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College Mission, Vision, Values Statement and Philosophy of General Education

WCCCD will be known as a premier community college and innovator in the areas of high quality academic and career education, talent development in support of regional economic growth, diversity and inclusion, and technological advancement.

WCCCD’s mission is to empower individuals, businesses, and communities to achieve their higher education and career advancement goals through excellent, accessible, culturally diverse, and globally competitive programs and services.

  • Supporting Excellence In Teaching and Learning
  • Honoring Diversity
  • Serving e Common Good
  • Being Accountable
  • Operating With Integrity

Philosophy of General Education

At Wayne County Community College District, we believe that learning leads to a better life. Our general education curriculum equips students with the tools needed to build such a life, and to serve family, community, and society. We provide a range
of required and elective courses designed to satisfy four possible student purposes:

  • Transfer to four-year degree programs;
  • Prepare for a two-year career program;
  • Gain personal, social or professional enrichment; and
  • Prepare for Certificate programs

The student who pursues an Associate Degree will study English, humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences, and/or mathematics. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student will be able to:

  • Read, write, and speak effectively
  • Understand and appreciate the role of culture and the arts in both society and personal life
  • Know the principles and be able to apply the methods of science
  • Have mathematical and technological skills (especially computer skills) sufficient for personal and career need
  • Know the principles and methods of the social sciences, and understand the basic social, political, and economic issues of the contemporary world
  • Understand and appreciate both our common humanity and the diversity of cultures — historically, around the globe, and within contemporary America
  • Be able to identify, define, and think critically about the issues that arise in daily life, both personally and professionally
  • Have the skills needed to work ethically and effectively with others
  • Become a lifelong learner.

For more information, please refer to theFaculty Handbook

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