The importance of a relevant college degree is more important today than it ever has been. For most careers and professions, an associate or bachelor's degree is a basic requirement. The Early College @ LCC is designed to provide motivated students a head start on their college program, expense free (tuition and books are provided).
Students will earn up to sixty college credits or an associate degree as they are completing their high school requirements. College tuition, textbooks and CATA bus passes are free. Given the costs of tuition, room and board, that is a savings of $25,000 - $50,000.
The Early College @ LCC will place an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Careers in these areas have grown the most consistently over the last generation, and that is expected to continue. This program is meant to prepare and excel motivated students for their academic futures.