Public Administration, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #5180

Effective May 2023

Division of 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 INTRODUCTION TO THE LCCC COMMUNITY 1 1
Science Elective with lab (choose from PSSC, BIOG, CHMY) 4
 Hours17
Spring Semester
ECNM 152 PRINCIPLES OF 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
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 team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the historical evolution of public administration, including the First Quarter Century (300 BCE to the 1920s), the New Deal to Mid-Century, JFK and the creation of Civil Service, Reagan and the Reinvention of Public Administration, and Public Administration in the 21st Century.
  2. Evaluate non-profit and public program outcome success by comparing the agency's actual results and outcomes to the agency's mission, goals, and core services to determine strengths and weaknesses as well as opportunities and threats.
  3. Apply legal concepts and precedent from relevant case studies to contemporary institutional and employee legal challenges in public and non-profit organizations.
  4. Create a viable program inclusive of a mission statement, gap analysis, targeted clientele identification, marketing and fundraising plan, and a planning/evaluation process.
  5. Analyze financial statements and documents, including the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and budget to determine an organization's current financial health and future risks/opportunities.
  6. Describe Human Resources and organizational leadership concepts in private, public, and non-profit organizations relating to talent acquisition, on-boarding, development, employee disputes and resolution, and employee separation.

Accelerated Pathway

The Accelerated Pathway for the Public Administration, Associate of Applied Science is a helpful guide for students who desire the convenience of an extensive selection of online course offerings and who seek to complete their degree within as little as 15 months.  Students are encouraged to enroll in 8 or 10 week sessions to maximize accelerated options. Please meet with an advisor to ensure the courses in this pathway align with your educational goals.  

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
Full Semester
PBAD 158 HUMAN RESOURCE/VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT 3 3
8A Session
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3 3
PBAD 151 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMIN 3 3
PBAD 152 PROGRAM/SERVICE PLANNING & EVAL 3 3
SDEV 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE LCCC COMMUNITY 1,3 1
8B Session
PBAD 155 BUDGET/FINANCE/COMM. ORGANIZATIONS 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
10 Week Session
PBAD 161 FUNDRAISING AND GRANTSMANSHIP 3 3
8A Session
ENGL 162 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II 2,3 3
PLSC 155 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3 3
SOCY 151G INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 3
8B Session
PBAD 252 SURVEY OF LEGAL CONCEPTS 3
URBS 151G INTRODUCTION TO URBAN STUDIES 3 3
 Hours18
Summer Semester
PBAD 251 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3 3
PLSC 156 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3 3
RELG 181G INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS 3 3
Select one of the following: 3
QUANTITATIVE REASONING
STATISTICS 3
 Hours12
Second Year
Fall Semester
Full Semester
PBAD 285 PUBLIC ADMIN-PRACTICUM & SEMINAR 2 3
URBS 250 URBAN SPATIAL SYSTEMS 2,3 3
8A Session
CMMC 151 ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 3
URBS 152G CONTEMPORARY URBAN ISSUES 3 3
8B Session
BIOG 152 HUMAN BIOLOGY 3 4
ECNM 152 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3 3
 Hours19
 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

This course is offered online.

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.