The curriculum summer semester will begin on June 1, 2020. To protect the safety and well-being of students and employees, all curriculum summer classes will begin in an online format for the first two weeks (June 1 – 12) while the college continues to implement safety protocols.
Curriculum classes that are scheduled to meet on campus should begin transitioning to that format the week of June 15. Instructors of these classes will be emailing their students with more information. Please check your student email for more details.
Curriculum summer classes with Face-to-Face contact affected include:
|DEN-107-WB01||WB01||Clinical Practice II|
|NUR-114-WB01||WB01||Holistic Health Concepts|
|NUR-114-WB31||WB31||Holistic Health Concepts|
|AUB-136-WB01||WB01||Plastics & Adhesives|
|TRN-140-WB01||WB01||Transp Climate Control|
|TRN-140-WB02||WB02||Transp Climate Control|
|TRN-140-WB03||WB03||Transp Climate Control|
|TRN-140-WB04||WB04||Transp Climate Control|
|TRN-140-WB05||WB05||Transp Climate Control|
|TRN-140A-WB61||WB61||Transp Climate Cont Lab|
|TRN-140A-WB62||WB62||Transp Climate Cont Lab|
|TRN-140A-WB63||WB63||Transp Climate Cont Lab|
|TRN-140A-WB64||WB64||Transp Climate Cont Lab|
|TRN-140A-WB65||WB65||Transp Climate Cont Lab|
|AHR-110-H01||H01||Intro to Refrigeration|
|AHR-110-H02||H02||Intro to Refrigeration|
|ARC-211-H01||H01||Light Constr Technology|
|DFT-154-H01||H01||Intro Solid Modeling|
|ELC-128-H01||H01||Intro to PLC|
|ELC-128-H02||H02||Intro to PLC|
|ELC-128-H03||H03||Intro to PLC|
|ELC-128-H04||H04||Intro to PLC|
|EMS-221-1||1||EMS Clinical Practicum II|
|RAD-171-1||1||RAD Clinical Ed III|
|RCP-144-1||1||RCP Clinical Practice II|
|MED-260-1||1||MED Clinical Practicum|
|MEC-112-131||131||Machine Processes II|
Continuing education courses (e.g. nurse aide, phlebotomy, EMS, Fire courses, law enforcement courses, HVAC, Notary public, and codes courses) will begin as scheduled.
This summer, WCC will be offering most of our curriculum courses online. However, following guidelines from the NC Community College system and from the governor of NC, we have decided that a few courses which have “hands-on” lab hours will be able to meet on campus in small groups. If you are already registered for one or more online classes this summer, those classes will not change. If you are registered or plan to register for a course with lab hours that has a section number like 001 or 002 or a section number that begins with WB, then it is possible that class will hold at least some face-to-face meetings. These courses are mainly in the Applied Career Technologies or Health Sciences programs. Because the governor’s directives limit gatherings to no more than 10 people, we will have to break some of the large classes into two or more smaller sections with a maximum enrollment of nine students each. That will mean, in some cases, we will have to contact the students currently registered and work out new meeting times. If you are already registered for a traditional (001/002) or WB course, you won’t have to do anything right now except keep a close eye on your WCC email for further information about your summer schedule. Instructors and other college staff will keep you informed and work with you as we break those larger sections into smaller groups.
When meeting face to face, we will strictly follow guidelines for social distancing (6 feet or more apart from others), wearing face coverings, and using hand sanitizer. If you are registered for a course that will meet in person but you are uncomfortable with doing that, please talk with your instructor to be sure you understand the plan for that course. If you decide it’s not right for you, email your advisor and they will help you select a different course to take this summer.
The summer schedule currently posted on the website and in Self Service are being updated as quickly as possible. If you try to register for a course with a face-to-face lab but get a message that it’s closed, put yourself on the waiting list for that course and we will either get you into it or into another section. Again, most of our courses are already online, and they will not change. If one or more of the courses for which you have registered does change in any way, you will get an email from us—so please check your WCC email often. If you have concerns or questions about this or any other aspect of being a WCC student, contact your advisor or click the help links on the WCC Covid-19 page, and we’ll do everything we can to help you.
