All hands-on, college and career exploration experiences can be delivered in a group setting to students. Some are free, while others have a nominal cost for students and/or classrooms of students. Some can be delivered at the high school, while others are designed to engage students with current technology in LCCC labs.
Campana Center for Ideation and Invention
The Campana Center for Ideation and Invention gives everyone the equipment, skills and confidence they need to take an idea they have, and do something with it. When people have access to cutting-edge digital and additive manufacturing labs, interactive collaboration space, and hands-on education programs, they can spark the full spectrum of making – from inventive idea to successful business.
Every maker in the community can create just about anything in our LCCC Fab Lab. This 5,000 square foot Fab Lab puts the latest tools and machines for making in the hands of our creative community, including 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC routing. We have everything you need to conceptualize, design, develop, fabricate and test any idea you have. The best part is that the equipment is surprisingly easy to use. Stop in and let our experts help you make your idea a reality.
NEO LaunchNET offers guidance, mentoring, coaching and access to local resources to students in Lorain County so they can gain experience in entrepreneurship and starting a business. Our experts work with young entrepreneurs to perfect their pitch and identify their competitive advantages, and help them create business plans for their businesses. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Cooking Classes for Kids and Teens
Kids – Ages 5-10
LCCC offers a series of Saturday morning cooking classes for kids ages 5-10. Class topics include fudge, ice cream, cookies, smoothies, pizza and mac & cheese. Classes are $25 for each child and parents are welcome to stay free of charge.
Teens – Ages 10-17
Aspiring young chefs from 10-17 years old will explore a variety cooking techniques and recipes in this four-part series of courses. Each weekly segment provides a unique experience that builds upon the skills learned in the previous series. Classes can be taken as a series or as individual courses. To see current cooking class schedules or to register, visit Cooking Classes or call 440-366-4100.
College for Kids and Teens
Age Based on Class
College for Kids offers continuing education courses for children and teens. This year-round program gives students the opportunity to learn new skills and to explore their interests in an exciting, hands-on environment. College for Kids and Teens can also develop specialized programs to meet the needs of your team or organization. Class options include courses in art, academics, recreation, technology, special interests and more. Find up-to-date class schedules at Children’s Learning Center or call 440-366-4093.
Techno Fridays are hands-on learning adventures that engage middle and high school students by exploring careers in welding, computer numerical control, digital fabrication, electronics, computer digital forensics, computer maintenance and networking and much more. Each student participants in three, 55 minute lab experiences with a maximum of 30 students each day. Chaperones are required. For more information contact the Engineering, Business and Information Technology Division Office at 440-366-4005.
Student Matinee Series (SMS)
These weekday matinees are designed for students. We welcome all public, private, charter and home schools, as well as the general public at these performances. We encourage teachers to make reservations early. Stocker Arts Center is accessible for students with special needs, including parking, seating and restrooms. Wheelchair seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call the Stocker Arts Center Box Office from Noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday at (440) 366-4040 or visit The Stocker Arts Center.
Aspire is a part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. LCCC’s Aspire program provides services at no cost for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Services available include:
- Math, reading and writing skills
- Adult Secondary Education/GED preparation
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Transition services – including employment and postsecondary
- Life skills, employability skills and computer literacy
- Distance Education
If you do not have a high school diploma, getting your GED is the first step in your college career. LCCC offers services to help residents obtain their GED, including:
- GED preparation classes (no cost)
- GED testing
- GED test vouchers
- GED recipient college scholarships
Visit Aspire GED for more information.
LCCC’s Career Services can help you to identify the career that best fits your goals and interests – and when you are near graduation, we are here to prepare you for your job search to help you land your dream job.
Personal and Professional Development
You don’t have to be pursuing a degree to benefit from education and training at LCCC. Whether you want to improve your job skills, become certified in a specialty or just enjoy the experience of learning something new, be sure to check out the wide range of continuing education courses at LCCC, including Adult Personal Enrichment, Business and Information Technology, Center for Lifelong Learning (50+), Engineering and Manufacturing, Healthcare and Nursing, and Recreation and Fitness.
Dental Hygiene Clinic
LCCC dental hygiene students and our highly qualified dental professionals provide affordable, high-quality preventative dental services for the entire community. For current hours of operation or to make an appointment, visit Dental Hygiene Clinic or call 440-366-4948.
