News & EventsSaturday, December 20, 2014
Filed under: computers
Everyone gets so much email that it’s easy to overlook messages. But ignoring emails from WCC can be costly. Here are just a few examples:
Since 2002, WCC’s digital video production program has gone through a lot of changes: more students, new full-time faculty, upgraded facilities including an editing lab and a green screen, and new top-of-the-line cameras, light kits, and software. One thing that hasn’t changed is the end-of-the-year Digital Video and Animation Festival, where the best of the students’ work is judged before an audience.
Thanks to a $45,757 grant from the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, WCC is helping local law enforcement agencies cut costs and increase the number of officers they can provide with critical legal update training.
Automotive students at WCC have a fancy new gadget in their toolbox this winter: the Apple iPad.
The Blackboard used today at WCC isn’t a slab of slate hung on a classroom wall. Chalk won’t stick to it. You can’t make that nerve-numbing screech with your fingernails on it. But you can use it to pass notes to other students. You can check the status of assignments on it. And you can use it to mark your answers on a quiz or exam.
WCC has stuff—lots and lots of stuff. What do most people do who have extra stuff? They put it on eBay.
You can’t tell by looking at people that they have trouble reading. But students who find reading a barrier to learning at WCC have access to some cool tools that will help them learn without drawing attention to the problem.
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.
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.
Residents in the Lincoln Consolidated Schools community in Ypsilanti can take several WCC enrichment classes close to home this spring. WCC’s Lifelong Learning department is piloting a program with Lincoln Community Education to provide classes on digital photography, American Sign Language, and the use of social networking websites like Facebook.