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Fall 2020 Classes

Enhance your sales skills and become a top performer SALES SERIES: Lead Generation: The Effective Way to Attract New Business Effective In-Person Sales Overcoming Sales Objections The Art of Negotiation

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Professional Development / Personal Enrichment Find your class at wccnet.edu/noncredit


liveworklearn 15 Discover the possibilities. Noncredit classes from Washtenaw Community College provide you the opportunity to develop new skills, explore your potential and pursue your passions. There are nearly 200 classes listed in this catalog, all delivered online, including 16 which are brand new this semester. Our top-notch trainers are experts from our community who bring practical experience to the classroom. Whether you’re looking for classes to upgrade your skills for career advancement, satisfy professional requirements or you’re ready to branch out with a new hobby, WCC offers the classes to help you grow your knowledge and build your skills. Simply follow the easy steps to register for classes in the back of the brochure. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Basic Screenwriting 21 Chakras, Crystals and Essential Oils 25 Decks and Fences: Creating the Ideal Outdoor Family Space 32 Feminism and Environmental Peacebuilding 29 Get Organized: Conquering the Clutter 32 Reset Your Knees: A Feldenkrais Method Class 25 And many more: Look inside.

Register online. It’s easy! Before registering for the first time, create your account/profile. Details on page 35. wccnet.edu/noncredit

Dr. Michelle Mueller Vice President Economic & College Development We are certified by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. See pages 5 and 14 for classes with IACET accreditation.


Noncredit Classes Fall 2020

Professional Skills Business Software

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Human Resources Management

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Marketing/PR 5

Creative Arts

Leadership/Management 6

Creative Writing

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Sales 9

Digital Photography

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Soft Skills

Handcrafting 22

Office and Administrative Support

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Health Care, Human and Social Services Ethical and Legal Issues

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Mental/Behavioral Health and Counseling

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Older Adult Care

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Nursing 13

Information Technology Big Data Analytics

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Legal 5

Music, Dance and Theater

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Visual Arts

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Health and Wellness Fitness 25 Well-Being 25

Hobbies and Exploration Food and Drink

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Gardening 28 History and Culture

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Sewing 30

Programming 15 Virtual Reality

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SCECH: Teaching and Education

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Fast-Track Training Health Care and Social Services

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Business, Career, Human Resources and Tech 20

Industry-Based Certifications Workforce Certification Center

Home and Life Computing at Home

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DIY Home Repair

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Personal Finance

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Languages

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Senior Focus

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Motorcycle Safety

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SPECIAL NOTICE Location Index

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Policies / Information 34 How to Register 35

All of the classes listed in this publication are delivered online. You’ll note that some classes are designated as a webinar format and some as an online format. Here are definitions to help you navigate your choices: Webinar (WEB): Delivered online at a specific date and time. Class will be facilitated virtually by a trainer. You will receive log-in information a few days prior to class. Online: Open Registration: Trainer-led instruction done virtually at your convenience.

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Professional Development

Professional Skills

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Become a knowledgeable human resource manager. Develop the basic skills to handle a variety of human resource responsibilities including interviewing, orientation, safety, harassment, discrimination, violence, discipline and termination.

BUSINESS SOFTWARE

BMG 1123 $129 | CEUs: 0.5

31545 Tue, Thu 9:00am – 11:30am

Yvette Adams Sep 15 – Sep 17

WEB

Excel 2016: Level 1 Get to know Excel and how to use its many features as you create and format worksheets, build formulas and use functions. You’ll receive an introduction to charting and also gain skills to maintain and enhance a worksheet, insert and delete columns and rows, and manage workbooks. BOS 1285 $150 | CEUs: 0.8

31511 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Kim Novak Oct 6 – Oct 15

WEB

Take your skills to the next level. Learn how to create formulas with additional Excel functions, work with larger worksheets, build 3D formulas within a workbook, and use data features such as sorting and filtering. Kim Novak Oct 27 – Nov 5

WEB

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act Gain working knowledge of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Explore what FMLA protects and doesn’t protect and learn useful processes for complying with the law and avoiding employee abuse.

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31543 Tue 9:00am – 11:00am

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Nov 12 – Nov 13

WEB

31546 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Yvette Adams Nov 10 – Nov 12

WEB

Strategies for Hiring the Right Employees Discover winning techniques for recruiting, interviewing and hiring top-notch employees. Learn how to define positions, develop hiring strategies, filter applicants, conduct interviews, make offers and onboard new hires.

Excel 2016: Level 2

31541 Thu, Fri 9:00am – 11:00am

Michael Mogan

BMG 1212 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

LAW 1009 $99 | CEUs: 0.2

BMG 1227 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

How can your company capture qualified candidates? Discover the techniques for interviewing and recruitment that lead to hiring the right employees. + Includes added benefit: Coaching session with trainer

— Class participant, Excel: Level 1

31512 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

+ Includes added benefit: Coaching session with trainer

Recruiting Top Talent

‘up’ my spreadsheet game significantly in only four evenings.

Develop smart onboarding strategies for the millennial generation. Learn tips to improve productivity, produce a happier and more skilled workforce, and increase employee retention.

“Excel Level 1 helped

BOS 1280 $150 | CEUs: 0.8

Onboarding Millennials

WEB

+ Includes added benefit: Coaching session with trainer BMG 1218 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31547 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Yvette Adams Oct 6 – Oct 8

WEB

Successful Employee Onboarding How employers handle a new employee’s onboarding experience is an essential component of successful retention strategies. Discover tools and techniques to lower the cost of high employee turnover. Improve productivity and employee engagement and produce a happier and more skilled workforce.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1127 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

31542 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Monica Hickson Nov 3 – Nov 5

WEB

+ These classes offer a coaching session with the trainer. This professional development tool will help you focus on your goals and set you on the road to success. Sessions will be scheduled by the trainer.

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


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Tools for Managing a Union Shop Explore unionization and collective bargaining agreements. Discuss effective management tools and best practices for managing a unionized workforce. LAW 1011 $99 | CEUs: 0.2

31548 Tue 9:00am – 11:00am

Jaculyn Schulte Oct 20

WEB

E-Marketing for Small Business and Nonprofit Organizations* Looking to reach your customer in the digital age? Learn how to leverage social media to spread your message, rally support and increase your revenues. You’ll explore effective sites and walk away with a surplus of new ideas on how to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more to give your business a boost.

LEGAL Advanced Legal Research and Writing Discover advanced and specialized approaches for using the legal resources. Learn how to formulate Westlaw search queries and effectively and efficiently use other online and manual legal research methods for legal writing. Find out how to locate, interpret and use various types of legal authorities, write a legal analysis, draft a memorandum of law and briefcase opinions. LAW 1006 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

Marketing/PR

31537 ONLINE: Open Registration

Oct 19 – Dec 4

BMG 1066 $59 | CEUs: 0.3

Gain an understanding of the key elements of email marketing from building and maintaining contact lists to analyzing the results of a campaign. Learn how to most effectively deliver your messages using this popular marketing tool. BMG 1081 $59 | CEUs: 0.3

Learn the process for ethical decision-making. Explore how to use it in a variety of situations to ensure ethical outcomes every time.

31544 Tue 9:00am – 11:00am

Jaculyn Schulte Dec 1

WEB

Personal Injury for Paralegals Learn the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. Review the negligence theory of torts (the basis of many personal injury claims) and discuss interviewing, investigating and other case-building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal’s success in a law office. LAW 1008 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

31538 ONLINE: Open Registration

WEB

Effective Email Marketing*

Ethical Decision Making for Professionals

LAW 1012 $79 | CEUs: 0.2

Shannon Beeman Sep 21

33115 Mon 6:00pm – 9:00pm

33117 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Melanie Hilliard Oct 14

WEB

Search Engine Optimization Tips Does your webpage appear in Google’s top search results? Discover the various ways that Google ranks webpages and blogs. Learn tips to improve your website’s search engine visibility and increase traffic. Walk away with many search engine optimization techniques you can apply to your e-marketing strategy for your business or nonprofit organization. BMG 1068 $59 | CEUs: 0.3

33116 Mon 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Shannon Beeman Oct 12

WEB

Oct 19 – Dec 4

YouTube and Video Marketing Software Essentials for the Law Office Improve your law office computer technology skills and knowledge. Explore software topics, including time tracking and billing, proper calendar and docketing procedures, database organization, case management and docket control, litigation support, electronic discovery, trial presentation and graphics. Identify and examine the ethical issues of technology use in a legal practice and prepare to work with MS PowerPoint, PracticeMaster Tabs 3, AbacusLaw, Summation iBlaze, TrialDirector, LexisNexis, CaseMap, TimeMap and similar programs. BOS 1024 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

31539 ONLINE: Open Registration

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

Oct 19 – Dec 4

Discover how to effectively use videos in your marketing strategy. Learn the steps to create and brand your own YouTube channel. You’ll explore ways to gain more views and subscribers to bring more attention to your organization. INP 1006 $99 | CEUs: 0.6

Damon Thompson

33111 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm Dec 1 – Dec 3 WEB

*These classes are IACET-approved.

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Real Learning for Real Leadership Assertiveness Training: Getting a Dose of Self-Confidence Develop assertiveness skills and feel more confident. Learn how to create positive self-talk to boost your confidence. Explore coping techniques, how to deal with difficult behavior and more. BMG 1118 $115 | CEUs: 0.5

31562 Wed, Fri 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Monica Hickson Oct 21 – Oct 23

WEB

Business Essentials for High-Performing Managers Gain a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a manager. Improve your decision-making and team-building abilities and explore aspects of information management, ethics in the workplace, overseeing change and more.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1129 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31549 Tue, Wed 9:00am – 11:00am

Equip yourself and your employees with the tools to create a positive and respectful work environment. Learn how to effectively identify, prevent and respond to workplace incivility situations. Take away tips to boost teamwork, improve organizational performance, and strengthen employee morale and engagement. + Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1204 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31525 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shani Penn Sep 22 – Sep 24 WEB

Rick Harkness Oct 13 – Oct 14

WEB

Business Ethics: Fostering a Positive Corporate Culture Explore the benefits and guidelines of managing ethics in the workplace. Examine ethical principles and safeguards and learn how to develop a code of ethics for your organization, perform an internal ethics audit, uphold an ethics program and more.

