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New Student at 50 New start, new career

A Cool Career WCC grad excels in HVACR program

Playing It Smart Winning combination leads to a fasttrack career

Helping Others Stay Healthy New grad can’t stop smiling over her career

Getting Her Start Alumna finds confidence, career at WCC

Welcome to Launch 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 and the classes we teach. More than 20,000 students register for classes at WCC every year. They join us with diverse backgrounds, ambitious goals and real-life challenges. We are here to support them every step of the way. Their success becomes our success, and I’m excited to share with you their stories of personal triumph and achievement in this issue. 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 open-door 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 this winter— 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,

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

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New Student at 50


A Cool Career


Playing It Smart


Helping Others


Richard J. Landau, J.D., Chair Diana McKnight-Morton, Vice Chair Christina Fleming, Secretary Stephen J. Gill, Ph.D., Treasurer

Getting her start


Winter 2017 courses


Program listings


English for non-native speakers


Save time and money: make your transfer plan at WCC


Online classes suit your busy life


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New Student at 50 New start, new career


oug Jarvis didn’t expect to attend college for the first time at age 50. After working as a pipefitter for 27 years, a profession he loved, taking the steps to build a new career wasn’t on his mind. That is, until the economy took a downturn. “At the time, the economy in southeast Michigan wasn’t strong and I had been laid off a number of times,” Jarvis explained. “I was on unemployment and trying to figure out what to do next. I had to support my family.” Jarvis was fortunate that his personal passion was the path to his new profession, “When I built my own gaming PC, I fell in love with computers,” he said. “Even when they break down, I like the challenge of trying to figure out what’s wrong


and how to fix it. I knew right away that working with computers would be my next career.”

First-time student Jarvis began his studies at Washtenaw Community College in 2010 with a goal to finish his degree quickly and affordably. He confesses that as an older first-time student, he was a bit nervous about fitting in. “The first time I walked onto campus, I was scared,” he admitted. “But right away I noticed I wasn’t the oldest person. I did my testing, stood in line for books; I went through all the motions and found it comforting seeing the wide range of ages of the students around me. Suddenly instead of being intimated, I felt empowered.”

The feeling continued to follow him throughout his time at the College and helped him to not only graduate in 2012 with an Associate Degree in Computer Systems and Networking, but also earn his Cisco Certified Networking Associate certificate Landing a full-time job as a field engineer at Beaumont Health System a week before finishing his final class was the icing on the cake. “The way everything fell into place, coming to WCC and making a total career change, it just felt like it was meant to be,” Jarvis shared. “And I love IT just as much as I loved pipefitting. I tell everyone that if you really want to learn and are willing to pay attention and work hard, there’s a lot to gain at WCC.”


Computer Systems and Networking At Washtenaw Community College, students learn about the latest desktop, server and networking technologies. This program has a core of hardware, operating system and scripting that all students must complete. In addition, students select a specialized track in one of the following areas: Local and Wide Area Networking, Microsoft Network Operating Systems, Linux Network Operating Systems, Computer and Network Security or Data Recovery. Learn more at

“If you really want to learn and are willing to pay attention and work hard, there’s a lot to gain at WCC.” Doug Jarvis Ypsilanti

“I’m so happy to have found a way to make a living doing something I love.” Isaac Martin Ypsilanti

A Cool Career WCC grad excels in HVACR program


hile Isaac Martin was thrilled that he had been accepted into a number of four-year universities after he had graduated from high school, he had some doubts about the offers. “It didn’t make sense to go to a university when I didn’t know what I wanted to do for a career,” he said. “I wanted to stay close to home, but didn’t want to lose time in getting my education. Washtenaw Community College was the perfect choice for me. It was close and affordable.” Knowing that he didn’t want to sit behind a desk, Martin decided to give the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program at the College a try. The decision took him to a place where he fell in love with learning.

Hands-on learning “I really liked the hands-on aspect of the program,” Martin said. “Working with the other students on equipment at the College and troubleshooting the problems we ran into was like solving a big puzzle. Back in high school, I felt like I was just thinking about what grade I was going to get. But at WCC I felt like I was more focused on learning the class material.” His passion for learning transitioned him into a lab technician position within the HVACR department. There, he helped other students discover the same love he has for hands-on learning.

“You get a different perspective on life being at a community college,” he said. “One of my favorite things was the age differences of everyone in my class. All of us were there because we wanted to be. It was a great environment to learn in.” That environment has served him well. Martin graduated from the College last fall with his Associates in Applied Science and is currently enrolled in an online bachelor’s program at Ferris State University.


HVACR students at Washtenaw Community College learn to solve problems they will encounter on the job by diagnosing and fixing real, working equipment during class time. WCC training labs have air conditioning and heating units; functioning electrical panels that simulate systems found in homes and buildings; high-tech geothermal energy units; and a sheet metal fabrication shop. All hand tools are also provided. Learn more at

“WCC helped me enjoy learning,” he said. “I’m so happy to have found a way to make a living doing something I love.”



Playing It Smart Winning combination leads to a fast-track career


dam Young knew he wanted a secure and well-paying career and had set his plan to become a certified public account. “Accounting always seemed like a very in-demand field,” said Young. “I figured the best thing for me to do would be to get a degree in something that employers want, but not everyone could do.” He also thought to get his education he would need to take all his classes at a fouryear college, but a meeting with his academic advisor at Eastern Michigan University helped him realize there was a faster and more affordable way to reach his goal.


