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Earn College Credit While Still in High School

Career & College Promise

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to complete your high school diploma and earn college credit at little or no cost? Wilkes Community College offers numerous educational opportunities for high school students to earn college credit while they are still in high school.

Student Success Stories

Wilkes Community College is committed to ensuring students achieve their highest potential.  Part of our vision is to prepare learners for success in a rapidly changing world.  WCC is dedicated to helping students reach their educational and career goals.  We are proud of our students and all they have achieved.  Here are just a few of many WCC student success stories.

Campus Alert Messaging System

Campus Alert Notification System

Wilkes Community College’s emergency notification system approach is based on redundancy, using multiple methods to reach members of the college community with information as quickly and accurately as is possible.

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Career Services

From initial assessment to career exploration and employability skills, we are your one-stop source for informed career planning and job search strategies.

CollegeCentral.com is the primary job posting service for Wilkes Community College.  WCC students and alumni may search job opportunities and access a variety of career resources. Approved employers may post jobs and search resumes.

Support WCC

WCC Foundation

The WCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which exists solely to support and advance the objectives of Wilkes Community College by raising funds. Our purpose is to provide funds for scholarships, capital projects, staff and faculty development, and the beautification of Wilkes Community College.

Learning for a Lifetime

The Workforce Development and Community Education Division is responsible for responding to educational needs by providing services to individuals, organizations, businesses, and industries within Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties. Tailored to the needs of our service area, continuing education programs range from courses in basic skills to advanced courses in various technical fields.

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FERPA Notice

Federal regulations require that educational institutions provide specific information each semester to students and employees. The following notice is concerning the Annual Security Report, Consumer Information, and FERPA. Annual Security [...]

Graduation Check Out Information

Attention WCC Students! If  you are completing degree, diploma, or certificate requirements in December 2018, May 2019, or August 2019 you will need to initiate with your graduation application with your [...]

Consumer Information

Federal regulations require colleges and universities to annually provide current students, prospective students, and employees with consumer information. In order to make the information readily available, Wilkes Community College maintains [...]

Annual Security Report (ASR)

Federal regulations require that an Annual Security Report be compiled and published on or before October 1 each year.  A link to the report is available on the Campus Police [...]

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Sarah Shepherd

WCC Student Spotlight

“Both of my parents attended community college and both went on to earn four-year degrees. I knew that I wanted to go into nursing, like my mom, so I started looking into different options. What made the difference and what was ultimately the deciding factor was the Ribbon Program between WCC and Lenoir-Rhyne University. Essentially, I was guaranteed a spot in their nursing program after completing my first two years with WCC. If you are going into nursing, then you know this is a huge benefit! Especially for me, because I had a timeline for my educational goals; with the end result of earning my doctorate and becoming a licensed nurse practitioner.

I also believe CCP (Career & College Promise) classes enabled me to be more successful. I was able to complete high school with six college freshman courses under my belt. Anyone who is considering a career in a field that requires clinicals such as nursing or dental should be taking CCP classes. Because of the opportunity to complete these classes during high school; I was able to focus mainly on nursing in college. Several of my classmates who did not take CCP classes found the required class load to be overwhelming.” ~ Sarah Shepherd


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