Coaching and Mentoring Managers Lead and motivate your team to produce positive results. Learn techniques to groom new managers and challenge experienced ones. Explore ways to create a supportive environment that will bring success to the whole team.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1223 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

Yvette Adams Sep 30 – Oct 2

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer

BMG 1117 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

Developing High-Performing Managers

31565 Tue, Thu 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Monica Hickson Nov 10 – Nov 12 WEB

Change Management Gain the necessary skills to effectively prepare and support your team through organizational changes. Learn common best practices and how to ensure successful transition.

31570 Wed, Fri 1:00pm – 3:00pm

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1209 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

BMG 1203 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31530 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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WEB

The early identification of prospective managers and their management track are critical to your company’s prosperity and growth. Equip yourself with the best practices and knowledge to give your new managers–and your company–the best chance for success.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer

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Civility in the Workplace

31526 Mon, Wed 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shani Penn Oct 12 – Oct 14

WEB

WEB

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Developing Positive Corporate Behavior Enrich your business environment with a positive set of values and ethics. Improve team-building skills, communication and trust. Develop a successful plan to promote teamwork and increase loyalty.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1121 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31567 Tue, Thu 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Monica Hickson Oct 6 – Oct 8

WEB

Discover how to use your power and influence to achieve goals, make decisions and lead. Gain the necessary skills and build the confidence you need to become an effective leader who truly makes a difference in your organization.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1222 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

31527 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shani Penn Nov 10 – Nov 12 WEB

Learn techniques to confidently plan and lead meetings that will engage attendees. Explore how to minimize wasting time and run successful meetings that make a positive impression.

31556 Tue 11:00am – 2:00pm

Ziad Al-Hihi Sep 8

WEB

Networking: Making the Most of Your Connections Master the art of cultivating relationships for business and employment opportunities. Explore strategies to improve your skills and increase your comfort level in order to build an effective network.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1229 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31531 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm

An important aspect of management is getting a diverse group of people to work together as a team. Explore proven techniques for creating and maintaining better relationships in the workplace. Learn ways to communicate and work with peers and colleagues that lead to better productivity and success.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1231 $115 | CEUs: 0.4 31528 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shani Penn Dec 1 – Dec 3

WEB

Supervisory Skills Training Between managing your own time and projects, solving and completing tasks with your team members, and helping other supervisors, your day can fill up before you know it. Become a more efficient and proficient supervisor with the information you’ll receive in this workshop. You’ll learn about delegating, managing time, setting goals and expectations (for yourself and others), providing feedback, resolving conflict and administering discipline.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer

Managing Meetings to Get Results

BMG 1226 $99 | CEUs: 0.3

Professional Development

Office Politics for Managers: Creating and Maintaining Positive Relationships

Leadership and Influence: Achieving More

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Shani Penn Nov 17 – Nov 19 WEB

BMG 1236 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

31529 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shani Penn Dec 8 – Dec 10

WEB

Tips and Techniques to Creative Problem-Solving Master effective problem-solving skills to use every day. Explore the steps in the creative problem-solving process including brainstorming, information gathering, analyzing data and identifying resources. BMG 1119 $129 | CEUs: 0.5

31568 Tue, Thu 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Monica Hickson Sep 29 – Oct 1

WEB

Women In Leadership Build the confidence it takes to become a great leader. Discover vital leadership traits and how to overcome common barriers. Learn the importance of developing a professional network, mentoring and possessing business acumen to overcome the leadership gap.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer

+ These classes offer a coaching session with the trainer. This professional development tool will help you focus on your goals and set you on the road to success. Sessions will be scheduled by the trainer.

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BMG 1126 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

31569 Wed, Fri 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Huron Valley Area Code Officials (HuVACO) Continuing Education Units

Administrative Office Procedures: Basics of a Well-Run Office Strategies and procedures are a vital connection between a company’s vision and its everyday operations. Discover ways to ensure that things run smoothly in your organization by establishing clear policies and procedures. Learn the benefits of creating an administrative office procedure binder for quick reference and use. BMG 1116 $99 | CEUs: 0.3

31561 Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

WCC Trainer Oct 23

WEB

Boost Your Phone Skills and Become a Call Center Knockout Improve your phone skills to become more confident in dealing with customers and prospects. Learn the essentials of phone etiquette, scripting, persuasion, selling and closing the deal. Develop the skills to improve productivity and performance. BMG 1202 $99 | CEUs: 0.3

31560 Fri 2:00pm – 5:00pm

WCC Trainer Nov 20

WEB

Customer Support: Going the Extra Mile

HuVACO and WCC Workforce and Community Development offer eight monthly classes taught by recognized industry leaders, exclusively for HuVACO members.

Today’s customer support encompasses the Internet, websites, webchats, and even smart phone apps. The customer experience begins long before a purchase is made. Discover the new opportunities in customer support services via the Internet and how to use these opportunities to your advantage. BMG 1122 $115 | CEUs: 0.5

Monica Hickson

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for their recordkeeping purposes.

Approval by the Bureau of Construction Codes and Bureau of Fire Services is sought for:

Executive and Personal Assistants: Learning the Tools of the Trade

• Building Officials • Certified Fire Inspectors • Building Inspectors • Plan Reviewers

31566 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:30pm

WEB

Master the tools necessary to become a successful executive or personal assistant. Learn what it takes to effectively manage a schedule, organize a meeting, be a successful gatekeeper and more.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1213 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

HuVACO membership is $95 per year.*

Dec 8 – Dec 10

31559 Wed, Fri 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Yvette Adams Sep 16 – Sep 18

WEB

Membership includes tuition for the eight monthly classes and admission to an annual expo in January. *Membership rates are subject to change.

+ These classes offer a coaching session with the trainer. For information or a membership application, please call 734-677-5060 or go to wccnet.edu/huvaco.

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This professional development tool will help you focus on your goals and set you on the road to success. Sessions will be scheduled by the trainer.

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


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Training + Motivation = Success

Lead Generation: The Effective Way to Attract New Business Boost your sales efforts by obtaining high quality leads to move into your sales funnel. Learn techniques to build effective lead generation strategies that will lead to sales and beat the competition.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1113 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31552 Tue, Wed 9:00am – 11:00am

Rick Harkness Oct 20 – Oct 21 WEB

Overcoming Sales Objections Learn strategies to overcome objections and push through to get the sale. Discover how objections can open up a whole new set of opportunities with your clients.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1094 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31553 Tue, Wed 9:00am – 11:00am

Rick Harkness Oct 27 – Oct 28 WEB

TRAINER PROFILE

Effective In-Person Sales

Rick Harkness

Gain confidence in the art of in-person sales. Discover how to successfully connect with customers, move them smoothly through the sales process, and create loyalty that leads to repeat business.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND SALES

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1111 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

Rick Harkness Nov 3 – Nov 4

Rick Harness has had an extensive and varied business career. From being a partner in a local restaurant chain, to launching a career in real estate, to providing consulting services, he’s garnered first-hand knowledge of sales and business management.

“Building a solid base of skills and habits can help every person succeed in a business, whether their role is employee, manager, or owner,” said Harkness.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer

In the classroom, Harkness finds sharing his experiences, ideas and information with students personally rewarding. “Participating in a learning environment is a great way to stay current on topics of interest and to learn from students, who also bring their own knowledge, perspectives, and experiences to class,” said Harkness.

Harkness holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree, with an emphasis on management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and has presented at numerous management leadership meetings and international conventions.

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31554 Tue, Wed 9:00am – 11:00am

WEB

The Art of Negotiation Acquire an understanding of the basic types of negotiation and the phases in the negotiation process. Gain insight into opponents and learn not to settle for anything less than fair.

BMG 1228 $129 | CEUs: 0.5 31555 Wed, Thu 9:00am – 11:00am

Rick Harkness Nov 18 – Nov 19 WEB

+ These classes offer a coaching session with the trainer. This professional development tool will help you focus on your goals and set you on the road to success. Sessions will be scheduled by the trainer.

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SOFT SKILLS

Tap into quality professional development classes with armchair convenience

Business Strategy for Profit and Growth Improve your business sense to influence your organization and provide the additional edge that leads to success. Discover key performance indicators, risk management strategies, and ways to increase your critical thinking ability to become a winning business professional.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1112 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31550 Tue, Wed 9:00am – 11:00am

Rick Harkness Sep 29 – Sep 30

WEB

Communication Strategies for Success Whether it’s a speech you deliver in the boardroom or a one-onone chat with a coworker, learn to connect with others using the right words, tone and body language. Understand the different methods of communication and how to use each one effectively with confidence.

Washtenaw Community College offers hundreds of online classes to help boost your resume with the latest skills and technology employers are looking for. WCC partners with a select group of highly reputable companies to bring you: • A variety of classes for a wide range of industries • Convenience and flexibility with 24-hour accessibility • The ability to work while you make yourself more marketable

Nothing pays off more than an investment in yourself.

BMG 1206 $129 | CEUs: 0.5

31558 Wed, Fri 10:00am – 12:30pm

Jennifer Fansler Nov 18 – Nov 20

WEB

Organizational Skills Gain the skills and learn about the tools that will help you filter through all aspects of your professional and personal life. You’ll improve productivity, better manage your obligations, and grow professionally. BMG 1232 $115 | CEUs: 0.5

31557 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:30pm

Jennifer Fansler Oct 13 – Oct 15

WEB

Secrets of Goal Setting for Personal Success Obtain the skills you need to complete more tasks and get things done. Learn strategies to deal with distractions, overcome procrastination and increase satisfaction in both your professional and personal life.

+ Includes added benefit: coaching session with trainer BMG 1216 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

31551 Tue, Wed 9:00am – 11:00am

Rick Harkness Sep 15 – Sep 16

WEB

+ These classes offer a coaching session with the trainer. This professional development tool will help you focus on your goals and set you on the road to success. Sessions will be scheduled by the trainer. For more information, visit wccnet.edu/noncredit

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Find Your Path to Career Success. Build a foundation with the Adult Transitions Pathways program. Pathway classes help you increase key academic skills and knowledge for college and career readiness. Instruction is learner-centered and will help you earn critical credentials including GED, Microsoft Office certifications and more.

GED classes include: • Teacher-led instruction • Integrated computer instruction • Individual tutoring • Personal and academic counseling • Student mentors • Free GED and Microsoft testing vouchers • Fast track to college enrollment and completion of the financial aid process • Job readiness skills

For more information, contact the Adult Transitions team at 734-677-5006.

