2016-2017 Catalog

President’s Message


Dear Students,

For more than 50 years, Western Piedmont has been offering opportunities to students who want to change their lives.  As President of the college, I want to welcome you and commend you on your decision to continue your education at WPCC.  As you continue your educational journey, I want to assure you that the people who make up your college family are here to help you succeed.  We have a variety of services at this institution all designed to help you achieve your goals, so let us help you find your success.

This past year, the college adopted a new strategic plan.  Although all of the elements of this plan are designed to help build our community, the first and most important of our strategic goals is student success.  We are here to help you succeed, and we know there are exciting educational and work opportunities that await you as you pursue your chosen path at this institution and beyond.

Our core values of innovation, service, success, quality, diversity, and excellence embody the mission of this college which is to provide accessible, high quality education that improves lives and promotes growth in our community.

Thank you for choosing Western Piedmont Community College.  All of us at this institution look forward to helping you succeed and achieve your chosen goals.


Michael S. Helmick, Ed.D.