Public Administration, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #5180

Effective May 2017

Division Social Sciences and Human Services

The public administration degree prepares students for career opportunities in social service organizations, community agencies and in public sector positions. Graduates of the program may find employment in city planning, non-profit organizations, community action agencies, human services, criminal justice, health services and other public sector settings, and in other entry-level or mid-manager level positions, as well as to conduct research. Students will conduct research using the Internet and basic word processing/computer skills. The degree is designed to provide courses that will be useful in the workplace. It will also provide persons in the public sector or employed in community organizations the opportunity to build on their work experiences and to sharpen their skills. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
PBAD 151 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMIN 3
PBAD 152 PROGRAM/SERVICE PLANNING & EVAL 3
PBAD 158 HUMAN RESOURCE/VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 1 1
Science Elective with lab (choose from PSSC, BIOG, CHMY) 4
 Hours17
Spring Semester
ECNM 152 MICROECONOMICS 3
ENGL 162 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II 2 3
PLSC 155 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3
SOCY 151G INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
URBS 151G INTRODUCTION TO URBAN STUDIES 3
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
Select one of the following: 3
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS  
QUANTITATIVE REASONING  
STATISTICS  
PBAD 155 BUDGET/FINANCE/COMM. ORGANIZATIONS 3
PLSC 156 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
URBS 152G CONTEMPORARY URBAN ISSUES 3
URBS 250 URBAN SPATIAL SYSTEMS 2 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CMMC 151 ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
PBAD 161 FUNDRAISING AND GRANTSMANSHIP 3
PBAD 251 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
PBAD 252 SURVEY OF LEGAL CONCEPTS 3
PBAD 285 PUBLIC ADMIN-PRACTICUM & SEMINAR 2,3 3
RELG 181G INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS 3
 Hours18
 Total Hours65
1

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

2

Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.

3

Requires completion of a majority of PBAD and URBS courses and coordinator and division approval.

The University Partnership offers a bachelor’s degree in urban studies at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University or other institutions of higher education. Contact the University Partnership office at (440) 366-4949.

Program Contact(s):

Chase Ritenauer
440-366-4021
critenauer@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising and Counseling Team.