A profitable plan Young admits that his path has been tough, but rewarding. In 2011 he finished his bachelor’s degree. Last year he graduated with his MBA from Wayne State University. He is currently working towards his CPA. “Taking classes at WCC helped me get my degree faster,” Young said. “Now, I’m at an accounting firm as a staff accountant. I work during the day and study for my CPA at night. I put in the time to achieve the things I want in life.” And it’s the time he spent at his community college that Young says continue to help him achieve his goals.

“Being at WCC built my confidence,” he said. “The class sizes are smaller, the instructors are hands-on and really work with their students to make sure they know the material. It was a great building block for me that helped me get exactly what I wanted out of my education.” “I took classes at Washtenaw Community College while I was attending EMU,” he said. “My WCC credits transferred easily to Eastern, it was more affordable and the classes were offered at times that fit my schedule. I know a lot of students who say that all these options helped them, too.”



The Accounting program at Washtenaw Community College prepares students for jobs with duties assigned to a beginning accountant such as verifying additions, checking audits, postings, and vouchers, analyzing accounts, and preparing financial statements. Many of the classes transfer to four-year colleges, including programs at Eastern Michigan University, Madonna University and Walsh College. If the primary goal is to transfer into a Bachelor’s of Business Administration program in accounting, students should consider the Business Transfer program. Learn more at

“Being at WCC built my confidence.” Adam Young Detroit

“I feel prepared to do my job every day and I really love that feeling.� MaQuelle Chatman Ypsilanti

Helping Others New grad can’t stop smiling over her career


ome kids tuck a tooth under their pillow for the Tooth Fairy, but MaQuelle Chatman had no thought of that. Even as a child, she wanted to help people keep their teeth healthy and attractive. She took the first steps toward becoming a dentist in a predental program at a local four-year university, but it quickly became apparent that she was going to need to have more hands-on experience than was available there. Her decision to go to Washtenaw Community College not only gave her the necessary experience; it also gave her a number of other terrific benefits. “Because WCC was so close to home, I saved time. And since it was more affordable than the university, I saved money,” she said. “Each of

my classes at the university had so many students, it was hard to get the help I needed to grasp the material. The smaller class sizes at WCC allowed my instructors to give students more one-onone attention.”

“The clinic where I did my first rotation loved me so much they decided to keep me,” Chatman smiled. “They were already fully staffed, but they created a position for me so I had a job to go to before my pinning ceremony.”

Chatman said her “best decision ever” was her switch to WCC’s Dental Assisting program in 2013.

It’s a lot to celebrate in just three short years of school, but what does Chatman plan for her future? “I might go on to become a dentist someday,” she explained, “but right now, I really love what I’m doing. Working at the clinic feels just as wonderful as being at WCC; we do the same things that I learned in class. We have the same rules. I feel prepared to do my job every day and I really love that feeling. It makes me wish I would have started at WCC sooner.”

WCC, skills and hard work Her hard work, time management skills and how WCC prepared her to enter her profession allowed her to graduate with a Certificate in Dental Assisting, her associate degree, become a registered dental assistant and land a job.


Dental Assisting The Dental Assisting program at Washtenaw Community College prepares students for entry-level dental assisting positions in a variety of settings. The curriculum includes the required dental radiography classes that allow graduates to expose dental radiographs in the state of Michigan. The program also prepares students for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) examination, which leads to the nationally recognized status of a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). Graduates of the program are also prepared to take the Michigan State Board of Dentistry examination, which gives recognition as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). Learn more at


Getting Her Start Alumna finds confidence, career at WCC


anessa D’Souza needed a home base—a place to plant her educational roots while she grew not only her knowledge base, but her confidence as well. And she knew exactly where to turn.

WCC academic advisor was always there to help steer the way. “I went to my advisor all of the time,” D’Souza said. “She was always there to help me figure out what classes I needed to take and worked with me to put my schedule together. Everyone at WCC was so great and willing to help me.”

“I had heard a lot of good things about Washtenaw Community College,” she said. “I knew I wasn’t ready to attend a four-year university and I wanted to save money for my education.”

Small size, big success

With a goal of becoming an elementary teacher, D’Souza enrolled at the College in 2013. The road to her dream career, however, wasn’t always an easy path to navigate alone. Luckily, her

D’Souza attributes some of her success to the smaller class sizes often found at the College. “When you think of a college setting, most people think about large lecture halls. But at WCC the largest


class I had was around 30 students,” she said. “I work well in smaller groups so that contributed to me reaching my full potental. Being at WCC was like a steppingstone that helped prepare me for a bigger university.” And go bigger she did. D’Souza left WCC with a 3.9 GPA and started at the University of Michigan this fall. It’s a dream realized, in part, with the help of her community college.

Early Childhood Education The Early Childhood Education program at Washtenaw Community College prepares students to transfer into a program at a four-year college or university. The program includes the general education classes that prepare students for the state-mandated basic skills tests for teachers in the state of Michigan. Learn more at

“I was a bit nervous to take my next step, but I couldn’t have asked for a better school than WCC to have prepared me for it.”


