Are you an Elyria resident? You may be eligible to earn a free short-term certificate in high-demand fields like information technology, advanced manufacturing and healthcare as part of a unique partnership between Lorain County Community College and the City of Elyria.


Learn more about this innovative partnership



  • Current resident of Elyria
  • High school diploma or GED* 
  • Must enroll into a short-term certificate program in spring 2021

*Individuals without a diploma will enroll in LCCC’s free Aspire/GED program or 22+ Adult Diploma program first.


Available Programs

The academic programs selected for Skill City directly align with identified industry needs focusing on in-demand careers.



  • Accounting Clerk with QuickBooks
  • Project Management Program Certification

Health Care

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Medical Coding
  • State Tested Nursing Assistant

Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Computer Diagnostics and CompTIA A+ Cert Prep
  • Computer Networking & CompTIA
  • Computer Information Systems – Software Development
  • Computer Information System – Web Design
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) 
  • CPA – C ++ Certified Associate Programmer
  • Python Certified Associate in Programming (PCAP) 
  • Micro-Credentials:  (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


  • Electronics Fabrication
  • Environmental and Safety Technician
  • Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
  • Machining Technician
  • Welding Technician and AWS-3F Certification
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Assembly
  • Engineering Technology
  • Maintenance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Micro-credentials in: IPC J Standard CIT, MSSC Certified Production Technician


Program Benefits

  • Earn industry-recognized credential(s)
  • Complete in 16 weeks or less
  • Dedicated academic and career coach
  • Hands-on experience
  • Career and interview coaching and job/employer connections
  • Academic and career advising that encourages career and/or degree/credential advancement 


Additional Short-Term Training Opportunities at LCCC


Ready to learn more? Contact us today! 


Nakia Okafor Roundtree 
Academic and Career Advisement Professional
440 366-4154 (office)
440 508- 6688 (cell)


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