Giving back to our community
Washtenaw Community College believes in giving back to our community through:
- Affordable education, lifelong learning, professional development and job seeker training opportunities
- State-of-the-art facilities,
- Support for local businesses to succeed and
- Contribute to the economic success of Washtenaw County
- Unique presentations shared through the WCC Speakers Bureau
"Everyone's reason for coming to WCC is different," Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, President
With more than 100 academic programs and hundreds of professional development and personal enrichment classes, we make it easy to jumpstart your education, get training for your employees or pursue an interest through our lifelong adult education classes.
Academic courses – Stay and Save:
Interested in transferring to a 4-year school? We can save you thousands of dollars. The average savings is more than $25,000 when you start here and complete your associate degree before you transfer.
Personal Enrichment – Lifelong Learning
Explore new experiences, discover your hidden talents, or enrich your life by connecting with others with our non-credit classes.
Find Personal Enrichment Classes
Are you looking to enhance your skills or that of your employees? We offer classes on campus and online that will develop skills, prepare for industry recognized tests or assist in growing your small business.
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Job Seeker Training
Washtenaw Community College offers classes that can get you into a better paying job in as little as six weeks. Invest in your future with class offerings in legal and health fields.
Your event will be a big hit—and won’t break your budget—when you hold it at WCC. From event and conference planning services, to technology and media resources, to delicious menu options, we’ve got you covered.
Support for Local Businesses to Succeed
Your business or organization has a ready partner in WCC—whether you are looking to advance the skills of your workforce, seeking skilled employees to fill vacancies, or grow your small business.
We have several resources to help the small business entrepreneur. The Entrepreneurship Center offers you a meeting place to help build, start and grow your business, with the following services available for any community member, WCC student or staff. The Michigan Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business.
Contributing to Economic Success
Washtenaw Community College creates a significant positive impact on the business community and generates a return on investment to its major stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers, and society. Last year, it was estimated that we contributed $524.1 million into the Washtenaw County economy.
According to a recent study by Economic Modeling Specialists International (Emsi):
- For every $1 invested in WCC by taxpayers, the college returns $4.10 to government coffers;
- For every $1 invested in WCC by students, the college returns $7 in additional lifetime earnings;
- For every $1 invested in WCC by society, the college returns $16 in added state revenue and social savings.
Enjoy thought-provoking presentations on a diverse selection of topics presented by WCC faculty and staff.
Learn More About the Speakers Bureau