“Everyone at WCC was so great and willing to help me.” Vanessa D’Souza Ann Arbor

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Flexibility–Washtenaw Community College offers classes of

varying length and online, during the day, night and weekend, so you can fit classes into your schedule.

Outcomes–Continuing education and training pays off.

WCC training and degrees make a difference in your career and are in demand by employers.

Affordability–Over 40 percent of WCC students receive some

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WCC Winter 2017 Course Listings These pages contain WCC’s winter courses available at the time this publication was printed. Consult for the latest class listings.

Computer Technologies and Business Business Office Systems

Accounting Accounting Practices for Business Payroll Accounting Principles of Accounting I Principles of Accounting II QuickBooks Software Intermediate Accounting I Managerial Cost Accounting

ACC 100 ACC 110 ACC 111 ACC 122 ACC 131 ACC 213 ACC 225

Introduction to Keyboarding Intermediate Keyboarding Advanced Keyboarding Electronic Planning, Sharing and Organization Word Processing and Document Formatting I Database Software Applications Spreadsheet Software Applications I Personal Management Application and Internet Resources

BOS 101A BOS 101B BOS 101C BOS 106 BOS 157 BOS 182 BOS 184 BOS 206

Presentation Software Applications Desktop Publishing for the Office Electronic Forms Design Office Administration Word Processing and Document Formatting II Spreadsheet Software Applications II

BOS 207 BOS 208 BOS 230 BOS 250 BOS 257 BOS 284

Tax Income Taxes for Individuals

TAX 101

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WCC has the programs you want! Washtenaw Community College offers more than 120 different programs of study.

or study for an advanced or post-associate certificate to further your career.

Get trained for a career you can start right away, or get your Here’s an idea of what you can study at WCC. Go to associates degree here and transfer to a four-year institution, to find the full list and to learn more.

Computer Technologies and Business

Humanities and Social Sciences

Health Care


Behavioral Sciences:

Dental Assisting Health Care Foundations Health Program Preparation Magnetic Resonance Imaging Mammography


Addiction Studies

Administrative Assistant

Human Services


Liberal Arts

Business Office Administration


Computed Tomography

Supply Chain Operations



English as a Second Language

Medical Billing and Coding Nursing and Health Science Nursing Assistant Pharmacy Technology Physical Therapist Assistant Radiography


Surgical Technology

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Retail and Business Operations Sales and Marketing

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

Early Childhood Elementary Education Secondary Education

Global Studies Liberal Arts

Humanities: Broadcast Arts Film Studies Liberal Arts

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

Construction Management:

Social Sciences:

Public Service Careers

Human Resources

Performing Arts:

Liberal Arts

Construction: Cabinetmaking/Millwork Construction Technology Sustainable Building Practices

Child Care Professional Early Childhood Education

Culinary Arts:

Criminal Justice:

Baking and Pastry

Management Retail

Culinary Arts

Residential Energy Management

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

Welding and Fabrication: Welding Welding Mechanics

Early Childhood:

Culinary Careers

Culinary and Hospitality Management

Supply Chain

Motorcycle Service


Photographic Imaging and Technology

Culinary and Hospitality

Custom Auto Body Fabrication/ Chassis Design

Science and Math:

Fine and Performing Arts


Automotive Service/Technology

Foreign Language:

Digital Video Production


Auto Body and Collision Repair

Technical Communication

Audio Production and Engineering

Web Design and Development

Advanced Transportation

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR):

Graphic Design

3-D Animation

Automotive and Motorcycle:

Math, Science and Engineering

Liberal Arts

Engineering and Design Technology Facility and Energy Management Management

Digital Media Arts:

Trades and Related Technologies

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Police Academy


Paralegal/Pre-Law Studies

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


Computer Information Systems

Business Management Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity Entrepreneurship II: Starting Your Business Business Law I Introduction to Business Labor-Management Relations Business on the Internet Principles of Sales BMG Co-op Education I Introduction to Supply Chain Management Warehousing and Logistics Relationship Skills in the Workplace Creating the Customer Experience Retail Principles and Practices Business Communication Principles of Finance Transportation and Logistics Purchasing and Inventory Control Management Skills Human Resources Management Principles of Marketing Business Statistics Managing Operations BMG Co-op Education II Business and Supply Chain Analytics Performance Management Project Management Supply Chain Field Studies

BMG 101 BMG 109 BMG 111 BMG 140 BMG 150 BMG 155 BMG 160 BMG 174 BMG 181 BMG 182 BMG 200 BMG 205 BMG 206 BMG 207 BMG 220 BMG 226 BMG 228 BMG 230 BMG 240 BMG 250 BMG 265 BMG 273 BMG 274 BMG 275 BMG 279 BMG 291 BMG 295

Introduction to Computer Productivity Apps Introduction to Computer Information Systems Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals Introduction to PowerShell CIS Co-op Education I Study Problems Linux/UNIX III: Intermediate System Administration, Networking, and Security Linux/UNIX Programming and Scripting I Database Principles and Application

CIS 100 CIS 110 CIS 121 CIS 161 CIS 174 CIS 189 CIS 208 CIS 221 CIS 282

Computer Networking Technology Introduction to Windows Networking Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems Introduction to Networks Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Routing and Switching Essentials Administering Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services Internetworking III: Switches Internetworking IV: WANs

