Lansing Community College


Lansing Community College seeks to apply Carl D. Perkins V funds to improve student performance in Career and Technical Education providing a well-educated and skilled workforce for our region. Funding will support student support systems, equipment, and resources for curriculum improvement. To this end, the College will work to achieve an efficient and purposeful process to meet performance compliance requirements. Participating divisions, programs, and individuals will work collaboratively and responsively to support the College in this vital and essential improvement effort.

Perkins Documents

Who is eligible to apply for Perkins Funding?

LCC academic programs designated by the State of Michigan as State-approved Occupational Programs are eligible to apply for Perkins funding for instructional equipment and projects, as well as professional development and training. Perkins funding is also used to support special population students enrolled in occupational programs through tuition grants, and other support services. 

How do I know if my program is a State-approved Occupational Program?

You can confirm your program is a State-approved Occupational Program and eligible to receive Perkins V funding by contacting your Perkins Steering Committee Representative, Penny Tucker, or Tricia McKay.

What can Perkins funding be used for?

The purpose of Perkins V funding is to develop, coordinate, implement, and improve Career and Technical Education in Occupational Programs. Funding requests should meet the needs identified in LCC’s Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment, assist with improving and strengthening the Core Performance Indicators, and be used when other funding sources are not available.

Perkins funding may be used for:

  • Academic Integration
  • Administration
  • Career Guidance, Counseling, and Placement
  • Economic Development and Customized Training
  • Instruction, Career and Tech Education, Special Populations
  • Instructional equipment
  • Instructional Supervision and Support, Special Populations
  • Professional Development
  • Program Planning and Development
  • Pupil Support Services, Special Populations (eligible for all occupational programs, not just state-approved occupational programs.)
  • Secondary Linkages – Tech Prep
  • Worksite Instruction

For additional information, view the Michigan’s Department of Education, 2022-2023 Perkins V Use of Funds Guide. (Cited from the State of Michigan, Department of Education, Perkins V website

What should my program consider before applying for Perkins funding?

Before applying for Perkins V funding, programs should consider the following questions: 

  • Does the activity address a core performance indicator that is deficient?
  • Is the activity new or does it improve or expand an existing program?
  • Does this activity support the development of a new or existing program of study/pathway?
  • Are there data to support the identified need for the proposed activity, and can the impact of Perkins V funding be measured?
  • Does this activity address “Required Uses” of Perkins V funds (Perkins Act, Section 135)?
  • How long has Perkins V funded the activity?
  • Was the activity funded during the previous year by non-Perkins funds?
  • Is the activity required by federal, state, or local law?


If you're a part-time or full-time student enrolled in an occupational program, the Perkins V Grant can help you heighten your career knowledge in your chosen field and gain the academic, vocational, and personal skills you need to perform well on the job. These free, individually tailored supportive services include:

  • Comprehensive personal career guidance and counseling, including vocational assessments and job search assistance
  • Career exploration and planning workshops
  • Internship opportunities
  • Child Care Assistance Attendance costs (tuition and fees) Transportation costs, costs of uniforms or other supplies, as well as other approved items that will limit the barrier to attendance
  • Services for students with disabilities, such as but is not limited to:  testing and other accommodations, technical support, in-class assistance, and other services that would be an appropriate accommodation as needed by the individual student
  • Academic and occupational tutoring services that are specifically designed for Perkins students and include the use of interactive computer software and technical equipment
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) advising tailored to Perkins program participants
  • Additional instruction outside of class for students pursuing health-related careers
  • Support services for economically disadvantaged, displaced homemakers and single parents, limited English speaking, non-traditional and educationally disadvantaged students

For additional information, view the Center for Student Support webpage, call 517-483-1924, email, or visit at:
Downtown Campus
Gannon Building
411 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933.

Occupational Programs at LCC

All programs listed below are occupational, which means students enrolled may be eligible for support services. Those listed below in bold represents it is a state-approved (S) occupational program to which additional funding is available.

If your program would like to become a state-approved (S) occupational program, please contact the Perkins Coordinator.

