President's Message

Welcome to Lorain County Community College – where your academic and career success are our priorities.   No matter where you are starting out in your journey, our faculty and staff are prepared to meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be.

Our programs are designed for you to smoothly progress from your first class, to graduation, on to your career, of if you’re already employed to move up the career ladder. If you haven’t fully defined your goals, LCCC’s newly designed academic pathways will help you explore your many interests and narrow your vision to align with a high-paying job to advance your future.

If an advanced degree is part of your plan, LCCC’s courses and programs easily transfer to Ohio’s public college and universities – including the more than 50 bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered through our University Partnership right here on our campus. Our University Partnership has graduated more than 5,500 students since 1995, and it’s the most affordable value in Ohio for earning a bachelor’s degree.  LCCC’s innovations continue with the newest designation to offer our own Bachelor’s Degree in Microelectronic Manufacturing.

Throughout the past 54 years, we have developed strong partnerships with regional employers, ensuring that our academic programs and certificates align with current and future workforce needs. In fact, employers consistently seek out LCCC graduates when expanding their workforce or filling open positions. At LCCC, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and test-drive a career before graduation through internships, co-ops and service learning options.

We understand that your college experience is unique to you, from the classes you take to the extra-curricular activities you choose. At LCCC, we’re committed to support and empower you as you continue on your path. When you succeed, our entire community is elevated.  As the president of your community college, I believe that Every Student’s Dream Matters. I encourage you to explore our college catalog and website to learn more about how LCCC can help you achieve your academic and career goals. On behalf of our entire campus community, welcome to Lorain County Community College. Let’s get started down your path to success!

Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.

Lorain County Community College

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