University Partnership Ridge Campus
- The University Partnership Ridge Campus (UPRC) is built on a 6.8-acre site between Lorain and Cook roads along North Ridgeville’s Interstate 480 corridor. The 46,000 square foot, three-story building will feature an eco-friendly roof and parking lot with 378 spaces. The facility will have 7 general instruction learning studios (or IVDL classrooms), and 6 dedicated instructional labs for the various course offerings. The building also will feature individual and group study spaces, meeting rooms, and a computer center that will be open to the public.
- The center will have a strong University Partnership presence, and students will be able to complete bachelor degrees from multiple partnership institutions. The University of Toledo’s Computer Science and Engineering bachelors program will be located at the UPRC. The Computer Science and Engineering program helps to fill a regional demand for employees in the IT/Engineering sector, helping to fulfill two of LCCC’s cornerstones—Education and Economic Development.
- The LCCC program focus at the center will be on business and IT certificates and degrees, including the digital forensics and computer application integration specialist programs. UPRC will also host opportunities in Allied Health and Nursing, including a Patient Simulation Learning Center and a new associate degree program in Health Information Technology.
- A Digital Forensics Institute is planned for this center. It will provide services to various government agencies and private companies. Its primary service will be investigation into data loss and computer misuse. The service would be available to law-enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors, private attorneys and insurance companies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an entrance on Lorain Road and Cook Road?
There are entrances from both Lorain and Cook Roads to access the UPRC. However, when exiting via Lorain Road, traffic will only be able to turn right out of the parking lot.
Is there a library at UPRC?
There is not a library at UPRC; however, students will have access to OHIOLink via the internet.
Will there be financial aid assistance available at UPRC?
Yes! Both financial aid and academic advising will be provided at UPRC.
What is the policy for closing the campus due to inclement weather?
Emergency closings for UPRC will follow the Elyria campus—if the main campus classes are cancelled, classes at UPRC will be cancelled. Additionally, there may be times when UPRC may close while Elyria remains open. To receive notifications from LCCC, visit www.lorainccc.edu/alerts to sign up for a free, emergency text messaging service.
Will there be security at UPRC ie Cameras in the parking lot, and throughout the building?
UPRC will be equipped with security cameras throughout the building and parking lot. The parking lot will also be equipped with emergency phones.
How will we get our books?
Students can order their books online and choose a shipping option of the UPRC. Or, students can visit the Elyria campus to buy books and supplies.
Frequently Asked Questions – Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
How will repairs for hardware such as scopes and meters be handled?
Repairs for hardware will be handled by the same policies and procedures, and by the same personnel, as the Elyria campus.
What is the size of the SUN lab, and will there be white boards available for student use?
The new SUN lab’s dimensions are similar to the SUN lab at the Elyria campus. White boards will be available.
Can students have access to an open hardware lab in addition to the SUN lab?
At this time, there will not be 24/7 access to a hardware lab. However, we will try to accommodate student needs by providing a sufficient amount of open access to the lab.