Graduates earn 416 degrees, certificates from Western Piedmont Community College


About 37 percent of the 416 degrees and certificates handed out by Western Piedmont Community College in 2017-18 were to students in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Morganton conferred 154 associate's degrees in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies. Data shows the school gave out 153 associate's degrees in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies, followed by 31 associate's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse and 30 certificates in criminal justice/police science.

The college enrolled 1,834 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
153
-
153
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
1
-
1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
154
-
154
37
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
31
-
31
Medical/Clinical Assistant
12
15
27
Medical Office Management/Administration
6
4
10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
10
-
10
Dental Assisting/Assistant
-
10
10
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
6
-
6
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
5
-
5
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
2
-
2
Health Professions and Related Programs total
72
29
101
24.3
Criminal Justice/Police Science
-
30
30
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
16
-
16
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
16
30
46
11.1
Business Administration and Management, General
11
1
12
Accounting
6
-
6
Office Management and Supervision
2
4
6
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
19
5
24
5.8
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
3
7
10
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
2
1
3
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other
3
-
3
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
2
-
2
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
2
-
2
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
1
-
1
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Surveying Technology/Surveying
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
13
8
21
5
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
3
4
7
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
4
1
5
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
7
5
12
2.9
Information Technology
7
2
9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
7
2
9
2.2
Game and Interactive Media Design
7
-
7
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
1
1
2
Visual and Performing Arts total
8
1
9
2.2
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
6
2
8
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
6
2
8
1.9
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
-
8
8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
-
8
8
1.9
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
-
7
7
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
-
1
1
Personal and Culinary Services total
-
8
8
1.9
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
4
-
4
Legal Professions and Studies total
4
-
4
1
Welding Technology/Welder
1
3
4
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
-
-
-
Precision Production total
1
3
4
1
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
-
3
3
Construction Trades total
-
3
3
0.7
Environmental Science
2
1
3
Natural Resources and Conservation total
2
1
3
0.7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
2
-
2
Education total
2
-
2
0.5

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