Washtenaw Community College is celebrating CTE Month by showcasing its more than 100 Career and Technical Education (CTE) associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for high-wage, high-demand and high-skill jobs.
WCC’s wide array of CTE programs cover industries such as welding, automotive test technician and transportation technologies, construction management, mechatronics, business, computer science, human health, criminal justice and more.
As part of CTE Month, WCC’s programs will be highlighted throughout campus next week. Current students and the public are encouraged to visit an information table or contact the college to learn more about the programs, salary data and occupations with the most openings in southeast Michigan. Information tables will be on display:
- Tuesday, February 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the OE Building atrium
- Wednesday, February 23, 4:30-6 p.m. in the OE Building atrium
- Thursday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the TI Building lobby
Additionally, current and prospective WCC students interested in a technical education and related careers are encouraged to attend the Career & Technical Education Month virtual panel sponsored by the State of Michigan at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28.
Professional trade jobs in Michigan are expected to number more than 530,000 by 2028, according to the state. According to the Association of Career & Technical Education (ACTE), 89% of manufacturers face talent shortages, with 60% reporting a high or very high impact on productivity.
According to ACTE, individuals with associate degrees in CTE fields can earn up to $10,000 more per year than those with associate degrees in other fields. In Michigan, 84% of students were placed in employment, military service or apprenticeships within six months, according to ACTE.
CTE pathways include industry certifications and licenses, associate degrees, bachelor degrees and more to ready the workforce across a wide range of industries and occupations.
Visit WCC’s CTE webpage for additional programs, many of which are stackable and build upon each other.
CTE at WCC
- Visit the Washtenaw Community College CTE Month webpage to learn more about the college’s CTE programs.
- Enrollment opens March 16 for the summer semester (May 9 start) and fall semester (August 29 start).
- View class schedules for the Summer and Fall semesters.