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Public Administration A.A.S. (LPO)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking careers in government or other public organization policy and administrative leadership or those already employed in a government or public agency who seek to enhance their professional skills in the realm of public organization and leadership.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • plan and formulate public policy.
  • manage, organize, and implement operations in the public arena.
  • propose and implement the public budget process.
  • evaluate and manage employment issues and concerns in the public arena as compared to the private sector and distinguish similarities and differences.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 College English I 3
MAT 105 Intermediate Algebra 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
PSC 233 Introduction to Public Administration 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
Elective Science 3-5
PSC 141 American Federal Government 3
LPO 201 Diversity in Public Organization Leadership 3
Semester Total 15-17
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 111 Speech 3
LPO 205 Public Personnel Management 3
LPO 208 Public Organization Budgeting 3
LPO 210 Essentials of Grant Funding 3
PSC 142 State and Local Government 3
Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
LPO 215 Public Labor Administration and Negotiations 3
LPO 217 Legal Aspects of Public Organizations 3
LPO 220 Research Methods for Public Organization Leadership 3
Electives* Social Sciences/Humanities 6
Semester Total 15
Credit Total 60-62

*Suggested electives in Spanish strongly recommended.

Note: Up to 12 credits may be offered for students dependent on prior experience and training in compliance with LCCC policy as stated in the College catalog. Each student’s situation will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine compatibility with courses in the degree program.