Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Established 1982
Type Public
Community College
President Dr. Danielle M. Hornett
Students 250
Location 13466 W. Trepania Road Hayward, Wisconsin, USA 54843
Campus Rural
Website Official website

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC) is a technical and community college for the Hayward, Wisconsin area. The college is one of two tribal colleges in the state of Wisconsin (Wisconsin Tribal Colleges). The enrollment averages 550 students. The LCOOC has a main campus in Hayward. More than one-third of students are enrolled at the four outreach sites at Odanah, Bayfield, Hertel, and Lac du Flambeau. [1]

History[edit]

The college was founded by the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in 1982 to serve the tribe and the local Hayward community. The college is one of the two tribal colleges in Wisconsin, which are owned and operated by American Indian tribes. [2]

Mission & Vision[edit]

The LCOOCC provides career, cultural and liberal arts education. More than 70 percent of students are American Indian. The college maintains an open door policy with both traditional and non-traditional students attending. The average age of an LCOOCC student is 34. Smaller class sizes lead to more individualized attention and support; the student-to-faculty ratio is consistently ten-to-one.[3]

Programs[edit]

The LCOOCC offers 17 associate degree, technical diploma programs, certifications and adult continuing education programs.

Partnerships[edit]

LCOOCC is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers certificates and associate’s degree programs, adult basic or remedial instruction, and high school equivalency diplomas. Formal articulation and transfer agreements are in place between LCOOCC and University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, and other public colleges. LCOOCC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. LCOOCC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. LCOOCC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. [4]

Programs[edit]

Associate of Arts
  1. Early Childhood Education
  2. Human Services
  3. Liberal Arts
  4. Medical Office Mid-Management
  5. Native American Studies
  6. Substance Abuse Counseling

Associate of Applied Science

  1. Agriculture & Nat. Resources Management
  2. Casino Operations Management
  3. Medical Assistant

Associate of Science

  1. Accounting
  2. Business Administration
  3. Food and Nutrition
  4. Pre-Health Information Management
  5. Pre-Nursing
  6. Science
  7. Small Business Management
  8. Web Page Development

Certificates

  1. Carpentry
  2. Child Day Care
  3. GIS Technician
  4. Hospitality/Tourism
  5. Medical Transcriptionist
  6. Natural Resources - Field Methods
  7. Renewable Energy
  8. Web Page Development

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