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Winter 2020 Classes

CONNECTIVITY:

Road Map of the Future Automated Vehicle Localization Techniques Excel Core for Mobility Analysts Applied Machine Learning UNITY Basics: Maps and Apps

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Professional Development / Personal Enrichment Find your class at wccnet.edu/economic-development


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47 CLASSES

Noncredit classes from Washtenaw Community College provide you the opportunity to develop new skills, explore your potential and pursue your passions.

Excel Core for Mobility Analysts 11

There are over 300 classes to choose from, including 30 which are brand new this semester. Our top-notch trainers are subject matter experts from the community that bring practical experience to the classroom.

Overcoming Sales Objections 17

Whether you’re looking for classes to upgrade your skills for career advancement, satisfy professional requirements or you’re ready to branch out with a new hobby, WCC offers the classes to help you grow your knowledge and build your skills. Simply follow the easy steps to register for classes in the back of the brochure.

Moving Towards Zero Waste 33

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Business Acumen: Becoming Savvy at Work 16 Sandal-Making Workshop 28 Art Exploration: Sampler Series 30 Gentle Graffiti 31 Sewing Open Studio 44 Financial Literacy for Millennials 47 And many more: Look inside.

Register online. It’s easy! Before registering for the first time, create your account/profile. Details on page 51. wccnet.edu/economic-development

Dr. Michelle Mueller Vice President Economic & College Development We are certified by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. See pages 5 and 6 for classes with IACET accreditation.


Noncredit Classes Winter 2020

Digital Marketing

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Social Media

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Web Applications

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Creative Arts

Health Care, Human and Social Services Ethical and Legal Issues

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Nursing 8 Mental/Behavioral Health and Counseling

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Older Adult Care

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Pain/Pain Symptom Management

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Information Technology Communications Infrastructure

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Programming 10 Virtual Reality

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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Professional Skills Business Software

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Construction and Code Compliance

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Financial Management and Purchasing

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Human Resources Management

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Leadership/Management 14 Office and Administrative Support

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Soft Skills

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Sales 17 Legal 19

Industry-Based Certifications Workforce Certification Center

SCECH: Teaching and Education

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Creative Writing

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Digital Photography

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Fiber Arts

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Handcrafting 27 Music, Dance and Theater

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Visual Arts

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Health and Wellness Fitness 32 Well-Being 33

Hobbies and Exploration Food and Drink

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Gardening 39 History and Culture

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Sewing 42

Home and Life Computing at Home

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DIY Home Repair

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Personal Finance

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Languages

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Motorcycle Safety

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Senior Focus

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Youth on Campus

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Online Learning 5 Customized Training 23

Job-Seeker Training Health Care

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Marketing/PR

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Location Index

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Policies / Information 50 How to Register 51

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Professional Development

Marketing/PR DIGITAL MARKETING Best Practices for Using Social Media in the Workplace Social media channels are now a major form of communication in business. Learn how to smoothly integrate social media practices into your workplace without losing productivity. BMG 1234 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

29640 Tue, Thu 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Ziad Al-Hihi

Mar 10 – Mar 12

MAI

Does your webpage appear in Google’s top search results? Discover the various ways that Google ranks webpages and blogs. Learn tips to improve your website’s search engine visibility and increase traffic. Walk away with many search engine optimization techniques you can apply to your e-marketing strategy for your business or nonprofit organization. BMG 1068 $55 | mandatory fee: $5 | CEUs: 0.3 Shannon Beeman 29426 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Learn to make compelling, effective videos in this hands-on class. Go from start to a polished finish, as you work with basic lighting, sound and editing techniques, marketing and SEO. BMG 1017 $99 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.6 Damon Thompson

Search Engine Optimization Tips

Basic Video Production

Mar 18

MAI

29421 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Feb 11 – Feb 13

MAI

Effective Video Marketing Learn how to tell your story, provide useful information and engage your audience. We will analyze videos from successful national campaigns and local favorites, and discuss tips that will help you create value for your viewers. BMG 1072 $55 | mandatory fee: $5 | CEUs: 0.3

29424 Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Damon Thompson

Mar 17

MAI

Blogging Best Practices

Video Editing Basics

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 keep people coming back and attract new readers.

This hands-on workshop with video editing software will introduce you to terminology and techniques that result in more polished digital videos. You’ll learn how to import, trim and arrange your clips, add effects, narration and a custom soundtrack. You’ll also learn how to encode and upload your masterpiece to share on the web.

BMG 1061 $55 | mandatory fee: $5 | CEUs: 0.3

VID 1000 $169 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 1.2 Damon Thompson

29422 Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Melanie Hilliard

Feb 25

MAI

“This class provided

29427 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 24 – Apr 2

YouTube and Video Marketing

resources for me to continue to learn about blogging and general marketing strategies.

— Class participant, Blogging Best Practices

Discover how to effectively use videos in your marketing strategy. Learn the steps to create and brand your own YouTube channel. You’ll explore ways to gain more views and subscribers to bring more attention to your organization. INP 1006 $99 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.6 Damon Thompson

29433 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Apr 14 – Apr 16

Develop the knowledge and skills to effectively use digital technologies to communicate, collaborate and share digital content. Learn best practices for positive engagement that support a reputation of good digital citizenship.

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Digital Citizenship: Being Responsible Online

BMG 1211 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

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29634 Mon, Wed 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Ziad Al-Hihi

Feb 24 – Feb 26

MAI

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


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Professional Development

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 $55 | mandatory fee: $5 | CEUs: 0.3

Melanie Hilliard

Mar 9

MAI

29423 Mon 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Tap into quality professional development classes with armchair convenience

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 $55 | mandatory fee: $5 | CEUs: 0.3 Shannon Beeman

29428 Mon 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jan 13

MAI

SOCIAL MEDIA Effective Communication on Social Media Are your social media communications bringing the results you want? Make your web presence rich with information and media to effectively promote your product or service. Explore how and where to collect meaningful content that resonates with your target audiences. BMG 1058 $55 | mandatory fee: $5 | CEUs: 0.3

29431 Mon 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Melanie Hilliard

Feb 17

MAI

Maximize Your Business Facebook Page Use the power of Facebook to take your current business or nonprofit page to the next level. Explore methods to monitor customer opinions, develop loyalty and establish two-way communication. BMG 1071 $99 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.6

29425 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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

Shannon Beeman

Feb 3 – Feb 5

MAI

Next Level with LinkedIn

Nothing pays off more than an investment in yourself.

Business owners, job seekers and entrepreneurs, kickstart your LinkedIn profile to maximize your networking potential. Discover ways to build a network of quality contacts to achieve your goals. BMG 1067 $55 | mandatory fee: $5 | CEUs: 0.3 Shannon Beeman

29429 Mon 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 9

*These classes are IACET-approved.

wccnet.edu/economic-development / 734-677-5060

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“The class was very

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relevant and the instructor was one of the best that I have experienced.

Want to start or grow your small business? Washtenaw Community College is proud to host the Greater Washtenaw region offices of the Michigan Small Business Development Center™. SBDC’s core mission is to enhance Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. This coincides with WCC’s mission of working in partnership with the communities we serve. The MI-SBDC is known throughout Michigan for its quality, no-cost counseling, low-cost training and market research capabilities.

We can help. For more information, contact us today. UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

• Forming Your LLC or DBA: Do It Now! • Know Your Numbers • How to Buy or Sell a Business • Get Your Business Online

— Class participant, Wordpress: Get Started

Social Media Best Practices* How can you tell if your e-marketing is effective? Are your messages meeting the audience you want? Learn how to apply proven principles of marketing, public relations and customer service to the social media landscape. Explore some of the new best practices and how to avoid common pitfalls. BMG 1056 $55 | mandatory fee: $5 | CEUs: 0.3 Shannon Beeman

29430 Mon 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jan 27

WEB APPLICATIONS WordPress: Get Started* 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 $189 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 1.2

29419 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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WordPress for Professionals Build on your skills from WordPress: Get Started, as we 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.

www.sbdcmichigan.org

Philip Ingland

Jan 16 – Feb 6

INP 1012 $189 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 1.2

sbdc@wccnet.edu | 734-477-8762

MAI

29420 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Philip Ingland

Feb 20 – Mar 12

MAI

*These classes are IACET-approved.

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


CAREER TRANSITIONS

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

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For more details, please contact the WCC Career Transitions Office 734-677-5155 or careers@wccnet.edu

Build Your Network

2020 LUNCHEON SERIES | March 19, 2020 The Economic Outlook University of Michigan economists Donald R. Grimes and Gabriel Ehrlich Become a member and stay current on economic news and trends, and network with leaders in the community. For membership and event registration visit: washtenaweconclub.org

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Health Care, Human and Social Services

“I found this class kept my attention by being openly interactive. ”

ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

— Class participant, Applications of Social Work Ethics in Caring for the Elderly

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. We will examine different case scenarios and engage in role-playing and discussion. HSC 4123 $99 | mandatory fee: $19 | CEUs: 5

29694 Fri 9:15am – 3:15pm

Patricia Hall

Mar 27

MAI

Medical Marijuana: Help or Just a High? What types of conditions can improve through the use of medical marijuana? What are the possible addictive qualities, and the legal issues in the workplace and inpatient care for those with authorization to possess and use medical marijuana? Get answers to these and other questions in this class on clinical issues. HSC 1052 $70 | mandatory fee: $15 | CEUs: 3

29370 Fri 8:30am – 12:00pm

MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COUNSELING

Michael Mogan

Mar 20

MAI

Codependence in Interpersonal Conflicts Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health issue. The role of codependence as an integral part of this dynamic is only peripherally understood and inadequately addressed in most therapeutic situations. IPV victims, regardless of sex, sexual preference or race, have a significant need for clinical intervention that identifies and addresses codependence issues. This seminar will help you teach your clients to recognize the eight early signs of a potentially violent relationship, the dynamics of codependency and IPV, and distinguish phases of violence through examining the power and control cycle HSC 4122 $120 | mandatory fee: $19 | CEUs: 6

NURSING

29372 Fri 8:30am – 3:30pm

Jan 17

Michael Mogan

MAI

Early Childhood Trauma: Diagnosis and Treatment

RN/LPN Skills Refresher Class Are you an RN or LPN seeking license renewal? This blended class provides up to eight hours of supervised practice and up to four hours of testing for the validation of your nursing skills. Topics include: head-to-toe physical assessment including vital signs, medication administration, documentation, surgical asepsis infection control; safety including fall prevention, body mechanics and transfers. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive a certificate of completion.

The emotional and behavioral effects of childhood trauma can last a lifetime in many profound ways. Explore the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood trauma in adults, and learn about current treatment modalities. A must for practitioners working with clients who show depression, anxiety and other disorders. HSC 4039 $120 | mandatory fee: $19 | CEUs: 6

HSC 1049 mandatory fee: $377

29368 Fri 8:30am – 3:30pm

Apr 17

Michael Mogan

MAI

WCC Trainer

29703 Fri 10:00am – 4:00pm

Feb 21 – Feb 28

MAI

Human Trafficking: Stealing Lives

29704 Fri 10:00am – 4:00pm

Apr 17 – Apr 24

MAI

This workshop will identify and address many of the basic issues and questions about human trafficking. Topics include: how to identify perpetrators, profile victims, and the emotional and physical indications of victimization. We will also discuss the approaches, tactics and strategies traffickers use to recruit and maintain their victims in servitude and the reasons they continue to succeed despite heightened awareness. The individual, social and cultural damages of trafficking and how clinicians can help stop it will also be a part of this important workshop.

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

wccnet.edu/economic-development

HSC 4381 $109 | mandatory fee: $19 | CEUs: 6

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29371 Fri 8:30am – 3:30pm

Feb 21

Michael Mogan

MAI

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

Discover the benefits of using improvisation techniques in the practice of social work and other health professions in order to assist clients with greater flexibility, resilience and coping. This is an experiential learning class. HSC 4401 $60 | mandatory fee: $5 | CEUs: 4.5 29757 Wed 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Miriam Kirscht

Mar 11 – Mar 25

MOR

Internet Addiction: Clinical Strategies for Assessing, Diagnosing and Treating Clients Do you know how to identify and treat Internet addiction? Given the recent recognition of this disorder, therapists often feel unprepared to properly treat the problem, and in our technology-driven culture symptoms of internet addiction are easy to mask. Join us to learn strategies for its diagnosis, assessment and treatment. HSC 1048 $70 | mandatory fee: $15 | CEUs: 3

29369 Fri 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Professional Development

OLDER ADULT CARE

Improvisation for Anxiety

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Recognizing Dementia, Delirium and Depression Along with the increased longevity of adults in the baby boom generation comes a significant challenge for anyone who works with older adults. Learn to recognize and accurately assess dementia, delirium and/or depression, conditions that often present with similar symptoms but require different plans for intervention and treatment. HSC 4226 $70 | mandatory fee: $15 | CEUs: 3

29693 Fri 8:30am – 12:00pm

Patricia Hall

Mar 13

MAI

PAIN/PAIN SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT

Michael Mogan

Mar 20

MAI

Victim Advocacy Training This intensive online class trains and qualifies you to provide assistance to crime victims. Prepare to work in areas, such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers and hotlines, as well as with state and county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. Topics include: legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims’ rights, counseling skills ethics, effects of victimization on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships and crisis intervention.

