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LCO Ojibwa Community College Announces Bachelor's Degree Progams

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College will offer limited pilot courses toward a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Fall 2019.


“We listened to our students and our community through surveys and focus groups. Because of the feedback we heard, we are now able to provide the opportunity to further your education, while staying in your community.” says Dr. Russell Swagger, President of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.


Graduates of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community Colleges’ Associates in Small Business and Associates in Human Services will be offered first priority of application into the respective Bachelor Degree pilot courses. The deadline for this priority is August 2nd.


Graduates of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College in other Associate degree programs will be offered second priority of application into the pilot courses. The deadline for this priority is August 16th.


All other students will be offered third priority into the pilot courses. The deadline for this priority is August 23.


Federal Student Aid is not available to students for these pilot courses. However, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is offering limited scholarships to cover the cost of tuition and fees for students who meet admission requirements to enroll in any of the pilot courses.


LCOOCC is currently seeking accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer fully accredited bachelor degree programs. These pilot courses, along with submission of the necessary application materials submitted Spring 2019, are part of the accreditation process.


HLC will review the application in an onsite visit in early Spring 2020. HLC will notify the College of its decision during late Spring or Summer 2020.


Dr. Swagger shared “While we anticipate that Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College will receive full accreditation by HLC, we believe in having back-up plans. If accreditation is not received by HLC, students who complete the pilot courses will be awarded a Tribal Business Leadership Certificate and Human Services Leadership Certificate respectively.”


To apply for these pilot programs, contact Jimmy White, Recruiter & Admission Specialist at 715-634-4790 or 715-558-5304.


About Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College


The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwa.


Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal community college. Our focus is to help Native students advance themselves in the world, while studying their own history and language. We are an open-door institution which welcomes anyone who would like to work toward a better tomorrow. LCOOCC does not discriminate based upon race and will not deny admission to any Native student regardless of tribal enrollment or affiliation.


Learn more at http://lco.edu