Schoolcraft College

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Schoolcraft College
Motto "Semper Altius Aspice."
Type Public (2 year)
Established 1961
Endowment $10.659 million[1]
President Conway A. Jeffress
Academic staff
Students 13,019,[2]
(FT) 5,709,[2] (PT) 7,310[2]
865 New York City
135 Qatar[citation needed]
Location Livonia, Michigan, United States
Campus Small city, 139 acres (1.0 km²)
Colors Navy, White
Athletics NJCAA
Mascot Ocelot
College from Haggerty Road

Schoolcraft College is a comprehensive community-based college located in Livonia, Michigan, United States with a satellite campus in Garden City, Michigan.[3]


Schoolcraft College was established in 1961. Originally named Northwest Wayne County Community College, the name of the college was changed because of the length.[4] On February 6, 1963, the college officially changed the name to Schoolcraft College, after an American geologist Henry Schoolcraft. The school's name omits the word "community", both to keep the name short, and to avoid the assumption on the part of the public that the school is located in or associated with Schoolcraft County.[5]


Schoolcraft College is known for its culinary arts program and continuing education.[6][7] The culinary department is headed by four certified master chefs (CMC) which is the highest CMC/Student ratio of any culinary school in the country.[8]

The Schoolcraft Connection is the student-run campus newspaper. Schoolcraft College Athletic program is a part of the National Junior College Athletic Association via the Michigan Community College Athletic Association and the athletic teams' name is the Ocelots.


Some noteworthy public figures have served on the Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees in the past. They include Congressman Thaddeus McCotter of Livonia and former State Senator Laura Toy of Livonia.[9] The value of its endowment as of June 30, 2011 was $10.659 million.[1]

Business Engagement[edit]

Schoolcraft College's Business Development Center hosts several programs for regional businesses. The Center is composed of the Schoolcraft College Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Schoolcraft College, and Workforce Training Solutions.[10][11]

Schoolcraft College Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)[edit]

The Schoolcraft College PTAC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Defense, State of Michigan and Schoolcraft College. The PTAC provides free government contracting assistance to businesses in selling products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies. The Center assists companies headquartered in Oakland County and most of Wayne County, excluding the City of Detroit and Downriver Communities.[12][13]

The Schoolcraft College PTAC operates satellite offices at Automation Alley and the Oakland County government's One Stop Shop Business Center.[14][15]


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Coordinates: 42°25′12″N 83°25′48″W / 42.42000°N 83.43000°W / 42.42000; -83.43000