Pain Management: Nonprescription Answers Discover the multidimensional aspects of treating those with persistent pain conditions in this interactive and dynamic class. We will examine new advances in clinical research, assessment tools and evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatments. We will also explore ethical considerations in opioid treatment, end-of-life care and societal barriers to appropriate pain management. HSC 4755 $65 | mandatory fee: $15

29774 Fri 12:00pm – 3:30pm

Michael Mogan Jan 31

MOR

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

29615 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jan 13 – Feb 28

29616 ONLINE: Open Registration

Mar 9 – Apr 24

See requirements and accredited hours on page 8.

TRAINER PROFILE

Michael Mogan HEALTH CARE, HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES Michael Mogan is an experienced social worker with a demonstrated history in the mental health care industry. Mogan has taught for over 35 years at various institutions including Davenport and Eastern Michigan University, before joining the professional development training staff at WCC. “I love the face-to-face interaction with students and the sense of accomplishment from bringing new ideas and understanding to my fellow social workers,” says Mogan. “I can’t emphasize enough the importance of sharing information and experiences and the need for clinical professionals to offer the most effective understanding and treatment for their clients.” Mogan’s classes are highly interactive and emphasize participant interaction and the sharing of experience and skills with others. All who attend will gain new and useful information and will benefit from networking with peers. Mogan holds a Master’s of Social Work from Wayne State University and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn.

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Information Technology

CONNECTIVITY:

Road Map of the Future

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

29708 ONLINE: Open Registration

Sohaib Arif Jan 1 – Apr 30

VIRTUAL REALITY

COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T) Discover a general, easy-to-understand approach to fiber optic testing standards, equipment and technological approaches for fiber network testing and splicing, and how to choose among them. This class explores the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of single mode fiber optic networks and provides a detailed overview and demonstration of various pieces of equipment for testing and maintenance. CIS 4082 mandatory fee: $795

UNITY Basics: Maps and Apps

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

Clair Dickson

29553 ONLINE: Open Registration

29555 Thu, Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

BDI DataLynk Feb 13 – Feb 14

MAI

Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) Through a combination of theory and hands-on activities, learn how to identify fibers and their connectors. You will also learn how to install, terminate, splice and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. CIS 4081 mandatory fee: $895

BDI DataLynk

29554 Mon – Wed 8:00am – 5:00pm Feb 10 – Feb 12

MAI

Jan 1 – Apr 30

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist: Outside Plant (CFOS/O) Become familiar with industry standards governing the installation, testing and troubleshooting of fiber optic cable in the outside plant (OSP) rugged environment. You’ll learn how to properly identify OSP fiber cabling types and recognize various outside plant closures used in OSP fiber installation. You’ll also learn how to install, prepare, terminate, splice and properly test and troubleshoot installed cable to existing standards. The class will cover both mechanical and fusion splicing. CIS 4086 mandatory fee: $925

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BDI DataLynk Feb 15 – Feb 16

MAI

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INF OR MATIO N TEC H N O L O GY

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

29562 ONLINE: Open Registration

Alex Sergay Jan 1 – Apr 30

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

29556 ONLINE: Open Registration

Clair Dickson Jan 1 – Apr 30

Excel Core for Mobility Analysts Obtain a basic background in traffic operations, including traffic signal timing and warrants. Gain valuable support staff and technician skills for traffic system management that are transferable to most any position requiring Excel. Successful completion of this class prepares you for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2016 core exam. CIS 4079 mandatory fee: $375

29706 ONLINE: Open Registration

Clair Dickson Jan 1 – Apr 30

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Professional Skills

CONSTRUCTION AND CODE COMPLIANCE MIOSHA: Asbestos and Lead Awareness Learn proper techniques for protecting safety and health in the workplace. Find out about compliance with Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). Gain understanding of the health risks of asbestos and lead exposure and how to avoid them. CON 4123 $94

State of Michigan

29552 Thu 9:00am – 12:30pm

Mar 19

MAI

MIOSHA: Health Hazards in Construction Come learn about some typical health hazards and potential health issues within the construction industry. This workshop will also cover industrial hygiene basics; potential problems with exposures; and the use of engineering controls and personal protection equipment. CON 4061 $94

BUSINESS SOFTWARE

Excel 2016 Pivot Tables Pivot tables enable you to summarize data in a variety of ways. This four-hour class shows you the basics as well as more advanced pivot table techniques. Using sample data to develop pivot tables and charts, you will also learn how to sort, filter, group your results and use calculated fields. BOS 1028 $79 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.4

29697 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mar 3 – Mar 10

MAI

Whether you are a new or seasoned user of this financial management tool, this class will give you the support to operate QuickBooks 2018 at full capacity. You will explore the fundamentals and strategies of menu navigation, customization and basic accounting concepts, the chart of accounts, item lists and transactions. BOS 1019 $335 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 1.8 Kimberly Laughton Feb 10 – Feb 26

MAI

Smartsheet Training for Project Management Learn to use Smartsheet, the online, collaborative project management program. Master documenting and managing tasks, projects and resources. Through hands-on training, you’ll get an introduction to the user interface and Smartsheet templates, find the best format for your data, create task hierarchies, dependencies and predecessors, use start and end dates, assign tasks and more. BOS 1029 $200 | mandatory fee: $24 | CEUs: 0.4

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Join us to review the construction industry’s most commonly used scaffolds. We’ll review the regulations; the importance of training on scaffold hazards; and resources for employers who use scaffolding. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in an exercise using a scale, model-frame scaffold.

Kim Novak

QuickBooks 2018: Comprehensive

29417 Mon, Wed 6:30pm – 9:30pm

29551 Thu 9:00am – 12:30pm

MIOSHA: Part 12, Scaffolds and Scaffold Platforms

CON 4098 $130

State of Michigan

WCC Trainer

MAI

State of Michigan

29550 Wed 8:30am – 4:00pm

Apr 22

MAI

“A wonderful, in-depth

program at a fraction of the cost of other classes available. I am grateful to have been able to take this class. I can do anything I want in Quickbooks.

— Class participant, Quickbooks 2018: Comprehensive

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


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

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND PURCHASING Bookkeeping: Practical Skills for Business Starting your own business? Or maybe you’ve been tapped to do the bookkeeping for your company or organization. Don’t panic! Here’s where you can learn the basics of general bookkeeping tasks including: payroll, inventory, sales, paying vendors, preparing financial statements and more. This is a great place to start if you’re planning to take the QuickBooks class but don’t have an accounting background.

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Huron Valley Area Code Officials (HuVACO) Continuing Education Units

BMG 4082 $120 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.6 Kimberly Laughton

29416 Tue, Thu 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Feb 4 – Feb 6

MAI

Budgets and Financial Reports New to the world of finance? Get an overview of commonly used terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions and financial legislation. BMG 1199 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

29630 Thu 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Ziad Al-Hihi

Apr 16 – Apr 23

MAI

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Onboarding Millennials Develop smart onboarding strategies for the millennial generation. Learn tips to improve productivity, produce a happier and more skilled workforce, and increase employee retention. BMG 1227 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

29637 Tue, Thu 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Adam Abosedra

Mar 17 – Mar 19

MAI

Recruiting Top Talent How can your company capture qualified candidates? Discover the techniques for interviewing and recruitment that lead to hiring the right employees. BMG 1212 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

29635 Tue, Thu 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Adam Abosedra

Feb 18 – Feb 20

MAI

Discover winning techniques for recruiting, interviewing and hiring top-notch employees. Learn how to define positions, develop hiring strategies, filter applicants, conduct interviews, make offers and on-board new hires.

29618 Wed 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Adam Abosedra

Apr 1 – Apr 8

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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 • Certified Fire Inspectors • Building Inspectors • Plan Reviewers

HuVACO membership is $95 per year.

Strategies for Hiring the Right Employees

BMG 1218 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

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

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Membership includes tuition for the eight monthly classes and admission to an annual expo in April.

For information, or to request a class schedule or membership application, please call 734-677-5060 or send an email to ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu.

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LEADERSHIP:

Leadership and Influence: Achieving More

Motivate, Influence and Get Results

Discover how to use your power and influence to achieve goals, make decisions and lead. Gain the necessary skills and build the confidence necessary to become an effective leader that truly makes a difference in your organization. BMG 1222 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

Change Management Gain the necessary skills to effectively prepare and support your team through organizational changes. Learn common best practices, and how to ensure successful transition. BMG 1203 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

29631 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 1:30pm

Shani Penn

Jan 7 – Jan 9

MAI

The early identification of prospective managers and their management track are critical to your company’s prosperity and growth. Equip yourself with the best practices and knowledge in this class to give your new managers–and your company–the best chance for success. BMG 1209 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

29439 Mon, Wed 10:00am – 1:30pm

Shani Penn

Jan 13 – Jan 15

MAI

Jan 27 – Jan 29

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 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 29639 Mon, Wed 10:00am – 1:30pm

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

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Shani Penn

Feb 3 – Feb 5

BMG 1231 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

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Networking: Making the Most of Your Connections

Developing High-Performing Managers

29621 Mon, Wed 10:00am – 1:30pm

Shani Penn

29624 Mon, Wed 10:00am – 1:30pm

Shani Penn

Feb 10 – Feb 12

MAI

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


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

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Do you work in an assessment, treasurer’s or clerk’s office, or want to receive a basic education in assessment administration? Boost your value in your workplace with the knowledge and certification you’ll garner in this class.

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 1114 mandatory fee: $150 | CEUs: 2

BMG 1202 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Karen Newman 29435 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Apr 6 – Apr 8

29440 Tue, Thu 8:30am – 12:00pm

BMG 1239 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness

Yvette Adams

Apr 7 – Apr 9

HAR

Improve your phone skills, and become more confident in your phone interactions. Discover methods for driving sales, gaining new customers and retaining current clientele. Learn techniques for inbound and outbound calls, and get tips for dealing with rude and angry callers.

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

WCC Trainer

29665 Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm Jan 22 – Jan 24

Telephone Etiquette

MAI

Executive and Personal Assistants: Learning the Tools of the Trade

BMG 1213 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

Professional Development

Michigan Certified Assessing Technician (MCAT)

Boost Your Phone Skills and Become a Call Center Knockout

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29642 Mon, Wed 9:00am – 12:30pm

Feb 10 – Feb 12

MAI

Coaching and Mentoring Managers

Communication Strategies for Success

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.

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.

BMG 1223 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Yvette Adams

29622 Tue, Thu 9:00am – 12:30pm

Feb 11 – Feb 13

MAI

BMG 1206 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

Civility in the Workplace 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. BMG 1204 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

29437 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 1:30pm

Shani Penn

Feb 18 – Feb 20

Jennifer Fansler

Apr 1 – Apr 8

MAI

Delivering Constructive Criticism 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. BMG 1208 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.6

29633 Sat 9:00am – 12:30pm

Dwayne Seals

Apr 11 – Apr 18

MAI

Managing Meetings to Get Results

Between managing your own time and projects, solving and completing tasks with your team members, and helping other supervisors, your day can fill up before you know it. Become a more efficient and proficient supervisor with the information you’ll receive in this workshop. You’ll learn about delegating, managing time, setting goals and expectations (for yourself and others), providing feedback, resolving conflict and administering discipline. BMG 1236 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 29627 Mon, Wed 10:00am – 1:30pm

29438 Wed 11:00am – 2:30pm

MAI

Supervisory Skills Training

MAI

Learn techniques to confidently plan and lead meetings that will engage attendees. Through hands-on activities, explore how to minimize wasting time and run successful meetings that make a positive impression. BMG 1226 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

29623 Fri 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Ziad Al-Hihi

Apr 17 & Apr 24

MAI

Shani Penn

Feb 24 – Feb 26

wccnet.edu/economic-development / 734-677-5060

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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.

