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Quality, affordability and flexibility to fit your life!


We live in a world full of busy schedules and getting an education can’t be limited to the traditional schedule.  We require flexibility and that’s what you get with WCC Online – 24/7 access.  Don’t let anything hold you back from earning your certificate or degree. We have over 25 programs and more than 100 courses that you can complete 100% online.  With quality instruction at an affordable price, there’s no better time to start your journey to a better future!

Whether you’re looking for a degree or certificate, skill enhancement, or courses that count for both high school and college, you’ll find the flexibility you need to achieve your goal.

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Washtenaw Community College is the #1 Online community college in Michigan.

Ready for online learning?

Taking courses online is different from a traditional classroom setting, but if you’re motivated and focused on your goal, you’ll do just fine!

WCC Online offers many resources to support your education, including:

  • Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Coaching

We're committed to your success.


In 2018, according to the Insider For Higher Learning, the national percentage of college students taking at least one online course was 34.7%. WCC’s was above average at 35%. WCC continues to be a leader in online learning, offering both quality instruction and affordability.

You can be successful at online learning! If you are motivated, have good time management skills, and are committed to seeing a task through, then online learning is likely a good fit for you!

At WCC we offer two formats for online learning. So, whether you require flexibility to complete assignments in the day, evening or weekends, or prefer a set schedule and a more collaborative and interactive environment, we can meet your needs.

Take our self-assessment to help you decide if online learning is a good choice for you.

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Minimal requirements for taking course online:

  • Macintosh OS X (10.12 or higher) or Windows PC (7 or higher)
  • 4GB RAM (8GB RAM or more is highly recommended)
  • Screen resolution set to 1280x1024
  • Broadband/high-speed internet access speed of 1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload
  • Webcam: Any of the following are acceptable:
    • Embedded computer webcam
    • External mounted webcam
    • Smartphone or tablet with camera
      Note: For smartphone or tablet: downloading apps such as GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts or Microsoft Teams may be necessary

   Chromebook Users:

  • Nearly all online coursework can be completed using a Chromebook
  • Some specific programs may need a full Windows or Macintosh computer, such as computer science
  • Our virtual proctoring service requires a Windows or Macintosh computer, however, students can visit a local testing center* to complete exams
    * Note: WCC's Testing Center will not be available while Michigan's Stay-at-Home order is enforced.

Here are a few best practices that you should commit to for online learning.

#1: Create a personal learning space.

The great thing about online education is that it can take place wherever life takes you. It’s important, though, to create a space where you’ll be free of distractions and avoid internet surfing, socializing, and personal to-do’s during online class time.

#2: Manage your time.

Good time management is a must for online education success. Students typically spend three to four hours per week for each credit hour of a course. For example, if you take a three-credit course, you will need to dedicate nine to twelve hours per week in total.

#3: Practice good study skills.

  • Make a study schedule and stick to it
  • Keep all materials (syllabus, course notes, etc.) in one place
  • Know the best times for you to study
  • Take short breaks if you feel you’re not absorbing the material
  • Read course materials in advance, study lecture notes and complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Schedule review sessions on your own or with classmates



Explore Online Academic Learning

We offer over 25 degree and certificate programs and more than 100 courses online. There are 2 formats to fit your needs:


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Courses are accessible online 24/7, so you can learn during lunch breaks, when the kids are asleep, or any time that’s best for you.


On-Demand Courses

Virtual Classroom

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Virtual classroom experiences are unique in design to allow students to engage in traditional class discussion in a virtual environment. Classes are scheduled at set times, just like in-person courses. Depending on your learning style, you may prefer this structured approach to on-demand courses.


Virtual Classroom Courses


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Interested in taking online courses?

Join Discover WCC Online Learning Webinar on May 28 from 1-2 p.m. to learn about the benefits and tips for success for online learning.

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No matter your preferred learning style, WCC Online has options to help you succeed.

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Success Strategies for Online Courses

Learn success tips and strategies for taking online courses from a panel of WCC students.


Summer 2020 Semester Sessions

Session I
May 8, 2020

Session II
May 26, 2020

Session III
June 23, 2020






Tuition and Fees

Looking for quality education at an affordable price? WCC’s online tuition rate is among the most affordable in the country. Learn more about college credit tuition and fees and payment options.



Professional Development and “Fast-Track” Employment

Seeking skill enhancement or career transition? Take advantage of our non-credit training to learn skills to stay ahead of the competition.


Professional Development                        Fast-Track Programs




2018-19 Best Community Colleges Michigan

Ranked #1 Community College in Michigan  by



Best Online Colleges Michigan 2018

Ranked among the Top 10 Best Online Colleges in Michigan by Best Value Schools.


AC Best Online Community Colleges 2018

Ranked among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the country by AC Online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online courses can work for most students. Complete this assessment to help determine if online learning will be a good fit for you.

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Apply now. To get the best selection of classes, apply as far in advance as possible before the semester begins. WCC application fee is free.
After applying to WCC, students will receive a checklist of admission requirements. Upon completion, students will be eligible to register for class. Students may need to complete the Ready for Online Learning to be eligible to take online classes.
Counselors and advisors will be glad to help you. See an Academic Advisor or a Counselor for more details on selecting classes. Online Advising is also available to WCC students.
Since 1973, WCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Being an accredited institution offers you assurance that we operate with integrity. Each college or university maps WCC courses to a comparable or equivalent course at that institution. To find out which WCC courses will transfer to 4-year colleges or universities, learn more about the course-for-course equivalencies.
Yes. Washtenaw Community College is recognized as a Gold-Level veteran friendly school by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency and is recognized on for following the Principles of Excellence Institution guidelines.
Complete the information form on this page. You will be contacted by an admissions specialist who can help you identify your educational and professional goals, answer questions and help you get started.