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Lansing Community College Offers Degree in Insurance and Risk Management

Wednesday, April 10, 2019  
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The insurance industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country, yet they face a crisis when it comes to finding qualified employees.

Insurance companies are seeing their most experienced and qualified workers retiring in record numbers. Employees age 55 and greater make up a significant share of the industry’s workforce, to the tune of 30 percent higher than in any other industry according to a 2018 insurance industry employment and hiring outlook survey.

This means that creating a vibrant insurance professional workforce must happen now, rather than later.

Lansing Community College (LCC) is poised to make a significant impact in the industry’s worker shortage dilemma by being the first community college in Michigan to offer an associate degree in insurance and risk management. LCC Insurance Program Chair, Mary Stucko said, “There are six major insurance carriers headquartered in Michigan employing some 7,500 employees and they have all committed to increasing hiring drastically in the Greater Lansing area.”

Not only can students earn their associate degree at LCC but they also have an opportunity to enter the 2+2 program with Olivet College or Ferris State University, allowing them to complete their first two years and obtain an associate degree at LCC, and then transfer to Olivet or Ferris to complete their bachelor’s degree. Students can choose to enter a 3+1 program that grants a bachelor’s degree after three years at LCC and a final year at Northwood University.

Additionally, LCC is the only community college in the country to offer students in the insurance program the unique opportunity to become a part of insurance fraternity Gamma Iota Sigma, where students will learn, network and develop as insurance industry professionals.

To learn more about the program, registration and employment opportunities please visit lcc.edu/insurance.


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