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Spring/Summer 2021 Classes

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HR Management Series Strategies for Hiring the Right Employees Successful Employee Onboarding Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act

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


liveworklearn 4 Discover the possibilities. Noncredit classes from Washtenaw Community College provide you with the opportunity to develop new skills, explore your potential and pursue your passions. Grow in your career with professional development classes and earn a digital badge to share with family, friends and potential employers on your social media channels. And if you’re looking for SHRM recertification, WCC is a SHRM Recertification provider. Choose from a wide variety of classes to receive your PDCs. If leisure pursuits are more your style, discover new hobbies and interests with WCC. Unleash your creativity, learn a new language, explore new methods of cooking and more. Wherever your interests lie, WCC delivers quality training from top-notch experts who bring practical experience to each class. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Michelle Mueller Vice President Economic & College Development

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33 CLASSES

International Marketing and Sales 8 Developing Your Personal Brand 11 Treating Male Victims of Domestic Violence 12 Excel Expert Quickstart Series 15 Intro to Floral Design 20 Making Habits Stick 24 Herbal First Aid Kit 26 And many more: Look inside.

Register online. It’s easy! Before registering the first time, create your account/profile. See details on page 35.

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Noncredit Classes Spring/Summer 2021

Professional Skills Human Resources Management

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Legal 5 Leadership/Management 6 8

Creative Arts

Sales 8 Soft Skills

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Marketing/PR

Creative Writing

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Digital Photography

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Handcrafting 20

Digital Marketing

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Marketing Essentials

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Web Applications

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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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Nursing 13 Older Adult Care

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Information Technology

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Office and Administrative Support

Music, Dance and Theater

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Visual Arts

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Health and Wellness Fitness 24 Well-Being 24

Hobbies and Exploration Food and Drink

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Gardening 28 History and Culture

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Sewing 30

Home and Life

Big Data Analytics

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Communications Infrastructure

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Computing at Home

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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DIY Home Repair

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Programming 15

Personal Finance

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Virtual Reality

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SCECH: Teaching and Education

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Fast-Track Training

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Languages

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Senior Focus

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Motorcycle Safety

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Summer Tech Camps

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Industry-Based Certifications Workforce Certification Center

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SPECIAL NOTICE 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:

Policies / Information 34 How to Register 35

wccnet.edu/noncredit

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.


Professional Development

Professional Skills HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT  + * Discover winning techniques for recruiting, interviewing and hiring Strategies for Hiring the Right Employees 

top-notch employees. Learn how to define positions, develop hiring strategies, filter applicants, conduct interviews, make offers and onboard new hires. BMG 1218 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

35739 Wed, Fri 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Yvette Adams May 19 & May 21 WEB

Successful Employee Onboarding 

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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. BMG 1127 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

35740 Wed, Fri 11:00am – 1:00pm

Monica Hickson Jun 23 & Jun 25

WEB

Talent Management: Investing for Success  + Develop a more skilled workforce and attract better skilled employees. Discover how to recruit and retain the right people to improve performance and productivity. BMG 1238 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

35738 Wed, Fri 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Yvette Adams Jul 21 & Jul 23

WEB

TRAINER PROFILE

Yvette Adams |

HR MANAGEMENT

A self-proclaimed change agent, Yvette Adams uses her instruction to help people advance their knowledge and gain self-confidence in order to achieve their goals. Her training sessions are interactive, energetic and motivating. Adams has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from William Tyndale College, a master’s degree in human resource office management from University of Phoenix, and a doctorate in business administration, human resource management and higher education leadership from Walden University.

IACET Certified WCC is certified by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices.

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* SHRM Credits

+ Coaching

WCC is recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Class includes a one-on-one coaching session with the trainer.

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act 

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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. LAW 1009 $99 | CEUs: 0.2

35774 Fri 9:00am – 11:00am

Jacqulyn Schulte Aug 13

WEB

Succession Planning: Preparing for the Future Learn how effective succession planning and proactive business strategies can smooth the path of change for the future. Discover how to pack power into hiring new employees, selecting and grooming employees to become leaders, and preparing employees for retirement. HSC 1078 $129 | CEUs: 0.5

35875 Wed, Fri 9:00am – 11:30am

Yvette Adams Aug 25 – Aug 27

SBDC: Where business dreams become reality SBDC SPOTLIGHT

WEB

Keegan Rodgers Owner, Lakehouse Bakery and WCC Instructor

LEGAL

CHELSEA, MICHIGAN

Advanced Legal Research and Writing Discover advanced and specialized approaches for using 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 and draft a memorandum of law and briefcase opinions. LAW 1006 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

35679 ONLINE: Open Registration

May 3 – Jun 18

35680 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jun 28 – Aug 13

35681 ONLINE: Open Registration

Aug 23 – Oct 8

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 ina law office. LAW 1008 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

35682 ONLINE: Open Registration

May 3 – Jun 18

35683 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jun 28 – Aug 13

35684 ONLINE: Open Registration

Aug 23 – Oct 8

Since he was a child, Keegan Rodgers dreamed of opening a bakery. Shawn Preissle from the Greater Washtenaw Region SBDC helped Rodgers focus on the specific steps he needed to successfully open his business in 2019. “Without the right support structures, you can have the greatest chocolate chip cookie on the planet, and it still wouldn’t sell,” said Rodgers. “You need assistance from experts.”

Want to start or grow your small business? We can help. For more information, contact us today. sbdc@wccnet.edu | 734-477-8762

www.sbdcmichigan.org

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Build Your Leadership Toolkit

Lead Your Team to Powerhouse Status  +

Change Management 

Good leadership is essential to an organization’s success. Learn best practices for creating highly productive teams in small business and corporate settings. Explore strategies for leading highperforming teams to make optimal impact.

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

BMG 1137 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

Rick Harkness

* + 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. BMG 1129 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

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BMG 1203 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

Rick Harkness

35731 Mon, Tue 9:00am – 11:00am Jun 14 & Jun 15 WEB

35707 Mon, Tue 9:00am – 11:00am May 10 & May 11 WEB

Business Essentials for High-Performing Managers 

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35710 Tue, Wed 9:00am – 11:00am

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Networking: Making the Most of Your Connections   +

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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. BMG 1229 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

Rick Harkness

35734 Mon, Tue 9:00am – 11:00am Jun 21 & Jun 22 WEB

WEB

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P R O FE S S IO N A L S KIL L S

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Professional Development

Delivering Constructive Criticism  +

Conflict Management and Resolution  +

Giving criticism, even if it is constructive, is never easy. Learn tips and techniques to address problematic behaviors and help develop well-rounded and productive employees.

Conflicts in the workplace can lead to a loss of productivity, unsafe working conditions, an increase in disciplinary conversations, absenteeism and turnover. Learn how to improve communication, reduce conflict, and support your goals and those of your team, department and organization.

BMG 1208 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

WCC Trainer

35730 Wed, Fri 1:00pm – 3:00pm & Fri 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Jun 23 & Jun 25 WEB

BMG 1102 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

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. BMG 1223 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

Yvette Adams

35732 Wed, Fri 1:00pm – 3:00pm & Fri 3:15pm – 4:45pm

Jul 7 & Jul 9

WEB

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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. BMG 1222 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

WCC Trainer

35743 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm & Thu 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Jul 13 & Jul 15

WEB

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BMG 1119 $129 | CEUs: 0.5

35744 Tue, Thu 9:00am – 11:30am

WEB

Learn techniques to confidently plan and lead meetings that engage attendees. Explore ideas on how to minimize wasting time and run successful meetings that make a positive impression. BMG 1226 $99 | CEUs: 0.3

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

Aug 3 & Aug 5

WEB

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Develop assertiveness skills and 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 35727 Wed, Fri 9:00am – 11:30am

Monica Hickson Aug 11 & Aug 13 WEB

* +

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.

