Public administration includes the topics of economic development, job creation, public resources, criminal justice, social programs, and urban issues. It impacts everything from government agencies, non-profit organizations, and human/social services agencies to private enterprise and residents.

Because these topics are becoming increasingly important across the U.S. – and particularly in Northeast Ohio – LCCC has designed this one-year certificate program to teach real-world skills in program planning and management, budgeting, the use of public and private funding sources, fundraising, human resources, volunteer management, and event planning. It offers opportunities for individuals to learn how to be effective and efficient in work settings and roles in the public sector or in the non-profit organization.

Career Opportunities

Students who are already employed in those settings can sharpen their skills, acquire new skills and knowledge, and participate in practical experiences that will be useful on the job. Students who want to enter those fields will be able to acquire knowledge, develop skills useful in the public sector, and gain insights by learning aside those already in the field.

Credit earned in this certificate program may be used toward the requirements for an Associate of Applied Science in Public Administration.

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Chase Ritenauer
(440) 366-7234