Students have the capability and are encouraged to pay their tuition and fees online through Self-Service. For those students unable to pay online, the WCC business offices at the Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany locations will be open limited hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm to process on-campus transactions. We will be wearing masks and practicing all recommended safety precautions and ask any visitors to do the same. If you have any questions about these hours please contact Crystal Huffman, Director of Financial Services email@example.com.
Students are eligible for a tuition credit if they withdrew from a 2020 spring semester seated course after March 13, 2020 due to COVID-19 reasons. The guidelines for this option are listed below.
- Withdrawal from the seated course due to COVID-19 reasons must be documented on the withdrawal form
- Last date of attendance in the course must have been after March 13, 2020
- Tuition credit is for only the course that is being repeated
- Tuition credit is only available if the course is repeated during the 2020 summer term, 2020 fall semester, or 2021 spring semester
- Tuition credit is only available for one attempt at repeating the course
Instructions for utilizing the tuition credit option:
- Register for the course that is to be repeated
- Notify the registrar’s office that a 2020SP semester seated course is being repeated due to COVID-19 reasons
- Registrar’s office will verify if course is eligible for tuition credit
- If eligibility is confirmed, tuition credit will be awarded for the course
Note: The funds for the tuition credit option are being provided through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
Wilkes Community College (WCC) signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 24, 2020. WCC provides assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Wilkes Community College has received $700,541 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Wilkes Community College estimates that 960 students at the institution are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
As of May 28, 2020, Wilkes Community College has distributed $329,250 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 439 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
Funds will be awarded on a weekly basis, based on receipt of applications.
Wilkes Community College used the following criteria to determine student eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. All eligible students will receive $750.00
- To qualify a student must have been enrolled in 9 or more credit hours that were not exclusively online instruction as of March 13, 2020. Students enrolled for fewer than 9 credit hours may apply by providing documentation of extenuating circumstances.
- Per the Department of Education, only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, may receive emergency financial aid grants. The criteria to participate in these programs include US citizenship or eligible noncitizenship; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male); and a high school diploma or GED.
- Therefore, the following students are not eligible for the Student Emergency Assistance funds:
- Career and College Promise (high school) Students
- Wilkes Early College High School and Ashe Early College High School Students
- International and Undocumented Students (including DACA)
- Online Students (enrolled exclusively in online classes as of March 13)
- Students who are not maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
Wilkes Community College put information about the Emergency grants on our COVID 19 webpage. The following information was provided to students.
The US Department of Education has distributed funds to college to provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and education have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. This funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
These emergency grants are intended to assist students with expenses related to disruptions to their education due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including childcare, food, healthcare/medical, housing (including increased utility costs), technology (including computer or WIFI access for online classes), and other items.
WCC sent eligible students an email link to the online application. Students were required to use their WCC user ID and password to access the application. All students were sent follow-up communication about their application to their WCC student email address.
Funds will be dispersed via direct deposit or check. The college will make every effort to distribute funds on a weekly basis.
Effective March 23, 2020, all college courses for Career & College Promise and Early College High Schools students in both Wilkes and Ashe counties will convert to online courses for all grade levels – Ninth through Super Seniors.
Effective March 18, 2020, all faculty/staff have the option to begin teleworking.
Advising for summer and fall is taking place virtually using email, phone and other forms of technology. Please contact your advisor using your WCC email account for advising.
Registration for summer 2020 is open and available in Self-Service after advising is completed. Current students who have been advised can register in Self-Service beginning March 30 for the fall 2020 semester.
Students who apply for admission to WCC for summer or fall will be called to arrange an advising and registration session. These sessions will be conducted virtually using email, phone and other forms of technology.
- The Academic Support Center will provide tutoring online via Skype or Microsoft Teams. For more information, watch this video.
- Students can continue to submit papers to be reviewed at WCC PaperReview.
- Online tutoring is also available through ThinkingStorm, WCC’s online tutoring partner.
- To access tutoring, students can go to the “Schedule Tutoring” link in the Tutoring Help section in Moodle, or click on the Tutoring Icon on WCC Prowler.
