- Academic Programs
LSC offers two types of programs – Programs for Transfer and Technical Programs
Programs for Transfer:
Associate in Arts (AA) Degree
Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) Degree
Associate in Science (AS) Degree
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MTC)
The MTC is a package of 40 semester credits that will be accepted for transfer by all Minnesota community colleges, state universities, the University of Minnesota, and many private colleges.
Business Careers Computer Careers
Public Safety/Emergency Response Careers
Trade and Industry Careers
LSC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. More information is available directly from:
North Central Association of Colleges & Schools Higher Learning Commission 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 (312) 263-0456 or 800-621-7440
The following individual programs also have program accreditation from the professional associations indicated:
Auto Service Technology: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Dental Hygiene: American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA-CDA)
Medical Assisting: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
Medical Laboratory Technician: National Accreditation Agency of Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
Practical Nursing: Granted Initial Candidacy by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Professional Nursing: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Physical Therapy Assistant: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Radiologic Technology: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Respiratory Care Practitioner: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoArc)
Surgical Technology: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)
The following programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing:
- Complaint Process
LSC desires to resolve all student grievances, complaints, and concerns promptly and fairly. Most student complaints are resolved informally after they are brought to our attention. LSC has a formal process to address complaints that cannot be resolved informally. Complaints may also be lodged directly with MnSCU and/or LSC’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission. Students who reside outside the State of Minnesota may file a complaint with the regulatory authority in their home state.
LSC Policy – Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment
LSC Policy – Student Complaints and Grievances
LSC Student Complaint Forms – Student Complaints Forms
MnSCU Board Policy – Student Complaints and Grievances
Higher Learning Commission – Complaints Against an Affiliated Institution
Students Who Reside in Other States – Student Complaint Information by State
- Disability Services
LSC provides access to programs, services, and activities to students with documented disabilities, as required by law. When an individual requires an accommodation, the individual is required to provide current documentation of their disability. Reasonable accommodations may include test taking accommodations, alternative text, early registration, and sign language interpreters.
- Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination
Lake Superior College is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and education. The College’s Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504 and the ADA is:
Coordinator, Disability Services
- Intellectual Property and Copyright Infringement
The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject students to civil and criminal liabilities and, depending on the circumstances, may violate the LSC Student Code of Conduct or Policy and Procedure with respect to Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources.
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office.
LSC Policy – Academic Dishonesty (Part 6, Subpart A)
LSC Policy – Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources
LSC Procedure – Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources
U.S. Copyright Office – www.copyright.gov
- Faculty / Staff
Persons employed as faculty members are required to meet MnSCU established minimum qualifications appropriate to their fields. The minimum qualifications include educational requirements as well as teaching and learning competency requirements. In appropriate cases, they may also include related occupational experience and state and/or national industry licensure or certification.
A list of faculty and administrator credentials is on page 204 of the 2016-17 LSC Catalog.
- Online Education – State Authorization
Lake Superior College makes a good faith effort to comply with all state laws and regulations that apply or may apply when students who reside outside the State of Minnesota take online courses through LSC.
LSC is a member of SARA – the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. SARA is an agreement among member states that authorizes member colleges to offer online courses and programs to students residing in other member states. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by colleges in other states.
In rare cases, LSC refuses to accept online students from states in which it is impossible or impractical for LSC to obtain authorization to offer online education. Potential online students who reside outside the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin are advised to check the LSC State Authorization List to determine whether LSC accepts online students from their home states.
- Student Privacy Rights
Under Minnesota law, directory information on students is public data that must be disclosed upon proper request. Lake Superior College has designated the following information on students as directory information:
1) student’s name
2) major field of study
3) dates of attendance
4) enrollment status (e.g., full-time or part-time)
5) degrees, honors, and awards received
6) date of graduation
8) LSC student e-mail address
Students who do not wish the College to release this information about them may direct that any or all of their directory information be withheld from public disclosure by making an online request to the Office of the Registrar. Once made, the directive will be remain in effect until the student rescinds it.
In addition, the following information is designated as limited directory information which may be released to the Lake Superior College Foundation: student’s address, telephone listing, and email address.
Under the Solomon Amendment, LSC is required to give military recruiters access to campus and to provide them with “student recruiting information” (including name, address, telephone number, academic major, and other similar information) on current students each semester. Students may opt-out of the military recruiting list by notifying LSC of their desire to do so.
Notification of Rights under FERPA and the MGDPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 10 days after making a request for access.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA or the MGDPA.
3. The right to provide written consent before the college discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
LSC Policy – Confidentiality of Student Records
Transfer in: Lake Superior College accepts courses in transfer that it determines to be comparable or equivalent to specific courses it offers. College-level courses that are not comparable or equivalent to specific courses taught at LSC are accepted as electives.
Transfer out: The College or University to which a student wishes to transfer will determine whether course credits earned at LSC are accepted in transfer to that institution. It is advisable to make early contact with potential transfer institutions as an A.A. Degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum can be customized to meet those institutions’ requirements.
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MTC)
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum is a set of courses that, upon completion, will be accepted by other Minnesota public colleges and universities in satisfaction of undergraduate general education requirements.
Lake Superior College has entered into formal agreements (called Articulation Agreements) with other educational institutions to accept credits from LSC toward specific academic programs. See the link below to a list of LSC’s current Articulation Agreements:
LSC Course Outlines – View Course Outlines
LSC Policy – Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer
LSC Procedure – Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer
List – LSC Articulation Agreements (search results for LSC will automatically display on Mn Transfer site)
MnSCU Policy – Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer
MnSCU Policy – Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Minnesota Transfer – Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
MnSCU – Transfer Resources
National – Transferology
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