CNT 100 CNT 201 CNT 206 CNT 211 CNT 216 CNT 223 CNT 224 CNT 226 CNT 236

Computer Science Introduction to Computer Science An Introduction to Programming with Java

CPS 120

Introduction to Programming with C++ Introduction to C#.Net Android Programming Using Java Advanced Java Concepts Object Features of C++ Data Structures with C++ Web Programming Using Apache, MySQL and PHP Java Server Programming

CPS 171 CPS 192 CPS 251 CPS 261 CPS 271 CPS 272 CPS 276 CPS 278

Computer Systems Technology Microsoft Command Line Fundamentals Computer Technology I Computer Technology II PC Networking Computer Forensics I

CST 118 CST 160 CST 165 CST 225 CST 270

Computer Systems Security Network Perimeter Protection: CCNA Security

CSS 210

Web Design and Development Web Development I Web User Experience I Introduction to Interface Design Web Development II Web User Experience II Intermediate Interface Design Web Development III Interaction Design

WEB 110 WEB 113 WEB 115 WEB 210 WEB 213 WEB 215 WEB 230 WEB 255

CPS 161

Animation, Graphic Design, Photography and Video Production Animation Concept Development for Animation 3-D Animation I: Modeling Textures and Studio Lighting for Animation Fundamentals of Movement and Animation Introduction to Compositing and Visual Effects 3-D Animation III

Graphic Design Technology ANI 145 ANI 150 ANI 155 ANI 160 ANI 235 ANI 260

Typography I History of Graphic Design Introduction to Graphic Design Illustrator Graphics Photoshop Graphics Principles and Problem-Solving in Graphic Design Typography II Publication Design Advanced Digital Studio Professional Practices

GDT 100 GDT 101 GDT 104 GDT 106 GDT 108 GDT 112 GDT 215 GDT 220 GDT 252 GDT 290

Photography History of Photography Photography I Studio Portraits Introduction to the Studio Film and Darkroom Photography Digital Photo Imaging I

PHO 103 PHO 111 PHO 116 PHO 117 PHO 122 PHO 127

Black and White Digital Imaging Study Problems Color Photo Design Large Format Photography I Large Format Photography II Advanced Studio Techniques Digital Photo Imaging II Portfolio Projects Portfolio Seminar

PHO 129 PHO 189 PHO 204 PHO 211 PHO 212 PHO 220 PHO 228 PHO 230 PHO 231

Video Production Foundations in Digital Video I Foundations in Digital Video II Study Problems Web Video Green Screen I Documentary Video Production Video Graphics I Portfolio and Project Seminar

VID 105 VID 125 VID 189 VID 203 VID 255 VID 270 VID 276 VID 295

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Humanities and Social Sciences Behavioral and Social Sciences Anthropology Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Introduction to Physical Anthropology Introduction to Archaeology Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

ANT 201 ANT 202 ANT 205 ANT 265

Economics Introduction to Economics Principles of Economics I Principles of Economics II

ECO 110 ECO 211 ECO 222

Geography World Regional Geography

Human Services Worker

GEO 101

English for non-native speakers If you wish to improve your language skills to the level of a native speaker, we’re here to help. Call or visit Student Connection, our information High Beginning ESL Reading and Writing High Beginning ESL Grammar and Communication High Beginning ESL Listening and Speaking Low Intermediate ESL Reading and Writing

ESL 023 ESL 024 ESL 025

ESL 128 HSW 100 HSW 200 HSW 225 English, Communication HSW 230 and Journalism HSW 296 English HSW 297 Basic Writing I ENG 050 HSW 298 Basic Writing II ENG 051 ENG 090 Writing Fundamentals I Political Science ENG 091 Introduction to American Government PLS 112 Writing Fundamentals II Guns, God and Ganja: U.S. Federalism PLS 241 Introduction to Technical and Workplace Writing ENG 100 Psychology Technical Writing I ENG 107 Introduction to Psychology PSY 100 Composition I ENG 111 African American Psychology PSY 107 Horror and Science Fiction ENG 140 PSY 150 Psychology of Work Introduction to Literature: Poetry Child Psychology PSY 200 and Drama ENG 160 Life Span Developmental Psychology PSY 206 Introduction to Literature: Behavior Modification PSY 210 ENG 170 Short Story and Novel Human Development and Learning PSY 220 African American Literature ENG 181 PSY 240 Shakespeare Drugs, Society and Human Behavior ENG 200 Education of Exceptional Children PSY 251 Technical Writing III ENG 209 Abnormal Psychology PSY 257 Literature of the Non-Western World ENG 214 Introduction to Human Sexuality PSY 260 American Literature II: 1900 to the Present ENG 222 Social Psychology and Global Applications PSY 270 World Literature II ENG 224 Neuropsychology of Addiction PSY 296 Composition II ENG 226 Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders PSY 297 Children’s Literature ENG 240 Treatment of Addiction PSY 298 Multicultural Literature for Youth ENG 242 Job Search Success Seminar ENG 245 Sociology ENG 260 Journal Workshop I Principles of Sociology SOC 100 Journal Workshop II ENG 261 Criminology SOC 202 Creative Writing I ENG 270 SOC 205 Race and Ethnic Relations Creative Writing II ENG 271 Introduction to Gender Studies SOC 206 Social Problems SOC 207 English as a Second Language Introduction to Gender and High Beginning ESL Reading and Writing ESL 023 Sexuality Studies SOC 216 High Beginning ESL Grammar and Group Dynamics and Counseling SOC 220 Communication ESL 024 Family Social Work SOC 225 High Beginning ESL Listening and Speaking ESL 025 Juvenile Delinquency SOC 250 Introduction to Human Services Interviewing and Assessment Family Social Work Field Internship and Seminar I Neuropsychology of Addiction Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders Treatment of Addiction