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

SOFT SKILLS Business Etiquette: How to Succeed in Every Situation Business etiquette is a practical social skill that plays an important role in career success as it builds better relationships and increases professionalism. Discover how to use professional interactions as opportunities to shine and get ahead. Learn best practices to build and maintain your professional credibility in this workshop. BMG 1201 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness

29436 Mon, Wed 9:00am – 12:30pm

Feb 24 – Feb 26

MAI

Body Language: The Importance of Nonverbal Communication Equip yourself with the tools you need to communicate effectively in the office and at home. Learn how to adjust and improve the way you communicate through your own body language. Understand that what is not said is as important as what is said. BMG 1198 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.6

29434 Sat 8:30am – 3:30pm

Dwayne Seals

Mar 14

MAI

Goal Setting to Get Things Done Gain the knowledge and 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 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness

29636 Mon, Wed 9:00am – 12:30pm

Jan 6 – Jan 8

MAI

Business Acumen: Becoming Savvy at Work 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 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness

29700 Mon, Wed 9:00am – 12:30pm

Feb 17 – Feb 19

MAI

Communication Strategies for Success

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

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

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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. BMG 1206 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7

29438 Wed 11:00am – 2:30pm

Jennifer Fansler Apr 1 – Apr 8

MAI

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


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Professional Development

Build a Foundation for Successful Selling Lead Generation: The Effective Way to Attract New Business

Effective In-Person Sales

Boost your sales efforts by obtaining high quality leads to move into your sales funnel. Learn techniques to build effective lead generation strategies that will lead to sales and beat the competition. BMG 1113 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness

29702 Mon, Wed 9:00am – 12:30pm

Mar 9 – Mar 11

BMG 1094 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness Mar 16 – Mar 18

wccnet.edu/economic-development / 734-677-5060

29699 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Apr 6 – Apr 8

MAI

The Art of Negotiation

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

29698 Mon, Wed 9:00am – 12:30pm

BMG 1111 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness

MAI

Overcoming Sales Objections

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

Acquire an understanding of the basic types of negotiation and the phases in the negotiation process. Gain insight into opponents, and learn not to settle for anything less than fair. BMG 1228 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness

29638 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Apr 20 – Apr 22

MAI

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WCC ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Interpersonal Skills for Professionals

Innovator Finds Inspiration at WCC

Gain control over your interactions through improved communication. Discover the ins and outs of interpersonal communication to sharpen your people skills and become more credible. Learn vital communication and negotiation techniques; tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. BMG 1221 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Michael Mogan

Mark Fecker Marc Fecker is the CEO and cofounder of Robo Retail, a fullservice digital agency that supports small- to medium-size retailers and provides strategic consulting for large companies like Hertz, Chase Bank, and recreational vehicle maker BRP, which manufactures Ski-Doo, Evinrude and Cam-Am among other brands. He credits a lifelong passion for learning, a hunger for technology and innovation, and classes he took at Washtenaw Community College as keys to his success. “Among the classes I took at WCC were HTML programming and speech classes,” he said. “I really didn’t like public speaking at all. I was shy and nervous in front of an audience, and I still get nervous before speaking today. But the foundational tools that WCC gave me, really made a big difference. “When I think back to my WCC experiences, those were the most important classes I took,” he continued. “They really changed my perspective and approach to public speaking.” Today, he is a paid speaker and has done more than 40 public speaking engagements including one at the IBM Watson Conference that he describes as, ”a TED Talk on steroids.” Confidence in public speaking was not the only thing that he got from his speech courses at WCC. He also received the confidence to go out and pursue his dreams. “The instructor in my first speech class was a mentor to me,” he said. “She helped me figure out what was important and helped me make some early life decisions.” One of those choices was joining CorTech Computers, a startup computer company in New Jersey. “It was something that I was really interested in doing and very passionate about, but I was scared to take the plunge,” he said. After leaving CorTech, Fecker joined Ciber, Inc. as an IT Business Consultant and later joined Ford Motor Company. At Ford, Fecker served as the Vice President of Innovation and created the company’s FordDirect Innovation Lab.

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29620 Wed 8:30am – 12:00pm

MAI

Handling a Difficult Customer Gain the essential skills you need for working with difficult customers. Learn how to build rapport and diffuse negative situations with in-person and over-the-phone techniques that address complaints and generate return business. BMG 1217 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Michael Mogan

Feb 5 – Feb 12

29617 Wed 8:30am – 12:00pm

MAI

Organizational Skills Gain the skills and learn about 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 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Jennifer Fansler

29625 Tue, Thu 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Mar 10 – Mar 12

MAI

Customer Service Acquire insight into the varying types of customers and how to best serve them. Improve your in-person and phone skills to generate return business, and learn strategies for dealing with difficult customers. BMG 1207 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Yvette Adams

29632 Tue, Thu 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Mar 24 – Mar 26

MAI

Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance Become healthier, mentally and physically. Discover time management skills that will have you working less and producing more. Learn how to focus on the important things, set accurate and achievable goals, and communicate better with your peers at work and your family at home. BMG 1242 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Michael Mogan

29629 Wed 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Mar 4 – Mar 11

MOR

Personal Productivity Get on the right track to achieving your goals. Learn how to establish routines, set goals, create an efficient environment, and use time-honored planning and organizational tools to maximize your personal productivity. BMG 1241 $129 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness

29643 Mon, Wed 9:00am – 12:30pm

Jan 13 – Jan 15

MAI

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


Taking Initiative

Personal Injury for Paralegals

Demonstrate your value to your employer by showing initiative. Learn techniques to becoming proactive and persistent in overcoming difficulties.

In this fast-paced class, you will learn the legal terms, causes of action and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. We will review the negligence theory of torts (the basis of many personal injury claims), as well as discuss interviewing, investigating and other case-building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal’s success in a law office.

BMG 1237 $115 | mandatory fee: $10 | CEUs: 0.7 Rick Harkness

29641 Mon, Wed 9:00am – 12:30pm

Jan 27 – Jan 29

MAI

LAW 1008 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

LEGAL

29611 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jan 13 – Feb 28

29612 ONLINE: Open Registration

Mar 9 – Apr 24

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

29613 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jan 13 – Feb 28

29614 ONLINE: Open Registration

Mar 9 – Apr 24

Advanced Legal Research and Writing Discover advanced and specialized approaches for using the legal resources available in a law library and elsewhere. You will also learn how to formulate Westlaw search queries, and effectively and efficiently use other online and manual legal research methods for legal writing. We will also cover how to find, interpret and use various types of legal authorities, shepardize legal authorities, write a legal analysis and other types of legal writing, draft a memorandum of law and briefcase opinions. LAW 1006 mandatory fee: $995 | CEUs: 5 Center for Legal Studies

29607 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jan 13 – Feb 28

29608 ONLINE: Open Registration

Mar 9 – Apr 24

wccnet.edu/economic-development / 734-677-5060

WCC Apprenticeship Training Programs: Good for Business Apprenticeships help businesses: • Develop highly skilled workers • Increase productivity and the bottom line • Lower the cost of recruitment • Reduce turnover Explore the opportunities with our apprenticeship team.

Contact us today and get started! apprenticeship@wccnet.edu | 734-973-3630

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Professional Development | CAT EGORY Professional Development

SCECH: Teaching and Education

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

Welcome Educators!

SCECH 1008 $115

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.

29730 ONLINE: Open Registration

Ed2Go Jan 15 – Mar 6

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

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

SCECH 1009 $99

SCECH 1000 $115

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

Ed2Go

29727 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jan 15 – Mar 6

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

Ed2Go

29728 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jan 15 – Mar 6

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

Ed2Go

29732 ONLINE: Open Registration

Jan 15 – Mar 6

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

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Ed2Go Jan 15 – Mar 6

Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work

SCECH 1017 $100

29731 ONLINE: Open Registration

Ed2Go Jan 15 – Mar 6

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

29734 ONLINE: Open Registration

Ed2Go Jan 15 – Mar 6

Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success Reaching and teaching students with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome requires a delicate balancing act: understanding how their brains are wired, helping them turn challenges into opportunities, and learning to enjoy the rich perspective they bring to the classroom. Discover the neurobiology behind these disorders and the way it affects students’ behavior, learning and thinking. SCECH 1034 $115

29735 ONLINE: Open Registration

Ed2Go Jan 15 – Mar 6

Jan 15 – Mar 6

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


The Creative Classroom

Fostering Online Discussion

Learn how to use creativity to teach reading, writing, visual arts, performing arts, social studies, science, mathematics, and physical and health education. Think beyond the textbook, and make your classroom a creative one.

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

SCECH 1036 $115

SCECH 1046 $145

29736 ONLINE: Open Registration

Ed2Go Jan 15 – Mar 6

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

29838 ONLINE: Open Registration

SCECH 1044 $195

29839 ONLINE: Open Registration

UGotClass / Julie Coates Feb 3 – Feb 28 UGotClass / David Reilly

UGotClass / William Draves

29841 ONLINE: Open Registration

Apr 6 – May 1

Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers Increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need. Explore the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles and find out how to help your students learn more. SCECH 1052 $145

UGotClass / Dionne Felix

29822 ONLINE: Open Registration

Apr 6 – May 1

Apr 6 – May 1

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

29840 ONLINE: Open Registration

UGotClass / William Draves Mar 2 – Mar 27

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

wccnet.edu/economic-development / 734-677-5060

UGotClass / Mary Dereshiwsky

29824 ONLINE: Open Registration

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Professional Development

Job-Seeker Training HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES Certified Personal Trainer Class Get all the important information to start an exciting, successful career as a certified personal trainer. This class consists of lectures on biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment use and health assessment. You will also receive hands-on practical training labs. HSC 4399 mandatory fee: $795 | CEUs: 30 29644 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm *No class on Apr 11.

World Training School

Mar 21 – May 2*

MAI

Chiropractic Assistant Program Prepare for a career as a chiropractic assistant through both classroom lecture and hands-on labs. Receive an overview of administrative front office duties; chiropractic and patient education issues; anatomy and physiology; chiropractic terminology; chiropractic billing and coding; and the legal aspects of chiropractic care. Review therapeutic skills including: massage basics, vital signs, TENS, ultrasound, cryotherapy and other therapeutic modalities. HSC 1057 mandatory fee: $1,199 | CEUs: 5

29601 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Feb 10 – Mar 30

CCI

MAI

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. You will also receive hands-on experience with EKG equipment, chest wall anatomy; 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.

29605 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm

CCI Feb 10 – Mar 30

Through classroom lecture and labs, prepare for an entry-level position in ophthalmology. Learn anatomy and physiology of the eye; general principles of pharmacology; prescriptions for the eye, visual acuity; tonometry (basic) and glaucoma. Review ocular dressing procedures, maintenance of equipment and instruments and more. HSC 1054 mandatory fee: $1,199 | CEUs: 5

EKG Technician Certification Program

HSC 1034 mandatory fee: $999 | CEUs: 5

Ophthalmic Assistant Program

MAI

29604 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 9:30pm

CCI

Feb 11 – Mar 31

MAI

Phlebotomy Fundamentals and Certification Become a certified phlebotomy technician in just a few weeks! This program combines online and lab-based training to give you critical thinking skills and hands-on experience. You will perform venipunctures, capillary punctures, and specimen labeling using lifelike arms and class volunteers. HSC 1014 mandatory fee: $749 | CEUs: 4.5

Linda Tinsley

29508 Sat 9:00am – 1:20pm

Feb 8 – Apr 18

MAI

29509 Mon, Thu 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Mar 2 – Apr 20

MAI

Veterinary Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistant 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; and manage medical records and practice finances. Upon class completion, you will be eligible for a 40-hour clinical externship.

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.

HSC 1053 mandatory fee: $1,399 | CEUs: 9

HSC 1056 mandatory fee: $2,099 | CEUs: 14

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CCI

MAI

29603 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm & Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

Feb 3 – Apr 20

CCI

MAI

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


Professional Development

Find Your Path to Career Success. Build a foundation with the Adult Transitions Pathways program.

GED classes include: • Teacher-led instruction

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.

• 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.

SUCCESS STARTS

WITH THE

RIGHT SOLUTIONS

APPRENTICESHIP: BUILDING THE TALENT PIPELINE “The long-term benefits of an apprenticeship program are huge. With the shortage of qualified people to work in skilled trades, companies really have to ‘grow their own.’ However, apprenticeship programs are costly. Having some assistance in paying for these programs like using Going Pro funds through Washtenaw Community College, is extremely helpful.” - Julie Stone, Human Resources Coordinator, Pollard Banknote

Call WCC for effective and flexible solutions for your company’s success.

wccnet.edu/economic-development / 734-677-5060

734-677-5060

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Personal Enrichment

Creative Arts

Food Writing: Crafting a Delectable Narrative Get acquainted with various food writing genres, and spark the discovery of your own food stories. Explore blogging and personal and journalistic essays. Share your stories with fellow students and receive constructive feedback on your written work.

CREATIVE WRITING

ENG 4017 $85

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. ENG 4163 $239

Frances Wang

29669 Sun 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Feb 23 – Apr 12

MAI

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream Facing a big change or opportunity in your life? Terrified or thrilled out of your wits? Not sure if you trust that you know what you know? Learn simple, powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page in order to write your way through this challenge. Part journaling, part business plan, lots of short writing exercises, this class aspires to create the space in your head and the courage in your heart to take those first dizzying steps as you dare to dream. ENG 4055 $49

Frances Wang

29672 Sat 9:30am – 12:30pm

Apr 11

MAI

29516 Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Erica Bloom Feb 8 – Feb 29

MAI

Writing from the Heart The most powerful writing comes from the heart. What do you care about? What inspires you? What is special in your life? Write about the people and things that are dear to you. ENG 4004 $49

29515 Sat 9:30am – 12:30pm

Frances Wang Feb 29

MAI

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

29711 Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm

Detroit Drones Jan 18

MAI

Writing with Style: Finding Your Voice 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 in your toolbox, you’ll overcome those barriers to writing. ENG 4004 $125

Frances Wang

29670 Sat 9:30am – 12:30pm

Mar 7 – Mar 21

MAI

Writing Your Family Stories Jump-start your memoir or family history project. If you have been researching your family genealogy or collecting your family stories, whether for publication or your grandchildren, but are having difficulty getting started, why not start here, one word, one sentence at time? We will discuss the difference between memoir, and autobiography and history, and examine various forms these can take. Short writing and reading exercises, overcoming barriers to writing, taking chances with emotion and creative expression, literary techniques, remembering the past, making sense of the present. If you can tell your story, you can write your story!  ENG 4006 $95

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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, utilize drone photography, and the basics of transferring your aerial photos onto the computer for editing and enjoyment. HOB 4032 $89 | mandatory fee: $30

29710 Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm

Detroit Drones Jan 11

MAI

“The use of a drone is

new to me. This class provided a ton of info about what type to buy and how to use it.

