Press Release
Posted June 22, 2020

Starting this fall semester, LCCC is offering a fast-track to employment with tuition-free, short-term certificate programs that include a direct path to a new career.

Programs align with in-demand jobs including healthcare, business, IT and manufacturing industries. The short-term certificates can be completed in 16 weeks or less and students can complete a certificate for no cost. Upon completion, students will earn an industry-recognized credential, receive career and interview coaching and be connected to local employers.

On completion of a fast track certification, jobs may be available for graduates at local companies, such as General Plug and Manufacturing, Thogus, and Lincoln Electric.

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.

Students who complete a fast-track program will be lined up with employers ready to hire.

A limited number of spots are available, and students must begin classes on August 24 to qualify for funding. Many online classes are offered. Learn more at or call Michelle Pawlak at (440) 366-7737.