Monica Hickson Jul 13 & Jul 15

Managing Meetings to Get Results

35539 Tue 11:00am – 2:00pm

35742 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:00pm & Thu 3:00pm – 4:30pm

WCC Trainer

Assertiveness Training: Getting a Dose of Self-Confidence 

BMG 1126 $115 | CEUs: 0.4

WEB

* +

BMG 1204 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

Women In Leadership 

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.

Jul 21 & Jul 23

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.

Tips and Techniques to Creative Problem-Solving 

35733 Wed, Fri 9:00am – 11:00am & Fri 11:00am – 12:30pm

Civility in the Workplace 

Leadership and Influence: Achieving More   +

WCC Trainer

WCC Trainer Aug 17

WEB

35726 Wed, Fri 9:00am – 11:00am & Fri 11:00am – 12:30pm

IACET Certified

Monica Hickson Aug 25 & Aug 27 WEB

* SHRM Credits

+ Coaching

For more information about these designations — see page 4

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Software Essentials for the Law Office If you are a legal professional who wants to improve your law office computer technology skills and knowledge, this dynamic class is for you. Software topics include time tracking and billing, proper calendar and docketing procedures, database, case management and docket control, litigation support, electronic discovery, trial presentation and graphics. Hands-on exercises will prepare you to work with MS PowerPoint, PracticeMaster Tabs 3, AbacusLaw, Summation iBlaze, TrialDirector, LexisNexis, CaseMap, TimeMap and similar programs. You will also identify and examine the ethical issues of technology use in a legal practice. BOS 1024 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

35686 ONLINE: Open Registration

May 3 – Jun 18

35687 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jun 28 – Aug 13

35688 ONLINE: Open Registration

Aug 23 – Oct 8

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT Customer Support: Going the Extra Mile Today’s customer support encompasses the Internet, websites, webchats, and smartphone 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

35755 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:30pm

Monica Hickson May 11 – May 13 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

35538 Wed 5:00pm – 8:00pm

WEB

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. BMG 1094 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

35711 Mon, Tue 9:00am – 11:00am

Rick Harkness Jun 7 – Jun 8

WEB

BMG 1116 $99 | CEUs: 0.3

International Marketing and Sales Do you have a small- or medium-sized manufacturing or service business you want to introduce or expand into the international marketplace? This workshop shows you how.

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.

35537 Wed 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Sales and Negotiation Techniques for High Producers  +

WCC Trainer Jun 16

Administrative Office Procedures: Basics of a Well-Run Office

SALES

BMG 1157 $115 | CEUs: 0.3

Richard Corson Aug 3

WEB

* SHRM Credits

+ Coaching

35725 Tue 9:00am – 12:00pm

WCC Trainer Jul 14

WEB

IACET Certified

For more information about these designations — see page 4

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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.

Subscribe to our newsletter to learn about events, programs, business services and entrepreneurial support provided by the center at ec.wccnet.edu.

Join us for the 6th annual Pitch @ WCC event, held virtually this year on May 11, 2021! Visit wccnet.edu/pitch-2021 for more info on the competition.

Contact our team entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu |

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

734.249.5880

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Huron Valley Area Code Officials (HuVACO) Continuing Education Units

SOFT SKILLS 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. BMG 1216 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

35708 Mon, Tue 9:00am – 11:00am

Organizational Skills 

Rick Harkness May 17 & May 18 WEB

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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

35729 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Jennifer Fansler May 18 & May 20 WEB

Business Strategy for Profit and Growth  +

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

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. BMG 1112 $129 | CEUs: 0.4

35709 Mon, Tue 9:00am – 11:00am

Rick Harkness May 24 & May 25 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.

• Certified Fire Inspectors

BMG 1206 $129 | CEUs: 0.5

• Building Inspectors

35728 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Jennifer Fansler Jul 27 & Jul 29

WEB

• Plan Reviewers

HuVACO membership is $95 per year.* Membership includes tuition for the eight monthly classes and admission to an annual expo in January. *Membership rates are subject to change.

For information or a membership application, please call 734-677-5060 or go to wccnet.edu/huvaco.

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IACET Certified

* SHRM Credits

+ Coaching

For more information about these designations — see page 4

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


Professional Development

Marketing/PR

MARKETING ESSENTIALS Developing Your Personal Brand

DIGITAL MARKETING 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. BMG 1066 $63 | CEUs: 0.3

35758 Mon 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Shannon Beeman May 17

WEB

Blogging Best Practices What makes a blogger effective and able to achieve results? Learn what successful bloggers know and which voice and writing style to use for a given audience or demographic. Get tips on the length and frequency of posts that attract new readers and keep people coming back. BMG 1061 $55 | CEUs: 0.3

35753 Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Melanie Hilliard Jun 15

Personal branding is the marketing effort that an entrepreneur, small business or private practice adopts in order to promote themselves in the digital market. Explore how to build a personal brand through social media and relational capital, understanding how to actively participate in the networked society. Learn how to stand out from your competitors with a brand that welcomes your potential customers and keeps your current customers returning. BMG 1158 $79 | CEUs: 0.4

35775 Wed 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Conrad Welsing Jul 7 & Jul 14

WEB

Writing an Easy and Effective Marketing Plan If you aren’t sure what you need to put in your small business marketing plan, you’ve come to the right place. Learn how to develop an actionable and effective marketing plan to support your overall business goals and objectives. BMG 1134 $89 | CEUs: 0.55

35704 Wed 2:00pm – 4:45pm

Conrad Welsing Aug 4 & Aug 11

WEB

WEB APPLICATIONS

WEB

WordPress: Get Started Effective Email Marketing  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

35754 Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Melanie Hilliard Jul 20

WEB

Looking to create your own blog? WordPress is an open source content management system that allows you to create and manage a custom blog or website without complicated coding. Quickly create a blog for your personal hobby, social organization or business using free widgets to give your blog advanced functionality. Once your blog is up and running, you will be able to track your viewers and edit pages using a familiar word processing interface. INP 1011 $193 | CEUs: 1.2

35714 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Philip Ingland Jun 9 – Jun 30

WEB

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

35723 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Damon Thompson Aug 24 & Aug 26

WEB

WordPress for Professionals Build on your skills from WordPress: Get Started as you use the WordPress.org template-driven website format and concentrate on the versatility of its plugins. You’ll learn how to edit themes, choose the best and safest plugins, how to make your WordPress site secure from hackers, the best backup methods and some options for e-commerce. This format is the most popular choice for businesses and nonprofits. INP 1012 $193 | CEUs: 1.2

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

35715 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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WEB

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Health Care, Human and Social Services ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES Self-Inflicted Violence: Self-Injury or Self-Soothing? Learn the various aspects of self-injury with a focus on clinical issues. Explore physical and behavioral manifestations, precursors, dynamics, and inpatient treatment for those who self-injure. HSC 1051 $70 | CEUs: 3

Michael Mogan

35736 Fri 9:00am – 12:30pm

May 7

WEB

Application of Social Work Ethics in Caring for the Elderly 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. Examine different case scenarios and engage in role-playing and discussion. HSC 4123 $99 | CEUs: 5

Patricia Hall

35718 Thu, Fri 9:00am – 11:55am

Jun 24 & Jun 25

WEB

MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COUNSELING

Treating Male Victims of Domestic Violence Few of the more than 4,000 U.S. domestic violence programs offer men the same services as their women clients receive. Where can a man turn when being abused? Learn how to support and empower your male clients to help them leave and heal from domestic violence. HSC 1077 $70 | CEUs: 0.3

35873 Fri 9:00am – 12:30pm

Michael Mogan Jun 4

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

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 and ethics, effects of victimization on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships and crisis intervention.

