Wayne Community College was established as Goldsboro Industrial Education Center more than 50 years ago, the original on-campus building was completed in November 1960, and until fall 1962 all courses were taught in the evening, and all students were part time. In the 1962-63 school year, the first full-time courses were offered leading to diplomas in automotive mechanics, electronics, drafting, and practical nursing. During the 1962-63 school year, Goldsboro I.E.C. had 47 students enrolled with eight faculty members; 1963 through 1965 three extension units of Goldsboro I.E.C.
WCC offers more than 100 degree, diploma, certificate and continuing education programs. Wayne Community College provides access to high-quality education at affordable tuition rates and produces the backbone of the local workforce. Whether enabling the dreams of individuals, or responding quickly to the training needs of local business and industry, WCC is a catalyst for economic development, social equity, and personal enrichment. Wayne Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.