LCCC Degree Leads to Successful IT Career

Chris Bregar

After starting off his career by earning an associate degree at LCCC, today Chris Bregar is gainfully employed as a senior network engineer for MTD Products in Valley City, Ohio. Bregar first earned an associate of applied business in computer information systems in 2012. “I was able to get my first job in the field with my associate degree just weeks after I graduated,” the Grafton resident said.

After earning his associate degree, he then earned a bachelor’s of science in computer information systems (networking) in 2014 from The University of Akron through the LCCC University Partnership.

Bregar utilized the many opportunities available at LCCC to get the technical and soft skills needed to work in industry. “Instructors at LCCC push you. The classes are not easy, but if you apply yourself and work at them it is worth it,” he said. The two degrees “enabled me to be competitive in the job market and get a job in the field,” he said.

“My training at LCCC prepared me to start obtaining industry standard certifications,” Bregar said. He earned the Cisco CCNA Route/Switch certification in 2012, Cisco CCNA Wireless certification in 2013, CCNP Route/Switch certification in 2013 and the Cisco CCIE Route/Switch certification in 2015.