As registration for spring semester is underway – classes begin January 16 – Lorain County Community College is offering new degrees, a program to convert IT certifications to college credit and several short-term manufacturing and health care training options.
Cyber and Information Security Degree
The field of cyber security is still evolving right along with technology, generating jobs at a much faster pace than the national average. In fact, information security jobs are projected to grow by 40 percent or more over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
LCCC has an exciting new associate of applied science degree in cyber and information security.
This degree is offered by the division of engineering, business and information technologies and prepares you for employment in a variety of careers in cyber security with roles such as network security specialist, information security technician and cyber security specialist. Short-term and one-year certificates are also available.
“Cyber security is a booming industry right here in Northeast Ohio,” program coordinator Lawrence Atkinson said. “Fraud, identity theft, and trafficking in child pornography have all been identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as serious crimes, and trained experts are needed to track down perpetrators and prevent illegal activities.”
Learn more at one of these information sessions:
- 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9 in room 205 of LCCC’s University Partnership Ridge Campus in North Ridgeville
- 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11 in room 131 of LCCC’s Nord Advanced Technologies Center on the LCCC campus.
RSVP at www.lorainccc.edu/cyber.
Convert IT Certifications to College Credit – Earn Your Degree Faster
If you have earned IT certifications in the past, but need to show you are current with today’s technology or want to earn a degree, LCCC’s Validate IT program can help.
“We can convert old certifications into college credit and then fill in your gaps with other modules to get you up to date or on your way to a degree,” said Hikmat Chedid, professor in LCCC’s Engineering, Business and Information Technologies division.
This program is great for working professionals or employers who want their IT team to stay current with industry standards, Chedid noted. It is a competency-based, project-based program where a detailed assessment of each student’s skills is done to determine what their needs.
“In this program, I am getting educated in the areas where I need to improve and not studying the content I know well,” said Westlake Police Forensics Investigator Richard Johnson said. “I am receiving an education that is tailored specifically to my needs.”
This program allows you to participate in flexible information technology training that is online and self-paced. You get credit for IT experience already earned while working at information technology courses directly linked to industry certifications. Those who successfully complete the Validate IT program receive full college credit from LCCC.
Learn more at one of these information sessions:
- 10 a.m., Wed., Jan 10 in room 201 of LCCC’s University Partnership Ridge Campus in North Ridgeville
- 6 p.m., Wed., Jan. 10 in room 207 of LCCC’s Campana Center for
Ideation and Invention
RSVP at www.lorainccc.edu/validate or call (440) 366-4005.
Jump Start Your Career in Manufacturing with Free Training
The Foundations for Manufacturing Careers Program helps prepare you for entry-level careers in manufacturing. Entry-level positions are needed by manufacturers to increase growth and production and form a substantial portion of the available jobs in Ohio.
Combined with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) training, this free program provides academic, technical and employability assessments and skills. The assessments require mastery of core knowledge and skills that are essential to high performance manufacturing.
This training includes four, five-week fast-track modules offered on a rotating basis so if you miss one you can get it at another time.
- FREE Fast-Track Training
- Earn industry-recognized certifications that move with you
- Attend Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8:15 p.m. for each 5-week module
- Get connected to employers
- Dedicated academic advisor to help you every step of the way.
For more information, call (440) 366-4367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Coding – Physician Office Certificate of Completion
The Medical Coding – Physician Office certificate of completion, starting in spring semester, gives you an in-depth study of the current procedural and diagnosis coding system used by physicians.
These include current year:
- CPT (Current Procedural Terminology)
- ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition,
Clinical Modi cation)
- HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System).
You will have practice scenarios and several exams. You will get a solid foundation in coding principles and learn how to use the coding manuals properly. A mock examination will be held at the end of the course.
Professional Examination Preparation
This course prepares you to pass either the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) or AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) CCS-P professional examinations. You schedule the exam of your choice at your convenience. Information on scheduling exams will be provided by the instructor.
For more information, visit www.lorainccc.edu/health or call (440) 366-4015.
Industrial Safety Technicians Help Keep the Workplace Safe
Do you enjoy being in a variety of work environments, from offices to factories, with the opportunity for local or regional travel?
Careers as industrial or occupational safety technicians give you these kinds of benefits while you help make workplaces safer for employees.
Industrial or occupational safety technicians work with health and safety specialists to conduct tests and measure hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment and the general public. You examine the workplace for environmental or physical factors that could affect employee health, safety and performance.
For more information call Chrissy Cooney at (440) 366-4325 or email her at email@example.com.