Choose from 36 classes covering a wide range of topicswa
All residents of Washtenaw County and beyond are invited to Free College Day at Washtenaw Community College on Saturday, April 7. The popular bi-annual event allows the college to share the exciting educational and life-changing opportunities its students experience every day with the community that supports that endeavor.
The class schedule for the Spring 2018 version of Free College Day has been finalized and registration is now open at wccnet.edu/freecollegeday.
The day starts with free coffee and doughnuts at check-in, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Center. That is followed by three sessions of classes held in various locations around campus from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:30-2:00 p.m.
A total of 36 different classes – some offered multiple times – will be led by WCC faculty, WCC staff and representatives from community partner organizations. Classes range in subject matter from academic (An Overview of Psychological Disorders) to DIY (General Maintenance of Your Home Comfort Systems); from science-based (Skeletons in the Closet: Structure and Function of Human Bones) to beyond the scope of scientific understanding (Ghosts and Demons: True Tales of the Paranormal); and from self-improvement (Resume Workshop: Write Your Way Into the Job) to improv (Improvisational Theater Workshop).
New this spring is a series of three classes in the booming field of cybersecurity. WCC’s Advanced Transportation Center, in collaboration with the college’s Computer Information Systems department and the Walsh College IT and Cybersecurity department, will lead sessions on cybersecurity technology and trends, including how they relate to the transportation and manufacturing industries. Those classes include Cybersecurity Show and Tell, A Day in the Life of a Cybersecurity Professional and Self Driving Cars: Future or Fiction?
The WCC Entrepreneurship Center is also offering seven courses intended to help current or future small business owners: Amp Up Your Assertiveness Skills, Business Research Workshop, Branding Your Business, Creating Customer Advocates, Credit Expert: Common Truths and Myths, Getting Your Small Business Online and Computer Networking for Home and Office.
Breakfast and lunch options – along with specialty coffees and other beverages – will be available for purchase at The Spot on the first floor of the Student Center. The WCC Faculty Jazz Band will also perform at the first floor of the Student Center from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
April is also Community College Month, a national movement to celebrate the contributions community colleges make to the lives of students and their communities by providing open access to postsecondary education.
WCC offers Free College Day twice each year, in the spring and fall. The spring session focuses on the breadth and depth of the college’s credit and non-credit classroom offerings. In the fall, Free College Day is part of a campus-wide celebration that includes Cars & Bikes on Campus, Party in the Park, program open houses, campus tours and more. This year’s fall event is scheduled for Sunday, September 30.