Education – Post-Secondary

Lehigh Carbon Community College is approved as an institution of higher education by the Department of Education and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges.  The College is authorized to award Associate degrees as well as certificates and diplomas in a variety of study areas. Lehigh Carbon Community College responds to the needs of the community by providing affordable, accessible, and high-quality education. LCCC is a student centered learning Institution providing an environment of best practices that engages and challenges students, advances intellectual curiosity, fosters lifelong learning with quality teacher-student contact and use of current technology.  It is the college’s belief that in acquiring these competencies students will develop confidence in their academic potential and recognize their own strengths.

Lehigh Carbon Community College seeks to offer to those individuals who have the ability to benefit, programs and services related to the following components of a comprehensive community college:
– career programs
– developmental and remedial education
– lifelong learning and community education and
– transfer programs.

The John and Dorothy Morgan Center for Higher Education (pictured above) hosted classes for the first time in Fall 2003. This 38,000 square foot learning site provides students in the region with a convenient, close-to-home option for affordable, high-quality education. The Tamaqua campus offers a variety of courses that can be used toward completing an LCCC degree in Biotechnology, Business Management, Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice Administration, Human Services, Nursing, and a Practical Nursing Certificate.