Western Piedmont Community College is a small, public community college that is located in Morganton, North Carolina. Western Piedmont was founded in 1964, and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. The mission of Western Piedmont Community College “is to provide accessible, high quality education that improves lives and promotes growth in the local community.” WPCC retains a focus on students, aiding in their achievement of personal, professional and educational goals, while simultaneously meeting the needs of a changing, diverse community and workforce.
Students at WPCC can pursue college transfer degrees, two-year associate’s degrees and diploma programs. The academic divisions at Western Piedmont Community College include business and public service, developmental education, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, and science, engineering & mathematics. Western Piedmont Community College has a distance learning program that offers online classes.