West campus offers many career paths
LCC's west campus is located at 5708 Cornerstone Drive in Delta Township. Courtesy photo
By Juanita Kelly-Hill
Lansing Community College’s west campus opened in 2004 and is home to the Technical Careers and Workforce Development divisions of Lansing Community College.
The 290,536-square-foot facility is located at 5708 Cornerstone Drive in Delta Township.
West campus offers a number of technical pathways that students can explore, according to Project Coordinator David Stowell.
“We have over 30 certificate and degree programs,” Stowell explained. “(We offer) anything from skilled trades such as automotive, welding, machining, robotics, to our computer automated designs, computer programming, web development, cyber security, technical support, aviation program, digital evidence and legal studies.
“All of our programs offer state-of-the-art technology.”
The west campus even has a police training academy, fire academy program and apprenticeship opportunities.
Bradley Montel, an LCC student who is studying fire science and academy at LCC’s west campus, expressed his appreciation for the training program.
“Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a firefighter,” Montel said. “Attending the fire science and academy program at LCC has really turned my dreams into reality, and I have built some healthy relationships with peers who are like-minded.
Erika Bentley is another LCC student who attends classes at the west campus. She is pursuing her career in legal studies.
Bentley said she wants to work as a legal assistant for a lawyer’s office to gain experience, and then save up enough money for law school to become a lawyer.
“I believe LCC has given me an opportunity to get my foot in the door of the legal world,” Bentley said. “It has prepared me in legal terminology, different career pathways and also networking with lawyers.”
Any students looking to pursue technical careers, career training or apprenticeships can contact the West Campus Technical Careers Divisional Office for more information at (517) 483-1319 or click here.