Westmoreland County Community College, located in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, serves the county of Westmoreland and beyond. Commonly known as WCCC or 3Cs, the school was founded in 1970. The school has grown, experiencing a benchmark in 2009 when it has 7000 students enrolled.
WCCC campus has expanded grown as have the offerings for residents which include the addition of continuing education and adult education courses. The school is dedicated to providing a quality education to its students by constantly reviewing and updating its programs and facilities, ensuring they meet current needs.
WCCC offers a wide variety of academic transfer and vocational programs that result in either associate degrees or certificates. Vocational programs are designed to prepare students for work immediately after the completion of the program, providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their duties professionally in the field of their choosing.
Such programs take between one and two years to complete and produce qualified individuals who meet workforce needs. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at a lower financial cost, followed by applying to transfer to a four year institution to finish their bachelor's degree. Students should meet with an academic advisor to plan out one's curriculum to meet the requirements for their desired school or schools of transfer.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to attend Westmoreland Community College must complete and submit the application for admission, along with all relevant transcripts and the processing fee. Once completed the applicant must complete the placement exams after which they may register for classes. Some programs, specifically in the allied health category, may require additional steps in the application process.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students interested in financial aid should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with submitting the all relevant tax forms and information to the school's financial aid department prior to the listed deadline for each semester or year. Once the information is received the school will determine need, eligibility and awards. Scholarships may also be available through external sources, requiring a separate application and offered for a variety of reasons.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $2,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,700-$4,400
- Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,180
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $120-$150 per unit
- Out-of-State: $370-$440 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||47%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||30%||$4,962|
|Receiving Student Loans||44%||$3,094|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Westmoreland County Community College may provide services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Pennsylvania, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1997)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1992)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2003)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Pennsylvania
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Westmoreland County Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Westmoreland County Community College.
- Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA (27 miles away)
- Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA (39 miles away)
- Butler County Community College in Butler, PA (44 miles away)
- Community College of Beaver County in Monaca, PA (48 miles away)
- Garrett College in McHenry, MD (49 miles away)