Fall classes begin on Monday, August 28. Twelve-week and 10-week classes start on September 19 and October 3, respectively.
A study commissioned by the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau shows Washtenaw Community College’s partnership with The United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) resulted in a $7.6 million economic impact for the county in 2016. This summer marks the 28th year members of the UA have arrived on the WCC campus for its week-long Instructor Training Program.
Starting this fall, the WCC facilities that attract apprenticeship coordinators and instructors from across the United States and Canada for an annual training program will also become the starting point of Ironworker careers. The college is introducing a new pre-apprenticeship certificate program that was designed in partnership with the International Ironworkers union.
Nine Washtenaw Community College students were part of an archaeology team that made international news by unearthing 25 well-preserved letters written by Roman soldiers at the end of the first century A.D. The students were part of a four-week, interdisciplinary WCC study abroad program in the United Kingdom, which included a two-week stint of archaeological excavation at Vindolanda, an ancient Roman fort in northern England.
Originally seeking a return-to-the-workforce refresher from the WCC Workforce Development department, Saline mom Laura Roughton instead left campus motivated to launch a new web-based business after completing a digital marketing series of courses.