Our Story

Becoming a College

Our story begins in 1959 with a grassroots effort by local educators and employers to create and sustain a dynamic workforce with strong technical skills.

They believed that a two-year college would provide that workforce and give liberal arts freshman and sophomores an affordable alternative to a university education that didn’t compromise quality.

Then and Now

For 50 years, WCC has remained true to the vision of its founding fathers. Hundreds of thousands of students have attended credit classes on campus or online. Thousands more have received skill training through partnerships with area employers or enrolled in a growing catalog of noncredit community enrichment and workforce development courses.

The Next 50 Years

WCC programs and services have always reflected the unique needs of the greater Washtenaw County community, and they will continue to do so in the years to come.

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