Allied Health and Nursing

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Health Care Careers
Some of today's hottest careers are in the field of health care. Click here to learn more.
 
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Mission Statement
The Division of Allied Health & Nursing supports the mission of Lorain County Community College by providing high quality learner-centered education to individuals pursing careers in health care, health care providers, and to the older adult in response to the needs of the community.

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Consider a Career in Health Care

LCCC is the best place to start.

Many of today’s hottest careers are in the health-care field, with career opportunities and personal satisfaction unmatched by other professions. The term Allied Health (or Health-Related Professions, at
some institutions) is used to identify a cluster of health professions, encompassing many health careers.  When you work in allied health, you are involved (directly or indirectly) with patient health, and you are
regarded as an expert in your field. Some allied health professionals practice independently; others work as part of a health care team, providing continual evaluation and assessment of patient needs. You also
play a major role in informing the attending clinician of the patient’s progress and response to treatment.

Admission Requirements
Each of the programs below has specific pre-admission requirements. You must complete an LCCC Application for Admission and Allied Health Application Procedures. Be sure to review the Allied Health & Nursing Admission Requirements for details about the admission process and the requirements for your particular specialty.

Counseling and Academic Advising
Need help choosing the health-care career that's best for you? Schedule an appointment with an Allied Health Counselor.

Counselors are specialists in the Allied Health and Nursing majors and can assist students with academic, career and personal counseling, including graduation audits, providing transfer information, etc. Counselors work on an appointment basis. To schedule a meeting, call (440) 366-4033 or go to LC 131.

An academic advising team works closely with students by explaining the pre-admission worksheets and entrance requirements, in addition to assisting with the clinical admission process. Career and Academic Advisement Professionals see students on a walk-in basis and are located in LC 158.

You may also contact the following staff members:

  
Already Applied?
LCCC does not establish "wait lists" for programs. Students are accepted for program admission based on a variety of criteria, including assessment-test scores and the students' completion of program requirements.

Career Areas to Explore

To learn more about Health Care programs, click here.

Get a Plan
Find out how the FREE MyPlan workshop can help you choose the right career path, major and more.

  • Simple and easy-to-complete assessments that will help you understand your strengths and how they can effect your choice of occupation and major.

  • Multiple career matches for your type.

  • Career and job market information including a large career, college and major database and video library.

  • Great tool for career changers.

For more information, visit www.lorainccc.edu/myplan.
For detailed career information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook: www.bls.gov/oco.

Gainful Employment
Federal regulations require institutions to disclose to prospective and current students certain information about Gainful Employment programs. A Gainful Employment program is a certificate program that leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information, visit lorainccc.edu/ge.

MyCAP (Career Advantage Plan)
Transfer Plans
If your academic goals are not reflected in our University Partnership programs or in our transfer agreements above, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop your career advantage plan (MyCAP). MyCAP is tailored to your own needs, curriculum and academic background. To create a MyCAP, please make an appointment with a counselor at (440) 366-4033 or at (800) 995-5222, Ext. 4033 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/transfer


Degree and Certification Programs

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

Clinical Laboratory Science Technology
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Fire Science
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (ADN)
Medical Assisting
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Paramedic to RN Program
Physical Therapist Assisting
Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology
(Alternative Route through Cleveland Clinic Associate of Applied Science)
Respiratory Care
(In cooperation with BGSU Firelands College)
Sports and Fitness Management
Surgical Technology
Associate of Technical Studies Degree

Nuclear Medicine Technology
(In cooperation with The Nuclear Medicine Institute at the University of Findlay.)

One-Year Technical Certificate
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic

Medical Assisting

Personal Trainer

Practical Nursing (LPN)
(Programs offered at the LCCC main campus and the Medina County Career Center)

Short-Term Technical Certificate
Group Exercise
Hemodialysis Technology for LPN

Phlebotomy

Surgical Technology

Wellness
Certificate of Completion

Medication Aide

Nurse Aide Training
Courses taught at the LCCC Learning Center at St. Joseph Community Center and at Wesleyan Village (formerly Elyria United Methodist Village)

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

RN First Assistant (RNFA)
The online RNFA program is for perioperative and advanced practice nurses who will assume the expanded role of the first assistant in the operating room. The focus of the program is development of extensive knowledge of surgical anatomy and surgical procedures in a variety of surgical specialties. Skill development includes intraoperative techniques of anatomy identification, providing exposure, providing hemostasis, knot tying and suturing, positioning and prepping. The intraoperative role of the first assistant is emphasized. Click here for details.

Surgical Assistant
The goal of this program is to graduate an excellent surgical assistant who possesses the knowledge of anatomy and surgical procedures, demonstrates surgical skills necessary to support the surgeon, and displays the professional demeanor and attitude necessary for one making an important contribution to excellence in care of the surgical patient. Click here for details.

    
Bachelor's Degree Programs through LCCC's University Partnership
University of Akron - Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
University of Akron - Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies
Bowling Green State University-Bachelor of Applied Health Science/Respiratory Care Specialist
Ohio University- Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
The University of Akron- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Youngstown State University- Bachelor of Science in Applied Science- Allied Health
Youngstown State University- Bachelor of Science in Applied Science- Public Health
Youngstown State University- Associate of Applied Science in Dietetics
    
Master's Degree Programs through LCCC's University Partnership
The University of Akron- Master of Science in Nursing
The University of Akron- Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Youngstown State University- Master of Health and Human Services
    

 

Announcements

It's not too late to register for Fall classes

Short-term fall semester classes begin September 29 and later.  


Get Involved in Student Government

Student Senate seeking candidates for several open positions. To learn more, please stop by the Student Life office in College Center or contact Student Life at (440) 366-4036 or slevents@lorainccc.edu. Application deadline is Sept. 26, 2014.

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.

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.