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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Intelligent transportation technology comes to WCC

Ann Arbor is becoming a hotbed for the intelligent transportation industry, and this fall Washtenaw Community College will begin offering training and activities for students who want to work in this fast-growing field. The main components of Intelligent Transportation Systems are devices and software that enable vehicles to communicate with one another and prevent accidents. The US Department of Transportation estimates that such technology could eliminate up to 80 percent of crashes by unimpaired drivers by providing alerts. Vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for those under age 35, taking nearly 34,000 lives each year.

Winter enrollment ranks among best

Washtenaw Community College’s year-over-year enrollment continues to rank amongst the best for reporting community colleges in Michigan, according to data as recent as Jan. 22.

An Affordable Education for You

It's a fact: An education costs a lot more than it used to. At many colleges and universities, tuition rates keep rising as much as five percent a year or more.

WCC welding student wins silver in international competition

WCC student Alex Pazkowski won a Silver Medal in the 42nd WorldSkills International Welding competition recently held in Leipzig. Germany. Pazkowski represented both WCC and the United States in the prestigious international competition.

WCC helps high school students prepare for global entrepreneurship

WCC is hosting a three-day event for area high school students who are destined to work in the dynamic and ever-changing business environments around the world.

MI-SBTDC offers counseling on export opportunities

For six years Ron Stevens has helped small business owners and entrepreneurs set up or fine-tune their companies. As they expand into other countries they are taking advantage of a new service Stevens provides through the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center—export capabilities counseling.

International Students Add to WCC’s Diversity

A few years ago, Faniel Perrin was studying computer science in his native Haiti while working as a guide and translator. He became friends with one of his clients, an Ann Arbor couple that ran a charity.

WCC/UM Collaborate On Grant Program For Jordanian College

Entrepreneurs occupy a central position in our economy as key contributors to technological innovation and new job growth. WCC and the University of Michigan William Davidson Institute (WDI) are helping to build entrepreneurial know-how among students at Jordan’s Al-Quds College thanks to a grant from Higher Education Development (HED).

WCC Welcomes UA Instructors Aug. 12-17

WCC is busy preparing for the 59th annual United Association Instructor Training Program (ITP). This year marks the 23rd consecutive year that more than 1,200 UA plumbing, pipe and sprinkler fitting, welding, and HVAC service techs from across North America have converged on campus for a week of intensive instruction.

Get Information Jan. 17 About Upcoming Italy Photo Trip

This May, WCC is again offering a three-week photography class in Sorrento, Italy, and its surrounding area. An information session about the trip will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Room 303 of the Gunder Myran building.

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