Academic Programs

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Curriculum Guides

Lorain County Community College students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours, exclusive of developmental education courses, in order to graduate. Students planning to transfer are advised to consult with the intended transfer institution regarding any limitation on the number of transfer hours. Choices will require careful academic planning and advice. Students should consult regularly with an academic advisor while attending LCCC. The semester indicated for the specific program courses are suggestions only. LCCC curriculum guides and transfer information for specific colleges are available in Enrollment, Financial, and Career Services division.

Curriculum guides outline all of the coursework required for a particular degree or certificate program. Curriculum guides are primarily used for two purposes:

  • To provide students with a checklist that may be followed throughout their curriculum. By outlining all necessary coursework, a student may “check-off” or “cross-off” courses that have been completed and then easily see which requirements remain to be completed.
  • Curriculum guides are helpful to prospective students and students considering changing programs. They provide a resource to see all of the courses and times involved with particular programs.

Program and Career Pathways

Program and Career Pathway exploratory majors are designed for regularly admitted, degree-seeking students who have an associate degree focus in mind but haven’t narrowed it down to a specific major. This affords these students the opportunity to explore in defined areas of study such as business and entrepreneurship; education; health and wellness; science and math; etc. While in the exploratory major, students are required to meet with their career and academic advisement professional every semester to ensure proper course selection. Additionally, students are encouraged to engage in career exploration activities either through their academic advisor or with a career development specialist in the  career services area. Students may remain in the program and career pathway for up to 24 college-level credit hours.  Upon achieving 24 college-level credit hours, the student will then be required to select a specific major.

Learn more about Program and Career Pathways and exploratory majors

Divisions that offer Academic Programs