2019-2020 Catalog

President’s Message


Dear Students,

What is your passion? No one is born knowing what they want to do with their lives, whatever will give them ultimate fulfillment. We learn what our passion is by experiences that help shape and define what gives us pleasure and satisfaction. For many people finding that passion comes about as a result of the education he or she receives. At Western Piedmont Community College we can help you find your passion. With experiences that range from pre-college basic skills classes to university preparation to technical programs designed to help you enter the 21st century workforce, WPCC is the place to help you find your way to your passion.

For over fifty years WPCC has been serving Burke County students and we have thousands of success stories to prove that what we do changes lives for the good. We offer a variety of experiences that will help you achieve whatever educational goal you set. We offer classes in a flexible format providing classes to fit almost any schedule. If you don’t want to come to class and are self-directed we can provide online classes in many of our programs. We have state-of-the-art labs, small classes and the best instructors in higher education. All of our resources are directed to helping students succeed. 

I am pleased that you are considering or have chosen to attend Western Piedmont Community College. I look forward to seeing you on campus and I hope to help you find your passion.

Michael S. Helmick, Ed.D.