Public Administration

Public Administration

Associate of Applied Science - Curriculum Code 5180

The Public Administration degree prepares students for career opportunities in social service organizations, community agencies, and in public sector positions. Graduates of the program may find employment in city planning, non-profit organizations, community action agencies, human services, criminal justice, health services and other public sector settings, and in other entry-level or mid-manager level positions, as well as to conduct research. Students will conduct research using the internet and basic word processing/computer skills. The degree is designed to provide courses that will be useful in the workplace. It will also provide persons in the public sector or employed in community organizations the opportunity to build on their work experiences and to sharpen their skills. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC's University Partnership.

For more information about this degree, please contact Dorinda Masters at 440-366-7237 or

Fall Semester (First Year)
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
PBAD 151 Introduction to Public Administration 3
PBAD 152 Program and Service Planning and Evaluation 3
PBAD 158 Human Resource and Volunteer Management 3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Science Elective with lab choose from PSSC, BIOG, CHMY  4
Spring Semester (First Year)
ECNM 152 Microeconomics 3
ENGL 162 College Composition II > 3
PLSC 155 State and Local Government 3
SOCY 151 Introduction to Sociology 3
URBS 151 Introduction to Urban Studies 3
Fall Semester (Second Year)
MTHM 151 College Mathematics OR 3
MTHM 168  Statistics
PBAD 155 Budget and Finance for Community Organizations 3
PLSC 156 American National Government


URBS 152 Contemporary Urban Studies 3
URBS 250 Urban Spatial Systems > 3
Spring Semester (Second Year)
CMMC 151 Oral Communications 3
PBAD 161 Fundraising and Grantmanship 3
PBAD 251 Organizational Leadership 3
PBAD 252 Survey of Legal Concepts 3
PBAD 285 Public Administration Practicum and Seminar > + 3
RELG 181 Introduction to World Religions 3
Total Credit Hours: 65

1. > Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.
2. The University Partnership offers a Bachelor degree in Urban Studies at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University or other institutions of higher education. Contact the University Partnership office at 440-366-4949.
3. + Requires completion of a majority of PBAD and URBS courses and coordinator and divisional approval.
4. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of thirteen or more credit hours.

Established January 2002
Revised      February 2013
Effective    August 2013


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