Academic Programs


Westmoreland offers the associate of arts degree (AA), the associate of fine arts degree (AFA); the associate of applied science degree (AAS), diploma programs, and certificate programs. The following is the current list of programs offered. Click the link to learn more about the degree, classes and requirements.

For the most current program information, view the

2016-17 College Catalog

Programs Offered 




Associate of Arts

Associate of Fine Arts


Computer Information Systems

Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Education Centers 

The following programs can be completed entirely at any WCCC education center.

Graphic Communications

Health Professions


Multimedia and Photography

Office Technology

Online Programs

Public Services

Science Technology

Technology, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Science

Web Technology


Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

The associate in arts degree requires a minimum of 60 credits. All associate degree students are required to complete a core of 38-40 credit hours of general education courses, designed to broaden and enhance their educational experience, and 21-24 credit hours of transfer electives. The general education requirements are distributed over the areas of communications, humanities, social science, mathematics, natural science and computer science. The transfer electives may also be selected from the courses listed under general education degree requirements or up to 15 of the 24 credit hours may be selected from courses listed under elective courses. When selecting transfer electives, it is recommended that the student seek the guidance of a counselor or his/her academic advisor.

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The associate in applied science degree requires the completion of at least 60 credit hours. Students take 15 hours of general education, one computer technology course, and specific program courses. Many courses completed for the associate in applied science degree may transfer to a four-year college. However, some credits may not transfer. The transfer of credits earned in an AAS degree depends on the senior institution's requirements.

Diploma and Certificate

Diploma programs require a minimum of 30 credit hours and are designed for students interested in specific career courses. Certificate programs consist of 15-23 credits and are specialized, short-term programs which focus on work force entry and/or development of specialized career skills.