Allied Health, Nursing, Health, Physical Education and Recreation Programs

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Mission Statement
The Allied Health, Nursing, Health, Physical Education and Recreation division supports the mission of Lorain County Community College by providing high quality learner-centered education to individuals pursing careers in health care, health care providers, and to the older adult in response to the needs of the community.

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Consider a Career in Health Care

LCCC is the best place to start.

Many of today’s hottest careers are in the health-care field, with career opportunities and personal satisfaction unmatched by other professions. The term Allied Health (or Health-Related Professions, at some institutions) is used to identify a cluster of health professions, encompassing many health careers.  When you work in allied health, you are involved (directly or indirectly) with patient health, and you are regarded as an expert in your field. Some allied health professionals practice independently; others work as part of a health care team, providing continual evaluation and assessment of patient needs. You also play a major role in informing the attending clinician of the patient’s progress and response to treatment.

Admission Requirements
Each of the programs below has specific pre-admission requirements. You must complete an LCCC Application for Admission and Allied Health Application Procedures. Be sure to review the Allied Health & Nursing Admission Requirements for details about the admission process and the requirements for your particular specialty.

Counseling and Academic Advising
Need help choosing the health-care career that's best for you? Schedule an appointment with an Allied Health Counselor.

Counselors are specialists in the Allied Health and Nursing majors and can assist students with academic, career and personal counseling, including graduation audits, providing transfer information, etc. Counselors work on an appointment basis. To schedule a meeting, call (440) 366-4033 or go to LC 131.

An academic advising team works closely with students by explaining the pre-admission worksheets and entrance requirements, in addition to assisting with the clinical admission process. Career and Academic Advisement Professionals see students on a walk-in basis and are located in LC 158.

You may also contact the following academic advisors:

Already Applied?
LCCC does not establish "wait lists" for programs. Students are accepted for program admission based on a variety of criteria, including assessment-test scores and the students' completion of program requirements.

Career Areas to Explore

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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

Degree and Certification Programs

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

Clinical Laboratory Science Technology
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Fire Science
Medical Assisting
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assisting
Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology
(Alternative Route through Cleveland Clinic Associate of Applied Science)
Respiratory Care
(In cooperation with BGSU Firelands College)
Sports and Fitness Management
Surgical Technology
One-Year Technical Certificate
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic

Medical Assisting

Personal Trainer

Practical Nursing (LPN)
(Programs offered at the LCCC main campus and the Medina County Career Center)

Short-Term Technical Certificate
Group Exercise


Certificate of Completion

Nurse Aide Training

Bachelor's Degree Programs through LCCC's University Partnership
University of Akron - Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
University of Akron - Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies
Bowling Green State University-Bachelor of Applied Health Science/Respiratory Care Specialist
Ohio University- Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
The University of Akron- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Youngstown State University- Bachelor of Science in Applied Science- Allied Health
Youngstown State University- Bachelor of Science in Applied Science- Public Health
Master's Degree Programs through LCCC's University Partnership
The University of Akron- Master of Science in Nursing
The University of Akron- Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Youngstown State University- Master of Health and Human Services



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