LANSING, Mich. - Lansing Community College is now offering an associate degree in insurance and risk management.
For the last several years analysts have been forecasting a significant loss of employees in the insurance industry due to baby boomers retiring and a lack of qualified individuals to replace them. Those in the insurance community have longed voiced the need for new employees to fill the gap.
LCC Insurance Program Chair, Mary Stucko said, "LCC is the first community college in Michigan to offer an associate degree in insurance and risk management. This program provides a wonderful opportunity for those in our region and across the state to enter the insurance field."
As a crisis looms on the horizon in the insurance industry, LCC stands poised to make a significant impact in the worker shortage dilemma.
With the goal of creating a vibrant insurance professional workforce, a group comprised of insurance professionals and educational leaders have come together to provide strategy, recommendations and a keen sense of urgency designed to face the talent crisis head-on.
The insurance program offers the opportunity to enter the 2+2 program with Olivet College or Ferris State University, allowing them to complete their first two years and obtain an associate degree at LCC, and then transfer to Olivet or Ferris to complete their bachelor's degree. Students can choose to enter a 3+1 program that grants a bachelor's degree after three years at LCC and a final year at Northwood University.
Additionally, LCC is the only community college in the country to offer students in the insurance program the unique opportunity to become a part of insurance fraternity Gamma Iota Sigma, where students will learn, network and develop as insurance industry professionals.
To learn more about the program, registration and employment opportunities please visit lcc.edu/insurance.
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.
Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.