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Sunday, February 7, 2016

30 Credits + 30 Weeks = Freshman year at WCC

Honors Students

30 credits in 30 weeks—it’s that simple to complete your freshman year at Washtenaw Community College. With online and on-campus classes, it’s now easier than ever to fit college into your schedule.  

WCC credits also transfer seamlessly to most four-year colleges and universities under the Michigan Transfer Agreement. And since our credits cost less, starting here gives you a great—and affordable—start on a guaranteed transfer*.

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Winter Transfer Fair Feb. 17

More than 55 representatives from colleges and universities throughout Michigan and beyond are attending WCC's Winter Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The event takes place from 10:00am to 3:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. It's free to students interested in learning more about their college transfer options. The public is also welcome.

Between 25 and 30 percent of WCC students transfer to four-year colleges and universities each year.

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Self-Employed Success

Ypsilanti native Brittany Barnhart, 21, may not have known what career she wanted to pursue when she went to college, but she knew exactly what school would help her figure it out. Having received the Presidential Scholarship from Washtenaw Community College—awarded for a student’s academic achievement—Barnhart enrolled directly after high school.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I graduated high school,” she said.

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Advanced Training, Advanced Career

Justin Anderson, 35, loves his job. It’s evident in the fact that he has worked for AB Hiller, a computer numerical control machining facility, for the past 12 years.

“You are constantly doing something different,” said Anderson of his current work. “Every day you have a new problem that you have to deal with and you get to work with a lot of new equipment.”

So when Anderson wanted to go even further in his career, he was diligent in his research to find the best school.

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More Classes are Exploring Sustainability

WCC students are increasingly considering the issue of sustainability, as a growing number of instructors across disciplines are bringing this important topic into their classrooms.

WCC Students Take Top Honors in State Competition

WCC students swept the awards in numerous categories at the state SkillsUSA competition in Lansing on April 16-18. All first-place winners will represent Michigan at the national competition in June in Kansas City. WCC’s winners include:

WCC Students Are Ready to Help

Helping others help themselves. Community service is all about extending a hand to benefit our community and the institutions that support it. That is what WCC students will be doing in droves this spring and summer as they spread out far and wide to raise money, awareness, and spirits.

New Bus Agreement Reached by WCC, AATA

WCC and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority will extend a special program for bus travel departing from the College’s main campus through the Fall Semester. To participate, students and employees must have a new WCC ID card, which is free.

WCC Partners With Willow Run Schools for GED Prep Class

WCC and Willow Run Community Schools are collaborating to help adults who didn’t graduate from high school take steps toward attending college. WCC will offer a new 10-week GED preparation class at Willow Run Middle School May 25-Aug. 5.

Grant Expands WCC Parkridge Programming

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation has awarded the WCC Foundation $13,350 to help address the unique needs of residents in Ypsilanti’s Parkridge Community Center neighborhood.

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day at WCC

This year, the annual Ann Arbor Earth Day celebration combines forces with WCC’s own Earth Day for a festival that combines education, entertainment, and fun in a location close to both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. On Sunday, April 25, from noon to 4:00pm the Ann Arbor Area Earth Day Festival will fill WCC’s Morris Lawrence building and the surrounding campus green with Earth-focused exhibits and activities.

Springtime Means Game Time for WCC Athletes

“Batterrrrr UP!” That undeniable cry of summer, absent from the grounds of WCC since 2006, returns to campus this spring when a restored and expanded fresh air sports venue opens for students.

Get Help With FAFSA Applications at WCC

Spring—that time of year when financially strapped college students apply for scholarships and government grants for the upcoming semesters. For most, filling out the required paperwork is a stressful ordeal. Smart students get help from WCC’s financial aid experts on “FAFSA Fridays,” special days set aside for one-on-one assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online form—the first step in qualifying for most financial assistance programs.

Face-to-Face Time is Key for Blended Classes

Online classes are popular at WCC because they offer the ability to study anytime, anywhere. But many students are being drawn to blended classes because they combine that flexibility with invaluable classroom time with instructors and fellow students.

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