Join the #1 Online College in Michigan

Quality, affordability and flexibility to fit your life!

We live in a world full of busy schedules and getting an education can’t be limited to the traditional schedule.  We require flexibility and that’s what you get with WCC Online – 24/7 access.  Don’t let anything hold you back from earning your certificate or degree. We have over 25 programs and more than 100 courses that you can complete 100% online.  With quality instruction at an affordable price, there’s no better time to start your journey to a better future!

Whether you’re looking for a degree or certificate, skill enhancement, or courses that count for both high school and college, you’ll find the flexibility you need to achieve your goal.

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Fall 2020 Semester Sessions

Session I
August 31

Session II
September 23

Session III
October 7

Session IV
October 23

Explore Online Academic Learning

We offer over 25 degree and certificate programs and more than 100 courses online. There are 2 formats to fit your needs:


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Courses are accessible online 24/7, so you can learn during lunch breaks, when the kids are asleep, or any time that’s best for you.

On-Demand Courses

Virtual Classroom

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Virtual classroom experiences are unique in design to allow students to engage in traditional class discussion in a virtual environment. Classes are scheduled at set times, just like in-person courses. Depending on your learning style, you may prefer this structured approach to on-demand courses.

Virtual Classroom Courses

Student Speaker Webinars
Are you a college-bound student ready to make a decision about your future?  Join the Discover WCC: Students Speak Webinar Series to get answers to your questions and hear other student experiences.

Discover WCC Online LearningInterested in taking online courses but not sure if it's a good fit for you? Join Discover WCC Online Learning Webinar to discover the two types of course offerings, preview courses and to learn some best practices to help you be a successful online student. Watch the on-demand webinar at your convenience.

Discover WCC: Get Enrolled

Ready to take the next step toward enrollment at Washtenaw Community College? Join the Discover WCC Get Enrolled webinar to learn more about WCC and get tips on how to seamlessly navigate the enrollment process.


Program Areas of Interest

 View all our academic online programs to learn more.


Enrollment questions?
Student Connection can help!

Curious to know about the WCC online experience? Take a peek now!

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WCC Cares Grant

If you need help paying for technology including a laptop or internet access, course materials, childcare or other expense related to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a grant funded by the Cares Act.

Ready for online learning?

Taking courses online is different from a traditional classroom setting, but if you’re motivated and focused on your goal, you’ll do just fine!

WCC Online offers many resources to support your education, including:

  • Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Coaching

We're committed to your success.

Success Strategies for Online Courses
Learn success tips and strategies for taking online courses from a panel of WCC students.

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No matter your preferred learning style, WCC Online has options to help you succeed.


In 2018, according to the Insider For Higher Learning, the national percentage of college students taking at least one online course was 34.7%. WCC’s was above average at 35%. WCC continues to be a leader in online learning, offering both quality instruction and affordability.

You can be successful at online learning! If you are motivated, have good time management skills, and are committed to seeing a task through, then online learning is likely a good fit for you!

At WCC we offer two formats for online learning. So, whether you require flexibility to complete assignments in the day, evening or weekends, or prefer a set schedule and a more collaborative and interactive environment, we can meet your needs.

Take our self-assessment to help you decide if online learning is a good choice for you.

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Minimal requirements for taking course online:

  • Macintosh OS X (10.12 or higher) or Windows PC (7 or higher)
  • 4GB RAM (8GB RAM or more is highly recommended)
  • Screen resolution set to 1280x1024
  • Broadband/high-speed internet access speed of 1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload
  • Webcam: Any of the following are acceptable:
    • Embedded computer webcam
    • External mounted webcam
    • Smartphone or tablet with camera
      Note: For smartphone or tablet: downloading apps such as GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts or Microsoft Teams may be necessary

   Chromebook Users:

  • Nearly all online coursework can be completed using a Chromebook
  • Some specific programs may need a full Windows or Macintosh computer, such as computer science
  • Our virtual proctoring service requires a Windows or Macintosh computer, however, students can visit a local testing center* to complete exams
    * Note: WCC's Testing Center will not be available while Michigan's Stay-at-Home order is enforced.

Here are a few best practices that you should commit to for online learning.

#1: Create a personal learning space.

The great thing about online education is that it can take place wherever life takes you. It’s important, though, to create a space where you’ll be free of distractions and avoid internet surfing, socializing, and personal to-do’s during online class time.

#2: Manage your time.

Good time management is a must for online education success. Students typically spend three to four hours per week for each credit hour of a course. For example, if you take a three-credit course, you will need to dedicate nine to twelve hours per week in total.

#3: Practice good study skills.

  • Make a study schedule and stick to it
  • Keep all materials (syllabus, course notes, etc.) in one place
  • Know the best times for you to study
  • Take short breaks if you feel you’re not absorbing the material
  • Read course materials in advance, study lecture notes and complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Schedule review sessions on your own or with classmates

Help Paying For College

You can get help paying for college with financial aid options such as scholarships, grants, loans, work-study, military educational benefits, and even grants for unexpected emergencies. Make sure to explore all of your options to get the most savings.

Low Tuition Helps You Save More

WCC’s tuition is among the lowest tuition in the U.S., starting at just $95 per credit hour in-district. Get a quality education at a fraction of the cost, compared to other colleges and universities.

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* Average full-time tuition based on findings from the National Center for Educational Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 2017–2018 (based on provisional data) Values.
** 2018–2019 academic year in-district tuition for 24 credits. Source:

Professional Development and “Fast-Track” Employment

Seeking skill enhancement or career transition? Take advantage of our non-credit training to learn skills to stay ahead of the competition.

Professional Development                        Fast-Track Programs


2018-19 Best Community Colleges Michigan

Ranked #1 Community College in Michigan  by



Best Online Colleges Michigan 2018

Ranked among the Top 10 Best Online Colleges in Michigan by Best Value Schools.


AC Best Online Community Colleges 2018

Ranked among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the country by AC Online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online courses can work for most students. Complete this assessment to help determine if online learning will be a good fit for you.

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Apply now. To get the best selection of classes, apply as far in advance as possible before the semester begins. WCC application fee is free.
After applying to WCC, students will receive a checklist of admission requirements. Upon completion, students will be eligible to register for class. Students may need to complete the Ready for Online Learning to be eligible to take online classes.
Counselors and advisors will be glad to help you. See an Academic Advisor or a Counselor for more details on selecting classes. Online Advising is also available to WCC students.
Since 1973, WCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Being an accredited institution offers you assurance that we operate with integrity. Each college or university maps WCC courses to a comparable or equivalent course at that institution. To find out which WCC courses will transfer to 4-year colleges or universities, learn more about the course-for-course equivalencies.
Yes. Washtenaw Community College is recognized as a Gold-Level veteran friendly school by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency and is recognized on for following the Principles of Excellence Institution guidelines.
Complete the information form on this page. You will be contacted by an admissions specialist who can help you identify your educational and professional goals, answer questions and help you get started.