Schoolcraft College

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Schoolcraft College
Motto"Semper Altius Aspice."
TypePublic (2 year)
Endowment$10.659 million[1]
PresidentConway A. Jeffress
Academic staff
(FT) 5,709,[2] (PT) 7,310[2]
865 New York City
135 Qatar[citation needed]
Location, ,
CampusSmall city, 139 acres (1.0 km²)
ColorsNavy, White
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]

Public Sector Construction Forum (PSCF)[edit]

The Public Sector Construction Forum (PSCF) was established in 2016 with the support and assistance of the Schoolcraft College PTAC and Wayne State University PTAC. The Forum engages local public and private sector representatives, including small business owners. The Forum discusses industry trends, federal and state spending, contractor diversity and methods to expand the success of public sector construction - both vertical and horizontal - from a stakeholder and private industry perspective throughout the State of Michigan and Great Lakes region.[16] The current Chairman of the Forum is Alexander Masters.


  1. ^ a b As of June 30, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. January 17, 2012. p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 29, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Enrollments by College" (PDF). University Registrar. Schoolcraft College. October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-24.
  3. ^ Campus Locations
  4. ^ Timeline of Schoolcraft College[dead link]
  5. ^ Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
  6. ^ Schoolcraft College: Featured Culinary School
  7. ^ Details on CEPD
  8. ^ Schoolcraft College Culinary Extravaganza
  9. ^ About Laura Toy
  10. ^ Schoolcraft College Business Development Center
  11. ^ Schoolcraft College MI-SBDC Business Development Center Livonia
  12. ^ PTACs of Michigan, Inc.
  13. ^ Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
  14. ^ Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center Partners with PTAC to Help Businesses Pursuing Government Contracts
  15. ^ Automation Alley Welcomes PTAC of Schoolcraft College Archived 2013-01-01 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Public Sector Construction Forum. "Researching. Discussing. Improving". Retrieved 2018-12-19.

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