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Digital Animation Consider a career that’s growing exponentially—digital animation! page 10

Driven to Change Life, family and a change in direction leads one woman down a non-traditional path. page 4

Spring/Summer 2018 Class List page 15

Inside 6 | AHEAD OF THE GAME Students use WCC classes to stay on track for less. 8 | MORE THAN “JUST A TECH” New certificate program to meet industry job demands. 12 | MAKING COLLEGE MORE AFFORDABLE From free textbooks to open computers, WCC looks for ways to help students cut costs.

The amount of hands-on experience our students get at WCC is amazing. They are more than ready when they transfer or enter the workforce.” - Valerie Greaves, Dean of Health Sciences

“Our students are getting the hands-on experience that they need to work in this exciting industry.” - Michael Galea, WCC Faculty Business & Computer Technologies

Learn more at: WCCNET.EDU SOURCES: 1 Burning Glass 2 Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publisher: . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose B. Bellanca, Ed.D. President, Washtenaw Community College

Executive Editor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brendan Prebo

Welcome to Launch

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Editor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robin Witte Graphic Designer: . . . . . . . . . . Mandy McCarthy Web Designer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sonya McDowell Production Assistance: . . . . . . . . Angela Law-Hill Launch is written and designed by the WCC Marketing and Communications Department, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-4800. Questions about the WCC programs and services described in this publication should be directed to the Office of Admissions at 734-973-3543. Comments or questions about the publication itself can be directed to the WCC Marketing and Communications Department at 734-973-3704. All rights reserved. No part of the material printed may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage retrieval system without the permission of the publisher. Please note, every effort is made to remove individuals or businesses that have requested, in writing, to be deleted from Washtenaw Community College’s mailing lists and/or database. WCC obtains mailing lists/data from many sources and cannot guarantee you will be eliminated from every mailing.


WCC Board of Trustees Diana McKnight-Morton, Chair Christina Fleming, Vice Chair

Washtenaw Community College’s doors have always been open to provide our students with innovative and meaningful career pathways. We remain committed to giving every student affordable learning opportunities designed to launch successful careers. I invite you to learn more about WCC in this issue of Launch by exploring the programs we offer such as our new Sterile Processing certificate and learning about our online summer classes that can help you get ahead on your educational goals. Whether you want to transition into a new field, hone your skills or are looking to transfer to a four-year institution, you will find what you need at WCC. With more than 120 degrees and certificates, an opendoor admission policy and affordable tuition rates, we are here to guide you on your educational journey. Take a look inside to see the broad diversity of classes we are offering—from Business and Information Technology to Digital Media Arts, Advanced Manufacturing and Health Care, both on campus and online. Now is the perfect time to start planning your future at WCC. We look forward to seeing you on our campus soon. With warm regards,

Angela Davis, Secretary William Milliken Jr., Treasurer David DeVarti Ruth A. Hatcher Richard J. Landau, J.D., Ph.D. Rose B. Bellanca, Ed.D. WCC President

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Rose B. Bellanca, Ed.D. President, Washtenaw Community College


In This Issue 4

Driven to Change


Ahead of the Game

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Life, family and a change in direction leads one woman down a non-traditional path.

Students use WCC classes to stay on track for less.

Dual Enrollment: A head start to success Many local students take advantage of an option that helps them get a head start on their college degree: they enroll at Washtenaw Community College while still in high school.

More Than “Just a Tech” WCC launches new certificate program to meet industry job demands.

Digital Animation Looking for employers that equally value your creative and analytical talents? Consider a career that’s growing exponentially—digital animation!


Making College More Affordable


Testing the Waters


2018 Programs & Courses

From free textbooks to open computers, WCC looks for ways to help students cut costs.

EMU student finds options, savings at WCC.

16.... Create the Path to Your Goals

22.... Online Classes Suit Your Busy Life

16.... Save Time and Money

23.... Be Prepared When Registration Starts

20.... The Most for Your Education Dollars

23.... Student Success Guarantee 3



CHANGE Life, family and a change in direction leads one woman down a non-traditional path.


hree years after starting over, Emily Hatsigeorgiou is graduating from Washtenaw Community College with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Services Technology and has landed a fulltime job with General Motors, a company she calls her “forever home.” Like 55 percent of the students attending Washtenaw Community College, Hatsigeorgiou is what you would call a non-traditional student. She got married, started a family and joined the workforce after high school. Everything was going well until 2015, when she found herself divorced, living with her parents and unhappy with the direction her career was heading. It was then that she made the decision to take charge of her life and make a change. “I sat down with my parents and said, ‘while I’m living here and I have your assistance, why not go back to school and do something else and change the direction I’m going?’“ Hatsigeorgiou recalled.

“The attention and support faculty and staff provide students at WCC is unmatched” “The choice to leave my job, start school and make a transition into a new career field seemed daunting, but I’m happy to say it was the best decision of my life.” The Howell resident learned of Washtenaw Community College’s Automotive Services Technology program through her father who worked with several WCC alumni at GM. The selling point for Hatsigeorgiou was the knowledge and experience WCC faculty members demonstrated. “The attention and support faculty and staff provide students at WCC is unmatched,” she said. Hatsigeorgiou began classes in January 2016 and her path has since unfolded nicely.

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“I was still trying to figure everything out when I first started this program, so I didn’t have a set path, but (automotive) was the general area I wanted to be in,” she explained. When she began taking classes at WCC, Hatsigeorgiou readily admits she knew very little about the auto industry, but that did not stop her from immersing herself in anything she could do to learn more.

and land a full-time job. Because of WCC’s low tuition rates and flexible class schedule, she plans to return to WCC in the fall while working at GM. She will enroll in the pre-engineering transfer program and continue her educational goal of becoming a mechanical engineer. “During my internship I was able to work closely with the engineers and see how important the role of the technician was to making these

“For this industry to continue to flourish, we’re going to have to have more women that want to make the plunge into it” While a student, she applied and was hired by the WCC automotive department to be a shop assistant, so she could gain more hands-on experience outside of the classroom. She also volunteered her time building race cars, attending national auto symposiums and participating in automotive trade associations. In spring of 2017, Hatsigeorgiou found out about an internship opportunity with General Motors – where she hoped to start her new career. “I was overjoyed. This was the opportunity I was waiting for,” she said. “When I first interviewed Emily for the internship, I had my doubts,” said Brad Stricklin, Engineering Group Manager at GM and Hatsigeorgiou’s internship supervisor. “However, her professionalism and zeal in the interview convinced me to take a chance on her, and I’m glad I did. She far exceeded my expectations in many regards.” Hatsigeorgiou was accepted into GM’s summer intern program at the Milford Proving Grounds where part of her responsibilities included working on crash simulation testing. Hatsigeorgiou’s tenure at WCC has allowed her to find a new career

costly tests successful,” Hatsigeorgiou explained. “Starting as a technician responsible for setting up the crash test vehicles will help make me a better engineer.” Being female in a male-dominated industry has not caused roadblocks for the standout student. “I think for this industry to continue to flourish, we’re going to have to have more women that want to make the plunge into it,” Hatsigeorgiou commented. She enjoys the industry because of its passionate workers, constant evolution, and drive to change the world. Hatsigeorgiou plans eventually to hold a leadership position. For now, she will work in the same building as her father, which is a dream come true, she said. “I call General Motors my ‘forever company,’ ” Hatsigeorgiou explained. “I don’t ever want to put in another application anywhere else.” WCC offers numerous certificate programs in the automotive industry, including welding machines, collision repair and service technology, to name a few.


The Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) recently selected Emily Hatsigeorgiou as Intern of the Year winning their 2018 CEIA Two-Year Student Achievement Award. This national award recognizes one student for excellence in workintegrated learning at a two-year institution. The selection committee was highly impressed by Emily’s drive to return to school as a nontraditional student and a mother in a maledominated industry. Barbara A. Hauswirth, Experiential Learning Coordinator at Washtenaw Community College nominated Emily for the award, which will be presented at the CEIA’s annual conference in Charleston, South Carolina on April 18.



$38,470/year $18.50/hour 2016 Median Pay

749,900 jobs Number of Jobs in 2016

6% job outlook Job Outlook, 2016–26 SOURCE:


AHEAD OF THE GAME Students use WCC classes to stay on track for less For many students “summer” is a time to relax, kick back and enjoy some time away from school. But more and more, students are using this time to take online college classes.


nline summer courses are a great way for students to get a head start on college, save on their tuition, or catch up on the credits they need to graduate on time. Even if you are on schedule to graduate. “Many students like to work ahead to lighten their fall semester credit load or complete credits to stay on track to graduate on time,” said Linda Blakey, Vice President, Student and Academic Services at Washtenaw Community College.” WCC offers a wide variety of general education and business transfer classes in face-toface and online formats so students have many choices. Students who graduate on time save money and are able to transfer and/or enter the workforce faster. “I first became interested in online classes at WCC because I needed more electives for my major, and I wanted to be sure that I was on track to graduate on time,” shared Allie Chatas of Ann Arbor. “WCC made it easy to find the exact courses I needed on their website.” After her first online class, she was hooked. Now every summer, she adds online classes from WCC to her

schedule, even as she is pursuing her major in elementary education at DePaul University in Chicago. “It’s a great way to get my degree sooner,” she said enthusiastically. “And since WCC classes are so affordable, I’ve been able to get the credits I need for less.”

It’s a great way to get my degree sooner. WCC classes are so affordable, I’ve been able to get the credits I need for less.” - Allie Chatas, DePaul University Student

WCC classes are affordable and scholarships are available to assist students who need financial aid. WCC credits also easily transfer to many four-year colleges and universities.

Learn more at: WCCNET.EDU/ACADEMICS/SCHEDULE 6 | Launch Spring/Summer 2018

This means students can complete most general education requirements for their bachelor’s degree at a fraction of the cost.


Spring/Summer courses at WCC offer flexibility and convenience, so there is still plenty of time to take a trip (or two) to the beach. Even if your summer plans include a job, it’s easy to keep a full work schedule by taking classes online. Online college courses give you the freedom to study anytime of the day or night. Allowing your academic goals to fit within the confines of your work, family or social calendars.


You can earn up to 12 credits this spring/summer term by taking courses that successfully transfer to colleges and universities within the state through the Michigan Transfer Agreement. The College offers six-week, 10-week and 12-week online, face-toface and mixed-mode courses.

Dual Enrollment: A head start to success Many local students take advantage of an option that helps them get a head start on their college degree: they enroll at Washtenaw Community College while still in high school.


he popular program allows high school students to take college courses free with the incentive that they will apply to a degree program. In the 2016–2017 academic year, WCC enrolled 717 new students from 71 participating high schools giving those students an early taste of college. “The exposure to college experience in dual-enrollment classes is invaluable,” said Linda Blakey, Vice President of Student and Academic Services. Students who take such courses are more likely to graduate from college, particularly from first-generation families for whom higher education is a new experience, Blakey said. State law mandates that public school districts pay for dual enrollment courses for students if the courses meet certain requirements–that the college courses are not offered at the high school level and are academic, rather than hobby or recreational, for example. According to Kelly Tamer of Dexter, Mich., taking dual enrollment courses at WCC was a great experience for her daughter Emma. “It helped her get a taste of college-level courses as well as have the opportunity to take courses not offered at her high school. It was a valuable experience.”

Dual enrollment is different from advanced placement (AP) classes that require students to pass a test to earn college credit. Passing an AP class does not guarantee credit, and colleges vary on their acceptance of AP class credits. Dual enrollment students receive a grade and credit for work completed throughout the year.


By participating in WCC’s dual enrollment program, students earn college credit that can fulfill many college or university general studies requirements, including: • Business

• Communications

• English

• Humanities

• Math

• Science

Students and parents also save money on textbooks, which are provided by the high schools, as well as being able to transfer credits, complete a four-year degree program and begin a career more quickly.

Learn more at:



TO DUAL ENROLL AT WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 1] Start accumulating college credit early and save thousands of dollars in tuition costs. 2] T  ake courses not offered at your high school— many courses are offered online. 3] WCC offers numerous courses meeting Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements.


More Than “Just a Tech” WCC launches new certificate program to meet industry job demand.


ave you ever had surgery? If so, you undoubtedly gave a lot of thought before your procedure about the skill of your surgeon, the quality of care you’d receive from your nurses and the reputation of the hospital. But did you ever take into account the health care professionals working behind the scenes?


“Sterile processing is one of the most important parts of surgery,” explained Elizabeth Connors, chair of the newly created Sterile Processing program at Washtenaw Community College. Sterile processing technicians operate the sterilizing equipment that cleans and sanitizes equipment, gloves and needles. They check, assemble and adjust all medical tools to ensure they are all working properly before a surgery begins. “The sterile processing technician plays a vital role in maintaining the cleanliness, functionality and inventory of health care instruments and equipment. Their work ensures that patients avoid infections and that doctors, nurses and other health professionals are quickly able to access sterile instruments and equipment.” UM Health System currently operates six sterile processing sites in Washtenaw, Livingston and Wayne counties and two more are on the way.

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“Sterile processing is a great job for someone who needs flexibility in their work schedule,” said Marsh. “Shifts are available morning, afternoon and night, so sterile processing technicians are able to work a schedule around other requirements like family and school.” According to University of Michigan Health System Perioperative Education Specialist Supervisor Valerie Marsh, “Demand for surgeries in our area is on the rise, which increases workload and demand for sterile processing. In fact, there is a lot of opportunity for people to work overtime right now, because the demand is so great.” UM Health System currently operates six sterile processing sites in Washtenaw, Livingston and Wayne counties and two more are on the way.


WCC’s Sterile Processing Technician certificate program will start in the Fall semester. The program will provide classroom studies, as well as opportunities for students to work in the College’s on-campus operating room

simulation lab and clinical settings. Graduates will be fully prepared to sit for the national certification exam. “We are the only Sterile Processing program in Washtenaw County,” said Connors. “It’s a perfect program for anyone looking for a good paying, stable job.” The program is also stackable—it leads you right into the Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree. “It can be a wonderful stepping stone if you want to go further with a health care career,” continued Connors.


This certificate program prepares students for an occupation in central processing and sterilization of hospital instruments, supplies and equipment. Students will apply theories and practices of central service departments in hospitals, surgery centers or clinics. The classes provide the fundamentals of central processing, supply and distribution, and provide instruction and practice in aseptic technique. Upon successful completion of this program, the student earns a certificate and will be fully prepared to sit for the International Associate of Healthcare Central Service Material Management National Certifying Examination.

