Extended & Partnership Programs

Lamar Community College makes its educational resources available to citizens throughout Southeastern Colorado through on-campus classes and outreach programs in Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Counties. These classes serve the educational needs of individuals who are unable to devote themselves to full-time study. They include professional skills and continuing education classes, core curriculum classes for academic transfer, avocational classes, and on/off campus evening/weekend associate degree programs.

students-highschoolgirlsConcurrent Enrollment & ASCENT Programs

Dual credit (or Post Secondary Educational Opportunities) courses enable high school students to receive, simultaneously, both high and college-level credit. The primary purpose is to deliver high-quality college experience to high performing high school students. These courses challenge the student in rigorous college-level coursework. To be eligible, students must be at least a freshman in high school. Specific placement tests may be required for admission to some college courses.

Area high school seniors may also choose to participate in LCC’s Accelerating Students through Concurrent ENrollmenT (ASCENT) program by electing to stay in high school for a fifth year to complete college courses. The student remains enrolled in both the district and the college; he or she does not receive a high school diploma until the end of the ‘fifth’ year. The student’s home high school pays for associated tuition. Some schools pay a portion of course materials and fees as well. Students are responsible for course fees and book charges not covered by the district and must take a minimum number of credits each semester. And student participation in ASCENT must be approved by a school administrator.

Contact Del Chase at 719.336.1514 or Del.Chase@lamarcc.edu for more information regarding dual credit coursework or LCC’s ASCENT program.

Customized Business and Industry Training

Continuing Education: LCC offers several courses designed to enable professional development, vocational training or retraining. The College prepares programs in cooperation with other educational institutions, businesses, government, health agencies, and organizations within the community. For more information on customized training, please contact Elizabeth Whitham at 719.336.1582 or email at Elizabeth.Whitham@lamarcc.edu.

Emergency Medical Services

Included in Customized Training is Lamar Community College’s innovative program designed to train students as Emergency Medical Technicians. Basic EMT training including bandaging and splinting, CPR, automated defibrillation, and basic lifesaving skills. The Intermediate course builds on these skills and training in medication administration, advanced airway management, cardiac rhythm interpretation, manual defibrillation, and treatment of allergic reactions. For more information regarding upcoming EMS courses, contact Brandon Sherwood at 719.336.1629 or Brandon.Sherwood@lamarcc.edu.