center at the Student Center building, second floor, 734-973-3543 or go to Intermediate ESL Grammar Intermediate ESL Reading English Listening, Pronunciation and Conversation (ESL) Intermediate ESL Writing Advanced ESL Grammar Advanced ESL Speaking and Listening

Low Intermediate ESL Reading and Writing Intermediate ESL Grammar Intermediate ESL Reading English Listening, Pronunciation and Conversation (ESL) Intermediate ESL Writing Advanced ESL Grammar Advanced ESL Speaking and Listening

ESL 132 ESL 134 ESL 135 ESL 138 ESL 161 ESL 165

ESL 128 ESL 132 ESL 134 ESL 135 ESL 138 ESL 161 ESL 165

Communication Fundamentals of Speaking Interpersonal Communication Introduction to Mass Communication Oral Interpretation of Literature Introduction to Radio Production Voice and Articulation Advanced Radio Production Family Communication Nonverbal Communication Intercultural Communication Broadcast Arts Internship

COM 101 COM 102 COM 130 COM 142 COM 150 COM 160 COM 170 COM 200 COM 210 COM 225 COM 240

Journalism Introduction to Journalism Introduction to Copy Editing Introduction to Digital Journalism

JRN 111 JRN 210 JRN 220

Academic Skills and Reading Academic Skills Student Success Seminar Advanced Vocabulary College Reading and Study Skills Critical Reading and Thinking College Success Seminar Career Planning Seminar Information Literacy Academic Skills Enhancement Seminar Student Success: In and Beyond the Classroom


095 105 107 108 111 121 123 150

ACS 151

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Save time and money: make your transfer plan at WCC Follow the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) to complete at least 30 credit hours for guaranteed transfer to in-state colleges and universities.* Online classes are also available in English Composition, Mathematics,

History, Humanities and Philosophy History Western Civilization I Western Civilization II The Twentieth Century African American History Michigan History United States History to 1877 United States History Since 1877 U.S. Women’s History The Civil War Era, 1845–1877 World War II History of the Holocaust War in the Modern World, 1500–Present History of England to 1688

HST 121 HST 122 HST 123 HST 150 HST 200 HST 201 HST 202 HST 210 HST 220 HST 225 HST 230 HST 251 HST 260

Humanities Introduction to the Humanities: Ancient to Medieval Introduction to the Humanities: Renaissance to Modern Introduction to Film Comparative Religions Mythology International Cinema American Film Arts and Cultures of Middle East The Horror Film

Philosophy Introduction to Philosophy Critical Thinking Existentialism Ethics Social-Political Philosophy Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Philosophy of Religion Logic

HUM 101

PHL 205 PHL 240 PHL 244 PHL 245 PHL 250

Arabic ARB 122

French Beginning Conversational French I First Year French II

FRN 101 FRN 122

German Beginning Conversational German I First Year German II

*Must meet all college/university admission requirements.

Spanish Beginning Conversational Spanish I First Year Spanish I First Year Spanish II Second Year Spanish I Second Year Spanish II

SPN 101 SPN 111 SPN 122 SPN 201 SPN 202

Fine and Performing Arts Art Introduction to Studio Art Three-Dimensional Design Basic Drawing I Basic Design I Painting I Ceramics I Basic Drawing II Painting II Life Drawing I Ceramics II Life Drawing II Art Appreciation Ceramics III African American Art and Culture Monuments and Cultures Self-Management for Working Artists

HUM 102 HUM 120 HUM 145 HUM 146 HUM 150 HUM 160 Dance HUM 175 Beginning Modern Dance I HUM 185 Beginning Modern Dance II Beginning Jazz Dance I PHL 101 Beginning Jazz Dance II PHL 123 Beginning Ballet I PHL 200 Beginning Ballet II

Foreign Languages First Year Arabic II

Natural Science, Social Science, Humanities and Fine Arts.

ART 101 ART 108 ART 111 ART 112 ART 114 ART 121 ART 122 ART 125 ART 127 ART 128 ART 129 ART 130 ART 136 ART 143 ART 150 ART 285 DAN 101 DAN 102 DAN 105 DAN 106 DAN 107 DAN 108

Hip Hop Dance Hip Hop Dance II Dance Appreciation: The World of Dance Advanced Performance

DAN 111 DAN 112 DAN 180 DAN 200

Drama Acting I Theatre Appreciation Improvisational Acting

DRA 152 DRA 180 DRA 204

Music and Music Production/Engineering Music Jazz Combo and Improvisation I Jazz Combo and Improvisation II Washtenaw Community Concert Band Beginning Guitar Music Theory I Music Theory II Songwriting I Functional Piano I Functional Piano II Voice I Voice II


