Washtenaw Community College
The Washtenaw Community College is located in a 291-acre campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Established in 1965, WCC currently offers about 100 different credit programs in a wide range of subjects, including business, health and public service, humanities, social science, natural sciences, technology, and math. The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, aside from accreditation granted by other overseeing bodies to specific programs offered by WCC.
Every year, the average enrollment at Washtenaw Community College stands at around 13,000 people. The community is very diverse, with about 100 different countries represented. WCC also has partnerships with various companies and nationwide organizations, as well as transfer programs with Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan, and University of Michigan-Dearborn.
If you are considering going to Washtenaw Community College for an Associate's Degree or a Certificate, program areas you can explore include Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive and Motorcycle Technology, Business and Entrepreneurial Studies, Child Care, Construction Technology, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Digital Media Arts, Information Technology, Music and Performing Arts, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Professional Communication.
Washtenaw Community College makes use of technology and the Internet to deliver courses and learning tools. There are online classes offered, as well as blended classes (combination of on-campus instruction and online courses). Many of the classes offered on-campus are made available online for students who need the additional flexibility and convenience of completing their credits on their own time.
For students with very busy schedules during the week, weekend classes are also offered in a wide range of courses in order to accomodate students who may find it difficult to find time during the week. Weekend classes meet for only a few hours on Saturday or Sunday, so students can still have time for other weekend activities.
WCC has several extension sites that offer specific credit classes as well as evening schedules. The extension sites are located in Brighton, Dexter, Ypsilanti (Harriet Street) and Hartland. Students who want to sign up for credit classes at extension sites can fill out the application form online.
Students at Washtenaw Community College are exposed to many different opportunities for socialization, personal enrichment, and athletics. The Student Activities Office is in charge of most of the extra-curricular activities for WCC students. There are about 20 clubs and organizations designed to appeal to every interest and demographic. Student clubs include the Academic Drawing Club, Animators Anonymous, Asian Culture Association, Chi Alpha, Community Improvement Club, Dance4Unity, Dental Assisting Student Club, Graphic Design Club, Gamer's Club, Healthy Lifestyle Club, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Out-Space, Political Science Club, and more.
Are you a fitness buff? The Health and Fitness Center of Washtenaw Community College offers around 100 fitness classes, massage therapy, swim lessons, Pilates classes, nutrition instruction, and personal training at their state-of-the-art and environment-friendly facility. Students can make use of the full-sized basketball and volleyball gym, group exercise studios, walk/jog track, platform tennis court, cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, and other amenities.
In order to have a more fulfilling academic experience, students of Washtenaw Community College are referred to the school's academic advisors or counselors prior to registering and selecting their courses. Appointments can be done in-person as well as online. Counseling and career planning as well as the Adult Transitions Program are also offered to WCC students.
Because of the significant international student population of Washtenaw Community College, the school also has a dedicated department offering International Student Services. One-on-one counseling is provided to give information on academic and immigration requirements and policies.