Westmoreland County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College, also referred to as WCCC, is a coeducational, community college located in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1970. The main campus of WCCC is located a short distance from the New Stanton Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The College grants admission to approximately 5,000 students annually.

The most important buildings of the College are as follows:

  • Founder's Hall
  • Commissioner's Hall
  • Business and Industry Center
  • Science Hall

The sports teams of the College are called the Wolfpacks. The official mascot is Westly Wolf. Students compete in baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, softball, and volleyball. The College has a well equipped fitness center with state-of-the-art aerobic equipment and strength training machines. The College also organizes sport camps for students to help them keep in shape.

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Contacting Westmoreland County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood , PA 15697-1895
General Phone: (724) 925-4000

Westmoreland County Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management154business management, electronic commerce, accounting technology, small business management, banking, human resources, MIS, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine102registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology81dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant, surgical tech
Family and Social Work65child care provider, human services
Medical Administration59medical transcription, medical office assistant, health and medical administrative
Computer Science and Engineering57computer programming, computer applications programming, data processing tech, information science, computer science, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, ...
Security and Law Enforcement42corrections, criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
Liberal Arts40liberal arts and sciences
Cooking and Culinary Arts38pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management, waiter/waittress, culinary arts services
Mechanics and Repair25computer repair, HVAC
Engineering Technician23electronics tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech, computer hardware tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Media20photo and film tech, radio and TV tech
Office and Administration16data entry, office management, administrative assistant, executive secretary
Law11legal secretary, legal assistant
Real Estate and Construction Management9real estate
Production Trades9machinist, machine shop assistant, welding
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5dietetic technician
Hospitality5tourism and travel, hotel management
Education and Teaching4teacher aide
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture, turf management, floristry
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Design0graphic design

Number of programs and degrees for Westmoreland County Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree55453
Award of less than 1 academic year14435
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7010

Westmoreland County Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Westmoreland County Community College had a total enrollment of 6,239 students (4,412 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 21%
20-21 19%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Westmoreland County Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 25 %

Westmoreland County Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Youngwood, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Westmoreland County Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,040
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,320
Books and supplies $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Westmoreland County Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1017600)

Westmoreland County Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4246

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$68,2799$62,325
Associate professoracademic year8$67,0098$57,867
Assistant professoracademic year20$55,53019$51,083
Instructoracademic year6$45,20010$43,332
All faculty totalacademic year42$58,66946$52,777

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Westmoreland County Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Human Services, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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What Sets Westmoreland County Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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