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Monday, August 31, 2015

Our Classes, Your Way

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Fall classes start in August, September and October. You can even take online classes to fit your schedule.

At Washtenaw Community College, we make it simple for you to fit your education into your life.

Fall Semester is underway, but we also have classes that begin in September and October. Classes are available at a variety of times throughout the day and also online for the ultimate convenience. Most 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.

With one of the most affordable tuition rates in the state, Washtenaw Community College will help you accomplish your education and career goals! Financial aid and a variety of payment plan solutions are also available to help you.

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Earn Your Degree Online

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.

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Engineered for Success

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.

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Fostering a Healthy Future

When Julia Morrissey wanted to change careers, she knew exactly where to go— Washtenaw Community College, where she earned her Associates Degree in Automotive Service Technology after high school.

“I wasn’t satisfied at my job anymore,” said Morrissey.

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WCC to Host Iron Worker Training

This July, WCC’s campus will be home to approximately 600 instructors from the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. WCC has been home to summer instructor training for the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters for 20 years, and it will also host some classes for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

WCC Hosts CNC Workshop June 22-25

WCC welcomes over 150 home-based hobbyists and owners of small shops from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. when it hosts the Digital Machinist CNC Workshop June 22-25. The workshop, which covers computer numerical control and is sponsored by Digital Machinist magazine, includes demonstrations and discussions involving software, machine conversions, equipment improvements, and electronics related to machine building and modifying. It also features hands-on training.

Pellston Trip Features Lots of Water—Some Unwanted

Editor’s note: The following story about a trip sponsored by Student Activities to the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston is by Mike Wilkinson, a WCC staff member.

The Huron River Review Coming Soon

The ninth edition of The Huron River Review arrives any day at the WCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, filled once again with the kinds of words and imagery that have made it a stunning award winner.

Newspaper Reporter Uses What She Learned at WCC

(Editor’s note: This article is by Julianne Mattera, a former WCC student who’s a reporter for The Argus-Press in Owosso).

Chelsea Grad Named Vice President at WCC

WCC has named Stuart T. Blacklaw, dean of curriculum and program development at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., as its new vice president for instruction. He replaces Roger Palay, who returns to the classroom this fall. Blacklaw begins his WCC assignment in August.

WCC Culinary Grad is a Lion of a Chef

Joe Nader, 39, stands over an empty Ford Field wearing his chef’s coat and a toque, or chef’s hat. It’s quiet now, but once his day gets going he’ll oversee the work of about 100 employees. And during football season, an average of nearly 50,000 people per game will look to him for tasty and interesting food.

WCC Honors Richard and Marie Duke With 2010 Award of Merit

Each year at commencement, WCC recognizes an individual or couple who have worked tirelessly on behalf of education and the College with its highest honor, the Award of Merit. This year’s honorees are Richard and Marie Duke.

Summertime is Outdoor Time at WCC

Summertime is one of the best times to enjoy the WCC campus, and you don’t have to be a student to participate in a number of fun activities.

WCC Takes Steps to Improve Student Success

WCC is joining more than 130 community colleges in 24 states to improve completion rates for students limited by socio-economic barriers. The initiative, “Achieving the Dream,” provides consultants and coaches to select two-year colleges across the country to expand data collection, conduct program evaluations, and share best practices. Until now, participation in the initiative has been by invitation only.

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  1. All day Financial Aid funds are available in the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore
  2. 11:30am–3:30pm Oakland University Visit

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