— Class participant, Aerial Photography for Drones

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


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Personal Enrichment

Introduction to DxO NIK Collection Software Simplify advanced editing with this incredible software from DxO. Easily create photos you’ve imagined with six powerful plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture. Make precise edits quickly using point technology to selectively touch up your photos without using complex masks or selections. CIS 4071 $85

Rosemary Lemons

29489 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Feb 24 – Feb 26

MAI

Photography: Essential Elements

Digital Cameras 1 Whether you’ve read the manual or not, here’s where you can learn the language of digital cameras and discover your camera’s most important menu options and features. You will explore such topics as resolution, file formats, basic camera operations, composition, building a digital archive and many more. Bring your camera to class and start your photographic journey. PHO 4012 $125

29490 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mar 17 – Mar 26

MAI

Ready to step up your game and learn how to make professionallooking photos? Advance to topics, such as histogram analysis, dynamic range, controlling depth of field, photographing a moving subject and RAW file technology. In addition to technical information, you will learn what it means to see as a photographer and the differences between a good photograph and a great photograph. PHO 4013 $125 29491 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

HEC 1065 $49 | mandatory fee: $10

29542 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

MI Folk School Apr 18

MIF

Randal Stegmeyer

Digital Cameras 2

So, you have a great camera, now what? Find out how to take better pictures by practicing the simple, yet essential, relationship between shutter speed, f-stop and ISO. Learn to set the correct exposure and what the numbers mean. Discover how to see and think like a photographer by using compositional tools and basic photographic principals. You will take photos both in the classroom and on location.

Randal Stegmeyer Mar 31 – Apr 9

Photography: Study in Light Discover the different qualities of light and how to use them to control color and set a mood in your images. Learn to look at a scene, previsualize what the camera can capture, and use light in your images. You will use natural light, weather permitting, to photograph during the golden hour (just before sunset), and explore different lighting techniques, such as silhouette, rim lighting and backlighting. You will receive classroom training and take indoor and outdoor photos. PHO 4043 $49 | mandatory fee: $10

29543 Sat 1:00pm – 4:00pm

MI Folk School Apr 18

MIF

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TRAINER PROFILE

Randal Stegmeyer

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Stuck in a dead-end job and looking for a way to reinvent himself, Randal Stegmeyer discovered photography can be a profession. After obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Applied Photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, he worked in several photographic positions, amassing a great deal of information and experience which led to his current role as Cultural Heritage Photographer for the University of Michigan Library. “Practicing the craft of photography has changed the way I see the world in very profound ways,” says Stegmeyer. “Having the ability to take a slice out of life, to preserve a fleeting moment and give it a life of its own is truly remarkable.” Teaching at WCC allows Stegmeyer to share his passion for photography with others. “My goal is to make sure that everybody leaves class with a good working knowledge of their camera and image editing software,” says Stegmeyer. “When we have a firm understanding of our tools, we can be free to pursue our creative impulses.”

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Photoshop Elements: Introduction

Photoshop: Camera RAW

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

Ready to take your digital SLR photography to the next level? Learn how to unleash the power of RAW file technology to create stunning images. Get hands-on experience with all of the tools in Adobe’s digital darkroom, and explore the RAW file converters in all three of Adobe’s photo software programs: Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements. Evaluate and adjust exposure, color balance, contrast, sharpness, perspective and a host of other modifications, all before you open the file.

PHO 4016 $265

Rosemary Lemons

29488 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm & Wed 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Jan 13 – Feb 5*

MAI

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Adobe Lightroom Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, you’ll wonder how you kept your sanity before Lightroom Classic. Learn how to manage, organize, enhance and correct images. Lightroom Classic works hand-in-hand with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or as a stand-alone application. PHO 4023 $165

Rosemary Lemons

29486 Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Feb 10 – Feb 19

MAI

Photoshop Level 1: Basics Get started with Photoshop’s powerful tools and commands for improving the quality of photographic images. Enhance your digital photos using color and contrast adjustments, retouching tech¬niques and creative special effects. PHO 4018 $125

Randal Stegmeyer

29454 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm

Feb 29 – Mar 7

MAI

Photoshop Level 2: Intermediate Explore intermediate tools and commands for improving the quality of photographic images, including adjustment layers, selections and collage techniques. PHO 4019 $125

Randal Stegmeyer

29455 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm

Mar 14 – Mar 21

MAI

Photoshop Level 3: Advanced Learn how to use cutting-edge image optimization and digital imaging techniques. Explore the advanced use of adjustment layers, painting with masks, combining photos, sharpening techniques and soft proofing. PHO 4020 $125

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Mar 28 – Apr 4

MAI

29492 Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Randal Stegmeyer Apr 14 – Apr 23

MAI

FIBER ARTS Felt Collage Create one or two collages using prefelted fabric you can cut to any shape. You will also learn about composition, color layering with opaque materials, and the fiber technique of wet felting.  You can embellish your finished pieces with hand or machine stitching or beads to produce a ten-by-ten one-of-a-kind collage to embellish or sew onto garments or accessories. ART 4595 $49 | mandatory fee: $20

29442 Sun 11:00am – 2:00pm

Michele Montour Jan 26

MAI

Knitty Gritty Explore the basics of traditional knitting, building skills one class at a time through a series of mini-projects that make learning easy. Gain the practical skills you need to create your own knitted fashion accessories and household textiles. HEC 4500 $115 | mandatory fee: $45

29691 Sat 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Kate Whitehouse Feb 1 – Feb 22

MAI

Shibori Silk Scarf Dyeing Learn shibori techniques to create two one-of-a-kind silk scarves. You’ll use air-set dyes to make unique patterns on each of your scarves. ART 4043 $39 | mandatory fee: $25

29441 Sun 11:00am – 2:00pm

Michele Montour Mar 15

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Blacksmithing: An Introduction

to learn more! Basic introduction class opens the door to a whole new skill to learn. I went home and began doing research online!

Blacksmithing, an ancient craft now experiencing a modern artistic revival, is a fun and productive hobby that allows you to create many tools and products for use around the home. In this introductory workshop, you will learn the basic tools of the smith; how to set up a portable forge using coal or charcoal; and then practice basic blacksmithing skills including drawing and bending metals. You will make a forged S-hook, a classic blacksmith product. MI Folk School

29522 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

Jan 4

MIF

29523 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

Feb 1

MIF

29524 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

Mar 7

MIF

29525 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

Apr 4

MIF

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“I’m geeked and ready

HANDCRAFTING

HEC 4188 $135 | mandatory fee: $30

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Broommaking Workshop Discover the art of crafting handmade brooms. Learn how to select materials for and then construct a real broom (whisk broom, pot scrubber or cake tester) with simple materials for decorative or functional use. Our class will begin with a tour of broomcorn in the fields where we’ll gather materials and conclude with you taking home your finished small hand broom. HEC 4103 $59 | mandatory fee: $45

29526 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm

MI Folk School Jan 4

MIF

Introduction to Stained Glass Discover the beauty, history and evolution of stained glass as you learn basic techniques while crafting a dream catcher, small panel or nightlight. With safety standards in place, you’ll learn how to use glass cutters, grozing and breaking pliers, and the soldering iron. Give your piece a stunning finished look as you gain experience in foiling, soldering and polishing. CON 4238 $95 | mandatory fee: $50

The World of Gemstones

The jewelry industry’s total value is $71.3 billion in the U.S. 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. You will learn about diamonds and colored gems, natural stones versus manufactured, the refractive index and the cuts and anatomy of a gem. ART 4073 $35 | mandatory fee: $10

29405 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Reg Williams Mar 26

MAI

29537 Thu 6:15pm – 9:15pm

MI Folk School Apr 9 – Apr 16

Soap-Making Workshop Learn how to formulate your own soap recipes, the proper use and storage of lye, and how to mix lye and water. Get to know the properties and uses of goat milk, fragrances versus essential oils, additives, exfoliants, coloring and other ingredients, as well as molding and curing. You will take home recipes, a list of supply and equipment sources, as well as the bar of soap you make during the class. HEC 4171 $49 | mandatory fee: $30

Enamel Jewelry

MIF

Mar 21

MIF

Learn the basic steps to firing colorful enamel on metal and how to design coordinating pieces, create various patterns and textures with templates, and assemble necklaces and earrings. Create two unique pieces of your choice to take home.

ART 4081 $55 | mandatory fee: $32

This beginner-to-intermediate class explores the different types of soap-making colorants and textures. You will learn how to locate natural colorants and incorporate them into your soap, use dry and wet-mixing techniques, and texturize soap. You will take home new recipes, a list of colorant and equipment sources, and the bar of soap you make during class.

Courtney Uhrick

29781 Sat 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Jan 11

MAI

29782 Sat 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Mar 7

MAI

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

wccnet.edu/economic-development / 734-677-5060

29544 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

MI Folk School

Soap-Making Workshop: Color, Texture and Swirls

HEC 4189 $49 | mandatory fee: $30

29545 Sat 1:30pm – 4:30pm

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“Learning how to safely work with power tools with a knowledgeable and patient instructor makes this an outstanding class.

— Class participant, Woodworking

Leather Craft Workshop: Traditional Skills Learn to create everyday use items in this hands-on beginning class. Become familiar with leather tools, transferring carving patterns, simple carving, stamping, dyeing, stitching and finishing. Even if you have some experience with leatherwork, you can hone your skills and add advanced techniques. You’ll take home a final project of an envelope clutch, journal, laptop sleeve, Mason jar cozy or a minimalist wallet. HEC 4202 $115 | mandatory fee: $90

29686 Tue, Thu 6:15pm – 9:15pm & Sun 9:00am – 12:00pm

MI Folk School Feb 25 – Mar 1

MIF

Add leatherwork to your skill set as you craft a high-grade leather belt. You’ll cut a belt blank straight from the hide, then naturally dye it. After sizing it, you’ll punch holes, add a buckle (many to choose from), finish and burnish the edges, and then add custom design. HEC 4117 $49 | mandatory fee: $60 29528 Thu 6:15pm – 9:15pm

Acquaint yourself with basic woodworking concepts, techniques and practices. Get an introduction to planning, design, materials, common hand and power tools and safety. The first three classes will cover processing rough stock wood to finish dimensions and assembling glued panels. You’ll then begin work on your own project. CON 4495 $319 | mandatory fee: $30

29410 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm

29411 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm *No class on Apr 11.

Crafting Leather Belts

Woodworking

MI Folk School Mar 5

MIF

Heath Elrod Jan 11 – Feb 22

MAI

Feb 29 – Apr 18*

MAI

Woodworking: Crafting Oval Shaker Boxes Before the age of canisters and Tupperware, the Shakers made and marketed oval boxes made of wood. Learn how to soak, bend, tack, carve, and finish cherrywood with beeswax to create a stack of three nesting boxes. Your finished boxes will not only be useful, they’ll lend charm and grace to any occasion. HEC 4114 $149 | mandatory fee: $80

Leather Mask-Making Workshop In cosplay at Renaissance festivals during Halloween, and most famously at Mardi Gras, leather masks, whether simple or elaborate, elicit delight and surprise. Learn the basics of wet molding a flat piece of leather and turning it into a 3-D mask. Personalize your project using pattern tracing, leather cutting and coloring, tool embossing, design stamps and acrylic color pens. No previous leather experience is necessary. HEC 4232 $89 | mandatory fee: $75

29539 Sun, Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

MI Folk School Mar 7 – Mar 8

MIF

Sandal-Making Workshop

HEC 4252 $79 | mandatory fee: $95

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Woodworking: Creating End-Grain Cutting Boards You can’t beat the look, feel and durability of a butcher-block endgrain cutting board in the kitchen. Some describe the creation of this knife-saving tool as self-healing. This workshop will show you the way around a woodshop, basic tool safety and the properties of wood. Perfect for beginning woodworkers, this class offers training techniques to help you construct a one-of-a-kind, useful and beautiful cutting board for your kitchen. HEC 4116 $69 | mandatory fee: $75

Make your own custom pair of leather sandals. Choose from a handful of simple sandal designs, and learn to create a sole, attach heels and cut straps and insoles. Once you walk a mile in your handmade sandals, no other sandals will compare.

