LCO Praised by Accreditation Team

Aug 15th, 1998 | By | Category: 10-1: Teaching Math and Science, Tribal College News

Last spring the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC) passed another milestone. In March an on-site evaluation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) examined all aspects of the college and recommended “…that LCOOCC continue its accreditation with NCA until 2005-06. ” The recommendation followed an exhaustive self-evaluation that spanned 1-1/2 years and involved the entire college community.

The NCA evaluation team chair in his team report wrote; “…it should be pointed out that LCOOCC is viewed by its local constituents as much more than a college. It is deeply imbedded into the social, economic, political, cultural fabric of the community. It clearly is the center of the community’s vision in terms of not only promoting higher education, but also in terms of bridging cultures; creating a sense of hope and prosperity for future generations; and providing a central ‘place’ for the community to gather and celebrate–to ponder their collective talent, pride, achievements, and aspirations. This ‘blending’ of the College with the community has been accomplished at a level rarely observed in today’s world of higher education.”

The college’s curriculum emphasizes job-oriented two year degrees and one year certificates. Programs in Business, Allied Health, Native American Studies, Carpentry, Computer Science, and Pre-nursing are among the more popular programs offered. The college is located in Hayward, Wis.

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