Wayne County Community College District
Wayne County Community College District is a community college district with its headquarters in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was founded in 1967.
Wayne County Community College District has completed 39 years of uninterrupted operation and development of educational services. 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 set up classes for the first fall semester. Instructors were hired, curricula were designed and the College opened its doors. The College's five campuses are located in industrial, rural and metropolitan areas. "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." (http://www.wcccd.edu/about/history.htm) Wayne County Community College District has a variety of course programs that will go towards an Associateï¿½s Degree, or a College Certificate. In an average year, the school offers the following semesterï¿½s: Fall (Augustï¿½December) 16 week courses; Spring (Januaryï¿½May) 16 week courses; and Summer (I, Mayï¿½July & II, Mayï¿½August).
WCCCDï¿½s mission is to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve their goals through excellent accessible services, culturally diverse experiences and globally competitive higher education and career advancement programs.