WEB

35717 Wed 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Miriam Kirscht July 14, 21 & 28

WEB

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma-Based Personality Dysfunction through Parenting Behavior Parents with borderline personality disorder face increased stress, lower self-efficacy and satisfaction which can impact their children. Explore various therapeutic approaches that can be used to assist clients in parenting and help stop intergenerational trauma. HSC 1076 $70 | CEUs: 3

35794 Fri 9:00am – 12:30pm

Michael Mogan Jul 9

WEB

HSC 4361 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

35689 ONLINE: Open Registration

May 3 – Jun 18

35690 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jun 28 – Aug 13

35691 ONLINE: Open Registration

Aug 23 – Oct 8

“Very good and current.” —Class participant, Application of Social Work Ethics in Caring for the Elderly

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HEALT H CAR E, HUMAN A N D S O C IA L S E RV IC E S

Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Individuals

HSC 1074 $70 | CEUs: 3 35793 Fri 9:00am – 12:30pm

Professional Development

WCC ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Learn about the unique challenges, concerns, discrimination and trauma that impact the self-worth of transgender people. Discover proven methods to support your transgender clients in a caring and compassionate way.

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Michael Mogan Aug 6

WEB

WCC Alumnus Makes Positive Difference

NURSING

Nicholas Ochal

RN/LPN Skills Refresher Class 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, infection control and safety including fall prevention, body mechanics and transfers. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive a certificate of completion. HSC 1049 mandatory fee: $377

Ben Morhan

35701 Sat 8:00am – 2:00pm

Jun 5 & Jun 12

WEB

35702 Sat 8:00am – 2:00pm

Aug 21 & Aug 28

WEB

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 $65 | CEUs: 3

35716 Fri 9:00am – 12:30pm

Patricia Hall May 28

WEB

It was a winding road that took Nicholas Ochal to a career in social work. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I ‘grew up,’ but I knew I had to get an education,” Ochal said. “I started at WCC because it was the less expensive option while I figured out what I wanted to study. “My first semester at WCC didn’t go well,” Ochal recalled. “I stopped attending classes and took a year off to re-evaluate why I wanted to go to school.” A coworker suggested to Ochal that he might want to look into social work as a career. “I Googled it and it sparked an inner drive that I didn’t have before,” Ochal said. “I re-enrolled at WCC after that year off with a new purpose and ended up graduating with high honors.” After earning an associate of arts in human services degree from WCC, he went on to gain a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s from the University of Michigan, both in social work. Today as the clinical coordinator at Beginning Step in Westland, an outpatient substance use disorder treatment program, Ochal is responsible for all of the clinical services and oversees the work of master-level counselors.

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:

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Information Technology BIG DATA ANALYTICS

Enhance Your Excel Skills Excel proficiency is in high demand by employers. Learn the most important tools for entering, formatting and calculating information for analysis and prepare for certification. All classes are delivered online and are self-paced. Classes must be completed within six months.

Excel Beginning Quickstart: Charts and Objects Learning Topics: Insert charts, modify chart elements and colors, insert objects and images and modify objects and images. CIS 1064 $140 | CEUs: 0.3

35776 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

35789 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Clair Dickson

Excel Core for Data Analysts  Learning Topics: Create and manage worksheets and workbooks, manage data cells and ranges, perform operations with formulas and functions, create charts and objects and create tables. This class combines the Essentials and Intermediate classes. Prepare for the Microsoft Core Excel (2016) 77-727 exam and the Microsoft MO-200: Microsoft Excel (Excel and Excel 2019) exam. CIS 1024 mandatory fee: $400 | CEUs: 3

Clair Dickson

35787 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Excel Essentials for Data Analysts Learning Topics: Create and manage worksheets and workbooks, navigate within workbooks and worksheets, enter and format data and create basic charts. CIS 1022 mandatory fee: $200 | CEUs: 1.5

Clair Dickson

35785 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Excel Beginning Quickstart: Formulas and Formatting Learning Topics: AutoSum family of functions: SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, and MAX, formulas, ranges in formulas, number formatting, cell styles and conditional formatting. CIS 1066 $140 | CEUs: 0.3

35777 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

35790 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Excel Intermediate Quickstart: Formulas and Cell References Learning Topics: Create formulas with relative and absolute references, logical and statistical functions, SUM, AVERAGE, MIN and MAX functions, format cells and cell alignment, and format data for numbers, time and text CIS 1067 $140 | CEUs: 0.3

Excel Intermediate for Data Analysts

Learning Topics: Create and manage worksheets and workbooks, manage data cells and ranges, perform operations with formulas and functions, create charts and objects and create tables CIS 1023 mandatory fee: $200 | CEUs: 1.5

Clair Dickson

35786 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Learning Topics: Manage workbook options and settings, manage and format data, create advanced formulas and macros and manage advanced charts and tables. Prepare for Microsoft Expert Excel 2016 exam 728 and the Microsoft MO-201 exam. CIS 1063 $240 | CEUs: 3

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35778 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Excel Intermediate Quickstart: Logical and Statistical Formulas Learning Topics: Create and manage worksheets and workbooks, manage data cells and ranges, perform operations with formulas and functions, create charts and objects and create tables. CIS 1068 $140 | CEUs: 0.3

Excel Expert for Data Analysts

Clair Dickson

Clair Dickson

35779 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

IACET Certified

* SHRM Credits

+ Coaching

For more information about these designations — see page 4

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INF OR MATIO N TEC H N O L O GY

Learning Topics: Perform logical operations by using nested functions.

Clair Dickson

35766 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Automated Vehicle Localization Techniques Acquire a solid understanding of the systems used by autonomous vehicles to approximate an autonomous vehicle’s precise location. Explore such systems as satellite and inertial navigation, map-aided localization and SLAM. ATT 1002 $30 | CEUs: 0.5

Excel Expert Quickstart: Macros and More

Learning Topics: Use Macros to automate procedures and tasks, assign a MACRO to a button, create synchronized lookup boxes, data validation and form design and form control elements. CIS 1071 $140 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.3

Professional Development

CONNECTED AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Excel Expert Quickstart: Advanced Logical and Statistical Functions

CIS 1069 $140 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.3

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Clair Dickson

35769 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Clair Dickson

35783 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Basics Gain an understanding of the parts of intelligent transportation systems and how they connect. Explore connected vehicles, advanced driver safety applications, infrastructure signs, networks and coordination. ATT 1000 $50 | CEUs: 1

Excel Expert Quickstart: PivotCharts and Advanced Charts

Elizabeth Nofs

35782 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Learning Topics: Insert charts, modify chart elements and colors, insert objects and images and modify objects and images. CIS 1072 $140 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.3

Clair Dickson

PROGRAMMING

35771 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Applied Machine Learning Excel Expert Quickstart: PivotTables and More Pivot Tables

Get an introduction to machine learning. Gain experience using one common machine learning function, image classification.

Learning Topics: Insert a PivotTable, identify the parts of a PivotTable, add and modify fields in a PivotTable, use slicers, including nesting and multi-selection, access field settings to modify a PivotTable field, add a calculated field that references source data or another calculated field, report layout, PivotTable styles and list formulas command.

CIS 1021 mandatory fee: $400 | CEUs: 1.6

CIS 1073 $140 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.3

35784 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

VIRTUAL REALITY

Clair Dickson

35773 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

UNITY Basics: Maps and Apps Obtain an introductory understanding of concepts and commands used in Unity software for basic game design, and in growing industries including automotive, AR and more. Learn about the WRLD mapping application and its relationship to Unity.

COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT)

CIS 4078 $150 | CEUs: 3

Through a combination of theory and hands-on activities, learn how to identify fibers and their connectors. Discover how to install, terminate, splice and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards.

CIS 4081 mandatory fee: $895

35697 Mon-Wed 8:00am – 5:00pm

WCC Trainer

BDI DataLynk Jul 26 & Jul 28

WEB

WCC Trainer

35792 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Great class.