Spitzer Conference Center
Spitzer Conference Center is Northeast Ohio’s destination for catering and special events, including weddings and conference/meeting spaces. They partner with our Culinary Arts Program to offer community courses through our Culinary Arts Institute, and work with local farmers to bring locally grown, seasonal produce to their menus.
High and Low Ropes Course and Rock Wall
All Grades (High Ropes Course – ages 12+)
Want to re-energize your students, staff, or employees? Is morale lacking in your organization? Need some team-building tips? Step out of the comfort zone and into the learning zone. The Ropes Course and Rock Wall Programs are designed to provide participants an opportunity to acquire and practice essential life skills and to enhance self-esteem. Participants in the program learn to solve problems, make decisions, set goals and develop communication skills in an atmosphere that is challenging, supportive and fun.
Sports Classes/Camps, Conditioning, and Camps
LCCC offers many classes and camps throughout the year in a variety of sports, including cross country, basketball, volleyball, golf, and tennis. We also have tennis courts (inside and outside), basketball courts, and volleyball courts. Equipment is provided. Our indoor track and Ewing Field House can be used as a Field Day location for up to 1,000 people!
All Ages and Fitness Levels
Lorain County Community College’s certified and degreed personal trainers assist individuals in the process of starting and maintaining an exercise program and healthy lifestyle. The trainers design specific programs with specific goals, which could include weight loss, increased stamina, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, energy, as well as guidance in goal setting and help with motivation. The trainers monitor individual progress throughout each safe and effective program.
seca-Medical Body Composition Analysis
Start off your healthy transition with one of the most accurate forms of body composition to date. When engaging in an exercise program it is important to know where you are beginning in order to set proper goals. With its competitive pricing and central location, Lorain County Community College offers the seca® mBCA which will assess your body composition, allowing you to set goals along your journey that are tailored to you.
BOD POD Body Composition Testing
The BOD POD measures body composition fast and accurately using air displacement technology.
- Air displacement is used to determine body volume, body density, and body composition
- Determines the percentage of body fat by calculating how much air is displaced by the person sitting inside the chamber
- Has good test-retest reliability
- Studies show accuracy in correlation with under-water weighing
Registered Dietitian Sessions
Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. Dietitians do the following:
- Assess clients’ health needs and diet
- Counsel clients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits
- Develop meal plans, taking both cost and clients’ preferences/goals into account
- Evaluate the effect of meal plans, and change the plans as needed
- Keep up with the latest nutritional science research
Interactive Health Sessions
Certified instructors will develop and deliver information on topics such as:
- Stress Management
- Healthy Eating
- Sport Performance
- Vaping/Tobacco Use
…and many more!
Fitness Center Memberships
LCCC and University Partnership (UP) students who are enrolled in at least one credit hour have FREE access to the Field House, Indoor Track, and LCCC Fitness Center. UP students must attach current class schedule to waiver form.
Any resident of Lorain County can sign up for a membership. All fitness facilities will be closed if the LCCC campus is closed. The Field House and Track may close for credit classes. Facility hours are subject to change. Call the Fitness Program Welcome Desk at 440-366-7423 to verify hours/facility closings.
All Ages and Fitness Levels
Fitness testing assists with setting realistic fitness goals, identifying weight management goals, and providing a true picture of one’s fitness level. The five components of fitness that will be tested include the following:
- Cardio-respiratory endurance
- Muscular strength
- Muscular endurance
- Body composition via skinfold calipers
MyHealth Coach Sessions
The MyHealth Coach program is designed for individuals seeking guidance with the following:
- Physical activity
- Stress management
- Weight loss
- Strengthening one’s personal foundation
MyHealth Coach sessions are administered by a Cooper Institute Trained Coaching Healthy Behaviors Wellness Coach (CHB).
One-on-one nutrition counseling sessions with a certified Personal Trainer provides an individualized program to facilitate weight management using ChooseMyPlate.gov. Counseling includes educational support to enhance motivation and help in identifying areas where improvement/changes need to be made.
All Ages and Fitness Levels
Know How 2 Go Presentations
These 45 minute presentations focus on helping students understand that college is closer than they may think, and share steps to start preparing for college and careers now, no matter what grade level. Free programs available in Lorain County are highlighted for students to explore, including earning college credit while in high school.
Game of Life
(Maximum size 50 students per 45 minutes/teams can be divided) In this 45 minute activity, students are assigned a job randomly that corresponds with a number of years of post-secondary education received. Each student is paid a monthly salary at the “bank” and then moves around the room to different stations, purchasing housing, groceries, transportation, paying taxes, etc. End of game discussion involves the importance of education to quality of life and opportunity. Game is often paired with Know How 2 Go presentation.