29546 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm & Sun 9:00am – 2:00pm

29529 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm

MI Folk School Feb 1

MIF

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

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MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATER 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 $155

29504 Sat 11:00am – 12:30pm

David Swain Jan 18 – Mar 7

MOR

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. Sign up for both sessions to increase your guitar-playing proficiency and performance confidence. MUS 4105 $109

David Swain

29506 Session 1: Tue 6:30pm – 8:00pm Jan 21 – Feb 11 MOR 29507 Session 2: Tue 6:30pm – 8:00pm Feb 18 – Mar 10 MOR

Ukulele for Beginners 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 $155

29503 Sat 1:00pm – 2:30pm

David Swain Jan 18 – Mar 7

MOR

Beginner Belly Dance No matter what your size, shape or age, you can learn the basic movements of belly dancing. Have fun exploring this ancient and expressive form of dance with easy-to-follow instruction in a judgement-free environment. PEA 4017 $199

29453 Thu 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Jennifer Felenchak Jan 9 – Apr 30

MAI

Social Ballroom Dance 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 improve your style.

Beginner DAN 4010 $225

Natalia Alexandrova

29493 Tue 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Natalia Alexandrova

Ballroom Dance Techniques

Come participate in a ballroom technique class for all levels. This class will help you learn basic ballroom dance skills, assist you with your hand and foot positioning, as well as bolster your confidence as a dancer.

Intermediate

DAN 4010 $115

29773 Tue 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Jan 7 – Feb 25

MOR

29498 Tue 7:00pm – 9:00pm

DAN 4010 $225

Mar 17 – Apr 14

MAI

Natalia Alexandrova

29495 Sat 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Jan 4 – Mar 7

MAI

Intermediate Short Session (5 Classes) DAN 4010 $139

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Beginner Short Session (5 Classes) DAN 4010 $139

Natalia Alexandrova

Jan 7 – Mar 10

Natalia Alexandrova

29497 Sat 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Mar 14 – Apr 11

MAI

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Washtenaw Community Jazz Orchestra and Combo

Presentation Dancing

Washtenaw Community Jazz Orchestra and Combo is designed to foster diverse community participation, from high school students to seniors, in the merits of community jazz. The class will focus on standard and original jazz, blues, Latin and world-fusion jazz music. You will experience a sense of performance community while increasing your skills in improvisation and enjoying community service through performance. The class will perform several times each semester at WCC or Southeast Michigan events.

Experienced dancers will master the tools to transform dance steps into a finished dance. You will learn how to choreograph a dance, as well as introduce basic lifts, dips and sways. You will learn how to create a dance routine, maximizing your strengths for a dazzling performance at any event. DAN 4010 $225

Natalia Alexandrova

29494 Sat 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Jan 4 – Mar 7

MUS 4051 $95

MAI

29660 Wed 6:30pm – 8:00pm & Mon 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Short Session (5 Classes) Add to your dance expertise in this short session where you’ll secure the tools to transform and choreograph a dance routine, using basic lifts, dips and sways. DAN 4010 $139

MAI

VISUAL ARTS

Natalia Alexandrova

29496 Sat 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Art Exploration: Sampler Series

Mar 14 – Apr 11 MAI

Washtenaw Community Chorus of Colors The Washtenaw Community Chorus of Colors is an all-inclusive community chorus. The chorus will perform all varieties of choral works including: musical theater, gospel, jazz, classical, pop, Latino and more. The chorus welcomes all genders, races, affiliations, and beliefs. You’ll experience a wealth of diversity through performance and contribute to a strong community. MUS 4052 $95

Steven Somers Mar 11 – Apr 15 Apr 20

Gayle Martin

29659 Mon 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Mar 2 – Apr 20

MAI

You don’t have to be a “serious” artist to enjoy making art! Experimentation and exploration in a number of artistic disciplines, including drawing, painting, collage and clay, will help you let go of the anxiety associated with creating art, and embrace your creativity through artistic experimentation. You will also build a complete portable, creative artist’s studio to continue your artistic exploration long after the class ends. ART 4082 $115 | mandatory fee: $65

29689 Sat 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Kate Whitehouse Feb 29 – Apr 4

MAI

Beginning Drawing: Drawing in Perspective Come learn how to draw utilizing perspective. Whether you are a beginner, traditional, or self-taught artist who wants to enhance your artwork by incorporating more perspective into your work, this class is for you! You will learn through a variety of drawing exercises how to draw in one-, two- and three-point perspective. You will learn about both linear and atmospheric perspective, and the history of drawing grids utilized by the old masters, so you can incorporate into your own pieces. ART 4065 $289 29653 Thu 4:00pm – 6:00pm *No class on Apr 16.

Debra Guidot-Allen Jan 16 – Apr 23*

MAI

Drawing in Color Explore various colored pencil techniques to create vivid paintings. Learn color mixing, layering, blending, shading, creating textures, composition and more. You may also choose to combine other mediums, such as watercolors, pastels, and ink with colored pencils. We will use professional-grade colored pencils in class. The trainer will also demonstrate Pan Pastels, water-soluble pencils, and water-soluble wax pastels with various drawing surfaces in class. You can use various papers, including Bristol Vellum, drafting film and pastel papers, in this class. ART 4012 $255

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Barbara Goodsitt Jan 9 – Feb 27

MAI

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Beginning Watercolor

Gentle Graffiti

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

Graffiti can transform, destroy, or beautify a wall, fence, or side of a structure. Draw abstract patterns on photographic images of buildings and architectural details. Explore the degree of impact drawn lines and shapes can do to enhance or change images. Use various drawing media including pens, pencils and colored pencils and learn about Zentangle-inspired patterns.

ART 4560 $289

29657 Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Debra Golden Jan 23 – Apr 23

MAI

Continuing Watercolor: Painting Water Come explore the shape of water as we learn techniques in watercolor to paint water in landscapes and still life compositions. Using reference photos, we will look at ways to paint numerous renditions of water including waves, beaches, fog, containers, rivers, oceans and lakes. This class is for participants with previous watercolor experience. ART 4630 $289 29654 Tue 4:00pm – 6:00pm *No class on Apr 14.

ART 4083 $35 | mandatory fee: $10

Debra Guidot-Allen Jan 21 – Apr 28*

MAI

29690 Sat 10:00am – 1:00pm

Jane Reiter Apr 4

MAI

Trees and Landscapes Bring your painting skills to new heights as we paint individual trees and forests and incorporate them in landscapes. Begin to see greens in a new way while working with evergreens, oaks and exotic palms. You may use acrylics, watercolors, watercolor pencils and crayons or any combination that suits you. ART 4085 $385

Debra Golden

29688 Wed 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Feb 5 – Apr 22

MAI

Faces and Figures in Watercolor

Watercolor Landscapes

Learn how to paint both simple and complex figures and mix skin tones and hair colors in your art. Get experience painting a selfportrait, famous faces and a child.

Do you admire the elegant and accessible medium of watercolor? Yearn to create watercolor landscapes using a variety of techniques? Discover and review watercolor foundations: composition, color, line, light, shadow, form and texture using photographs or prints to create vibrant, beautiful landscapes.

ART 4084 $325

29687 Sat 1:00pm – 3:15pm

Debra Golden Jan 18 – Apr 18

MAI

ART 4057 $269

Debra Guidot-Allen

Fabulous Flowers in Acrylics

29651 Mon 4:00pm – 6:00pm Jan 13 – Apr 27* *No class on Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 30, Apr 13.

Grow your skills in color theory and mixing as you paint fantastic flowers in acrylics. Learn new brush techniques while painting small studies and larger-than-life blooms. Get inspired by nature and famous artists, and enjoy some color therapy.

Watercolor: Open Studio

ART 4506 $349 29684 Mon 6:30pm – 8:45pm *No class on Jan 20.

Debra Golden Jan 13 – Apr 6*

MAI

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 $289

Debra Guidot-Allen

29652 Wed 4:00pm – 6:00pm *No class on Apr 1, Apr 15.

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Health and Wellness

Tai Chi Chuan for Beginners Is tai chi chuan an exercise for health and relaxation, or a martial art? The answer is both. In this beginning Yang-style class, you’ll learn techniques to promote relaxation of the mind and body, centering, better balance, concentration and improved health. Tai chi chuan may also facilitate academic, intellectual and conceptual learning.

FITNESS

PEA 4005 $165 | mandatory fee: $10

Introduction to Kung Fu and Self-Defense You’ll walk with a newfound confidence when you know how to protect yourself and your family. Explore multiple scenarios for precaution against assault and receive hands-on training. Learn selfdefense techniques, stretching exercises, forms, rolling, falling, meditation and visualization. PEA 4016 $119

Jack Allen

29412 Sat 12:00pm – 1:30pm *No class on Jan 18, Feb 15.

Jan 18 – Mar 7*

MAI

Karla Groesbeck

29400 Fri 10:30am – 12:00pm *No class on Jan 21, Feb 18.

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Ready for more of a challenge? This class offers a higher level of instruction in Yang-style tai chi chuan. You can work on the form at your own pace and practice elementary pushing hands and applications. PEA 4095 $165 | mandatory fee: $10 29354 Wed 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Stephen Harrigan Jan 22 – Apr 8

TRI

Tai Chi for Mobility Maintenance

Learn and perform the internal empowerment arts of qigong and tai chi. No matter what age and fitness level you are, this 90-minute practice of 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

Jan 22 – Apr 8

Tai Chi Chuan: Intermediate

Qigong and Tai Chi: Personal Power through Moving Meditation

29353 Wed 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Stephen Harrigan

MAI

Enjoy this slow, low-impact mind-body exercise that strengthens muscles, improves balance and motor control and facilitates mindfulness and concentration. Practice simple, smooth, whole-body movements together in a quiet, calm, warm and embracing atmosphere that can improve your quality of life when you add them to your daily routine. PEA 4095 $199 | mandatory fee: $10

29401 Thu 9:30am – 11:00am

Karla Groesbeck Jan 16 – Mar 19

TRI

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Tennis, Anyone? Work directly with a group trainer at Chippewa Racquet Club to learn the rules of tennis. You’ll also learn techniques for handwork and footwork, stance, basic strokes and grips. PEA 4125 $155 | mandatory fee: $45

Katherine VanDeWege

29387 Tue 11:30am – 1:00pm

Feb 4 – Apr 7

CHI

29388 Thu 11:30am – 1:00pm

Feb 6 – Apr 9

CHI

Zumba Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training combine to tone and sculpt your body and burn fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix, and you’ve got a Zumba class. PEA 4210 $69

Michele Williams

29784 Mon 6:00pm – 7:00pm *No class on Jan 20.

Jan 13 – Feb 24*

PAR

Mar 2 – Apr 20

PAR

29785 Mon 6:00pm – 7:00pm

WELL-BEING Developing Your Psychic Ability Acquire the skills to relax your mind through meditative techniques and exercises, such as visualization, that will help you open your mind to your sixth sense. You’ll gain knowledge different forms of psychic abilities and how to use protection against negative energies. HUM 4013 $49

29382 Sat 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Beverly Fish Mar 21

MAI

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 $49 | mandatory fee: $25

29540 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

MI Folk School Jan 25

MIF

Moving Towards Zero Waste Learn how to live more responsibly and protect our environment for future generations. Incorporate zero waste in your life by reducing your purchases of new items, reusing more, and minimizing your trash and recycling. Explore issues of fair trade, climate action and sustainable fisheries. Gain an understanding about local resources, and walk away with your own doable action plan. HSC 4441 $39

Karen Vigmostad

29663 Sat 10:00am – 12:30pm

Feb 22

MAI

29649 Wed 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Mar 25

MAI

Shoden: Reiki Ryoho, First Degree Establish a functional understanding of the Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho system of natural healing and a strong self-care habit. Learn 12 standard hand positions for self-care, five guiding precepts for mind-body balance and one basic meditation sequence. HSC 4440 $149

Andrew Anders

Meet the Mind-Body Connection

29501 Sat 9:00am – 3:00pm

Feb 1 – Feb 8

MAI

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

29499 Sat 9:00am – 3:00pm

Mar 7 – Mar 14

MAI

HSC 4164 $29

29396 Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Robin Goldberg Apr 7

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Senior Focus

These classes are at convenient sites throughout Washtenaw County, and are available to all county residents who are 65 years or older before the start of the semester. Contact individual centers for more details and to register.

Ann Arbor Senior Center

Jewish Community Center

Saline Area Senior Center

Fitness for Seniors

Tai Chi for Seniors

Yoga For Seniors

1320 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor 734-794-6520 Tue 1:00pm – 2:00pm

1/14 – 3/17

Wed 1:00pm – 2:30pm

1/15 – 3/18

Manchester Senior Center

Tai Chi for Seniors Wed 9:00am – 10:30am

Watercolor Workshop Thu 9:30am – 11:30am

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

1/16 – 3/19

1/15 – 3/18

912 City Rd., Manchester 734-428-7628

Chelsea Pines

1/14 – 3/19

Chelsea Adult Learners PO Box 134., Chelsea 734-292-5540

Please contact site for specific details. Planned classes include Art, Architecture, Religion, the Environment and more!

