Program Overview

Laramie County Community College is located within Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming. The campus' location within Cheyenne and it's close proximity to many government organizations creates various educational opportunities for students within the Associate of Arts in Public Policy and Administration program. 

Students within the program will strengthen the expertise that is required for entry-level positions within many government work settings. The program is also designed for students that are interested in transferring to a four-year educational institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science.  

The program may be completed entirely online and allows students to finish coursework or assignments at home. Courses within the program offer flexible and convenient schedules while delivering a quality education. 

The Associate of Arts in Public Policy and Administration program requires 67-68 credit hours and lasts for two years. There are four semesters, each having a different credit requirement and course schedule.  The first semester requires 16-17 credits, the second semester requires 17 credits, the third requires 16 credits and the fourth semester requires 18 credits. Some courses that will be offered during the fall semester of the second year are Public Speaking, Principles of Macroeconomics, Western Civilization I, U.S. to 1865, Politics of State and Local Government, and Sociological Principles.

Laramie County Community College splits the Associate of Arts in Government Studies into two “tracks”. The two tracks have different educational focuses. The American and Comparative Government track is more theory based whereas the Public Policy and Administration track has more of a practical approach. Both tracks will cover topics such as social problems, the government response to social problems, and opportunities in service learning. 

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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


    Must be one of the following in order to apply:
    • High school graduate
    • General Educational Development (GED) recipient
    • Over the age of 18 and can demonstrate the ability to benefit from instruction

    School Overview

    Laramie County Community College is a two-year public school located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. LCCC was established in 1968 and now has campuses in Cheyenne and Laramie and outreach centers at F.E. Warren Air Force Base and in Pine Bluffs.

    Laramie County Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Academic divisions include: Arts and Humanities; Business, Agriculture, and Computer Technology; Education, Natural, and Social Sciences; Health Sciences and Wellness; and Workforce and Community Development. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend in traditional classroom settings as well as in online courses and teleconference courses. The school has articulation agreements with nearly 20 universities to make sure that most classes will transfer.


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