Communications and Creative Arts Programs

Communications and Creative Arts Curriculum at LCCC

LCCC offers students unique experiences in communication, music, theatre, creative writing and visual art.  These experiences challenge the imagination and spur artistic creativity--they are experiences that will last a lifetime.  Programs in the Arts and Humanities prepare students to work in careers that require exceptional skill in dealing with people.


Our associate of arts degree guarantees your acceptance into any four-year college or university in Ohio to complete your bachelor's degree.  Communication graduates find careers in such fields as advertising, broadcasting, corporate communication, education , journalism, marketing public relations, research, sales, personnel development, publishing and visual communication.

Career Areas to Explore


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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.

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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

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  


Certificate Programs


One Year Technical Certificate in Journalism - Public Relations and Advertising
The communications profession, especially journalism, has dramatically changed with the advent of the social media. Many journalists have left the newsroom to start their own ventures in public relations, marketing, advertising and other related fields. Unfortunately, many of them face immense challenges because of their lack of knowledge in social media, marketing  and advertising.  Similarly, marketing and public relations graduates also experience the same challenges.  A comprehensive certificate program covering all these four areas – journalism, public relations, marketing and advertising – will be help these entrepreneurs launch their career goals. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Associate's Degree

Associate of Arts
The Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who intend to continue their education after LCCC.  The Associate of Arts degree does not have a specific major, but elective courses can be used as transfer credits toward a number of different majors at the bachelor's degree level at the LCCC University Partnership and other universities.

The associate of arts degree is awarded to a student successfully completing programmatic requirements.  Candidates completing the associate of arts degree may transfer with junior standing to the four-year college or university of their choice.  Since requirements at transfer institutions vary widely, each student should consult the catalog of the transfer institution and plan her/his program with a college counselor.  There are virtually no limitations to the programs that can be pursued as LCCC can customize associate of arts programs to meet the transfer college/university's requirements.  The associate of arts should be your choice for future studies in:

  • Art
       -Computer Art
       -Graphic Design
       -Visual Communication
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education - Middle Childhood (4-9)
  • Education - Adolescent/Young Adulthood (7-12)
       -Math & Science Major
       -Music, History, English Major
       -Physical Education Major
       -Intervention Specialist
  • English 
  • Foreign Language
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • International Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Media/Telecommunications
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

Learn more about the Associate of Arts degree

Bachelor's Degree Programs


Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BAC)
From Bowling Green State University

Major: Telecommunications
Focus: Interactive Media

Electronic media, such as radio, television and the Internet, are playing an increasingly important role in today’s world. News and information are relayed with greater speed than ever before, allowing for closer contact between nations and people. In fact electronic media have become the major sources of public information and entertainment today. A central mission of the Department of Telecommunications is to produce well-rounded graduates to be future decision-makers in the electronic media and allied professions.

Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies
From Kent State University

Approved by the American Bar Association, Kent State University’s Kent Campus offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies. Students also have the option to minor in Paralegal Studies in conjunction with a four-year baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science). Paralegal Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program combines a liberal arts/general education background with law related specialty courses to provide the graduate with communication skills,
knowledge of the legal system, and practical hands-on-experience.

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (Online degree)

From Ohio University

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) is primarily intended for students who have already completed a two-year degree program from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree.  The program provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in their chosen careers, and integrates the technical skills developed within applied associate degree programs with the professional skills inculcated in a bachelor’s degree program.


The BTAS utilizes 60 credit hours of associate degree credit, of which 24 credit hours must be in a technical field.  Another 60 credit hours are needed to meet the minimum for a baccalaureate degree.  In addition to the 36-38 hours of major requirements listed below, the student may expect to spend 18hours meeting general education requirements and prerequisites.  The remaining 4-12 hours are elective.  A course may not count for two requirements within the major.  Consultation with an Ohio University academic advisor is highly recommended.


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 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.
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Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at

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