Public administration is a broad concept that focuses on economic growth, workforce development, public resources, and urban issues. It impacts everything from government agencies, non-profit organizations, and human/social services agencies to private enterprise and residents. It teaches skills in program planning and management, budgeting, the use of public and private funding sources, event planning, human resources, and city planning.

Lorain County Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Public Administration was the first two-year degree in Public Administration in Ohio. The program was designed to foster community collaboration and bring growth to Northeast Ohio – and anywhere that its graduates live. It was built to be beneficial to professionals already working in public administration who wish to further their education or sharpen specific skills. However, it is equally beneficial to traditional students who want to find employment in city planning, non-profit organizations, community action agencies, human services, criminal justice, health services and other public sector settings.

The program offers a one-year certificate as well as an Associate Degree. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.    

Public Administration Programs at LCCC

One-Year Certificate

Public Administration Certificate

Associate Degree

Public Administration Degree