Opportunities for all

What kind of educational opportunity are you looking for?

Whether you’re seeking the skills necessary to enter the workforce or looking for an affordable way to start that four-year degree you’ve been dreaming about, your opportunity is at Lakeland.

Start your career

Our career and technical programs will prepare you with the skills necessary for immediate employment.

Transfer to a university

Start with us and transfer to a four-year college or university while saving thousands. Want to stay close to home for your bachelor’s degree? Check out Lakeland’s Holden University Center.

Advance your career

Lakeland offers short-term training opportunities to take your career to the next level.

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Certificate programs
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Academics that give you an advantage

Flexible and in-demand. Our programs, degrees and certificates are designed to meet you where you are on your educational journey … and get you where you want to go.

Everyone’s academic needs are different, so let’s get started.

Are you… ready to jump into the workforce?

Then you’ll want to explore the offerings in applied studies. Our applied studies programs are the fastest way to a real paycheck. You’ll get the training and skills you need for a specific job in business, engineering, health, or technology, criminal justice, accounting, early childhood education and more—allowing you to start working in your chosen field as soon as you leave Lakeland.

Applied Studies Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Business
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Technical Studies

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Are you… eager to build a foundation for a four-year degree?

Then the arts and sciences is where you want to start. By earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in an area of study such as psychology, sociology, American Sign Language, English, communications and more, you’ll be positioned to seamlessly transfer to a four-year college or university.

The Arts and Sciences

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Business
  • Associate of Science

Areas of Discipline

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Languages and Communications
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Go beyond
an associate degree

Through our Holden University Center, you can choose to stay at the Lakeland campus and earn a bachelor’s, master’s and even your doctoral degree from one of our partner colleges and universities.

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Honors Program

From leadership development and service opportunities to travel and social activities, the Lakeland Honors Program is challenging, fun and rewarding. Learn more about our honors-level coursework and honors transfer partnerships here.

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Where academics and the real world meet

Everyone’s journey to the perfect job looks a little different.

We focus on your goals and needs to create a personalized career plan. That could mean helping you find an internship, connecting you with local companies and organizations, or harnessing the collective knowledge and support of our advisory committees.

My experience at Lakeland has been so positive that my new goal is to secure a position with an employer that will help me continue my education even further by pursuing a master’s degree!
Kristen Strebler
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