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Monroe County Community College

Monroe County Community College (MCCC) is a public community college located just west of the city of Monroe, Michigan with another building, the Whitman Center, located in Temperance. The main campus itself is just south of M-50 within Monroe Charter Township.[3] MCCC was founded in 1964 and is the only higher education institution in Monroe County.[2] The college was established in 1964. Classes were initially held at the Ida Public Schools in the fall of 1965. Classes were first held at the main campus in the fall of 1967.

Monroe County Community College
Monroe County Community College
Type Public community college
Established 1964
President Dr. Kojo Quartey[1]
Students 4,624[2]
Location Monroe Charter Township
and Temperance, Michigan
Campus 210 acres (85 ha)
Website Official website

MCCC offers a general education program for students seeking transfer to a four-year university or those seeking a career in a vocational education. The college has a highly regarded and selective nursing school. The highest degree that one can achieve solely through MCCC is an associate degree. Some nearby universities, such as Eastern Michigan University and Siena Heights University, offer some of their undergraduate courses at Monroe County Community College for the convenience of those in certain programs.[4][5] Therefore, one can receive a bachelor's degree without ever leaving MCCC's campus. MCCC also has a Formula SAE chapter, a student operated newspaper (Agora), and programs available in distance learning, courses on video, and online courses. The college has no sports teams, but they do offer intramural courses in many sports and physical health classes.


The main campus was built in 1967 just west of Monroe, Michigan in Monroe Charter Township near the River Raisin. It is centrally located within Monroe County, and a number of major roadways provide easy access for students. There are seven classroom buildings on the campus, and the campus is continually expanding to meet the needs of a growing number of college students, especially for parking.[6] The property of the main campus is 274 acres (110.88 ha). The newest buildings are the Health Building (1996) and the La-Z-Boy Center (2006) — the latter of which was so named since the La-Z-Boy company, whose headquarters are located in Monroe, donated money for the construction of the new building. Each of the buildings on the main campus are commonly referred to by a letter abbreviation.

In 1991, MCCC built the Whitman Center about 15 miles (24 km) south in Temperance, Bedford Township to better serve the growing population in the southern portion of the county, as well as providing a closer facility for those in Toledo, Ohio. The Whitman Center offers the same services as the main campus, such as offices and a bookstore, but with limited space and class offerings since the complex consists of only one building with eight classrooms and one computer lab. The complex was named after a nearby Ford dealership, Whitman Ford, which donated money for its construction.[7]

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Building Description
  Audrey M. Warrick Student Services–Administration Building
41°54′57.1″N 83°28′8.0″W / 41.915861°N 83.468889°W / 41.915861; -83.468889 (Audrey M. Warrick Student Services–Administration Building)
The Administration Building houses the registrar offices, cafeteria, bookstore, recreation room (The Cellar), conference rooms, and many other offices. Culinary arts is held in this building and even has their own restaurant. There are also some art classrooms.
  Campbell Learning Resources Center
41°54′58.2″N 83°28′13.0″W / 41.916167°N 83.470278°W / 41.916167; -83.470278 (Campbell Learning Resources Center)
The main floor of this building contains the library. The basement and second floor contains numerous classrooms related to humanities. The basement contains a small theater, and the second floor contains the career and tutoring center and many faculty offices.
  East Technology Building
41°54′55.0″N 83°28′10.7″W / 41.915278°N 83.469639°W / 41.915278; -83.469639 (East Technology Building)
The East Technology Building contains the drafting classrooms (both manual and CAD), ceramics and other art classes, electronics, other forms of industrial arts and vocational education classes, studio arts, and business education.
  Gerald Welch Health Education Building
41°55′08.8″N 83°28′03.8″W / 41.919111°N 83.467722°W / 41.919111; -83.467722 (Gerald Welch Health Education Building)
Built in 1996, the Health Building contains a large, multi-purpose gymnasium, the college's nursing school, health education, and respiratory therapy programs, the fitness center and locker rooms, daycare center, and an aerobics room.
  Life Sciences Building
41°55′02.6″N 83°28′07.2″W / 41.917389°N 83.468667°W / 41.917389; -83.468667 (Life Sciences Building)
The two-story Life Sciences Building is the largest building on campus, containing numerous social sciences, mathematics, and science classrooms, two lecture halls, two laboratories, greenhouse, and numerous faculty offices.
  Physical Plant
41°54′57.8″N 83°28′04.3″W / 41.916056°N 83.467861°W / 41.916056; -83.467861 (Physical Plant)
The Physical Plant is not a classroom building, and its access is restricted. This building, located near the Administration Building, houses the mechanical room and supplies the majority of power to the main campus.
Career Technology Center
The Career Technology Center is the newest building on campus, housing three computer labs, mechanics garages, welding classrooms, and other engineering classrooms.
  West Technology Building
41°54′55.8″N 83°28′13.1″W / 41.915500°N 83.470306°W / 41.915500; -83.470306 (West Technology Building)
The West Technology Building hold the largest computer lab on campus, in addition to the automotive garage and classes, robotics, welding, engineering, construction management, and various other industrial arts classes.
  La-Z-Boy Center
41°55′01.2″N 83°28′12.0″W / 41.917000°N 83.470000°W / 41.917000; -83.470000 (La-Z-Boy Center)
The La-Z-Boy Center contains the 550-seat Meyer Theater, which is used for various concert and drama performances. The building also contains various performing arts classes.
Whitman Center
  Whitman Center
41°45′24.4″N 83°34′10.9″W / 41.756778°N 83.569694°W / 41.756778; -83.569694 (Whitman Center)
Located in Temperance, the Whitman Center offers the same services as the main campus but in one, much smaller building. It contains only eight classrooms, one computer lab, and several administrative offices.


  1. ^ Toledo News Now. MCCC names Dr. Kojo Quartey next President Archived 2013-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Monroe County Community College (2010). "MCCC: About the College". Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  3. ^ City of Monroe (2008). "City of Monroe boundary map" (PDF). Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Eastern Michigan University (2010). "EMU – Monroe". Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  5. ^ Siena Heights University (2010). "Siena Heights University at MCCC". Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  6. ^ Monroe County Community College (2010). "MCCC Campus Map". Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  7. ^ Monroe County Community College (2010). "Whitman Center Campus". Archived from the original on 2010-05-12. Retrieved February 25, 2010.

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