Learn more at: WCCNET.EDU

Just the Beginning A surgical processing certificate means you’re already on your way to a career as a Surgical Technician.






QUICK FACTS Credits earned during the surgical processing certificate already count towards an associate degree in surgical technology.

Flexible classes allow you to work as a sterile technician while pursuing your career goals.

Not only will you have experience working in the medical field, but your associate degree helps you take your career to the next level.

Continuing technological advancements in medical supplies/devices and instruments has led to a growing demand for highly trained technicians.

$39,396/ year 2016 Median Pay SOURCE:


job growth 2016–2026 SOURCE:

WHY LEARN TO BECOME A STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN AT WCC? • Earn a sterile processing technician certificate in approximately nine months. • Gain hands-on experience in WCC’s real-world lab environment. • After graduation, be fully prepared to sit for the national certification exam. • Find employment in hospitals, dental or eye care practices, plastic surgery offices, surgical centers and laboratories.



$45,160/ year 2016 Median Pay


job growth

2016–2026 SOURCE:


MOVIES, VIDEO GAMES, TELEVISION AND MORE! Digital Animation Graduates Find Career Satisfaction


ooking for employers that equally value your creative and analytical talents?


“One day I realized that people make cartoons for a living. It had never dawned on me that you could do this as a career.” – John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios If you are passionate about video games, animated features or shorts, visual effects or visualizations, and feel just as comfortable with a mouse and keyboard as with a brush and pencil, digital animation may be the field for you.

One day I realized that people make cartoons for a living. It had never dawned on me that you could do this as a career.” – John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios

CREDIT: Jessi Ruselowski

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From video games to movies to advertising and even in crime scene forensics, 3D digital animators are in high demand. The opportunities for Washtenaw Community College 3D Animation program graduates are remarkable. “There’s a huge industry pool out there where our graduates can land,” said Washtenaw Community College Digital Media Arts department faculty member Randy Van Wagnen. “I’m really proud of the amazing work we do here in the classrooms as well as what our students go on to do.” Nick Tillman says WCC prepared him for his current positon as an environmental artist at Wayforward Games by giving him the basic knowledge of using modeling and texturing software. “I loved the experience of learning the basics, because I wasn’t sure if this was something I wanted to make into a career,” said Tillman. “It was one of the best choices I made, because it confirmed it was something I wanted to do.” Tillman credits WCC faculty member Randy Van Wagnen for making him feel welcome at the college and helping him to understand all of the 3D animation process from the basic to the most advanced. “If I didn’t understand something, I could always ask him and he would help me figure it out,” continued Tillman. “I owe him a lot for showing me everything from the basic to the advanced. Without him, I might be doing something else instead that would not be as rewarding or fulfilling as my current career.” Jessi Ruselowski is an environment artist at ArenaNet, a video game development studio located in Seattle, Wash. Ruselowski also credits WCC and Van Wagnen with letting her explore the

CREDIT: Nick Tillman

WCC’s 3D animation graduates have gone on to thrive in fields from video games, virtual reality, engineering, advertising, movies and more. CREDIT: Jessi Ruselowski

world of 3D animation. “It’s such a special niche that I was surprised it was being taught at my local community college,” said Ruselowski. “I was between careers and trying to find the best fit. Randy was very supportive of allowing me to try out a class at the last minute, and after that I was hooked on 3D.” “The 3D program gave me a taste of everything, from modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging and animation, and rendering, to see what I liked and didn’t like about the 3D world, and then I started to ‘specialize’ a little more towards the modeling, texturing and lighting,” explained Ruselowski. “The combination of computers and technology with my passion for art was perfect. Without this experience I would have never found a career I was completely satisfied and passionate about.”


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for multimedia artists and animators is expected to grow about eight percent through the year 2026. That’s above the overall seven percent projected job growth across all industries.

“One of the main goals of our program is to provide students with solid training in basic techniques and to let them try all of the career paths available to them in industry today,” said Van Wagnen.


WCC offers both an associate degree as well as a certificate program in 3D animation. In the associate degree program the emphasis is on realizing a creative vision, using many different techniques ranging from drawing and painting to digital animation. Students will develop their artistic abilities while training in the latest software. The degree also has a transfer option in place with Eastern Michigan University. “Most of our students go on to get a bachelor’s degree, so we want to give them a solid foundation to work from with our associate degree,” explained Van Wagnen. The certificate program is for students who wish to take strictly animation courses. This often includes those returning to school for retraining, as well as those who have degrees and want specific software training.


QUICK FACTS The global 3D animation market was valued at $11.5 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow to $28.3 billion in seven years according to Grand View Research


job growth


$65,300/ year 2016 Median Pay

Video Games, Movies and Television The three largest digital industries for career growth in digital animation SOURCE:


Making College More Affordable From free textbooks to open computers, WCC looks for ways to help students cut costs.


elli Gilbert had a tough decision to make. If she spent $360 on the four textbooks she needed for classes, she wouldn’t have enough money left to pay the car insurance bill that had come due.

Humanities department instructors Bonnie Tew and Claire Sparklin are among the WCC faculty who created their own OERs from scratch and continue to advocate their use on campus.

“I lost either way,” said the 21-year-old from Pinckney who is working three part-time jobs to support herself and pay for Criminal Justice classes. “I had to choose either not being able to get to class, or get to class but not be able to do the work.”

“After finding out what a big difference it made in students’ lives, I couldn’t turn my back on OERs,” Sparklin said.

The scenario Gilbert faced is not unusual. That’s why Washtenaw Community College faculty and staff are working to help students lower the cost of going to school by replacing required textbooks with Open Education Resources (OER). OERs are similar to textbooks in that they offer the same quality of information and are vetted for accuracy. They have the same type of authors: industry professionals and faculty from around the nation. The difference? OERs are free. They include textbooks, course materials, modules, streaming videos or classroom activities. During the Fall 2017 semester, WCC faculty members used OERs in 21 different classes, generating an estimated savings of more than $858,000 if students had purchased new textbooks for those classes. “The savings are astonishing and allow a student to focus more on schoolwork instead of worrying about another expense,” said Vice President for Instruction Dr. Kimberly Hurns. For example, students enrolled in WCC’s Biology 101 course are no longer required to purchase a $275 textbook; in its place is a required OER that is available free online.

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Business & Computer Technologies faculty member Douglas Waters recently introduced a new hybrid “Intro to Business Law at WCC” OER to his class, replacing a $150 textbook. Waters took portions of several existing OERs and customized them to fit his class syllabus. That process not only allowed him to organize the text as he prefers to cover lessons in class, but he was also able to align content with that being taught at Eastern Michigan University, where many of WCC’s business students transfer to complete their bachelor’s degrees. “It makes so much sense not only for our students, but also as an instructor,” Waters said. “Unlike a textbook, my OER is now a living, breathing resource that I can continually update and improve.” WCC currently offers OERs in biology, business, chemistry, communication, English, geology, mathematics, music and nursing programs. OERs are being introduced to larger classes first to offset costs to as many students as possible up front. More than 20 classes at WCC have adopted their use.

