As part of the celebration of National Community College Month in April, the Mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., Christopher Taylor, issued a proclamation urging all citizens to recognize and appreciate the outstanding contributions Washtenaw Community College makes to the community.
The proclamation noted that for more than 50 years, Washtenaw Community College has offered services that benefit the Washtenaw community including: training for job seekers and retraining for those already employed; more than 137 programs that can culminate in 55 associate degrees or 83 different certificates; GED preparation courses for adults seeking their high school diploma; customized training for local companies; scholarships grants and other sources of assistance for students who need financial aid to complete their education; and free classes for residents over the age of 65. Full Story »
Washtenaw Community College is one of four colleges in the state of Michigan to receive Tree Campus USA certification from the Arbor Day Foundation and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
The national program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.
Washtenaw Community College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA's five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project. Full Story »
Ann Arbor, Mich., March 28, 2017 – The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved a one-percent tuition increase for on-campus in-district students at the March board meeting today. Tuition rate increases also were approved for all distance learning, out-district, out-state and international students. Fees were unaffected.
"Washtenaw Community College remains incredibly affordable and offers extremely competitive rates for both on-campus and online students," said WCC Dr. President Rose B. Bellanca. "For example, WCC has the third lowest in-district tuition rate per credit hour out of 28 comparable community colleges, and WCC's in-district tuition rate is more than 11% less than the average tuition rate of those colleges."
The tuition rate increase for on-campus in-district students is less than the rate of inflation, which was 2.7% for the 12 months ending February 2017.
The new tuition rates go into effect for Fall 2017 semester. Full Story »
WCC has stuff—lots and lots of stuff. What do most people do who have extra stuff? They put it on eBay.
Students who have problems with WCC that they can’t resolve can get help from the new Office of the Ombudsman.
Thousands of people from around the world reside in Washtenaw County. Their reasons for coming to the Great Lakes State are as diverse as the cultures they represent. Take these three interesting women. One came to the area to work. Another came because she lost her job. The third sought medical help. All three chose WCC to further their education.
WCC’s award-winning student newspaper, The Washtenaw Voice, kept its winning streak alive in 2010. In October, the Associated Collegiate Press selected The Voice for second-place honors in the “Best of Show” two-year weekly broadsheet category. The award was given at the association’s National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky.
Wouldn’t you love to fly? Imagine yourself in the cockpit, the sky around you and the controls at your command. Whether you dream of finding your career in the sky or of flying for your own pleasure, the starting point is the same: ground school.
Before the books close on 2010, it’s important to mark a significant WCC milestone: Thirty years ago, in September 1980, the WCC Children’s Center moved into the Family Education building.
WCC has so many students who have career dreams, but not the finances to necessarily support those dreams. That’s where the WCC Foundation comes in to help.
Sometimes you have a problem and need someone to talk to.
The WCC Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to serve two of the remaining four years of Trustee David Rutledge’s six-year term. Rutledge, a three-term WCC trustee, was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November and will begin his House responsibilities in January.
Accelerating on a rain-soaked highway. Weaving through heavy traffic. Driving safely on any road surface is a critical skill for an emergency first responder.