Business Curriculum at LCCC
The world runs on business, and people with business skills are needed across all industries, institutions and organizations. A career in business is typically fast-paced, challenging and rewarding. Business graduates find jobs in large and small private companies, department stores, restaurants, in government and in education. In addition, some graduates start their own businesses. Almost every organization and institution today has a business office. Entry-level managers and those experienced in accounting, marketing or economics are needed in all areas. Business managers and administrators are needed to effectively direct business activities. Communication, decision-making, planning, organizing, evaluating and entrepreneurship skills are among those characteristics most desired by employers. These wide-open opportunities give business graduates the chance to contribute in areas that suit their particular interests and goals. There are many specialties within the business world, which enable you to select the profession that best meets your personal abilities and interests. LCCC offers majors in business management, marketing, finance, computer information systems, entrepreneurship, tourism and more.
Career Areas to Explore
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Find out how the FREE MyPlan online tool 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.
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)
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.
Short-Term Technical Certificates
Short-Term Technical Certificate in Accounting - Bookkeeper I
The Bookkeeper I Short-Term Technical Certificate prepares the holder for employment in an entry level bookkeeper position. Since the Payroll Clerk Certificate is also achieved with this curriculum routine payroll can also be prepared. All of these skills can be used to perform routine clerical functions. To build upon this certificate the Bookkeeper II Certificate of Completion will take these skills up to the next level.
Short-Term Technical Certificate in Accounting - Bookkeeper II
The Bookkeeper II Short-Term Technical Certificate prepares the certificate holder for employment in bookkeeper capacity above the clerical level. The skills obtained should prepare a candidate to take the National Certification for Bookkeepers exam through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. "Certified Bookkeeper" is a registered mark of The American Institute of Bookkeepers.
Short-Term Technical Certificate in Accounting - Payroll Clerk
The Short-Term Technical Certificate Payroll Clerk prepares the certificate holder for employment in a basic payroll clerk position performing routine functions.
Short-Term Technical Certificate in Culinary Arts Certificate - Kitchen Essentials
The Short Term certificate in Culinary Arts prepares the certificate holder with the basic foundational skills required to pursue additional education in Culinary Arts or for entry level employment in various types of restaurants and food businesses.
Short-Term Technical Certificate in Customer Service
The Customer Service Short-Term Technical Certificate will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a growing field and to effectively deal with the public as customers. Customer service positions are found in many areas of business including manufacturing, banking, retail stores, travel and tourism, and hospitals.
Short -Term Technical Certificate - General Business Administration
This Short-Term Technical Certificate in General Business Administration offers opportunities for individuals to learn about and develop some of the basic skills that may be utilized in business administration. Completion of this short-term technical certificate in General Business Administration may be applied to fulfill some of the core requirements of each major covered under the Business Administration Associate of Applied Business Degree.
One-Year Technical Certificates
One-Year Technical Certificate - Business Management
This One-Year Technical Certificate in Business Management offers opportunities for individuals to learn about and develop some of the basic skills that may be utilized in business administration, with a deeper exposure to some of the functional areas of business management. Completion of the One-Year Technical Certificate in Business Management may be applied to fulfill at least 50% of the requirements of the management major for the Business Administration Associate of Applied Business.
One-Year Technical Certificate - Entrepreneurship
This Certificate offers opportunities for individuals to learn about and develop entrepreneurial skills. The entire One-Year Technical Certificate in Entrepreneurship is accepted in the associate of applied business - entrepreneurship major.
One-Year Technical Certificate - Human Resources
This Certificate in Human Resource Management offers opportunities for individuals to learn about and develop a variety of skills that relate to the human resource function in an organization.
Associate of Applied Business - Accounting
The accounting associate degree program prepares graduates for employment as accountants in business, industry, and government. Many experienced accountants become owners/operators of their own public accounting firms. The program integrates software and technology in the accounting concepts.
Associate of Applied Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
This program is designed to prepare individuals for possible transfer or employment in a variety of management, business development and entrepreneur positions. The focus of the program is skill building in the area of entrepreneurship.
Associate of Applied Business in Business Administration - Human Resource Management
This program is designed to prepare individuals for transfer or employment in a variety of management/administrative positions. The focus of the program is skill building in the areas of recruitment, selection, training, development, compensation, labor-management relations and labor law. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.
