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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering two new degree programs in court reporting and histotechnology that will prepare graduates for entry level positions with promising employment opportunities.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Court Reporting, offered in partnership with Luzerne County Community College, will teach students the skills required to work as a court reporter at the county, state and federal levels or succeed in a freelance position. Students will learn keyboarding and master writing the spoken word at speeds of more than 225 words per minute using computerized shorthand machines and computer-aided transcription (CAT). Additional career options include broadcast captioning and computer-aided reporting for the hearing impaired.

Through this partnership, students will take their general education requirements at Lehigh Carbon and degree specific courses through Luzerne. A total of 71 credits are required.

The A.A.S. degree in Histotechnology, offered in partnership with Reading Area Community College, is designed to develop highly skilled and ethical histologic technology providers. Students will learn skills to work in a histology laboratory, learning to process body tissues for microscopic examination, frozen section assistance, embedding techniques, microtomy and special staining techniques. Graduates of the program will be prepared for an entry level position as a histotechnician and will be eligible to take the Certified Histotechnician exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Students will take their general education courses through LCCC and their histotechnology courses through Reading. A total of 61 credits are required.

Both degrees launch in the fall semester, with classes starting Aug. 29. For information on these or any of the other programs that LCCC offers, contact Admissions at 610-799-1575 or