Learn more about Bailey Library’s OERs at: LIBGUIDES.WCCNET.EDU/ OER_WCC


NO PROBLEM. Most of us have a computer in our pocket. It’s on our phones, but it’s a little tough to do your homework on one. The Computer Commons nestled on the second floor of the Gunder Myran building overlooking the Bailey Library has 170 computers available for students to use. Students can use the center to dive into most aspects of their projects— such as papers, posters, presentations and videos. Each computer is equipped with the necessary software. Macintosh computers additionally offer video and photo editing software. Lab staff are on hand to help resolve machine or program errors. While users are expected to know the basics of operating a computer, WCC offers workshop to address such topics.


Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 10:00pm Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

CERTIFICATE ASSOCIATES DEGREE TRANSFER PROGRAMS: • Audio Production and Engineering • Biology/Pre-Medicine • Broadcast Arts • Elementary Education • Environmental Science • Exercise Science • Film Studies • Global Studies • Human Services

Testing the Waters EMU Student Finds Quality Options, Savings at WCC


tarting classes at WCC made the most sense for alumna Christy King as she tested the waters to find her niche before enrolling in a fouryear college. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do and I felt (WCC) was a great place that would offer me a lot of options to try and think about what I did want to do or what might be good for myself,” King said. “I ended up with way more options than I thought.” The Whitmore Lake resident had previously explored writing and journalism classes before restarting her education in April 2014. King eventually nestled into the Fine and Performing Arts program. She transferred her credits to Eastern Michigan University in the fall of 2016 to continue her education in the School of Art and Design with plans of earning a bachelor’s degree.

A large proponent of starting at Washtenaw Community College was saving money, King noted. “Everyone who is kind of in the know tries to take as many classes here as possible,” King explained. “Their degree programs are exceptional, the criteria is good but it is also so much more cost effective.”

• Journalism • Liberal Arts Transfer • Math and Natural Sciences • Secondary Education • Technical Communication

Washtenaw Community College offers tuition for a quarter of the price as some four-year colleges. During the 2017-2018 academic year a single credit hour at WCC is $95 whereas Eastern Michigan University charges nearly $400. Along with the Fine and Performing Arts certificate, the Arts & Science division at WCC offers a wide number of certificate and associate degree programs that easily transfer to four year colleges and universities.

Learn more at: WCCNET.EDU

More than 70 percent of students entering WCC indicate they intend to transfer to a four-year intuition.


Register for the spring/summer semester today! CLASSES BEGIN MAY 7, 2018 Choose from on-campus, off-campus and online classes. 1: Complete your application at WCCNET.EDU/APPLY. 2 : Register through your MyWCC student account. Helpful staff at the Student Connection can answer your questions! Student Center building, second floor • 734-973-3543 Monday–Thursday 8:00am–7:00pm; Friday 8:00am–5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am–1:00pm

Want this feeling?

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WCC has programs you want! With more than 120 different programs of study, it’s easy to get trained for a career you can start right away, get an associate degree and transfer to a four-year college, or study for an advanced or post-associate certificate to further your career. Here’s an idea of what you can study at WCC. Go to to find the full list and learn more.




Addiction Studies Human Services Liberal Arts


Administrative Assistant Business Business Office Administration Entrepreneurship and Innovation Retail and Business Operations Sales and Marketing Supply Chain Operations


Early Childhood Elementary Education Secondary Education



English as a Second Language Journalism Liberal Arts Technical Communication

Applied Data Science Computer Science Cybersecurity Information Systems Linux/Unix Systems Mobile Device Programming Networking Programming Software Applications Systems Technology

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Global Studies Liberal Arts



3-D Animation Graphic Design Digital Strategy Digital Video Production Photographic Imaging and Technology Web Design and Development


Construction Culinary and Hospitality Human Resources Management Retail Supply Chain

Broadcast Arts Film Studies Liberal Arts


Audio Production and Engineering Fine and Performing Arts

HEALTH CARE Computed Tomography (CT) Dental Assisting Health Care Foundations Health Program Preparation Magnetic Resonance Imaging Mammography Medical Billing and Coding Nursing and Health Science Nursing Assistant Pharmacy Technology Physical Therapist Assistant Radiography Sterile Processing Surgical Technology


Environmental Science Exercise Science General Studies in Math and Science Math and Science



Engineering and Design Technology Facility and Energy Management Management





Liberal Arts

Baking and Pastry Culinary and Hospitality Management Culinary Arts

Child Care Professional Early Childhood Education

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Police Academy


Auto Body and Collision Repair Automotive Service Technology Automotive Testing Custom Auto Body Fabrication/Chassis Design Motorcycle Service Powertrain Development


Cabinetmaking/Millwork Construction Technology Ironworkers Pre-Apprenticeship Sustainable Building Practices



Electronics Technology Fluid Power Machine Tool Technology Manufacturing Mechatronics (Robotic/Automated Equipment)

WELDING AND FABRICATION: Welding Welding Mechanics


Paralegal/Pre-Law Studies

See course listings on the following pages. These pages contain courses available at the time this publication was printed. Consult for the latest class listings.


Spring, Summer and Fall 2018

These pages contain WCC’s courses available at the time this publication was printed. Consult for the latest class listings.



