Core Theme One: Workforce and Economic Development

LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, most programs and services are still operating remotely. Select "learn more" to access a list of face-to-face and hybrid classes for fall quarter. Applications for emergency funding assistance are still being accepted for fall quarter, which starts September 21. - Learn More.

Core Theme One: Workforce and Economic Development


Key Performance Indicators

1. Provide quality professional/technical education for employment, skills enhancement, and career development. a. Student performance
b. Demonstration of program competencies
c. Licensure/certification rates
d. Placement rate in the workforce
2. Partner with business, community groups, and other educational entities to provide workforce development and customized programs and services. e. Employer satisfaction
f. Relevance of programs
g. Client assessment of programs and services


Strategic Initiative: Refine and revise our program mix to better serve the community, ensure that all students have access to viable career pathways, and expand our mission to incorporate bachelor of applied science degree programs.

Planning Category Annual Priorities
  • Implement Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education.
  • Explore future Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Update Curriculum & Program Review template to incorporate diversity/equity and career pathways concepts for all programs.
Student & Community Engagement
  • Promote workforce programs, including the new Multicraft Trades certificate program.
  • Implement GraduationPlus collaborative initiative with K-12 partners, including offering regular FAFSA workshops.
  • Identify sustainable model and partners for the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
  • Upgrade electrical system in Welding lab.
  • Explore use of space in workforce programs (Vocational and Don Talley Buildings).
Copyright 2018 Lower Columbia College | All Rights Reserved.