Chelsea Senior Center

1/16 – 3/19

Parkridge Community Center 591 Armstrong Dr., Ypsilanti 734-483-7700

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

Tai Chi for Seniors 1/13 – 3/30

Fitness for Seniors Wed 10:30am – 11:30am

1/15 – 4/1

Thu 10:00am – 11:15am

1/16 – 4/2

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

1/15 – 3/25

Fitness for Seniors Wed, Fri 11:00am – 12:00pm

1/15 – 3/27

1/15 – 3/18

Tue 10:30am – 11:30am Wed 9:00am – 10:30am

1/13 – 3/30

1/13 – 3/30

1/14 – 3/17 1/17 – 3/20

Mon 9:00am – 10:30am (No class 1/20, 2/17)

1/13 – 3/30

Fitness for Seniors Tue 9:15pm – 10:15pm

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Tai Chi Intermediate

Tai Chi for Seniors

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2025 E Clark Rd., Ypsilanti 734-544-3800

Yoga For Seniors

1/14 – 3/17

1/15 – 3/18

Ypsilanti Township Community Center

1200 Earhart Rd., Ann Arbor 734-929-6781 Tue 9:30am – 11:00am

1/14 – 3/17

Fitness for Seniors

Fri 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Fitness for Seniors Fri 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Glacier Hills

1/14 – 3/17

Yoga For Seniors

Tai Chi Intermediate

Tue 3:30pm – 4:30pm

1/13 – 3/23

Line Dance

Thu 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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

Mon 10:30am – 11:45am (No class 1/20, 2/17)

Mon, Fri 9:30am – 10:30am (No class 1/20)

Yoga For Seniors

Pittsfield Senior Center

Mon 9:00am – 10:15am (No class 1/20, 2/17)

1/17 – 3/20

Fitness for Seniors

Tue 9:00am – 10:00am

Ball Fitness

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Strength and Conditioning

Line Dance

Tai Chi Beginning

Yoga For Seniors

Wed 10:30am – 11:30am

Wed 10:30am – 11:30am

1/15 – 3/18

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

Fitness for Seniors Thu 1:00pm – 2:00pm

1/14 – 3/17

Ypsilanti Senior Citizens Recreational Center

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

Line Dance

Mon 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Tue 10:00am – 11:30am Wed 8:20am – 9:20am

1/14 – 3/31

Northfield Township Senior Center

Fitness for Seniors

1/13 – 3/30

Tai Chi Beginning

Fri 10:20am – 11:20am

325 Wilkinson St., Chelsea 734-433-1000 Tue, Thu 9:30am – 10:30am

Mon 11:00am – 12:30pm (No class 1/20, 2/17)

Line Dance

Yoga for Seniors Tue 9:30am – 11:00am

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

Tue 10:15am – 11:45am Thu 9:00am – 10:00am

1/14 – 3/17 1/14 – 3/17 1/16 – 3/19

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Personal Enrichment

Hobbies and Exploration

Chinese New Year Feast Explore the customs, traditions, stories, and food surrounding the Chinese New Year. Delight in a culinary exploration of important dishes for this holiday while you learn about the culture behind the food! Dishes include: steamed fish with ginger (zhen yu), whole roast chicken for family togetherness, pearl meatballs (Zhenzhu wánzi), as-you-wish soybean sprouts (ruyi cai), Buddha’s Delight (Lo Han Jai), and Eight-Treasure Rice dessert (ba bao fan).

FOOD AND DRINK

CUL 4154 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

Allergen-Free Cookie Decorating

29646 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Frances Wang Jan 16

DIX

Take delight in decorating cookies that are safe for everyone. Gain hands-on experience decorating allergen-free sugar cookies to take home, as well as recipes the whole family will enjoy. CUL 4201 $29 | mandatory fee: $30

29505 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

Meghan Nollen Feb 8

DIX

Allergen-Free Cooking with Taste Cutting out allergens doesn’t mean sacrificing taste. Discover the top eight food allergens and the alternatives you can use to make delicious dishes everyone can enjoy. CUL 4202 $29

29662 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

Meghan Nollen Jan 11

MAI

Cheesemaking Workshop Discover how easy it is to make fantastic soft cheeses at home. We will discuss and sample several cheeses that you can cultivate right in your own kitchen. Next, we will get to work making both mozzarella and chèvre, and also learn a few recipes for whey (a by-product of cheesemaking). You’ll take home recipes, a resource list, culture and cheesecloth to begin your own homestead cheesemaking. CUL 4089 $50 | mandatory fee: $30

29527 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

MI Folk School Jan 11

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how to make six different soft cheeses. The recipes were simple to follow. The teacher was helpful and enthusiastic.

Chinese Rice Noodles and More! In Chinese, the word for noodles means literally “wheat noodles,” but there is also a huge world of other kinds of noodles made from rice, mung beans, broad beans and more! Explore the different varieties of rice noodles and how to buy them. Learn to cook beef and broccoli dry-fried river noodles (gan chao he fen); vegetarian rice vermicelli (mi fen), fried Chinese New Year rice cakes (chao nian gao), tofu and Chinese cabbage with mung bean vermicelli (fen si), and a stir-fried seasonal green. All are either gluten free or reduced gluten. All can be made vegan, vegetarian or with meat. CUL 4038 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

29359 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Frances Wang Apr 23

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Winter Soups Bring tasty, hearty warmth to your table the Italian way this winter. Our fava bean soup will include diced prosciutto, onions, and, of course, fava beans, simmered in chicken broth. Our next soup, Pasta e Patate, is a potato soup with diced pancetta and onions in a clear broth with short pasta, Parmigiano and melted, smoked mozzarella. Finally we will make Acquacotta; a Tuscanstyle tomato-based broth with mushrooms.

much! They make the winter months tolerable and I actually look forward to going out even on cold evenings.

CUL 4044 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

Discover some of the delicious dishes from the Northern region of Italy! We’ll prepare veal roast, sautéed with pancetta, then simmered in grappa, root vegetables and herbs. We will then make a delicious sauce of our pureed root vegetables. We will also make homemade butternut gnocchi in a Parmigiano, truffle oil, white cream sauce with fresh sage. A seasonal vegetable will accompany our meal. For our dessert we will have Zuccotto; a homemade sponge cake soaked with rum, with pastry cream and whipped cream and fresh berries.

29383 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jan 29

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Enjoy a fantastic evening of Italian cooking, company and conversation! This evening we will prepare chicken parmigiana; thin slices of chicken breast, dusted in bread crumbs, sautéed then topped with a tomato basil sauce and a melted mozzarella garnish. Homemade gnocchi with tomato sauce and Parmigiano will accompany our chicken, as will fresh sautéed spinach with mushrooms. A ricotta tart with marinated berries will bring our evening to a close.

A Taste of Northern Italy: Veal Roast and Butternut Gnocchi

29385 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Francesca Giarraffa

Chicken Parmigiana

— Class participant, Rustic Italian Cooking

CUL 4023 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

NEW RECIPES!

CUL 4044 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

29386 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Francesca Giarraffa Feb 12

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Francesca Giarraffa Jan 8

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A Taste of Southern Italy: Campani Imagine the delight of your friends and family when you serve culinary treasures from the regions of southern Italy. We will first prepare pork scaloppine; thin slices of pork tenderloin in seasoned flour, sautéed and then served in a white cream, mushroom sauce. We will also make artichoke lasagna and an Amalfistyle cream and cherry cake for dessert. CUL 4024 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

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Country Pizza Three Ways Create delicious tasting pizzas in this Italian cooking class! Our first pizza will be Pizza Montanara; pizza dough, fried with pizziola sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil. We will follow this with a Calzone; pizza dough filled with cured meats, ricotta, and Parmigiano. We will also create a pizza topped with julienned zucchini, ricotta and Parmigiano. A salad or vegetable will follow. CUL 4044 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

29390 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Francesca Giarraffa Feb 19

DIX

Lamb Cutlets Enjoy a fantastic evening of Italian cooking, company and conversation! This evening we will prepare sliced lamb with herbed bread crumbs and pecorino, sautéed and served with a lemon sauce. We’ll then make a Sardinian-style couscous in a grape tomato, chili and fresh herb sauce. A seasonal vegetable will complement our dishes. A chocolate and hazelnut torte with a raspberry cognac sauce will bring our evening to a close.  CUL 4044 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

29391 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Francesca Giarraffa Mar 4

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Bolognese-Style Lasagna Enjoy a fantastic evening of Italian cooking, company and conversation! This evening we will prepare homemade egg pasta, layered with a veal and pork ragú, baked and topped with a thin layer of homemade béchamel sauce. We will also prepare a dish of roasted mixed vegetables. For dessert we will enjoy a pear tart with a fresh nutmeg, mascarpone and honey cream topping. CUL 4044 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

29392 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Francesca Giarraffa Mar 11

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Risotto Three Ways Explore some of the delicious foods of Italy! Join us to prepare Farrotto, a risotto made of farro in a chicken broth, with white wine and hazelnuts, and a Tuscan sheep’s milk cheese.  We will also prepare Risotto Carbonara; Arborio rice sautéed with pancetta, simmered in a chicken broth, and served with an egg yolk and Parmigiano sauce. We will then make Seafood Risotto, combining calamari and white wine in a vegetable broth. A seasonal salad will accompany our meal.

Pasta from Sardegna and Amalfi

CUL 4044 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

After this class, you’ll want to enjoy fresh pasta every day at your home! First, we will prepare homemade Sardinian-style gnocchi made with semolina, and served with a sausage and saffron sauce. We will then make Amalfi; a homemade semolina pasta in a seafood condiment of calamari and mussels, chillies, fresh tomato, white wine and herbs. A seasonal salad or vegetable will accompany our dishes. We will enjoy fresh fruit for dessert.

CUL 4044 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

29393 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Francesca Giarraffa Mar 25

DIX

29394 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Apr 8

DIX

Seafood Sicilian-Style Mermaids, friends and family will marvel at your seafood meal! We’ll begin with thin slices of swordfish, dusted with semolina, sautéed and served with a Trapanese-style pesto sauce. We’ll follow with thin slices of Russet potatoes with layers of fresh tomato strips, red onions and oregano, baked until crisp. Broccoletti, a southern-style dish of steamed broccoli in a lemon sauce dressing will be our next creation. Ricotta and lemon cake will bring our delicious evening to a close. CUL 4044 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

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29395 Wed 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Personal Enrichment Chinese Super Spring Stir-Fry Celebrate spring’s coming bounty with fresh, nutritious seasonal vegetables in a spectacular stir-fry. Learn the basic stir-fry technique and how it developed in Chinese cuisine. Learn how to improvise Chinese dishes based on color, texture and shape. All dishes can be made vegan, vegetarian or gluten free.  CUL 4136 $45 | mandatory fee: $30

29360 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Frances Wang Apr 30

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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 | mandatory fee: $10

29530 Tue 6:15pm – 8:15pm

MI Folk School Feb 11

MIF

Growing Microgreens Microgreens are an essential part of the kitchen grocery. Tiny as they are, these young plants pack remarkably intense flavors, vibrant colors, interesting textures and are absolutely bursting with nutrients. Now you can grow your own at home, inside, all year long. You’ll receive a brief introduction in how to use them, seeds and soil medium. Turn an ordinary meal into something gastronomically delicious with your homegrown microgreens. CUL 4138 $49 | mandatory fee: $25

29531 Thu 6:15pm – 9:15pm

MI Folk School Mar 12

MIF

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 we will focus on kitchen knives, we will also learn how to apply the same principles to other tools. We will have knives on hand, but you should also bring knives from your kitchen to perfect your skills. CUL 4098 $35 | mandatory fee: $20

29538 Wed 6:15pm – 8:15pm

MI Folk School Mar 18

MIF

Sourdough Bread 101 Find out how to create beautiful, mouthwatering sourdough bread at home, using tools and equipment that are standard in every kitchen. Learn about bread science, techniques, ingredients and equipment before beginning the bread-making process. We will evaluate our results at the end. CUL 4131 $49 | mandatory fee: $20

MI Folk School

29535 Thu 6:15pm – 9:15pm

Jan 23

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29536 Thu 6:15pm – 9:15pm

Apr 9

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Wines: Really Good Ones You’ve Never Tried Treat your palate to atypical wines, and learn about less familiar wine regions. We’ll discuss grape varieties and the elements that influence their flavors. We will delve into the growing regions, food pairings and similar wines of each of our eight lesser-known wine samples. CUL 4101 $45 | mandatory fee: $20

29365 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

David Creighton Apr 9

MAI

Wines of Northern Italy Many of Italy’s finest and most diverse wines come from the northern regions. Many are also quite affordable. In this class, you will survey a variety of wines from the major Italian regions of the north, with an emphasis on locally available wines. You will acquire an understanding of the diversity and quality of Italian wines that you can enjoy and share with others! CUL 4152 $49 | mandatory fee: $20