ACC 110 S F

Principles of Accounting I

ACC 111 S F

Principles of Accounting II

ACC 122 S F

QuickBooks Software

ACC 131 S F

Intermediate Accounting I

ACC 213 F

Managerial Cost Accounting

ACC 225 F

Tax Income Taxes for Individuals

TAX 101 F

Business Office Systems

Introduction to Supply Chain Management

BMG 181 S F

Introduction to Networks

CNT 206 S F

BMG 182 S F

Installation, Storage, and Compute: Windows Server 2016

Warehousing and Logistics Relationship Skills in the Workplace

CNT 211 S F

BMG 200 F

Routing and Switching Essentials

CNT 216 S F

Creating the Customer Experience

BMG 205 S F

Networking with Windows Server 2016 CNT 223 F

Retail Principles and Practices

BMG 206 S F

Identity with Windows Server 2016

CNT 224 F

Business Communication

BMG 207 S F

Scaling Networks

CNT 226 F

Internetworking IV: WANs

CNT 236 F

Entrepreneurship III: Running and Growing Your Business

BMG 209 S F

Principles of Finance

BMG 220 F

Transportation and Logistics

BMG 226 S F

Computer Science Introduction to Computer Science

CPS 120 S F

Introduction to Programming Using Python

CPS 141 F CPS 161 S F

Introduction to Keyboarding

BOS 101A S F

Purchasing and Inventory Control

BMG 228 S F

Intermediate Keyboarding

BOS 101B S F

Management Skills

BMG 230 S F

Advanced Keyboarding

BOS 101C S F

Human Resources Management

BMG 240 F

An Introduction to Programming with Java

Principles of Marketing

BMG 250 S F

Introduction to Programming with C++ CPS 171 S F

Business Statistics

BMG 265 S F

Android Programming Using Java

CPS 251 F

Managing Operations

BMG 273 S F

Advanced Java Concepts

CPS 261 S F

Business and Supply Chain Analytics

BMG 275 S F

Object Features of C++

CPS 271 S F

Performance Management

BMG 279 F

Data Structures with C++

CPS 272 F

Project Management

BMG 291 F

Web Programming Using Apache, MySQL, and PHP

CPS 276 F

Java Server Programming

CPS 278 F

Electronic Planning, Sharing and Organization

BOS 106 S F

Word Processing and Document Formatting I

BOS 157 S F

Database Software Applications

BOS 182 S F

Spreadsheet Software Applications I

BOS 184 S F

Personal Management Application and Internet Resources

BOS 206 S F

Computer Information Systems

Presentation Software Applications

BOS 207 S F

Computer Skills for Beginners

CIS 099


Electronic Forms Design

BOS 230 F

Office Administration

BOS 250 F

Introduction to Computer Productivity Apps

CIS 100


CST 118 S F

BOS 257 S F

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

Microsoft Command Line Fundamentals

CIS 110


Computer Technology I

CST 160 F

Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals

CIS 121


Computer Technology II

CST 165 F


PC Networking

CST 225 F

Computer Forensics I

CST 270 F

Word Processing and Document Formatting II

Business Management

Introduction to PowerShell

Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity

BMG 101 F

Entrepreneurship II: Starting Your Business

BMG 109 F

Business Law I

BMG 111 S F

Introduction to Business

BMG 140 S F

Business on the Internet

BMG 155 S F

Principles of Sales

BMG 160 F

CIS 161

Linux/UNIX II: Basic System Administration, Networking, and Security

CIS 206


Linux/UNIX Programming and Scripting I

CIS 221


Database Principles and Application

CIS 282


Computer Networking Technology Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems

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Computer Systems Security Introduction to Network Security: Security+

CSS 200 S F

Essentials of Network: Penetration Testing

CSS 205 F

Network Perimeter Protection: CCNA Security

CSS 210 F

CNT 201 F


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Web Design and Development

Introduction to Interface Design

WEB 115 F

Advanced Interface Design

WEB 235 F

Web Development I

WEB 110 S F

Web Development II

WEB 210 F


WEB 250 F

Web User Experience I

WEB 113 F

Intermediate Interface Design

WEB 215 F


GDT 106 F

Color Photo Design

PHO 204 F


Photoshop Graphics

GDT 108 S F

Alternative Processes

PHO 210 S

Large Format Photography I

PHO 211 F

GDT 112 F

Environmental Portraiture

PHO 216 S

Digital Photo Imaging II

PHO 228 S F

Portfolio Projects

PHO 230 F

Animation Concept Development for Animation

ANI 145

3-D Animation I: Modeling

ANI 150


Textures and Studio Lighting for Animation

Principles and Problem-Solving in Graphic Design

ANI 155


Typography II

GDT 215 F

Publication Design

GDT 220 F GDT 239 F

Fundamentals of Movement and Animation

ANI 160


Imaging and Illustration

Introduction to Game Level Design

ANI 180


History of Game Design

ANI 190



Motion and Sound

ANI 230


Organic Modeling and Rigging

ANI 250


Graphic Design Technology

History of Photography

PHO 103 F

Digital Photography Abroad

PHO 105 S

Photography I

PHO 111 S F

Introduction to the Studio

PHO 117 S F

Typography I

GDT 100 F

Film and Darkroom Photography

PHO 122 S F

History of Graphic Design

GDT 101 S F

Digital Photo Imaging I

PHO 127 S F

Introduction to Graphic Design

GDT 104 S F

Black and White Digital Imaging

PHO 129 F

Video Production Foundations in Digital Video I

VID 105


Foundations in Digital Video II

VID 125


Lighting for Video

VID 200


Web Video

VID 203



VID 210


Digital Cinematography

VID 240


Documentary Video Production

VID 270


Video Graphics I

VID 276


HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Anthropology Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Introduction to Physical Anthropology

ANT 201 S F ANT 202 F

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology ANT 265 F

Economics Introduction to Economics

ECO 110 F

Principles of Economics I

ECO 211 S F

Principles of Economics II

ECO 222 S F

Geography World Regional Geography

GEO 101 S F

Human Services Worker

Behavior Modification

PSY 210 S F

Human Development and Learning

PSY 220 S F

Drugs, Society and Human Behavior

PSY 240 S F

Education of Exceptional Children

PSY 251 S F

Abnormal Psychology

PSY 257 S F

Introduction to Human Sexuality

PSY 260 F

Neuropsychology of Addiction

PSY 296 F

Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders PSY 297 F Treatment of Addiction

PSY 298 F

Sociology Principles of Sociology

SOC 100 S F


SOC 202 F

Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC 205 S F

Social Problems

SOC 207 F

Introduction to Human Services

HSW 100 S F

Interviewing and Assessment

HSW 200 F

Family Social Work

HSW 225 S F

Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies

SOC 216 F

Human Services Success Skills

HSW 229 S F

Group Dynamics and Counseling

Composition I

ENG 111 S F

Horror and Science Fiction

ENG 140 S F

SOC 220 F

Introduction to Literature: Short Story and Novel

ENG 170 S F ENG 181 S F

Field Internship and Seminar I

HSW 230 S F

Family Social Work

SOC 225 S F

African-American Literature

Neuropsychology of Addiction

HSW 296 F

Juvenile Delinquency

SOC 250 F


ENG 200 S F

Technical Writing II

ENG 208 F

American Literature I: Before 1900

ENG 211 F

British Literature: Before 1800

ENG 212 F

Literature of the Non-Western World

ENG 214 S F

Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders HSW 297 F Treatment of Addiction

HSW 298 F

Political Science Introduction to American Government

PLS 112


Guns, God and Ganja: U.S. Federalism PLS 241 F



ENG 050 S F

Technical Writing IV

ENG 218 S

Basic Writing II

ENG 051 S F

Writing Fundamentals I

ENG 090 S F

American Literature II: 1900 to the Present

ENG 222 F

Writing Fundamentals II

ENG 091 S F

World Literature II

ENG 224 F

Composition II

ENG 226 S F

Children’s Literature

ENG 240 S F

Introduction to Psychology

PSY 100 S F

Psychology of Work

PSY 150 S F

Child Psychology

PSY 200 S F

Introduction to Technical and Workplace Writing

ENG 100 S F

Life Span Developmental Psychology

PSY 206 S F

Technical Writing I

ENG 107 S F


Multicultural Literature for Youth

ENG 242 S F

Advanced ESL Grammar

ESL 161

Creative Writing I

ENG 270 S F

Creative Writing II

ENG 271 S F

Advanced ESL Speaking, Listening and Pronunciation

ESL 165 F

Advanced ESL Writing

ESL 168 S F

English as Second Language High Beginning ESL Reading and Writing High Beginning ESL Grammar and Communication High Beginning ESL Listening and Speaking


Communication ESL 023 F ESL 024 S F ESL 025 F

Broadcast Arts Internship

COM 240 S F

Journalism Introduction to Journalism

JRN 111


Introduction to Feature Writing

JRN 217 F

Fundamentals of Speaking

COM 101 S F


Interpersonal Communication

COM 102 S F

Academic Skills

Introduction to Mass Communication

COM 130 S F

Student Success Seminar

ACS 095 F

Introduction to Radio Production

COM 150 F

Advanced Vocabulary

ACS 105 S

Scriptwriting for Broadcast Arts

COM 155 F

College Reading and Study Skills

ACS 107 S F

COM 160 F

Critical Reading and Thinking

ACS 108 S F

Low Intermediate ESL Reading and Writing

ESL 128


Voice and Articulation

Intermediate ESL Grammar

ESL 132



COM 183 F

Speed Reading

ACS 110 F

Family Communication

COM 200 S F

College Success Seminar

ACS 111 F

Intermediate ESL Reading

ESL 134


English Listening, Pronunciation and Conversation (ESL)

