President's Message

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Welcome to Lorain County Community College – where your academic and career achievements are our top 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. LCCC was named First in the Nation for Student Success by the American Association of Community Colleges – meaning your success is at the heart of everything that happens here.

Our programs are designed for you to smoothly progress from your first class, to graduation, and on to your career – whether a new field or advancing up the career ladder.  If you haven’t fully defined your goals, LCCC’s 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 60 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 is proud to offer the first applied bachelor’s degree in Microelectronic Manufacturing (MEMS) available in Ohio. Like many of our programs, the MEMS degree curriculum includes paid internships that get you career training while earning your degree.

For more than 50 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 and LCCC is here to help you turn your dreams into reality. I encourage you to get involved, work hard and reach out when you need help – we are here for you!

Please take some time 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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