29366 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

David Creighton Apr 16

MAI

Wines of Burgundy (Bourgogne) Bourgogne may be regarded as the greatest region on earth for producing dry red, white and sparkling wines. Having just returned from Bourgogne, your trainer brings with him new vintages from many new producers. Come explore, and learn more about the wonderful wines from this region to enjoy at your next dinner or party. CUL 4128 $49 | mandatory fee: $25

29367 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

David Creighton Apr 23

MAI

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

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GARDENING Basics of Natural Beekeeping This daylong workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those who have kept bees for some time. The workshop will largely follow the methodology of natural beekeeping. We will cover: bee species and anatomy; planting a bee garden; the inner workings of a hive; scouting a location; colony management and swarming; installation and maintenance; biodynamics; herbs and tinctures; beekeeper supplies; methods of harvest; winterizing the hive; solar wax melters; legalities of selling and distributing and the beekeeper’s yearly calendar. Additionally, you will have the chance to look inside an active hive (weather permitting) and sample the many different varieties of local Michigan honey. HEC 4068 $85 | mandatory fee: $12.50

29541 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

MI Folk School Feb 15

MIF

Backyard Edible Mushrooms Discover the surprising world of fungi. Join us as we cover the basics of mushroom growing, several easy ways to create minimushroom farms, and some of the mysteries of the incredible world of fungi. You’ll take home a mushroom log and the knowhow to grow mushrooms at home. HEC 4193 $39 | mandatory fee: $18

29521 Thu 6:15pm – 9:15pm

MI Folk School Mar 19

MIF

Composting Made Easy Composting is a great way to fortify your garden soil while reducing your carbon footprint. Learn about the surprising amount of household refuse you can compost beyond kitchen scraps, leaves, and yard waste. Discover the correct ratio of ingredients to create an odor-free and healthy compost pile, how to troubleshoot issues, and use your finished compost to add nutrients, reduce the need for fertilizer, and help soil retain moisture. HEC 4440 $45

29446 Wed 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Monica Milla Apr 15

MAI

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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 $39 | mandatory fee: $10

29534 Tue 6:15pm – 8:15pm

MIF

Do you find the idea of designing your landscape daunting? Not even sure where to begin? Wonder no more! This class will teach you the skills, and give you the knowledge, to create a beautiful and well-organized outdoor area that you can admire and enjoy. Learn how to amend your soil, and discover interesting hardscape and small structures that you can include in your overall design.

Mar 24

Landscape Design for Homeowners

HEC 1015 $59

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

MI Folk School

Morley Stevenson

29399 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Mar 21 – Apr 4

MAI

Winter Seed Sowing Did you know that it’s possible to get a jump on spring by starting your seeds outdoors in winter? Even your vegetable seeds! Learn how to mimic Mother Nature using recycled containers, and knowing how and when to transplant your seedlings. HEC 4485 $39

Monica Milla

29445 Wed 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Feb 12

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HISTORY AND CULTURE

Geography and Culture of Italy

Architecture for Homeowners Have you ever been interested in the architecture of your city or town? Did you know that architecture often mimicked the art and culture of the time? In this class, you will explore some of the amazing architectural styles, common building materials, and exterior and interior finishes throughout history. We will also discuss landscape treatments. HST 4000 $59

Morley Stevenson

29397 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Feb 1 – Feb 8

MAI

Come learn about the unique geography of this beautiful Italian peninsula and the pivotal role its urban, rural and regional centers have played in the development of Italian culture. Whether hubs of trade and commerce, models of artistic expression and religious faith, seats of power, or nurturers of knowledge, these centers represent Italy’s defining cultural themes. HUM 4018 $29

29355 Tue 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Marcella Corona Jan 14

MAI

The Regions and Provinces of Italy

Whether you’re seeking information about your African American ancestors or want to know more about the human side of America’s slaveholding past, this class will streamline your search. We’ll look at census, newspaper, church, cemetery, probate, property and other records, as well as migration patterns and laws specific to race.

Take a tour a of the Italian peninsula, and learn about the diverse landscapes and cultures of each of the Republic’s 20 regions and their provinces. From northwest Italy, discover the Piedmont and Liguria regions, a mix of alpine, flatland and coastal landscapes. In the northeast admire the beautiful mountain ranges, the plateaus and the beautiful city of Venice. Traversing central Italy, feel the magnetism of Florence and Rome.  Arriving in southern Italy, learn about volcanoes and rugged mountains, soothing coastlines and the historic cities of Pompeii and Paestum.

SOC 4150 $109

HUM 4018 $29

Genealogy 2: Finding African American Roots

Omer Winborn

29358 Mon 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mar 2 – Mar 23

MAI

Hear about some of the most interesting cases of a demonologist and former ghost hunter. Learn the differences between hauntings and demonic infestations and how to avoid attracting negative energies. Come and share some of your own paranormal experiences.

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29381 Sat 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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29356 Tue 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Marcella Corona Jan 21

MAI

Exploring Scandinavian Islands and Architecture

Ghosts and Demons: True Tales of a Paranormal Researcher

HOB 4013 $49

MAI

Enjoy a photographic journey of Scandinavian islands, archipelagos, buildings and design centers in several major cities in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. You’ll learn about Scandinavian human and natural histories, birds and wildlife, ancient castles and seaports, and Scandinavian architecture and design. Information about renowned Finnish architects Alvar Aalto, Eliel Saarinen and Norway’s Wenche Selmer will be shared. HUM 4022 $99

29408 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Karen Vigmostad Apr 4 – Apr 25

MAI

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Five Key Great Lakes Islands: Isle Royale Learn about the effects of wolf and moose interactions on Isle Royale’s ecosystem, its rare lake-trout subspecies, arctic disjuncts, volcanic and glacial eras, Greenstone Ridge, and history of mining, fishing and summer resorts. HST 4012 $35

29402 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Karen Vigmostad Feb 29

MAI

Five Key Great Lakes Islands: Beaver Island Understand how the threat of invasive phragmites (non-native perennials) is being addressed on Beaver Island. Learn the history of the island’s Irish settlement, the Mormons and King Strang. Explore the sacred Native American cemetery, and find out about archipelago management planning. HST 4012 $35

29403 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Karen Vigmostad Mar 7

MAI

Five Key Great Lakes Islands: Manitoulin Island Discover the features of the largest freshwater island in the world! We will cover its First Nations history and settlements, globally rare alvar plant communities, and the physical diversity of its Lake Huron shoreline. HST 4012 $35

29404 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Karen Vigmostad Mar 14

MAI

Five Key Great Lakes Islands: Pelee Island Explore this key location in the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways. Become acquainted with its wetlands in the nature reserve, the important Bird Area by BirdLife International; the endemic Lake Erie watersnake and vineyards. HST 4012 $35

29406 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

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.

Karen Vigmostad Mar 21

MAI

Five Key Great Lakes Islands: Wolfe Island Join us to learn about Wolfe Island’s hawk and bat migrations, aboriginal hunters, early French explorers, recent wind farm controversy and role as the gateway to the Thousand Islands. HST 4012 $35

29407 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Karen Vigmostad Mar 28

MAI

Islands of the Great Lakes Dotting the Great Lakes are 32,000 islands that “nobody knows about,” yet form the largest collection of freshwater islands on Earth. In this class, you will learn what makes an island special and enjoy a lake-by-lake survey of the islands and archipelagos in U.S. and Canadian waters. You’ll view photographs and videos and learn the unique characteristics of islands in each lake, including fish, wildlife, plants, lighthouses and shipwrecks. HST 4012 $99

29502 Wed 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Karen Vigmostad Apr 1 – Apr 22

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

Dawn Nelson

29647 Tue 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Mar 17 – Mar 24

“Heather was a very

good instructor. She took time to answer each question and helped every person with their machine.

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MAI

Introduction to Home Machine Sewing If you’ve always wanted to sew and have little or no experience, this class will get you to a point where you can sew on your own. Learn how to operate a sewing machine, select an appropriate fabric and pattern, cut fabric, read sewing instructions and sample several necessary skills. Stretch your creative muscles, and learn a skill that will last you a lifetime. HEC 1003 $105 | mandatory fee: $20

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Machine Basics This class teaches you how to operate a sewing machine and make your own clothes and functional fabric items. Discover the basics of fabric and pattern selection, proper measuring and cutting techniques, and how to read and follow sewing instructions. HEC 4011 $99 | mandatory fee: $10

29788 Wed 9:30am – 11:30am

Krystin Kinsey-Weeks Jan 15 – Feb 26

PAR

Machine Basics 2 Master the next steps to independent sewing. You’ll learn how to correctly measure for pattern selection and about zippers, blind hems, button holes, casings and Velcro. If you need more confidence in sewing, this class is for you! HEC 4212 $99 | mandatory fee: $10

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29414 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Heather Reed

29842 Wed 9:30am – 11:30am

Krystin Kinsey-Weeks Mar 4 – Apr 15

PAR

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Make Your Own Hat The Art of Millinery: Fascinators and Head Pieces The late Renaissance era of the 16th century began the European fashion of decorating the head with a hat. In the Baroque era of the 17th century, head decorations, without a hat, began to develop in earnest and take on new heights. In this class, you’ll create a small headpiece or fascinator for any occasion. Depending on demand, the class may highlight bridal and wedding party headpieces. HEC 4208 $89 | mandatory fee: $60

29520 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

MI Folk School Jan 18

MIF

The Art of Millinery: Making a Hat Learn the basic skills and history of this age-old craft. Create numerous styles and shapes in many different mediums for all seasons. Develop techniques to mold, shape and style a straw or felt hat on a wooden hat block and finish it off by hand or machine sewing. HEC 4208 $85 | mandatory fee: $68

29518 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

MI Folk School Apr 4

MIF

“LOVED walking out

Intermediate Millinery: Blocking, Finishing and Trimming If you have already completed the millinery block course, you now realize how much more you can learn and do! Learn to perform advanced levels of finishing and trimming of your previously blocked/shaped hats. Explore professional edge finishing and decorating your hats, using new or existing pieces. HEC 4208 $79 | mandatory fee: $85

29685 Sun 9:00am – 4:00pm

HEC 4208 $79 | mandatory fee: $105

29519 Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

HEC 4228 $35 | mandatory fee: $5

Machine Embroidery Basics Fine tune or refresh your skills on decorative sewing. Learn how to navigate stabilizer options, thread and needle choices, and correctly place a design. Your new knowledge will be useful for simple sewing machines as well as computerized embroidery machines. Heather Reed

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Apr 25

MIF

Learn the tricks and the tools of hems, so you can skip the high cost of alterations! In this class, you will 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.

Feb 20

MI Folk School

A-Hem!

29666 Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

MIF

Millinery is a rewarding, possibly addictive and highly prized age-old art and craft. Learn how to block and shape a straw hat body on a chosen style and size, weaving straw available in the class into woven bodies. As time allows, the class will cover finishing and trimming.

— Class participant, The Art of Millnery

Apr 5

Millinery: Beginner Straw Hat Blocking

with a hat that I made. Materials were great. Teacher was patient and supportive. Everyone had individual time with teacher.

HEC 4244 $35 | mandatory fee: $5

MI Folk School

MAI

29415 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Heather Reed Apr 23

MAI

Clothing Repairs: Bringing New Life to Old Clothes Give a second life to those old, favorite pieces by practicing minor repair techniques. Bring your own sewing machine or just a needle and thread. Get inspiration from others in the class. HEC 4237 $55

Heather Reed

29389 Sat 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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Serging Necessities Bring your machine and get the basics you need to use your serger. You will thread together and run a couple samples using both three-thread and four-thread settings to help you serge with more confidence. Let’s get serging!  HEC 4172 $49 | mandatory fee: $5

Heather Reed

29376 Sat 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Jan 11

MAI

29375 Sat 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Jan 18

MAI

All you need is your machine and your creativity! We will provide the supplies you need to create a unique, simple, modern table runner in spring colors. Practice sewing on buttons, attaching ribbon, and using decorative stitches with specialty threads. HEC 4246 $39 | mandatory fee: $15

29667 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Heather Reed Mar 26

MAI

Threads, Pins and Needles

Urge to Serge Now that you have the basic understanding of how to thread your serger, what’s next? Join us to increase your serging skills. HEC 4172 $115 | mandatory fee: $15

DIY Spring Table Runner

29374 Sat 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Heather Reed Jan 25 – Feb 15

MAI

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

29668 Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Heather Reed Feb 6

MAI

Window Treatments 1: Measuring and Planning Get a strong start to your next window treatment project! Bring in a photo of your project window(s) and gain knowledge on choosing an appropriate treatment and creating a plan. This class will prepare you for the valances and panels class or another project you choose to navigate on your own. HEC 4249 $35

29679 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Heather Reed Feb 8

MAI

Window Treatments 2: Linings Take your window project from amateur to professional by learning drapery linings and how to use them properly. Practice professional cutting techniques that will be useful for any treatment style. Bring your machine and desired lining to practice appropriate stitches on your machine. HEC 4251 $35 | mandatory fee: $5

29682 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Heather Reed Feb 15

MAI

Window Treatments 3: Valances and Panels

Sewing Open Studio Stuck in the middle of a project? Need some additional help and assistance on sewing projects that just leave you frustrated? Use this time and space to complete your unfinished sewing project under the watchful guidance of a sewing expert. Jump-start a new project, finish an old project, or just find a way out of a particular problem area. HEC 4247 $59

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29413 Sat 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Heather Reed Feb 22

MAI

Heather Reed

29673 Sat 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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Personal Enrichment

Home and Life

“My experience in class exceeded my expectations. ”

COMPUTING AT HOME Computer Basics 1: Getting Started with Your Windows Computer 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. CIS 1245 $145

29378 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

— Class participant, Introduction to Google Drive and Docs Basic

Denise Swope Feb 4 – Feb 20

MAI

Computer Basics 2: Windows Plus

Computer Basics 3: Internet 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.