105 106 112 133 140 142 146 154 155 204 205

Music Production and Engineering Introduction to Audio Technology Audio Recording Technology (Pro Tools Certification) Music Appreciation: Our Musical World Composition and Arranging for Keyboard Sound Reinforcement for Stage

MUS 170 MUS 175 MUS 180 MUS 245 MUS 248

Online classes suit your busy life Taking online classes, accessible from anywhere, gets you college credit on your schedule. You can take one class at a time, or you can choose to fast-track your education by taking several classes that run for as little as 7.5 or 10 weeks every semester. WCC even has entire programs you can complete online. Go to

GRM 101 GRM 122

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Math, Science and Health Health Care

Physical Therapist Assistant

Dental Assisting Preventive Dentistry Oral Diagnosis Dental Radiography Practicum Oral Pathology and Dental Therapeutics Clinical Practice Principles of Dental Specialties Study Problems Advanced Functions Alternative Dental Assisting Education Project

DEN 118 DEN 120 DEN 128 DEN 129 DEN 130 DEN 131 DEN 189 DEN 204 DEN 230

Health Science Basic Nursing Assistant Skills Health Care Terminology Clinical Procedures for Administrative Medical Assistants Medical Terminology General and Therapeutic Nutrition Growth and Development

HSC 100 HSC 101 HSC 115 HSC 124 HSC 138 HSC 147

Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Physics II MRI Quality Assurance MRI Procedures II MRI Clinical Education II

MRI 130 MRI 135 MRI 140 MRI 145

Nursing Fundamentals of Nursing Fundamentals of Nursing: Lab and Clinical Practice Pharmacology Medical-Surgical Nursing I Medical-Surgical Nursing I: Clinical Practice Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Nursing of the Childbearing Family Nursing of the Childbearing Family: Clinical Practice Health Assessment throughout the Lifespan Medical-Surgical Nursing II Medical-Surgical Nursing II: Clinical Practice Nursing of Children Nursing of Children: Clinical Practice Mental Health Nursing Mental Health Nursing: Clinical Practice Medical-Surgical Nursing III Medical-Surgical Nursing III: Clinical Practice

NUR 102 NUR 106 NUR 115 NUR 123 NUR 124 NUR 130 NUR 131 NUR 132 NUR 222 NUR 223 NUR 224 NUR 231 NUR 232 NUR 255 NUR 256 NUR 283 NUR 284

Pharmacy Technology Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians PHT 101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technology PHT 106 Pharmacy Experience PHT 198

Introduction to Physical Therapy Therapeutic Procedures II Introduction to Disease Therapeutic Modalities Therapeutic Exercise I Clinical Education I Clinical Education III Clinical Concepts

PTA 102 PTA 160 PTA 195 PTA 200 PTA 220 PTA 230 PTA 250 PTA 280

Radiography Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Education Radiographic Positioning II Radiography of the Skull Sectional Anatomy Clinical Education Digital Imaging in Radiography Principles of Computed Tomography (CT) Advanced Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Education II

RAD 100 RAD 120 RAD 123 RAD 215 RAD 223 RAD 225 RAD 232 RAD 262 RAD 266 RAD 267

Surgical Technology Introduction to Surgical Technology/ Surgical Patient Surgical Pharmacology Surgical Procedures I Surgical Procedures I Lab Clinical Education II Surgical Technology Seminar

SUR 110 SUR 170 SUR 180 SUR 181 SUR 241 SUR 250

Math and Science Astronomy Backyard Astronomy General Astronomy

AST 100 AST 111

Biology Concepts of Biology Human Biology Biology of Exercise Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Exercise Science Anatomy and Physiology: Normal Structure and Function Fundamentals of Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control Hospital Microbiology General Biology I Ecology and Evolution Anatomical Studies Genetics Pathophysiology: Alterations in Structure and Function Cell and Molecular Biology

BIO 101 BIO 102 BIO 104 BIO 109 BIO 110 BIO 111 BIO 142 BIO 147 BIO 161 BIO 199 BIO 208 BIO 212 BIO 215

Tests and Measurements in Exercise Science Biology of Animals Microbiology

BIO 225 BIO 227 BIO 237

Chemistry Introductory Chemistry Fundamentals of Chemistry General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Organic Biochemistry Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II

CEM 101 CEM 105 CEM 111 CEM 122 CEM 140 CEM 211 CEM 222

Environmental Science Environmental Science I Introduction to Environment and Society ENV Co-op Education I Study Problems

ENV 101 ENV 105 ENV 174 ENV 189

Geology Introduction to Earth Science Weather Physical Geology Earth Science for Elementary Teachers Principles of Geographic Information Systems

GLG 100 GLG 104 GLG 114 GLG 202 GLG 276

Mathematics Foundations of Numeracy Foundations of Mathematics Pathways to Math Literacy Foundations of Algebra Everyday College Math Functional Math for Elementary Teachers I Functional Math for Elementary Teachers II Basic Statistics Math Applications for Health Science Intermediate Algebra College Algebra General Trigonometry Precalculus Mathematical Analysis I Calculus I Calculus II Linear Algebra Calculus III Differential Equations

MTH 034 MTH 067 MTH 094 MTH 097 MTH 125 MTH 148 MTH 149 MTH 160 MTH 167 MTH 169 MTH 176 MTH 178 MTH 180 MTH 181 MTH 191 MTH 192 MTH 197 MTH 293 MTH 295

