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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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WCC SPOTLIGHT

Hanna DeBord

Alleghany Center CCP Student, Hanna DeBord, Accepted into Yale University on a full 4-Year Scholarship

In Hanna’s own words…

My name is Hanna DeBord, I am a senior at Alleghany High School, and I am enrolled in Wilkes Community College as a Career and College Promise student. In my free time I run cross country, play golf, soccer, and tennis, and work as a freelance writer as well as getting involved in various community and volunteerism activities. Through a lot of hard work, and the support of all my high school, WCC, and upward bound family, I was recently awarded a full-ride scholarship to Yale through the QuestBridge program.

QuestBridge

QuestBridge is an opportunity for low-income, high-achieving, typically first-gen students to attend some of the most prestigious universities in the United States (there are 42 options in total). The process all starts the summer before Senior year, the initial application allows you to apply to become a finalist in the Match Program. If awarded finalist status, the applicant can rank up to 12 schools from the list of “College Partners.” The application materials will be sent to each of these schools, and the school that is the highest on the rankings form that accepts the applicant is the school the applicant must attend, it is not guaranteed that you will match, but if you do, it is a binding decision, so it is important to only rank schools that appeal to you. You can learn more about this opportunity at QuestBridge.org.

The Impact of CCP

Being a CCP Student has allowed me the opportunity to explore subjects in a far more in-depth manner than my high school courses would have allowed- this opportunity to learn and achieve in a higher education environment as a high school student has improved my enthusiasm for furthering my education and making my future dreams become a tangible reality. I would like to thank the WCC Faculty and Staff for facilitating this wonderful and enlightening experience!

In closure, if you are a student reading this, or even someone considering bettering yourself. It is never too late to start improving. Always strive for the future and never give up even when it seems impossible- I believe in you!

Hanna Debord- Class of 2021 Alleghany High School

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