The Division of Extended Learning and Professional Studies includes a variety of departments which are organized as follows:
Business and Community Institute (BCI)
BCI offers corporate trainings to companies residing in the community such as project management, leadership, information technologies, and much more.
Center for Workforce Transition
The Center for Workforce Transition works directly with Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW) and provides services to dislocated and otherwise unemployed workers seeking to navigate the job finding process in a troubling economy.
- Extension Centers
An extension center is a satellite campus of LCC that offers a wide range of academic and non-credit class offerings to a particular locale or region. These centers include but are not limited to the following locations:
- High School Diploma Completion Initiative
HSDCI is designed to provide today's high school dropouts with the tools to be successful in a demanding society and career. HSDCI classes are LCC courses where students earn college credit concurrently while completing diploma requirements. While HSDCI courses are mainstream college courses that are part of curricula at LCC, instructional methods at HSDCI are customized to maximize the learning opportunity for high school students.
- K-12 Relations
The mission of K-12 Relations is to support student recruitment, success, and retention by providing postsecondary education and career preparation (workforce development) options. The vision is to make the transition from high school to college a seamless and rewarding process that exceeds student expectations. The Program includes Hope Scholars, Promise Grants, Eaton Intermediate School District, and the Clinton County Regional Education Service Agency.
- Lifelong Learning
Lifelong Learning offers a wide range of credit and non-credit courses for learners of all ages seeking personal or professional enhancement. Lifelong Learning programming compliments academic programs and promotes learning throughout life. Within the umbrella of Lifelong Learning, we provide:
Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
The SBTDC is an extension of a state program to promote entrepreneurship in Michigan. It offers helpful counseling and seminars for small business owners to be able to define, start, expand, and improve their businesses.
The Early College
TEC @ LCC is a unique opportunity for mid-Michigan high school students interested in transitioning to the college environment while earning their high school diploma. The program is three years in length: entering in grade 11, testing in grade 12, and completion in grade 13.
The programs at TEC are designed for young people who wish to complete their high school diploma and begin career training and their college education. A team of partners, including Lansing Community College (LCC), Ingham Intermediate School District (IISD) and other business and industry leaders are committed to developing a college-level curriculum for diploma completion and advanced training for work in high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.
The University Center houses several institutions of higher education that offer bachelors and masters degrees in coordination with an LCC associates degree. The University Center works with 6 partner Universities including: Ferris State University, Lawrence Technological University, Northwood University, Siena Heights University, University of Michigan-Flint, and Western Michigan University.
Work First/JET is an extension of a federally funded program that helps grant recipients to find and keep employment. They provide individual support for participants in a wide range of workforce development activities including job finding skills, socializing, community service, post-employment training, and other educational experiences.