- High school students enrolled in college courses can receive additional tutoring through Tutor.com.
Course Materials and Support from Pardue Library
- Check out our Instructional Resource Guide.
- For immediate assistance Ask-a-Librarian on our 24/7 research assistance chat room.
- To request accommodations or learn more about services offered, please visit the Disability Services webpage for information.
- If you already receive services and have a need or concern, please contact Renee Macemore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-838-6560.
|Academic Standing (Probation/Suspension)||Scott Johnson
Finish Line Grants (see below)
|Career Counseling||Mike Roope
|Personal Counseling||Dr. Lynda Black
|Financial Aid||Lana Younger
|Health Sciences Admissions (Dental Assisting, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy)||Callie McCraw
|Health Sciences Admissions (EMS)||Elisabeth Blevins
|Health Sciences Admissions (Radiography)||Wendy Nichols
|Placement Testing||Wendy Nichols
|Residency Determination Service (RDS)||Elisabeth Blevins
|Student Activities||Sabrina Bowman
|Student Records & Registration||Michael Ward
|Other Questions||Scott Johnson
Finish Line Grants: Grants of $1000 per semester are still available for students who have completed (or are in the process of completing) at least 50% of the required curriculum for their program of study. (This includes some Continuing Education programs.)
The bookstore will be open during the following dates/times for rental book returns, graduation payments, summer book sales and other purchases (May 26 – June 5)
Wilkes (Service windows only)
- Mon – Thu 8:00 – 5:00
- Fri 8:00 – 12:00
- Mon – Thu 8:00 – 4:30
- Fri 8:00 – 11:30
- Mon – Thu 8:30 – 4:30
- Fri 8:30 – 12:00
All financial aid (including payment plan) purchases AND returns must be made in the bookstore by Noon on June 5.
We do ask that all students wear a mask, practice social distancing, and come alone to reduce the number of people on campus.
Even when the bookstore is not open, staff members are still available to help. Please contact us via email at email@example.com or contact one of the following staff members:
- Kelly Church, Bookstore Manager
- Ellie Elledge, Bookstore Technician
We will accept payments (in-person and over the phone) for graduation or requests for graduation refunds any hours that our campus stores are open. Please call the bookstore at (336) 838-6174. The deadline to pay for graduation is June 19. Caps and gowns will not be on campus until early July.
Rental Book Returns
We will accept rental book returns any hours that our campus stores are open. The deadline to return your rented books is June 5.
Summer Book Information
The Summer book list is now posted on our webpage. Summer book sales will begin May 26. Please see the dates/times by campus under the bookstore information section above.
Consistent with social distancing recommendations, all scheduled on-campus events and gatherings of 50 or more participants that are not required for academic purposes are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Exceptions may be approved by the applicable Vice President and/or President. If possible, we will seek opportunities to enable some events through virtual means and platforms.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation ceremonies that were scheduled for May 15 will be postponed to Friday, August 7, 2020.
The deadline to apply for graduation has been extended to June 5, 2020.
The deadline to make graduation payments has been extended to June 19, 2020.
Please note: Students completing their programs at the end of spring semester will be marked as graduates on their transcripts within one week of the end of the semester.
Please feel free to contact one of the following staff members for more information about graduation.
Students and employees should stay home if they experience symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, shortness of breath, and cough. If you believe you have unique personal circumstances (see below) that have put you at risk for contracting the virus, you should self-quarantine for the recommended 14 days. If you need to self-quarantine, please complete this Self-Quarantine Form.
Faculty and supervisors have been directed to provide maximum flexibility to students and employees during this time.
The College is following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines for self-quarantine. Self-quarantine is a precautionary measure that individuals should take if they have been, or have strong reason to believe they have potentially been, exposed to a contagious disease, such as COVID-19. Self-quarantine for the coronavirus should last 14 days.
You should self-quarantine if:
- You recently returned from any country with a Level-2 or Level-3 warning from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- You have travelled internationally or domestically to an area with high numbers of positive or presumptive positive COVID-19 cases
- You have been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to one of these areas
- You have been in close contact with anyone who has been ordered to quarantine because of exposure to the virus
What does it mean to self-quarantine? Click this link to learn more?
