Press Release
Posted January 14, 2019

Lorain County Community College (LCCC) and Cleveland State University (CSU) have joined to create a pathway agreement for an undergraduate degree in journalism. The agreement enables LCCC students to transfer their course credits toward a bachelor of arts in journalism and promotional communication, or the integrated promotional communication degree at CSU.

The new pathway will be of great value to LCCC students, said Brenda Pongracz, Ph.D., dean of Arts and Humanities. “This is a win-win situation for LCCC and CSU. By working together, our students will receive a quality journalism education that prepares them for careers in Northeast Ohio.”

Upon completion of their associate degree from LCCC, students will be able to transfer to CSU to complete their bachelor’s of arts degree.

LCCC’s journalism courses cover reporting, copyediting, photojournalism, social media, feature writing, and public relations, among other topics. In addition to completing hands-on work writing for the student newspaper, The Collegian, LCCC students have won several state awards from the Press Club of Cleveland and the Society of Professional Journalists.

LCCC offers two journalism and communication programs, a one-year certificate in communication studies or in journalism-public relations and adverting. Both can be expanded upon to complete an associate of arts degrees. For more information, visit

The transfer pathway agreement is effective from fall 2018. For more details on the transfer pathway, visit