Wayne County Community College Districts mission is to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve their goals through excellent and accessible services, culturally diverse experiences and globally competitive higher education and career advancement programs. Wayne County Community College District is on an aggressive mission to better serve local communities and become the best community college in Michigan. The recent years have proven to be a time of significant achievement for the college District. The accomplishment of many milestones has been the result of exemplary vision, careful planning and flawless implementation. The dramatic transformation of WCCCD over the past decade is the result of several positive initiatives. WCCCD places a strong emphasis on occupational and career programs, and traditional college and university transfer programs, including those within the liberal arts discipline. Around 90 different courses of different fields are provided covering a wide spectrum from business and accounts to technology and gerontology. 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. WCCCDs five campuses are located in industrial, rural and metropolitan areas where a major share of Michigans technical and skilled occupations is located.