— Class participant, Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT)

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SCECH: Teaching and Education Welcome Educators! 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.

Creating Safe Classroom Environments Students flourish when they feel physically, socially and emotionally safe. Learn how to build an environment that welcomes, values and accepts the social identity and culture of each student. Get the skills to build a socially, emotionally safe environment and a positive, trustworthy and challenging curriculum that empowers your students. SCECH 1070 $195

UGotClass / World Education

Preschool Fun Ideas! Preschool Fun Ideas is an overview of age-appropriate practices for early childhood educators. Explore the fundamentals of creating engaging and nurturing learning centers, the importance of each learning domain, and activities to incorporate into your daily schedule. Gain hands-on experience creating your own lesson plan. SCECH 1062 $195

UGotClass / World Education

36120 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

36510 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Project-Based Learning Techniques

Differentiation for the Elementary Classroom Today’s elementary school teachers are under tremendous pressure to help ensure students meet a set of rigorous, standardized learning topics. Get guidance about the division of time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct your students.

One challenge for teachers trying to incorporate project-based learning (PBL) strategies into their classroom is knowing how to effectively implement them. Learn the process of of setting up beneficial learning environments. Explore the theories behind PBL, planning activities, assessment, feedback, and reflection strategies by using hands-on and engaging learning techniques.

SCECH 1089 $195

SCECH 1073 $195

UGotClass / World Education

36493 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Flipped Learning for Elementary Classroom Instruction Flipped learning involves providing direct instruction for each student learning outside of class, allowing for more strategic use of in-class time for group work. Explore how to teach different flipped subjects, incorporate technology, and how to provide differentiated instruction. SCECH 1058 $195

UGotClass / World Education

36498 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Grant Writing 101 Are you seeking grant writing skills for your position in a nonprofit or as a freelance grant writer? This is the class for you! Gain a full understanding of grant writing from identifying potential grant seekers needing someone to write their grants to finding funders and building your own grant writing business. SCECH 1091 $195

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36135 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

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36513 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Rookie Teacher Survival Guide New teachers in the world of early childhood education can easily become overwhelmed by lesson plans, behavior management, and the individual needs of each student. Get an overview of proper reflective teaching practices, tools to reflect on lesson plan activities, and suggestions for monitoring and encouraging student achievement. SCECH 1075 $195

UGotClass / World Education

36122 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

SMART Board Training Engage your students by streamlining your presentations with SMART Board, an interactive whiteboard. Learn about SMART Board software, how to create give-and-take lessons and unique presentations that capture your audience. SCECH 1093 $195

UGotClass / World Education

36123 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


SCHECH: T EA C H IN G A N D E D U C ATIO N

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Professional Development

Using Technology in Your Classroom Students today have fingertip access to ever-expanding sources of new information and communications. How is it possible to capture and keep their attention and focus? Find out how to combine technology and curriculum in this essential class. SCECH 1078 $195

UGotClass / World Education

Tap into quality professional development classes with armchair convenience

36153 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

STEM for Teachers in Grades 4–8 Learn tips and techniques for incorporating STEM concepts into your classroom. Explore how to select and adapt high quality STEM lesson plans to energize and help your students grow. Gain the assessment skills to understand the concepts and procedures of your students, discover how to use project-based learning styles, and help your students develop important critical thinking and collaboration competence. SCECH 1071 $195

UGotClass / World Education

36502 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Student Engagement and Learning Explore the potential of formative assessment and techniques for improving student learning. Learn practical methods to help incorporate strategies into your classroom practice to keep your students engaged. SCECH 1077 $195

UGotClass / World Education

36491 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

Teaching Gifted Learners Differentiating curriculum to meet the needs of every gifted student is both necessary and challenging. Learn to identify gifted students and recognize how to implement research-supported strategies in the classroom. SCECH 1060 $195

UGotClass / World Education

36501 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

The Flipped Classroom Learn about the history of the flipped classroom, and look at how the roles and expectations of students and teachers change when using this model. No longer are students using textbooks and sitting in rows with a chalkboard. Today’s generation is using the Internet and technology to approach learning. Teachers are facilitator’s and encourage learning through interacting with the students, not lecturing. Walk away with strategies and tips to effectively implement the model into your classroom. SCECH 1088 $195

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.

UGotClass / World Education

36151 ONLINE: Open Registration; 24/7 Access

For more information, visit wccnet.edu/noncredit

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Fast-Track Training

Veterinary Assistant Program

HEALTH AND FITNESS Certified Personal Trainer — Gold CPT Turn your fitness passion into a career with this NCAA accredited, self-paced personal training program. Short video clips, bonus virtual lectures and the help of veteran instructors prepare you for national certification testing and a great job opportunity. You’ll meet in person with a trainer to review your new skills in a gym. HSC 4399 mandatory fee: $795 | CEUs: 30

World Training School

35761 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jun 8 – Jul 22

HSC 1056 mandatory fee: $2,099 | CEUs: 14 35694 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm & Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

Jun 7 – Aug 23

CCI

WEB

Medical Administrative Assistant

HEALTH CARE EKG Technician Certification Program Prepare for an EKG technician career and the ASPT electrocardiograph technician exam in this 50-hour certification program. You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Gain hands-on experience with EKG equipment, chest wall anatomy, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. HSC 1034 mandatory fee: $999 | CEUs: 5

Learn about the care of animals and how to recognize signs of illness and disease. Gain skills for interpersonal communication and interaction with clients and their animals and how to assist a veterinarian during examinations. Become familiar with administrative duties such as fee collection, banking and accounts payable to maintain an efficient front office. At the end of class, you will be eligible for a 40-hour clinical externship.

35696 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Become an effective medical administrative assistant. Learn interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, the basics of insurance billing and coding telephone techniques, how to schedule appointments, manage medical records and practice finances. Upon class completion, you will be eligible for a 40-hour clinical externship. HSC 1053 mandatory fee: $1,399 | CEUs: 9

35693 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Jun 21 – Aug 9

CCI

WEB

CCI Jun 21 – Aug 9

WEB

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:

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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.

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

CAREER TRANSITIONS

In Transition? The Career Transitions Office at WCC can assist you in finding your next job by helping you: u

Create professional resumes, cover letters and thank-you letters

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Join us for our all-new series of weekly webinars designed to help you land your next job. Find out more at wccnet.edu/career-events

734-677-5155 or careers@wccnet.edu

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Personal Enrichment | CAT EGORY Personal Enrichment

Creative Arts

Continuing Writing Workshop: Finding the Writer Within 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.

CREATIVE WRITING

ENG 4163 $155

Frances Wang

35559 Sun 12:00pm – 2:00pm *No class on May 30.

May 2 – Jun 6*

WEB

Jul 11 – Aug 8

WEB

35645 Sun 12:00pm – 2:00pm

The ABC’s of Getting Published Discover many paths to publishing a book, poem or article. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing versus traditional publishing and the various ways to market your finished product. ENG 4235 $35

Frances Wang

35562 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

May 22

WEB

Writing Opinion Essays How do we use writing to touch, inspire, persuade, and provoke readers to action? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page. Part writing, part activism and a lot of heart, this class aspires to help you use the written word to create the change you want to see in the world. ENG 4018 $65

Writing with Style If you have been scribbling poetry in secret journals for years or if you now want to begin a memoir for your loved ones, it can take some time to find your voice, or to have enough trust to show your writing to the world. Rather than waiting until all is perfect, begin in this seminar, one word at a time. With many tips, tricks, exercises and more, overcome those barriers to writing. ENG 4004 $95

Frances Wang

35561 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

May 1 – May 15

WEB

Finding Your Voice The most powerful writing comes from the heart. What do you care about? What inspires you? What is special in your life? Write about the people and things that are dear to you. ENG 4004 $65

Frances Wang

35560 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Aug 21 & Aug 28

Frances Wang

35747 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Jun 5 & Jun 12

WEB

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Aerial Photography with Drones 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. HOB 4032 $89

Detroit Drones

35650 Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm

Jun 26

WEB

HANDCRAFTING

WEB

Intro to Floral Design Create a beautiful arrangment for your home or a lovely gift in this floral design class. Learn how to set up a work space, pull together arrangement components, trim and clean stems, and form an aesthetically pleasing composition. HEC 4019 $35 | mandatory fee: $40

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Jennifer O’Connor Jul 15

WEB

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Personal Enrichment

Social Ballroom Dance: Short Session (Beginner) Whether you only dream of being a ballroom dancer or are a seasoned professional, this short session can help you learn new steps and find your style. DAN 4010 $139

35624 Tue 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Natalia Alexandrova Jul 13 – Aug 10

WEB

Social Ballroom Dance: Intermediate Continue learning new steps and improve your style in this intermediate class. DAN 4010 $229 35542 Sat 3:00pm – 5:00pm *No class on Jul 3.

MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATER

Experienced dancers, come master the tools to transform dance steps into a finished dance. Learn how to choreograph a dance, introduce basic lifts, dips and sways and create a dance routine, maximizing your strengths for a dazzling performance at any event.

35541 Sat 1:00pm – 3:00pm *No class on Jul 3.

Natalia Alexandrova May 1 – Jul 10*

WEB

Presentation Ballroom Dancing: Short Session Add to your dance expertise in this short session. Secure the tools to transform and choreograph a dance routine, using basic lifts, dips and sways. DAN 4010 $65

35626 Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Natalia Alexandrova Jul 17 – Aug 14

WEB

Ballroom Dance Techniques Participate in a ballroom technique class for all levels. Learn basic ballroom dance skills, hand and foot positioning, and bolster your confidence as a dancer. DAN 4010 $125

35543 Tue 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Natalia Alexandrova May 4 – Jul 6

35544 Tue 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Do you only have limited time to add to your ballroom dance skills? This short session is just the ticket! DAN 4010 $139

35625 Sat 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Natalia Alexandrova Jul 17 – Aug 14

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 $165 35630 Sat 11:00am – 12:30pm *No class on May 29.

David Swain May 1 – Jun 26*

WEB

Continuing Guitar 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. MUS 4105 $135

David Swain

35632 Tue 6:30pm – 8:30pm

May 4 – May 25

WEB

35633 Tue 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Jun 8 – Jun 29

WEB

Ukulele for Beginners

No matter how complicated it may look on television, you can ballroom dance. Whether you’re a dancer with experience or someone who only dreams of dancing, this class can help you learn new steps and find your style.

WEB

WEB

Social Ballroom Dance: Beginner

DAN 4010 $229

May 1 – Jul 10*

Social Ballroom Dance: Intermediate (Short Session)

Presentation Dancing

DAN 4010 $229

Natalia Alexandrova

Natalia Alexandrova May 4 – Jul 6

WEB

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 $165 35631 Sat 1:00pm – 2:30pm *No class on May 29.

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Washtenaw Community Jazz Orchestra and Combo

Beginning Watercolor

Washtenaw Community Jazz Orchestra and Combo is designed to foster diverse community participation, from high school students to older adults, in the merits of community jazz. As this class will take place virtually and without a final concert, this session will focus on recording projects, jazz history, theory and how to use technology to make music. MUS 4051 $119

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. Explore your artistic talents in a welcoming and supportive environment. ART 4560 $275

Debra Golden

35642 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

May 11 – Jul 27

WEB

Steven Somers

35614 Thu 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Jul 1 – Aug 12

WEB

Watercolor Flowers Paint beautiful flowers using a variety of watercolor techniques and high quality images for inspiration. This class is for anyone who admires this elegant and accessible medium, even those who have never painted. Learn the foundations of watercolor painting, composition, color, line, light, shadow, form and texture, as you paint beautiful and striking images.

VISUAL ARTS Painting with Water-Soluble Oils Anyone can paint using water-soluble oils, even without prior oil painting experience. Explore fundamentals of color, color mixing and paint handling. Expand your painting vocabulary and develop as an artist as you learn about creating strong compositions.

ART 4052 $249

ART 4075 $269

Painting Watercolor Landscapes in Perspective

Lisa Risko

35825 Wed 10:00am – 12:00pm

May 5 – Aug 25

WEB

Debra Guidot-Allen

35615 Mon 4:00pm – 6:00pm *No class on May 31.

Enhance the quality of your art by using the correct perspective in your landscape paintings. You will learn tricks to show visually correct perspective and how to lay out simple perspective in your paintings. We will observe and paint in perspective: buildings, roads, and objects commonly found in any landscape. ART 4057 $275

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Debra Guidot-Allen

35616 Tue 4:00pm – 6:00pm

May 11 – Jul 27

WEB

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C R EATIVE A RTS

Animals in Watercolor: Painting Fur, Feathers and More

ART 4017 $295 35824 Sat 10:30am – 12:30pm

Debra Golden May 15 – Aug 14

WEB

Botanical Painting in Watercolors Take botanical drawings to the next level with watercolor washes. Learn how to paint realistic and dynamic leaves, flowers, fruits and plants from your line drawings with inspiration from historical and modern botanical painters. You’ll learn about botany, color theory, mixing colors, correct papers, botanical journaling and more! ART 4052 $169

35822 Wed 10:00am – 12:00pm

Personal Enrichment

Urban Sketching

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced painter, you’re sure to enjoy this class where you’ll paint subjects from domestic to the exotic. We’ll begin with painting animal silhouettes and simpler forms, then move on to detailed and textured techniques. You’ll also have the opportunity to paint a favorite pet.

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Corry Buckwalter Jul 7 – Aug 25

Become an urban sketcher as we draw and paint. Fill your sketchbook as you develop your drawing skills, learn watercolor techniques to add color and life, and become more visually aware and appreciative in a supportive environment. ART 4503 $255

35643 Wed 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Debra Golden May 12 – Aug 4

WEB

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

35535 Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Reg Williams May 25

WEB

WEB

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 $275

35628 Thu 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Debra Guidot-Allen May 13 – Jul 29

ART 4057 $165

35629 Tue 2:00pm – 4:00pm

WEB

Debra Guidot-Allen Jun 15 – Jul 27

WEB

Acrylic Painting: Open Studio In a supportive and inspiring environment, open studio allows you to work on projects of your choice with guidance from the trainer. Enhance your painting skills and expand your understanding of color, composition and brush handling. ART 4028 $275

35641 Mon 6:45pm – 8:45pm

Debra Golden May 10 – Jul 26

WEB

Calligraphy 1

Beginning Drawing: Drawing for Fun Further your art skills while learning to draw a wide variety of different subjects. Explore sketchbook drawings from contemporary movements to more traditional subject matter. Draw animals, landscapes, still lifes and more using regular graphite pencils, pens, and colored pencils. ART 4065 $275

35617 Wed 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Debra Guidot-Allen May 12 – Jul 28

Learn about pointed pen calligraphy and the copperplate alphabet as well as modernizing your lettering to make your own style. Become proficient in using an oblique pen holder, nib and ink to create basic lines and strokes in both capital and lowercase letters. ART 4650 $119

35780 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Meg Bosse Jul 13 – Aug 3

WEB

WEB

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Health and Wellness

“Words cannot

express the personal empowerment Karla teaches us by using modern and traditional methods of Qigong.

