LCCC provides options for former ECOT high school-aged students, whether the goal is to earn a GED, earn high school and college credit, or enter Early College High School.

The Ohio Department of Education has the best information for options finding a school, but LCCC is here to help.


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Aspire program (GED)

The LCCC Aspire program provides free instruction and services for individuals seeking to obtain their high-school equivalency. This can be the GED®, the TASC® or the HiSET ® exam.

We have daytime and evening classes offered locations throughout Lorain County.

Students who are less than 19 years old are welcome to enroll in our program, but they will need to provide documentation of official withdrawal from school on official school letterhead signed by superintendent or designee.

Getting started is easy.

Go to to find a convenient Aspire Orientation.  At orientation, a student will complete an academic skill assessment to determine the academic areas that they need to work on to prepare for their High-School Equivalency exam, and they will learn about our different class options too. 

For more information about the LCCC Aspire program, please call 440-366-4530. 

   Learn more about Aspire. 


College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus allows students to earn FREE college credits while in high school, if you’re a student in a local school district.  Students can enroll in courses at LCCC and receive dual credit for high school requirements and for college credit. These credits may be used at LCCC or for transfer to the college or university of choice after high school graduation. This state-funded program covers tuition, books and fees.

    Learn more about College Credit Plus. 


Early College High School

Current 8th graders who open enroll in Elyria school district may be eligible to apply for entry to Early College High School next year.

The Early College High School gives students beginning in ninth grade a chance to participate in a combined high school and college experience with the goal of earning a high school diploma and college associate degree at the same time.

All courses are taught on the LCCC campus tuition free. 

   Learn more about Early College High School.