TO ALL OF THE INNOVATORS, CREATORS, MAKERS, AND ENTREPRENEURS:

The world needs your entrepreneurial spirit more than ever, and we’re here to help! SUPPORT SERVICES AND RESOURCES:

• One-on-one business resource conversations • Consultations with Entrepreneurs-In-Residence • Market research help • Webinars on current business topics

STAY UP-TO-DATE!

Subscribe to our newsletter to learn about upcoming programs, tips and tools to help you succeed. Learn more at ec.wccnet.edu!

STAY IN TOUCH entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu (734) 249-5880

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Health Care, Human and Social Services ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES Application of Social Work Ethics in Caring for the Elderly

Codependency and Intimate Partner Abuse: Regaining Ownership of Self Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health issue. The role of codependence as an integral part of this dynamic is only peripherally understood and inadequately addressed in most therapeutic situations. IPV victims, regardless of sex, sexual preference or race, have a significant need for clinical intervention that identifies and addresses codependence issues. This webinar will help you teach your clients to recognize the eight early signs of a potentially violent relationship, the dynamics of codependency and IPV, and distinguish phases of violence through examining the power and control cycle.

Learn how to identify, understand and adhere to the social work code of ethics when working with the elderly. Gain an understanding of certain differences and similarities between cultures and belief systems. We will examine different case scenarios and engage in role-playing and discussion.

HSC 4122 $120 | CEUs: 6

HSC 4123 $99 | CEUs: 5

Learn about duty to warn and its legal requirements. We will discuss the current statute, confidentiality issues and privileged communication; common approaches to identify duty-to-warn situations, choices for clinician response and issues on reporting.

Patricia Hall

31503 Wed, Fri 9:00am – 11:30am

Oct 21 – Oct 23

WEB

Ethics and Legal Issues in Mental Health Care Developing an ethical base, one that incorporates the social work code of ethics, is key to proper casework and management and decision-making strategies. This workshop shows you how to properly address diverse legal situations. Involuntary treatment and treatment rights, guardianship, informed consent, subpoenas, balancing legal and ethical issues as a petitioner, court testimony tactics and relationships with the probate court are among the topics we’ll cover. We’ll also review end-of-life/advanced directives. HSC 4362 $99 | CEUs: 5

Michael Mogan

31504 Thu 9:00am – 12:00pm & Fri 9:00am – 11:00am

Oct 15 – Oct 16

WEB

31508 Thu, Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

WEB

Duty to Warn: Protecting Your Client

HSC 4371 $65 | CEUs: 3

31506 Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

Michael Mogan Oct 9

WEB

Human Trafficking: Stealing Lives Identify and address many of the basic issues and questions about human trafficking. Topics include how to identify perpetrators, profile victims, and the emotional and physical indications of victimization. Discuss the approaches, tactics and strategies traffickers use to recruit and maintain their victims in servitude and the reasons they continue to succeed despite heightened awareness. The individual, social and cultural damages of trafficking and how clinicians can help stop it will also be a part of this important workshop. HSC 4381 $109 | CEUs: 6

MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COUNSELING

Michael Mogan Sep 10 – Sep 11

31507 Thu, Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

Michael Mogan Sep 17 – Sep 18

WEB

Bullying: From the Classroom to Senior Living Bullying has come to the forefront as a national and widespread problem, especially in school environments including elementary, middle and high schools. Learn the definition of bullying and examine various types. Explore the characteristics of individuals most likely to perpetrate it and those most likely to be victims of it. Learn how to recognize the signs and how to reduce it, along with identification of prevention strategies. Understand the role social workers can play in the intervention of bullying in the community or within the school environment itself. HSC 4328 $70 | CEUs: 3

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31505 Fri 12:30pm – 3:30pm

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Requirements and Accredited Hours For additional information about class prerequisites, requirements and supplies, and for complete information regarding the accredited clock hours for nurses, social workers, play therapists and other professionals, please visit our website:

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Improvisation for Anxiety Through experiential learning, discover how using improvisation techniques in the practice of social work and other health professions. helps clients gain greater flexibility, resilience and coping skills. HSC 4401 $60 | CEUs: 4.5

33001 Wed 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Miriam Kirscht Oct 14 – Oct 28

WEB

Personality Disorders: Cluster B Assimilate an understanding of Cluster B personality disorders as you learn to identify and handle clients, coworkers and family members with a personality disorder. Discover methods for managing the tactics of these individuals, the pervasive effects of their incidents on others, and the difficulties of preserving one’s own lifestyle and priorities. A self-inventory and assessment of victims and examination of types of substance abuse found in those with personality disorders will be among our topics. HSC 4363 $120 | CEUs: 6

31501 Thu, Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

Michael Mogan Nov 5 – Nov 6

NURSING

WEB

RN/LPN Skills Refresher Class Victim Advocacy Training This intensive online class trains and qualifies you to provide assistance to crime victims. Prepare to work in areas such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers and hotlines, as well as with state and county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. Topics include legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims’ rights, counseling skills ethics, effects of victimization on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships and crisis intervention. HSC 4361 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

31540 ONLINE: Open Registration

Oct 19 – Dec 4

OLDER ADULT CARE Recognizing Dementia, Delirium and Depression Along with the increased longevity of adults in the baby boom generation comes a significant challenge for anyone who works with older adults. Learn to recognize and accurately assess dementia, delirium and/or depression, conditions that often present with similar symptoms but require different plans for intervention and treatment. HSC 4226 $70 | CEUs: 3

31502 Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

Patricia Hall Sep 25

WEB

Review essential nursing skills through videos, case studies, virtual simulations and other modalities of learning. Reexamine head-totoe physical assessment, including vital signs, medication administration, documentation, surgical asepsis and infection control, safety, including fall prevention, body mechanics, and transfers. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the class. This process and certification adhere to the Michigan State Board of Nursing requirement for Certification of Skill Competency. HSC 1049 mandatory fee: $377

Ben Morhan

31510 Sat 8:00am – 2:00pm

Sep 19 – Sep 26

WEB

31509 Sat 8:00am – 2:00pm

Oct 17 – Oct 24

WEB

As corny as it may sound, (instructor) Ben Morhan and your webinar have re-energized me as an RN. The instruction and the testing has made me feel extremely confident that I am able to go out on the front lines again with a solid nursing skill set and knowledge base.

— Kathryn De Grandis, Participant RN/LPN Skills Refresher Class

See requirements and accredited hours on page 6.

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Information Technology BIG DATA/ANALYTICS Core Excel for Mobility Analysts* Prepare for a position that involves analysis of mobility data with Microsoft Excel. Data sets used in the training are drawn from transportation systems management and operations centers, automotive test facilities and proving grounds, transit operations centers and traffic safety engineering departments. The skills gained in this class are transferrable to almost any position that requires Excel. At the end of this class, you will be prepared to take the Microsoft Core Excel (2016) 77-727 exam and the Microsoft MO200: Microsoft Excel (Excel and Excel 2019) exam. CIS 1024 mandatory fee: $400 | CEUs: 6

Clair Dickson

33064 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

CONNECTED AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Excel Essentials for Mobility Analysts In this first of a two-part series, you will be trained through the application of concepts and data drawn from mobility analysis and the study of traffic. You will receive an introduction to traffic operations, signal timing and signal warrants using data sets and traffic counts from sources such as municipal and state departments of transportation, traffic safety and planning departments and traffic management centers. Basic data entry and the use of simple functions, formulas and charts are among the skills gained that will be valuable for support staff and technicians involved in traffic system management. Skills are transferrable to almost any position that requires Excel. CIS 1022 mandatory fee: $200 | CEUs: 3

Clair Dickson

33062 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Intermediate Excel for Mobility Analysts In this second of a two-class series, you will gain knowledge of statistical, logical and text functions, modification of charts, and the use of tables. The skills acquired in this class will be valuable for support staff and technicians involved in traffic system management and will transfer to almost any position that requires Excel. *This and the essentials level class must be taken in order to prepare individuals for the Microsoft Core Excel (2016) 77-727 exam and the Microsoft MO-200: Microsoft Excel (Excel and Excel 2019) exam.

CIS 1023 mandatory fee: $200 | CEUs: 3

Automated Vehicle Localization Techniques Investigate some of the techniques in development for determining a vehicle’s position within its environment. You will receive an introduction to some of the more common methodologies that are solving this challenge by employing a combination of devices and algorithm techniques. ATT 1002 $30

Elizabeth Nofs

33058 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Basics Explore the necessary skills for entry-level employment as an intelligent transportation systems field technician. You’ll learn about the technologies to build, maintain and repair ITS infrastructure. You’ll also receive training in dedicated range communication safety messages and gain a broad understanding of ITS and automotive communication networks. ATT 1000 $50 | CEUs: 3

Elizabeth Nofs

33057 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Clair Dickson

33063 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

*These classes are IACET-approved.

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Applied Machine Learning Learn the basics of machine learning. Finding and creating image datasets using TensorFlow, PyTorch and Fastai generating models for use in object classification are topics we’ll cover. The class will end with the creation of an application that deploys the model to identify traffic signs and road markings. You should have a background in college algebra, statistics and the fundamentals of the Python programming language. CIS 1021 mandatory fee: $400

WCC Trainer

33060 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Mackenzie Benning

VIRTUAL REALITY UNITY Basics: Maps and Apps This entry-level class introduces you to the basic concepts of map application development in Unity. You’ll learn how to add, modify, and manipulate Scenes, GameObjects, audio and augmented reality features in an application. Additionally, you will be able to explain the design process, color choices, marketing considerations, and publishing processes for an application. The capstone project is an augmented reality app that runs on a smartphone and incorporates map data for WRLD3D.com. CIS 4078 $150

33059 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

WCC Alumna Gears Up for Next Generation Automobiles

Elizabeth Nofs

Washtenaw Community College alumna Mackenzie Benning is enthusiastic about her work and the contributions her team is making to support product development efforts at General Motors. As a calibration technician at General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan, Benning is responsible for making sure the instrumentation put on test vehicles — which measure everything from acceleration to air pressure to fuel consumption — is working correctly. In fact, she’s been asked to lead a group of specialists to develop a new standard for calibration intervals that will be used on more than 80,000 pieces of vehicle test equipment at the Proving Grounds. This includes equipment used to develop the next generation of electric and autonomous vehicles. “With the new electric vehicles coming out, we have a lot of new equipment that has to meet new standards,” Benning said. “It’s also interesting how different the instrumentation is for autonomous vehicles. There are sensors for anything you can think of from seeing in front, to the temperature, to humidity, to pressure outside.”