FITNESS 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. Benefit your body and improve your well-being. HSC 4453 $49

Dale Jensen

35639 Tue 6:30pm – 7:30pm

May 4 – May 25

Qigong and Tai Chi: Personal Power through Moving Meditation Learn and perform the internal empowerment arts of qigong and tai chi. No matter what age and fitness level you are, this one-hour practice of meditation, combined with seated and standing exercises can improve flexibility, balance, motor skills and mental focus. Calm your mind and create emotional balance and personal power. PEA 4171 $189

— Class participant, Qigong: Personal Power

WEB

Karla Groesbeck

35619 Wed 12:00pm – 1:00pm

May 12 – Jul 28

WEB

35620 Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm

May 14 – Jul 30

WEB

Put a Spring in Your Step! For the most part, you get from point A to point B without an awareness of how you walk. You can, however, bring more attention and refinement to how you walk. Learn movement patterns to improve your gait and experience improved balance, fewer aches and pains in your feet, knees, hips and back and a reconnection to the joy and pleasure of going for a walk. HSC 4456 $59

Dale Jensen

35748 Tue 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Jun 1 – Jun 22

WEB

Dance, Stretch, Strengthen and Flex

Tai Chi for Mobility Maintenance Enjoy this slow, low-impact mind-body exercise that strengthens muscles, improves balance and motor function while facilitating mindfulness and concentration. Practice simple, smooth, wholebody movements that can improve your quality of life when you add them to your routine.

We all struggle to find a way to be in shape and have fun at the same time. Participate in this energizing class that combines a variety of exercise styles and methods including Tae Bo, Pilates, yoga, Zumba and NYC Ballet dance exercises to help increase your strength, flexibility, coordination and energy. Not only will it get you moving, it’ll bring a smile to your face.

PEA 4095 $189

PEA 4109 $189

Karla Groesbeck

35588 Thu 12:00pm – 1:00pm

May 13 – Jul 29

WEB

Trail Walks 101 Trail walking builds muscles, boosts your brain power, and increases the release of happiness hormones. Get started creating your individualized fitness goals with a certified personal trainer. Learn how to stay safe on the trail, what to wear, what to bring and where to go. Enjoy four different trails to start your cardio fitness journey. This class is a great introduction to a lifetime of healthy living. PEA 4018 $125

Jim Nelson

35529 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

May 22 – Jun 26

WEB

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35745 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Jul 6 – Aug 10

WEB

WELL-BEING Making Habits Stick Good habits are foundational to a good life. Find insight into what leading experts say about beginning and keeping habits in your everyday life. You will receive individual attention on your habit goals and the development of strategies to help make them stick. HEC 4261 $129

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Karen Vigmostad

35751 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

May 1 & May 8

WEB

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H EA LTH A N D W E L L N ES S

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Personal Enrichment

Help Yourself with Self-Hypnosis

Take Control of Your Anxiety

Do you want to understand more about the science behind hypnosis? Learn and practice techniques to engage the mind, body and emotions. Explore research from academic sources as well as popular practitioners to support your practice. Find the power to change you!

Anxiety is the most common disorder in the United States, and one that is highly treatable. Learn about anxiety, negative thinking and how to identify your anxiety symptoms. Explore techniques from a holistic approach that will put you in control.

HEC 4430 $39

35563 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Conrad Welsing May 4 & May 11

WEB

HSC 4400 $29

Kathleen Nelson

35634 Wed 6:30pm – 8:30pm

May 12

WEB

35635 Wed 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Jun 16

WEB

Senior Focus 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.

Please note: All Spring/Summer 2021 Senior Focus classes will take place online. View the class schedule at wccnet.edu/senior-focus. Ann Arbor Senior Center

Glacier Hills

Pittsfield Senior Center

1320 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor 734-794-6250

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

701 W. Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor 734-822-2117

Chelsea Adult Learners

Jewish Community Center

Saline Area Senior Center

P.O. Box 134, Chelsea 734-292-5540

2935 Birch Hollow Dr., Ann Arbor 734-971-0990

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

Chelsea Pines

Manchester Senior Center

325 Wilkinson St., Chelsea 734-433-9130

912 City Rd., Manchester 734-428-7628

Ypsilanti Senior Citizens Recreation Center

Chelsea Senior Center

Northfield Senior Center

512 E. Washington St., Chelsea 734-475-9242

9101 Main St., Whitmore Lake 734-449-2295

Dexter Senior Center

Parkridge Community Center

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

591 Armstrong Dr., Ypsilanti 734-483-7700

1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti 734-483-5014

Ypsilanti Township Community Center 2025 E. Clark Rd., Ypsilanti 734-544-3800

To register or for more information, please visit wccnet.edu/senior-focus or call 734-677-5060.

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H E A LTH A ND W EL LNESS

Hobbies and Exploration

Windows into Wellness: Cultivating Compassion Learn how cultivating compassion can sustain you through tense times and transitions. Discover how self-care and self-compassion are essential for our own wellness and the wellness of our families and communities. With compassion as a foundation, your ambitious and altruistic pursuits can become sustainable and successful. HSC 4164 $15

Robin Goldberg

35552 Tue 6:00pm – 7:00pm

May 18

WEB

Growing Microgreens

Making Healing Creams, Salves and Lip Balm 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 $55

MI Folk School

35667 Sat 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Jun 26

FOOD AND DRINK

WEB

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. Turn an ordinary meal into something gastronomically delicious with your homegrown microgreens. CUL 4138 $49

MI Folk School

35663 Wed 6:15pm – 9:15pm

May 5

WEB

Cottage Food Industry: Make Money Selling Your Homemade Food Learn how to set up your own cottage-based industry and how it relates to the permaculture concept. Examine which foods are allowable for sale and the requirements for labels and listings. Find out about sales records and how to plug into the network of existing cottage food operations. HEC 4071 $39

MI Folk School

35662 Thu 6:15pm – 8:15pm

May 6

WEB

Moroccan Dinner Discover the flavors of North Africa! The Moroccan meal you’ll prepare and enjoy will include a chicken-vegetable stew, couscous and eggplant salad. Our evening will end with a dried fruit couscous. CUL 4157 $45

Herbal First Aid Kit

Gain the knowledge and confidence to help yourself and others! Learn how to identify, harvest, cultivate and process medicinal plants for burns, bug bites, cuts and scrapes, muscle aches, and more. At the end of class, you’ll have a strong start on your own herbal first aid kit. HEC 4264 $55

MI Folk School

35737 Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Aug 3

WEB

Jinan Ekhatib

35606 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

May 13

Knife Sharpening Demystified 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 the focus is on kitchen knives, you’ll also learn how to apply the same principles to other tools. Working with your knives at home will perfect your skills. CUL 4098 $35

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

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MI Folk School

35665 Tue 6:15pm – 8:15pm

May 25

WEB

35666 Tue 6:15pm – 8:15pm

Jul 20

WEB

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Rustic Italian Cooking

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NEW RECIPES

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! Homemade Pizza, Focaccia and Bread 35567

May 5

WEB

Polenta Three Ways 35568

May 12

Pasta Three Ways CUL 4044

May 19

Jun 2

WEB

35569

Jun 9

$45

35571

Jun 30

CUL 4044

WEB

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

$45

$45

WEB

Summer Salads from Three Regions 35572

Jul 7

WEB

CUL 4044 $45

$45

WEB

Chicken Marsala

WEB

Roasted Veal CUL 4044

A Taste of Southern Italy: Sicilian-Style Seafood CUL 4024 35566

Jun 23

$45

A Taste of Northern Italy: Rack of Lamb CUL 4023 35565

35570

CUL 4044

Vegetarian-Style Supper 35586

Jul 14

CUL 4044

WEB

$45

$45

CUL 4044

WEB

$45

Seafood and Vegetables on the Grill CUL 4044 35575

Jul 28

WEB

$45

TRAINER PROFILE

Francesca Giarraffa RUSTIC ITALIAN COOKING Francesca Giarraffa emigrated to the United States in 1984 from her home in Naples, Italy. After arriving in Ann Arbor, she worked in a variety of area restaurants before she began teaching Italian cooking, a natural progression for her. “My love for cooking comes from the times I spent with my grandmother, mother, and aunt in the kitchen, talking, working, laughing and preparing food for our family,” said Giarraffa. “Making the special holiday meals was the best.” Giarraffa creates an atmosphere of fun in her classes, imitating the joy she grew up with in the kitchen. She especially loves when someone tells her that making a dish brings back memories of parents, grandparents and family. Giarraffa delights in passing on the traditions of making food from her native country and sharing her memories of growing up. “I really enjoy the fact that people come to my classes and they learn that making, let’s say, a lasagna, or risotto, or pasta, isn’t that hard,” added Giarraffa. “It’s fun and easy and they become proud of themselves.”

