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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Zach Barricklow

WCC VP of Strategy named NC 2020 Trailblazer

Wilkesboro, N.C. – Zach Barricklow, WCC VP of Strategy was recently named as a 2020 Trailblazer by Business North Carolina magazine. The award recognizes thriving business owners and professionals under the age of 40 who work in N.C. cities and towns that have fewer than 100,000 residents. Barricklow is one of 19 recipients from all over the state who are making a significant impact in sustaining their communities.

“We are so proud of Zach for getting this recognition,” said Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC President.  “His work with Wilkes Community College over the last three years in strategic planning and strengthening our communities has been extremely impactful.  He is a very talented guy with a real heart for helping lift up the communities we serve.”

Zach Barricklow, a graduate of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, spent almost five years with the Peace Corps in Panama before co-founding Versado Training, a training software company based in Raleigh, N.C. He began working with Wilkes Community College in 2018 to develop a five-year strategic plan, which then led to his current position of VP of Strategy. His lifelong passion is community development. This takes many forms, from empowering small businesses to strengthening institutions to designing smart cross-sectoral partnerships. In the community, he leads an initiative to expand telework opportunities in Ashe, Alleghany, and Wilkes counties; serves as a board member of the Alleghany County Community Foundation; and as a committee member of Alleghany County Economic Development Corp. Barricklow is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organizational change from the University of Southern California. He and his wife Lauren, and their three children ages 10, 8, and 5 reside in Sparta, N.C.

Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community, and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.


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