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 the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 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.