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Westmoreland County Community College

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Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC), established in 1970, is a two-year educational institution located in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, nearly six miles south of Greensburg. Westmoreland County Community College’s enrollment is typically around 6,500 students per year. In 2009 it broke the 7,000 mark for the first time.

WCCC is accredited to award associate’s degrees in the arts, as well as associate’s degrees in applied science. In total, there are 54 associate degrees offered, along with 13 diplomas and 48 certificates. Students looking for a specific skill can complete a single course of study, while others looking to transfer to institutions where they can finish the 4-year degree can start at WCCC.

Westmoreland County Community College receives its accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and School Commission on Higher Education, a body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. In addition, the American Culinary Federation accredits the Culinary Arts Program, the Baking and Pastry Program and the Food Service Management curriculum; the American Dietetic Association accredits the Dietetic Technician Program; the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA has accredited the Dental Assisting Program; and the PA Board of Nursing has accredited the Nursing Program.

Students at WCCC can pursue associate degrees in the Arts, Accounting, Computer Technology, Criminal Justice, Casino and Gaming, Dental Hygiene, Electronics Engineering Technology, Early Childhood Education, Legal Assisting, Nursing and Web Design, among many other programs of study. Associate of Applied Science coursework may not always transfer to other schools.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Students looking to attend Westmoreland County Community College will be accepted upon completion of high school or upon receipt of a GED. Students under 18, or those who have yet to receive a high school diploma, may qualify to enter WCCC and petition for a diploma after completing 30 credits of coursework. All students must complete the application online and pay the $10 application fee. Once the application is accepted, students will be asked to register and take placement exams (transfer students can bypass exams if grades at previous school are “C” or better). All transcripts must be sent to the college in order to register and receive financial aid. Admission to Allied Health Programs usually requires further testing and the completion of certain courses. See the website for details on the application process for programs like Dental Assisting, Radiology and Medical Assisting.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid — in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work study — is available to any student who qualifies. To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen, have successfully completed high school or a GED program, be enrolled in WCCC programs and maintain good academic standing. Students should complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and also submit the documents required by the WCCC Financial Aid Office. The code for WCCC on the FAFSA form is 010176. Students who wish to apply for the fall semester need to have applications in before mid-April. Westmoreland County Community College has the main semesters of fall and spring, besides some programs which are offered during the summer and on winter break. Typically, students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better to keep their financial aid packages, as well as complete the large majority of classes in which they have enrolled.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6417th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

WCCC goes out of its way to help students to adjust to the rigors of college life. All students are encouraged to take advantage of counseling services available on campus in Youngwood. The Career Planning Center in Founders Hall offers students the opportunity to explore their potential in the workplace. In addition, tutoring and even childcare services are offered to busy parents. The Computer Resource Center in Founders Hall will be an important stop during term paper time for every student. The Grapevine, a newsletter distributed weekly during the spring and fall terms, keeps students informed on happenings around campus. In addition, the Campus Connections website serves as a student meeting place online, where paper topics and academic and social clubs are organized.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

There are a number of opportunities for student athletes at Westmoreland County Community College. Men’s sports include baseball (Division III NJCAA), basketball, bowling and golf. Women’s sports include softball, golf, bowling, basketball and volleyball. “The Wolfpack” athletics website http://wccc.edu/athletics/index.html keeps students and friends up to date on all the teams.

Information Summary

Ranks 214th in Pennsylvania and 3378th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Youngwood, PA 15697-1895
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population4,340 (4,333 urban / 7 rural)
Households1,580 (2.17 people per house)
Median Household Income$33,201
Families955 (2.79 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4218

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3687th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,790 $5,580 $8,370
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $630 $810 $810
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $93 $186 $279
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,820 $7,790 $10,580
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $8,820 $11,790 $14,580
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,320 $9,290 $12,080

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,910 $3,330 $5,490 $6,210 $7,890 $8,910
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $2,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,000(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,500(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 19 16 8 2 1,018 1,070
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 22 23
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 28 28
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 4 4
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 5 5
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 1 15 16
Banking and Financial Support Services 2 2
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 1 1 40 42
Business/Commerce, General 13 13
Casino Management
Chemical Technology/Technician
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 1
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology 3 3
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 3 3
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 1
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 6 8
Computer Support Specialist 5 5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 1 19 21
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 10 11
Corrections 4 4
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 2 3
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 2 1 1 38 44
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 12 12
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant 21 21
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 15 16
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 8 8
Dietetic Technician 1 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 2 1 22 26
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 1 12 13
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 10 10
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 5 5
Family and Community Services 1 14 15
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 1 1
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management 4 5
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager 1 1
Graphic Communications, Other
Graphic Design 3 3
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 1 58 59
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 3 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 16 16
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 1 15 17
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Industrial Technology/Technician
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 17 18
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 7 6 1 1 236 251
Library and Information Science 1 4 5
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 10 10
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 3 3
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 1
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 1 1
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 17 17
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 27 27
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 12 12
Medical/Clinical Assistant 7 7
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 1 9 10
Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Pre-Engineering 1 1
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 13 13
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 25 25
Real Estate 9 9
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 105 109
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 7 7
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 13 14
Tourism and Travel Services Management 1 1
Turf and Turfgrass Management 2 2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 25 26
Welding Technology/Welder 12 12
Well Drilling/Driller 16 17

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2490th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $58,138 ($59,850 male / $56,753 female)
Number of FT Faculty 91 (45 male / 46 female)
Number of PT Faculty 481
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $4,232,959

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