2013-2014 Catalog

President’s Message

Greetings! Local leaders created Western Piedmont Community College in 1964 because they knew the economic prosperity of our community depends on an educated citizenry and workforce. The College still seeks to fulfill this mission by providing learning opportunities that will enrich your life and enable you to pursue rewarding work. We are proud to offer service learning and civic engagement activities that allow our students to experience hands-on learning and develop awareness of civic responsibility while meeting needs of the local community.

The College’s committed faculty and staff are dedicated to working with students to help them achieve their educational, career, and personal goals. As an alumnus and president of the College, I am proud to call them my colleagues.

The pioneer spirit of Western Piedmont Community College is the driving force behind our long term plans to address emerging issues within the region. It is this type of innovation and dedication that designates us as one of the finest community colleges in the state.

We are your community college. If you want to earn an associate degree or diploma, or complete a few courses to learn a specific skill that will help you get a better job, we can help. We can also meet your needs if you want to complete the first two years of college and transfer to a four-year institution. Please let us know how we can help you achieve your goals.


Jim W. Burnett