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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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:
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.
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.
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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.
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Program Areas of Interest
View all our academic online programs to learn more.
- Accounting (APACCT)
- Accounting for Business (CTACCB)
- Administrative Assistant I (CTADA)
- Administrative Assistant II (CVAAST)
- Business Administration - Transfer (AABATR)
- Business Enterprise Basics (CTBUSB)
- Business Office Administration (APBOAD)
- Core Business Skills (CTBCS)
- Management (APMNGD)
- Management (CVMNGA)
- Occupational Studies (APOST)
- Retail and Business Operations (CTRBUS)
- Retail Management (APRM)
- Supply Chain Management (APSCM)
- Supply Chain Operations (CTSCO)
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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:
We're committed to your success.
Learn success tips and strategies for taking online courses from a panel of WCC students.
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.
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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
- 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.
* 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: wccnet.edu
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
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Frequently Asked Questions
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