University description (as per official university website)
Wilbur Wright College is a learning-centered, multi-campus institution of higher education offering students of diverse backgrounds, talents, and abilities a quality education leading to baccalaureate transfer, career advancement, and/or personal development.
Introducing Wright College Goals
1. Transfer Programs provide the first two years of a baccalaureate program for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. These consist of Associate in Arts degree programs, Associate in Science degree programs (which include pre-professional fields) and Associate in Engineering Sciences. The courses offered are equivalent to those usually available in the freshman and sophomore years at four-year institutions. The degrees are awarded for completion of a two-year transfer program.
2. Career Programs are designed to lead to immediate employment or upgrading of skills in business, industry, allied health, and government, and are of varying length. The demand for skilled technicians in new and changing fields provides many employment opportunities for those who can perform essential semi-professional and highly technical tasks. Students who complete two-year programs successfully are awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree; those who complete shorter programs receive Certificates of Completion.
3. General Studies Program is designed for students who have deficiencies in one or more academic areas or in study skills. After being tested and advised, these students are placed in courses of study intended to help them overcome these deficiencies and eventually advance to the regular transfer or career program courses. Reading and tutorial laboratory services, computer and electronic learning programs, computer-assisted instruction, and personal assistance from faculty and counselors are available.
4. Adult Education Program offers its students Amnesty classes and classes in basic literacy, English-language proficiency, and GED (High School Equivalency) test preparation. The program provides a supportive environment enabling the adult learner to re-enter an instructional program suited to the achievement of individual educational goals.
5. Continuing Education Program and Economic Development courses, workshops, seminars, customized sessions, and certificate programs meet the needs of life-long learners on campus and at many off-campus locations. Courses are offered annually during five scheduled phases of instruction. They range from hobby courses and leisure-time activities to flexible, career-focused skill-building modules. Special community education programs responding to community needs include after-school and Saturday courses for children, youth and families; enrichment classes for senior citizens; health professions and wellness programs; and campus pre-school services.
6. Student Development Opportunities consist of student support services such as admissions, financial assistance, educational testing and assessment, counseling and advising, special assistance for disabled and educationally disadvantaged students, and job placement assistance. Academic support, including tutoring and library and learning resources, directly supports classroom instruction. Participation in extracurricular activities such as a campus radio station, student newspaper, literary magazine, student government association, athletics, and student clubs provides opportunities for student growth.
7. Community Services reflect changing community needs and establish relationships with a variety of neighborhood institutions. Some important examples are the Northwest Chicago Symphony Orchestra, an annual cultural events series, a resident theatrical company, an annual Art Fair and Neighborhood Ethnic Food and Entertainment Festival, the Adopt-a-School partnership with Gray Elementary School, and the Positive Alternatives Project Partnership with the 15th Police District.