Program Title Degree Curriculum Code O/S
Accounting AB 0162 S
Accounting CA 0714 S
Accounting CPA Exam Preparation AB 0255 S
Advanced Management CA 0280 S
Agricultural Technology AAS 1451 O
Airframe Maintenance Technology AAS 0757 S
Airframe Maintenance Technology CA 1036 S
Allied Health AAS 1814 O
Architecture Technologist AAS 1809 O
Architecture Technology AAS 1455 S
Automotive Technologies AAS 1791 S
Automotive Technologies CA 1790 S
Automotive Technology:  Advanced Electric Drive/Alternative Fuels CA 1792 O
Automotive Technology: Brakes and Suspension Systems Specialist CC 1793 S
Automotive Technology: Electrical and HVAC Diagnostic Specialist CC 1794 S
Automotive Technology: Engine and Transmission Overhaul Specialist CC 1795 S
Automotive Technology: Engine Performance and Drivability Specialist CC 1796 S
Basic Aviation Technology CC 1037 O
Basic Emergency Medical Technician CC 1817 O
Bookkeeping CC 1292 S
Building Construction CA 0135 S
Building Construction CC 1714 O
Building Construction AAS 1766 O
Building Maintenance CA 1481 S
Business GA 1821 O
Business Administration AB 0243 S
Business, Enhanced AB 1822 O
Business Transfer Studies AA 1622 O
Chemical Technology AAS 0163 S
Child Development and Early Education CA 0133 S
Child Development and Early Education AAA 1637 S
Child Development and Early Education CC 1815 O
Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification Preparation (CCNA) CC 1469 O
Civil Technology AAS 0178 S
Cloud Computing AAS 1839 O
CNC Machine Technology CC 1797 O
CNC Machine Technology CA 1798 O
Communication, Journalism, and Language GA 1823 O
Communication, Journalism, and Language, Enhanced AAA 1834 O
Community Paramedicine CC 1819 O
Computed Tomography CC 1816 O
Computer Aided Design CC 1799 O
Computer Aided Design CA 1800 O
Computer Aided Design AAS 1801 O
Computer Graphics Animation [Fa2023] AAA 0284-Disc S
Computer Networking Technology AB 1453 O
Computer Programmer/Analyst AB 0113 S
Computer Programmer/Analyst CC 0969 S
Computer Security and Controls CC 1818 O
Computer Software Tester CA 1633 O
Computer Support Specialist AB 0713 O
Computer Support Technician AAS 0743 S
Computer Technician CA 0168 S
Computer Technology Basics CC 0844 S
Conservation and Sustainability AS 1840 O
Conservation and Sustainability CA 1844 O
Construction Management AAS 1634 O
Construction Management CA 1635 O
Control Panel Wiring CC 1471 S
Correctional Officer CC 0840 S
Criminal Justice AA 0146 S
Criminal Justice - Corrections AAS 1209 S
Criminal Justice - Digital Evidence Specialist CC 1802 O
Criminal Justice - Digital Evidence Specialist AAS 1803 O
Criminal Justice - Juvenile Specialization AAS 1475 S
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement AAS 1210 S
Customer Energy Specialist CA 0893 O
Customer Energy Specialist AAS 1022 O
Cybersecurity AAS 1832 S
Cybersecurity Foundations CC 1833 S
Dental Hygiene AAS 0279 S
Digital Media: Audio CC 1457 S
Digital Media: Audio Recording/Production CA 1448 S
Digital Media: Cinematography CC 1450 S
Digital Media: Transfer AAS 1452 S
Digital Media: Video/Cinema CA 1454 S
Digital Media Specialist AAS 1458 S
Drone Pilot and Maintenance CC 1825 O
E-Business AB 0839 O
E-Business CA 0845 O
Education AA 1624 O
Education GA 1843 O
EKG Technician CC 1442 O
Electrical Apprenticeship CA 1570 O
Electrical Machine Controls CC 0966 S
Electrical Technology AAS 0134 S
Electrical Technology - Construction CA 0759 S
