Register now for our new fall classes

Sep.30, 2015

Registration has begun for an additional fall session (October 19 – December 16). There are more than 100 new classes in Valhalla at extensions, and online. 


Watch the Inauguration of Dr. Belinda S. Miles

Sep.27, 2015

See the full inauguration of President Miles that was held on Friday, October 2 by clicking on the following link.

Watch highlights of the event.


Weather delay/closing information

Sep.26, 2015

Students should be aware of how to check delay and closing information. For more details on our weather announcement policy, including where and when we post messages, please visit


Academic Support Center Workshops

Sep.21, 2015

The Academic Support Center is offering a series of workshops for students.

Review your Grammar

Study Skills Workshop


We’re offering a rideshare service for students!

Sep.16, 2015

We’re offering a rideshare service for students! Take a look at our site and start using it to post ride offers and requests. This free matching service is in response to a student survey in favor of a carpool program.Take a look at the site, start registering your information, and as more students enter rides, you can start saving money and help the environment by sharing rides. Don’t forget to change your information on rideshare each semester.

Hundreds of students have registered for the college’s first carpool program. Find a friend who wants to share a ride, figure out the costs, and then save money and free up spaces in our busy parking lots.


Mt. Vernon Extension in the news

Sep.15, 2015

Brenda Alves won WCC Business Plan competition for eco-friendly jewelry. Click here to read the article in the Mt.Vernon Inquirer.

Trinity Jackson and Jessica Daley from the Girls Global Entrepreneurship Academy in Mt. Vernon were first prize winners of the 2015 Girls Global Entrepreneurship Academy Business plan Competition. Click here to view the article in the Mt. Vernon Inquirer.


New Athletics Program Director

Sep.10, 2015

Westchester Community College is pleased to announce that Michael Belfiore has become the college’s new athletics director.

Previously, Belfiore held the position of director of athletics at Bronx Community College. He currently serves as assistant regional director for men’s sports for Region XV of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and he was community college vice president of the City University of New York Athletic Conference. He has had the distinction of serving on several national boards and governing committees of the NJCAA.

“I am looking forward to making our athletics program stronger” says Belfiore. “I intend to enthusiastically support our scholar athletes, both on and off the athletic field, with new resources including specialized study halls.” Belfiore also plans to initiate the college’s first intramural sports program.

Westchester Community College President Belinda S. Miles believes his background will be very helpful. “As the college enters a new era of service and success, Michael’s extensive experience will be invaluable to the college and our student athletes. His background in elevated positions at the regional NJCAA level and with the CUNY Athletic Conference, his role in serving on NJCAA national boards and governing committees, and his reputation as a high quality athletic director in the community college environment will serve us well,” she says.

Belfiore also served as the associate athletic director and assistant track and field/cross country coach at Hunter College for five years. His responsibilities included supervising the recreation, intramurals and fitness programs, athletic compliance, special events and advising the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Belfiore, who is starting in this position immediately, replaces Larry Massaroni who retired earlier this month.


Mount Vernon Student ID Cards

Sep.07, 2015

All students taking classes at Mount Vernon this semester need their WCC ID card coded for Mount Vernon. To get your ID coded, bring your ID to one of following times at the Mount Vernon Extension Center:


Monday, September 14 11:30AM – 12:30PM Monday, September 21 11:30AM – 12:30PM
2:30PM – 4:00PM 2:30PM – 4:00PM
5:30PM – 7:30PM 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Tuesday, September 15 11:30AM – 12:30PM Tuesday, September 22 11:30AM – 12:30PM
2:30PM – 4:00PM 2:30PM – 4:00PM
5:30PM – 7:30PM 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Wednesday, September 16 11:30AM – 12:30PM Wednesday, September 23 11:30AM – 12:30PM
2:30PM – 4:00PM 2:30PM – 4:00PM
5:30PM – 7:30PM 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Thursday, September 17 11:30AM – 12:30PM Thursday, September 24 11:30AM – 12:30PM
2:30PM – 4:00PM 2:30PM – 4:00PM
5:30PM – 7:30PM 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Friday, September 18 10:00AM – 11:00AM Friday, September 25 10:00AM – 11:00AM
2:00PM – 3:00PM 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Saturday, September 19 10:00AM – 11:00AM Saturday, September 26 10:00AM – 11:00AM
2:00PM – 3:00PM 2:00PM – 3:00PM

