Press Release
Posted December 7, 2020

Lorain County Community College offers a fast-track to employment with tuition-free, short-term certificate programs that include a direct path to a new career. Most programs can be completed in 16 weeks or less.

Programs align with in-demand jobs including healthcare, business, IT and manufacturing industries. Upon completion of these short-term certificates, students will earn an industry-recognized credential, receive career and interview coaching and be connected to local employers who are ready to hire.

These fast-track programs can help students get trained quickly for a new, good paying job, said LCCC President Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.

“Many people have been laid off or experience reduced work hours due to the coronavirus pandemic and may not be sure where to turn,” Ballinger said. “These fast-track programs are designed to get people quickly trained for a new career, without taking on loan debt.”

For those interested in furthering their education, the fast-track certificates are part of academic pathways that allow students to continue seamlessly for associate degrees in their chosen fields.

Learn more about fast-track programs at upcoming virtual information sessions:
• Wednesday, December 9 at 10 a.m.
• Wednesday, December 16 at 10 a.m.
• Wednesday, January 5 at 10 a.m. or 4 p.m.
• Thursday, January 6 at 10 a.m. or 4 p.m.

Classes begin January 19.
See available programs and register for an information session at