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Vegetarian Syrian Dinner Explore the delicious flavors of Syria, as you help prepare and savor a vegetarian, gluten-free meal of megadarra, a dish of rice and lentils with caramelized onions. You will also make a legume salad and a light zucchini baba gunje. A dried fruit compote will be our dessert. CUL 4157 $45

Jinan Ekhatib May 6

35605 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

WEB

Syrian Lunch Indulge yourself with this delicious Syrian meal. Learn to prepare a tasty dish of chickpeas and bread with a tahini-yogurt sauce and fried almond garnish and shakshuka, a yummy tomato stew with a sunny-side-up egg on top. Dessert will be fried pancakes with a walnut stuffing, served with a simple syrup. CUL 4157 $45

Jinan Ekhatib Jun 10

35607 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

WEB

Syrian Appetizers Dazzle your guests with well-known Middle Eastern appetizers. Learn how to prepare falafel, hummus, eggplant baba and tabbouleh. CUL 4157 $45

WEB

Homesteading 101 Want to take living green to the next level? It doesn’t take much effort to live a homesteading life, even in the suburbs or at a modest living space in the city. Explore gardening, canning, solar systems, chickens, wild crafting, harvesting, cooking, homemade cosmetics, graywater systems, permaculture and much more. HEC 4166 $49

MI Folk School May 4

35664 Tue 6:15pm – 9:15pm

“The instructor made it

so easy to understand. I used his suggestions the next day!

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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 perma– culture 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

35660 Tue 6:15pm – 8:15pm

May 11

WEB

Jinan Ekhatib Jul 8

35608 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

GARDENING

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Container Gardening: A Plant in Every Pot Find out everything you need to know to grow flowers or vegetables in containers! Container gardens are great for small spaces and areas with poor soil. Whether you want to brighten your porch or balcony with some seasonal flowers, grow some herbs for cooking, or harvest your own vegetables, there’s a container for you. You’ll learn how to choose containers (including cheap and creative options), soil and soil amendments, and how to arrange, water and care for your plants. HEC 4375 $35

Monica Milla

35612 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Jun 8

WEB

Heirloom Flowers The old-fashioned flowers our great grandmothers loved to grow were colorful, fragrant and hardy, and just as perfect for today’s gardens. Discover some forgotten plants and rediscover old favorites as you learn about flowers grown in southeastern Michigan in the 1860s. Find out everything you need to know to grow these flowers, plus fun facts about Victorian planting styles and flower meanings. We’ll also touch on items popular in seed catalogs in the late 1800s. HEC 4715 $35

Monica Milla

35613 Wed 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Jun 16

WEB

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

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


H O B B IES A N D EXP L O R ATIO N

HISTORY AND CULTURE Explore the Next Steps in Your Genetic Genealogy Explore the popular trend of DNA testing for individuals in an easyto-understand casual presentation. Explore the options and work necessary to make your testing results more worthwhile. Discussion and examples of current offerings are key components of this class. HSC 4394 $39

35564 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Conrad Welsing Jun 1 & Jun 8

WEB

Genealogy: Discovering Your Family History Explore the basics of doing family research. Learn how to locate and use the the wealth of records available to you, both on and off the Internet, to learn more about your ancestors. Understand how to keep track of your research and how to find and work with others who have done work on your family. SOC 4100 $129

35671 Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Omer Winborn Jun 3 – Jun 24

WEB

Sustainable Justice: Localizing Global Goals 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. Get an introductory overview of SDGs and how they relate to local community issues. ECO 4020 $29

35622 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY 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. • 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.

Dawn Nelson Aug 3

WEB

Feminism and Environmental Peacebuilding 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. ENV 4000 $39

35556 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Dawn Nelson Aug 10 & Aug 17

WEB

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SEWING

Home and Life

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine If you have a sewing machine and have little or no sewing experience, this class is for you. Learn how to set up your sewing machine and operate it safely. Sample basic skills and stretch your creative muscles as you learn a skill that will last you a lifetime. HEC 1003 $59

Heather Reed

35589 Tue, Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

May 11 – May 13 WEB

Basics of Sewing: Getting Started Using Patterns Now that you can use your sewing machine, learn how to select appropriate fabrics and patterns, practice cutting techniques, and decode sewing instructions.

35590 Tue, Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

May 18 – May 25 WEB

Do you have a collection of presser feet for your sewing machine, but don’t know their purpose? Or, would you like to become more proficient in using them? Explore the mystery of these feet and learn how to use them and create samples for each. HEC 4227 $49

Heather Reed

35591 Sat 10:00am – 1:00pm

Jun 12

WEB

CIS 1245 $189

Denise Swope

35576 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

May 11 – May 27 WEB

Have you taken a look at a notions wall and felt overwhelmed by the multitude of options? Discover the best notion solutions for your sewing project. Learn which threads to choose, which needles work best for your machine, what types of pins can best hold your fabric together and more! HEC 4248 $35

Heather Reed

35592 Tue 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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

35577 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Denise Swope Jun 1 – Jun 17

WEB

Computer Basics 3: Internet Plus

Threads, Pins and Needles

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.

Heather Reed

Presser Feet Decoded

Computer Basics 1: Getting Started with Your Windows Computer

HEC 1003 $89

COMPUTING AT HOME

Jun 15

WEB

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. CIS 1009 $189

Denise Swope

35578 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Jun 22 – Jul 8

WEB

A-Hem! Master 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 $49

Heather Reed

35593 Sat 10:00am – 1:00pm

Jun 19

WEB

Exploring Smartphones and Tablets 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

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35595 Tue, Thu 1:30pm – 3:30pm

May 11 – May 27 WEB

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


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Managing Your Gmail

DIY: Kitchen Remodeling

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.

Want to improve the flow and function of your kitchen? Explore remodeling basics with a licensed builder. Some of the topics we will cover include design, lighting, plumbing, cabinets, countertops and flooring.

CIS 4046 $95

CON 4017 $39

35579 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 1:00pm

Denise Swope Jul 13 & Jul 15

WEB

Steven Bredernitz

35583 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Jun 24

WEB

An Introduction to Google Drive and Docs

Ceramic Tile Installation

Discover 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.

Have you always wanted to learn how to install ceramic tile on walls or floors? In this class, we will discuss the tools and processes needed to do just that. We will also cover tile repair and maintenance.

CIS 4047 $95

35580 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 1:00pm

Jul 20 & Jul 22

WEB

Master the fundamentals of creating, formatting and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations and forms with Google Drive. Get tips on organizing and searching and using the many features available through this platform. CIS 4056 $189 35581 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Steven Bredernitz

35584 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Jul 15

WEB

Denise Swope

Advancing in Google Docs and Drive

CON 4700 $39

Denise Swope Jul 27 – Aug 12

WEB

PERSONAL FINANCE Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Learn about the basics of estate planning including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney from a practicing attorney. Explore ways to transfer your property outside of probate. Gain the knowledge necessary to decide what estate plan is right for you. LAW 4015 $65

Virginia Cardwell

35551 Tue 7:00pm – 8:30pm

May 4 – May 18

WEB

DIY HOME REPAIR

Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

Bathroom Remodeling: Affordable Luxury

Invest a few hours to learn the best ways to prepare your home for sale including repairs, essential safety-related updates you should make and decluttering and cleaning necessities. Hear from a real estate professional and a building inspector about the five common mistakes home sellers should avoid.