“WCC prepared me really well.” Benning chose WCC after graduating from Chelsea High School. Not long after starting at WCC, she was connected to General Motors for an internship through WCC’s experiential learning program. “My manager says that I was selected because I had already taken several calculus courses, as well as differential equations,” said Benning, who earned a General Math and Natural Science associate degree. “I feel like WCC prepared me really well.”

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SCECH: Teaching and Education

Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers

Welcome Educators!

SCECH 1052 $145

Increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need. Explore the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles, and find out how to help your students learn more.

Earning your Michigan State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) is easy as 1, 2, 3 at WCC. Choose from a wide range of interactive, affordable and convenient noncredit classes you can take entirely online.

Advanced Teaching Online Learn to plan, develop and teach an online class. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. You’ll also learn how to create online audio lectures with slideshows. SCECH 1044 $195

33231 ONLINE: Open Registration

Sep 8 – Oct 2

Earn a certificate for online teaching. From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. SCECH 1043 $495

UGotClass / William Draves

33230 ONLINE: Open Registration

Sep 8 – Nov 27

Designing Online Instruction Explore the online instructional environment. Get tips on envisioning, developing and designing your own online class. SCECH 1045 $195

UGotClass / Dionne Felix

33232 ONLINE: Open Registration

Oct 5 – Oct 30

Examine how to build student success through interaction, and how to give online learners feedback. You will come away with advanced, practical how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion.

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UGotClass / Mary Dereshiwsky

33233 ONLINE: Open Registration

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A-to-Z Grant Writing Equip yourself with the skills and tools to enter the exciting field of grant writing. Learn how to raise funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. Explore how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, organize a successful grant writing campaign, and put together a complete proposal package. SCECH 1000 $115

Ed2Go

33147 ONLINE: Open Registration

Sep 16 – Nov 6

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Empowering Students with Disabilities Learn powerful strategies for teaching students with disabilities. Obtain dozens of tips for fostering the reading, writing and math skills of students with special needs, techniques to help these learners behave appropriately and make friends in your classroom. SCECH 1007 $115

Ed2Go

33148 ONLINE: Open Registration

Sep 16 – Nov 6

Enhancing Language Development in Childhood Teachers, parents and caregivers, discover how children learn to process language and become proficient speakers and thinkers. Learn how to enrich a child’s life by stimulating their ongoing speech, brain and language development in an enjoyable, age appropriate and natural way. SCECH 1008 $115

Ed2Go

33149 ONLINE: Open Registration

Sep 16 – Nov 6

Get Assertive!

Fostering Online Discussion

SCECH 1046 $145

UGotClass / Kassia Dellabough

33220 ONLINE: Open Registration

UGotClass / Travis Allison

Certificate in Online Teaching

Nov 2 – Nov 27

Learn techniques to become more assertive and talk and behave in ways that will result in a newfound confidence. Find out how affirmations, visualization and new perspectives on yourself and others can change your reactions. SCECH 1009 $100

Ed2Go

33150 ONLINE: Open Registration

Sep 16 – Nov 6

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work

Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success

Ensure your classroom’s struggling readers get the help and education they need through Response to Intervention (RTI) proactive strategies. RTI’s tiered interventions tackle the toughest literacy problems with flexibility and creativity.

Reaching and teaching students with autism and Asperger’s syndrome requires a delicate balancing act: understanding how their brains are wired, helping them turn challenges into opportunities, and learning to enjoy the rich perspective they bring to the classroom. Discover the neurobiology behind these disorders and the way it affects students’ behavior, learning and thinking.

SCECH 1017 $100

33151 ONLINE: Open Registration

Ed2Go Sep 16 – Nov 6

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems 1 Do you long for a peaceful and orderly classroom? Discover a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline. SCECH 1021 $115

33152 ONLINE: Open Registration

Ed2Go Sep 16 – Nov 6

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems 2 Deal effectively with serious discipline problems and how to help even your most challenging students. Discover a new researchbased six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems including bullying, fighting, abusive language, stealing and refusing to work. SCECH 1022 $115

33153 ONLINE: Open Registration

Ed2Go Sep 16 – Nov 6

Teaching Students with ADHD Learn from the real experts, children with ADHD, how to help those in your classroom control their conduct and succeed in school. You’ll find out how Kristi manages her behavior, Wanda handles boredom, Harry satisfies his need to move without disrupting class, and Darren aces his homework. SCECH 1033 $115

33154 ONLINE: Open Registration

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

SCECH 1034 $115

Ed2Go

33155 ONLINE: Open Registration

Sep 16 – Nov 6

Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Gain an understanding of how to recognize behaviors that may indicate Asperger’s Syndrome. Learn strategies for working effectively with Asperger’s students and their parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with this disorder. The class is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue. SCECH 1050 $145

UGotClass / Julie Coates

33221 ONLINE: Open Registration

Oct 5 – Oct 30

Substitute Teacher Preparation Understand what is expected of a substitute teacher and how to maximize your value to a school. Discover how to develop a sub notebook, learn the latest techniques in developing lesson plans, gain an understanding of classroom management, and use your own portfolio to assist in teaching. SCECH 1055 $145

UGotClass / David Reilly

33222 ONLINE: Open Registration

Oct 5 – Oct 30

Ed2Go Sep 16 – Nov 6

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Fast-Track Training

HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Professional

Learn how to work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist to dispense prescription medications in a hospital or retail pharmacy and also to work in a laboratory. Becoming a certified pharmacy technician can be the first step toward a career as a pharmacist, nursing assistant or other medical professional.

Clinical Medical Assistants are one of the fastest growing professions in healthcare, which is already one of the fastest growing industries. Become highly skilled in several of the most important aspects of patient care including taking vital signs, interviewing patients, recording patient information, providing point-of-care testing and more. HSC 4432 $4,595

World Education

33373 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

EKG Technician Certification This self-paced EKG technician program prepares you to perform EKGs. You’ll receive information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. A highly interactive course! HSC 1034-OL mandatory fee: $1,299

33120 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

CCI

HSC 1061 $3,595

World Education

33428 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Dialysis Technician Certificate Receive the information to perform as a dialysis technician through this online program. You’ll learn about kidney dialysis machines, how to prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems and maintain equipment. HSC 1037-OL mandatory fee: $1,299

CCI

33121 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Certified Personal Trainer Class Take the first step towards an exciting career as a certified personal trainer. Study biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment use and health assessment to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become a premier personal trainer. HSC 4399 mandatory fee: $795 | CEUs: 30 31535 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm *No class on Oct 31.

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World Training School

Oct 17 – Dec 5*

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FAST-T R ACK T R AIN IN G

Medical Billing and Coding Certification Program Develop skills to perform complex coding and billing procedures. You will learn CPT (introduction, guidelines, evaluation and management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (introduction and guidelines), and basic claim processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements. You will also discover how to find services and codes in the CPT, ICD10 and HCPCS manuals. HSC 1350-OL mandatory fee: $1,799

CCI

Industry-Based Certifications Certification testing at WCC is convenient and accessible. The Workforce Certification Center at Washtenaw Community College offers state-of-the-art testing facilities for over 200 different industry-based certifications as well as State of Michigan testing for licensing.

33123 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Certified Veterinary Assistant Learn to work alongside veterinarians to provide routine care, health evaluation, and treatment for sick or injured animals. Acquire the skills to perform a wide variety of duties including feeding, exercising, and bathing animals, cleaning and disinfecting exam rooms, restraining animals during examinations, administering medication or vaccinations, and most importantly providing affection and a safe environment for every animal in your care. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Animal Care Worker (CACW). This program includes the certification exam. HSC 1062 $3,995

World Education

34037 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Workforce Certification Center Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.

For more information, contact us at 734-249-5920 or workforce-certificationcenter@wccnet.edu.

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BUSINESS, CAREER, HUMAN RESOURCES AND TECH

Certified Event Planning Specialist

Certified Catering Professional Learn the skills and techniques you need to build and grow a successful catering business. The Certified Catering Professional program will take you through all the steps involved in operating a successful catering business including the planning of an event, developing a full menu, managing clients and employees and more. In the two-part professional cooking section, you will explore the cooking principles you need to begin your career in the exciting culinary industry. BMG 1256 $4,295

World Education

34027 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

With Certified Event Planning Specialist training, learn how to effectively and efficiently coordinate and manage all aspects of an event. Gain knowledge for arranging appropriate venues, menu selection, the use of technology, entertainment, decorations and more to deliver a professionally organized event each time. BMG 1257 $4,495

World Education

34000 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Certified Web Designer with Adobe Creative Cloud Web design combines both art and technology. Using Adobe Creative, the cornerstone of the graphic design industry, explore web design concepts, coding languages, and best practices for designing and building dynamic and effective websites. CIS 1031 $4,495

World Education

34025 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

CAREER TRANSITIONS

In Transition? Together we can find a solution The Career Transitions Office at WCC provides employers, individuals and the community assistance with career step transitions. Our career transitions professionals can assist with next steps through an evaluation of marketable skill sets and options for obtaining them, including:

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Personal Enrichment

Creative Arts CREATIVE WRITING Basic Screenwriting Whether you are a screenwriter, film fanatic or just want to learn how to write a movie, this class will help you understand the basics of writing for screen and television. Through in-class examples and out-of-class assignments, you will gain the confidence and practical skills required to bring a movie to life. Topics we’ll cover include screenwriting format, strong dialogue, efficient descriptions, and the business of working as a screenwriter. ENG 4265 $115

33193 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Michael Herman Sep 8 – Oct 6

WEB

Continuing Writing Workshop: Finding the Writer Within

31603 Sun 12:00pm – 2:00pm *No class on Nov 29.

Frances Wang Oct 4 – Dec 13*

WEB

Ethical Wills: Writing a Love Letter to Your Family Traditional wills distill our lives to a balance sheet of assets and liabilities, but they do not fully capture the legacy of our values and experiences, the hopes and dreams that we want to pass down to our loved ones. Learn about ethical wills, or legacy letters, and begin writing a love letter to your family to share now and treasure forever. Families with young children, as well as parents of grown children or grandparents, will appreciate the value of this class. ENG 4003 $95

