Message from the President

     
    

     

   

   

     

LCCC President, Roy A. Church

    

Celebrating 50 Years

A Message from LCCC President
Roy A. Church

   
Fifty years ago, the local chapter of the League of Women Voters worked in concert with other dedicated groups that were interested in bringing a remarkable higher education opportunity to Lorain County residents.  Together, they obtained a charter from the State of Ohio to create an educational institution designed to serve the needs of Lorain County residents.  Community colleges were a new concept in this country, but were being established nationwide with the goal of developing a more skilled workforce to strengthen the country’s economic position.  In 1964, the citizens of Lorain County brought this concept home, supporting a 1.25 mil levy to fund  their own community college.  The college’s doors opened in 1964 with 1,006 students registering for LCCC’s very first semester.

  
Lorain County residents have benefited from traditional academic offerings that create transfer pathways to more advanced degrees, from innovative collaborations like the University Partnership program that bring graduate degrees right to our campus, and from vocational and re-training programs that give workers the skills they need to compete in today’s economy. We have worked diligently over the years to create opportunities for Lorain County residents where none existed before.  Affordable education is a necessity in these tough economic times, and this is something we are committed to maintaining. 

 
While we have been dedicated to preparing students of all kinds to enter into the workforce, we are also committed to serving the businesses that create those critical jobs.  Supporting business and entrepreneurship as a means for economic growth and job creation was a natural progression for Lorain County Community College, giving our community’s growing skilled workforce more reasons than ever to continue to call Lorain County home.

   
As we embark on the next 50 years, we are building on the strengths of our past, while designing a future that will continue to move Lorain County forward.  This County is rooted in hard work, innovation, and genuine values that have created lasting enterprises and career opportunities for our residents.  We have witnessed the transition from a manufacturing-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, and have adapted our offerings to help Lorain County residents make the most of these changes.  I invite you to explore the history of your community college as together we build a stronger economy for future generations.  



 

Sincerely,

Roy A. Church
President

Announcements

Let us steel you away for $90K

The Steelworker for the Future® craft training degree program empowers you in two ways: It pays you to earn a degree, and it makes you employable upon graduation. Attend an information to learn more.  www.lorainccc.edu/steel.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.