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 pfishers. Plus, receive an introduction to a variety of communication and entertainment tools like Skype, Facebook, TV online, and more.

CIS 1008 $145 | CEUs: 1.2

29379 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Denise Swope Feb 25 – Mar 12

MAI

CIS 1009 $145

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Denise Swope Mar 17 – Apr 2

MAI

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“Instructor was very

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

knowledgeable and presented material in an interesting manner. His slides were professional and he provided a lot of material in class, which is very helpful.

Denise Swope

29648 Tue, Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Apr 14 – Apr 30

MAI

DIY HOME REPAIR Home Improvement and Preventive Maintenance

Protect your investment by learning the nuts and bolts of home maintenance. Explore everything from ways to assess a problem, how to determine if you have the skills to fix it, and which tools to use for particular tasks. Examine seasonal checklists, safety issues, plumbing, electrical, basic caulking techniques and maintenance. You’ve insured your home, now ensure that it will continue to provide you shelter, comfort and enjoyment for years to come. CON 4565 $59

Steven Bredernitz

29364 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Mar 19 – Mar 26

MAI

— Class participant, DIY Electricity

Basements: From Cellar to Family Retreat Want to renovate your basement but don’t know where to begin? This introduction to basement remodeling will show you how to move your project forward. Learn what you need to do through instruction and hands-on work. CON 4036 $39

29362 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Steven Bredernitz Mar 12

MAI

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

29361 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Steven Bredernitz Jan 23

MAI

New Life for Old Houses Older houses have a charm and enduring style that we love, but often have unique and specific issues that property owners must deal with. Learn about the basics of home construction; the limits and potential for modification, interior systems, such as mechanical, electrical and plumbing, and design principles to take into consideration when making decisions about older homes. HST 4024 $59

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Morley Stevenson Feb 22 – Mar 7

MAI

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Rent to Home: Simple Steps to Home Ownership Invest a few hours to avoid mistakes in the largest purchase you will make in your lifetime. Making offers, paperwork, home inspections and other factors can intimidate anyone. Join us for a class that will help put your mind at ease, and give you concrete experience that will make the process of buying your home more enjoyable. RES 4006 $155

Steven Bredernitz / Mildred Matthews Apr 9 – Apr 23

29363 Thu 6:30pm – 8:30pm

MAI

Savvy Social Security Planning Make sense of Social Security claiming strategies, including how married couples can enhance lifetime spousal and survivor benefits. Learn about file and suspend, the “do over” and “startstop-restart” strategies. Discover the pros and cons of when and how to collect Social Security benefits, strategies to help you maximize benefits, challenges that Social Security faces and what you can expect.” BMG 5184 $39

Ryan Malloch

29357 Tue 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Feb 4

MAI

29695 Wed 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Feb 12

MAI

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Create your own will under the supervision of a practicing attorney. You’ll receive help with evaluating your estate planning needs as we discuss living trusts, jointly held property, guardianship arrangements for children and ways to avoid the pain of probate.

PERSONAL FINANCE

LAW 4015 $75

Financial Literacy for Millennials Many Millennials and Gen Xers face common financial challenges. In this multisession workshop, you will learn strategies and tactics for tackling a number of these issues. You will learn how to manage student loan debt, and create a debt management plan. You will also learn about financial goal setting, so that you can be on track to meet your financial goals. In our final session, you will learn about the basics of investing. Come join us!

FIN 4013 $29 29680 Thu 6:30pm – 7:30pm

WCC Trainer Jan 16 – Jan 30

MAI

Investor’s Financial Workshop Wise investing is the key to a secure future. Explore the basic terms and concepts of investing, and examine the many types of investments available today. From stocks to bonds to mutual funds, learn the advantages and disadvantages of each. In the final class, we will focus on retirement planning, no matter your current age, and how to use asset allocation and tax advantaged accounts to make your retirement a reality. 

FIN 4006 $95 29373 Tue 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Mark Grieshaber Jan 28 – Feb 11

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Virginia Cardwell

29764 Wed 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jan 8 – Jan 22

MAI

“I learned that everyone

should at least have a simple will, which makes probate court easier. The class was very informative and extremely helpful.

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Languages American Sign Language: Level 1 Learn the alphabet and signs for everyday phrases in this introductory class that emphasizes the proper use of gestures, idioms, body language and sentence structure. You will also examine some of the grammatical and cultural differences between American Sign Language and standard English. ASL 1050 $225 | CEUs: 2

29778 Tue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Teresa White Jan 7 – Mar 10

MAI

Building on American Sign Language: Level 1, this class delves deeper into the proper use of gestures, idioms, body language and sentence structure. You will also examine more of the grammatical and cultural differences between American Sign Language and standard English. ASL 1055 $225 | CEUs: 2 29777 Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Teresa White Jan 9 – Mar 12

MAI

Learn to speak Chinese, as we explore proper pronunciations, greetings and useful expressions for daily life, people and things. Become familiar with the Chinese culture and country, as you explore its history, beliefs, customs and food. CHN 4000 $215 | mandatory fee: $10 29661 Wed 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Frances Wang Feb 5 – Mar 25

MAI

Learn to carry on a conversation in Spanish in an accelerated format. You will learn proper pronunciations, greetings and useful phrases for daily life, as well as how to identify people and things. SPN 1000 $225

Gregorio Melean Jan 11 – Mar 28*

MAI

Improve your knowledge of proper pronunciation, greetings and useful phrases for daily life and identifying people and things. SPN 1050 $225

Gregorio Melean

29510 Wed 6:30pm – 8:30pm *No class on Jan 21, Feb 18.

Jan 15 – Mar 18*

MAI

29448 Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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MAI

Have fun while learning more about French grammar, vocabulary and culture. Through a variety of methods, you will expand your knowledge of French greetings and expressions, how to identify people, things and more.

29444 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Susan Wenzinger Feb 1 – Apr 4

MAI

German: Level 1 Master proper German pronunciations, greetings and useful expressions for daily living and social situations. You will also become familiar with German culture and traditions, history, beliefs, customs and food.

29449 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Petra Beierling Feb 1 – Apr 4

MAI

German: Level 2 Continue to develop and expand your knowledge of German. Increase your vocabulary and improve your grammar while working on proper pronunciation, greetings and useful phrases for daily living and social situations. You will also continue to explore German culture and traditions, including its history, beliefs, customs and foods.

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GRM 4001 $225

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Using various methods, you will get exposure to a wide range of topics including French greetings and expressions, and how to identify people and things. You will also become familiar with the French culture and country, history, beliefs, customs and foods.

GRM 4000 $225

Conversational Spanish 2: Part A

Gregorio Melean Jan 27 – Mar 30*

French: Level 1

FRN 4015 $225

Conversational Spanish 1: Accelerated

29447 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm *No class on Jan 18, Feb 15.

29512 Mon 6:30pm – 8:30pm *No class on Feb 17.

FRN 4005 $225

Chinese Language and Culture

Build on your Spanish skills from Conversational Spanish 1 and 2 in this third edition. Develop listening comprehension as a means to increase your conversational skills. Good pronunciation, along with learning phrases of native Spanish speakers, will help you master proper grammatical structures. SPN 4003 $225

American Sign Language: Level 2

Conversational Spanish 3: Part A

29450 Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Petra Beierling Feb 1 – Apr 4

MAI

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Youth on Campus Italian: Level 1 Learn proper greetings and pronunciations, along with useful expressions for daily life, people and things. You’ll learn about the Italian culture and country, its climate, history, beliefs, customs and food.

ITL 4000 $185 | mandatory fee: $15 29451 Tue 5:15pm – 7:15pm

Salvatore Bisaccia Feb 4 – Mar 24

MAI

Italian: Level 2 Build on what you learned in Italian: Level 1. Continue to expand your knowledge of the language as you learn additional vocabulary, grammar and useful expressions. You’ll take a deeper look into the Italian culture and country.

ITL 4005 $185 | mandatory fee: $15 29452 Tue 7:15pm – 9:15pm

CREATIVE ARTS Youth Guitar Learn basic fun songs on one string and play for the class. Get an introduction to basic music reading and writing, chords and strumming. MUS 4125 $89

Steven Somers

29786 Tue 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Jan 14 – Feb 25

PAR

29787 Tue 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Mar 3 – Apr 14

PAR

Salvatore Bisaccia Feb 4 – Mar 24

MAI

Japanese: Level 3 Progress in your study of the Japanese language, and continue to learn additional vocabulary, grammar and useful expressions. We will delve deeper into information about the Japanese culture and people. JPN 4015 $225

29674 Thu 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Kenji Yano Jan 16 – Mar 19

MAI

Portuguese Language 2 If you have been introduced to the Portuguese language through our Basic Portuguese class or any other means, join us in this language learning experience. You will expand your vocabulary and learn to communicate with proper grammar, all in a fun and friendly interaction with classmates and instructor. PTG 4005 $189

29678 Tue 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Rosangela Lawrence Jan 14 – Mar 3

MAI

Russian for Travelers Are you planning a trip to Russia? Or, maybe you have always been intrigued by Russian culture. Learn about modern Russian language, culture and landmarks. Develop oral communication skills (speaking and listening comprehension) and learn to read common phrases and signs. Find out about Russian etiquette, social customs, history, culture and art. RUS 4004 $225

Natalia Alexandrova

29676 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Jan 4 – Mar 7

MAI

29677 Sat 10:00am – 12:00pm

Mar 14 – Apr 11

MAI

LIFE SKILLS Safe Sitter Essentials This workshop uses game-guided discussion and role-playing exercises to prepare preteens and teens to become safe sitters when watching younger siblings or babysitting. Training materials focus on the safety and security of children from infancy (under one year old) through school-aged (up to ten years old). Safety, child care and rescue skills, as well as first aid and entrepreneurship, are among the workshop topics. CCP 4002 $90 | mandatory fee: $17.50

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

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

CHI

Chippewa Tennis and Swim Club

DIX

Dixboro United Methodist Church

HAR

Harriet Street Center

MAI

Main Campus

MIF

MI Folk School

MOR

Morris Lawrence Building

PAR

Parkridge Community Center

TRI

Trinity Lutheran Church

WIL

Willow Run Airport

Location Index

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

Mandatory Fees: Some classes require additional fees for

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

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

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

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

Mailing List Statement: Please note every effort is made to remove individuals or businesses that have requested, in writing, to be deleted from Washtenaw Community College’s mailing lists and or data base. WCC obtains mailing lists/ data from many sources and cannot guarantee you will be eliminated from every mailing.

Emeritus Scholarship:

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

Nonprofit Agency Scholarship:

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

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

WCC Board of Trustees

ADA/EEO/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Statements: Washtenaw Community College does not discriminate on the basis of

religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status as provided for and to the extent required by federal and state statutes, nor does the college discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. WCC is committed to compliance in all of its activities and services with the requirements of the Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Public Act 453, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Public Act 220, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Employment compliance inquiries should be directed to the VP of Human Resources, Room 120 in the Business Education building, 734-973-3497. Facility access inquiries should be directed to the VP for Facilities, Grounds and Campus Safety, Room PO112, Plant Operations Building, 734-677-5322. Title IX or ADA/504 inquiries related to programs and services should be directed to the VP for Student and Academic Services, Room SC 247, Student Center Building, 734-973-3536.

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

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

Rose B. Bellanca, Ed.D., WCC President WCC is a smoke-free campus. This schedule was designed and produced by Public Relations and Marketing Services. Rev: 10/19

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Security Act of 1990 is a federal law that mandates the disclosure by all institutions of higher education of the rates of graduation, the number of incidents of certain criminal offenses, the type of security provided on campus, the pertinent policies regarding security on campus and policies that record and deal with alcohol and drug abuse. WCC is in full compliance and provides information annually through various means, including college publications, wccnet.edu or email. Inquiries concerning the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act should be directed to Washtenaw Community College, Office of the Vice President for Student and Academic Services, Room SC 247, Student Center Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800, 734-973-3536. If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate, contact Learning Support Services (LSS) at 734-973-3342 to request accommodations at least 72 hours in advance.

Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development


Questions? 734-677-5060

ecdevelopment@wccnet.edu

Three Easy Ways to Register Mail-in*

Register and pay by credit card.

wccnet.edu/economic-development

Walk-in* Student Center Building

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

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

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

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

for online classes and those with a coupon must register online at wccnet.edu/economic-development.

• 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.

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