Since 1999, Washtenaw Technical Middle College (WTMC) has served high school students from across southeastern Michigan, providing educational opportunities far beyond the traditional high school. Learn more about our history.


We transform high school students into successful college students by providing meaningful educational choices, individualized advising, and skill-based instruction. Our graduates complete both a high school diploma and a college certificate or degree.

Academic advantages

WTMC emphasizes skill development, not credit completion. WTMC requires each graduate to:

  • transition from high-school level course work to full time college-level course work
  • complete a set of core 100-level academic courses with a grade of C or better
  • complete either a technical certificate or associate degree at the college

After finishing the college core academic requirements, students complete a technical certificate or associate degree from WCC. Based on their Educational Development Plan (EDP), WTMC students may choose from 60 WCC programs and electives.

All WTMC students work closely with an advisor who supports their success. BASE advisors are the first point of contact for students and families.

In addition to academic classes, we teach soft skills—life management habits—that all students need in college.  Our students practice scheduling their time, organizing their lives in and out of school, and communicating effectively with peers and professors.

Hear what WTMC students have to say about our program.


WTMC is consistently recognized as one of the highest-performing high schools in the state of Michigan. See our awards and recognitions.

Tuition and expenses

WTMC pays each student’s tuition, fees, and textbook costs.



We accept students after their 8th, 9th or 10th grade year. Our enrollment is around 600 students, who are accepted via a lottery process.



WTMC is a public charter school, governed by a board of directors appointed by WCC, in partnership with our dean, who leads our daily operations.



Meet our faculty and staff. We follow the Charlotte Danielson model for faculty evaluation.



Our budget and our salaries/compensation are public information and available for your review.

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