Physics Physics for Elementary Teachers Conceptual Physics General Physics I General Physics II Analytical Physics I Analytical Physics II

PHY 100 PHY 105 PHY 111 PHY 122 PHY 211 PHY 222

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



Physical Education

The Nature of Science Applied Science

SCI 101 SCI 102


Health and Fitness Experience

PEA 115

Yoga I Yoga II

YOG 101 YOG 102

Create the path to your goals Washtenaw Community College can help you develop a personal path to your goals. Here are some steps to help you make the most out of every semester:

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Meet with an academic advisor to create your academic plan. Register for classes. Check your progress in DegreeWorks in MyWCC (located in the WCC Gateway on the WCC website).

Public Service Careers Child Care Professional Child Development Essentials of Early Care and Education I Essentials of Early Care and Education II CDA Assessment Preparation Child Development Practicum I Child Development Practicum II Working with Families in a Diverse Society Curriculum for Young Children Administration of Child Care Programs

CCP 101 CCP 122 CCP 123 CCP 124 CCP 132 CCP 133 CCP 200 CCP 209 CCP 211

Advanced Child Care Seminar Advanced Child Care Practicum Development and Care of Infants and Toddlers Education of the Young Child with Exceptionalities

CCP 218 CCP 219 CCP 220 CCP 251

Criminal Justice Introduction to Criminal Justice Police/Community Relations Criminal Justice Ethics

CJT 100 CJT 111 CJT 120

Everyday Law II: Civil Law, Liabilities and You Criminal Justice Constitutional Law Domestic and International Terrorism On-the-Job Training Criminal Evidence and Procedure Criminal Law Juvenile Justice Criminal Investigation Seminar in Criminal Justice

CJT 155 CJT 160 CJT 170 CJT 199 CJT 208 CJT 209 CJT 223 CJT 224 CJT 225

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Introduction to Food Service and Hospitality Industry Farm Harvesting and Management Baking Science Sanitation and Hygiene Fundamentals of Baking Fundamentals of Pastry Fundamental Culinary Principles Principles of Nutrition

CUL 100 CUL 103 CUL 104 CUL 110 CUL 114 CUL 115 CUL 116 CUL 118

Classical Kitchen Operations Modern Kitchen Operations Basic Cake and Wedding Cake Design Bakery Management and Merchandising Introduction to Dining Room Protocol Food Service Management and Supervision Pastry Arts and Design

CUL 120 CUL 121 CUL 132 CUL 140 CUL 145 CUL 150 CUL 205

Advanced Kitchen Operations: Garde Manager Advanced Bread Production Advanced Cake Decorating Principles of Cost Control Advanced Dining Room and Beverage Management Advanced Kitchen Operations: Global Cuisine

CUL 210 CUL 211 CUL 215 CUL 224 CUL 226 CUL 231

Trades and Related Technologies: With state-of-the-art labs Automotive and Motorcycle Auto Body and Collision Repair Introduction to Auto Body Repair Introduction to Automotive Refinishing Applied Auto Body Welding The Evolution of the Automobile The Art of Metal Shaping Technical Auto Body Repair Technical Automotive Refinishing

ABR 111 ABR 112 ABR 114 ABR 116 ABR 119 ABR 123 ABR 124

Custom Painting Collision-Related Mechanical and Electrical Repairs ABR Co-op Education I Advanced Auto Body V: Advanced Auto Refinish Applications Project Management and Implementation in Auto Body ABR Co-op Education II

ABR 130 Automotive Service Automotive Maintenance ABR 135 Automotive Electrical ABR 174 Automotive Engines Automotive Fuel ABR 230 Automotive Transmissions ASV Co-op Education I ABR 231 Engine Diagnosis and Repair ABR 274 Suspension and Steering

ASV 130 ASV 131 ASV 132 ASV 133 ASV 134 ASV 174 ASV 251 ASV 254

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Brakes Electrical and Electronic Systems Heating and Air Conditioning Systems Engine Drivability Performance Automotive

ASV 255 ASV 256 ASV 257 ASV 258 ASV 269

Custom Repair Refinish Technician I Refinish Technician II Collision Technician II

CRT 202 CRT 222 CRT 223

Motorcycle Service Introduction to Powder Coating Motorcycle Service Technology I Motorcycle Service Technology II Motorcycle Service Technology III Motorcycle Service Technology IV Performance Engine Technology Advanced Dynamometer Tuning Systems

MST 106 MST 110 MST 120 MST 130 MST 140 MST 210 MST 225

Construction Construction Management Construction Site Safety and OSHA Regulations Construction Graphics Construction Systems

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning I HVAC Sheet Metal Fabrication Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning II Residential and Light Commercial Heating Systems Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning Systems Residential HVAC Competency Exams and Codes Air System Layout and Design Commercial Industry Standards with Competency Exams

HVA 103 HVA 105 HVA 107 HVA 108 HVA 202 HVA 207

Industrial Technology Machining for Auto Applications Machine Tool Skills Laboratory Machine Shop Theory and Practice