31601 Sat 9:30am – 12:30pm

Examine the elements of dramatic structure through the analysis and composition of works of varying scope. Gain an understanding of the importance of character development, dialogue, and plot structure in creating a great script. ENG 4168 $229

Do you need help releasing the creativity within you? As we explore a variety of tips, tricks, exercises and more, you’ll overcome barriers and learn to use your own unique voice and writing style. ENG 4163 $259

Playwriting

Frances Wang Dec 5 – Dec 12

WEB

Michael Herman Nov 2 – Dec 14

33194 Mon 6:00pm – 8:00pm

WEB

Telling the Stories of Your Life: Finding Your Voice Through poetry or prose, find your voice and the courage to share your personal stories through your writing. In an encouraging environment, learn tips, tricks and exercises to help you overcome barriers to expressing yourself. ENG 4004 $115

Frances Wang

31590 Mon 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Nov 9 – Nov 23

WEB

Writing from the Heart The most powerful writing comes from the heart. What do you care about? What inspires you? What is special in your life? Learn techniques for writing about the people and things that are dear to you. ENG 4004 $139

Frances Wang

31602 Sat 9:30am – 12:30pm

Nov 7 – Nov 21

WEB

Introduction to Poetry Explore methods of using vivid imagery and strong verse to hone your voice as a writer. Whether you’re an aspiring poet, or just want the opportunity to share your writing with a group, this class will help you understand the basics of poetry and gain the confidence and practical skills required to form healthy writing habits for a lifetime. ENG 4184 $89

33179 Fri 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Michael Herman Sep 11 – Oct 2

WEB

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Aerial Mapping with Drones Discover the technology and science behind photogrammetry; a way of taking photographs and creating maps, drawings or 3D models of a real-world object or scene. Learn how to utilize drones for these purposes and gain an understanding of area and volume mapping concepts. HOB 4033 $89

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Detroit Drones

33083 Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm

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Aerial Photography with Drones

Photoshop Level 1: Basics

Explore the fundamentals of aerial photography in this exciting class that will have you soaring! Learn how to operate and control a drone, understand how to utilize drone photography and the basics of transferring your aerial photos onto the computer for editing and enjoyment.

Get started with Photoshop’s powerful tools and commands for improving the quality of photographic images. Enhance your digital photos using color and contrast adjustments, retouching techniques and creative special effects.

HOB 4032 $89

Detroit Drones

31589 Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm

Oct 3

PHO 4018 $125

Randal Stegmeyer

33094 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm

Digital Cameras 1

HANDCRAFTING

Whether you’ve read the manual or not, here’s where you can learn the language of digital cameras and discover your camera’s most important menu options and features. Explore such topics as resolution, file formats, basic camera operations, composition, building a digital archive and many more.

Broommaking Workshop

PHO 4012 $125

Randal Stegmeyer

33095 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sep 15 – Sep 24

WEB

HEC 4103 $59

Sep 29 – Oct 8

WEB

PHO 4042 $159

Jennifer Baker

33084 Fri 9:00am – 1:00pm

Sep 25 – Oct 2

WEB

Photoshop Elements: Introduction Photoshop Elements offers the full-blown power of Photoshop software at a fraction of the price and learning curve. Work with images from digital cameras or scanners. Correct color, change tonal values, repair damaged or less-than-perfect photos, use layers and prepare images for the web and email. Use the organizer to locate, view and catalog your images so you can easily find them. PHO 4016 $275 | materials fee: $15

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Nov 14

WEB

iPhone Photography Want to become more creative with your iPhone photography? Get an introduction to the best capture, editing and special effect apps available for use with the iPhone. Through a series of exercises, you’ll learn new techniques for shooting, processing and sharing photographs. Explore high dynamic range imaging, panoramic and time-lapse capture, and options for collage, printing and bookmaking.

31468 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm

to learn more! A basic introduction class that opens the door to a whole new skill.

Randal Stegmeyer

33097 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

MI Folk School

“I’m geeked and ready

Ready to step up your game and learn how to make professionallooking photos? Advance to topics such as histogram analysis, dynamic range, controlling depth of field, photographing a moving subject and RAW file technology. In addition to technical information, you will learn what it means to see as a photographer and the differences between a good photograph and a great photograph.

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Discover the art of crafting handmade brooms. Learn how to select materials for and then construct a real broom (whisk broom, pot scrubber or cake tester) with simple materials for decorative or functional use.

Digital Cameras 2

PHO 4013 $125

Sep 12 – Sep 19

WEB

— Class participant, Broommaking Workshop

Soap-Making Workshop Learn how to formulate your own soap recipes, the proper use and storage of lye, and how to mix lye and water. Get to know the properties and uses of goat milk, fragrances versus essential oils, additives, exfoliants, coloring and other ingredients, as well as molding and curing. A list of home recipes, supplies and equipment sources will be made available to you. HEC 4171 $49

MI Folk School

31482 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

Nov 7

WEB

Classes with this symbol are offered in partnership with MI Folk School.

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


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Film Acting 101 Whether you are an inspiring actor, film fanatic, or just want to learn how actors bring movies to life, gain an understanding of the basics of acting for screen and television. Through activities and assignments, acquire the confidence and practical skills you need to work as a film actor. Get tips on auditioning, where to find film jobs, and how to find an agent. DRA 4011 $115 33180 Mon 6:00pm – 8:00pm *No class on Sep 7.

Michael Herman Sep 7 – Oct 5*

WEB

Guitar for Beginners In a relaxed and nurturing environment, learn basic open chord positions, practice changing chords smoothly, strumming, fingerpicking, bass runs and bass progressions. MUS 4020 $159

David Swain

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Creating a Stained Glass Night-Light

Continuing Guitar

Learn the techniques and materials necessary to create your own colorful and luminous stained glass night-light. You will learn how to utilize copper foil and soldering to create structure and stability, as well as aesthetics.

Expand your guitar-playing skills as you increase your knowledge of chords, strumming, fingerpicking, bass runs and bass progressions. Develop the ability to play more complex songs and increase confidence and musicality in your performance.

CON 4238 $69

MUS 4105 $109

31474 Sun 10:00am – 2:00pm

MI Folk School Dec 6

WEB

31514 Sat 11:00am – 12:30pm

Sep 19 – Nov 7

WEB

David Swain

31516 Tue 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sep 22 – Oct 13

WEB

31518 Tue 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Oct 20 – Nov 10

WEB

Spoon Carving All-Day Workshop This quick-start, demonstration class introduces you to the basics of carving spoons from green, seasoned wood. You’ll learn various grasps and carving techniques using high quality knives and a small hatchet or axe. This class is suitable for novices and those with some experience. At the end, you’ll know how to carve your own spoon. HEC 4186 $95

31484 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

MI Folk School Oct 31

WEB

Detroit Ballroom Dance: A Variation on a Theme Learn a dance based on the Cha Cha and created to dance to rhythm and blues music. Originating in Detroit in the 1970’s, this smooth dance style can be adapted to many different types of music.

33110 Mon 6:00pm – 7:30pm

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

Portuguese sailors spread the ukulele and its music to the people in the Pacific Islands who have been playing it for decades. Experience what Pacific Islanders enjoy as you learn how to play this wonderful four-string instrument. MUS 4006 $159

31515 Sat 1:00pm – 2:30pm

David Swain Sep 19 – Nov 7

WEB

Washtenaw Community Jazz Orchestra and Combo

MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATER

DAN 4007 $175

Ukulele for Beginners

Terrence Butler Oct 5 – Dec 7

WEB

Washtenaw Community Jazz Orchestra and Combo is designed to foster diverse community participation, from high school students to seniors, in the merits of community jazz.  The class will focus on standard and original jazz, blues, Latin and world-fusion jazz music. You will experience a sense of performance community while increasing your skills in improvisation and enjoying community service through performance.     MUS 4051 $135 33109 Wed 6:30pm – 8:00pm & Wed 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Watercolor: Open Studio The open studio will allow you to experience the creative process at your own pace. Enjoy the company of fellow artists as we explore and experiment with watercolor. This class is for those with some watercolor experience who are seeking a welcoming space and the guidance of an experienced trainer. ART 4057 $285

Debra Guidot-Allen

31491 Thu 4:00pm – 6:00pm *No class on Nov 26.

Sep 10 – Dec 17* WEB

Beginning Drawing: Drawing in Perspective

VISUAL ARTS Landscapes in Acrylics Learn new skills in acrylics as you focus on landscapes. Explore seasonal and regional color palettes and paint scenes that give a sense of space. You will reference works by the masters and work from photos of locations near and far. ART 4087 $319

Debra Golden

33056 Mon 6:30pm – 8:45pm

Sep 14 – Dec 14

WEB

Beginning Watercolor Get an introduction to the versatile medium of watercolor while learning the basics of mixing colors, using wet- and dry-brush techniques, and sketching and planning paintings. Come explore your artistic talents in a welcoming and supportive environment. ART 4560 $289

Debra Golden

31492 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm *No class on Nov 26.

Debra Golden Sep 19 – Dec 12* WEB

Watercolor: Negative Painting Techniques Negative painting is the practice of painting the space around an object rather than the object itself. Master this skill and learn to view images as shapes and contours to create more depth and dimension in your work. ART 4561 $285

Debra Guidot-Allen

31519 Tue 4:00pm – 6:00pm *No class on Nov 3.

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31487 Mon 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Sep 14 – Dec 14

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Pen and Ink Drawing Learn how to draw in ink using traditional nibs or a technical pen set such as a Rapidiograph. Explore different pen strokes and techniques and learn how to use pattern and contrast to produce beautiful black-and-white pictures. ART 4049 $285

Debra Guidot-Allen

31520 Wed 4:00pm – 6:00pm *No class on Nov 25.

Sep 9 – Dec 16*

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Creative Collage: Mixed-Media Art Exploration

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced painter, learn how to paint subjects from domestic to the exotic. Begin by painting animal silhouettes and simpler forms, move on to detailed and textured techniques including painting a favorite pet.

