Education and Training for High-Skill, High-Demand Mobility Careers
Washtenaw Community College (WCC) provides education and training in advanced transportation, advanced manufacturing, information technologies and intelligent transportation systems to meet the rapidly developing needs of the mobility workforce.
At any given time, more than 1,000 students are enrolled in ATC affiliated programs made up of more than 60 automotive and cybersecurity technologies courses for skill-building, entry-level jobs and beyond.
ATC offers courses ranging from automotive technology, business intelligence, cybersecurity and data analytics to advanced manufacturing, mechatronics and more for careers involved with connected and autonomous vehicles, battery/hybrid electric vehicles and other professions in these fields.
Washtenaw Community College is collaborating with industry and the state of Michigan to lead the advancement for the Michigan and U.S. EV ecosystem by offering three new electric vehicle and semiconductor training programs launching within the next year to fill emerging jobs in the industry:
- Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Technician
- Maintenance & EV Battery Technician
- Semiconductor Technician Training
For more information and to connect with ATC faculty, click here to fill out an inquiry form.
Available degrees and certificates
Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)
Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S)
Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T)
Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Outside Plant (CFOS/O)
Employment and Compensation Availability in Michigan
WCC prepares students to work in high-skill, high demand careers associated with autonomous vehicles and battery/hybrid electric vehicles. Using hands-on learning, teamwork and an inter-disciplinary approach, WCC provides students the knowledge and skills employers require to work in this field.
|Commercial and Industrial Designer
|Automotive Services Technician
|Powertrain Development Technician
|Engine and Machine Assemblers
This area of study focuses on vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and “SMART” cities infrastructure. This means vehicles we travel in are going to be increasingly connected to and interactive with almost everything data-driven that surrounds them. As a result, data analytics, cybersecurity, programming, operating systems, networking, mobile devices and EV battery development have become premium career opportunities.
|Information Security Analyst
|Computer User Support Specialist
|Programming in C++
|Computer Network Architect
If you’re interested in building things and understanding how they work, explore the world of advanced manufacturing at WCC. Course opportunities include mechatronics, robotics, CNC machining, additive manufacturing, traditional machining, fluid power, electricity and electronics.
Which credit path is right for you?
- Learning aligned with industry demand
- Preparation for careers in mobility & infrastructure technologies
- Talent pipeline to high-skill careers in multiple professions
- Intelligent transportation systems—vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication
- Advanced manufacturing—the latest machines, tools and processes, including light-weighting materials
- Automotive services—testing, development, maintenance and repair, including Ford F-150 grade aluminum bodies
Located in the heart of the mobility universe
WCC partners with a wide range of experts to stay in tune with the latest trends and research in the mobility sector. These organizations include:
- The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), -- conducting a USDOT-sponsored Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program. Ann Arbor.
- MCity, the world’s first purpose-built proving ground for testing the performance and safety of connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled and realistic conditions.
- American Center for Mobility -- a development center established to transform the way industries advance safe, sustainable, and secure mobility technologies. Willow Run, Ypsilanti, MI.
- MichAuto -- a division of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce that supports the many business areas of the automotive industry in Michigan, including energy, IT, suppliers and more.
- The Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR) mission is to inform and advise, through independent research, education and dialogue, enabling a more viable and sustainable automotive ecosystem. Ann Arbor.
- UM’s College of Engineering
- Merit Network provides networking, security and community services to member organizations. Ann Arbor.
We have the tools to build your career in mobility
To provide a more realistic learning environment, we provide tools and resources, featuring latest manufacturing machines, tools and processes, including:
Washtenaw Community College is dedicated to advancing mobility expertise in our region, providing rigorous academic and workforce development opportunities with an advanced cybersecurity lab.
- 13 individual automotive test benches to exploit hardware and software weaknesses
- Simulations to monitor and manipulate automotive network activity
- Threat maps to visualize attacks and responses in real-time
Early on, WCC leaders recognized the automotive industry’s move to battery electric vehicles as well as our need to educate the workforce necessary to support them. Currently, we are focusing on training product development and customer service professionals, two of the industry’s high-demand occupations.
To that end, WCC acquired a Ford Mustang Mach-E. This electric powertrain vehicle provides hands-on learning for WCC students in our Transportation Technology and Cybersecurity programs.
Instructors and students also use the vehicle to explore its battery charging characteristics, object detection and ADAS sensors, cybersecurity characteristics and much more.