MTT 102 MTT 105 MTT 111

Mechatronics CMG 130 CMG 170 CMG 200

3-D Modeling and Blueprint Reading Robotics IV

CON 104 CON 108 CON 141 CON 170 CON 173 CON 204 CON 205 CON 230 CON 275

Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) I Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) II Introduction to 2-D CAD/CAM Programming and Applications Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation Study Problems Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation

NCT 101 NCT 110 NCT 120 NCT 121 NCT 189 NCT 221

Robotics Robotics I Robotics II Robotics III

ROB 101 ROB 110 ROB 212

Welding and Fabrication

Machine Tool Technology

Construction Technology Construction Framing I Introduction to Construction Technology Commercial Building Maintenance I Cabinetry and Millwork I Cabinetry and Millwork II Construction Finishes: Interior Construction Finishes: Exterior Construction Production Cabinetry and Millwork IV

HVA 101 HVA 102

Numerical Control Technology

MEC 101 MEC 224

Welding Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Soldering and Brazing Introduction to Welding Processes Welding Print Reading WAF Co-op Education I Welding Metallurgy Advanced Training and Weld Certification

WAF 103 WAF 104 WAF 105 WAF 106 WAF 174 WAF 210 WAF 290

Electricity/Electronics Electrical Fundamentals Motors and Controls National Electrical Code Basic Electronics Introduction to PLCs PLC Applications

ELE 111 ELE 134 ELE 204 ELE 211 ELE 224 ELE 254

Make experience count You may be closer to a degree than you think! Have you: • Earned some college credits in the past? • Completed specialized military training? • Gained experience from the “school of life?” Washtenaw Community College gives you credits for your hard work if it satisfies our program requirements. You might even be able to test out of certain classes.

If you took WCC classes in the past and left for another institution before graduating, you may be able to reverse transfer credit for your work towards your unfinished WCC program. You might have enough credits to complete your certificate or degree. Get something to show for what you’ve already accomplished. Go to and click on Transfer Credit and Credit for Other Prior Learning.

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


Make the most of your education dollars

Apprenticeships: know the facts Registered apprenticeships help America’s workforce with structured, on-the-job learning and connect job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers.

If I am a Washtenaw Community College student, what is my process to engage in an apprenticeship program? WCC offers support to students who are currently employed by companies offering a registered apprenticeship program, but the college does not sponsor apprenticeships directly. A company must first sponsor a student who is interested in taking part in an apprenticeship. The College can point students in the direction of companies and local trade unions that sponsor apprenticeships and may be hiring.

What areas of study are eligible for apprenticeships? There are registered apprenticeship programs for over 1,000 occupations and that number continually grows. Learn more at:

Save money and get your best value at Washtenaw Community College: • Pay thousands less in tuition than you would at a private or public four-year institution. • Receive the benefits of small class sizes, attentive faculty, top-rate support services and a curriculum that’s always being updated to reflect the changing needs of today’s employers.

Michigan Private Nonprofit Four-Year Colleges and Universities * $25,000

Financial aid can stretch your dollars even further: • Grants and scholarships range from several hundred dollars to full tuition and books. • Loans allow you to borrow dollars that you pay back with interest. • Work-study opportunities can help you make ends meet. Get your questions answered: Call or visit WCC’s Financial Aid office, Student Center building, second floor, 734-973-3523 or go to






Michigan Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities

$10,951* Washtenaw Community College



Apprenticeship is good for business

Helps recruit and develop a highly-skilled workforce

Improves productivity and the bottom line

Provides opportunities for tax credits and employee tuition benefits in some states

Reduces turnover costs & increases employee retention

Creates industry-driven and flexible training solutions to meet national and local needs

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Average full-time tuition based on findings from the National Center for Educational Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 2015-2016 (based on provisional data) Values. 2016-2017 academic year in-district tuition for 24 credits. Source:

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Be prepared when registration starts Not a Washtenaw Community College student yet? Applying is free and only takes 10–15 minutes.

Apply to WCC. It’s free!

Complete an application and obtain a student number as your first step.

Complete the items on YOUR personal checklist

We will call you within three days of receiving your application to walk you through each item.

Items often include: • Assessment/placement testing • New student orientation

Pay for School There are many ways to pay for school–financial aid, scholarships and payment plans. Visit for more details.

WCC students

Get your registration questions answered using the tools in MyWCC in the WCC Gateway, located on our website. • Check to see if you have any registration holds. • 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.

Meet with an academic advisor

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

Need help? Call or visit the Student Connection! We have extended hours to better serve you! Student Center building, second floor, 734-973-3543 Monday to Thursday: 8:00am–7:00pm


Friday: 8:00am–5:00pm

WCC’s class schedule is easy to navigate. Search classes using keywords such as a subject, class name, instructor name, class number or Course Reference Number (CRN). Other tools let you find classes by subject, location, time of day, days of the week and type of class (traditional, blended or online).

Saturday: 9:00am–1:00pm

Experience Washtenaw Community College “Wow, I didn’t know you had…..” This is a common reaction from campus visitors making us sometimes feel like Washtenaw Community College is a best kept secret. Come and visit WCC for yourself and see all that is available to help you meet your educational, training and career goals.

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: V.P. for Facilities, Grounds and Campus Safety, 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: V.P. 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 60604-1411,
800-621-7440 For information about Washtenaw Community College, 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 481054800; 734-973-3536.

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


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