This 30 minute game is paired with Know How 2 Go presentation. Students compete in groups of 3 to answer questions about college preparation and steps mixed with questions about pop culture. The group with the most points at the end of the 10-12 rounds wins. Prizes are awarded.
Tailored and guided walking tours of the LCCC campus and grounds led by current LCCC students. The tour is often paired with Know How 2 Go presentation or general LCCC presentation and/or games, etc. One chaperone per 15 students is recommended.
MyPlan – Career Planning
MyPlan is a 45-minute, online career and interest assessment for students in groups of up to 20. The education level attained can be manipulated to show the students how their opportunities increase with more education. This program also illustrates to students the duties associated with different careers; the course work and education needed; and the money they can earn.
LCCC UpClose sessions provide students with information about opportunities at LCCC, including academic programs, student life, and more. Students learn next steps for admission, and can complete the ACCUPLACER assessment. These sessions are held during the year on Tuesdays and Fridays and are paired with a campus tour.
FlexFactor immerses middle and high school students into the world of advanced manufacturing technology and entrepreneurship. Student teams are challenged to work together to identify a real-world problem that holds value to them, then conceptualize an advanced hardware device, develop a business model and pitch it “Shark Tank” style to a panel of education and industry representatives. Projects have ranged from earlier cancer detection to athlete safety and performance monitoring, to stopgap medical care for wounded soldiers and clean water access for inner-city residents.
Following a recruitment presentation and tour of campus, students are sent out onto campus in small groups to answer questions for a scavenger hunt. The first group back with most correct answers in the allotted time wins a prize.
Senior Days are for seniors who sign up with their HS counselor, and have applied, tested, and are ready to solidify their schedules for their next chapter: college. School & Community Partnerships staff communicates with the schools, assists with applications, collects test scores, proctors the Accuplacer and ALEKS, and ensures students have everything they need for the day. During the visit, seniors complete orientation, advising, scheduling classes, receiving their student IDs, and setting up their MyCampus and Canvas accounts. At the end of the day, students walk away with schedules in hand so they can relax and enjoy graduation and summer. They also have lunch on campus and LCCC provides cake, pop, water, and bus stipends.
College Credit Plus (CCP)
College Credit Plus is a popular choice for students looking to get a jump start on their college education. This program allows students to earn college credits while in high school at no cost! These college classes are offered at LCCC as well at most high schools in Lorain County by certified teachers. It’s a great way for students to get both high school credits and college credits completed at the same time. To participate, students must complete a standardized assessment to determine their eligibility for the program. The CCP credits can be used at LCCC or transferred to the college or university of choice after graduation.
The MyUniversity program is a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, providing a pathway for high school students to the full college experience at no cost! Students taking advantage of the program have the opportunity to graduate high school with both an associate degree and a high school diploma, at no cost. College courses may be offered at your high school, but other courses will have to be taken at LCCC, online, or at one of our Learning Centers. Students who successfully complete the program will automatically receive scholarship funds to finish a bachelor’s degree at LCCC through the University Partnership. MyUniversity can save students up to 80% of the cost of a bachelor’s degree.
LCCC’s Credit-in-Escrow program allows qualifying high school students to take college courses for credits and have these credits saved for use until after high school graduation. Credits are then utilized at LCCC or for transfer to the college or university of choice. Home-educated students are also eligible to participate in this program.
College Tech Prep (CTP)
College Tech Prep gives students the college-preparatory academics they need for further education, as well as the real world technology skills and experience they’ll need to succeed in a career. They can also earn college credits during high school – without paying for tuition or books! There are many different areas that students can focus their studies on, such as Building & Design, e-Commerce, Health Science Technology, Graphics and Design, and Medical Office Technology to name a few. Teacher Education Explorations (TEE) is also a great opportunity for students who are interested in a teaching career. They can explore the professional field of education while under the guidance of accomplished teachers.
Early College High School
The Early College High School is an innovative learning environment located on the LCCC campus. This program is designed to Inspire and motivate students who have the potential to be the first in their families to graduate from college. Beginning in ninth grade, students participate in a combined high school and college experience with the goal of earning a high school diploma and a transferable college associate’s degree at the same time. To be eligible to enroll in the Early College High School, students must be enrolled or open-enrolled through Elyria City Schools. All courses are taught at the LCCC campus tuition free!