Schoolcraft College is a comprehensive community-based college located in Livonia, Michigan, United States with a satellite campus in Garden City, Michigan.
[ Campus Locations] The mission of the College is to provide a transformational learning experience designed to increase the capacity of individuals and groups to achieve intellectual, social, and economic goals. [ Timeline of Schoolcraft College]
Schoolcraft College was established in 1961. Originally named Northwest Wayne County Community College, the name of the college was changed because of the length.
On February 6, 1963, the college officially changed the name to Schoolcraft College, after an American geologist Henry Schoolcraft
. The school's name omits the word "community", both to keep the name short, and to avoid the assumption on the part of the public that the school is located in or associated with Schoolcraft County
[ Henry Rowe Schoolcraft]
Schoolcraft College is known for its culinary arts
program and continuing education
The Schoolcraft Connection is the award winning student-run campus newspaper. Schoolcraft College Athletic program is a part of the National Junior College Athletic Association via the Michigan Community College Athletic Association and the athletic teams' name is the Ocelots.
Some noteworthy public figures have served on the Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees in the past. They include Congressman Thaddeus McCotter
of Livonia and former State Senator Laura Toy
[ About Laura Toy]
The value of its endowment as of June 30, 2011 was $10.659 million.
[As of June 30, 2011. ]
Schoolcraft College's Business Development Center hosts several programs for regional businesses. The Center is composed of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of Schoolcraft College, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Schoolcraft College, and Workforce Training Solutions.
[ Schoolcraft College Business Development Center] [ Schoolcraft College MI-SBDC Business Development Center Livonia]
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of Schoolcraft College
The PTAC of Schoolcraft College is funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Defense
, State of Michigan
and Schoolcraft College. The PTAC provides free government contracting assistance to businesses in selling products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies. The Center assists companies headquartered in Oakland County
and most of Wayne County
, excluding the City of Detroit and Downriver Communities.
[ PTACs of Michigan, Inc.] [ Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers]
The PTAC of Schoolcraft College operates satellite offices at Automation Alley and the Oakland County government's One Stop Shop Business Center.
[ Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center Partners with PTAC to Help Businesses Pursuing Government Contracts] [ Automation Alley Welcomes PTAC of Schoolcraft College]