Lakeshore Technical College Expands Flexible Class Options to More Programs




CLEVELAND – Recognizing that many students need options to accommodate their busy lifestyles, Lakeshore Technical College is reaching out to those students by expanding their flexible learning options in emerging fields. Online classes, and blended classes, which combine classroom learning with online learning, afford students the flexibility of studying anywhere, and anytime, without the costs associated with transportation and child care. These options provide meaningful training, successful job placement, and serve students who need to juggle family and job responsibilities.

"The increased level of flexibility through online classes and blended classes, opens the door to a college education for many students," says Ed Janairo, Dean of Business and Technology. "We have now expanded those flexible course offerings into other programs."

One of the programs that offers 100% online learning is LTC's marketing program. The four-semester course of study prepares graduates for work in many areas, including as sales coordinators, associate product managers, marketing managers, and brand managers. Combined with practical experience, many graduates use their marketing degrees to begin their own businesses.

According to a recent graduate survey, median salary for LTC graduates in this program is $42,481.

Another program that offers flexibility is LTC's Early Childhood Education program which offers students the opportunity to take the class in a blended format. This format gives the student flexibility in the event that a student misses a class due to a work conflict or other absence. This program is designed to teach students about basic early childhood development as well as prepare them for a future career in early childhood education. The four semester course of study prepares graduates for work as preschool teachers, early childhood teachers and child care center directors.

According to Jennifer Irish, Early Childhood Education Coordinator, opportunity abounds in this field. "It's a great way to get started as there are many full and part time opportunities with an associate degree," says Irish. "It can also be an excellent springboard to bachelor's degree."

According Tech Connect, service that tracks job openings for Wisconsin Technical College System graduates, over 1000 full or part time positions in the early childhood education field are open in the state.

Anyone interested in upgrading their job skills, training for a new career, or obtaining an associate's degree in marketing or early childhood education is encouraged to enroll in Fall Semester classes at Lakeshore Technical College.

For more information on either program, call 1.800.GO.TO.LTC or visit:

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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