All non-essential, college-sponsored travel for students, faculty and staff – domestic and international – is suspended. This includes field trips, unless special approval is given by applicable Vice President and/or President. We strongly discourage all non-essential personal travel, domestic or international, and may require employees who choose to travel to self-quarantine upon return.
Regular campus cleaning has been increased. Hand sanitization stations are being increased and all students, faculty, and staff are being asked to remain diligent in handwashing. We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to follow CDC recommendations for prevention:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid handshaking and physical contact and practice social distancing of six feet when possible.
Wilkes County Available Options
- Boomer Fire Department | 5990 S NC Highway 18, Boomer, NC 28606
- Champion Fire Department | 439 Champion MT Pleasant Rd, Ferguson, NC 28624
- Ferguson Fire Department | 12660 W NC Highway 268, Ferguson, NC 28624
- McGrady Fire Department | 11461 Sparta Road, McGrady, NC 28649
Millers Creek, NC
- Millers Creek Fire Department | 5200 Boone Trl, Millers Creek, NC 28651
- Wilbar Fire Department | 10035 N NC Highway 16, Millers Creek NC 28651
Moravian Falls, NC
- Brushy Mountain Fire Department | 7990 Brushy Mountain Rd, Moravian Falls, NC 28654
- Moravian Falls Fire Department | 251 W Brocktown Rd, Moravian Falls, NC 28654
North Wilkesboro, NC
- Broadway Fire Department |1690 Statesville Rd, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
- Wilkes/Iredell Fire Department | 11715 Statesville Rd, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Roaring River, NC
- Roaring River Fire Department | 214 Abtco Rd, Roaring River, NC 28669
- Roaring River Fire Department (Speedway Rd) | 5225 Speedway Rd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
- Shepherds Crossroads Fire Department | 6188 White Plains Rd, Roaring River, NC 28669
- Macedonia Baptist Church | 1120 Austin Little Mountain Road, Ronda, NC 28670
- Ronda Clingman Fire Department | 3463 Clingman Road, Ronda, NC 28670
- Traphill Fire Department | 8899 Traphill Rd, Traphill, NC 28685
- Samaritan Kitchen | 4187 W US Highway 421, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
- Town of Wilkesboro – Community Commons | 203 W Main St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
- Wilkes Community College – Main Campus | 1328 S Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Click here for additional WiFi/Hotspot locations.
Ashe Campus now has a public hotspot available to students, located in the front parking lot. Please remain in the comfort and safety of your car while using the campus broadband.
Alleghany Center now has a public hotspot available to students, located in the front parking lot. Please remain in the comfort and safety of your car while using the campus broadband.
SkyLine/SkyBest (Ashe and Alleghany)
With the continuing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper made the difficult decision to close all public schools for two weeks. Knowing that our students and their parents will need greater access to broadband, SkyLine/SkyBest is offering 60 days of free service to new customers in homes where a student lives. We want to make sure that as the need to be connected to the world increases, SkyLine/SkyBest is doing its part to make that easier.
SkyLine/SkyBest is offering 60 days of free Standard Broadband service and free installation to any home that is:
- The primary home of a student in kindergarten through high school, in technical school, in college or in graduate school;
- Currently without our internet service and that hasn’t had internet service with SkyLine/SkyBest for the past 90 days; and
- Located where SkyLine/SkyBest would normally provide internet service.
We are also waiving installation fees during this time. SkyLine/SkyBest plans to keep this opportunity available to new customers through the end of March and will re-evaluate it at that time.
SkyLine/SkyBest is also committed to working with customers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) to prevent their internet service from being disconnected during this challenging period. For 69 years, we have always made a point to work with our customers in difficult situations to try to keep them connected. We will continue to do that throughout the coronavirus outbreak. We know that during difficult times like this, a connection to work, school and current events in the world is more important than ever.
