LCCC Statement on Safety Preparedness

Dear Campus Community:

On Monday, April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech University suffered a tragedy of monumental proportions, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, the families of the victims, and their entire university community.

Although this type of critical incident has not affected our campus, the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance to Lorain County Community College. The Office of Campus Security is in the planning stages of enhancing security and emergency notifications on our campus. A campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been drafted and is currently being reviewed by external agencies to evaluate its effectiveness. Just two weeks ago, we communicated with the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to conduct a table top exercise on campus that will focus on responding to critical incidents. We have also scanned each facility’s floor plans and disseminated them to Life Care and the Elyria Police department for archival. Through advanced technologies this would facilitate the capability for safety forces to immediately identify and respond to affected areas on campus. Additionally, on March 28, our office conducted simulated lock down drills at the Children’s Center and in the Ewing Center to determine how we would respond to an active shooter incident and we are working to implement this procedure campus wide.

Another critical component of LCCC’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is a communications strategy that is designed to quickly and immediately inform students, faculty, and staff. The web portal, email, campus-wide public announcement system, and the phone system are among the immediate response strategies that would be used for communication on campus. Additionally, countywide communications systems through the Lorain County Emergency Management System would be utilized.

Please be assured that we at Lorain County Community College place our campus community safety as our highest priority. LCCC’s Office of Campus Security is charged with the important responsibility of protecting the precious lives of students, faculty and staff, and visitors to our campus. To that end, we are working with and will continue to work with local law enforcement and emergency first responders to provide a safe and secure campus environment for our campus community members to work and learn.

Keith Brown,
Interim Director
Campus Security

Announcements

Campus Update

  
Performance Canceled

  
The Black River String Quartet performance for today Sunday, February 1, 2015 has been canceled.

Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
 
Please be very careful and slow down.

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
   
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

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. 

MyUniversity

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

Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at www.lorainccc.edu/deanslist.

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.
 
Click here to learn more and register.

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at www.lorainccc.edu/alerts.

Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.