|Campus Setting:||Southeast Small city|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Associate's degree|
|Level of Institution:||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
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.
I HATE having to go to Western Piedmont for a SIXTH semester. The teachers are great but the ADIMINISTRATION IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. If you are expecting guidance from you advisor - BEWARE. Double check everything yourself and keep your files organized - you'll need them. Ask anyone but college staff and officials for advice. Incredibly long story short, I ended up mistakenly getting a degree that doesn't transfer to a four year college after I had told my advisor I wanted to transfer to UNCA when I was done at WPCC. I now have to continue going to WPCC to get the transferable degree because if I tried to go to a different community college, a lot of my WPCC credits wouldn't transfer to the AA degree they offer. Trying to coordinate financial aid, transferring credits, and even graduation, is next to impossible. College staff (administration) is rude, irresponsible, and incompetent. IF YOU CAN AVOID IT, DO NOT GO TO WESTERN PIEDMONT.Read More
I am enjoying my time at Western piedmont for many reasons. The staff is friendly and ready to help in anyway possible. The community college is conveniently close to town, work, and home. There are many clubs that one can be a part of and the classes are diverse and interesting.Read More