We enrich lives through learning.
Our mission. Our passion.
Founded in 1937, Lamar Community College is a learner-centered, open enrollment, two-year post-secondary institution. As part of the Colorado Community College System, LCC is committed to providing its more than 1,000 students with:
- Transfer programs that qualify students for admission to four-year colleges and universities.
- Educational offerings that meet the occupational needs of students in technical and vocational fields.
- Developmental education to build basic academic skills.
- Opportunities for perpetual learning and lifelong development.
- An environment that supports learners and learning.
- A comprehensive program for assessment of student learning focused on enhancing student success.
LCC Vision Statement
“At Lamar Community College, we are committed to providing the highest quality education in an environment of service excellence.”
LCC Core Values
Respect – We show consideration and thoughtfulness in relationships with colleagues, students, external stakeholders and community members.
Integrity – We strive to acquire and steadfastly adhere to high moral principles, honesty and professional standards
Open Communication – We endeavor to reach levels of communication processes, structures, and networks that guide our college, make decisions, seek future opportunities, and communicate those decisions and actions to our internal and external stakeholders.
Valuing People – We respect the commitment to the development of faculty, staff, administrators and students. We strive to develop an understanding of internal and external stakeholders’ contributions to the college. We vow to recognize excellence, passion and a fulfillment of academic and professional goals.
2017-2020 Strategic Plan
We recently created a new strategic plan that will help shape the future of Lamar Community College. Peruse the plan below or download a printable version.
Located on the golden plains of southeastern Colorado, the College has developed a special concern for the educational needs of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Counties. Yet its unique programs, small class sizes, dedicated staff, and idyllic setting make it a preferred educational destination for the State of Colorado, the nation, and the world.
Students choose Lamar Community College for various reasons. Some seek skills and knowledge to enter the workforce. Still others come to study in one of our signature programs, to seek a bachelor’s degree through one of our partnerships with several four-year colleges and universities, or to continue their athletic careers against top-level competition. Whatever the reason, you will excel as a part of our close-knit learning community.
LCC’s alumni include an Academy Award nominee, successful businesspersons, ranchers, farmers, professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and others. Born of a pioneer spirit, LCC is dedicated to providing quality education to help students maximize their potential and succeed in our fast-paced, ever-changing world.
Lamar Community College is authorized to provide post-secondary education programs by the State of Colorado and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
For questions or complaints, contact an LCC staff member, the President’s Office, or the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
Policies & Notices
LCC Custodian of Records
All CORA requests for Lamar Community College must be submitted to the Colleges Custodian of Records, Chad DeBono, located at 2401 S. Main, Lamar, CO 81052. See the procedures, including timing and costs, for filing a CORA request.
This is in compliance with the Colorado Community College System Procedure SP3-110.
Notice of Non-discrimination
Lamar Community College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Lamar Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.
The College has designated Jennifer Mortimeyer/Director of Human Resources as its AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AA), OFFICER, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EO) OFFICER, 504 COORDINATOR, AND TITLE IX COORDINATOR with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. If you have any questions, please contact JENNIFER MORTIMEYER/DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES at (719) 336-1572, EOandTitleIX@lamarcc.edu, or 2401 S Main St, Lamar, CO 81052.
You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.