Academic & Career Pathways in CCP

CCP students are eligible for a variety of academic and career pathways that can lead to further education and career goals.

Academic Pathways

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, earning an associate degree leads to higher salaries and increases the likelihood of getting hired. Completing an associate degree before transferring to a four-year university can increase the likelihood of completing a bachelor's degree, save students money, and improve their earning compared to students who transfer before completing an associate degree. Students who complete an associate degree will also satisfy all requirements for Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36).

Lakeland Community College has over 140 Degree and Certificate programs!

For information regarding popular CCP classes and course equivalency, please visit our resources for students, parents, and counselors webpage.

If you would like to set up an appointment with an academic counselor, please call the Student Service Center at 440-525-7050.

Career Pathways

CCP students are able to earn credits toward job-ready certifications and degrees! This makes them employable in high-demand jobs immediately after high school! Obtaining a certification or degree in one of these in-demand fields is important in today's competitive market!

Not sure what you want to do? Take this Career Coach Quiz to find the path that is right for you!

The programs listed below are some that are available to CCP students:

*These select programs are available as certificate programs to students with a grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better and a "B" or better grade in high school English. These students will only be able to take classes within the CERTIFICATE program they choose. The select programs align with Ohio Department of Education's industry-recognized credentials. These students also must meet the other new CCP students admissions requirements. Please contact the Lakeland CCP Office at if you are interested in one of these certificate programs. 

Transfer Information

The Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) enable students to streamline credit transfer among the state's public institutions of higher education to find the best pathways to degree completion and launch successful careers.

The OGTPs are designed to provide a clearer path to degree completion for students pursuing associate degrees who plan to transfer to an Ohio public university to complete their bachelor's degree. The OGTPs also constitute an agreement between public community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements and will be counted and applied toward the bachelor's degree. Students still must meet all university program admission requirements.

A student who completes all of the coursework within a major-specific Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway (OGTP) will be eligible to earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science degree from an Ohio public community college. The completion of the OGTP will be recorded on the student's transcript, and upon transfer to an Ohio public university, all coursework taken as part of the pathway will transfer to the university toward the completion of a bachelor's degree in an equivalent field.

Students are encouraged to communicate transfer plans early and consult with a counselor to discuss the options available through the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways.





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