News & EventsMonday, March 27, 2017
Filed under: classes
For young college students and their parents, the transition from high school to college is also a transition into adulthood.
Beginning this fall, WCC will offer evening classes at the University of Michigan. The pilot program, which begins Aug. 27 and runs through Dec. 17, involves holding 10 classes in Mason Hall, which is adjacent to Angell Hall on State Street in the heart of U-M’s campus.
Degree-seeking students whose first semester of enrollment at WCC is Fall 2010 Semester or later will be required to take a computer class that aims to equip them with skills for school, home, and work.
Registration for WCC’s Fall Semester starts Wednesday, July 14, for current and readmitted students. Registration for new students starts one week later on Wednesday, July 21.
For the last 30 years, WCC dance instructor Noonie Anderson has taken her dance students to the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair—not to look at the art, but to perform.
It’s not unusual to find students in WCC classrooms who’ll admit they hadn’t planned on going to college at all.
(Editor’s note: This article is by Julianne Mattera, a former WCC student who’s a reporter for The Argus-Press in Owosso).
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 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.
This fall, WCC will make it more convenient for Dexter High School students to take college classes right on their own campus.