LCCC trustees approve plan to move forward with bachelor’s degrees

CHEYENNE, WYO. – At the Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 11, the board unanimously approved the proposed Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in two fields: applied management and healthcare administration.

In the motion, the trustees also authorized LCCC President Joe Schaffer to submit the applications to the Wyoming Community College Commission for approval at the WCCC meeting taking place on Oct. 24. If approved there, LCCC will submit these to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is the entity that oversees and authorizes regional accreditation for the seven Wyoming community colleges. 

The opportunity for LCCC to offer applied bachelor’s degrees began with approval by the Wyoming Legislature during the 2019 session. A resolution passed by the LCCC Board of Trustees allowed the college to move forward with seeking authorization to begin the approval processes. A recent WCCC meeting authorized LCCC to continue with the approval process and bring the proposed programs back to them in October.

LCCC expects a site visit from the HLC this December to assess its readiness to offer these programs. It is anticipated that HLC would make a decision sometime in early 2020 whether to approve the programs and, if so, LCCC would start classes in the fall of 2020.

For more information about these possible program opportunities, contact Jeff Shmidl at 307.778.1343 or jshmidlFREELARAMIE.