Additionally, SkyLine/SkyBest has already reached out to each County School District to assist them as they prepare to meet their students’ needs remotely. As school districts in our area prepare to send their students and teachers home, we will assist them in any way we can to make their jobs easier. Shortly after the governors announced the closing of public schools across the Carolinas, our team began contacting our local school districts’ superintendents to discuss ways that we could help devise a solution with regard to connectivity.
Carolina West Wireless
We understand this is a difficult time. We are here to support you and our local community. Depending on the current CWW rate plan, customers are eligible to receive bonus data or bonus minutes. Select fees may also be waived to assist any customer experiencing financial difficulties. It is not necessary to call into our customer care or to a store. Everything can be done online, and requires that online action. We will send a MMS/text message over the next couple of days. Simply click on the MMS/text bitly link which will redirect to our website landing page. The details of the offers are on this landing page. There is another click requirement, which takes them to a page to sign up.
Effective April 6th until May 31st 2020, all customers are eligible for 15GB of bonus data or bonus minutes for free. The data and minute offers are per month.
- For Customers On Unlimited Data Plans: Any customer on an Unlimited data plan is eligible to receive 15GB of local hotspot use for free. If additional hotspot data is needed, additional data over 15GB will be charged at the reduced rate of $1 for GB. An LTE capable device is required to receive the bonus hotspot data.
- For Customers On Bucketed Data Plans: Any customer on a bucketed data plan is eligible to receive an additional 15GB of local LTE data. If your account has multiple lines using shared data, the 15GB of local data will be shared across all lines on the account.
- For Customers on Bucketed Minute Plans: Any customer on a bucketed minutes of use plan is eligible to receive unlimited local minutes to use for calling to anywhere in North America.
Effective April 6th until May 31st 2020, the following fees may be waived:
- Late payment fees
- Reconnect fees
PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive bonus data, unlimited minutes, waived late payment or reconnect fees, you must log in to your account here and confirm your selection. If you have not set up your online account, you must do so first to be eligible for the waived fees or bonus offer. All bonus offers above will expire on May 31, 2020.
Customers with any new billing cycle that falls within the April 6th and May 31st dates will get an extra 15GB of local bonus data in the new billing cycle, but the bonus data will expire on May 31st.
Verizon is offering additional Mobile Hotspot data for customers to use during this time. They are automatically adding 15 GB of data across nearly all of their plans, to be used between 03/25/2020 and 04/30/2020. An additional 15 GB of data will also be added for use from 05/01/2020 to 05/31/2020.
- For Unlimited Data Plans: 15 GB of 4G LTE data will be added to your plan’s existing 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot allotment (most unlimited plans include 15GB or 20GB of 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot data standard). Eligible plans include: The Verizon Plan Unlimited, Go/Beyond/Above Unlimited Plans, Start/Play More/Do More/Get More Unlimited Plans.
- For Shared Data Plans: 15 GB of 4G LTE shared data will be added (can be used for Mobile Hotspot, or any other connected device using the shared data plan). Eligible plans include: More Everything Plans, Verizon Plans 1.0 and 2.0 (e.g., S, M, L, XL, XXL), Just Kids.
- For Jetpack – Unlimited or Metered Plans: 15 GB of 4G LTE data will be added
- For Prepaid: All monthly plans with a data allowance: 15 GB of 4G LTE data will be added to monthly metered Smartphone (can be used for Mobile Hotspot), Jetpack and Tablet device plans.
The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. Hope4NC is now available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to speak to a live person. The Hope4NC Helpline was set up by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
1-800-273-TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-799-7233 National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Wilkes Ministry of h.o.p.e.
Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (need one form of ID)
- Byrd Ridge Crisis Center
- Pilgrim Baptist Church
Open the 3rd Saturday of each month
- Samaritan’s Kitchen
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Open Monday – Friday
- Antioch Baptist Church
- Unified City Church
Wednesday 5 – 8 (emergency only)
The faculty and staff at Wilkes Community College stand ready to support our students fully as we work through this crisis. The college administration stands ready to support our faculty and staff in that work. We ask that everyone continue to refer to this page for the most up-to-date information on anything related to the College’s institutional response. Wilkes Community College serves a resilient community, and we will get through this together. We will keep you updated with the latest information available as we move forward.