English and College Readiness


Welcome to the English/Writing and College Readiness Department at Washtenaw Community College. We’re here to engage students with academic reading and writing, literature, technical communications, journalism, creative writing, English as a Second language, as well as academic and career skills.  Our courses are available in the traditional face-to-face format as well as online and the foundational coursework we offer can help you get on track to your academic goals. English is a required course for many programs and degrees, both at WCC and other colleges and universities. Whether you’re here to complete a 2 year degree or certificate or plan to transfer to a 4 year school, we offer a variety of courses that will seamlessly transfer to your new school. Our Writing Center is the heart of the department! We encourage you to stop by, check out our literary magazines, talk to faculty and tutors, and find your "home" at WCC. 

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Academic and Career Skills

If you’re new to the college environment, the Academic and Career Skills (ACS) department can help you reach your personal, academic, and professional goals—in a WCC classroom, at a 4-year university, and on the job.

With help from ACS courses at WCC, you can:

  • enrich your vocabulary
  • boost your reading skills
  • enhance your study skills
  • heighten your critical thinking
  • design your career action plans
  • break through learning barriers

Many of these classes are offered entirely online. See ACS class schedule.

Support for students enrolled in ACS coursework will be offered in the Writing Center where faculty and tutoring will be available.

  • meet with faculty
  • checkout course materials
  • do homework

“ACS classes helped me become a better note taker and a better student.”
--C.J. Snow