5 New Programs Coming to Lakeshore Technical College

Changing workforce needs drive the college to offer new programs.




In response to evolving workforce demands, Lakeshore Technical College is preparing to introduce new programs. “Lakeshore is committed to proactively addressing workforce challenges within our communities and excited about five prospective programs we are aiming to introduce,” says Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen. 

Lakeshore is developing an accredited Dental Hygienist associate degree program. According to Lightcast 2023 data there are 169 open positions within Lakeshore’s district area. 

In late spring, Lakeshore will begin offering Commercial Driver License Entry Level Driver Training. Employers with employees required to drive class A, B or C vehicles can register for the theory courses and behind-the-wheel skills instruction. Upon completion, employees can apply for their CDL through the Division of Motor Vehicles. 

Lakeshore anticipates its Foundations of Teacher Education associate degree program to start this fall. Students will learn to serve as paraprofessionals who assist teachers in K-12 classrooms. Courses in this program will also serve as electives for an education emphasis in the General Studies Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs designed to transfer into four-year university settings to earn a bachelor’s degree in education.

A Funeral Services associate degree program has an anticipated fall 2024 start. Lakeshore students will take general education and businesses courses through Lakeshore and core funeral services courses through Milwaukee Area Technical College. Lakeshore will coordinate with local funeral homes for on-site instructional experiences. 

Lakeshore’s Digital Court Reporting and Transcription program is projected to be offered for the first time in fall 2024. The program focuses on preparing students to work in courtrooms and other environments where the use of artificial intelligence is growing.

Information about Lakeshore’s more than 70 programs can be found at gotoltc.edu.  


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About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college educating more than 9,000 students annually. Students enroll at Lakeshore to master real-world, employable career skills and start their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Lakeshore faculty and staff are focused on providing each student an individualized learning experience.
Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized two-year college. The college was ranked #2 in the nation by Washington Monthly, #17 in the nation by Forbes, #20 in the nation by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist five out of the last six years, and named the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.
Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore each year, and associate degree graduates report earning a median salary of $59,899 within six months of graduating. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore educates students at learning campuses in downtown Manitowoc and downtown Sheboygan. Classes are also offered at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at gotoltc.edu