What We Offer

Welcoming Diversity Workshop

What Workshops are Offered?

Train the Trainer (three day workshop) -- Learn to present the award winning Prejudice Reduction Workshop and the Controversial Issues Resolution Process when announced. This training opportunity is open to all faculty, staff, and students at Lorain County Community College. Enrollment is limited so apply early when available.

Welcoming Diversity / Prejudice Reduction Workshop (one day) -- Shows how participants have been taught to think and act as members of their racial, gender, and other identity groups and provides skills for bridging differences. This workshop consists of a series of incremental, experiential activities that helps participants:

  • To celebrate their similarities and differences 
  • To recognize the misinformation they have learned about various groups, 
  • To identify and heal from internalized oppression-the discrimination members of an oppressed group target at themselves and each other, 
  • To claim pride in group identity, 
  • To understand the personal impact of discrimination through the telling of stories, and 
  • To learn hands-on tools for dealing effectively with bigoted comments

Controversial Issues Process (one day) --  Demonstrates a method for assisting diverse groups to work together even in tough, emotionally-charged conflicts.

Why Does It Work So Well?

NCBI operates on core principles that frame and direct the work of each workshop.  These principles are the foundation upon which the successful copyrighted NCBI model is built. The six point theory behind the model is led by the belief #1 which states that “Guilt is the glue that holds prejudice in place.”  The core principles of the National Coalition Building Institute are;

  • Every issue counts. NCBI addresses a wide range of diversity issues in the course of its programs, including race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic  class, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and job and life circumstance.  Prejudice and discrimination cannot be eliminated in one area while  continuing to exist in another.
  • Personal stories change attitudes. Listening to accounts of discrimination can impart a new perspective on how devastating the impact and move  people with racist and other prejudicial attitudes to become allies of those  they have mistreated.
  • Eliminating mistreatment means ending “leadership oppression.” Leaders often experience isolation and a lack of support, sometimes  bordering on  abuse.  NCBI trains them to handle conflict and respond  effectively to attacking behaviors. Everyone is taught respect and  appreciation for leaders and their  efforts, especially  when disagreeing with them. Well-supported leaders are more likely to be a source of sound policies.

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Registration is now open for Summer and Fall classes.  Learn more and register today at www.lorainccc.edu/reginfo.

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.
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Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for spring semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours

Expect Traffic Delays

Road construction on Abbe Road north of LCCC will resume Monday, April 7. Please expect delays when traveling north from LCCC towards Detroit Road.  
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Level Up 2014 Digital Game Development Conference

LCCC will host Level Up 2014 @ LCCC for anyone interested in turning their gaming interest or hobby into a career. 

Friday, May 2
9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Lorain County Community College
Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/levelup.

1098-T Tax Forms

Students will begin receiving 1098-T tax forms via postal mail in the next several days. Click here for more information about the 1098-T forms.

Save Money on Tuition

Register for 13 to 18 credit hours at LCCC and pay for only 13!

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.

Mental Health Online Screenings

The Lorain County Board of Mental Health offers a free online screening tool for mental health disorders.

Click here to learn more.