Luzerne County Community College

Founded in 1967, Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) is a public, two-year comprehensive college for residents of Luzerne County and surrounding areas throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. To fully engage those in the surrounding areas, LCCC has 11 satellite campuses in addition to its main campus in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. Today, LCCC offers more than 1,000 academic, technical and career-training programs. The broad diversity of programs enables students “to pursue an education consistent with their interests and capabilities and education
and employment demands.”

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The largest college in northeastern Pennsylvania, LCCC is led by Thomas P. Leary, who became the institution’s president in 2008. LCCC strives to “provide excellence in education, foster student success in achievement of goals, and positively impact Luzerne County and the surrounding northeastern Pennsylvania region.”

To that end, LCCC employs 125 full-time and 350 part-time faculty members who work with 250 staff members to meet the educational needs of the residents and business and industry in the Wyoming Valley, including more than 6,300 current credit-earning students.

Beyond its 100 academic programs in education, nursing, criminal justice, business management technology and computer information systems, LCCC offers hundreds of credit free programs, making it the largest supplier of credit-free
education in the area.