31489 Sat 1:00pm – 3:15pm *No class on Nov 28.

ART 4065 $289

Sep 17 – Dec 10* WEB

Animals in Watercolor: Painting Fur, Feathers and More

ART 4017 $305

Whether you are a beginner, traditional, or self-taught artist who wants to enhance your art by incorporating more perspective into your work, this class is for you! Learn through a variety of drawing exercises how to draw in one-, two- and three-point perspective. Discover linear and atmospheric perspective, and the history of drawing grids used by the Old Masters, so you can incorporate these tools in creating your own pieces.

Sep 8 – Dec 15*

Embrace your creativity as we experiment and explore a new medium each week. As you sample drawing, watercolor, painting and collage, you’ll learn to enjoy the creative journey. Equipped with a complete portable artist’s studio, gain the understanding and confidence to pursue your art. ART 4082 $115

Kate Whitehouse

31488 Sat 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Oct 3 – Oct 24

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The World of Gemstones Do you know what to look for when purchasing a gemstone for a ring, pendant or earrings? Get an introduction to the fascinating world of gemstones. Learn about diamonds and colored gems, natural stones versus manufactured, the refractive index and the cuts and anatomy of a gem. ART 4073 $35

Reg Williams

31494 Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 6

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Personal Enrichment

Health and Wellness

WELL-BEING Astrology for Healing There are many ways to approach health and healing using astrology. In this introductory class, learn the basics of astrology and how to use it for self-reflection and healing purposes. HOB 4014 $49

Sy Ali

32841 Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Oct 3 – Oct 31

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Chakras, Crystals and Essential Oils Deepen your understanding of the chakra system and how to use crystals and essential oils to support balance. Learn about the seven major energy centers, or chakras, their colors and key traits, oils and crystals for each and ways to promote harmony between the body, mind and spirit. Class will end with a mini chakra balancing meditation. HSC 4452 $29

Michelle Meier

32845 Thu 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sep 24

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FITNESS Making Healing Creams, Salves and Lip Balm

Reset Your Body: A Feldenkrais Method Class Excessive sitting and staring at screens leaves our bodies in a state of disorganization and malalignment. Discover a series of movement patterns designed to reset and reorganize your body. You will leave feeling great, grounded, upright and free of tension. HSC 4454 $69

32849 Wed 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Dale Jensen Sep 16 – Oct 14

Wellness is not just about what we put into our bodies, but also about what we put onto our bodies. We will focus on a handful of healing herbs that you can easily find or grow in your garden. You will learn how to infuse and blend oils with herbs. HEC 4104 $49

MI Folk School

31479 Sat 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Sep 19

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Meet the Mind-Body Connection Reset Your Body: One-Day Feldenkrais Workshop Learn a series of movement patterns to offset the harm of excessive sitting and staring at screens. You’ll feel free of tension, grounded, upright and great after resetting and reorganizing your body in this one-day workshop. HSC 4454 $29

32997 Sat 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Dale Jensen Oct 3

WEB

Discover how our thoughts, beliefs and emotions can affect our muscles, bones and organs. As you explore these inner lines of communication, you will also learn relaxation techniques that draw inspiration from healing modalities like yoga and reflexology. These simple stress-relieving tools can enable you to reconnect with your inner sources of strength, joy and well-being. HSC 4164 $25

Robin Goldberg

31446 Wed 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sep 23

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Reset Your Knees: A Feldenkrais Method Class Discover a systematic approach to improving the health and function of your knees. Learn movement patterns from the Feldenkrais method that can restore a more optimal relationship of your knees to your hips, feet, spine, head, neck and shoulders that will benefit the quality of your body movement and improve your well-being. HSC 4453 $59

32848 Wed 6:30pm – 7:45pm

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

Dale Jensen Oct 21 – Nov 11

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Clarity and Insight through Meditation

Self-Hypnosis

It is difficult to control stress and anxiety when we cannot manage our mind. Mindfulness is a meditative technique to learn how to recognize and reverse negative habitual thought processes, distractions, and sluggishness that impede the development of a stable, clear mind. This class will introduce you to methods for developing mindfulness that are useful in all life situations.

Did you know that Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein credited their genius ideas to self-hypnosis, as did Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for his Cosi fan tutte? Come learn and practice self-hypnosis techniques in this workshop. Find the power to change you!

SYM 4009 $65

Jewel Heart

31452 Wed 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Sep 23 – Oct 28

Senior Focus

HEC 4430 $39

Conrad Welsing

31444 Wed 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sep 9 – Sep 16

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Please note: All Senior Focus classes will take place virtually via online webinar for Fall 2020.

The following centers, conveniently located throughout Washtenaw County, offer classes to all county residents 65 years and older before the start of the semester. Choose from a variety of topics including fitness, visual arts, yoga, dance and more. Contact individual centers for specific class details and to register. Ann Arbor Senior Center

Glacier Hills

1320 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor 734-794-6250 a2gov.org/departments/ParksRecreation/parks-places/ senior-center

1200 Earhart Rd., Ann Arbor 734-929-6781 glacierhills.org

Chelsea Adult Learners P.O. Box 134, Chelsea 734-292-5540 adultlearnersinstitute.org

Chelsea Pines 325 Wilkinson St., Chelsea 734-433-9130 umrc.com/communities/the-pines

Chelsea Senior Center 512 E Washington St., Chelsea 734-475-9242 chelseaseniors.org

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Jewish Community Center 2935 Birch Hollow Dr., Ann Arbor 734-971-0990 jccannarbor.org

701 W Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor 734-822-2117 pittsfield-mi.gov/index. aspx?NID=278

Manchester Senior Center

Saline Area Senior Center

912 City Rd., Manchester 734-428-7628 facebook.com/groups/ manchesterseniors

Northfield Senior Center 9101 Main St., Whitmore Lake 734-449-2295 twp-northfield.org/community_ visitors/senior_center

Dexter Senior Center

Parkridge Community Center

7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter 734-426-7737 dexterseniors.org

591 Armstrong Dr., Ypsilanti 734-483-7700 facebook.com/Parkridge-CommunityCenter-271220362955770

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7190 N Maple Rd., Saline 734-429-9274 salineseniors.org

Ypsilanti Senior Citizens Recreation Ctr. 1015 N Congress St., Ypsilanti 734-483-5014 ypsiseniorcenter.org

Ypsilanti Township Community Center 2025 E Clark Rd., Ypsilanti 734-544-3800 ytown.org/recreationcommunity-center

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


Personal Enrichment

Hobbies and Exploration FOOD AND DRINK Cheesemaking Workshop Discover how easy it is to make fantastic soft cheeses at home. We will discuss several cheeses that you can cultivate right in your own kitchen. Through demo and discussion, you will learn the process of making both mozzarella and chèvre and learn a few recipes for whey (a by-product of cheesemaking). You’ll be provided with recipes as well as a resource list. CUL 4089 $50

31470 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

“It was exciting to learn

MI Folk School Oct 10

how to make different soft cheeses. The teacher was very helpful and enthusiastic.

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Chinese Food: Customs and Culture Explore Chinese food and culture in the classroom, grocery store and at the dinner table. Learn about customs, traditions and stories surrounding food and festivals in China. Discover how to put together a Chinese meal, pick the freshest tofu, the difference between Szechuan and Cantonese cooking and the origin of fortune cookies. HUM 4014 $99

31419 Wed 6:00pm – 8:30pm

— Class participant, Cheesemaking Workshop

Frances Wang Dec 2 – Dec 16

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Knife Sharpening Demystified Essentially Infused Teas Not only are essential oils used for health and wellness, but they add great flavor and therapeutic benefits to your cup of tea, too. Discover the benefits of essential oils and how to pair and infuse them in tea. CUL 4147 $19

31429 Thu 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Michelle Meier Oct 22

Nothing is more satisfying than working with a truly sharp kitchen knife. Learn a simple series of steps to bring your knife’s edge to shaving sharp. While you’ll focus on kitchen knives, you’ll also learn how to apply the same principles to other tools. CUL 4098 $35

MI Folk School

31477 Tue 6:15pm – 8:15pm

Oct 6

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Preserving the Harvest: Lacto-Fermentation Growing Microgreens Microgreens are an essential part of the kitchen grocery. Tiny as they are, these young plants pack remarkably intense flavors, vibrant colors, interesting textures and are absolutely bursting with nutrients. Now you can grow your own at home, inside, all year long. You’ll receive a brief introduction in how to use them, as well as resources for seeds and soil medium. Turn an ordinary meal into something gastronomically delicious with your homegrown microgreens. CUL 4138 $49

31475 Thu 6:15pm – 9:15pm

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

Make the most of late summer’s bounty of fresh produce by learning how to preserve vegetables through the simple, traditional method of lacto-fermentation. You’ll prevent food waste and be able to eat locally all year. The health-enhancing bacteria of lactofermented foods place them among probiotic foods. HEC 4645 $49

MI Folk School

31481 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

Sep 19

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MI Folk School Sep 24

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Personal Enrichment GARDENING Build Your Own Rain Garden During a good rain or winter melt, some homes are hit with thousands of gallons of water that can quickly build momentum and cause flooding and drainage issues, sometimes washing out gardens and flooding basements. What is the solution? The permaculture approach to rain gardens. Get the skills to design and build rain gardens that accept stormwater runoff, recharge your groundwater, provide habitats and food for wildlife (including bees and butterflies), and add a nearly maintenance-free, aesthetically pleasing garden installation to your yard for very little money. HEC 4107 $39

MI Folk School

31469 Tue 6:15pm – 8:15pm

Sep 22

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Rustic Italian Cooking Savor the secrets of rustic Italian cooking in this online series! You’ll receive recipes, training and tips from an experienced Italian chef to make memorable menus with dishes that will make family and friends exclaim buono!

A Taste of Northern Italy: Val d’Aosta Region CUL 4023 31431

Sep 16

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Sep 23

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Christmas Meal 31433

Dec 2

Holiday Appetizers 31435

Nov 18

$45

CUL 4044 WEB

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Sartù 31436

CUL 4044 Nov 4

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$45

Sicilian Dishes 31439

Oct 7

CUL 4044 WEB

Swordfish Roll-Ups 31437

Oct 21

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Thanksgiving Italian-Style 31434

Nov 11

$45

CUL 4044 $45

CUL 4044 WEB

$45

$45

New Year’s Eve Feast CUL 4044 31432

All classes are taught by Francesca Giarraffa, and meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

$45

A Taste of Southern Italy: Campania Region CUL 4024 31430

NEW RECIPES!

