LCC to Offer Insurance Degree This Fall

By Rebecca Morgan

LANSING, Mich. – LCC will offer an associate degree in insurance beginning with the fall 2018 semester.

For 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 of a shrinking labor pool.

LCC President, Brent Knight said, "LCC is the first community college in Michigan to offer an associate degree in insurance. This is a great opportunity for our region and the state. There is a great need for insurance agency professionals and we are poised to make a significant impact in the industry's worker shortage."

In an effort to create a vibrant 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 looming talent crisis head-on.

The insurance program will offer an opportunity to enter the 2+2 program with Olivet College or Ferris State University where the student will complete their first two years at LCC obtaining an associate degree, and then transfer to Olivet or Ferris to complete their bachelor's degree. An opportunity exists with Northwood University to enter the 3+1 program with the first three years at LCC and the final year at Northwood earning a bachelor's degree.

LCC is the only community college in the country to offer students in the insurance program the unique opportunity to become a part of the insurance fraternity, Gamma Iota Sigma; where students will learn, network and develop as insurance industry professionals.

Registration for classes has begun. To register, or to learn more about the program visit our Insurance Professionals page.

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.