JPMorgan Chase funds job skills survey

Aug.14, 2015

A new grant from JPMorgan Chase will result in an analysis of critical job skills gaps in the area. Westchester Community College was awarded the $150,000 grant to develop a Middle Skills Gap Report for the Lower Hudson Valley region. Middle skills jobs are those requiring education beyond high school but less than a four-year degree. The National Skills Coalition reports that key industries in the United States are unable to find enough sufficiently trained workers to fill these positions. In New York State, 46% of anticipated job openings through 2022 will be in this category, including many Westchester positions in healthcare, information technology, and advanced manufacturing.

The goal of this grant-funded project is to identify the middle skills jobs that regional employers will need to fill in order to remain competitive and to determine the education, training, and credentials required for these positions. The resulting report will enable stakeholders to understand the skills and competencies required for various job titles so that community colleges and four-year institutions of higher learning, high schools offering career and technical education programs, and other training providers can align curricula and credentials with actual industry needs. The result will be a collective strategy for addressing middle-skills workforce needs in the Lower Hudson Valley and the development of clear educational and career pathways that secure entry and advancement into middle-skill jobs. The ultimate goal is to insure a pipeline of appropriately trained individuals for regional employers.

“New York employers are looking to hire individuals with advanced skills, but area job seekers often struggle to figure out which skills they need and where they can learn them,” says Chauncy Lennon, Head of Workforce Initiatives at JPMorgan Chase. “Through research projects like this one, we’ll identify the data to help drive the right solutions to address the gaps between New York employers and job seekers.”

“Linking our educational offerings to actual jobs in the local workforce is a critical part of our mission,” says Dr. Belinda S. Miles, Westchester Community College President. “This key research project will allow our institution, and many others responsible for training and educating tomorrow’s workforce, to ensure we will be able to match academic programs with existing and future job openings and career opportunities.”

The grant was secured by the Westchester Community College Foundation. Westchester Community College’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development will coordinate this project and work in collaboration with regional education, business, workforce, and economic development agencies, including but not limited to the Business Council of Westchester, the Westchester County Association, the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, the Westchester/Putnam Workforce Investment Board, the Workforce Investment Board of Rockland County, Westchester and Rockland Directors of Economic Development, the President of Putnam County’s Economic Development Corporation, regional educational providers, and other applicable stakeholders in the Lower Hudson Valley in addition to Rockland County Community College and Dutchess Community College. It is anticipated that the Middle Skills Gap Report will be released by early 2016.

“Employers consistently tell us that there is a mismatch between skills required and jobs available,” says Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. “Resolving this gap will be the key to a strong bridge to job development and a vibrant economy.   Westchester Community College’s great expertise, along with JPMorgan Chase’s generous support, will guide future business growth in Westchester and the region. We look forward to partnering with the college to gather the best information from the business community.”

Marissa Brett, President of the Westchester County Association, also hails this effort. “We congratulate Westchester Community College, a member of WCA’s Higher Education Committee, on the award of this generous grant that will help close the middle skills gap,” she says. “At present, the County has an exploding biotech and health tech industry that requires a skilled workforce. The grant will better position workers to fill current vacant positions and enable employers to be even more innovative and competitive,” she adds.

Workforce readiness is one of the funding priorities for JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy, specifically “JPMorgan Chase believes that addressing the skills gap can be one of the most powerful tools for reducing unemployment and expanding economic opportunity.” As a part of the Chase New Skills at Work initiative, skill gap reports have been funded in several metropolitan areas throughout the United States with the intent to accelerate and support demand-driven skills training.


Diplomas available for May 2015 graduates

Jul.28, 2015

Diplomas for May 2015 graduates are available for pick up in the Registrar’s Office.

Please bring photo ID.

The Registrar’s Office is located in the Admin. Bldg., Room 107.

Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m.

Friday hours after August 8 – 9:00 a.m.  – 5:00  p.m.

Any outstanding hold placed on your account by either the Bursar’s Office or the Financial Aid Office must be resolved with those offices before your degree can be released.