Westmoreland Community College
Located in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland Community College is a public community college established in 1970. The college also has extension education centers in New Kensington and Rostraver Township. Westmoreland County Community College currently has the lowest average tuition rate among colleges in the state of Pennsylvania.
A wide range of associate degrees, diploma programs, and certificate programs in various areas of study
are offered at Westmoreland County Community College. Associate Degrees offered at the institution include Accounting, Clinical Laboratory Technology, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Radiology Technology, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Small Business Management, Computer Information Security, Baking and Pastry, Dietetic Technology/Nutritional Services Management, Restaurant/Culinary Management, Travel, Tourism, and Lodging Management, Graphic Communications, Landscape Design, Installation, and Maintenance, Multimedia Technology, Medical Administration, Human Services, Applied Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology, Robotics Technology, Machine Technology,
Web Publishing, and many more.
Meanwhile, Certificate and Diploma programs at Westmoreland Community College include Computer Accounting and Tax Specialist, Dental Assisting, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy/Specimen Processing, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Telecommunications, Microcomputer Support, PC Repair, Programming, Web Development, Culinary Arts, Dining Room Management, Graphic and Publishing, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Adobe Video Studio, Video and Television, Medical Administration, Customer Service, Fire Science Technology, Forensic Science, Natural Gas and Oil Technology, Occupational Health and Safety, Welding Engineering, and others.
Aside from the credit courses and programs offered at Westmoreland Community College, the Continuing Education Division also offers a variety of programs that cater to individuals who want to expand their knowledge on various personal and professional subjects, as well as skills enhancement and competitiveness in the marketplace. Personal enrichment courses include Digital Photography, Cake Decorating, Calligraphy, Jewelry 101, Watercolor Painting, Basic Dog Obedience, Photoshop, Real World Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Hatha Yoga, Christian History, Wedding Planning, and others.
Under Business and Professional Development, programs include First Time Notary Training, Professional Speaking, Supervisory Skills, Food Safety Certifications, and others. Computer Courses are also offered in Excel 2010, Computer Maintenance, Windows Tips and Tricks, and more.
Students at Westmoreland County Community College also have access to a number of student services that support learning and maximize the college experience. Free tutorial services are offered at the College Learning Center, and students can sign up for either individual or group tutorials. The Student Development Office and the College Learning Center also organize different workshops throughout the year to help students with common college concerns, such as Test Anxiety Management, Effective Note Taking, Developing Study Skills, Writing Research papers, Transfer Information and Career Planning, and other areas.
Different student organizations operate on campus and provide students with outlets for sharing their interests, developing their talents and skills, and socializing with their peers. Student clubs and groups also organize various fundraising drives, trips, and community service events that enhance the learning of students. Organizations at Westmoreland County Community College include Art Club, Cultural Awareness Coalition, WCCC Gaming, Gay Straight Alliance, Horticulture Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Reach Out Christian Club, Sigma Alpha Pi, Ultrasound Club, and other groups.