Congratulations! The fact that you are exploring Westmoreland County Community College, our academic programs and services tells me a lot about you. For instance, I know that you have made a decision to make postsecondary education a part of your life which in turn will better your future, and grow your intellectual and employability skills. We are honored that you are considering or have chosen WCCC as your postsecondary educational provider.
We are committed to you and your educational pursuits. Our faculty and staff stand ready to assist you to become all that you can be. We pledge to challenge and support you and to provide an outstanding educational curriculum to help you reach your dreams.
You may be considering an associate degree, diploma, certificate, or just choosing to get your feet wet by taking a course or two. Whatever your goal at this stage in your life, we are ready to walk the path of success with you.
As a WCCC student, you can select from a variety of degree, diploma and certificate programs. We offer 54 associate degree programs, 13 diploma programs and 48 certificate programs that can provide you with the education and skills needed to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation. Or, you can enroll in our associate in arts degree program which parallels the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and then transfer your credits to a four-year university. Our articulation agreements with numerous colleges and universities will help to ease the transfer process and save you time and money on the cost of your bachelor's degree.
Postsecondary education is not easy, nor should it be. As citizens of this great county and region, you are the leaders of tomorrow. Some of you are leaders of today. Leadership and citizenship are the cornerstones of our great country and we are all faced with living in an increasingly complex and complicated technological world. The challenges to our globe are significant and call for our very best thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
At WCCC we are committed to providing a curriculum, be it a course, program, or degree, that will challenge you intellectually and cultivate your problem-solving skills. We want you to learn how to learn, how to investigate problems and reach viable solutions. This process calls for hard work and commitment. We are committed to modeling these attributes as we work with you. We are confident that you will challenge yourself, grow in significant ways and become all that you can be.
Thank you for trusting us to be a part of your significant life journey.
Daniel J. Obara, Ph.D.