Course Descriptions

How to Read the Course Descriptions

Sample Course Description

A writing course continuing the practice of skills introduced in ENGL 161, as well as strategies of argumentation and secondary research leading to a research paper. English Core Course. (OT 36)
General Education: GEO1, GEO2, GEO3
Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: ENGL 161
Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

In the above sample course description,

  • the subject area is English
  • the course number is ENGL 162
  • course title is College Composition II
  • the number of credit hours offered is three
  • the number of contact hours is three
  • and the actual course description is “A writing course continuing the practice of skills introduced in ENGL 161, as well as strategies of argumentation and secondary research leading to a research paper. English Core Course.”

The prerequisite is ENGL 161 (see following information); there is no corequisite (also see following information). It also has general education requirements GEO1 Communication, GEO2 Critical Thinking and GEO3 Digital Literacy. The course is typically offered in summer, fall and spring semesters.

Course Numbering

In the sample above, the first capital letters (BADM) indicate the subject area (see course abbreviations). The three numbers (162) following the four capital letters are the numbers assigned to a particular course within the subject area. In this case, BADM represents the subject area, business, and 162 is the number assigned to this course. Within this listing of course descriptions, courses are listed in numerical order within each subject area. Courses numbered 099 are designed to provide students with basic skills preparatory to first-year studies. If a course number starts with zero, no certificate or degree credit is offered. Courses numbered 100 through 199 are usually introductory or first-year courses. Courses numbered 200 through 299 are usually second-year courses. Course numbers do not indicate whether or not a course will be accepted for transfer to other institutions. Students must consult with advisors regarding transfer of courses and credits to other institutions.

A course that is determined to have at least 30 percent of its content from material or resources found outside the United States is considered an international or global course. International or global courses are identified in the class schedule with a G following the course number (e.g. BADM 281G, International Business).

Credit Hours and Contact Hours

The number of semester credits for each course described in the Catalog is indicated after the course title. The number of contact hours (actual hours of class time per week) for each course described in the Catalog is indicated in parentheses after the credit hours. For example, 3(3) indicates three credit hours and three contact hours per week.


Prerequisites indicate courses that must be successfully completed before entering in a more advanced or subsequent course. In the example, ENGL 161 is the prerequisite and must be taken before enrolling in ENGL 162. Prerequisites are established to assure that the student has an adequate and sufficient background to enroll in the course. Because technology changes so frequently, the prerequisite(s) for certain courses may change. If the listed prerequisite(s) are not met, a previous course or combination of courses (not listed or taught currently) may be substituted for the current prerequisite(s). Contact an advisor for further information. Corequisites indicate courses that must be taken during the same term. Concurrent enrollment indicates prerequisites that may be taken during the same term.

Division approval is required to have a prerequisite waived. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the proper division to obtain permission to enroll in a course in which the prerequisite has not been met.

Approval of Courses

Courses described in the 2024-2025 catalog are those approved by the LCCC Board of Trustees at the time of publication and included in the Ohio Department of Higher Education master course inventory. Inclusion of a course description does not obligate the college to offer the course in any given semester or academic year. Courses approved by the Board of Trustees after the publication of the 2024-2025 catalog may be reflected in the class schedule. Courses are subject to cancellation based on enrollment, staffing or other factors.

