustainable Technology (B. E. S. T. ).

Profile of Western Piedmont Community CollegeWestern Piedmont Community College is located in a small city, in Morganton, NC. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Western Piedmont Community College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students at Western Piedmont Community College often study security and law enforcement and production trades.

Western Piedmont Community College Selectivity

The school maintains an open-admission policy.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 2, 448 students (1, 493 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at Western Piedmont Community College. The school reports its educational mission is:

"In accordance with the mission of the North Carolina Community College System, the mission of Western Piedmont Community College is to open the door to high-quality, accessible learning opportunities that minimize barriers to postsecondary education, maximize student success, and improve the lives and well-being of individuals by providing: Education, training and retraining for the workforce, including basic skills and literacy education, occupational and pre- baccalaureate programs. Support for economic development through services to and in partnership with business and industry. Services to communities and individuals to promote continuous learning and improve the quality of life. Sound management practices which measure and enhance institutional effectiveness. "Western Piedmont Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors

Liberal Arts105liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, general studies
Security and Law Enforcement88criminal justice and police
Business and Management80business management, accounting technology, operations management, retail
Medical Support and Technology59medical assistant, mental health services tech, dental assistant, medical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing, health aide
Production Trades32upholsterer, machine shop assistant, welding, precision production
Family and Social Work28child care management
Engineering Technician25mechanical engineering tech, computer systems tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical tech, engineering technician, industrial tech
Computer Science and Engineering21systems analyst, information science
office and Administration19executive secretary
Law18legal assistant, legal secretary
Design17interior design
Medical administration16medical secretary
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental science
Landscaping and Horticulture10applied horticulture
Construction Trades9building inspection and management
Therapy and Counselling5substance abuse Counselling
Photography and Commercial Art3cinematography
Education and Teaching3teacher aide

Contact: Western Piedmont Community CollegeWestern Piedmont Community College

1001 Burkemont Ave

Morganton, NC 28655-4511

General Phone: (828) 438-6141


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