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Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College, also known as WCC, is a public, coeducational, community college located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States. It was established in October 1964 by the North Carolina Board of Education. WCC comes under the North Carolina Community College System. The main campus spreads across an area of 150 acres. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics.

WCC has an active student life. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations. Some of the popular ones are the Industrial Technology and Electronics Club (ITEC), Association of Information Technology Professionals, Southern Culture Organization (SoCO), Phi Theta Kappa, and National Technical Honor Society.

Profile of Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College is located in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Wilkesboro, NC. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Wilkes 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.

Wilkes Community College Selectivity

Wilkes Community College maintains an open-admission policy. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.

Student Enrolment

Wilkes Community College offers classes to 2, 476 students (1, 571 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"As a public, two-year, 'open door' institution, Wilkes Community College is committed to providing comprehensive education and educational support services for people in Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and beyond. As a member of the North Carolina Community College System, the College seeks to enhance intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development, through a variety of means, by providing: * quality education, training and retraining for the workforce, including basic skills education, occupational, technical, and pre-baccalaureate programs; * support for economic development through services to business and industry, both public and private; and * a variety of services, and cultural activities, and recreational opportunities that improve the quality of life. "

Wilkes Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts112liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, general studies
Mechanics and Repair42diesel mechanics, automobile mechanics, autobody repair
Business and Management33business management, accounting, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine31registered nursing
Engineering Technician31electromechanical instrument tech, architectural engineering tech, computer engineering tech, electronics tech
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and police, criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice
Education and Teaching30early childhood education, elementary school teaching
Medical Support and Technology29medical assistant, dental assistant
Computer Science and Engineering22network management, computer programming, information technology, information science
office and Administration16office management
Medicine15health professions
Landscaping and Horticulture10applied horticulture
Construction Trades10electrician, building inspection and management
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts3chef training
Media2radio and TV tech
Production Trades1welding

Contact: Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College

1328 South Collegiate Dr

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

General Phone: (336) 838-6100


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