Nonverbal Communication

COM 210 F

Information Literacy

ACS 123 F

ESL 135


Intercultural Communication

COM 225 S F

Intermediate ESL Writing

ESL 138


Broadcast Arts Practicum

COM 235 S

Student Success: In and Beyond the Classroom

ACS 151 S F



Ancient and Medieval Europe

HST 121 S F

First Year Chinese I

Early Modern Europe

HST 122 S F


The Twentieth Century

HST 123 S F

Beginning Conversational French I

FRN 101 S

African American History

HST 150 F

First Year French I

FRN 111 F

Michigan History

HST 200 F

United States History to 1877

HST 201 S F


United States History Since 1877

HST 202 S F

The Civil War Era, 1845: 1877

HST 220 F

History of the Holocaust

HST 230 F

War in the Modern World, 1500: Present

HST 251 F

Humanities Introduction to the Humanities: Ancient to Medieval

HUM 101 S F

Introduction to the Humanities: Renaissance to Modern

First Year German I

CHN 111 S F

GRM 111 F

Spanish Beginning Conversational Spanish I

SPN 101 S F

First Year Spanish I

SPN 111 S F

First Year Spanish II

SPN 122 S F

Second Year Spanish I

SPN 201 S F

Second Year Spanish II

SPN 202 F



Beginning Modern Dance I

DAN 101 F

HUM 102 F


Beginning Modern Dance II

DAN 102 F

Introduction to Film

HUM 120 S F

Introduction to Studio Art

ART 101 S F

Beginning Tap Dance I

DAN 103 F

Comparative Religions

HUM 145 S F


ART 102 F

Beginning Tap Dance II

DAN 104 F DAN 105 S


HUM 146 S F

Three-Dimensional Design

ART 108 F

Beginning Jazz Dance I

International Cinema

HUM 150 S F

Basic Drawing I

ART 111

Beginning Jazz Dance II

DAN 106 S DAN 107 S F


American Film

HUM 160 S F

Painting I

ART 114 F

Beginning Ballet I

The Horror Film

HUM 185 S F

Portrait Painting and Life Drawing

ART 120 S

Beginning Ballet II

DAN 108 S F

Ceramics I

ART 121 S F

Hip Hop Dance

DAN 111 F

ART 121A S

Hip Hop Dance II

DAN 112 F

Dance Appreciation: The World of Dance

DAN 180 F

Philosophy Introduction to Philosophy

PHL 101 S F

Ceramics I Part I

Critical Thinking

PHL 123 F

Ceramics I Part II

ART 121B S


PHL 200 F

Painting II

ART 125 F


PHL 205 S F

Life Drawing I

ART 127 F

Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care PHL 244 S F

Ceramics II

ART 128 S F


Life Drawing II

ART 129 F

PHL 250 F

FOREIGN LANGUAGES Arabic First Year Arabic I

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ARB 111 F

Art Appreciation

ART 130 S F

Ceramics III

ART 136 S F

African American Art and Culture

ART 143 F

Monuments and Cultures

ART 150 F

Self-Management for Working Artists

ART 285 F

Drama Acting I

DRA 152 S F

Theatre Appreciation

DRA 180 F

Improvisational Acting

DRA 204 F

Acting II

DRA 208 F

Acting III

DRA 240 F

Acting IV

DRA 260 F


Intermediate Guitar

MUS 134 F

Music Production and Engineering

Music Theory I

MUS 140 S F

Arts, Media and Entertainment Law

MUS 147 F


Music Theory II

MUS 142 S F

Introduction to Audio Technology

MUS 170 S F

Jazz Combo and Improvisation I

MUS 105 S F

Functional Piano I

MUS 154 S F

Jazz Combo and Improvisation II

MUS 106 S F

Functional Piano II

MUS 155 S F

Audio Recording Technology (Pro Tools Certification)

MUS 175 F

Washtenaw Community Concert Band MUS 112 S F

Voice I

MUS 204 S F

Fundamentals of Performance

MUS 114 F

Voice II

MUS 205 S F

Beginning Guitar

MUS 133 F

Composition and Arranging for Keyboard

MUS 245 F

Music Appreciation: Our Musical World MUS 180 S F Advanced Audio Recording Technology MUS 275 F Self Management for Working Artists

MUS 285 F

Music/Audio Project and Portfolio Production

MUS 286 S F



Dental Assisting

Nursing Concepts I

NUR 108 F

Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging

RAD 100 S F

Managing Safe Practice in Dentistry

DEN 102 F


NUR 115 S F

Methods in Patient Care

RAD 101 S

Biomedical Science for Dental Assistants

DEN 106 F

Nursing as a Societal and Interpersonal Profession

NUR 122 F

Medical Professionalism in Clinical Radiography

RAD 103 S

Oral Anatomy

DEN 107 F

Medical-Surgical Nursing I

NUR 123 F

Clinical Education

RAD 110 F

Dental Radiography

DEN 108 F

Fundamentals of Radiography

RAD 111 S

Basic Clinical Dental Assisting

DEN 110 F

Medical-Surgical Nursing I: Clinical Practice

NUR 124 F

Radiographic Positioning I

RAD 112 F

LPN Option

NUR 129 S

Principles of Radiographic Exposure

RAD 124 F

Nursing of the Childbearing Family

NUR 131 F

Nursing of the Childbearing Family: Clinical Practice

Radiographic Procedures and Related Anatomy

RAD 125 F

NUR 132 F

Clinical Education

RAD 150 S

Physical Foundations of Radiography

RAD 190 F

Clinical Education

RAD 217 F

Radiation Biology and Protection

RAD 218 S

Dental Materials

DEN 112 F

Advanced Clinical Practice

DEN 202 S

Advanced Functions

DEN 204 S F

Expanded Duties for the RDA

DEN 205 S F

Dental Practice Management

DEN 212 S


Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan

NUR 222 S

Medical-Surgical Nursing II

NUR 223 F

Medical-Surgical Nursing II: Clinical Practice

NUR 224 F

Pharmacology in Diagnostic Imaging

RAD 222 F

HSC 100 S F

Nursing of Children

NUR 231 F

Pathology for Radiographers

RAD 235 F

Healthcare Terminology

HSC 101 S F

Nursing of Children: Clinical Practice

NUR 232 F

Clinical Education

RAD 240 S

Medical Terminology

HSC 124 S F

Mental Health Nursing

NUR 255 F

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid

HSC 131 S F

Mental Health Nursing: Clinical Practice

NUR 256 F

Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) Instrumentation and Protocols

RAD 259 F

General and Therapeutic Nutrition

HSC 138 S F

Medical-Surgical Nursing III

NUR 283 F

Patient Care in Computed Tomography (CT)

