Program Overview

Non-traditional learners and students seeking an advanced education in a skill or trade may wish to consider Lenoir Community College's AAS degree program. This degree will offer courses that focus on gaining the experiences needed to perform as teachers in trade, vocational and adult learning establishments.

The educators at non-traditional learning institutes are responsible for the proper pedagogy of a specific skill. Students are taught through hands-on learning situations to ensure the most applicable understanding. The AAS degree in Occupational Education is designed to enlighten experienced professionals with the necessary teaching skills needed to facilitate a learners' acquisition of technical knowledge. Occupational educators provide the necessary tools and resources needed for students to learn advanced skills to succeed in society, future aspirations and contribute to the local economy.

Students may use this education to stay current in the rapidly changing environment, and solidify a position as a college level educator of certain vocational occupations. The 75 credit hours program builds on a professional’s previous experiences, worth 29 credits of formal training and work experience. This program also introduces students to concepts related to the effective and efficient teaching of a diverse learning community. Student teachers will complete specialized courses delving into topics of study in: Trade & Industrial Education, Occupational Analysis, and Classroom Management. Graduates of the AAS degree program may find careers as instructors in trade, vocational and career colleges, educating individuals on the basic and necessary traits that benefit the general population.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Lenoir Community College is a two-year public school located in Kinston, North Carolina. LCC was established in 1958 by the State Board of Legislation. Lenoir Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System. The school serves nearly 850,000 citizens annually through its primary service area, which includes Lenoir, Greene, and Jones counties.

    Lenoir Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. The College offers many certificates and diploma options requiring less than two years for completion. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, weekend, and in online format. Distance Education courses carry the same academic credit and rigor as traditional on-campus classes and follow the same semester start and end times. Online courses can be hybrid, web-assisted, internet-based, or video courses.


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