Learning in Lorain

Learning in Lorain


Dr. Mary Hilaire Tavenner is a Compass Instructor at Lorain County Community College’s Learning Center at St. Joseph Community Center.  “The learning center in Lorain,” said Tavenner,  “is more important than I could express. When the education comes to you, you can’t miss it.”

In the fall of 2001, LCCC opened the Learning Center on the corner of West 21st Street and Broadway and 112 students enrolled that first semester.  Today, 618 are enrolled for spring semester.   

The Learning Center offers every service to students that main campus does.  Tavenner teaches the English tutoring session for students who are trying to improve their COMPASS score.  COMPASS is an assessment of reading, writing and math skills for students attending college for the first time.  It also is an aid for students who are pursuing their GED.  Tavenner, no doubt, serves a vital role in the lives of these students.  She, however, sees her role in a different light.  “It is a privilege for me to be a minute in their life,” said the 60-year-old former nun, “a class in their life, a moment in their life.  They inspire me.”

A large number of the students under the tutelage of Tavenner come from very challenging backgrounds.  “We get students,” Tavenner continued, “who need a GED.  We help them and we encourage them to learn even more.  LCCC is that gift to us that helps us to find a way.”

Tavenner grew up in Lorain.  She attended Emerson Elementary School.  Her father worked in the mills and her mother was a nurses aide at St. Joseph Hospital; the very building the daughter now works as a teacher.  Teaching is “a life calling,” she said.

Lorain County Community College’s Learning Center at St. Joseph Community Center is one of three LCCC branch campuses.  The Wellington Center and the Midpoint Campus Center in Brunswick are the other two satellite locations.

If you are interested in any of the LCCC branch campuses, please click here


Register Now for Spring

Be a success! Register now for Spring Semester 2015. Classes begin January 20. Click here for registration information.

Extended Hours for Spring Registration

Enrollment, Financial and Career Services will be open 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday beginning Monday, November 17.

Congratulations to our Winners!

Congratulations to Ellen Isenhour of Columbia Station and Patrick Arndt of LaGrange! They each won an iPad by registering for spring semester classes before November 16. Ellen, Patrick, please visit Commodore Books and More with your ID to claim your prize.

The Starbucks cards have been distributed. (Gift cards are being mailed to everyone who qualified but did not yet pick up their prize!) Thanks to everyone who registered during the promotion.

Midterm Grades Now Available

Fall Semester students are encouraged to check midterm grades by logging into MyCampus going to the Student Center. Please refer to www.lorainccc.edu/grades for detailed instructions.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
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Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

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 and spring 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. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.