Electrical Technology - Control Maintenance CA 0760 S
Electrical Utility/Lineworker CA 1468 O
Electrical Utility/Lineworker AAS 1783 S
Electrical Wiring CC 0964 S
Emergency Medical Services AAS 0276 S
EMS Instructor-Coordinator CC 1638 O
Energy Auditor CC 1813 O
Energy Industry Fundamentals CC 1777 S
Energy Management Specialist AAS 1606 O
Engineering/Physics AS 1619 O
Environmental Technology [Fa2023] AAS 0793-Disc O
Field Sales and Marketing AB 0190 O
Financial Institutions AB 0103 S
Financial Institutions CC 0151 S
Fire Science Academy CC 0709 S
Fire Science Technology AAS 0123 S
Fire Science/Basic EMT AAS 1057 S
Geospatial Science CA 0834 S
Geospatial Science Technician AAS 0224 S
Graphic Communication AAA 1533 S
Graphic Design CA 1020 S
Group Fitness Instructor CC 1704 O
Heating and Air Conditioning CA 0832 S
Heating and Air Conditioning AAS 0836 S
Heavy Equipment Repair Technician CA 1041 S
Heavy Equipment Repair Technician AAS 1055 S
Human Resource Management AB 0712 O
Human Services AAS 0915 S
Human Services CC 1199 S
Human Services CA 1201 S
Human Services - Aging Studies CC 1806 O
HVAC/R-Energy Management Engineering Technology AAS 1257 S
Industrial Maintenance Technician CA 1484 S
Industrial Manufacturing Engineering Technology AAS 0110 S
Information Technology Foundations CC 0766 O
Inside Wireman Apprenticeship AAS 1445 S
Insurance and Risk Management AB 1804 O
Insurance and Risk Management CC 1838 O
International Business AB 0240 O
IoT Specialist [Fa2023] CA 1713-Disc O
Journalism AA 1628 O
Juvenile Justice CA 0916 S
Kinesiology/Exercise Science AAS 1639 O
Legal Studies AB 0101 S
Legal Studies Post-Bachelor CA 0744 S
Local Corrections Officer CC 1810 O
Long-Term Care Nurse Aide CC 1025 S
Machine Tool Technology CA 1470 S
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology CA 1602 O
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology AAS 1632 O
Management CA 0249 S
Management and Leadership AB 0245 S
Manufacturing Engineering Technology AAS 1359 S
Marketing AB 0204 S
Marketing CA 0225 S
Massage Therapy CC 1255 S
Massage Therapy CC 1826 S
Mechanical Systems CA 0147 S
Mechanical Systems AAS 0173 S
Medical Assistant CA 1811 S
Microsoft Office Specialist CC 0841 S
Mid-Michigan Police Academy CC 1707 S
Mobile Application Developer CA 1712 O
Music Technology CC 1358 O
Neurodiagnostic Technology CA 1808 O
Neurodiagnostic Technology AAS 1812 O
Nursing - PN Option CA 0235 S
Nursing - RN Option AAS 0222 S
Paramedic CA 0272 S
Patient Care Technician CC 1784 O
Personal Trainer CA 1705 O
Pharmacy Technician CC 1024 O
Phlebotomy Technician CC 1010 O
Photography CC 0963 S
Powerplant Maintenance Technology AAS 0745 S
Powerplant Maintenance Technology CA 1035 S
Pre-Professional Health Studies AS 0754 O
Professional Fitness Leader [Fa2024] AAS 1703-Disc O
Radiologic Technology AAS 0196 S
Sales Specialist CA 0242 O
Sign Language Interpreter CA 0187 S
Sign Language Interpreter AAA 0282 S
Sterile Processing Technician CC 1017 O
Surgical Technology AAS 1021 S
Surveying and Materials Technology CC 1011 S
Teacher Paraprofessional CC 0829 O
Teacher Paraprofessional AAS 1039 O
Ultrasound: Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS 0790 S
Vascular Technology CC 1604 S
Veterinary Nursing AAS 0287 O
Web Site Developer CC 0843 O
Welding Technology CA 0156 S
Welding Technology AAS 0186 S
Welding Technology CC 1356 S
(NOTE: Subject to change without notice)

