Business and Office Careers

Train for a new career in under two years!

Business and Office Careers

Financial Aid

You may qualify to get help paying for your education! Financial aid opportunities are available for many of the short-term training programs listed here!

Individual Training Account (ITA)

An ITA is a voucher, issued by the Workforce Investment Board, to be used to pay for an eligible individual's training costs. Contact LCCC's Employment and Career Services office at 440-366-4076 or OhioMeansJobs Lorain County at 440-324-5244 for more information.

Credit vs. Non-Credit. What's the Difference?

The credit and non-credit programs both provide valuable job skills for a great career. Classes taken in credit programs, however, can often be used as a stepping stone toward an associate's or bachelor's degree.

LCCC offers many certificate training programs that help you learn new career skills in a hurry. The short-term training opportunities are perfect for those who want to train for a good job, but aren't able to commit to long-term education or training.

Plus, credits earned for many of these programs can be applied to related LCCC associate's degree and LCCC University Partnership bachelor's degree programs.

See how you can turn a short-term commitment into long-term success for your employment and educational goals.


Short-Term Technical Certificates  

Earn a certificate in one year or less. Coursework typically transfers into  related one-year technical certificate and associate degree programs.

  • Accounting- Bookkeeper I (21 credits)
    Provides skills for employment in an entry-level bookkeeper position. 
  • Accounting- Bookkeeper II (18 credits)
    Train for employment in bookkeeper capacity above the clerical level.
  • Accounting- Payroll Clerk (17 credits)
    Skills for employment in a basic payroll clerk position performing routine functions.  
  • Customer Service (16 credits)
    Provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a growing field and to effectively deal with the public as customers.
  • General Business Administration (17 Credits)
    Basic skills used in business management.
  • Supply Chain Management (25 Credits)
    Skill-building in the area of evaluating the effectiveness of the organizations' supply chain or logistics network.

One-Year Technical Certificates

Coursework typically takes one year to complete and transfers into the related associate degree program.

  • Office Assistant (32/33 credits)
    Certifies a job skill and enhances any business career. Learn basic keyboarding, administrative office skills and business communications.
  • Word/Information Processing (33/34 credits)
    Certifies a job skill while enhancing any business career. Learn word processing skills and software like Word and WordPerfect. 
  • Entrepreneurship (32 credits)
    This Certificate offers opportunities for individuals to learn about and develop entrepreneurial skills.
  • Human Resource Management (32/33 credits)
    Learn about and develop a variety of skills that relate to the human resource function in an organization.
  • Business Management (32/33)
    Learn about and develop some of the basic skills that may be utilized in business administration.
  • Professional Sales (31 credits)
    Learn about both basic and advanced sales techniques.
  • Hospitality Operations (31 credits)
    This course of study focuses on developing competencies in a wide variety of operational areas of the hospitality industry.

Non-Credit/Continuing Education

If you are not interested in a college degree or certificate, these continuing education courses can provide new skills in a short time.

  • Business Training and Certifications (Non-credit certification)
    The LCCC programs for business include accounting CPEs, information technology, project management, social media, supervisory skills and more. Click here for IT Information  Click here for Business Programs  
  • Lean and Six Sigma
    Earn a Green or Black Belt in our Lean Six Sigma training program.  Six Sigma tools help organizations streamline processes, increase productivity and customer satisfaction while lowering costs.
    Click here to learn more.
  • Some continuing education (non-credit) business certifications are now available online!  Earn your certification at your pace, and at times most convenient for you. 


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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, spring 2015, or fall 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.