Public invited to Free College Week April 8-13; over 120 class sessions offered

March 13, 2024 Freeman Gregory


Washtenaw Community College will open its virtual classroom doors to the public during Free College Week on Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 12. The week will culminate in on-campus, in-person events Saturday, April 13.

Registration for the classes is now open.

In-person activities include hands-on sessions, campus tours and an Esports tournament featuring the popular game Super Smash Bros in the campus Esports arena.

Community members, business representatives, prospective students and others throughout Washtenaw County and beyond are invited to attend the more than 120 free online sessions.

In recognition of national Community College Month in April, WCC’s annual Free College Week is a unique opportunity to serve and engage the community that supports it by providing high quality learning experiences at no cost.

“We are the community’s college, and Free College Week is our way of thanking everyone for their support. We love opening our doors and inviting the community to be a part of the incredible learning opportunities here, whether it’s brushing up on a professional skill that can help on the job or exploring potential career options or new hobbies,” said WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca.

Last year more than 3,800 people registered for Free College Week classes.

Classes are designed for a wide range of ages and include topics to help people hone computer skills, grow businesses, explore cultures, improve personal wellness and more.

WCC faculty members from academic programs, as well as trainers from the college’s non-credit Economic & College Development division and outside businesses, will teach. Classes are provided at multiple times from morning through evening to offer flexibility to accommodate schedules.

Visit the Free College Week webpage for class details and to register. General topics include:

Virtual Classes

  • Interview Skills to Land Your Next Job
  • First Time Home Buyer Seminar
  • Cooking 101: Quick and Easy Italian Supper
  • Exploring Smartphones and Tablets
  • Understanding a Doctor’s Office Visit
  • Dental Careers 101
  • Windows Computer Basics
  • Aerial Photography with Drones
  • Ornamental Tree Pruning
  • And much more

In-person Classes

  • Exploring Chemistry
  • A Short History of Fake News
  • General Maintenance for Your HVAC Equipment
  • Let’s Record a Song!
  • Introduction to Yoga
  • What to Know About Getting Your Real Estate License
  • And much more

Students who want to enroll in WCC’s Summer and Fall semesters can do so through Xpress Registration from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. April 13 during on-campus events.



When: Virtual classes, April 8-12; On-campus and in-person, April 13
Times: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Who: Open to all ages
Where: M-F, online via Zoom; Saturday on-campus
Cost: Free
Email: [email protected]

Tags: Community College Month, Free College Week, March 2024, On The Record

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