Core Performance Indicators (CPI)

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 focuses on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthening the connections between secondary and postsecondary education and improving state and local accountability.

Each state is responsible for developing an accountability system that assesses its effectiveness in achieving statewide progress in career technical education. State and local performance is measured by three core indicators for postsecondary education.

State performance targets for each indicator in postsecondary education are established by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Local targets are then negotiated with the state based on the state-level targets. The Carl D. Perkins Act requires that recipients meet at least 90% of the local performance target for each indicator.

Retrieved from Ohio Higher Ed, Department of Higher Education

1P1: Postsecondary Retention and Placement (Perkins IV 3P1 & 4P1)

The percentage of CTE concentrators who, during the second quarter after program completion, remain enrolled in postsecondary education, are in advanced training, military service, or a service program that receives assistance under title I of the National and Community Service Act of 1990, are volunteers as described in section 5(a) of the Peace Corps Act, or are placed or retained in employment.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who, during the second quarter after program exit 1) remain enrolled in postsecondary education, or 2) are in advanced training, or 3) are in military service, or 4) are in a service program that receives assistance under title I of the National and Community Service Act of 1990, or 5) are volunteers as described in section 5(a) of the Peace Corps Act, or 6) are placed or retained in employment.
  • Denominator: Number of CTE concentrators who exited a program in the reporting year.
2P1: Earned Recognized Postsecondary Credential (Perkins IV 1P1 & 2P1)

The percentage of CTE concentrators who receive a recognized postsecondary credential during participation in or within one year of program completion.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who received a recognized postsecondary credential 1) during participation in, or 2) within one year of program exit.
  • Denominator: Number of CTE concentrators who: 1) are enrolled in a CTE program of study, or 2) exited a program of study in the reporting year.
3P1: Non-traditional Program Enrollment (Perkins IV 5P1 & 5P2)

The percentage of CTE concentrators in career and technical education programs and programs of study that lead to non-traditional fields.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators enrolled in programs leading to a non-traditional field for their gender.
  • Denominator: All CTE concentrators of any gender enrolled in a CTE program leading to a non-traditional field.


CTE = Career and Technical Education

CTE Concentrator

A postsecondary student who:

  • Earned at least 12 credits within a career and technical education program or program of study; or
  • Completed such a program if the program encompasses fewer than 12 credits or the equivalent in total.


A CTE concentrator who is no longer enrolled in a CTE program of study.

Non-Traditional Fields

Occupations or fields of work, such as careers in computer science, technology, and other current and emerging high skill occupations, for which individuals from one gender comprises less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work.

Special Populations - the term “special populations” means -

  • individuals with disabilities;
  • individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults;
  • individuals preparing for non-traditional fields;
  • single parents, including single pregnant women;
  • out-of-workforce individuals;
  • English learners;
  • homeless individuals described in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act;
  • youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system; and
  • youth with a parent who -
    • is a member of the armed forces; and
    • is on active duty.

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Who do I contact if I have questions about Perkins V?

If you have questions about Perkins V, the application process, or completing reports, review the Perkins V Grant Guidebook, or contact Tricia McKay or Penny Tucker. You can also contact your Division Perkins Steering Committee representative, Associate Dean/Program Director, and Dean.  They are willing and able to assist you with questions, needs, and concerns. 


Tricia McKay
Program Director, Child Development and Early Education 


Penny Tucker
Project Coordinator, Academic Affairs 


Dana Cogswell
Director of Institutional Research


Brittney Villarreal
Purchasing Services


Anita Lycos
Financial Analyst

Megan Garrett


Jeanne A. Donado, GPC
Grants Development Coordinator

Community Education & Workforce Development (CEWD)

Lee Gardner
Director, Job Training Center & Centralized Services


Felipe Lopez Sustaita
Associate Dean, Center for Student Support

Sophia Estrada-Ferreira
Special Populations Project Coordinator

Ashlee Podleski
Coordinator, Adult Resource Center

Kate Sutton
Care Service Manager, Center for Student Access


Kent Wieland, Associate Dean
Business, Communication, and the Arts

Dawn Cousino, Director
Communication, Media, and the Arts

Betsy Burger, M.A.Ed., RDH

Marianne Croze, MSA, CPT
Associate Dean

Danielle LaFleur
Business Manager

Zack Dilber
Project Coordinator


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