RAD 261 F

HSC 147 S F

Medical-Surgical Nursing III: Clinical Practice

NUR 284 F

Medical Billing and Coding

Practical Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging

RAD 263 F

NCLEX-RN Preparation

NUR 290 F

Medical Computer Skills and Electronic Health Records

MBC 185 F

Pharmacy Technology

Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Education I

RAD 265 F

Introductory ICD Coding

MBC 205 F

Introductory Procedural Coding

MBC 215 F

Introduction to Pharmacy and Health Care Systems

PHT 100 F

Pharmaceutical Calculations

PHT 103 F

Prescription Processing and Compounding

PHT 145 F

Alternative Dental Assisting Education Project

DEN 230 S F

Health Science Basic Nursing Assistant Skills

Growth and Development

Medical Office Procedures

MBC 223 F

Medical Insurance and Reimbursement MBC 224 F

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Physical Therapist Assistant

MRI Safety

MRI 101 F

Fundamentals of Physical Therapy

PTA 100 F

MRI Physics I

MRI 110

Introduction to Physical Therapy

PTA 102


MRI Procedures I

MRI 120 F

Therapeutic Procedures I

PTA 150


MRI Clinical Education I

MRI 125 F

Clinical Kinesiology

PTA 180


MRI Advanced Imaging Procedures

MRI 160 S

Soft Tissue Management

PTA 198


Therapeutic Exercise II

PTA 225 F

Clinical Education II

PTA 240 F


MRI Pulsed Sequence, Imaging Options, and Parameters

MRI 162 S

MRI Clinical Education III

MRI 165 S

Surgical Technology Introduction to Sterile Processing

SUR 101 F

Surgical Procedures II

SUR 210 F

Surgical Procedures II Lab

SUR 211 F

Clinical Education I

SUR 231 F

Biomedical Science and Minimally Invasive Surgery

SUR 270 F


MATH AND SCIENCE Math Placement Acceleration Lab

MTH 099 S F

CEM 101 S F

Everyday College Math

MTH 125 S F

Fundamentals of Chemistry

CEM 105 S F

General Chemistry I

CEM 111 S F

Functional Math for Elementary Teachers I

MTH 148 F


General Chemistry II

CEM 122 S F

Functional Math for Elementary Teachers II

MTH 149 S

CEM 140 S F

Basic Statistics

MTH 160 S F



Backyard Astronomy

AST 100 S

General Astronomy

AST 111


Biology Concepts of Biology

BIO 101

Introductory Chemistry

Human Biology

BIO 102


Organic Biochemistry

Biology of Exercise

BIO 104


Organic Chemistry I

CEM 211 S F

Math Applications for Health Science

MTH 167 S F

Introduction to Field Biology

BIO 107


Organic Chemistry II

CEM 222 S F

Intermediate Algebra

MTH 169 S F

Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology

BIO 109


College Algebra

MTH 176 S F

Introduction to Exercise Science

BIO 110


General Trigonometry

MTH 178 S F


MTH 180 S F

Mathematical Analysis I

MTH 181 F

Calculus I

MTH 191 S F

Calculus II

MTH 192 S F

Linear Algebra

MTH 197 S F

Calculus III

MTH 293 S F

Differential Equations

MTH 295 S F

Environmental Science Environmental Science I

ENV 101 S F

Introduction to Environment and Society

ENV 105 S F

ENV Co-op Education I

ENV 174

Anatomy and Physiology: Normal Structure and Function

BIO 111


Fundamentals of Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control

BIO 142




Introduction to Earth Science

GLG 100 S F


Field Geology

GLG 103 S F GLG 104 S F GLG 114 S F

Hospital Microbiology

BIO 147

General Biology II Cells and Molecules BIO 162


Biology Co-op I

BIO 174



Anatomical Studies

BIO 199


Physical Geology

Physiology of Exercise

BIO 201


Earth Science for Elementary Teachers GLG 202 F


BIO 208


Principles of Geographic Information Systems

GLG 276 F

Pathophysiology: Alterations in Structure and Function

BIO 212




BIO 237


Foundations of Mathematics

MTH 067 S F

Pathways to Math Literacy

MTH 094 S F

Foundations of Algebra

MTH 097 S F

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Conceptual Physics

PHY 105 S F

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PHY 111

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PHY 122 S F

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PHY 211 S F

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PHY 222 S F


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The Nature of Science

SCI 101


Physical Education

Yoga I

YOG 101 S F

Applied Science

SCI 102


Health and Fitness Experience

Yoga II

YOG 102 S F

Criminal Justice Ethics

CJT 120 S F


PEA 115


PUBLIC SERVICE CAREERS Child Care Professional Child Development

CCP 101 F

Health, Safety and Nutrition for Child Care

CCP 113 F

Essentials of Early Care and Education: I

CCP 122 S F

Foundations of Child Care and Early Education

CCP 160 F

Working with Families in a Diverse Society

CCP 200 F

Child Guidance and Classroom Management

CCP 210 F

Advanced Child Care Seminar

Everyday Law I: Law and Civil Liberties CJT 154 F Criminal Justice Constitutional Law

CJT 160 F

Domestic and International Terrorism

CJT 170

On the Job Training

CJT 199 S F

CCP 218 F

Criminal Evidence and Procedure

CJT 208 F

CCP 219 F

Criminal Law

CJT 209 S F


Essentials of Early Care and Education: II

CCP 123 S F

Advanced Child Care Practicum

CDA Assessment Preparation

CCP 124 S F

Criminal Justice

Juvenile Justice

CJT 223 F CJT 224 S F

Child Development Practicum I

CCP 132 S F

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJT 100 F

Criminal Investigation

Child Development Practicum II

CCP 133 S F

Police/Community Relations

CJT 111

Seminar in Criminal Justice

CJT 225 F

Law Enforcement Training Part I

CJT 229A S



Custom Cars and Concepts

Auto Body and Collision Repair

Custom Auto Body Technician I

Introduction to Auto Body Repair

Custom Fabrication and Chassis Design I

CCC 215 F

Custom Auto Body Technician II

CCC 250 F

Custom Fabrication and Chassis Design II

CCC 255 F

ABR 111 F

Introduction to Automotive Refinishing ABR 112 F Estimating and Shop Operations

ABR 113 F

Applied Auto Body Welding

ABR 114 F

The Evolution of the Automobile

ABR 116 F

The Art of Metal Shaping

ABR 119 F

Technical Auto Body Repair

ABR 123 F

Technical Automotive Refinishing

ABR 124 F

Custom Painting

ABR 130 F

Auto Body Repair Co-op Education I

ABR 174 F

Project Management and Implementation in Auto Body Auto Body Repair Co-op Education II

