The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwe.
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College fosters the highest level of student success in academic and personal growth by providing an advanced technological education that integrates Ojibwe culture throughout the curriculum. We are an institution that serves the educational and cultural needs of the community and individual student goals, while empowering purposeful, skilled action that sustains Ojibwe culture.
The college curriculum will reflect identified needs and interests of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa by providing academic, vocational, adult basic education, cultural, and community programs. The primary purpose is to meet the needs of the Native American population and maintain an open door policy.
Provide quality instruction for academic and personal enhancement.
Offer appropriate curriculum leading to Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, one-year certificates, specialized certificates, and programs of cultural enrichment.
Maintain open enrollment.
Foster student academic performance as well as growth in areas of cultural interest and social development.
Help develop resources and technical assistance for community projects and community research.
Function as an information and educational resource in the community. Provide leadership for cultural preservation. Facilitate training for tribal economic development.
Statement of Principle
All students in associate degree and certificate programs need to complete courses that meet the General Education Requirements. The General Education Program at LCOOC is intended to provide a foundation for future academic and career success. It presents an array of disciplines enabling our students to make informed decisions, develop an understanding of diversity, and create enthusiasm for learning. Built into the foundation of LCOOC is the strong heritage and ethnicity that the college and the community have to offer. While meeting the needs and standards of a sound General Education, LCOOC has incorporated materials in the curriculum coursework to include the culture, wisdom, and self-determination of the Lake Superior Ojibwe.
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