Wayne County Community College District
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Headquarters at 801 W. Fort
|Wayne County Community College|
|Location||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
The College has six campuses: Eastern, Downtown, Downriver, Northwest, Western, and University Square.
The Downriver Campus is located on 100 acres (0.40 km2) in Taylor, Michigan and was built in 1978.
The Northwest Campus, located in Northwest Detroit was for many years located on Greenfield Road just south of Joy Road, less than half a mile from the Dearborn city line. In August 2008 the campus relocated to a new location at 8200 West Outer Drive, just west of the Southfield Freeway, at the former site of Mercy College of Detroit before it merged in 1990 with University of Detroit to become University of Detroit Mercy and after the merger the UDM Dental School.
The school also has a 117-acre (0.47 km2) western campus located at the corner of Haggerty and I-94 in Van Buren Township, Michigan. It was initially built in 1981 and as of 2008 is going through a 43,000-square-foot (4,000 m2) expansion.
The downtown campus is located at 801 West Fort Street in downtown Detroit.
The Eastern Campus is located on Detroit's eastside. It is located at 5901 Conner, on Connor Road just north of Warren Avenue at the I-94 freeway exit.
The University Square campus at 19305 Vernier Road in Harper Woods opened in January 2009. The campus, known as the Grosse Pointe / Harper Woods Campus Center was originally located by Eastland Mall in Harper Woods.
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 associate degree, or a College Certificate. In an average year, the school offers the following semesters: Fall (August–December) 16-week courses; Spring (January–May) 16-week courses; and Summer (I, May–July & II, May–August).
- Homepage. Wayne County Community College District. Retrieved on November 11, 2009.
- Wayne County Community College District Agrees to Purchase University of Detroit Mercy's Outer Drive Campus