Education Archive

WCCC Advanced Technology Center to offer industry-aligned curriculum

To meet the growing workforce needs of Western Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector, Westmoreland County Community College broke ground in July for a state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center (ATC) which will open next summer. The $9.4 million ATC will occupy

Mechatronics program partners with Siemens for unique career opportunities

If you are looking for a technology education that prepares you for a wide range of careers in the field, explore the possibilities of Mechatronics at WCCC. Mechatronics is a new, interdisciplinary field that involves the study

Earning Power of a College Degree

A college education is an investment in yourself, your future and your community. An education provides you with earning power, which increases with each degree. Educated citizens make up a skilled workforce and contribute to the economic

The Value of a Business Degree

The value of a business degree is equated to the effort put into it. No effort = no value. A lot of effort = a lot of value. What’s your value? Business Students Job Outlook “The Job

Transfer Advantages for Community College Graduates

Starting at a community college and then transferring to a four-year college or university is a common strategy for students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree. From teens to adult learners and career changers, more students are

STUDENT STORY | Samantha Lantz, AFA graduate

Samantha Lantz of Greensburg came to WCCC as an undecided major after graduating from high school. With the guidance and support of her WCCC faculty and advisors, Lantz earned an associate of fine arts degree and successfully

Program Spotlight WCCC Dental Programs

For most people, a trip to the dentist doesn’t make them smile; however, well-trained dental hygienists and assistants can help make the visit much more pleasant. WCCC’s dental programs, located at the Youngwood campus, offer three options

News & News

WCCC Assistant Professor featured in Documentary Film Westmoreland County Community College will be highlighted in a feature film that began production this fall.  A documentary filmmaker is featuring Vicky Krug, WCCC assistant professor of developmental reading and

Start Here, Go Far in Your Career

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) offers more than 75 programs of study that provide you with endless opportunities.  Our expert faculty give you the specialized attention you need in classes that average 17 students. Many programs enable

Clinical Lab Technologists Giving Patients a Voice

A doctor tells you, “We’re going to do some blood work and send it to the lab.” A couple of days later you are informed of the results. So how do those results come about? A doctor’s

WCCC alumnus competes in worldwide culinary competition

Just how far can you go with a degree from WCCC? How about ranking as one of the top chefs in the United States and being chosen to represent the entire country in a prestigious international culinary

Brawn to Brains

Westmoreland County Community College offers multiple paths to career success in Computer Numerical Control, Machine Technology and Manufacturing Technology. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Employment in the machining industry is increasing at a steady rate, creating a need

Retraining for a new career Jim Schellhammer

When the industrial maintenance facility he worked at closed in 2011, Jim Schellhammer returned to college for the first time in 30 years to help him begin a new career. Jim was interested in becoming an expert

New Latrobe Center to break ground, expand WCCC offerings

New Latrobe Center to break ground, expand WCCC offerings When the fall 2014 term begins, Westmoreland County Community College will conduct classes in a new home in downtown Latrobe. The college will break ground this summer for

Opportunity. Honors. Recognition. Advanced scholarship opportunities at WCCC

Looking to go above and beyond a normal college education? Westmoreland County Community College offers numerous advanced scholarship opportunities through programs, seminars, research and student activities. The Honors Program at WCCC allows students and faculty to work