Starting in January, Lehigh Carbon Community College students will be taking classes in Jim Thorpe instead of Nesquehoning.
LCCC will be opening its new Carbon County site at 1100 Center St. in Jim Thorpe. The new site is next to Jim Thorpe High School.
"The Jim Thorpe site offers our students in Carbon County access to LCCC's strong academic programs combined with excellent facilities and the convenience of an improved location," said Ann Bieber, acting president of the community college.
The Jim Thorpe site will feature its own LCCC entrance, smart classrooms, Wi-Fi Internet access, a large, fully furnished student lounge for students; a large, outdoor veranda; computer lab; and off-street parking. Staff will be on hand to provide students with assistance for admissions and advising, access to the LCCC bookstore and express service for registration.
LCCC has had a presence in Carbon County since it was in the Carbon County Vocational Technical School in 1994. LCCC moved to the Nesquehoning site in 1999. The school has about 900 students from Carbon County enrolled in its programs.
LCCC Nesquehoning will move to the new location in Jim Thorpe for the start of the spring 2014 semester on Jan 10.