Vegetarian Supper 31438

Oct 14

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CUL 4044 $45

$45

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HISTORY AND CULTURE Asian Pacific American History and Heroes

knowledgeable and engaging. I can’t wait to get my garden going using these new tips!

— Class participant, Gardening

Explore the history and heroes of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and celebrate their many contributions. From the first Filipino Americans to arrive in 1587, to the Chinese Americans who built the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, to the Japanese American incarceration in internment camps during World War II, you’ll learn about the rich and broad development of our nation from this cultural point of view. HST 4026 $99

Frances Wang

31418 Mon 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Oct 5 – Oct 19

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Beyond Your DNA: Next Steps in Your Genetic Genealogy Fall Gardening Tips Fall is a great time for planting. Find out how to grow and harvest cold-weather vegetables and plant bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees for bloom next year. Learn how to prepare your garden beds for a long winter’s nap, protect tender and potted plants, and what to do with all those leaves. Discover great plants for fall color and how to clean and store your garden hand tools for next year. HEC 4670 $35

32874 Wed 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Monica Milla Sep 16

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Plant Care and Sad Plant Clinic: Light and Pests

Explore the popular trend of DNA testing for individuals in an easyto-understand casual presentation. You will explore the options and further work necessary to make your testing results even more worthwhile. Discussion and examples of current offerings are key components of this class. HSC 4394 $39

Conrad Welsing

31443 Wed 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 7 – Oct 14

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Feminism and Environmental Peacebuilding

Learn how to succeed at keeping your green babies healthy as we transition into cooler weather. In this workshop, we will focus indepth on proper light for a number of different plant types as well as pest management.

Take an informative and engaging look at feminism through the lens of environmental stewardship and peacebuilding initiatives. Consider how environmental issues disproportionately affect women and girls and how a feminist approach addresses these injustices and cultivates a more nuanced gender perspective to build peace.  

HEC 4243 $29

ENV 4000 $39

32869 Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Kate Whitehouse Sep 19

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Proper soil composition and watering are key to any plant life. Give your plants this advantage as they transition from outdoors to indoors for the cooler seasons. You’ll also learn to propagate new plants using cuttings, seeds and leaves.

32868 Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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Dawn Nelson

32850 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Nov 10 – Nov 17

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Searching for General Tso

Plant Care and Sad Plant Clinic: Soil, Water and Propagation

HEC 4243 $29

Kate Whitehouse Sep 26

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Who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken? Discover the significance of this dish in our lives, the role of Chinese restaurants in American immigration history, and where fortune cookies were invented. You’ll leave with a recipe for General Tso’s chicken and a local Chinese restaurant recommendation. HST 4027 $49

Frances Wang

31417 Mon 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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H O B B IES A ND EXP LOR AT ION

Home and Life

Sustainable Development Goals as Community Guideposts Sustainable development is a term we often hear in the news, but what does it mean? The economic, social and environmental dimensions of development are the theoretical bedrock for the sustainable development goals (SDGs) established through the United Nations framework. You’ll receive an introductory overview of SDGs and how they relate to local community issues. ECO 4020 $39

Dawn Nelson

31455 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 6 – Oct 8

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Welcome to Brazil Whether you’re planning a business or pleasure trip to the largest country in South America, or you’re just fascinated by the area, come explore Brazil! Learn about several aspects of the country’s culture including its history, cuisine, music and celebrations, the distinct characteristics of its five regions, and much more. HUM 4015 $59

Rosangela Lawrence

33101 Tue 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Sep 8 – Sep 15

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SEWING A-Hem! Learn the tricks and the tools of hems, so you can skip the high cost of alterations! Learn several different types of hems including the double hem, blind hem, knit hem and rolled edge. It is not as hard as you think. HEC 4228 $45

Heather Reed

31576 Sat 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Oct 17

WEB

“Knowledgeable trainer on anything related to sewing. ”

Denise Swope

31426 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Sep 8 – Sep 24

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Computer Basics 2: Windows Plus Get to know Windows, the electronic manager of your computer, how it works and what it can do for you. Home practice suggestions will help you apply new skills on your home computer. Plus, you’ll receive an introduction on how to copy and sync files with various devices such as thumb drives, external hard drives, Android phones and MP3 players. CIS 1008 $189 | CEUs: 1.2

31425 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Denise Swope Sep 29 – Oct 15

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Computer Basics 3: Internet Plus Learn how to browse the Internet safely and effectively, download files and documents from the web, and print content efficiently. Get the skills to use search engines to find exactly what you need. Find out how to manage attachments, organize your mail and identify and manage spammers and phishers. Plus, receive an introduction to a variety of communication and entertainment tools like Skype, Facebook, TV online, and more. Denise Swope

31424 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Oct 20 – Nov 5

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Whether you’re thinking about purchasing your first one, or upgrading an existing smartphone or tablet, this class is for you! Get to know your device better and how to use it to its full potential. You’ll also learn how to set and maintain your device, understand app permissions, learn hidden features, and more. CIS 4289 $189

Denise Swope

31421 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Dec 1 – Dec 17

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Heather Reed

31580 Sat 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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Exploring Smartphones and Tablets

No need to feel frustrated or afraid of stretchy fabric. With a few tips and tricks, you’ll be ready to fall in love with this easy-make, easy-wear style. Bring your own sewing machine and use it to get professional results.

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Want to become computer literate? If you have limited computer skills or computer anxiety, this class is for you. There’s a special focus on computer terms and setting up Windows to make it easier for the new learner to use. In addition, home practice suggestions will help you set up effective home computing.

Sewing with Knits

Computer Basics 1: Getting Started with Your Windows Computer

CIS 1009 $189

— Class participant, Sewing

HEC 4256 $45

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H O ME A N D L IFE

“I was able to finally

WCC offers the basic rider, returning rider and advanced rider classes. • New riders: Learn to ride and earn your endorsement in the basic rider class where you’ll ride WCC’s motorcycles.

• Experienced but unlicensed riders: Earn your endorsement in the one-day returning rider class where you’ll ride your own motorcycle.

— Class participant, Managing Your Gmail

Introduction to Google Drive and Docs In this class, you will learn how to use your Gmail account to access your free service from Google that allows you to store files online and access them anywhere on any of your mobile devices. Google Drive also gives you access to free web-based applications for creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. Learn how to upload and create files, view, manage and organize them in the interface.

31422 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 1:00pm

Denise Swope Nov 17 – Nov 19

Personal Enrichment

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

understand how Gmail works. The class was interactive and there was so much learning going on!

CIS 4047 $95

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• Licensed and experienced riders: Enhance your skills with the advanced rider class where you’ll ride your own motorcycle. Class tuition for all classes is only $50. Motorcycle safety classes receive funding from an annual grant from the Michigan Department of State. Michigan’s motorcyclists provide the money for the grant funding via fees on their motorcycle operator endorsements and license plates.

Managing Your Gmail Learn the basics of composing, sending and replying to messages with Gmail. Discover ways to organize your inbox so you can find messages when you need them, and how to search and use shortcuts to work most effectively with Gmail. CIS 4046 $95

31423 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 1:00pm

Denise Swope Nov 10 – Nov 12

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DIY HOME REPAIR Bathroom Remodeling: Affordable Luxury Remodeling your bathroom can make your private space a haven and add value to your home. Learn about remodeling basics from a licensed builder. We’ll cover design, lighting, plumbing, ventilation, vanities and fixtures, sinks and counters, showers and tubs, and tile and flooring. CON 4690 $39

31412 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Steven Bredernitz Sep 24

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PERSONAL FINANCE Financial Literacy for Millennials Many Millennials and Gen Xers face common financial challenges. In this multisession workshop, learn strategies and tactics for tackling a number of these issues. Discover how to manage student loan debt and create a debt management plan. You will also learn about financial goal setting and the basics of investing.

Create an outdoor space for relaxing, grilling and entertaining, while keeping Fido and the kids inside the yard. Learn from a builder and building inspector about common issues that come up when building a deck and a privacy fence.

Steven Bredernitz

32851 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Nov 19

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Get Organized: Conquering the Clutter Does the clutter in your home stress you out? Do you wish for a clear kitchen counter without piles of paper? Discover proven tips and techniques for maximizing the areas in your house based on your individual vision and goals. Learn easy-to-implement systems that will leave you feeling more relaxed and give you back more time to spend with your family. HEC 4235 $75

Holly Southerland

33177 Mon 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sep 14 – Oct 5

WEB

Home Improvement and Preventative Maintenance

CON 4565 $59

Steven Bredernitz

31413 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Oct 8 – Oct 15

WEB

Whether you’re a renter or an investor in rental property, become familiar with home safety issues and the International Property Maintenance Code. Learn from a Michigan building inspector and licensed builder how to find or provide a safe and livable space. RES 4007 $39

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31411 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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How we manage our money is a topic that makes many of us uncomfortable. Often, because we’re embarrassed, we hesitate to seek help. In this class, you’ll learn how to take a proactive, intentional approach to financial goal achievement as well as how to “create” money by becoming mindful of your spending habits.

FIN 4005 $59

Ellen Abramson

31440 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Sep 10 – Sep 17

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Passport to Retirement Acquire a comprehensive understanding of your retirement and learn step-by-step the seven key areas of the retirement process. Find out how to define and create your retirement, assess the cost, evaluate income sources, invest for the future, protect your health and wealth, receive retirement plan distributions and do legacy planning.

FIN 4012 $25

Ryan Malloch

33173 Tue 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Sep 15

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33174 Fri 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Sep 25

WEB

Make sense of Social Security claiming strategies including how married couples can enhance lifetime spousal and survivor benefits. Learn about “file and suspend”, the “do-over” and “start-stop-restart” strategies. Discover the pros and cons of when and how to collect Social Security benefits, strategies to help you maximize benefits, challenges that Social Security faces and what you can expect. BMG 5184 $19

Ryan Malloch

31456 Thu 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Oct 15

WEB

31499 Tue 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Oct 20

WEB

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Rental Property Basics

Nov 17

Savvy Social Security Planning

Protect your investment by learning the nuts and bolts of home maintenance. Explore everything from ways to assess a problem, how to determine if you have the skills to fix it, and which tools to use for particular tasks. Examine seasonal checklists, safety issues, plumbing, electrical, basic caulking techniques and maintenance. You’ve insured your home, now ensure that it will continue to provide you shelter, comfort and enjoyment for years to come.