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

35582 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Steven Bredernitz May 27

WEB

Interior Design Basics: Residential Have you ever wanted to create a beautiful space that transforms your home into something wonderful? Explore ways to do just that in this informative class. You’ll learn about space planning, visual thinking and color theory, and how to use these in the primary rooms in your house. It’s a perfect time to reinvent your living environment! HEC 4262 $115

35746 Wed 6:30pm – 8:30pm

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

Jennifer O’Connor Jun 23 – Jul 28

MAI

RES 4015 $65

Steven Bredernitz / Mildred Matthews

35585 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

May 6 & May 13

WEB

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Financial Literacy for Millennials Many Millennials and Gen Xers face common financial challenges. In this 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.

FIN 4013 $29

Rick Harkness

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

35609 Mon 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Jun 14

WEB

35610 Sat 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Jun 19

WEB

Personal Enrichment

FIN 4005 $49

Ellen Abramson

35611 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Jul 22 – Jul 29

WEB

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. Want to “talk the talk?” Visit wccnet.edu/noncredit.

Languages Conversational Spanish: Level 1

Intro to Conversational Medical Spanish

Focus: for beginners- greetings, home and household, colors, time and dates

Focus: basic and intermediate medical terminology and phrases for health care interactions and procedures

SPN 1000 $259

SPN 4004 $259

Gregorio Melean

35646 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

May 15 – Jul 17

WEB

Conversational Spanish: Level 2 Focus: intermediate-level conversation in person, over the phone and via email, asking for and receiving directions, scheduling meetings and using common travel phrases SPN 1050 $259

Gregorio Melean

35647 Tue 6:30pm – 8:30pm

May 11 – Jul 13

WEB

Focus: school, work, hobbies and sports, conjugating verbs in the imperfect, subjunctive, and indicative tenses, including irregular verbs

Gregorio Melean

35648 Wed 6:30pm – 8:30pm

May 3 – Jul 19*

Japanese: Level 3 Focus: additional vocabulary, grammar and useful expressions, continued customs, country ad culture JPN 4015 $229

Kenji Yano

35760 Tue, Thu 6:30pm – 7:30pm

May 4 – Jul 8

May 12 – Jun 30

WEB

GRM 4001 $229

Petra Beierling

35823 Sat 9:00am – 11:00am *No class on May 29, Jul 3.

May 15 – Jul 31* WEB

Russian for Travelers

Focus: improve listening comprehension and word structure for whose who can already hold a basic conversation

Focus: alphabet, greetings, food and dining, occupations

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Focus: greetings and useful phrases for daily living and social situations. German culture and traditions including history, beliefs, customs and foods

Conversational Spanish: Level 4

SPN 4006 $259

WEB

German: Level 2

Conversational Spanish: Level 3

SPN 4003 $245

Gregorio Melean

35644 Mon 6:30pm – 8:30pm *No class on May 31, Jul 5.

May 13 – Jul 15

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RUS 4004 $229

Natalia Alexandrova

35627 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm *No class on Jul 3.

May 1 – Jul 10*

WEB

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


SUMMER TECH CAMPS INNOVATE • MOTIVATE • COLLABORATE

powered by

For a complete list of 2021 summer camps, visit: wccnet.edu/camps Drawing Characters: Anime Animals

3D Animation Ages 11-18

Get inspired to create anime animals that show emotion, movement and action. With Japanese anime and graphic novels as our springboard, learn how to draw animals with distinctive features and expressions. Explore lighting, value and backgrounds. ART 4053 $239

35549 Mon-Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

Drawing for Teens: Finding Inspiration

Debra Golden Jun 14 – Jun 18

WEB

Explore the world of art. Discover a different contemporary artist each day and examine their style, media, subject and possible inspiration. You’ll sketch an example of the artist’s work, eventually creating an original work inspired by the artist of the day. Subjects will include flying creatures, people and symbolic shapes using pencil, pens, charcoal and pastels as our drawing media. You will increase your observation and drawing skills, and develop new sources for artistic inspiration. ART 4019 $239

35550 Mon-Fri 1:00pm – 4:00pm

ANI 4000 $325 | mandatory fee: $25

Ages 13-18

Debra Golden Jun 21 – Jun 25

WEB

Ages 14-18

Video games, animated films, VFX and virtual reality have been brought to life through the visual power of 3D animation. Get a jump on learning the entire 3D production pipeline (modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, rendering and compositing) through six focused classes over two weeks. At the end of the camp, you’ll have a rendered 3D animated short of your own creation and a digital kit of 50 3D mechanical assets that you can use for future animation projects.

35672 Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Music and Audio Production Camp

Kevin Bindschadler Jul 26 – Aug 6

Ages 14-18

Discover the exciting world of music and audio production for both career and fun. Explore audio recording software platforms and hardware and the principles of sound and acoustics. While the primary focus will be on music production, you will also learn about the tools for podcasts, video gaming and virtual reality. Working together with others, you will produce an original piece of music or arrangement using both live acoustic recordings and virtual instruments in recording software. If you move through life with a song in your head, you don’t want to miss this! MUS 4053 $100

Introduction to Drones for Youth

Ages 11-14

Join us for a week-long, deep dive into the world of drones! Learn about the history of drones while gaining hands-on experience with a drone simulator. We’ll go step by step through the process of getting your drone safely up in the air. We will also explore 3D printing and how to use 3D printers to design and print drone parts. HOB 4028 $299 | mandatory fee: $40

35558 Mon-Fri 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Masters of Mobility: Robots on the Road

Detroit Drones Jul 26 – Jul 30

WEB

Ages 11-14

Develop your coding skills with a quick-to-build, easy-to-operate, challenging-to-master robot car! Learn to program and operate your robot car using advanced driver assist systems, like lane assist, crash avoidance and autonomous driving, that are on the road right now! CIS 4059 $325 | mandatory fee: $50

Square One

35637 Mon-Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

Jul 26 – Jul 30

WEB

35638 Mon-Fri 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Jul 26 – Jul 30

WEB

WEB

David Clipner

35741 Mon 12:00pm – 4:00pm Tue, Wed 1:00pm – 4:00pm Thu, Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm

Jul 26 – Jul 30

WEB

Jumpstart Your College Essay Ages 15-18 Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where do you even start and how do you fit it all into the word count? This college application essay boot camp prompts you to sit down and get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory your high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. You will need a laptop, notebook and pen. ENG 4012 $69

Frances Wang

35548 Sat 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Aug 21 & Aug 28

WEB

REGISTER TODAY:

wccnet.edu/camps 734-677-5060


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.

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 online class details. All mandatory fees must be paid at the time of registration. Check the 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 database. 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 bring your driver’s license or state-issued photo ID to Student Connection on the WCC campus by January 1, 2021, to confirm that you are 65 years of age and in-district residency status.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 cover 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/workforcedevelopment, 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 BE120 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 SC247, Student Center Building, 734-973-3536.

William G. Milliken Jr., Chair Angela Davis, Vice Chair Ruth A. Hatcher, Secretary David DeVarti, Treasurer Christina M. H. Fleming Dr. Richard J. Landau 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: 3/21

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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 SC247, 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.

| Spring/Summer 2021

Register online: wccnet.edu/noncredit


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, SC203 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 34. Signature required _______________________________________________________________________________________________

wccnet.edu/noncredit / 734-677-5060

Date

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Spring/Summer 2021 |

/ __________ / _____________

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

Profile for Washtenaw Community College

ECC ECD Brochure, Spring/Summer 2021  

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