College Tech Prep

The Lakeland Tech Prep Center collaborates with four Career Tech Planning Districts to serve students from over 30 high schools in Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, and eastern Cuyahoga counties. College Tech Prep is a concentrated curriculum designed to prepare students for college and careers as technicians in business technology, engineering technology, information technology, construction management, and healthcare. The program begins in high school and continues through an associate degree at Lakeland Community College. The program also provides students with the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in their field of study. Non-degreed or certificate programs lead to employment in specialized fields. Lakeland’s College Tech Prep program has been recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) for its “Excellence in Education,” by the National Tech Prep Network for “Exemplary Worksite Experience.”

Guidelines for High School Tech Prep Graduates

  • Complete admissions procedures (as listed in admissions/registration section).
  • To apply for College Tech Prep Bilateral Credit, a Bilateral Agreement needs to be completed by students and high school teachers. Students complete this form in their College Tech Prep classroom senior year. The form is then submitted to the College Tech Prep Coordinator for processing. An official final high school transcript must be included with the Bilateral Agreement along with copies of any certification documents. Students who fail to complete the Bilateral Agreement in their senior classroom may contact the College Tech Prep Coordinator to complete the form. In addition, students who want Bilateral Credit by Certification, Exam or Waiver, should obtain a Request for Credit/Waiver for Courses form from the Student Service Center. The eligibility criteria for College Tech Prep Bilateral credit is available through the College Tech Prep Office, the Lakeland Community College website and the Counseling Office Transfer Center.
  • Tech Prep Allied Health high school students may apply to be placed on the appropriate waiting list as soon as they complete their junior year and have obtained the appropriate ACT/SAT score and complete admissions procedures as defined in the health technologies section of this catalog.

College Tech Prep - High School


  • Business Administration
  • CAD Technology
  • Construction
  • Criminal Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electronics/Networking (CNET)
  • Engineering Technology
  • Exercise Science
  • Fire Science
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health Care Technologies
  • HVAC Construction
  • Information Technology/Computer Science
  • Interactive Media Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Welding

Participating School Districts

  • Ashtabula Co. JVS
    • Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties
  • Auburn Career Center
    • Lake and Geauga Counties
  • Lake Shore Compact
    • Lake and eastern Cuyahoga Counties
  • Mayfield Excel T.E.C.C.
    • Geauga, Lake, Portage, and eastern Cuyahoga Counties

Lakeland Community College

(2-year Programs)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Engineering Technologies

  • Cisco Network Security
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology
    • General Manufacturing Major
    • Maintenance and Repair Concentration
  • Construction Management
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Computer Aided Design Concentration
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology
  • Welding and Fabrication Technology

Health Technologies

  • Biotechnology Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Information Management Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Multi-Skilled Health Technology
  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy Technology
  • Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Business Degree

Information Technology and Computer Science

  • Application Programing and Development Concentration
  • Computer Science/Software Engineering Concentration
  • Cybersecurity Concentration
  • Data Analytics Concentration
  • IT Support Analyst Major
  • Operating Systems/Networking Concentration
  • Web Content Developer Concentration

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Degree

Media Technology

  • Audio Recording and Production Technical Major
  • Interactive Media Design and Delivery Technical Major
  • Radio Production and Broadcast Technical Major
  • Video Production and Broadcast Technical Major

Business Management

  • Business Information Management Concentration
  • Entrepreneurship Concentration
  • General Management Concentration
  • Human Resources Concentration
  • Marketing Concentration

Associate of Arts (Transfer) or Associate of Science (Transfer) Degrees

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees are normally pursued by students intending to transfer to a four-year institution for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree.

Bachelor's Degree

Options for degree completion are available through the Ohio Transfer 36 and/or articulation agreements with several Ohio colleges and universities, including Cleveland State University, Franklin University, Kent State University, University of Toledo, and Ursuline College. See the Transfer Center for specific information.