Rick Harkness

31493 Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Financial Power: How to Dump Debt, Build Wealth and Take Charge of Your Money

Decks and Fences: Creating the Ideal Outdoor Family Space

CON 1725 $35

FIN 4013 $29

Nov 5

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Learn about the basics of estate planning, including Wills, Trusts, powers of attorney, and guardianship, from a practicing attorney. Explore ways to transfer your property outside of probate. Gain the knowledge necessary to create your own estate plan. LAW 4015 $65

Virginia Cardwell

31459 Tue 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Oct 6 – Oct 20

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Personal Enrichment

Learning a new language is fun and allows you to communicate with people from other countries. It also opens your mind to understanding different cultures and viewpoints, enhances your understanding of the world and can even improve your cognitive functions.

Languages

Want to learn more about talking the talk? Visit wccnet.edu/noncredit.

Chinese Language and Culture Focus: Tones, greetings, numbers, food and drink CHN 4000 $255

Frances Wang

31604 Wed 6:00pm – 8:30pm Sep 30 – Nov 18

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Gregorio Melean

32852 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm Sep 12 – Nov 21* *No class on Oct 10.

WEB

Conversational Spanish 2: Navigation and Virtual Communications Focus: Email and phone etiquette, giving directions, common action verbs SPN 1050 $229

SPN 4003 $209

FRN 4015 $229

Gregorio Melean

Susan Wenzinger

33072 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm Sep 12 – Nov 21* *No class on Oct 31.

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German: Level 1

Focus: For beginners- greetings, home and household, colors, time and dates SPN 1000 $229

Focus: Daily travels, dining and shopping, entertainment, irregular verbs

Focus: Shopping and restaurants, food and clothing, adverbs and reflexive/irregular verbs

32862 Tue 6:30pm – 8:30pm Sep 15 – Nov 3

Conversational Spanish 1: Accelerated

French: Level 2

Conversational Spanish 3A: Food, Fashion and Fun

Gregorio Melean

32853 Wed 6:30pm – 8:30pm Sep 16 – Dec 2* WEB *No class on Nov 11, Nov 25.

Conversational Spanish 4: Accelerated

Focus: Numbers, money and time, greetings, dining out

Focus: Improve listening comprehension and word structure for those who can already hold a basic conversation SPN 4006 $229

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Susan Wenzinger

33070 Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm Sep 12 – Nov 21* *No class on Oct 31.

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Petra Beierling

33092 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm Sep 19 – Nov 21

Focus: People and greetings, countries and culture Kenji Yano

32870 Sat 1:00pm – 3:00pm Sep 19 – Nov 21

SPANISH

Whatever the reason, exploring the Spanish language with Gregario is a true adventure.

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Russian for Travelers

Gregorio Melean has been teaching Spanish at Washtenaw Community College since 2011. A native of Venezuela, Melean’s approach to teaching Spanish begins with listening comprehension. “It’s necessary to understand what others say to start a conversation,” says Melean. From there he guides students on to extended vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar rules. Having been educated in chemistry, Melean applies his same analytical mind to language. He believes that every expression in Spanish has a reason. It can be evident, such as one found in grammar rules, or not so evident with an unexplained origin from centuries ago.

WEB

Japanese: Level 1

JPN 4000 $225

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German Intermediate Conversation Class

GRM 4001 $229

Focus: For beginners- people, world travel, time and numbers, food

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33093 Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm Sep 19 – Nov 21

Focus: Weather and seasons, restaurants and travel

French: Level 1

Gregorio Melean

Petra Beierling

Gregorio Melean

32865 Mon 6:30pm – 8:30pm Sep 14 – Nov 23* *No class on Oct 12.

FRN 4005 $229

GRM 4000 $229

Focus: Alphabet, greetings, food and dining, occupations RUS 4004 $119

Natalie Alexandrova

33091 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm Sep 5 – Nov 7

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I am much more confident when I speak in Spanish.

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Policies / Information Class Drop/Refund Policy: Drops are accepted up to

the start of the first class. No refunds are given, for any reason, once the class starts. Mandatory fees will only be refunded if a class is dropped at least 72 hours prior to the start of the first class. To request a drop from a class: • If you registered online or in person, contact our offices at 734-677-5060 or ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu. • If you registered by mail, include your full name, address, class title, class number and class ID, and send your request to Division of Economic and Community Development, ML 104, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800.

CHI

Chippewa Tennis and Swim Club

DIX

Dixboro United Methodist Church

HAR

Harriet Street Center

MAI

Main Campus

MIF

MI Folk School

MOR

Morris Lawrence Building

PAR

Parkridge Community Center

TRI

Trinity Lutheran Church

WIL

Willow Run Airport

Location Index

Cancellations: Washtenaw Community College reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class that does not meet minimum paid enrollment. Participants will be notified of cancellations via email or phone.

Mandatory Fees: Some classes require additional fees for

supplies or materials. These are noted in the class details. All mandatory fees must be paid at the time of registration. Check website for the most up-to-date fee information.

Location and Parking: A majority of classes are held on the main campus of WCC. The locations of off-campus classes are in the class details. Parking on campus is now easier than ever with the new, centrally located parking structure. For additional parking info and directions, visit wccnet.edu/about-us/visiting/.

What is a CEU? A CEU (continuing education unit) is a

national measurement unit. One CEU equals ten classroom or equivalent hours, and is used to record, transfer and recognize participation in noncredit learning experiences.

Mailing List Statement: 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 data base. WCC obtains mailing lists/ data from many sources and cannot guarantee you will be eliminated from every mailing.

Emeritus Scholarship:

In order to be granted emeritus status, you must follow these steps prior to registering for your first class: Confirm that you are an in-district resident and that you are 65 years of age by January 1, 2020, by bringing your driver’s license or state-issued photo ID to Student Connection on WCC campus. To register online with the scholarship, please contact our offices at 734-677-5060 and we will apply the scholarship to your tuition for noncredit classes. Please note that the emeritus scholarship does not apply to mandatory class fees. 

Nonprofit Agency Scholarship:

This scholarship provides payment for tuition (only) of agency-approved Economic and Community Development noncredit classes. Submit an application each semester for each class you plan to attend. You must complete all items on this checklist to qualify: 1) You must be a permanent employee of a nonprofit agency (permanent position) in Washtenaw County; 2) Submit the nonprofit agency scholarship application, complete with supervisor approved class(es) and signature, ten business days before start of class; 3) You must attend all class sessions and complete all class requirements. If the class is not successfully completed, you (or your agency) may be billed for the full tuition amount of the class and/or have your scholarship discontinued; 4) You must submit your completed application form with a copy of your agency’s 501(c)3 documentation no later than ten business days before the start of class. Information/application: Go to wccnet.edu/workforce-development, or contact Eric Penrose at epenrose@wccnet.edu or 734-677-5027.

Accreditations: • Washtenaw Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411, 800-621-7440, ncahlc.org. Contact 734-973-3300 for information about Washtenaw Community College. • Washtenaw Community College’s Economic and Community Development Division is a certified provider of CEUs accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices.

WCC Board of Trustees

ADA/EEO/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Statements: 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. Employment compliance inquiries should be directed to the VP of Human Resources, Room 120 in the Business Education building, 734-973-3497. Facility access inquiries should be directed to the VP for Facilities, Grounds and Campus Safety, Room PO112, Plant Operations Building, 734-677-5322. Title IX or ADA/504 inquiries related to programs and services should be directed to the VP for Student and Academic Services, Room SC 247, Student Center Building, 734-973-3536.

Christina Fleming, Chair Bill Milliken Jr., Vice Chair Angela Davis, Secretary David DeVarti, Treasurer Ruth Hatcher Richard J. Landau, J.D. Diana McKnight-Morton

Title II Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act Compliance Statement: The Student Right-to-Know and Campus

Rose B. Bellanca, Ed.D., WCC President WCC is a smoke-free campus. This schedule was designed and produced by Public Relations and Marketing Services. Rev: 7/20

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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, wccnet.edu 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, Room SC 247, Student Center Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800, 734-973-3536. If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate, contact Learning Support Services (LSS) at 734-973-3342 to request accommodations at least 72 hours in advance.

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


Questions? 734-677-5060

ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu

Three Easy Ways to Register Mail-in*

Register and pay by credit card.

wccnet.edu/noncredit

Walk-in* Student Center Building

Send completed registration form with check or money order (payable to Washtenaw Community College) to:

WCC Main Campus 4800 East Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800 Payment by check (including all fees) is due at the time of registration.

Professional Development Registration Student Records, SC 203 Washtenaw Community College 4800 East Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800

• Before registering online for the first time, you must create a student profile. • Household profiles allow a single family account so that adults can register children for youth programs. For more information on household profiles, please call our office at 734-677-5060.

for online classes and those with a coupon must register online at wccnet.edu/noncredit.

• No credit card payment options are available for mail-in registration.

• To find classes, click All Classes on the Browse menu to select a subcategory. Click on class title to see descriptions.

Third-Party Pay

• Deadline for mail-in registration is seven business days prior to the first class.

• To register for a class, click Add to Cart, enter your credit card payment information and print your receipt.

REGISTRATION FORM

*NOTE: Participants who are registering

• Only registrations accompanied by full payment will be processed.

Call 734-677-5060 to learn how companies can pay for employees to attend classes.

• Mail-in registration does not guarantee a seat in the class.

Detach and send with payment.

Please print.

Name / Last ______________________________________________________________ First ______________________________________ Middle ______________________________________ WCC Student ID # ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth

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/ _______ / __________

Mailing Address _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________________________________________________ State _____________________________________ Zip Code ___________________________________ Phone _____________________________________________________________________ Email Address __________________________________________________________________________

Are you Hispanic or Latino? Select one or more race American Indian or Alaska Native Black or African American Asian

START DATE

Yes

No

Decline to answer

Citizenship

U.S. Citizen

Not a U.S. Citizen

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Washtenaw County Resident

White

Gender

Do not wish to specify

CLASS TITLE / NUMBER

IMPORTANT! You must agree to WCC Drop/Refund Policy to register.

Male

TUITION

Yes

No

Female

MANDATORY FEE

COMBINED

Total Enclosed: $

I agree to the Drop/Refund Policy as outlined on page 50. Signature required _______________________________________________________________________________________________

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

Date

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Fall 2020 |

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WCC ECD Brochure, Fall 2020  

WCC ECD Brochure, Fall 2020