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Western Piedmont Community College

Classes take place at the Foothills Higher Education Center located on South Sterling Street in Morganton, North Carolina (across from Fatz). Lees-McRae College offers two programs at this location.

A special fee structure makes these programs affordable for everyone.


Criminal Justice

This full-time program is offered through a combination of seated and online classes. It builds upon an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, an AA or AS degree, or a combination of 73 semester hours of college level work that can be transferred to Lees-McRae College.

This 51 semester hour program can be completed over two years and leads to a B.A.A.S. in Criminal Justice. Beginning January 2014, Criminal Justice will also be offered in a completely online format. Visit the Online Learning section for more information.

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Elementary Ed

Elementary Education

This full-time program prepares the student to be a teacher in the North Carolina Public School system. It builds upon an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood or an AA or AS degree.

This 60 semester hour program takes place over two years and includes one summer session. Seated classes meet two evenings a week.

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Contact Extended Campus

Primary WPCC Contact

Ava Yamouti
Regional Coordinator, Western Piedmont Community College
Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice
smitha@lmc.edu | 828.448.6143

Bo Bennett, PhD
Vice President of Extended Campus and Online Learning
Program Coordinator, Human Services
bennettb@lmc.edu | 828.448.6197