WCCCD creates partnership with Detroit-Mercy

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memorandum of understanding signed last week by University of Detroit- Mercy and Wayne County Community College District creates new pathways for students to earn advanced degrees close to home. The new agreement allows students to take advanced courses from UDM in a variety of subjects either at WCCCD’s University Center in Harper Woods or online.  This eastside location provides students in the St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe and Grosse Pointe communities an easier way to complete their degrees.

Much of Dearborn Heights is located in WCCCD.

The UDM courses and degrees include a graduate certificate in finance; bachelor’s programs in health information management and social work; and master’s degree programs in educational administration, curriculum and instruction, and mathematics teaching.

“We’re excited to be partnering with University of Detroit Mercy on offering new roads to higher education and rewarding careers,” said WCCCD Chancellor Curtis L. Ivery. “Our mission has always been to provide pathways to a better life through higher education. Partnering with an institution of the caliber of UDM only enhances that mission.”

“This new collaboration between UDM and WCCCD will allow more students to take UDM courses and complete their respective degrees or certificate programs in their entirety on the east side,” said UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi. “We are very pleased to make available select undergraduate and graduate degree programs at WCCCD’s University Center through this unique partnership.”

UDM’s programs are scheduled to begin in January for winter semester at WCCCD’s University Center. For program information, visit http://www.udmercy.edu or call 1-800-635-5020.

University of Detroit Mercy joins University of Michigan – Flint, Walsh College, Ferris State University and Michigan State University in offering classes toward advanced degrees at WCCCD’s University Center. The Center is located at 19305 Vernier Road in Harper Woods.

About WCCCD:  WCCCD, the largest urban community college in Michigan is a multi-campus district with five campus locations, University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education, serving 32 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles.  WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, hosting community-based training sessions, improving student facilities and services.  For more information visit: http://www.wcccd.edu.

About UDM:  University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest private Catholic university, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

University of Detroit Mercy is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 12th consecutive year, UDM is listed in the top tier of Midwest Regional Universities in the 2013 edition of U.S.News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”

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