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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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WCC, Michigan Medicine launch Service Desk Apprenticeship Progam

Apprenticeships are typically associated with the skilled trades. You might first think of a plumber or electrician apprentice? Or maybe a welder or carpenter?

That convention is changing and a recent apprenticeship program created by Washtenaw Community College to help Michigan Medicine attract and train aspiring information technology professionals is advancing the cause.

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WCC cuts ribbon on nursing labs, celebrates Center of Excellence distinction

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was among the dignitaries that helped Washtenaw Community College celebrate its national Center of Excellence in Nursing Education designation and cut the ribbon on its new nursing simulation laboratories at a special ceremony held Thursday evening.

“The impact that the School of Nursing has on the community it serves is extraordinary,” Snyder said.

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Students get glimpse into cybersecurity thanks to WCC instructors

The Square One Education Network recently called on Washtenaw Community College to showcase its new instrument that allows interactive learning to help stifle hacking in the auto industry.

On display for a few dozen high school students – mostly from districts in the Metro Detroit area – was WCC’s new mobile hacking workbench, a replica of a vehicle’s complete communication and computer systems.

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College Transfer Fair Set for Oct. 7

People interested in learning about their educational options beyond WCC are invited to attend the College’s Fall Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 10:00am to 3:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. The event is free and open to the public.

Making News: 16 Empty Pages and a Race Against the Clock

(Editor’s Note: The following article is by Addie Shrodes, editor of The Washtenaw Voice, WCC’s student newspaper).

Lectures Tackle Environmental Issues

What do home energy conservation, strip mining, Native American culture, and poetry all have in common? Far more than you’d guess, and WCC’s Second Annual Environmental Series will show you why.

Culinary Students Get New Retail Space and Kitchens

Over the summer, the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management department got a sweet new retail space and some much-needed kitchen renovations.

WCC Welder Joe Young Takes Silver in International Competition

Last fall, state welding champ and WCC student Joe Young missed the cut to compete for a world title when he placed fifth in the SkillsUSA national welding competition. Though he felt that his welds had hit their mark and were worthy of at least third place, the Las Vegas judges saw it differently.

Car and Motorcycle Show Roars Into WCC

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Tom Gents of Illinois, the new owner of the Dream Machine. The Dream Machine raffle raised about $25,000 each for two charities: the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and The Salvation Army's Staples Family Center.

Flu Season Advice

Editor's note (Nov. 17, 2009): Because of a national shortage of H1N1 vaccine, flu shots were not available by the dates listed in this article. Local information about the flu is available at ewashtenaw.org/flu.

WCC Students Conduct Real-World Research

This week WCC rolls out new pages on its award-winning website that highlight three non-traditional ways to take classes: online, in a blended format that combines online and classroom learning, and on weekends.

WCC Highlights World Cultures Oct. 10

WCC will celebrate the diversity of its students and the Ann Arbor area with a day of music, fashion, food, and dance on Saturday, Oct. 10. The “World Cultural Celebration” runs from 2:00pm to 8:00pm in the Morris Lawrence building.

Learn How to Eat Well, Live Well at WCC

Good eating and good health are just two of the topics covered in hundreds of non-credit classes available at WCC this fall. The personal enrichment and professional development classes are offered by the College’s LifeLong Learning department.

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