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UDM/WCCCD agreement

At the Nov. 21 signing, (Back row L to R) UDM Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski, WCCCD Eastern Campus President Sandra Truitt Robinson, (Front row L to R) UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, WCCCD Chancellor Curtis Ivery.

UDM signs agreement with WCCCD to offer classes in Harper Woods

Advanced Courses in Finance, Education, Health Care and Math to be Provided at Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) University Center

A memorandum of understanding signed by University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and WCCCD 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 (Harper Woods) or online. This convenient eastside location provides students in the St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe and Grosse Pointe communities an easier way to complete their degrees.

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 began in January 2013 for the Winter semester at WCCCD’s University Center.

For program information, visit or call 800-635-5020.

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

For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to

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