Getting an education should be simple to fit into your life. Washtenaw Community College makes this possible by offering classes at different times throughout the morning, afternoon and evening. For the ultimate convenience, students can take some or all of their classes online. And more importantly, WCC can get you on the fast track to completing your education with classes that run for as little as 7.5 and 10 weeks every semester.Full Story »
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News & EventsTuesday, August 4, 2015
Save time and money with affordable classes.
Want to build a strong foundation for your future, but worried about the cost of higher education? At Washtenaw Community College classes are affordable, and we also provide plenty of assistance if you need financial aid.
Even better, WCC’s credits transfer to many four-year colleges and universities. This means students can complete the many general education requirements of their bachelor’s degrees at a fraction of the cost.
Students who register and make payment arrangements by or on July 31, 2015 will get a discount, paying the 2014-15 tuition rates.Full Story »
WCC offers a total of 16 online-only certificates and degrees, meaning you can earn a degree entirely online without having to step foot on our campus. Online-only certificates and degrees are a great option for students who reside in or outside of Washtenaw County.
WCC online tuition rates are one of the lowest in the state.
Earning your degree or certificate allows you to start your career or transfer to a four-year college or university, making WCC the smart choice for your future.Full Story »
Victoria Hicks, 37, has always loved the science behind technology. As a welder, she enjoyed the hands-on approach of building and creating, but soon found herself longing to be more involved in the design process.
“I wanted to be challenged,” Hicks said. “At the time, Washtenaw Community College offered a mechanical engineering and manufacturing technology program.Full Story »
Coaching an entrepreneur through the gauntlet of starting or growing a small business is a daunting task. A good coach will ask a lot of tough questions: Is enough financing secured? Is the business plan sound? Does the product match customers’ needs? Will the owner put in the hours necessary to make the business successful? The questions are endless and the answers are critical when seeking advice from the professionals at the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center at WCC.
Lucilla Chalmer is a recent high school graduate who wants to be a neurosurgeon, so this fall she enrolled at the University of California-Berkeley to pursue a pre-med degree. The unique thing about Chalmer is that she earned 90 college credits as a high school student, giving her a head start on her freshman classmates.
You expect to find advanced medical simulation technology at a premier research center like the University of Michigan. But you will find similar technology a few miles away in specially equipped classrooms at WCC.
It’s early October on the WCC campus and the parking lot is full. That’s normal, you say—but on a Sunday? Upon closer inspection you notice that the cars are old and new, customized and modified, hoods open and leather interiors polished. And there are some of the most outrageous motorcycles lined up. What’s going on?
“Borrow only what you need.” That advice is repeated several times during the Student Loan Entrance Counseling session sponsored by the WCC Financial Aid office. To apply for and receive federal student loans through the College, all new applicants must attend a session.
Don’t let the carnival-like atmosphere of WCC’s Welcome Day fool you into thinking that it’s just fun and games. Welcome Day is the best place for students to find out about the wide range of programs and services available to them.
Each academic year Anne Rubin, director of Gallery One, plans three art exhibitions and the theme around which they are organized. This year WCC students, faculty, and staff and members of the public will have an opportunity to learn more about landscapes through both traditional and nontraditional interpretations.
WCC’s LifeLong Learning department has received a Special Project Award for the Social Work Conference it held earlier this year. The Michigan Association of Continuing Education and Training presented the award on Aug. 13. WCC was selected for the honor from a field of other two-year colleges that included Monroe, Macomb, and Oakland community colleges.
Game on! Gamers who live to smash their opponents and hurl them across the room or defeat them with spells and wizardry have a place to battle for hours as members of one of WCC’s newest student clubs, the Video Game Club.
WCC students in skilled trades programs placed first in three categories and second in three others at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer in Kansas City, Mo.