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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

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]

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Type Public
Community College
Established 1982
President Dr. Diane Vertin
Students 650
Location 13466 W. Trepania Road Hayward, Wisconsin, USA 54843
Campus Rural
Website Official website

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HistoryEdit

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 & VisionEdit

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]

ProgramsEdit

The LCOOCC offers 13 associate degree, technical diploma programs, certifications and adult continuing education programs.

PartnershipsEdit

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]

ProgramsEdit

Associate of Arts
  1. Early Childhood Education
  2. Human Services
  3. Liberal Arts
  4. Native American Studies

Associate of Applied Science

  1. Agriculture & Nat. Resources Management
  2. Casino Operations Management

Associate of Science

  1. Accounting
  2. Pre-Nursing
  3. Science
  4. Small Business Management

Certificates

  1. GIS Technician
  2. Hospitality/Tourism
  3. Ojibwe Language Specialized Certificate

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