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Thomas P. LearyThomas P. Leary, President

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Welcome to Luzerne County Community College, and thank you for visiting our website, where you can find information about how our College can meet your education and training needs.

Luzerne County Community College has been serving our community since we first opened our doors on River Street in Wilkes-Barre in October 1967. As our community and the world around us evolved, we continually upgraded and expanded our programs, services and facilities to stay current with education and workforce training needs. Today, we offer more than 100 degree, certificate and diploma programs and an extensive array of non-credit programming to almost 16,000 students each year.

So much has changed, yet one constant remains the same - our mission to serve our students and the community.

The number one priority of the staff at Luzerne County Community College is to support our students and ensure their success in meeting their academic and career goals. Each student comes to LCCC with unique learning and support needs based on his or her educational history, special interests, and life situation. At LCCC, we provide each student with individual attention so we can identify the best programs and services available to meet those unique needs.

To meet the unique needs of our students, we make education and training available throughout the region, serving the community at our 167-acre main campus in Nanticoke, our 10 off-campus sites, including dedicated sites in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Berwick and Shamokin, and through Distance Education. We have transfer agreements with over 40 baccalaureate degree-awarding institutions. We provide basic literacy skills education. Tutoring, honors studies, dual enrollment, and developmental studies are just a few of the ways we serve our students’ varied learning needs. The Schulman Art Gallery, 40 student clubs, 10 athletic programs and career services also support student learning. Our Workforce and Community Development Division serves business and industry by delivering programs that meet their workforce needs and enhance the economic growth of our region.

I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about how Luzerne County Community College serves our students and the community. But don't stop there. To really appreciate our college, you should visit our main campus in Nanticoke or one of our dedicated sites in Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Berwick or Shamokin. Our admissions counselors will be happy to give you a tour and explain the programs and services we offer that will meet your individual learning and support needs.

Everyone at LCCC is here to serve you and is dedicated to helping you receive the best education at the most affordable price to achieve whatever career goals or interests you wish. We’re here to help you. Please contact us and let us know how we can.

An Important Message to our LCCC Family from President Thomas P. Leary:

Dear LCCC Family,

In the past few days, as I have watched the continuing reports about the desecration of our democracy that took place at the U.S. Capitol, I have thought about the responsibility we as an educational institution have in teaching and practicing the importance of civility and the free exchange of ideas. We all recognize that we will experience disagreement, but we must remember to respect the thoughts, opinions, and differences of others.

We know that we face many challenges, but it is important for us to be able to simply agree to disagree, and to never tolerate such acts of violence against others. It is the responsibility of all of the members of our college community to promote and foster the respect and ability to engage in civil discourse.

Please join me in reaffirming our commitment to the values of our College of sustaining a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all to learn and work. The strength of our Trailblazer Community lies in our ability to join together, and to support and help each other to achieve our greatest potential, especially during difficult times. Thank you.

Thomas P. Leary

Joanie Minor
Assistant to the President

Paula M. Labenski
Executive Assistant to the President & Board of Trustees