The Wexford-Missaukee Early College (WMEC) is a collaborative partnership between the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center and Baker College of Cadillac. The WMEC introduces high school students to professional careers and places them on an accelerated pathway to an Associate’s Degree in aligned CTC programs via concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment.
Students applying to the WMEC are making a 3 year commitment that begins with their enrollment at the CTC in the fall of their junior year. During the junior and senior year students spend half of the day at the CTC working on degree specific lab and classroom coursework. During the 3rd year, or 13th year, of the program students attend classes on the Baker College campus.
Students interested in the WMEC should begin talking with their high school guidance counselor early on in thier high school career and begin aligning coursework, attendance practices, and social skills in such a way as to make him/her eligible.
Interested students who meet eligibility requirements, can complete the Early College application in the spring of their sophomore year in conjunction with the next year scheduling process at his/her high school.
Upon successful completion of the 13th year, and required coursework, students will be awarded a high school diploma from their high school and a technical certificate and/or an Associate’s Degree from Baker College of Cadillac.