Values and Philosophy
Lorain County Community College believes that all individuals should learn to read with comprehension, to write with clarity, to speak with precision, to listen with discrimination and to think critically and analytically with the capacity to apply knowledge. The education of the whole person and strengthening of literacy should occur throughout educational experiences.
Students seeking the associate of arts or associate of science degree must complete the appropriate general education/transfer module requirements as specified on this page.
The transfer module may be completed independently of degree requirements as follows:
- ENGL 161 (3), six (6) semester hours representing two disciplines of social sciences, six (6) semester hours representing two disciplines of arts and humanities, six (6) semester hours of science including at least one lab course, and three (3) semester hours of mathematics, plus additional courses from the list below to complete a block of at least 36 semester hours.
- Upon completion of the above, the student’s transcript will designate TRANSFER MODULE COMPLETED. Students pursuing applied degrees are encouraged to elect courses from the following General Education/Transfer Module list (credit hours are listed in parenthesis at the end of each course title).
General Education Outcomes
LCCC believes that the role of education is the development of the whole person. General Education Outcomes at the College enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and beliefs important for all college graduates. LCCC’s General Education Outcomes are embedded across the curriculum in the A.A., A.A.B., A.A.S., A.S., A.I.S., A.T.S. degrees and certificates of proficiency. General Education Outcomes are designed to ensure that all graduates:
- Develop the professional competencies to function effectively within their chosen academic disciplines and careers.
- Develop technological literacy and demonstrate knowledge of the applications of technology in everyday life.
- Understand and apply methods of scientific inquiry.
- Develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the arts and humanities.
- Develop an understanding of the history of the diverse social, economic, and political models of society.
- Develop precision, clarity, and fluency in writing.
- Develop accuracy, conciseness, and coherence in spoken communication.
- Apply mathematical concepts to solve quantitative problems.
- Develop critical thinking and reasoning skills for problem solving.
- Develop an awareness and understanding of gender, ethnic, minority, multicultural, and global issues.
- Develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the benefits of a healthy, active and well-balanced lifestyle.
LCCC has revised its General Education Outcomes. Click here to view General Education Outcomes for each course.The fall semester 2009 catalog will incorporate the following core and infused outcomes in all programs as indicated below:
General Education Purpose Statement (Beginning fall 2009)
Through its general education program, Lorain County Community College provides the student with the knowledge, understanding and skills that our society expects from any college-educated individual. General education introduces the student to academic disciplines and fosters critical thinking, rigorous investigation and effective communication. The experience of general education is valuable because it helps the student to:
- Prepare for further academic studies, professional accomplishments and lifelong learning.
- Become an engaged member of the community.
- Adapt to a changing world.
- Understand and appreciate diverse aspects of human civilization and the natural world.
General Education Outcomes and Outcomes Statements (Beginning fall 2009)
Infused General Education Outcomes
These outcomes are infused into all programs (degrees and certificates) either by the use of a course requirement which includes these outcomes or by infusion into program courses.
- Critical Thinking
Employ critical thinking skills in addressing issues and problems.
Analyze the role of diversity in the development of the individual, the community and the global society.
Apply personal, professional, social and civic values.
Demonstrate competence in verbal and nonverbal communication.
Identify behaviors that promote the health of the individual.
Core Course General Education Outcomes
Some or all of these outcomes are achieved in all programs through the completion of core courses.
Demonstrate logical organization, coherent thinking, and precision in writing.
Utilize college mathematics to solve problems.
- Natural Sciences
Apply scientific concepts and methods of inquiry.
- Social Sciences
Apply concepts, principles and methods of inquiry in the social sciences.
Examine the nature of human expression and/or artistic creativity.
In the associate of science and associate of arts degrees, all five of the core course areas are required. In associate of applied science degrees, four of the core course areas are required. In one year technical certificates or certificates of proficiency, two of the core course areas are required.
General Education (GE) Requirements
Core GE Requirements
English (C1), Mathematics (C2), Natural Science (C3), Social Science (C4), and Humanities (C5) core GE requirements are met by completion of the core curriculum.
Infused GE Requirements
Select at least one course for each of the following infused GE requirements: Critical Thinking (In1), Communication (In2), Diversity (In3), Ethics (In4), and Health (In5).
Please note: A single course may be used to fulfill multiple GE requirements.
GE Requirements addressed in each course are listed in parentheses at the end of each course catalog description.