ABR 231 F ABR 274 F

Collision Repair Technician

CCC 210 F

Motorcycle Service Introduction to Powder Coating

MST 106 F

Motorcycle Service Technology I

MST 110 F

Motorcycle Service Technology II

MST 120 F

Motorcycle Service Technology III

CRT 203 F

Refinish Technician II

CRT 222 F

Automotive Service

Construction Finishes: Interior

CON 204 S F

Construction Licensing, Contracts, and Start Up

CON 220 S

Cabinet Shop Management and Fundamentals

CON 250 S

Construction Concrete and Masonry

CON 255 S

Engineering Technology EGT 150 S

MST 130 F

Engineering Design Technology Material Processing

EGT 175 S

Performance Engine Technology

MST 210 F


Dynamometer Operations

MST 220 F

Renewable Energy Technology

ELE 106


Electrical Fundamentals

ELE 111


Motors and Controls

ELE 134


Programmable Controllers (PLCs) I

ELE 224


Programmable Controllers (PLCs) II

ELE 254 F

CONSTRUCTION Introduction to Engineering Design Technology

CMG 125 F

Construction Site Safety and OSHA Regulations

CMG 130 F CMG 150 S F CMG 180 F

Automotive Maintenance

ASV 130 S F

Automotive Electrical

ASV 131 S F

Introduction to Construction Management

Automotive Engines

ASV 132 F

Application of Construction Materials

Automotive Fuel

ASV 133 F

Construction Technology

Automotive Transmissions

ASV 134 F

Construction Framing I

CON 104 S F

Automatic Service Co-op Education I

ASV 174

Construction Framing II

CON 105 S

Engine Diagnosis and Repair

ASV 251 F

Contextualized Math for the Trades

CON 106 F

Suspension and Steering

ASV 254 F


ASV 255 S F

Introduction to Construction Technology

CON 108 S F

Electrical and Electronic Systems

ASV 256 S F

Commercial Building Maintenance IV

CON 149 F

Engine Drivability

ASV 258 F

Cabinetry and Millwork I

CON 170 S F

Vehicle Performance

ASV 263 S

Cabinetry and Millwork II

CON 173 S

Automotive Powertrain Systems

ASV 277 S F

Cabinetry and Millwork III

CON 175 F


CON 193 S

Engineering Design Technology Material Science

Construction Management

Collision Technician I

Tools, Equipment and Material Handling for the Trade



Residential HVAC Competency Exams and Codes

HVA 108 S F

Energy Audits

HVA 201 F

Robotics Simulation

ROB 222 F

Robotics III

ROB 223 F

Introduction to Food Service and Hospitality Industry

CUL 100 S F

Refrigeration Systems

HVA 203 F


Baking Science

CUL 104 S F

Hydronic Systems

HVA 205 F


Sanitation and Hygiene

CUL 110 S F

Fundamentals of Baking

CUL 114



Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

WAF 103 S F

Fundamentals of Pastry

CUL 115


Fluid Power

Soldering and Brazing

WAF 104 S F

Fundamental Culinary Principles

CUL 116 F

Principles of Nutrition

CUL 118

Classical Kitchen Operations

CUL 120 F

Modern Kitchen Operations

CUL 121 F


Fluid Power Fundamentals I

FLP 101


Introduction to Welding Processes

WAF 105 S F

Fluid Power Fundamentals II

FLP 110


Welding Print Reading

WAF 106 S F

Fluid Power Motion Control

FLP 225 F

Welding Safety and OSHA Regulations WAF 109 S F


FLP 226 S

Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting and Welding for Ironworkers

WAF 115 F WAF 116 F

Basic Cake and Wedding Cake Design CUL 132 F

Machine Tool Technology

Bakery Management and Merchandising

Machining for the Technologies

MTT 102 F

Shielded Metal Arc Welding for Ironworkers

CUL 140 F

Machine Tool Skills Laboratory

MTT 105 F

Flux Cored Arc Welding for Ironworkers WAF 117 F

Introduction to Dining Room Protocol

CUL 145 F

Machine Shop Theory and Practice

MTT 111 F

Introduction to Welding Processes I

WAF 125 S F

Introduction to Welding Processes II

WAF 126 S F

MEC 101 F

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

WAF 130 S F

3D-Printing: Machine, Process and Innovation

MEC 120 F

Thermal Cutting, Gouging and Weld Repair

WAF 131 S F


MEC 201 F

Basic Metal Fabrication

WAF 139 S F

Numerical Control Technology

Inspection and Testing

WAF 140 S F

Automated Welding and Cutting

WAF 150 F

Welding Metallurgy

WAF 210 F

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

WAF 230 S F

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

WAF 231 S F

Food Service Management and Supervision

CUL 150 F

Advanced Kitchen Operations: Garde Manger

CUL 210 F

Advanced Bread Production

CUL 211 F

Advanced Cake Decorating

CUL 215 F

Mechatronics 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading

Advanced Kitchen Operations: American Regional

CUL 230 F

Advanced Kitchen Operations: Global Cuisine

Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC): I

CUL 231 F

Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC): II

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning I

HVA 101 S F

HVAC Sheet Metal Fabrication

HVA 102 S F

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning II

HVA 103 S F

Residential and Light Commercial Heating Systems

HVA 105 F

Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning Systems

HVA 107 F

NCT 101 F NCT 110 F

Introduction to 2-D CAD CAM Programming and Applications

NCT 120 S F

Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation

Semi-Automatic Welding Processes

WAF 232 S F

NCT 121 F

Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation

Submerged Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding

WAF 233 F

NCT 221 F

Advanced Metal Fabrication

WAF 239 F

Advanced Training and Weld Certification

WAF 290 S

Robotics Robotics I

ROB 101 F

Robotics I: II

ROB 110 F

Robotics II

ROB 212 S

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Pay for school

Items often include: • New student orientation

There are many ways to pay for school—financial aid, scholarships and payment plans. Visit WCCNET.EDU/PAY for more details.

Meet with an academic advisor

WCC students

WCC advisors can help you with determining your major, class selection and degree planning. Schedule an appointment with Student Services in the WCC GATEWAY on our website, or call 734-677-5102. WCCNET.EDU/ADVISING

• Check to see if you have any registration holds.

• Assessment/placement testing

Get answers to your registration questions using the tools in MyWCC in the WCC GATEWAY on the WCC website.

• Make sure you meet the prerequisites of the classes you want. • Planning to graduate soon? Run a graduation audit to see what classes you still need to take. See an advisor if you need help selecting classes or want to make sure you’re on the right track. WCCNET.EDU/ADVISING

Need help? Call or visit the Student Connection. We have extended hours to better serve you! The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted to update and approve the college’s “Assurance of Student Success” board policy.

Student Center building, second floor, 734-973-3543 Monday to Thursday: 8:00am–7:00pm Friday: 8:00am–5:00pm Saturday: 9:00am–1:00pm

The policy, which serves as a guarantee to students, employers and educational partners at four-year colleges and universities, states that all WCC degree graduates will have the knowledge and performance skills required for their major program. It also allows students who meet specified qualifications to retake courses tuition free if necessary. See WCCNET.EDU/GUARANTEE for information.

Gainful Employment For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed our certificate programs and other important information, please visit our website at Washtenaw Community College does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status as provided for and to the extent required by federal and state statutes, nor does the college discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. WCC is committed to compliance in all of its activities and services with the requirements of the Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Public Act 453, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VII

of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Public Act 220 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Facility access inquiries: VP for Facilities, Development and Operations, PO 112, 734-677-5322 Employment compliance inquiries: V.P. for Human Resources, BE 120, 734-973-3497 Title IX or ADA/504 inquiries related to programs and services: VP for Student and Academic Services, SC 247, 734-973-3536 Washtenaw Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 606041411,
800-621-7440 For information about WCC, call 734-973-3300.

The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 is a federal law that mandates the disclosure by all institutions of higher education of the rates of graduation, the number of incidents of certain criminal offenses, the type of security provided on campus, the pertinent policies regarding security on campus and policies that record and deal with alcohol and drug abuse. WCC is in full compliance and provides information annually through various means, including college publications, or email. Inquiries concerning the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act should be directed to Washtenaw Community College, Office of the Vice President for Student and Academic Services, Student Center building, room SC 247, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800; 734-973-3536.


4800 E. Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800


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