ACC teams up with WMU for bachelor’s degree in social work

Alpena Community College (ACC) has formed an agreement with Western Michigan University (WMU) that will allow some students in northeast Michigan to earn a bachelor’s degree without leaving town.

Students pursuing a four-year degree in social work can complete their first two years of schooling at ACC, and then complete their degree with two more years at Western through a variety of instructional modes that allows them to stay in Alpena, including video conferencing, online and face-to-face.

ACC Psychology and Sociology Instructor Dr. Amber Mclarney-Vesotski was interested in bringing the program to ACC because she saw a high need in the area and nationwide for social workers.

An informational session on the new program will be held from 9-10 a.m. next Wednesday, in Room 116 of the Newport Center at ACC. Faculty from Western Michigan University will be in attendance virtually to discuss the partnership and the opportunities this will provide students.

The informational session is open to anyone wanting to learn more about the program. Additional information is also available on the ACC website.