Associate of Applied Business Administration - Management
This program is designed to prepare students for transfer or employment in a variety of management/administrative positions. The focus of the program is skill building in the areas of communication, decision-making, planning, organizing, evaluating and entrepreneurship.
Associate of Applied Business Administration - Marketing
This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of marketing/administrative positions. The focus of the program is skill building in the areas of communications, consumer behavior, sales management, advertising and promotion and service marketing.
Associate of Applied Business in Hospitality and Tourism Management - Culinary Arts
The LCCC associate of applied business degree in culinary arts can prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry. From the preparation of simple dishes to the creation of international cuisine, you will learn a variety of cooking skills and techniques through intense hands-on instruction.
Associate of Applied Business in Hospitality and Tourism Management - Hospitality
As our world expands globally, the tourism industry remains one of the largest industries in the United States. To meet the demand for trained professionals in this exciting and fast-paced field, Lorain County Community College offers a two-year associate of applied business degree with a major in tourism. A travel industry focus and hospitality industry focus are offered, providing students with the training and skills needed in each of these areas. A special emphasis is place on customer service, marketing, sales and cultural diversity.
Associate of Applied Business in Hospitality and Tourism Management - Travel Industry
A concentration in travel or hospitality with an emphasis in customer service, marketing and international diversity will prepare the tourism professional to deal with clients and suppliers. A tourism cooperative experience will enhance a graduate's ability to secure employment.
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management
From Hiram College through LCCC's University Partnership
Hiram’s Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management develops the student’s ability to evaluate, analyze, and critique business strategies and transactions based on a complex body of accounting, tax, auditing and cost management principles. The Accounting and Financial Management major further enables students to recognize the financial and economic impact of such business strategies, use and develop financial models to assist in the analysis of business strategies, and effectively communicate the results of such analysis.
For students who are not planning on careers in public accounting, the Hiram College bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management prepares them for a variety of careers in business, industry, finance, non-profit organizations or government.
The program is designed so that 50% of this partnership is LCCC coursework, and the final 50% is Hiram College coursework. Hiram College courses are taught by Hiram College faculty either in person or via distance learning. Students can complete the accounting degree in its entirety on LCCC’s campus.
Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business with Optional Minors
From Kent State University through LCCC's University Partnership
The Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business is for students who desire an in-depth understanding of all business areas rather than a specialized area of business, i.e., accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, managerial marketing and marketing.
Bachelor of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
From The University of Toledo through LCCC's University Partnership
Entrepreneurship can be viewed as a personal passion for success, the desire to operate your own business, spread your own wings. Success in your own business can be an exhilarating experience, but success does not just happen; it takes knowledge, preparation and skilled application. Furthermore, major corporations increasingly embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship as a critical component for success. Progressive companies want creative managers who can identify and develop their next great product line.
Bachelor of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management
From The University of Toledo through LCCC's University Partnership
Supply chain managers coordinate the acquirement, manufacturing and distribution of goods and services to customers. Students will develop skills in purchasing, operations and logistics while gaining an appreciation and understanding of how decisions made in one area can affect activities in other areas and customer satisfaction.
Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Administration
From Cleveland State University through LCCC's University Partnership
- The Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Administration degree is designed to:
Equip human service personnel with additional management and communication skills to address the needs of urban human services and non-profit agencies;
- Prepare students to assume administrative or managerial roles in human services agencies that deal with welfare reform, work and training, substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, and health and nutrition;
- Provide access to faculty members with expertise in public administration and non-profit management in an urban setting;
Prepare students for future career challenges, including graduate work in a number of fields.
Bachelor of Organizational Supervision
From The Univeristy of Akron through LCCC's University Partnership
The Bachelor's in Organizational Supervision, a new program at UA, offers individuals with an associate degree or completion of 60 credits the opportunity to advance in their careers. The major consists of 10 courses at the junior/senior level. In addition, students will need to complete the University’s general education requirements. Core courses in organizational supervision focus on:
- Effective leadership
- Workplace communications
- Project team management
This baccalaureate program is designed specifically for students with an earned associate degree from an accredited institution or junior standing at The University of Akron.
Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies
From Kent State University through LCCC's University Partnership
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.