In 1959, the Ann Arbor, Michigan Chamber of Commerce conducted a study that revealed a need for a community college in Washtenaw County. After pitching the initiative to local residents and government authorities during the early 1960s, the State Superintendant of Public Instruction authorized the establishment of a college in the area. Voters finally approved the movement in 1965 and decided on a location for Washtenaw Community College on the Huron Farms apple orchard in Ann Arbor. While the permanent campus was being designed and constructed, the school used the Willow Run campus as a temporary facility.
According to its stated mission, Washtenaw Community College "strives to make a positive difference in people's lives through accessible and excellent educational programs and services." The college achieves this mission through a "caring, open-door teaching and learning environment," "excellent teaching, counseling and support services," "reach[ing] out to people who have limited income or other barriers to success," "enabl[ing] people to progress in their academic and career pursuits" and "work[ing] in partnership with the communities we serve."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Washtenaw Community College have access to the school's distinct academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue degrees through the college's schools of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Nursing and Health Sciences, Construction Technology, Business and Entrepreneurial Studies, Digital Media Arts, Music and Performing Arts, Child Care Professionals, Professional Communication, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Automotive and Motorcycle Technology, Information Technology and Apprenticeship Studies.
Student living and university living at the college revolve around a variety of traditional campus student activities and organizations. Students may become involved with popular programs like Hillel Club, Orchard Radio, International Student Association, Arts Club, Gamers Club, Muslim Student Assocaiation and more.
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