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WCC Trustees Approve 180-Course Catalogue

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Washtenaw Community College (WCC) trustees saw one further concrete proof of the college becoming reality this fall with presentation of the first draft of its catalogue last night. The catalogue lists about 180 courses to be offered initially.
In addition, a colorful brochure briefly describing the college, which is being mailed to county high school seniors, was shown to trustees for the first time. The bright red cover of the brochure bears the words, "Reserved for you," and the picture of a chair.
The board accepted the draft of the catalogue, with a few minor revisions, and it will now go to the printers in order to be in the hands of prospective students before summer.
Meanwhile, copies of the draft will go to high school counselors.
No summer session courses for 1967 were listed in the catalogue, as College President David H. Ponitz said he anticipates a second catalogue will be out before then.Trustee Edward L. Adams said this was an ambitious program for a first year. However, Ponitz pointed out many of the courses are duplicated in the various curriculua offered, at least for the first year.
Adams added that the wide range of courses places a heavy responsibility on the counselors. Detailed descriptions of the courses are given in the catalogue.
Curricula announced in the catalog include general studies, designed for students who wish to transfer credits earned to a four year college or university in order to acquire baccalaureate degree; and a general education program for students who are not concerned in acquiring job skills or securing parallel credit.
Occupational curricula includes the following: accounting-technical; business management; one and two-year secretarial programs; unit record keeping; wholesale and retail sales (one and two-year programs) dental assisting; medical-clerical; medical secretary; medical library technician; medical technology X-ray technology; library aide; and library technician.
In the technical and industrial division the college will offer the following:
Automotive maintenance management; automotive mechanic; automobile service station mechanic; automotive body repair management; architectural technician; architectural draftsman; draftsman - detailer; and electrical technology (one and two year programs).
Under mechanical technology a student may elect maintenance technology, testing technology, prototype technology, tool engineering (basic pre-engineering), and tool room machinist.
It was noted that extensive testing and counseling is planned for students in the college. The American College Test will be used. Students taking only one course will not be given the entensive testing and counseling.
In other business last night the board approved the hiring of Ypsilanti architect R. S. Gerganoff to prepare specifications for remodeling and reconditioning specified buildings needed for college operation during 1966-67.
Building acquisition for the next several years is almost complete, Ponitz noted, and an announcement will be made within a few weeks.
The college board trustees also approved participation in Blue Cross-Blue Shield hospitalization, surgical and major medical insurance plan.