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Overcoming Odds! A 16-year-old girl diagnosed with rare form of brain cancer is among Wayne County Community College District’s Class of 2017

June - Be Informed FREE Workshops

WCCCD Western Campus Named The Ted Scott Campus

June 21 - Language Institute: American Sign Language

June 23 - Summer Safety Fair

June 29 - Language Institute: Caribbean Heritage Celebration

July 13 - Finding Dory

July 10 to 14 - Camp Infinity

July 20 - Summer Film Festival

July 20 - Cool Summer Film: American Graffiti

July 26 - All About the Arts: Women of the Blues

July 27 - Cool Summer Film: Rogue One

Commercial Driver's License (CDL-A) Training

Detroit Opportunity Youth Collaborative Program

August 3 - Cool Summer Film: That Touch of Mink

August 10 - Cool Summer Film: Beauty and the Beast

August 21 to 25 - Digital Media Film Production Boot Camp

WCCCD To Participate In National Credentialing Program For Retail Workers

University of Michigan, Henry Ford College and WCCCD team up for better teaching & learning in biomedical science

National Leadership Perspective Added to WCCCD Strategic Planning Initiatives with 50th Anniversary Blue Ribbon Leadership Task Force

History

Wayne County Community College District has nearly 50 years of uninterrupted operation and development of comprehensive educational services. Both directly and indirectly, our students and the 2.3 million people living within the College's service district have enjoyed the benefits of constantly improved instructional programs and community services.

The story of Wayne County Community College District is one of continuing growth and innovation in providing educational training and leadership for the metropolitan region. The College was established in 1967 by the Legislature of the State of Michigan, and its initial seven-member Board of Trustees was elected the following year: The first operating budget was based on a $1,000,000 grant from the State of Michigan, as well as a $300,000 stipend from New Detroit, Inc., and anticipated student tuition payments at that time.

The new College had no buildings or facilities of its own, but with the cooperation of local school boards, classrooms were made available throughout the County of Wayne. In the summer of 1969, the Board of Trustees directed the staff to setup classes for the first fall semester. Instructors were hired, curricula were designed and the College opened its doors!

WCCCD's five campuses are located in industrial, rural and metropolitan areas where a major share of Michigan's technical and skilled occupations is located. Because of the diversity of its service areas, WCCCD places a strong emphasis on occupational and career programs, and traditional college and university transfer programs, including those within the liberal arts discipline.

 
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