Lakeshore Technical College, Herzing University to Provide Flexible Path to Bachelor's Degrees





Students with an associate degree in the Business Management or IT ‐ Network Specialist programs from Lakeshore Technical College will have a new, more flexible option to achieve a bachelor's degree thanks to a partnership announced with Herzing University.

DEGREE UP provides a student‐centered, affordable educational opportunity for Lakeshore Technical College students. Following students' completion of an associate degree and application to DEGREE UP, they can pursue credit from both institutions simultaneously including additional courses through Lakeshore Technical College. This partnership will allow students to get needed educational training while taking advantage of the community college tuition rate for many of the needed courses.

DEGREE UP students will take their courses from Herzing University online or at one of Herzing's brick‐and‐mortar campuses, such as in Brookfield and Kenosha, WI, allowing them to stay and finish their bachelor's degree in‐state. The end result is a bachelor's degree from Herzing University in as little as four years.

"At Lakeshore Technical College our mission has always been student success," said Dr. Michael Lanser, LTC President. "This partnership will continue to give students access to further education, support and job training they need to be successful."

For Herzing University, the DEGREE UP program serves as a nationwide model for career‐focused education. "We want to give all students an equal opportunity to pursue competitive, career‐ready degrees," said Herzing University President Renee Herzing. "Everyone should be able to earn a bachelor's degree in the most efficient manner possible, without having to worry about a difficult transition between schools."

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.<.p>

LTC, a nationally recognized technical college, was recently named a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist. The college was also ranked the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, the #3 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #9 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.

Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $46,800 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

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