Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in Economics program at Lansing Community College is designed for students that are interested in transferring to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree within the field of economics. Students that complete the program will satisfy the MACRAO Transfer Agreement requirements. The MACROA Transfer Agreement is an enrollment agreement between Lansing Community College and a number of Michigan’s two-year and four-year educational institutions. The A.A. in Economics program can also be completed entirely online. 

In order to be eligible for graduation, students will need to complete a total of 60 credit hours. Within those 60 credits, students will need to complete 32 General Education, 19 to 20 Major, and eight to nine Elective credits. Some courses that will offered throughout the program are Principles of Accounting I, Principles of Economics-Micro, Principles of Economics-Macro, Precalculus, and Calculus with Applications.

Upon graduation, students will be able to use people, land, raw materials and other resources to produce various services and products. Instructors will strengthen essential skills within various areas of economics such as research, data analysis, trend evaluation, and model development. Courses will also educate students on topics such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international trade. 

Economists may work within settings such as universities, government, businesses, and financial institutions. Students may find possible careers such as an auditor, budget analyst, financial advisor, and loan officer. Graduates that advance their education may find potential careers within areas of upper-level management and leadership. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    • Prospective students that are 18 years or older are able to attend by submitting an application.
    • High school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the High School Dual Enrollment Program.
    • Home school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the Home School Program.

    School Overview

    Lansing Community College is a two-year public school located in Lansing, Michigan. LCC was founded in 1957 by Phillip Gannon. Lansing is the third largest community college in Michigan based on enrollment size and holds classes at off-campus learning centers throughout the Lansing region and in Howell and St. Johns.

    Lansing Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Classes are offered in traditional and off-campus formats and are held during the day, evening, and weekends for optimum convenience. Off-campus learning includes: online courses, telelearning, The University Center, and off-campus learning locations.


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