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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 environment.

  • serves almost 20,000 credit students and 8,000 non-credit students annually.

  • welcomes more than 1,000 people from over 100 different countries for study each year.

  • grants certificates and degrees to over 1,400 students annually.

  • offers approximately 100 credit programs in business, health and public service, humanities and social science, math and natural sciences, and technology.

  • schedules approximately 1,000 different credit classes each year.

  • takes learning off campus to four extension centers (west of Ann Arbor, in Brighton, Hartland, and in Ypsilanti).

  • offers an increasing number of distance learning courses.

  • encourages participation in countless activities and community events through the college's active student activities program.

  • broadcasts live on the web with Orchard Radio, one of the first Internet-based radio formats produced by a college.

  • supports a popular Club Sports program with men's, women's, or coed teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, hockey, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

  • has over 17 active student clubs that focus on academic and personal interest areas.

  • receives accolades for its award-winning student newspaper, the Voice.

  • 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 library 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 courses.

  • claims ownership of the largest fossiliferous limestone rock (55 tons and roughly 400 million years old) ever unearthed in the region.


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