By Jay Sigal

LCCC’s University Partnership will offer classes at the LCCC Ridge campus beginning fall 2018. Classes will be held at the 45,000 square foot advanced technology training center located at 32121 Lorain Road in North Ridgeville. “Our goal is to be the very best within this sector of higher education,” said Dr. John Crooks, associate provost and dean of the partnership program.

Students attending LCCC can, through the University Partnership program, complete their required studies and receive an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree, all without having to leave the county.

The primary teaching focus will be IT and advanced nursing technologies. The Ridge campus boasts a technologically advanced IT infrastructure as well as a nursing simulation facility. Students enrolled in these programs will be introduced to the collaboration between the two.

Additionally, the University of Toledo will offer their entire classroom content, including their new Project Management curriculum, through the LCCC Ridge campus.

The University of Akron will also have significant classes offered.

There are 57 bachelor’s degree programs in place as well as 11 master’s degree programs. A doctorate degree in Education is available through LCCC and the BGSU partnership. There are 14 certificates, endorsements, and licensure programs available as well.

Ohio’s first Applied Bachelor of Science degree in microelectronic manufacturing is also available through the universities partnerships at LCCC.

The LCCC University Partnership program was established by vote of the citizens of Lorain county.  Created in 1995, the mission is to make such degrees available to Lorain county residents desirous of pursuing higher level degree programs.