Lehigh Carbon Community College, located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1966 where it was originally known as Lehigh Country Community College. The school first offered its courses through the former Lehigh County Courthouse, though it moved in 1972 as more m0odern facilities were constructed, allowing for larger enrollment and the ability to offer more programs. The school changed its name to the current in 1994 to bolster enrollment numbers from nearby Carbon County. The school serves as the primary associate degree granting institution for the Allentown area, as well as Carbon and Lehigh counties. In addition the primary campus, the school operates several centers throughout the area to provide more learning opportunities for residents as well as increase the ways in which the school may assist the community. The school serves over 7000 part time and full time students annually.
Lehigh Carbon Community College offers programs that result in either certificates or associate degrees. These programs provide career and technical training or academic transfer opportunities. Students will decide what time of program they wish to pursue prior to registration. Career and technical programs provide schools with the skills and experience necessary to perform tasks and duties required at the entry level in their field of study. Graduates of such programs will be prepared to enter the workforce immediately, having earned their degree or certificate which demonstrates competence. Academic programs allow students to fulfill the first two years of a four year education, and then transfer to a four year institution to complete the remaining two years and receive a bachelor's degree. Noncredit courses are also available allowing adults to simply take courses that suit their interests, or to take courses that may fill an absence in their earlier education.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Lehigh Carbon Community College is an open enrollment institution requiring a minimal set of standards in order to accept students. If students meet these standards, they may apply to the school, submitting with the application all pertinent transcripts and standardized test scores. Once received, students may be asked to take a placement exam and participate in student orientation. Students will then register for classes, having chosen a program of study prior to the start of the semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships, and work study programs available at the federal and state level. Students in need of financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which in turn will provide LCCC with student aid report that will be used to determine the student's financial needs, aid eligibility, and awards. Students may be asked to provide additional financial information as deemed necessary by the financial aid office. External scholarships may also be available from third parties. Such scholarships generally require a separate application and are awarded for reasons other than need, such as merit or ethnicity.
Clubs and Organizations
Student are encouraged to join the many organizations and clubs that call Lehigh Carbon Community College. These clubs allow students to explore their interests with like-minded individuals in a friendly atmosphere provided by the facilities available at the Student Union. Students will find such clubs and organizations allow for the development of bonds between individuals that often last long after the students have moved on, as interests tend to run deeper than just similar coursework. The school provides amenities and a meeting area for clubs to meet with a frequency determined by the individual club or organization.
Clubs and organizations at LCCC include:
- Campus Christian Fellowship
- Horticulture Club
- Global Unity
- Paralegal Club
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,000-$3,600
- Out-of-State: $9,000-$10,800
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $140-$160 per unit
- Out-of-State: $360-$430 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||56%||$4,222|
|Receiving Student Loans||41%||$4,583|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Lehigh Carbon Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Pennsylvania.
|Lehigh Carbon Community College||Lehigh County||Pennsylvania|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1992)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Pennsylvania
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1994)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1972)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Lehigh Carbon Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lehigh Carbon Community College.
- Northampton County Area Community College in Bethlehem, PA (15 miles away)
- Reading Area Community College in Reading, PA (28 miles away)
- Warren County Community College in Washington, NJ (33 miles away)
- Montgomery County Community College - Central Campus in Blue Bell, PA (38 miles away)
- Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA (42 miles away)