WCC is a gateway to healthcare careers

April 20, 2024 WCC Public Relations

Image of Surgical Tech students, shot by J.D. Scott.


Washtenaw Community College is an ideal launch point for a career in healthcare.

The college’s multitude of Health Sciences programs form a gateway to an industry constantly in high demand for trained professionals. Beginning your career journey at WCC offers many advantages — like low cost, small class sizes, excellent transfer opportunities to advance your education at a four-year institution, or direct job placement. 

About 1,500 students are enrolled annually in WCC’s healthcare programs:

Associate Degrees


Certificates of Completion

Post-Associate Certificates

Every area of study is based on real-life needs, with industry professionals guiding the growth and direction of the college’s programs. The Cardiac Telemetry Technician certificate of completion is a relatively new, one-semester program developed in collaboration with area health practitioners.  

Zakariya Abuzir was quickly placed in a job after completing the program in May 2023.

“WCC has prepared me in my new career by opening up doors I did not expect. I was able to acquire a position at Michigan Medicine within a month of completing the program.” Abuzir said.

Many students land jobs before graduating, often within their clinical setting placements where they worked directly with seasoned professionals. 

Most certificates are “stackable,” meaning they’re great routes for an immediate job placement but can also be counted toward a different or more advanced healthcare program if someone wants to build up their career options in the future.


This story appears in the  Summer 2024 edition of Launch magazine. See complete issue.

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