Things to Know About WCC
Washtenaw Community College has been educating students from
Southeastern Michigan and around the world for over 35 years,
but here is some information you may not know about WCC.
Washtenaw Community College:
- rests on 285 acres of a picturesque and unspoiled natural
- serves almost 20,000 credit students and 8,000 non-credit
- welcomes more than 1,000 people from over 100 different
countries for study each year.
- grants certificates and degrees to over 1,400 students
- offers approximately 100
in business, health and public service,
humanities and social science, math and natural sciences,
- schedules approximately 1,000 different
- takes learning off campus to four
(west of Ann Arbor, in Brighton, Hartland, and in Ypsilanti).
- offers an increasing number of
- encourages participation in countless activities and
community events through the college's active
student activities program.
- broadcasts live on the web with
one of the first Internet-based radio formats produced
by a college.
- supports a popular
program with men's, women's, or coed teams in baseball,
basketball, cross country, hockey, golf, soccer, softball,
- has over 17 active
that focus on academic and personal interest areas.
- receives accolades for its award-winning student newspaper,
- opens its doors annually to over 2,000 plumbing and
pipefitting professionals from around North America for one
week of intensive training.
- boasts of a technically enhanced
facility with 14 computer classrooms and a 168-unit computer
commons, in addition to classrooms and office space for Graphic
Design, Photography, Digital Film and Social Sciences programs.
- provides 40 computer-based classrooms and learning
labs in four instructional buildings throughout campus.
- established its on-site
child care center
in 1966, the first year of college operations
and long before on-site programs became popular with businesses.
- sends its Radiography students on a South American adventure
to x-ray newly discovered mummies in Peru.
- is committed to keeping pace with emerging technology
in and outside the classroom.
- helped establish national standards for web-related
- claims ownership of the largest fossiliferous limestone rock (55 tons
and roughly 400 million years old) ever unearthed in the region.