LCCC and Stark State: Here, Together, for You
August 13, 2020: When times get tough, people look to community
colleges to chart a course for a better future. That has always
been true in the past, and it’s true today as, for example,
Northeast Ohio works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The region’s four community colleges — Cuyahoga Community
College (Tri-C®), Lakeland Community College, Lorain
County Community College (LCCC), and Stark State College
— are here to serve you at this critical moment.
These valuable institutions can help you keep moving forward
even as uncertainty grips daily life. The schools have options
to meet your needs whether you’re looking to start college,
change careers, improve skills, or adjust plans due to health or
financial concerns linked to the coronavirus crisis.
Tri-C, Lakeland, LCCC, and Stark State
are committed to keeping tuition affordable and student loan
debt low, with scholarships and financial aid packages that may
allow one to attend at little to no cost.
The four schools offer high-quality courses to build a
graduate’s résumé and eventually secure employment, connecting
you to in-demand jobs in our communities. Examples of available
educational opportunities include:
Certificates and fast-track training in programs like business,
IT, and health care services;
Associate degrees and course credits that easily transfer to
four-year schools to apply toward bachelor’s degrees; and
Professional development and certifications to update skills.
Hope and optimism grow at the same pace as knowledge at the
institutions. Ask your family and friends. Odds are, more than a
few of them have studied with at least one of the schools.
Collectively, nearly 100,000 students attend the four schools
each year. They know what the schools known: that community
colleges are the go-to institutions for building a solid
foundation for a career.
Fall semester courses begin later this month.
Classes will be offered in-person and online, and significant
safety measures have been implemented to help our communities
prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In a world changed by the coronavirus, seize an
opportunity to change yourself at a community college. There are
skills to gain, lessons to learn and positive momentum to build
as we collectively work toward a better tomorrow.
Enrollment is ongoing at all four colleges, with academic
counselors available to help one find an individual path.
According to their respective presidents, Tri-C, Lakeland, LCCC,
and Stark State are here to serve the student and community
together—Marcia Ballinger, President, Lorain County Community
College; Morris W. Beverage, Jr., President, Lakeland
Community College; Alex Johnson, President, Cuyahoga
Community College; and Para M. Jones, President, Stark