Course Abbreviations

ACTG Accounting
ADST Addiction Studies
ALHN Allied Health and Nursing
ALET Alternative Energy Technology
ASLG American Sign Language
ARAB Arabic
ARCH Archeology
ASTY Astronomy
AETC Automation Engineering Technology
BIOG Biology
BMKR Boilermakers
BLOC Blockchain Engineering Technology
BADM Business Administration
CHMY Chemistry
CHNS Chinese
CLSC Clinical Laboratory Science Technology
CMMC Communication
CADD Computer-Aided Design
CAMM Computer-Aided Machining
CGSD Computer Games and Simulation Design
CISS Computer Information Systems
CMNW Computer Maintenance and Networking
CMPR Computer Programming
CNST Construction
CRMJ Criminal Justice
CULN Culinary Art
CYBR Cyber Security
DANC Dance
DATA Data Analytics
DFAB Digital Fabrication
DNHY Dental Hygiene
ECED Early Childhood Education
ECNM Economics
EDCT Education
ELUT Elective Power Utility Technology
ELCT Electronics
ELTA Electrical Trades Apprenticeship
EMSB Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
EMSP Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
EMCH Engineering Mechanics
ENGR Engineering Technologies
ENGL English
ENVS Environmental Science
ESLG English as a Second Language
ENTR Entrepreneurship
FNCE Finance
FIRE Fire Science
FRNH French
GPHY Geography
GRMN German
HLED Health Education
HPED Health/Physical Education
HSTR History
HMSR Human Services
HUMS Humanities
INTL International Studies
IIOT Internet of Things
ITLN Italian
JAPN Japanese
JRNM Journalism
MKRG Marketing
MTHM Mathematics
MDAS Medical Assisting
MEMS Micro-Electromechanical Systems
MUSA Music/Applied
MUSC Music
NURS Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
OCTA Occupational Therapy Assistant
PACD Police Academy
PHLY Philosophy
PHBT Phlebotomy
PHTG Photography
PEFT Physical Education/Fitness
PEDF Physical Education/Self-Defense
PESP Physical Education/Sports
PEWL Physical Education/Wellness
PSSC Physical Science
PTHA Physical Therapist Assisting
PHYC Physics
PLSC Political Science
PRNS Practical Nursing (LPN)
PSYH Psychology
PBAD Public Administration
QLTY Quality
RDTC Radiologic Technology
RELG Religion
SAFE Safety Technology
SAGR Sustainable Agriculture
SOWK Social Work
SOCY Sociology
SONO Sonography
SPNH Spanish
SDEV Student Development
SRGT Surgical Technology
STNA State Tested Nurse Assisting
TECN Technology
TCMN Telecommunications
THTR Theater
TRSM Tourism
URBS Urban Studies
WTEC Welding
WMST Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Note: Academic divisions offer special topics (090-098, 190-198 and 290-298) periodically. These courses analyze and investigate a specific topic appropriate to content in an instructional area. Topics, student responsibilities and formats for the course are advertised in advance. They are experimental and are not published in the Catalog. Formats for instructional delivery include, but are not limited to, extensive reading, lecture/laboratory and/or field experiences. Credit varies from one to five credit hours. Prerequisite(s) and special fees are determined by the academic division for each specific course.

Divisions may offer individualized studies (099, 199 and 299) periodically. An academic division and its faculty may offer the individualized studies for a specific area of study or special project to enhance the learning experience. Individualized studies are not always published in the Catalog. The faculty and administration of the individual division develop criteria. Credit varies from one to three credit hours. Repeatable up to six credit hours. Prerequisite(s) and special fees are determined by the academic division for each specific course.

The divisions may offer work-based learning experience courses (287, 288 and 289) periodically.

Ohio Transfer Initiatives

The Ohio Department of Higher Education supports credit transfer and the ability of students to transfer effectively between Ohio's public post-secondary institutions of higher education. An approved Ohio Transfer Initiative course may have the following designation(s): 

Ohio Transfer 36 = OT 36

Transfer Assurance Guide = TAG

Career Transfer Assurance Guide = CTAG

Industry Recognized Credential Transfer Assurance Guide = ITAG

Military Transfer Assurance Guide = MTAG

General Education (GE) Requirements

GE REQUIREMENTS: Select at least one course for each of the following GE requirements:

  • GEO1: communication 
  • GEO2: critical thinking 
  • GEO3: digital literacy
  • GEO4: ethics & equity
  • GEO5: health
  • GEO6: integrated knowledge
  • GEO7: scientific & quantitative inquiry
  • GEO8: self and career development

Please note that a single course may be used to fulfill multiple GE Requirements.

GE Requirements addressed in each course are listed in parentheses at the end of each course catalog description.